Who We Are

Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness brings something better to physical therapy, hand therapy, massage therapy, exercise classes, sports performance training and personal training in Santa Cruz—precise, individualized care that works.

Whether you are experiencing a sports injury, back pain, post-surgical pain or are looking for something more from a customized wellness program, our expert staff will work with you to reach your goals. We don’t just help your problem or critique your form, we change the way you think and feel about movement.

Our staff works with you, one-on-one, to help ease your pain, wherever it is, to increase your strength and improve your mobility—always addressing the issue at its source.

If you’ve tried therapy, classes, or training that resulted in pain or produced minimal results, you know that not all movement is created equal. Precision’s philosophy is based on natural human development and the most advanced scientific research on efficient body motion available.

WHY WE´RE DIFFERENT

Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness is the only clinic in the central coast using our unique combination of movement-based evaluation and treatment techniques to reach new levels of improvement. Find out what we can do to help you manage your pain and recovery.

Our Services

REHABILITATION & PHYSICAL THERAPY
REHABILITATION & PHYSICAL THERAPY

REHABILITATION & PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function. Physical Therapists use strengthening, massage and other modalities to ensure you can perform all activities without the burden of pain. Precision takes this a step further by using advanced movement observation, coordination training and facilitation techniques to treat your specific body. This means our services are beneficial to people of all ages and levels of injury. Whether you currently have pain or are recovering from surgery, we will uncover the right treatment for your body.

SPORTS PERFORMANCE & HEALTH
SPORTS PERFORMANCE & TRAINING

SPORTS PERFORMANCE & TRAINING

FITNESS & HEALTH
FITNESS & HEALTH

FITNESS & HEALTH

Designed by Doctors of Physical Therapy, our classes prevent injury, improve circulatory health, boost muscle strength and increase bone density under the supervision of a personal trainer and in small groups. Partnered with Toadal Fitness with 5 locations across Santa Cruz County (Cabrillo College, Downtown, Live Oak, Scotts Valley and Westside).

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What our clients say

Meet Our Therapists

James Vegher, DPT, DNSP, Co-owner

Dr. Vegher grew up in Los Angeles and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, he returned home to work in Neurological Rehabilitation. He worked almost exclusively with patients suffering from the after-effects of stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Chris Christensen, DPT, DNSET, CSCS, Co-owner

Dr. Christensen spent much of his high school time in a physical therapy clinic working as an aide for family friends and rehabilitating from athletic injuries. Basketball and baseball allowed him to continue his education at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where he finished with Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Find Power in Wellness

If you’ve tried therapy, classes, or training that resulted in pain or produced minimal results, you know that not all movement is created equal. Precision’s philosophy is based on natural human development and the most advanced scientific research on efficient body motion available. Dr. James Vegher and Dr. Chris Christensen founded Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness after spending years in traditional rehab facilities. Both therapists struggled to reconcile methods they had seen significantly improve the speed of recovery in their patients with traditional physical therapy techniques. By evaluating each patient’s needs and unique body, James and Chris experienced a high rate of success and were able to create a teaching and learning environment for other therapists and patients. When faced with a large number of patients returning to therapy after attempting to exercise and injuring themselves, Precision’s co-owners developed fitness classes that solidify and put into practice the movement principles that keep our clients moving well, without pain, for life.

Whether you are experiencing a sports injury, back pain, post-surgical pain or are looking for something more from a customized wellness program, our expert staff will work with you to reach your goals. We don’t just help your problem or critique your form, we change the way you think and feel about movement.

Our staff works with you, one-on-one, to help ease your pain, wherever it is, to increase your strength and improve your mobility—always addressing the issue at its source. 

If you’ve tried therapy, classes, or training that resulted in pain or produced minimal results, you know that not all movement is created equal. Precision’s philosophy is based on natural human development and the most advanced scientific research on efficient body motion available.

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REHAB & PHYSICAL THERAPY

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SPORTS PERFORMANCE & TRAINING

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FITNESS & HEALTH

We’ve Got You Covered

We’ve Got You Covered

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