Peninsula Physical Therapy at Ocean Beach Hospital provides one-on-one treatment for patients on an inpatient, outpatient or post-acute care basis.
All treatments are tailored specifically to suit the needs of each individual patient, and reflect an evidence-based approach. With an emphasis on manually-guided treatment, the objective is to return the patient to early, active movement as soon as possible—whether the ultimate goal is to resume running, to compete in the state basketball playoffs, to go for a walk or simply to get to the mailbox. We’ve worked with children as young as seven years of age to adults who are in their early 90s.
Peninsula Physical Therapy has one private and one semi-private treatment room, as well as an open gym area. Cardio equipment, free weights, resistance bands, hand weights, a total gym gravity training system and more are available to our various treatment programs.
Post-acute care offers a facilitated transition from an extended hospital stay to the home environment. Patients are admitted to the post-acute care program for conditions that may include total knee replacement, total hip replacement, hip open reduction and internal fixation, cerebral vascular accident, pneumonia, prolonged urinary tract infection, and generalized weakness/de-conditioning. Our rehabilitation team–including physicians, nursing staff, social worker, physical therapist, and occupational therapist–collaborate to provide around-the-clock care for every post-acute-care patient in our program.
The Otago Balance Program
The Otago Balance Program is a well-researched, evidence-based method for reducing the risk of falls. It includes an individual strength and range-of-motion assessment, neurological screening and functional testing. Our doctor of physical therapy will guide you through exercises and movement patterns with the goal of transitioning you to an independent home program. Our lead physical therapist, Brandon Higa, PT, DPT, OCS, is certified in implementation of this program.
The Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance (PEP) Program
The PEP Program is a well-documented program designed to reduce the risk of non-contact ACL injuries in youth athletes. A key component of the program is development of proper neuromuscular control—a factor shown to reduce injury incidence rates. Studies have documented injury reductions of up to 74 percent as a result of this program.