Our History:
Revolutionizing Rehabilitation Services in California

Back in 1976, therapy service providers in the San Diego area offered treatment but didn’t provide much in the way of support services for their business partners. Occupational therapist Susan J. Harris saw what was missing in the industry as an opportunity. She developed a concept that revolutionized the approach to therapy services in San Diego and ultimately, southern, central and northern California.

Harris outfitted her Volkswagen van as a mobile office—complete with therapeutic supplies, documents and resources for billing—and hit the road. She brought well-rounded, comprehensive therapy services onsite, directly to patients of facilities in the area. She provided turnkey solutions and administrative support for her business partners, as well. With such an innovative approach, Harris was able to meet the needs of patients, families, physicians, administrators and employees. Her business quickly outgrew the Volkswagen van.

Today, Therapy Specialists is the largest independently owned and operated rehabilitation company in San Diego. As one of the first providers of physical, occupational, hand and speech therapy, we are a multi-disciplinary, multi-specialty leader in our industry. Facilities throughout California trust us for superior patient care and excellent service.

Our company continues to branch out and thrive because of our strong roots. We run on the same principles that Susan Harris was dedicated to in launching the business in 1976. Founded on a commitment to improving and enhancing the quality of life for our patients, our business partners and employees, Therapy Specialists has been San Diego’s rehabilitation provider of choice since 1976.

  • Patients see their abilities improved and lives transformed by working with our dedicated, compassionate therapists and clinicians.
  • Our partner facilities appreciate our turnkey, thorough programs that greatly enhance the care they offer, yet require minimal in-house management.
  • Talented therapists, clinicians and healthcare professionals see their careers thrive in our patient-focused, upbeat work environments.