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Physical Therapy Irvine CA

Physical Therapy Irvine CA – Our Main Location

When you do a search for physical therapy Irvine, you’ll find other practices…many of them big-box clinics that drive dozens of patients through the doors every hour. At St Marina Physical Therapy, we do things different. Our care isn’t based on profit margins, it’s based on patient needs. Each patient that comes into the practice is treated like family. Please don’t take our word for it though, check out our physiotherapy reviews on Google and Yelp.

Your Experienced, Professional, and Friendly Physical Therapy Clinic Staff Providing
One-On-One Care
Excellent Equipment and Facilities

Physical Therapy Irvine

Welcome to St Marina Physical Therapy, where effective, personal care
is provided by the physical therapist & owner Wassiem Abdumalik, PT. Our care isn’t just a claim or a promise…it’s what we deliver every day.

We are now located at:
St Marina Physical Therapy
113 Waterworks Way #230
Irvine, CA 92618
TEL: (949) 770-1911
FAX: (949) 770-1985

Click here for the map and directions. If you have any pains or problems that you would like us to address, don’t hesitate to contact us.


A Google Review from a Happy Patient Patient that Searched for Physical Therapy Irvine

Google Review

Outstanding staff
and service.

Very courteous and professional. I had torn ligaments in my ankle and Wassiem made me feel better in a couple of sessions. I would strongly recommend him to anyone seeking the highest quality of physical therapy.

-David Serif, M.D.


With St Marina Physical Therapy, you’re in the hands of experienced professionals who are serious about your care. We are dedicated to getting you out of pain and back to living your life, and to ensure you feel great about your experience with us.

Spine, Sports and Orthopedics – Check Out Our Services Here.
We treat a wide range of physical problems. These includes repetitive strain and overuse injuries, postural dysfunction, chronic neck and back pain, pre- and post-operative care, whiplash, headaches, as well as the strains and sprains of the athletes and weekend warriors. We Utilizes various techniques and modalities, including two invaluable methods. The McKenzie Method and Strain and Counter-strain both provided by a specialized and certified physical therapist.

Quality Care
At St Marina Physical Therapy, appointments are scheduled, allowing for concentrated time to work one-on-one with your licensed physical therapist. This allows us to combine hands-on treatment with education and exercise for the most effective treatment.

McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Treatment for Back Pain

The McKenzie Method is a well researched approach to the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of neck and lower back pain.  The combination of both a thorough interview and a series of very specific movements allows us to accurately classify you and develop a custom treatment plan for your spinal pain.  At the heart of the care is a combination of both hands-on treatment and a specific home program that we provide each patient.  If you are interested in learning more about the McKenzie Method, please click here.

The mechanical diagnosis a treatment approach allows us to identify patients with the following issues:

  • Postural Syndrome
  • Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Derangement Syndrome

What Other Areas of the Body Do You Care For?

With almost 20 years of experience, we care for a variety of conditions besides spine pain.  Shoulder pain, knee pain, arthritis related pain, and much more.

New clinical research helps us better understand the underlying cause of pain.  Much of the care provided depends on you as a person, your history of pain, other things that are going on in your life and the other types of treatment you’ve experienced.

Successful treatment includes the following in almost every case:

Patient Education – it’s imperative that you understand what’s going on with your body.

Manual Therapy – hands-on techniques can enhance the recovery process.  Manual therapy can relax tight muscles, loosen stiff joints, and calf a painful nervous system.

Neuromuscular reeducation – when you’ve experience a painful injury or the gradual onset of pain, it’s important to help the muscles recover normal movement patterns.  This is where therapeutic exercise comes into play.  Graded movement is added to your home program and progressive movement patterns are prescribed over the course of your care.

We Understand…There are Many Treatment Options.  For Those that are Skeptical About Seeing a Physical Therapist First, We Offer These High-Quality References:

Physical therapist directed care has been proven to result in successful recovery from a variety of painful conditions.

Of course there are no guarantees but common sense is that before you try aggressive, expensive, and sometimes addictive treatments, you should try conservative, affordable, and clinically proven physical therapy.  It is truly first-line treatment for most movement disorders.

For those that are interested in diving deep into the clinical research, here are some references:

Lower back pain: Conclusions. There was a lower risk of subsequent medical service usage among patients who received PT early after an episode of acute low back pain relative to those who received PT at later times. Medical specialty variations exist regarding early use of PT, with potential underutilization among generalist specialties.
Reference: Management Patterns In Acute Lower Back Pain

Neck pain: Specific strengthening exercises of the neck, scapulothoracic and shoulder for chronic NP and chronic CGH are beneficial. Future research should explore optimal dosage.
Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27317503

Shoulder Pain: These results suggest that at one-year follow-up, operative treatment is no better than conservative treatment with regard to non-traumatic supraspinatus tears, and that conservative treatment should be considered as the primary method of treatment for this condition.
Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24395315

Knee Pain:  You might not want to rush into knee surgery. Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorous study to compare these treatments concludes.  Therapy didn’t always help and some people wound up having surgery for the problem, called a torn meniscus. But those who stuck with therapy had improved as much six months and one year later as those who had arthroscopic surgery right away, researchers found.
Reference: http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/19/17371367-therapy-often-as-good-as-surgery-for-knees-study-finds?lite

Arthritis Pain: A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study showing that physical therapy is just as effective as surgery in patients with meniscal tears and arthritis of the knee should encourage many health care providers to reconsider their practices in the management of this common injury, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Reference: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1301408#t=abstract

Neck, Back, Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Ankle Pain…We Can Help

Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you with a personalized physical therapy treatment program.

We are a provider for most insurance plans.

CALL TODAY at (949) 770-1911