Fitness & Sports Performance Training
Physical Therapy San Diego CA

Individualized programs to raise your game and unleash your full potential!

IronCore’s Fitness & Sports Performance training programs are administered by a licensed physical therapist with advanced certification and extensive background in strength & conditioning.

  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Flexibility & Strength
  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Weight Loss
  • Basic Nutritional Guidance
  • Durability
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Health & Wellness
Physical Therapy San Diego CA

A unique healing and wellness experience integrating mind, body, and spirit.

  • Balance
  • Flexibility & Mobility
  • Stability & Strength
  • Stress Reduction
  • Rejuvenation
  • Serenity
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Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy San Diego CA

1:1 hands-on treatment to relieve pain and restore optimal function to ensure safe/effective return to desired leisure & sporting activities.

  • Comprehensive Evaluation/Assessment & Return-To-Sport Screening
  • Preventative/Pre-Surgical Care (“Prehab”)
  • Complete Non-Surgical/Post-Surgical Care
  • Corrective/Functional Mobility & Stability Training
  • Musculoskeletal & Aerobic Health
  • Patient-Centered Hands-On care
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Welcome to IronCore Sports Performance & Physical Therapy

IronCore Sports Performance & Physical Therapy, P.C. is San Diego's elite concierge fitness/sports performance training and orthopedic rehabilitation practice, offering an extensive array of advanced in-person and mobile-based healing and wellness services. We place a premium on what clients/patients value and desire most: time, level of service, quality of care. At IronCore you will experience exceptional customer service and hands-on client/patient centered care.

Call or text today to schedule your complimentary 20-minute initial consultation to learn more about our practice and how best we may serve your needs! Let IronCore help you get back in the game and unleash your ultimate best!

Physical Therapy San Diego CA
We look forward to working with you and exceeding your highest expectation!
What sets us apart from the other clinics?
physical therapy San Diego CA
Great Location
Conveniently nestled between beautiful Sabre Springs and Carmel Mountain Ranch just off the I-15/Ted Williams Parkway.
Qualified Expertise
Doctor of Physical Therapy with internationally-recognized specialty certifications in strength & conditioning, sports rehabilitation, Yoga, Stand-Up Paddling, and Therapeutic Cupping. Former High-School All-American, NCAA Division III collegiate conference-finalist, and Junior National swimmer.
Comprehensive Personalized Care
Thorough/systematic screening, evaluation, and assessment, to ensure accurate plan of care design, while working collaboratively with you to tailor a program best suited to your goals and needs. Customized 1:1 hands-on treatment/training sessions integrating mind, body, and spirit to address the entire individual and not just your presenting condition, within a warm and professional setting. On-going communication with your healthcare team, as well as timely phone/text support to ensure optimal results.
Flexible Appointments
We offer early morning, as well as evening and weekend appointments with same day or next day availability via a simple, user-friendly scheduling system.
Easy Access
We offer home-site/off-site/Tele-mobile services if you are unable to attend your in-studio training/treatment session due to scheduling conflicts to ensure continuity of care and achievement of goals! Additionally, our array of services may be purchased on a pay-as-you-go basis, either individually or in packages, without the undermining stress of insurance mandates.
Advanced proactive healing and wellness combining traditional evidence-based methods with holistic/cutting edge paradigms to safely treat/prevent injury and accelerate recovery, while ensure sustainable fitness, maximal performance and optimal quality of life.
(858) 214-7486

IronCore is a fee-for-service only practice and is not in network with insurance carriers.

This practice model ensures delivery of comprehensive unparalleled health and wellness care, with singular undivided attention to customer service/clinical excellence, without the countless administrative burdens/coverage restrictions created by the insurance carriers, ranging from: high copayments/deductibles, declining reimbursement rates, and visit caps, to excessive documentation and claims processing, all of which undermine both the provider and patient/client.

Below are some additional points on how it can be more desirable and cost efficient to NOT use your insurance for physical therapy, per the current healthcare landscape:

  • Insurance Companies dictate the frequency, type and duration of treatment covered, thereby compromising both quality/quantity of care, and overall outcomes. At some insurance-based facilities, your time spent with the actual licensed clinician is limited to an average of 15 minutes or less, the remaining of which is frequently administered by unlicensed aides/technicians and oftentimes shared amongst 3-4 other patients simultaneously, due to the plethora of demands placed on the therapist by the insurance companies. As a result, you may require additional visits to achieve your desired goals, possibly leading to only transient outcomes.

  • Unmatched customer service and clinical care cannot be rushed or limited. At IronCore, all physical therapy initial evaluations are 90 minutes and follow up treatment sessions 60 minutes. Each treatment session consists of 1:1 manual (hands-on) therapy, as well as appropriate corrective exercise, provided by a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

  • This system ensures ample time for thorough examination/assessment, as well as education regarding your condition, to attack the root cause of your symptoms, while working collaboratively with you and your physician to customize your plan of care, and implement any appropriate modifications to your program, to ensure maximal healing, optimal function, full achievement of your goals, and lasting results.

  • Thus: when you consider the investment in time and money, with the accompanying service and value obtained from comprehensive, effective, time-efficient, patient-centered care, without the stress of confronting multiple mandates from the insurance carriers, the average out-of-pocket expense at IronCore is a substantial savings vs. traditional insurance-based clinics.

About the Doctor

Gopal T. Raghunath received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MSPT) from the University of Rhode Island in 2001. In 2007 following completion of his orthopedic/sports residency, he earned his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) from The University of St. Augustine.

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Success Stories

  • This guy is thorough. I’ve been in and out of physical therapy in the past 4 years, each time, going to a different place. I last went to the Center for Holistic Medicine in Deerfield, and they are good at everything they do, including physical therapy, but this guy is REALLY knowledgeable.

    Justin G.

  • If I could give 1,000 stars I would. We reluctantly went looking for a new physical therapist when our group insurance carrier changed at the beginning of the year. We went with Gopal based on Angie’s List and Yelp reviews

    Kim L.

  • I had surgery on the lumbar spine in September 2015, which followed two years of conservative treatments and a lot of pain. Before and after the surgery, I have been to many health care professionals, such as massage therapists, osteopaths, acupuncturists, etc. But a friend recommended Gopal Raghunath and I will go nowhere else now.

    Michael L.

  • Buffalo Grove Physical Therapy & Sport Rehabilitation is a phenomenal medical practice. As a professional athlete and coach, I strongly recommend this place to anyone recovering from an injury but athletes of all ages can uniquely benefit from Gopal’s expertise.

    David S.

  • I highly recommend the Buffalo Grove Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center for anyone looking for relief from ailments causing pain in any way, physical therapy rehabilitation from surgeries, and personal training to increase your day to day functionality, strength, and conditioning. Dr. Gopal Raghunath is very knowledgeable in all aspects of recovery and rehabilitation and sports performance training.

    Janet F.

  • Buffalo Grove Physical Therapy… Words can explain how awesome this place is. This is my second time going here for treatment. The treatment is outstanding; I had a total knee replacement and I am seeing amazing results. They treat you like a real person and you can really tell they care about their patients. They staff is totally amazing they are always very friendly and willing to do anything to you for caring about me!!!

    Vicki T.