Human Performance Center Physical Therapy in Santa Barbara

Physical Therapy Services at HPC

We know you’d like quick relief from your pain so you can get moving again and get back to your healthy, active life. All physical therapy treatment here in HPC Santa Barbara is meant to prevent future problems so you’ll learn how to take charge of your pain.

Hip and Knee

Hip and Knee Treatment

Total Hip or Total Knee Replacement


Why might I have hip or knee pain?

Hip Pain:

It is no coincidence that some of our body’s largest muscles surround the hip joint. The hip is designed to provide stability and mobility. From walking to running to sitting and squatting, the coordinated effort of our hips is critical. Hip joint internal derangement or muscle weakness can result in problems not only at the hip but the back and entire lower extremity. Common hip disorders that we treat include arthritis, trochanteric bursitis, IT band syndrome, piriformis syndrome, labral tears, and hip impingement.

Knee Pain:

The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the lower body, since it is caught between the foot and the upper body. Over time this creates wear and tear, pain and movement dysfunction. Common knee disorders that we treat include arthritis, meniscal tears, ligament sprains, muscle strains, chondromalacia, and patellar tendonitis.

How can physical therapy help me with my hip or knee pain?

We are here to help you overcome your pain or disability and guide you to back to your activities or sport. Our physical therapists with special expertise in hip and knee problems, will first evaluate you to determine joint stability, range of motion and strength and those biomechanics that have a bearing on your dysfunction. An individualized program will be designed for you. It may include pain relief modalities, strengthening and flexibility exercises, gait training and changes in biomechanics.

Total hip or total knee replacement rehabilitation

If your physician recommends total joint replacement, the HumanPerformanceCenter has created a specialized rehabilitation program, lead by Marc Reisman, PT. Marc has special interest in both the hip and knee and has himself had both a total hip and total knee replacement surgery.


  1. Pre-op visit: Marc will see you in our office to explain the entire rehab process. He will show you specific exercises for range of motion and strengthening as well as how to walk with crutches or walker. You will then practice your exercises prior to surgery. Marc will have you practice how to move about most comfortably after surgery. He will also answer questions and help alloy any fears or concerns you may have.
  2. Home Physical Therapy: Marc will visit you in your home after your hospital discharge to start your out of hospital rehabilitation program. He will focus on range of motion exercises, safety precautions and walking.
  3. Office visits: Once you are strong enough, you will be see at the HumanPerformanceCenter. More equipment is available for your exercise progression. The focus will be on improving strength, continuing to improve range of motion, and increasing mobility in order to regain an active lifestyle.

How to get our help…

Ask your doctor or call us directly

You may contact us directly or ask your physician for a referral. In either case we coordinate care with your medical providers. Please contact us by phone at: 805 687-8553 Or, e-mail us at:

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