Welcome to Palm Desert Physical Therapy and Golf Fitness! We are an outpatient physical therapy clinic located near Country Club and Washington in Palm Desert, conveniently located near Sun City. Our clinic has served the Coachella Valley since November 2003 and is managed by Julia Zuniga, who is a Physical Therapist specializing in Outpatient Orthopedics. The clinic is fully equipped to treat any musculoskeletal conditions, such as joint/soft tissue injuries, balance deficits, and arthritic conditions just to name a few. We also provide post-surgical rehabilitation for all orthopedic procedures, including joint replacements and other operations.
Palm Desert Physical Therapy Now Accepts Tri-Care! We enjoy working with active duty and non-active duty military personnel and their families.
Same Day Appointments Available. Call to schedule today (760) 345-3087.
– Pelvic Floor / Urinary Incontinence Program –
We also offer a Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation program for the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions, including bowel and bladder dysfunctions and pelvic pain. Julia Zuniga is our Pelvic floor Rehab Specialist/Physical Therapist. We offer a specialized treatment program that yields wonderful results for our patients helping them regain control of their bladder and bower function and decrease pain. Appointments are discreet and provided one-on-one with our Physical Therapist.
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Palm Desert, CA provides expert care for a wide range of conditions, click the links below to learn more or call to schedule with a Physical Therapist.
Physical Therapist & Clinic Director Julia graduated with a Masters Degree from Loma Linda University. Prior to joining Palm Desert Physical Therapy, she was employed at Eisenhower Medical Center working in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders and has received additional training through numerous continuing education courses to specialize in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. Julia also speaks fluent Spanish.
Jessica Chavez, PTA
Jessica Chavez is a Physical Therapist Assistant that comes to us with a strong passion of outpatient physical therapy. Originally from Grand Haven, Michigan she came to California to work with the best in the PT field. She has 10 years of experience as a PTA working in all areas of the field of Physical Therapy, including hospital inpatient, pediatrics, aquatics, manual therapy, and outpatient clinics. “What keeps me smiling everyday is the drive and passion I have to problem solve and assist patients to decrease their pain and help them return to a better functioning human”. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and shopping.
Alan Gwin, PTA
Alan has been working in the physical therapy field since September 1990, beginning in the Physical Therapy Department at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA. He received his Physical Therapy Assistant License in December 1997 and continued to work at Desert Regional Medical Center until 2009, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Alan has experience working in trauma, orthopedics, acute rehabilitation, wound care, skilled nursing, home health, and outpatient physical therapy.
Personal TrainerGino is a Palm Springs native. He is certified as a Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Professional, Expert-Rated personal trainer, and CPR certified. He is trained in Skeletal Therapy Massage techniques, and by the American Red Cross to be a CPR/AED instructor. He volunteers for our local Search & Rescue team. When not working, he loves to surf, train in mixed-martial arts, and compete in Jui Jitsu tournaments. Gino is also a self proclaimed “Husband & Father of the Year”, 5 years running!
Barbara is the Office Manager at Palm Desert Physical Therapy and has had the pleasure of working here since 2005. She has great customer service skills, working extremely well with the patients and our staff. This customer service is experienced from the setting up of the patient’s initial evaluation to any follow up calls after their physical therapy ends. The comment most heard is how knowledgeable and caring we are, “like one big happy family”. We would love to extend our family out to you, so…if you ever find yourself in need, just give us a call. You will definitely feel welcome.
Diana Honsa, PT
Diana Honsa is a physical therapist who graduated from California State University at Long Beach in 1980. She has extensive experience in orthopedics. She has specialized in geriatric orthopedics since coming to the Desert 26 years ago from Huntington Beach. Her work experience in the Desert has been 15 years at Eisenhower Medical Center and 6 years with Shelley Cooper Physical Therapy before joint RET PT Group.
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“All the staff get a grade of A++. They are very knowledgeable about their trade. I would recommend any of them to my friends. Jessica handled most of my sessions, I cannot tell you how valuable of an employee she is. She really takes an interest in her patients and was very valuable to me. Thank you Jessica. Barbara was very nice to me and made me feel like family. Thank you for your help fantastic staff!”-Jim“This is the second time I have chosen to write about your staff in Palm Desert. I wrote roughly two years ago praising them. I rarely find a business so excellent that I feel the need to write to the owner. These days it seems so many are lacking in so many ways. I want to congratulate you about your excellent staffing. Barbara, at the desk is always so cheerful, efficient and professional. Julia, Jessica and Gino are also very professional knowledgeable, warm, friendly and compassionate. It is a pleasure to have each of them work with me. I am extremely impressed with your facility. It is an amazing collaborative effort from all of them.”-Sandra“Please allow me to extend my thanks and appreciation to Jessica, Gino and Julia for your professionalism and personal attention during my physical therapy. There is no question as to my improvement with your assistance. I can assure you that I have and will continue my rehab at our fitness center here in Sun City Palm Desert. Through your therapy I have no problems with any of my daily activities. Again, thank you very much for your help. Oh, my thanks to Barbara as well, for her kindness and attention in reminding me of appointments, etc.”-Karl“The staff is caring, professional and courteous, the “one-on-one” between patient and therapist provides the attention that uses every minute to the patient’s advantage. I truly felt that every concern was addressed by the staff. I thank Palm Desert Physical Therapy for making it possible for me to return to one of my great loves; tennis. I am walking pain-free again!”-Helga