NEW
BEGINNINGS
PHYSICAL THERAPY

Exceptional physical therapy care tailored to your personal needs.

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New Beginnings' Mission

Changing your quality of life...

 
 

Therapy Services

The Care You Deserve...

New Beginnings Physical Therapy offers treatment for an array of different diagnoses.  Because no two people are alike, treatments are catered to each patient's specific needs.  Diagnoses and issues treated include, but are not limited to: 

Back Pain

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions

Diastasis Recti Abdominis

Prenatal/Post-partum Issues

Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Gender Reassignment Surgery Rehab

Orthopedic and Neurologic Conditions

Incontinence (stress, urge, urinary, fecal)

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Treatment Sessions

Your New Beginning...

Each physical therapy treatment will provide patients with a comprehensive assessment of changing needs and goals as progress is successfully achieved. Patients are educated during the course of treatments so they can become active participants in their healing journey.

Exceptional Care

Tailored to your personal needs

Upon a patient's initial evaluation, a full assessment of needs, measurements (strength and flexibility), and goals are established.  Follow up treatments may include, but are not limited to, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and patient education.  Treatment frequency is customized to the patient's specific needs.

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New Beginnings Physical Therapy

            By Appointment Only

 
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April Ramirez, MPT

Owner of New Beginnings Physical Therapy

Welcome to NBPT! I am a physical therapist, specializing in pelvic and orthopedic health, here in the heart of South Pasadena, CA. I began my career in 1997 as a Physical Therapy Assistant, and further pursued my education, graduating as a Physical Therapist in 2003

(while pregnant with my first child!).


I'm a proud mother of 2 beautiful children - both vaginally delivered, after 26 hours and 19 hours labor, but not without episiotomies & epidurals.  

I've been married to the love of my life, Luis Ramirez, since 2000.  He is my biggest cheerleader, and loving life /business partner. Together we have shaped and created NBPT.

I'm also a cancer survivor (Acute T-cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia), in which I recieved 3 years of daily experimental chemotherapy, which was responsible for taking away full gross and fine motor skills, taste, hearing, vision, sensation, mobility, & continence. I required maximum assistance with bed mobility, toileting, balance and walking, and have sustained my own fair share of pelvic floor issues, including endometriosis & extensive scar tissue adhesions.  As with so many of my patients (including cancer survivors, post partum, post-op, etc), when the pelvic floor function goes, it's a chain effect which compromises body mechanics, posture, core stability & change in quality of life.

I feel it's important for you to grasp a little bit of my personal life because in this field, it IS about personal life experiences that allow me to connect to my patients. Having personally experienced pregnancy, child bearing, pelvic & orthopedic dysfunctions and cancer, I have the distinct privilege to relate to my patients in a different forum than those who have not experienced these events. As a physical therapist, it is crucial to learn from text books.  However, other pieces of knowledge have to be acquired through personal life experiences, and that's something a patient can look for in terms of connecting to their health care provider.  My personal experiences provide me with a very unique insight to my patient's needs and it is what directs my plan of treatment. 


To be frank, I love my job. I'm a nerd at heart - I love solving puzzles, and the art of physical therapy is just that.  I truly look forward to waking up in the morning, going to work and providing my patients with the opportunity to create new beginnings.    

 

Melissa Tate, DPT

Child Physiotherapy

You’ve Got Questions - I’ve Got Answers

FAQs

Do you accept insurance?

Yes! New Beginnings Physical Therapy is a subsidiary of Mariners Physical Therapy. As such, treatments conducted will be billed to your insurance by Mariners Physical Therapy. 


We are preferred providers for most PPO insurances, Workers Compensation Networks and Medicare Certified Part B, HMO Providers for Cigna and Healthnet, Blue cross, Blue Cross Covered CA, Blue Shield, Blue Shield Covered CA, Aetna, UHC, Health Net PPO and HMO, Cigna PPO and HMO, Tricare and Medicare, Corvel, Universal Smart Comp, Sedgwick, State Comp, and Travelers.


We also accept cash-pay for those without insurance.

Where are you located?

We have two locations in South Pasadena.

Orthopedic / Neurologic conditions are treated at 1020 Mission Street, Unit A, South Pasadena, CA 91030.

Pelvic Health conditions are treated at 1015 Hope Street, Suite F, South Pasadena, CA 91030. 

Parking is available in each location's parking lots. Street parking is also available on both Mission Street and Hope Street.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Call New Beginnings Physical Therapy today to schedule an evaluation at (626) 360-6092.  
Please have your insurance information handy so we can check your benefits prior to your appointment.  
Our front desk will collect your information and email you all required forms to be filled out prior to your evaluation.

 

I am a physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. I received my Bachelor of Science at the University of California, San Diego followed by my Doctor of Physical Therapy at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. I have wanted to be a Physical Therapist since I was a teenager. I am passionate about helping my patients return to the activities they love. I grew up in California where I developed my love of running, hiking, and backpacking. I know what it’s like firsthand to feel limited by pain, flexibility, and strength. I work with my patients to build an individualized plan of care consisting of manual techniques, therapeutic exercise as well as postural and neuromuscular re-education.  We strive to make New Beginnings Physical Therapy a comfortable environment where patients build a foundation of stability and strength in order to return to pain-free daily life, work, sports, recreational activities and travel. I look forward to working with you.