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The Cal Rehab Crew

4 months ago by in ( BBON , City Guide , News , Old/New , Uncategorized , Welcome to Brea )
Whether its orthopedic, neurological or other, many of us seek physical therapy to help us recover. Right now under my insurance plan, I am seeing a physical therapist for epicondylitis aka elbow pain. I believe my pain comes from holding my iPhone 24/7 - iPhone Elbow is the new Tennis Elbow, ouch! Laugh if you may, but it can happen to you too! So be careful. Physical therapy works!

    Bryan Stewart, DPT at California Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy in Brea.


      Have you sought help from California Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy located in Brea on the corner of Lambert Road and Tamarack Avenue? The company was established over 25 years ago in Huntington Beach. Currently, there are nine company locations in Orange County and two facilities in Los Angeles County.

        I had the pleasure of talking to Doctor of Physical Therapy Bryan Stewart, a team member of the Cal Brea Rehab Crew.

          The Cal Rehab Crew
          Pictured L to R:
          Tracie Weaver, Front Desk Specialist, Courtney Mears, PT Aide, Bryan Stewart, DPT, OCS, Clinic Director/Managing Partner, Saloni Parikh, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Scott Crutchfield, DPT, Staff PT, Eunice Rhee, OT Aide. (Not Pictured: Donovan Johnson, OT Aide, Miguel Cartagena, PT Aide)


            BBON: When did you join the team at California Rehab & Sports Therapy?

              Bryan Stewart, DPT:I joined Cal Rehab at the end of 2012.

                BBON: When did you discover that you wanted to pursue a career in PT?

                  Bryan Stewart, DPT: I dealt with shoulder and elbow pain in high school and that started to peak my attention.

                    BBON: What is a typical day like for you?

                      Bryan Stewart, DPT: A typical day starts by getting coffee and reading some business or PT related material from 545-645am Get to the clinic by 645 to 7am. Tackling administrative things, catching up with doctors, replying to emails then starting to see patients from 8am to 7pm MWF, T and Th are similar but done at 1pm. Occasionally I do marketing after work on T or Th. I am also involved with Orange County, state and national PT associations and have some time commitments associated with that also.

                        BBON: How has PT technology advanced since you entered the field?

                          Bryan Stewart, DPT: Technology has advanced with anything from Telehealth in remote areas consulting patients to wearable technology to assess and look at motion capture to texting application to communicate with patients. Definitely tech has infinite possibilities in PT.

                            BBON: How do you motivate people who need PT but don't stick to the program, and complain about pain? Sadly, many of us are in that group.

                              Bryan Stewart, DPT: I try to take a team approach in motivation to stick to a program. I try to line up what THEIR goals with mine with regards to range of motion, strength, pain and function. Some patients need a swift kick in the rear end and others need a more hand held approach. Knowing how to have that conversation with each patient I think makes for a good situation/experience in PT.

                                BBON: Does the company participate in community events?

                                  Bryan Stewart, DPT: We try to have a booth at the Brea Wellness Festival every year. We have done at least 4 in my tenure at Cal Rehab. Would love to be more involved in more community events in the future!

                                    BBON: What advice would you give to PT students?

                                      Bryan Stewart, DPT: Don't adhere to one way of doing things. Be open to ideas and collaboration with other PT's as well as other disciplines (chiro, strength and conditioning, personal trainers, massage therapists, etc). Also, get early business knowledge!

                                        BBON: What do you like to do on your days off?

                                          Bryan Stewart, DPT: What days off?!? Ha, just kidding. I try to play some golf or hit an Angel game with my wife and son (he's 6 months old so he's sort of a "spectator"! We try to get down to the beach when we can or do a little traveling also.

                                            BBON: As a PT you interact with clients daily. You must have many stories of inspiration to share. Can you tell us one?

                                              Bryan Stewart, DPT: Getting to see patients not only go back to work but also back to their sport. Or even just playing with their grand-kids again. I'm not the greatest story teller but we've got a few testimonials and Yelp reviews that show some patient stories.

                                                BBON: "Good Old Brea" is celebrating 100 years old. Were you shocked to find out, and what do you like best about the city of Brea?

                                                  Bryan Stewart, DPT: I actually was! I like the layout of Brea. It has it's little pockets form downtown to over by the clinic towards Fullerton and then over by Whole Foods it just seems to roll along. hard to explain! But there really no "bad" parts of Brea as seen in other cities.
Author :

"Thank you" for visiting Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON). First & foremost, I am a proud mother & wife. I am also a well-rounded independent contractor. But you can call me an enthusiastic cheerleader, supporting wholeheartedly the City of Brea --a charming town with character & innovation, turning 100 years old in 2017!

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