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Better Technology. Better Healthcare.

RISE Healthcare Group (RHG) is a dynamic collection of physical therapy practices and outpatient rehabilitation clinics throughout Southern California.We combine first-in-class clinical care with cutting-edge technology to provide innovative treatment protocols that result in better patient outcomes. Together with our affiliate partners, we are on a mission to reimagine what patient care can be.

RISE Healthcare Group

At the Cutting-Edge of Medicine and Technology

RISE Healthcare Group (RHG) was established in 2021 as a partnership between Japanese technology company Cyberdyne Inc., and a collection of Southern California outpatient Physical Therapy clinics under the common ownership of Dr. Navid Hannanvash. The flagship company within these practices is known as RISE Physical Therapy and is located in the greater San Diego area.This partnership was born out of a desire to go beyond the conventional treatment options for neuromuscular diseases by combining an established 1-on-1 treatment model of RISE Physical Therapy with Cyberdyne’s Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) device. The HAL device is a one of a kind blend of technology and rehabilitation used to read a patient's intent for movement and help facilitate that action via improved neuromuscular connections.

Introducing HAL

HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb)

RISE Healthcare Group is proud to be the first provider in the United States to combine HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) technology with our unique 1-on-1 approach to physical therapy. Through our partnership with Cyberdyne Inc., we are currently trialing this innovative approach to physical therapy with patients who have experienced strokes, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), or other progressive neuromuscular conditions.

Patient Testimonials

Listen to a few of our patients share their stories and describe how HAL and physical therapy are making a positive impact in their daily lives.

Robert O.

Parkinson's Disease

"The HAL treatment does something that nothing else can do."

Jazzmyn F.


"When I first started going to RISE, I was in a wheelchair. Now, I am walking and standing."

Ian B.

Traumatic Brain Injury

"My goal is to get back to school next year. Just gain some independence back."

Our People

The team at RISE Healthcare Group brings decades of knowledge and experience in areas such as physical therapy, rehabilitation, clinical care, healthcare technology, medical device development, and more.

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Dr. Navid Hannanvash

CEO, RISE Healthcare Group

Dr. Navid Hannanvash opened RISE Physical Therapy with one single location in 2014. Today, he is the owner and CEO of over 27 growing physical therapy practices, spanning across California. When approached by Cyberdyne, Navid jumped on the opportunity to offer cutting-edge biotechnology to the US market in addition to the superior quality clinical care which RISE was built from. Continually pushing the envelope between service, technology, innovation, and people, Dr. Hannanvash leads a unique team of highly skilled executives at RISE Healthcare Group.

Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai

Founder, President, and CEO of Cyberdyne, Inc.

Yoshiyuki Sankai is a Japanese businessman and academic, the founder, president and CEO of the medical exoskeleton company Cyberdyne, and professor of the Graduate School of Systems & Information Engineering at the University of Tsukuba.

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Contact RISE Healthcare Group

If you're interested in learning more about RISE Healthcare Group, treatment with HAL, or any of our affiliate organizations, please don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you!

HAL Treatment Locations

Treatment with HAL technology is currently offered through the following RISE Healthcare Group affiliates:

RISE Physical Therapy
Locations: Encinitas, CA and La Mesa, CA
Phone: (858) 251-6130
Fax: (858) 257-3076

SoCal Elite Physical Therapy
Locations: Tustin, CA
Phone: (714) 332-4740
Fax: (714) 706-9071

Tyler Physical Therapy & Pilates
Locations: La Crescenta, CA
Phone: (310) 905-3494
Fax: (714) 776-9404

RISE Healthcare Group · San Diego, CA · admin@risehealthcaregroup.com

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Meet the RHG Team

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Alex Kelso


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David Bailey

Senior Executive Officer

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Hiroki Kimura

Director of Clinical Affairs

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Alexandra Hannanvash

Project Manager

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Paul Roh

Executive Officer
RHG Orange County

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Darren Mallinson

Executive Officer
RISE Physical Therapy

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Martin Nguyen

Director of Community Relations

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John Macabuhay

Executive Officer
Tyler Physical Therapy & Pilates

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Mariah King

Executive Officer
SoCal Elite Physical Therapy

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Jason Barritt

Director of Business Development

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Noor Mostafa

HAL Business Development Director

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Michael Weidner

HAL Business Development Associate

Affiliate Organizations

RHG is comprised of some of the most respected and innovative companies in physical therapy and healthcare technology. We're proud to be affiliated with the brands and organizations listed below.

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Cyberdyne Inc.

Cyberdyne is a Japan-based technology company working on the cutting edge of robotics, AI, and Information Systems. The company has successfully developed an FDA-approved wearable "Hybrid Assistive Limb" device - known as HAL - designed to help people suffering from stroke, spinal cord injuries, and other neuromuscular diseases. Cyberdyne is leading the challenge to create the Cybernics Industry that will follow the success of the robotics and IT industry.

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RISE Physical Therapy

RISE is proud to be San Diego's premier provider of 1-on-1 physical therapy services with clinic locations throughout San Diego County.

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SoCal Elite Physical Therapy

SoCal Elite offers physical therapy treatment to patients in Irvine, Orange County, Tustin, Costa Mesa, and Huntington Beach.

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Tyler Physical Therapy

Tyler PT provides outpatient physical therapy treatment and Pilates instruction to patients throughout the Crescenta Valley region of Los Angeles County.

Media Kit

Here you will find information, assets, and usage guidelines for media material related to RISE Healthcare Group (RHG).For additional information or press inquiries, please contact our team. Thanks!

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Dr. Navid Hannanvash

CEO, RISE Healthcare Group

"Not only do we want to be at the cutting-edge of healthcare, we really pride ourselves on providing as much value to our patients and to our community as possible."

Media Contact

For media inquiries regarding RISE Healthcare Group, HAL, or Cyberdyne, please reach out to:Sonja Hanson
(W)right On Communications

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RISE Healthcare Group Expands Free Trial of HAL Wearable Medical Device

HAL will soon be available to stroke, spinal cord, and neuromuscular disease patients in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 1, 2022SAN DIEGO, California - Following the successful launch of a free trial program to bring the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) technology to patients in San Diego, RISE Healthcare Group will be expanding the free trial program for HAL to patients in the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego regions.Beginning in Q3 of 2022, free trial sessions of HAL will be available to eligible patients at the following RISE Healthcare Group affiliate locations:RISE Physical Therapy - Encinitas, CA
613 Westlake Street, Suite 130
Encinitas, CA 92024
RISE Physical Therapy - La Mesa, CA
5360 Jackson Drive, Suite 110
La Mesa, CA 91942
SoCal Elite Physical Therapy - Tustin, CA
111 Fashion Lane, Suite 210
Tustin, CA 92780
Tyler Physical Therapy and Pilates
3810 La Crescenta Avenue,
La Crescenta, CA 91214

About HAL
HAL, or Hybrid Assistive Limb, is an FDA-approved wearable medical device developed by Cyberdyne Inc. in Japan that uses neural control to support impaired movement. It is designed to help patients with spinal cord injuries, stroke, and other types of neuromuscular disease achieve greater mobility and independence through personalized treatment sessions using their own nerve signals.
About RISE Healthcare Group
RISE Healthcare Group (RHG) is a dynamic collection of physical therapy practices and outpatient rehabilitation clinics throughout Southern California. Through their partnership with Cyberdyne, they are the first provider in the United States to combine HAL technology with a unique 1-on-1 approach to physical therapy.
Patients with spinal cord injuries, stroke injuries (acquired or traumatic brain injuries), or progressive neuromuscular disorders (Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, etc.) who are interested in participating in a free, cutting-edge HAL trial program are encouraged to reach out via email (admin@risehealthcaregroup.com) or phone (858-755-5200).More information about HAL and RISE Healthcare Group is also available online at https://www.risehealthcaregroup.com/###