Meet the Team

Since 2003, our family has grown from a team of three to a team of over 100 people! Our "cRUw" is key to our success and we truly take pride in the family we've built over the years. The Rehab United Difference Begins with Our People.

Marcus Varela, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

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Hometown: Laguna Hills, California

Education: University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Bachelors in Kinesiology; University of St. Augustine-San Marcos: Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Sports: Baseball

Hobbies: Running; Swimming, Weight Lifting Coaching Little League Baseball

Favorite Foods: Bacon & Carne Asada

Who You Admire / Favorite Mentor: My Father for his work ethic and the Marines and Corpsmen I worked alongside for their sacrifice and steadfast dedication to service.

Fun Fact About You: I have a fraternal twin

Biography: Marcus grew up in Orange County, California. He spent a majority of his time playing youth sports, wakeboarding, and playing at the beach with his twin and younger brother. Post high school, Marcus left for Las Vegas to earn a degree in kinesiology from UNLV.


After graduating from UNLV, he joined the United States Navy to become a Navy Corpsmen. This opportunity allowed him to learn about the many different aspects of the medical field, including rehabilitation and emergency medicine. During physical therapy school, Marcus' clinical internships allowed him to experience different parts of the country, including Las Vegas, Arizona and Thermopolis, Wyoming, which has led to a more global perspective on physical therapy. His time treating military personnel also fostered his passion for treating the neurological population.

Marcus is excited to work with the experienced clinicians at Rehab United in Carlsbad and to further his experience within the field of physical therapy.