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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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My physician referred me to SCAR, where I’m working with Scott. He is very informative and attentive to my physical issues. Scott’s patience is remarkable; he is relaxed and caring and provides constant direction and encouragement. He provides the perfect environment for patients to progress with therapy. (Feb. 2016)

Carol D.

2016-05-05T11:57:41+00:00

Carol D.

My physician referred me to SCAR, where I’m working with Scott. He is very informative and attentive to my physical issues. Scott’s patience is remarkable; he is relaxed and caring and provides constant direction and encouragement. He provides the perfect environment for patients to progress with therapy. (Feb. 2016)
I had a great experience at SCAR. The staff was awesome. Lizz is extremely knowledgeable and caring. She was able to get me to a point where I almost never feel any pain. (April 2016)

Philip O.

2016-05-05T11:56:39+00:00

Philip O.

I had a great experience at SCAR. The staff was awesome. Lizz is extremely knowledgeable and caring. She was able to get me to a point where I almost never feel any pain. (April 2016)
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 am making progress and improvement resolving my problem. I believe this is directly related to my treatment at SCAR. (April 2016)

Tony P.

2016-05-05T11:53:59+00:00

Tony P.

I am making progress and improvement resolving my problem. I believe this is directly related to my treatment at SCAR. (April 2016)
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)
Dear Sarah and Team @ SCAR, Thank you for keeping my plantar fasciitis under control as my marathon approached. I successfully completed the (Guam) marathon, and it was an enjoyable experience. Your treatment and care are top notch and very much appreciated! (April 2016)

Chris L.

2016-05-02T10:32:56+00:00

Chris L.

Dear Sarah and Team @ SCAR, Thank you for keeping my plantar fasciitis under control as my marathon approached. I successfully completed the (Guam) marathon, and it was an enjoyable experience. Your treatment and care are top notch and very much appreciated! (April 2016)
I sincerely appreciate all SCAR has done for me these past few years as I have recovered from my knee injury. I have learned a lot about my physical health and well-being from SCAR's wonderful staff, especially Caroline and Sarah. Their enthusiasm and encouragement through the process made all the difference in the world, and I am better for it! Thank you all! (April 2016)

Kathy M.

2016-05-02T10:29:51+00:00

Kathy M.

I sincerely appreciate all SCAR has done for me these past few years as I have recovered from my knee injury. I have learned a lot about my physical health and well-being from SCAR’s wonderful staff, especially Caroline and Sarah. Their enthusiasm and encouragement through the process made all the difference in the world, and

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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! (Sep. 2015)

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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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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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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