Randall Gustafson MSPT, MOMT
California Licensed Physical Therapist / Owner and Clinical Director
Randy Gustafson is the owner and director of Mesa Physical Therapy. A proud graduate from the University of Southern California (USC), Randy earned his Masters in Physical Therapy in 1983. Soon after graduation, he moved to sunny San Diego and has been treating patients in the community for over thirty years.
Randy has succeeded in building a team of some of the most highly regarded rehabilitation professionals in San Diego. Since first opening its doors in 1989, Mesa Physical Therapy has been an innovator when it comes to offering specialized preventive and rehabilitative programs that help patients regain their health and function.
Randy enjoys sailing, and attending the opera and theater with his wife. He also likes listening to classic jazz, blues and soul, which can be heard in the clinic at times. Above all, he is well known by his patients as the biggest USC Football fan in San Diego.
- Manual Therapy, Norwegian Board of Examiners in Manual Therapy
- Orthopedic Clinical Specialists, American Board of Physical Specialists
- Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Ola Grimsby Institute (1991)
- Master of Science, Physical Therapy, University of Southern California (1983)
Mark Costello, DPT, MOMT, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
California Licensed Physical Therapist
Mark Costello was born and raised in San Diego and graduated San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education/Athletic Training in 1983. He earned his degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University’s Medical School Program followed by his Master’s of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 1993. Mark is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, a prestigious internationally recognized title given to physical therapists that have demonstrated advanced clinical, analytical, hands-on skills and expertise in the treatment of musculoskeletal orthopedic disorders and the practice of manual physical therapy.
Mark’s experience ranges from working as an athletic trainer and sports physical therapist at the high school, college, professional and Olympic levels to teaching kinesiology and orthopedic physical therapy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. His achievements include going back to school to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy, working for the NFL and volunteering in the Olympics ‘84 as an athletic trainer.
Mark’s interests include camping, hiking, travel and spending time with his family.
- Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
- Certified Athletic Trainer
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, Ola Grimsby Institute (2000)
- Master of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Ola Grimsby Institute (1993)
- Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, Northwestern University (1986)
- Bachelor of Arts, Athletic Medicine/Physical Education, San Diego State University (1983)
Doris Crofts, OTR/L, CHT
California Licensed Occupational Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist
Doris is an experienced and skilled Occupational Therapist who has also earned the prestigious title of Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). She began her extensive career in Occupational Therapy in 1993 when she received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Doris took her expertise in upper extremity rehabilitation even further when she became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Doris’ over 24 years experience and 9 years as a hand therapist, make her valuable resource for San Diego patients seeking the highest quality treatment of the hand and upper extremity. Her skills and ability to perform complex splinting continues to be key to certain patient’s recovery.
Originally from Idaho she’s had the opportunity to work in various parts of the country including Texas and Idaho before relocating to San Diego. She has most recently worked for some large Occupational Therapy clinics as hand therapy lead. There, just like at Mesa Physical Therapy, she focused on providing outpatient hand therapy services to chronic, acute and post surgical clients as well as developing custom orthoses/splints.
Doris is passionate about helping patients recover their function and working with them so they can return to their normal life activities without pain. She is also a big advocate for educating patients about their condition/injuries and guiding them in how to continue to maintain the highest quality of life possible.
Doris is an avid dog lover and in her free time she loves spending time 2 rescue dogs and enjoying all that the beautiful city of sunny San Diego has to offer. She is also looking forward to being able to visit her son who is currently attending college in Hawaii!
Certifications and Advanced Training:
- Hand Therapy Certification, Hand Therapy Certification Committee, November 2016
- California OT Licensure Board Advanced Practice in Physical Agent Modalities (PAM)
- California OT Licensure Board Advanced Practice in Hands
- BS Occupational Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1993
- Licensed and Nationally Registered Occupational Therapist, OTR, National Board of Certification Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) 1993
Experienced, kind, professional, and most important -- effective. MPT has helped me and my son recover from injuries that required surgery. When Mark told me that I was ready to "graduate" from my four plus months of physical therapy, I was a little bit sad. It was an amazing experience. My recovery was tough, but Mark knew how to help me not only physically but also psychologically. He motivated me to push through the pain, and he was right every step of the way. He has done the same with my son, who is soon ready to return to playing soccer after six plus months of physical therapy. We are so delighted with his recovery. Plus the office staff is great - always friendly and responsive, ready to help....especially Jaimie. Thank you!