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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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Dear Jim, I just want to share with you my successes at SCAR. I arrived here on heavy pain medications due to post herepetic nerve pain. Celeste has helped me go from being a patient in pain to being a client doing Pilates. With her help, I’ve come a long way. I feel so strong now! Thank you.

Marianne K.

2016-04-19T18:07:07+00:00

Marianne K.

Dear Jim, I just want to share with you my successes at SCAR. I arrived here on heavy pain medications due to post herepetic nerve pain. Celeste has helped me go from being a patient in pain to being a client doing Pilates. With her help, I’ve come a long way. I feel so strong

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Rehab from bilateral knee surgery is not an easy task. Jim and the staff at SCAR have turned rehab into an ‘art form’. They have a way of catering exercises to every individual’s needs. My legs and core, in general, are stronger. The exercises Jim has me do have even put an end to chronic lower back pain. I leave feeling tired and sore but feel great about having a good work out. Luckily, the tiredness and soreness go away. Then, I feel great!

Lynnette Y.

2016-04-13T17:16:45+00:00

Lynnette Y.

Rehab from bilateral knee surgery is not an easy task. Jim and the staff at SCAR have turned rehab into an ‘art form’. They have a way of catering exercises to every individual’s needs. My legs and core, in general, are stronger. The exercises Jim has me do have even put an end to chronic

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What started as physical therapy for my knee has turned into fitness for the whole family. I started coming to SCAR as a physical therapy patient and while I was there I saw all the great services and programs they have to offer. My 19 year old son trained at SCAR for his summer training program to be ready for collegiate soccer in the fall. We found that the student membership was not only a great deal, it prepared him to start soccer training camp in the fall in the best shape ever. Now the entire family comes to SCAR and they meet our varied needs for fitness. From sports training at the highest level for our student athletes, to personal training and a gym membership for me, we have been so pleased with the programs and staff at SCAR. We highly recommend them to anyone for fitness or physical therapy.

Shameeron P. & Family

2016-04-13T17:19:24+00:00

Shameeron P. & Family

What started as physical therapy for my knee has turned into fitness for the whole family. I started coming to SCAR as a physical therapy patient and while I was there I saw all the great services and programs they have to offer. My 19 year old son trained at SCAR for his summer training

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Jim, I just wanted to tell you I went kayaking! I finally reached that goal: to go out in a double kayak with my husband. All my body parts worked. I’m very grateful to be stronger and more functional. Thank you!

Sandy D.

2016-04-19T18:08:07+00:00

Sandy D.

Jim, I just wanted to tell you I went kayaking! I finally reached that goal: to go out in a double kayak with my husband. All my body parts worked. I’m very grateful to be stronger and more functional. Thank you!
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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My Achilles tendon had been hurting off and on for 11 years, and in March 2015 it ruptured. Following surgical repair, I came to SCAR for therapy. I was still in a walking boot at the time and couldn’t walk without limping or pain. With three months of hard work at SCAR, I can walk– and even run– pain free!

Gus F.

2016-04-19T18:06:17+00:00

Gus F.

My Achilles tendon had been hurting off and on for 11 years, and in March 2015 it ruptured. Following surgical repair, I came to SCAR for therapy. I was still in a walking boot at the time and couldn’t walk without limping or pain. With three months of hard work at SCAR, I can walk–

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I am very impressed by the attention to detail and the truly customized treatment and rehabilitation that Jim Herkimer and the whole PT staff provided. He is a top-notch professional – knowledgeable, supportive, and demanding in just the right way. Jim recognized when to make greater demands on me and when to let me maintain.

Sylvia T.

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

Sylvia T.

I am very impressed by the attention to detail and the truly customized treatment and rehabilitation that Jim Herkimer and the whole PT staff provided. He is a top-notch professional – knowledgeable, supportive, and demanding in just the right way. Jim recognized when to make greater demands on me and when to let me maintain.
I feel that my strength, reaction time, balance, and more have improved greatly from working out here at SCAR.

Michael A.

2016-04-19T18:07:35+00:00

Michael A.

I feel that my strength, reaction time, balance, and more have improved greatly from working out here at SCAR.
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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