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Dr. Steve Politis, DPT

Physical Therapist

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Dr. Steve Politis practices Physical Therapy in Santa Barbara, specializing in movement conditions related to pain, sports/fitness performance, and injury prevention. His approach is highly individualized, focusing on his clients’ priorities and their confident participation in living life fully. He enjoys working with a wide cross section of people with varying needs, goals and abilities.

He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BS in Biopsychology, and went on to complete his Doctoral in Physical Therapy at Arizona School of Health Sciences.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), License: California
  • Doctor of Manual Therapy (DMT), Residency; Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science* (FAFS), Gray Institute

  • University of California Santa Barba, BS Biopsychology
  • Arizona School of Health Sciences, DPT
  • Residency and Fellowship, Ola Grimbsy Institute
  • Fellowship Gray Institute

  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, (CKTP)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, (CSCS)
  • MovNat Instructor

  • American Physical Therapy Association, (APTA)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, (AAOMPT)
  • California Physical Therapy Association, (CAPTA)
  • SolveMasters, Member

As a specialist and expert orthopedic physical therapist in Santa Barbara we take a holistic approach to you and your body. Most insurance-based physical therapy clinics can only focus on one body part at a time, that’s all the insurance companies will pay for. But you are not merely a collection of isolated body parts. You are a whole person, a body-mind-&-spirit together as an integrated person. At Kineci we appreciate that you are more than just a painful body part.

Some of the Conditions We Treat

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  • Pain with Activity
  • Chronic Pain Conditions
  • Complex Multiple Body Parts Pain and Conditions
  • Unresolved Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Recurring Conditions
  • Old Injuries and Surgeries
  • Repetitive Stress or Overuse Injuries
  • Acute - Fresh Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Post-Surgical
  • Second Opinions
...and so much more!