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SCAR Physical Therapy

We are Sports Conditioning and Rehabilitation (SCAR) – the area’s leader in comprehensive, hands-on, results-oriented care.

SCAR was founded in 1973 and has become one of the most respected and innovative independently owned physical therapy practices in the Orange County-LA area. We provide the state-of-the-art care you need to get better – fast. Whether you are injured or in chronic pain, physical therapy can relieve the pain, restore function and help you get back to your daily activities or sport.

No other Orange County physical therapy provider offers a better, more functional approach to patient care than SCAR. Jim Herkimer, Owner/Executive Director of SCAR, is highly respected in physical therapy and sports medicine. Jim and every member of his team deliver individualized one-on-one care to patients who have a variety of orthopedic, sports and work injuries.

SCAR also offers Fitness services to enhance your life allowing you to get healthy and stay healthy. Our unique PT facility includes a fitness center and specific sports performance and conditioning for people and athletes of all ages, interests and sports.

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Welcome to SCAR Fitness

We take an individualized and progressive approach in maintaining and improving your health and well-being.

At SCAR, we work specifically to help people GET HEALTHY as they recover from an injury. We help them to STAY HEALTHY with individualized, age appropriate fitness membership and programs designed by professionals and we help people PLAY HEALTHY with our commitment to provide state of the art programming to improve performance in the game of life.

Our facility offers contemporary, innovative equipment in an inspiring, friendly atmosphere. We have certified professionals in all areas of health and fitness to help you get healthy and stay healthy throughout your lifetime. Our fitness programs include private and semi-private Fitness Training, Pilates, Group Fitness Classes, Nutrition services and Memberships designed to suit your needs.

In addition to exceptional fitness programs, we offer sport-specific performance programs for athletes of all ages (youth to elite adults). Our programs and memberships are unique in that they include Sports Conditioning & Injury Prevention (SCIP), Functional Strength Training (FST), Video Run Analysis, and Sports Performance Training by nationally certified fitness and sports medicine professionals.

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Excellent. Kenny got me back up and running. I've been to a few therapy places for previous sports injuries– SCAR is one of the best. Thanks!

Jorge M.

2016-07-29T18:19:39+00:00

Jorge M.

Excellent. Kenny got me back up and running. I’ve been to a few therapy places for previous sports injuries– SCAR is one of the best. Thanks!
I came to SCAR with low back pain, severe and debilitating at times. Within 2 weeks all my pain subsided, and I have resumed normal activities. Most of the exercises are easy to do at home, and I will continue to do them to prevent any further issues with my back. Lizz's “kneading” of my back with her hands is very effective, too.  I highly recommend SCAR. (July 2016)

Linda S.

2016-07-12T14:34:25+00:00

Linda S.

I came to SCAR with low back pain, severe and debilitating at times. Within 2 weeks all my pain subsided, and I have resumed normal activities. Most of the exercises are easy to do at home, and I will continue to do them to prevent any further issues with my back. Lizz’s “kneading” of my

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Considering my injury, it has been an amazing experience.  I never knew places like this even existed. (My doctor) did an awesome job patching me up in surgery, and Kenny put me back on track to resume my normal routine and more. I’ve learned the proper way to take care of my knees and to seek guidance for any future soccer injuries. Thank you so much! (July 2016)

Carlo S.

2016-07-12T18:15:24+00:00

Carlo S.

Considering my injury, it has been an amazing experience.  I never knew places like this even existed. (My doctor) did an awesome job patching me up in surgery, and Kenny put me back on track to resume my normal routine and more. I’ve learned the proper way to take care of my knees and to

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I have been to SCAR two times for ACL rehab. Each time, the staff displayed the utmost professionalism and made me feel welcome. Lizz was fantastic– she got me back into running and soccer as fast as possible. Thank you! (August 2016)

Chris D.

2016-08-18T16:10:00+00:00

Chris D.

I have been to SCAR two times for ACL rehab. Each time, the staff displayed the utmost professionalism and made me feel welcome. Lizz was fantastic– she got me back into running and soccer as fast as possible. Thank you! (August 2016)
I now have full extension in my shoulder after surgery. Excellent treatment at SCAR and knowledgeable staff.  Scott and Jeff are the best.  I’m impressed and recommend SCAR for physical training, injury treatment, and mental attitude. (June 2016)

John V.

2016-06-22T16:47:59+00:00

John V.

I now have full extension in my shoulder after surgery. Excellent treatment at SCAR and knowledgeable staff.  Scott and Jeff are the best.  I’m impressed and recommend SCAR for physical training, injury treatment, and mental attitude. (June 2016)
Everyone associated with SCAR offers support and encouragement. Lizz gave me the confidence to attempt new and increasingly more difficult tasks. Her positive attitude empowered me to strive to regain my pre-injury physical abilities. The atmosphere at SCAR enabled me to maximize my recovery by providing a professional, yet nurturing, therapy program. Thank you! (July 2016)

Pamela K.

2016-07-12T14:29:12+00:00

Pamela K.

Everyone associated with SCAR offers support and encouragement. Lizz gave me the confidence to attempt new and increasingly more difficult tasks. Her positive attitude empowered me to strive to regain my pre-injury physical abilities. The atmosphere at SCAR enabled me to maximize my recovery by providing a professional, yet nurturing, therapy program. Thank you! (July

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I came to SCAR to strengthen my core and low back. I had significant pain at the beginning of treatment.  Now at the end of treatment, pain is very minimal and manageable. With (the therapist's) help and take home exercises, I have improved significantly. I feel the staff and service are exceptional. (June 2016)

Magdaleno R.

2016-06-20T18:59:26+00:00

Magdaleno R.

I came to SCAR to strengthen my core and low back. I had significant pain at the beginning of treatment.  Now at the end of treatment, pain is very minimal and manageable. With (the therapist’s) help and take home exercises, I have improved significantly. I feel the staff and service are exceptional. (June 2016)
The facility is one stop for strength training and rehabilitation for the inevitable injuries that plague athletes. When you first walk into SCAR you may be a frustrated runner, soccer player or weekend warrior, but when you are finished with your program there, you will feel like an athlete. The family atmosphere at SCAR makes clients feel welcome but amid the friendly banter, important things happen there. Jim Herkimer and his PT staff can not only fix what ails you, he can make you better, stronger and faster than you were before.

Ingrid L.

2016-04-13T17:17:52+00:00

Ingrid L.

The facility is one stop for strength training and rehabilitation for the inevitable injuries that plague athletes. When you first walk into SCAR you may be a frustrated runner, soccer player or weekend warrior, but when you are finished with your program there, you will feel like an athlete. The family atmosphere at SCAR makes

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The staff were amazing, especially Lizz. I first came to SCAR unable to put on my shoes without sitting down. Now, I’ve made a full recovery and could not be happier. Recently I finished the Boston Marathon pain free! The care and instruction I received were fantastic. The exercises I learned not only helped me recover from my injury, but also will help me prevent future injuries.  I would not hesitate to recommend SCAR to my family, friends, and athletes I coach. Thank you! (April 2016)

William C.

2016-05-05T11:55:25+00:00

William C.

The staff were amazing, especially Lizz. I first came to SCAR unable to put on my shoes without sitting down. Now, I’ve made a full recovery and could not be happier. Recently I finished the Boston Marathon pain free! The care and instruction I received were fantastic. The exercises I learned not only helped me

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I have successfully been working with Jim Herkimer and the team from SCAR for several years. I have been re-built from the ground up after injuries and have been able to fully come back and compete at the highest level. I train at SCAR for both strength and conditioning while focusing on my core. As a pro cyclist with a very long season, strength and conditioning is vital for my success. Jim and his team have improved my range of motion and strength so well from my shoulder injuries, that they have far exceeded my orthopedic surgeon’s expectations. SCAR has made me into a well balanced athlete and every time I go to SCAR I truly believe I leave a better athlete.

Austin C.

2016-04-13T17:16:06+00:00

Austin C.

I have successfully been working with Jim Herkimer and the team from SCAR for several years. I have been re-built from the ground up after injuries and have been able to fully come back and compete at the highest level. I train at SCAR for both strength and conditioning while focusing on my core. As

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The staff’s dedication to their patients and the work-place is unbelievable. They always display the perfect amount of kindness and respect to the patients and each other.  I rate them a 10 out of 10 and would come back if injured again. (April 2016)

Michael A.

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2016-05-05T11:52:35+00:00

Michael A.

The staff’s dedication to their patients and the work-place is unbelievable. They always display the perfect amount of kindness and respect to the patients and each other.  I rate them a 10 out of 10 and would come back if injured again. (April 2016)
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