Leading the Way

A History of Success

The department of Rehabilitation Services at PVHMC has a long history in our community. Established in 1954, we were the only physical therapy practice from Pasadena to San Bernardino. From this historic beginning, our department has grown to over 50 licensed therapists and has long been the region’s most comprehensive and successful provider of rehabilitation services.

FOUNDER: Charles M. Magistro, PT, FAPTA

Community Expansion

In the 1980s, our hospital-based rehabilitation department began expanding its services into neighboring communities and now offers PVHMC outpatient clinics in Claremont, Chino Hills and Covina. This has allowed us to fulfill the needs of both our medical staff and our patients with convenient, quality rehabilitation services in those communities. Continued expansion remains a key component of our business plan today. Our facilities are Medicare and Medi-Cal certified, as well as JCAHO accredited.


The last decade has seen an explosion in the scope and specialization of rehabilitation services. Diagnostic specific specialized therapy programs that improve the quality and efficiency of treatment by utilizing evidence-based practice guidelines and highly skilled clinicians are our standard of practice. Through the years, the PVHMC Department of Rehabilitation Services has established 18 specialized “Get Well” programs, all offered in addition to traditional rehabilitative services, and led by therapists with advanced certification. Our “Stay Well” programs are designed to pick up where regular treatments leave off, giving patients a cash-pay alternative for aftercare.

Clinical Education Site

Our staff participates regularly in continuing education and many serve as inservice trainers. This dedication to learning and teaching is reflected in our department’s commitment to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology educational programs, and through our support and training of students entering the rehabilitation profession. We are proud to be designated as a clinical education site for the highly regarded physical therapy programs at the University of Southern California and Western University of Health Sciences. Our senior staff serve as both associate and clinical professors, providing top quality classroom and clinical expertise and training as students pursue their masters and doctoral degrees in the field of physical therapy.

Speakers Bureau

Many of our clinicians are frequent speakers for community groups, athletic teams, fitness clubs, and local schools and universities. If you are interested in booking one of our speakers for your organization please contact us at (909) 865-9810.
Leading The Way In Rehabilitative Healthcare ... Since 1954

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