All Star Physical Therapy opens in Ramona

Passionate about delivering exceptional care, All Star Physical Therapy Inc. has branched out to East County to open a clinic in Ramona.

The new physical therapy clinic opened July 5 at 1338 Main St. in the Sun Valley Shopping Center and is one of All Star’s 19 locations in Southern California.

“They started in Fallbrook in 1985,” said Susan Kenyon, director of All Star’s Ramona clinic. “Three physical therapists and an occupational therapist got together and decided to run a company the way they thought a company ought to be run. They thought it could be done ethically and still be profitable and it turns out they were right.”

From a treating therapist point of view, Kenyon said she really likes the fact All Star therapists see no more than two patients per hour instead of trying to squeeze in more patients, which could reduce the amount of care a patient receives.

Kenyon, a 21-year Ramona resident, said she became a physical therapist because she wanted to help people. While she initially considered a nursing career, Kenyon said she found physical therapists actually have more hands-on time with patients, working with them to reach their goals.

Those goals could be golfing again, getting back to maintaining a vineyard, or being able to play on a computer.

“And being able to help them reach their goals is very rewarding,” she said.

Common problems that bring patients are knee replacements, shoulder injuries, ankle injuries, low back pain, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, and gait and balance.

Inside the new clinic is a large waiting room, a gym/treatment area, and three private therapy rooms. There are three TVs, including one in the waiting room, to keep patients occupied.

Among the equipment is an elliptical machine that Kenyon said is great to help people get rid of a limp, treadmills…

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