Inniss Physical Therapy

About Us

Specializing in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, Inniss Physical Therapy has been owned and operated by Bruce and Leah Inniss since its opening in 1985.

Bruce B. Inniss Physical Therapist, PT, MsPT, OCS

Bruce B. Inniss, P.T., O.C.S.  Born and raised in San Diego, Bruce graduated from San Diego State University in 1977 with high honors and distinction in his major of physical education.  He attended the University of Southern California (USC) and earned his Master’s of Physical Therapy from 1977-1979.  He became licensed as a physical therapist in February 1980.  Since that time, Bruce has worked exclusively in outpatient physical therapy practices.  He was the director of Physical Therapy for the San Diego Sports Medicine Center from November, 1981 through 1985.  In 1985, Bruce and his wife Leah started Inniss Physical Therapy.  Bruce has extensive course work on a variety of orthopedic physical therapy topics including joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, MET, cranio-sacral, shoulder, foot and ankle rehabilitation.  Bruce first obtained the Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1996.  He has re-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2005 and again in 2016. 

Leah A. Inniss Physical Therapist PT, MsPT

Leah Inniss specializes in orthopedic physical therapy and has worked for more than 30 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting. Leah graduated from Stanford University before receiving her Master's Degree from University of Southern California.  In 1985, Leah and her husband Bruce started Inniss Physical Therapy.  Leah has taken numerous continuing education courses in joint mobilization, evaluation and treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, shoulder and ankle joints as well as the cranio-sacral region.

 Darlene Schaeffer PT, DPT, CSCS

Darlene is a San Diego native and loves outdoor activities.  She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from USC in 2003.  She became a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2002. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with emphasis in Physiology and a minor in Nutrition Science with emphasis in biochemistry from UC Davis. 

Specialties: Sports Medicine/Sports related Injuries, Orthopedics, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Geriatrics, Visceral Mobilization, Neurological Rehabilitation, Strain Counterstrain and Muscle Energy techniques, and Vertigo/Dizziness or balance disorders

Colette Wall BSc, PT, OCS

Colette graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Physical Therapy.  Following graduation, she worked primarily with sports and complex Worker’s Compensation injuries, including work site hardening and employee injury prevention training.  She was also a board member for the Canadian Orthopedic Division Executive.

Colette moved to San Diego in 2004 where she began working at Inniss Physical Therapy. She works primarily with orthopedic injuries and has attended numerous continuing education courses in manual therapy, shoulder rehabilitation and vestibular and balance training. Colette is married and has two children.  She is a certified Les Mills BodyPump, BodyFlow and CXWORX instructor.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, teaching group fitness classes, and enjoying the California sun. 

Ashton B. Inniss Office Manager, JD, Esq

Ashton manages the business side of the physical therapy practice including insurance and billing, among various administrative tasks. He graduated from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles after earning his BA from UC Santa Barbara. When not seated upon an exercise ball in front of the computer, Ashton enjoys various human and wave powered outdoor activities; shares his home with a wonderful woman, a cat, a rat, and two fish.

Dara Cale PT Aide, BS

Dara earned her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy from San Diego State University.  She was born and raised in the San Diego.  She plans to continue her education and obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, in the near future.  She hopes to later specialize in working with patients with neurological and orthopedic disorders. 

Jose Dorantes  PT Aide, BS

Jose is a graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. Jose is fluent in Spanish and looks forward to earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. His passion for health and wellness extends into to personal training as well as snuggles with his new puppy. 

Arielle Gerrish PT Aide, BS

Arielle graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. She is interested in the scientific research side of human movement, and seeks to earn a Master's degree in Kinesiology, where she hopes learn about conducting her own research and developing equipment to help bodies move more efficiently. She enjoys being active in many environments, including near the ocean, at the gym, and in the dance studio.




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