Meet the Team
Over the last 15 years, our family has grown from a team of three to a team of over 80 staff members! Our "cRUw" is key to our success as an organization and we truly take pride in the family we've built over the years.
Bryan Hill, PT, FAFS, CF-L1, BFR-1
Co-Owner, Chief Executive Officer
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona
Education: BS Physical Therapy - University of New England, 1998. Fellow of Applied Functional Science, 2007.
Sports: Soccer, baseball, golf, triathlons
Hobbies: Playing with my baby girl Parker, beach time with my wife, mountain biking, road cycling, pottery, time with my dogs Tanner & Scout.
Favorite Foods: Mexican, sushi, margaritas, new bourbon connoisseur, anything home cooked by myself
Who You Admire / Favorite Mentor: Richard Branson (Virgin Records), Gary Gray (Father of Function), Erik Wahl (Artist/Public Speaker), Dr. Chris Wahl (Ortho Surgeon), Suzanne Wahl (PA), Pelé, and Alan Sorkin (Mentor).
Nickname: Bry, B-Bop, Uncle Bry-Bry
Fun Fact About You: I was a 4-time All American soccer player, still holding the goal-scoring record and had my jersey retired at the University of New England. My senior year, the All American Award was presented to me by my idol and soccer legend, Pelé! I went on to play for 5 years professionally including the San Diego Flash and Riverside Elite.
Biography: Bryan has been a physical therapist in the San Diego community since 1998. Bryan received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy and Health Sciences from the University of New England. He is a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Bryan started his first PT business as a contracting company in 1999, but in 2003 wanted to have more long term impact on his patients and realized that we had something special and different to offer the SD community. Bryan’s goal with Rehab United is to drive change through a purpose – positively impact as many lives as possible through functional physical therapy and performance enhancement for the San Diego community. Rehab United and its partners are the means by which that goal can become a reality.
Under the mentorship of many great San Diego therapists he was able to gain a substantial understanding of evaluation and treatment via manual rehabilitation. He has further progressed as a skilled therapist using the most recent rehabilitation techniques through functional biomechanics. Applying the skills learned through a close professional and personal relationship with renowned therapist Gary Gray, Bryan completed a year-long fellowship called GIFT in 2007 as a member and facilitator of the inaugural class. The Gray Institute for Functional Transformation (GIFT) is designed to enable participants to achieve proficiency, competence, confidence, and credibility in all aspects of Applied Functional Science through an understanding of functional principles, strategies, and techniques appropriate for use with patients and clients of all types and for all purposes including prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. As a facilitator, and graduate fellow, Bryan not only is an active member in the fellowship curriculum, but is instrumental in the development, progression, and mentorship of other fellows! Bryan has taught at San Diego State and Pt Loma Nazarene, and has lectured at his alma mater on subject matters including abnormal gait, foot mechanics and dysfunctions, applied functional science, bring an entrepreneur
Through his experience, along with his brother Sean, he was able to focus on creating Rehab United Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, Inc. Rehab United is a one of a kind environment for rehabilitation, physical therapy, and recovery of human function and treating with a philosophy that stands alone in the community. There is a strong emphasis on a family practice; ensuring that RU employees maintain a work/life balance. The Hills have fulfilled and exceeded their dream of building a facility that is all encompassing and built on principals to the San Diego region. Bryan is also well known for his expertise in sport specific rehabilitation, custom orthotics, strength training, performance coaching, functional lifting, gymnastics, and working with many Olympic, professional, and semi-professional athletes through rehabilitation and sports performance training.
Bryan was the head strength and conditioning coach for the San Diego Arsenal Football Club from 1999-2004. He has served as one of the rehabilitation and strength consultants for Poway High School Men's Lacrosse, the Albion Soccer Club, and has been a speed coach for Pro Select Soccer. Specializing in biomechanics, Bryan is able to work with all athletes of any sport. For the last 15 years, Bryan has regularly trained AVP Pro Volleyball Tour athletes, high school baseball, lacrosse, hockey, track, cross-country, tennis, and football traveling teams, amateur/professional dancers, marathoners, triathletes, and many more.
Bryan spends time mentoring younger therapist, driving innovation into the business, and focuses his time on developing the strong team that makes the day to day run at the greatest quality level possible.