Our Philosophy

Imagine this. When you get here it's all about you. You're "it". The entire visit with your San Diego physical therapist. or doctor is centered around giving you an experience uncommon in today's impersonal medical world. After all, you are a dignified human being with specific needs that require talented people who truly care, delivered in a spa-like environment that is first class in every respect. Our goal at San Diego Spine & Rehab is to markedly improve your life. Pain management and relief is usually the first step. Restoring your human potential and optimizing your health is next. We continuously ask ourselves the question, "how can we best serve your health needs?" We live in that question. And the answer, in short, is always the same: a commitment to excellence in everything we do. Excellence is the answer. It's what we value most. As such, our staff is continuously upgrading their knowledge base in order to give you the best. San Diego Spine & Rehab combines several specialities: San Diego physicians, San Diego physical therapists, San Diego chiropractors, San Diego massage therapists and other rehab specialists. The San Diego physical therapists' and doctor's goal is to help you move from pain, injury, or dysfunction to pain-free restoration of function in the shortest possible time. 

Robert B. Daigneault M.D.

Medical Director
Dr. Daigneault graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1965 and, most recently, spent 15 years as Medical Director and Treating Physician at physical medicinie/multi-disciplinary facilities in Encinitas and San Diego. As SDSRs Medical Director, he integrates his experience and judgment into the planning and implementation of physical medicine programs.

Phuong Tran, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Phuong Tran is a board certified Physician Assistant who graduated Stanford University, School of Medicine in 2005. Physical medicine and rehab has been her specialty since graduation with an emphasis in preventative medicine. Phuong also holds a B.A. Degree in Human Development from CSU, San Marcos in 2003 and an A.S. Degree in Cardiovascular Technology from Grossmont College in 1999; ARDMS board certified in Vascular Sonography. She continues to work per diem at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla

Brett K. Allan , D.C.


As Clinic Director, Dr. Allan plays an integral role clinically, oversees the practices departments, and leads SDSRs innovations in patient care. After graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1984, he started his own family practice. In November 2000, he launched Direct Health Medical Center, a multi-specialty practice, which is now evolved into San Diego Spine and Rehab of today. 

Brett K. Allan Jr, D.C.

Clinic Chiropractor

Dr. Brett is the Clinic Chiropractor at SDSR. He graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2006. Since completing his degree, he has been coordinating multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs to optimize patient care at SDSR. Dr. Brett is specialized in sports rehabilitation therapy, treating and preventing injury for sports enthusiasts and athletes.

Jesse James Simmons, DPT, ATC, CES, NASM-CPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Jesse Simmons achieved a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California. While in pursuit of professional studies his interests fell in the arena of manual therapy, which involves hands on approach to mobilizing soft tissues and joints. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training attained at San Diego State University, at which time he practiced sports medicine at the University of California San Diego's athletic training facility. The foundation of his career was laid as personal trainer, in which he directed clients toward fitness goals with use of credentials supplied by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Sports Fitness Specialist. Jesse was also enlisted in the U.S. Army, in which he was assigned to a Ranger Battalion. Dr. Simmons is dedicated to providing the utmost excellence of physical therapy services, while delivering tools for empowering patients to take charge towards healing.

Andrea Hill, DPT

Physical Therapist

Andrea graduated with her Bachelors of Science from the University of Dayton before doing on to earn her Doctoral degree from Northwestern University in 2013.  Her last position specialized in the use of McKenzie principles and evidence based practice to treat spinal conditions.  Andrea also practices Pilates and has successfully integrated Pilates philosophy and techniques into her practice as a physical therapist to enhance overall spinal alignment, core strength, and posture.  She is new to the California area, having moved from Chicago, but is enjoying the weather and outdoor activities.

Robyn Kramer, MPT

Physical Therapist

She has been a physical therapist for the past 11 years. She attended the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physical Therapy degrees. In the course of her studies she had the opportunity tointern at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota where she worked in the Rehabilitation department. Since graduating she has spent her time traveling the country performing physical therapy in multiple settings such as Outpatient clinics, hospital inpatient Rehab, and Home health care.  Over the years she has realized that her true passion was working in the outpatient clinics where she could create individualized exercise programs and perform manual therapy utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques to treat and mobilize soft tissues and joints. During her travels Robyn began a personal practice of pilates. In 2012, she became a certified pilates instructor and is currently utilizing many pilates techniques in her physical therapy practice. Robyn is committed to educating, listening and problem solving. By sharing her knowledge, she wants to inspire her patients to take charge of their lives and to feel confident that with the right treatment they will not only feel better but that it will empower them to live a pain-free life.

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