Meet Dr. Vera

Vera Philipsen DPT COMT CHT

Welcome!

My name is Vera Philipsen. I graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland School Of Medicine, Baltimore in May 2008. After moving to San Diego, I worked in outpatient orthopedics, focusing my continuing postgraduate education on development of spine and lower extremity Manual Therapy skills, as well as progressing my expertise of complex hand and upper extremity treatment. In 2012, I completed a 9 month Certification of Manual Orthopedic Therapy through the The Ola Grimsby Institute and in 2014 met the requirements to become a Certified Hand Therapist.

During an extended maternity leave after the birth of my second child, I was frequently approached by other mothers with concerns specific to pelvic health. This sparked a desire to broaden my scope of practice to include pelvic floor rehabilitation and become a resource for the women in my community. Most of my extensive course work has been through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

I see the practice of Physical Therapy as a balance between science and art. I strive to inform, nurture and encourage my patients. Together we focus on exploring your body's individual movement patterns and function, with a goal of health and wellness through all stages of life.

In addition to Physical Therapy, I love being with my family, catching a wave or just being at the beach, bouldering at the local climbing gym, playing violin and exploring beautiful San Diego.