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Staff

Mary Engles, MS, PT, OCS, MTC

Mary established Sports Arena Physical Therapy in 1989. She is an orthopedic certified specialist with over 30 years experience. Mary graduated with honors from the University of California San Francisco Med Center and began her practice here in San Diego at the newly opened Veterans Medical Center. Mary availed herself of every opportunity offered at this teaching hospital before choosing to develop further clinical skills in orthopedic and sports medicine. With this in mind, she traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to be a member of the charter class of the Institute of Health Sciences where she received a master’s degree in orthopedic physical therapy and a manual therapy certification. Mary taught kinesiology and therapeutic exercise for orthopedic diagnoses for 10 years in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at San Diego Mesa College. Before opening her own practice, she worked at several orthopedic and sports medicine private practices throughout San Diego County. Mary is highly skilled in pinpointing the source of a problem, designing and implementing a regimen and rapidly progressing a program to relieve symptoms and restore function.

Linda Christensen, PT, CHT

Linda is one of just a few physical therapists who are also certified hand therapists. Linda had her own general orthopedic practice in the Hillcrest area before limiting her practice to upper extremity problems. Linda has 20 years experience in dealing with complex hand injuries and surgeries. Linda brought her practice and expertise under our roof in 2002. She is a graduate of the physical therapy program at the University of Colorado.