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James Ward, Jr., P.T.
R.I.S.E. Wellness Center

James Ward, Jr., P.T. is a California board licensed physical therapist with 29 years of experience in physical therapy and rehabilitation. He attained his degree in Physical Therapy and Health Science from California State University, Northbridge and the University of California, Los Angeles, Hospitals and Cllinics in 1984. As a student, he was a member of the Dean's list, and honors graduate. Mr. Ward has extensive experience in work  injury management and has completed an instructional program through Work Well Systems, Inc and is certified in Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), Functional Job Analysis (FJA), and Pre Work Screening (PWS).

Mr. Ward is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and keeps himself updated with the latest research and techniques. He is also a APTA Certified Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Mr. Ward incorporates philosophies of ergonomics, yoga therapy, aerobic, weight training, specialized soft tissue mobilization techniques, and Maitland mobilization techniques into patient care, rendering highly effective outcomes for recovery and long term prevention.

Mr. Ward formed WorkFit Physical Therapy in 1997, his own physical therapy private practice in San Diego which specialized in outpatient orthopedic, occupatoinal health and sports rehabilitation. Under his tenure as owner, president and CEO, Workfit Physical Therapy developed contracts with over 100 San Diego based businesses including UPS, Marriot Hotels, and the Salk Institute. His highly successful private practice was purchased by Michigan based  Solvis Medical Group and AMS Outsourcing in 2007 and he assumed a consultant position thru 2010.

Mr. Ward formally joined R.I.S.E. Wellness Center as a physical therapist independent contractor in March 2012, because of it's commitment and focus on a multidisciplinary approach to treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. He is currently president and owner of James Ward, Jr, .P.T. dba Ward Rehabilitation and Associates, a physical therapy independent contracting service.

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