Ocean Beach Wellness and Rehabilitation Center

Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics are proud to announce the opening of the Ocean Beach Hospital Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. The Center will open in early 2021. This brand-new, state-of-the-art facility is 2,400 square feet in space and will house both outpatient Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. The site will feature two private treatment rooms, five additional treatment spaces, an open gym concept, a significant increase in cardio and strengthening equipment, and several new opportunities for the delivery of outpatient care. Physical Therapy services will be delivered in its current locale (second floor of the main hospital) until the official opening.

The Ocean Beach Wellness and Rehabilitation team consists of four full-time Doctors of Physical Therapy and one Occupational Therapist.  We also have a team of three Patient Care Advocates and Authorization Specialists.

Ocean Beach Physical Therapy

Ocean Beach Physical Therapy provides one-on-one treatment for patients in outpatient, acute, and post-acute care settings. All treatments are tailored specifically to suit the needs of each patient and reflect an evidence-based approach. With an emphasis on manually guided treatment, our objective is to return each patient to early, active movement as soon as possible.

The primary goal at Ocean Beach Physical Therapy is patient empowerment. We intend to encourage every patient to be actively engaged in their rehabilitation. This involves constant patient education, assessment, re-assessment, and progression from manual treatment to active movement.

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions regarding Physical Therapy, please contact us at 360-642-6328. We look forward to working with you.

Post-acute care

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 workers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists–collaborate to provide around-the-clock care for every post-acute-care patient in our program.

Special programs

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 Director of Rehabilitation, Brandon Higa, PT, DPT, OCS, is certified in the 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 the 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.


  • Lower back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Knee pain

  • Sports injuries

  • Weakness

  • Fall risk/balance deficits

  • Total knee replacement

  • Rotator cuff repair