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About Us

Why Transitions Therapies West?


TRANSITIONS THERAPIES WEST Aquatic and Physical Therapy is one of the area's most progressive private physical therapy practices specializing in the treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. The highly experienced therapy staff consists of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants, and certified Pilates instructors. Our skilled support staff is sensitive to the discomfort and inconvenience of an illness or disability. We provide state-of-the-art equipment and manual techniques that research has proven to be effective and efficient treatments in a caring, compassionate and professional environment.

Over 32 years ago, our founder, Cheryl Schuhmann-Wertheimer, PT, DPT, laid the groundwork to establish a center in the Conejo Valley that would benefit the community across generations and physical abilities. The centerpiece of this clinic is the SwimEx 600T therapy pool. The SwimEx features a hydraulic lift chair, an average temperature of 92-94°F, 4' and 5' depths, a variable current, and 10 stations for a variety of treatments.Our advanced therapies also include functional testing and exercise, the Pilates method using a full complement of Pilates equipment, isokinetic testing and strengthening, use of the BTE (Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment), weight training, core strengthening, manual therapy techniques, and expert techniques for PFD (patellofemoral disorders).

Our comprehensive rehabilitation center uses advanced healing techniques available to produce results that will return our patients to an active lifestyle. Our patients are children, students, athletes, working adults, moms, dads, and senior citizens. We treat pre and post-surgical patients, sports injuries and conditioning, balance and gait training, orthopedic pain and injuries, lymph edema, women's health issues, fibromyalgia, birth defects, and many others. We utilize the most current, scientifically based, treatment techniques that including manual treatments, patient education, therapeutic and functional exercises specifically designed to reach your goals using Pilates equipment, isokinetics, pulley systems, cardio equipment and a variety of equipment that can be also be followed at home or at your gym. Our therapists will customize an individual treatment plan so that staff and patient can work together to achieve the highest levels of physical function in their daily activities.

Call for an appointment to see how we can help make your recovery as quick and painless as possible.