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We help active adults and athletes live an active & passionate life without avoiding activities, unnecessary surgery, and reliance on pain medication.

Wondering If Active Physical Therapy Is Right For You?

Active Physical Therapy

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Availability & Pricing

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Discovery Visit

We realize some people may be unsure if physical therapy is right for them. Are you wondering if it’ll work or if we can help with your problem? If that sounds like you and you’d like to come see for yourself how we can help you, just fill out the simple form below.

Our Mission

To empower patients through 1-on-1 care focused on blending physical therapy with strength and conditioning principles in order to get patients better, faster, with less chance of reinjury.

What We Offer

Step 1:

Find The Real Cause of Your Pain
We’ll take you through a comprehensive biomechanical assessment and identify the cause of your problem. Then we’ll explain what must be done to get you back to full speed and back to the activities you enjoy.

Step 2:

Fix Your Problem Areas
We’ll develop a treatment plan that will be tailored specifically to you and your goals. This will ultimately allow us to get you stronger, pain-free, and on track to reach your goals more effectively and efficiently.

Step 3:

Active Physical Therapy
Once we get you back to exercising pain free, we’ll implement strategies to get you performing at an even higher level than you were prior to your injury. We’ll also implement strategies to “bulletproof” your body.

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Active Physical Therapy In California...

50+ 5-Star Reviews!

- Avery Rosenthal

5/5
“I had dislocated my shoulder 5 times in the last year and was looking for some sort of progress besides surgery. Within the first week with Christian I had already gained so much mobility and confidence. Such an awesome experience, highly recommend!! “

- Chris Koller

5/5
“Both my wife and I have worked with and very happy to recommend Christian and Active Physical Therapy. I was dealing with severe shoulder pain following a bad fall. He gave me the exercises that helped me get back into the gym quickly and tips to improve my form and longevity as an athlete. “

- Terra Farley

5/5
“Really love the time taken and attention to details. I came in with a irritated Achilles’ tendon issue. After a few visits I’m noticing definite improvement. This is a awesome option for Redding. Christian is easy to talk to and no judgement what so ever.”

Our Advantages- Why choose us?

Highest Quality
You will have a physical therapist working with you 1:1 for your entire visit. This allows us to make each visit highly efficient and maximize rehab progress to get you back doing what you love.

Decreased Visit Frequency

For busy active people, maximizing the efficiency of your visits makes rehab a realistic path to recovery. Do you have kids? Do you work a busy job? Do you live an active life? We can help maximize your recovery and decrease the frequency of visits.

No Referral Needed

No referral for PT treatment is required. Taking this barrier away makes setting up a visit as simple as contacting us to make an appointment and to see that we are the right fit for you.

Casual Clinic Environment

Our clinic is different than most clinics you will see. We offer an environment that focuses on whole person wellness to help you feel safe and relaxed in our casual rehab environment.

Practitioners Network

We will work closely with all your health practitioners and enable you to receive the best care possible through thorough communication.

Therapy Goals

Our goals are determined by a thorough initial consultation which helps us identify what goals are most important to you and to help you return to an active lifestyle as we form a plan together to help you get there.

Get To Know Dr. Christian Mercill DPT...

Husband and father to 5 kids, Christian graduated from high school in Redding in 2005. He went on to graduate with his doctorate in physical therapy from Loma Linda University in 2011. He has served the Redding area for the last 11 years in outpatient orthopaedics and home health settings.

Helping the Redding area achieve outcomes and returning to their active life through superior care is our goal. Christian enjoys many outdoor pursuits including mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing, trail running, wake-boarding, golfing, and many other activities.

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