Tom Walters

Rehab Scientist

Specialist in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and movement disorders. Combining kinesiology education, manual therapy and individually tailored therapeutic exercise to treat orthopedic conditions.

Welcome and here is a little bit about me.

I am a board-certified orthopedic physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist based in Santa Barbara, California. In addition to my clinical practice, I also run one of the world’s largest social media accounts dedicated to physical rehab (@rehabscience on Instagram). From 2012 to 2019, I served as a full-time kinesiology professor at Westmont College and taught courses including: biomechanics, therapeutic exercise and pain science.

I completed my bachelor of science (B.S.) in exercise science at Montana State University and then earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree at Chapman University in Southern California. Afterwards, I completed a residency in orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT) and a fellowship in lower quarter functional biomechanics. 

I am a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 

I have worked in outpatient orthopedics most of my career, but have also spent some time in the sports rehab arena when I worked as a physiotherapist in Cirque du Soleil’s Performance Medicine department.

I hope you find my site helpful and I look forward to helping you move better and with less pain!



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If you live in Santa Barbara or will be visiting the area and would like to see Dr. Walters for an in-person appointment, please complete this form. 

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We offer a range of consulting options from custom tailored rehabilitation programs and live one-on-one video consultations. If you are interested in a more personalized rehab experience, then these are the best options for you.


Find Me a Physical Therapist

Find Me a Physical Therapist

If you would like to see a PT, we can help by identifying the best practitioners in your area to handle your recovery.

Tailored Rehab Program

Tailored Rehab Program

A rehab program uniquely designed to address your specific needs!  Once purchased you will be able to describe your pain using our simple secure form and we will create a tailored rehab program (including videos) for you to access right on the site to review again and again on your journey to freedom.

Virtual Consultation

Virtual Consultation

This live 60-minute video consultation allows us to analyze your pain and determine the best exercises to eliminate your symptoms and promote healing. Following the evaluation, you will receive videos and instructions of the recommended exercises via text message or email.



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