Mark Costello, DPT, MOMT, PT, 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.
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
- 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)
Philip Jacobson, PT, DPT
California Licensed Physical Therapist
Philip Jacobson is a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He earned his degree from Cal State Northridge, CA and has had experience in Out-patient Physical Therapy, In-patient, and Home Health PT. He was working at the All Care Rehab facility in North Hills, CA, and recently moved to North San Diego County with his wife and began working here in San Diego. Over the course of his career he has voluntarily pursued continued education in physical therapy beyond his required hours for his license renewal. He takes care of his own body with stretches, postural realignment exercises, plyometrics, and weight training for his own enjoyment and body health.
Rebecca D. Pagdan, PT, MPT, CHT
Physical Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist
Rebecca, an orthopedic specialist and Certified Hand Therapist since 1994, has had the privilege of studying and working with many reputable institutions, hand therapists, and hand surgeons in San Diego county. She is also a certified classical pilates instructor, having owned and operated a classical studio for 17 years and trained apprentices for instructor certification. Rebecca particularly enjoys working with performing artists, such as dancers and musicians, to rehabilitate them and maximize their performance skills.
Educational Background, Specialties, Certifications:
- University of California San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering, 1985
- Hahnemann University, Master of Physical Therapy, 1989
- Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Certified Hand Therapist, 1994
- Pilates Guild, Romana’s Pilates Certified Pilates Instructor, 2003
- Owens Recovery Science, Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Certified, 2019
Rebecca is an avid consumer and supporter of live performing arts, dance, music, and theatre. She also enjoys good food, wine, literature, and snow skiing, especially with good friends and family.
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!