Our Mission

Our mission is to offer high quality one-on-one care to our patients to assist in their recovery from injuries and achieve their goals. Our professional staff is trained to educate patients, relieve painful conditions, maximize individual well-being and help patients get back to doing what they love to do!

We offer flexible schedules as well as home physical therapy options that can accommodate your specific needs.

About Dr. Parisa Refaat

Dr. Parisa Refaat, PT, DPT, CLT, is the owner of Belmont Shore Physical Therapy since 2008. Dr. Refaat received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy form NOVA Southeastern University in 2007 and her Master’s degree from Howard University in 2001.  She is practicing more than 15 years in different outpatient clinics with various patient populations at any ages. 

Dr. Refaat is specialized in Lymphedema management, Geriatrics and orthopedic disorders. She is an active clinical instructor since 2011 and working closely with CSULB, Department of Physical Therapy.

Her mission as a provider is to provide patients with individualized treatment in a pleasant and safe environment. She is passionate about helping people to move in pain-free pattern with an optimum life style.

Dr. Refaat is dedicated to creating that atmosphere through her supportive husband and the employment of staff that represents her commitment to the patient and their physicians.

Her hobbies include hiking, cooking, yoga and gardening.

Dr. Refaat is an active member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), California chapter.

About Dr. Nicole Medina

Dr. Nicole Medina graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA in 2014 receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She attended California State University, Long Beach where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology emphasis Exercise Science in 2009.

Her mission as a Physical Therapist is to educate her patients on their impairments/restrictions and to promote ways of self healing. Dr. Medina specializes in movement analysis, manual therapy and corrective exercise to address her patient’s needs. Along with the rehabilitative process, Dr. Medina is passionate about “pre-habilitation”, a process of maintaining one-self and seeking longevity by preventing injury and improving movement patterns.

Current certifications include: Women’s Pelvic Health Specialist (Herman and Wallace), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) Certified.

General Interests: Olympic Weightlifting, exploring new ways in her mobility, reading and enjoying good food and good friends!