Gale Hazeltine is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics with over 20 years of practical experience. She’s an expert in spine rehabilitation, as well as other types of sport-related injuries and preventative care. Gale treats her clients in their home or office and works to create a customized rehabilitation program for their specific needs and goals.
Gale Hazeltine is seriously one of the best physical therapists around. Her passion for her job truly gives you hope and gets you through each session. I struggled with back pain for a couple of years. Many therapists before couldn’t figure out what was causing my pain. Gale knew exactly what it was over a quick phone call. Once she identified the injury we went to work right away. With my job and being a mom of two I was grateful she knew her craft and could help me heal quickly. I am forever grateful for this woman.
As a lifetime martial artist (40 years) and with over 300 shows on the professional rock and roll road, nobody could be more dependent on their back than me. After several surgeries, my professional future would’ve been bleak without Gale Hazeltine’s superb direction. I still maintain routine contact and utilize her instruction every single day. The results have been literally worth millions.
David Lee Roth
I have been representing major league baseball players for 24 years and I’ve endured four back surgeries from injuries sustained on the basketball floor in my youth. If anyone understands the importance of core strengthening and preventative back care, it’s me.
I came to Gale through my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robert Watkins, nine years ago. She has not only been an immense help to me personally, but also to many of the players for whom I work, including but not limited to David Bell. Gale is dedicated, tough, prepared and far ahead of the curve. I would recommend unqualifiedly an association with Gale to anyone looking to improve and enhance the physical performance of their athletes as it relates to backs, core strengthening and preventive back treatment.
Five years after suffering a potentially career-ending back injury, and countless hours with other specialists and types of therapy, Gale got me back on track and pain-free in just a few weeks. Going from very limited mobility and frequent, painful episodes, to literally being back in running shoes and planning a return to rowing, just by working with Gale, bordered on a miracle. Her attention to detail, creativity and determination to fix the problem through work and exercise, instead of medication, shows me what a true professional and how dedicated to her craft she is. I haven’t felt this good in years, and had almost forgotten what a pain-free day is like. I would highly recommend Gale to anyone; and can personally vouch for being pain free and stronger than ever.
Former U.S. National Rowing Champion
Gale Hazeltine has been an excellent rehab specialist for our patients. She has taken on the toughest rehabilitation problems we have had with professional athletes, to adolescent athletes, as well as older recreational athletes. She has done a great job! She is a core stabilization specialist with many other attributes that enable her to do a comprehensive rehabilitation program. I would highly recommend her in any clinical setting in which rehabilitation is critical.
Robert G. Watkins M.D.
Director Spine Surgery
I have had ongoing back trouble for several years and came to California for treatment and a consultation with Gale Hazeltine.
She knew precisely what I needed to do to get me into baseball playing shape and back on the field. I continue to follow her program religiously and I’m grateful and appreciative of the follow-up care that I continue to receive. I am currently injury free and stronger than ever.
Major League Baseball
As a patient of the Dr. Robert Watkins, with a very bad back, I would only settle for the very best physical therapist and he said there is only one…Gale. Her incredible knowledge and insight of trunk stabilization set me on a path to a quick recovery and pain-free living. Whether you’re an athlete or an accountant…I would provide Gale the highest recommendation to anyone who needs to get back on their feet; regardless of their profession.
Chief Marketing Officer – 360fly
Mrs. Hazeltine was like an angel sent from God when she helped me find my way after my surgery … Gale is an asset to any facility that she is involved with. She is a dedicated, intelligent, and hardworking individual who has done so much for me, as well as others. Her knowledge and genuine personality make her one of a kind. It has been two years since my surgery and recently I have signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Lions, which I would not have been able to do without Gale’s unselfish help.
University of Miami
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy
University of California Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties