Rehabilitation Specialities

Rehab staff working with a resident

Boulder Creek boasts one of the best therapy departments in San Diego, CA. Our experienced in-house therapy staff will guide residents through the rehabilitation process with high-performance goals, efficiency, and kindness. A therapist, with proven results, will work with our residents from admission to discharge, providing unmatched continuity of care.

We specialize in:

  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Total hip and knee replacement
  • Back surgery recovery
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Status post-fractures
  • Stroke recovery
  • Cardiac wellness rehabilitation
  • New assistive device training
  • Fall prevention
  • Vestibular rehabilitation


Our facility is proud to offer specialized equipment to provide a complete approach to the rehabilitation experience. Not only do we use specialized equipment, but our rehabilitation team is also specialized in several areas.


Rehabilitation Staff

Kelly Scheufler – Director of Rehabilitation
Areas of specialty:

  • Dementia strategies for patients and caregivers
  • Therapy strategies for stroke and neurological conditions
  • Treatment of patients pulmonary conditions including COPD
  • Fall prevention


Rosebelle Sotto – Physical Therapist
Area of specialty: Hip fractures in the post-acute setting


Grace Knighton – Speech Therapist
Areas of specialty:

  • Dysphagia exercise, treatment, and rehabilitation
  • Cognitive therapy for patients with depression and dementia


Julius Ramirez – Occupational Therapy
Area of specialty: ADL retraining in the post-acute setting


Marilyn Elemparo – Physical Therapy Assistant
Area of specialty: Certification in Tai Chi for rehabilitation


Sheryll Markovich – Occupational Therapy Assistant
Area of specialty: CVA rehabilitation


Alma Garcia – Physical Therapist
Area of specialty: Stroke recovery


David Chon – Physical Therapist
Area of specialty: Selective physical movement assessment

Specialized Equipment


The Bungee Mobility Trainer

This device improves static and dynamic stability, mobility and weight-bearing ability. The key benefits of this device are to enhance the reacquisition of motor abilities, improve balance and reduce the number of therapists needed.
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Sit-To-Stand Trainer

This equipment actively assists the standing motion with support at the knee, trunk, and arms to promote early mobility. The key benefits from this equipment are to encourage early weight-bearing and active mobilization at the hips and knees, to improve standing balance and stability, to significantly improve transfers, and to improve rehabilitation without physical strain to the therapist.
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