Photo of Dr. David Evans, PT, DPT


Water & Sports Physical Therapy, Inc.
2999 Mission Blvd, Suite 101
San Diego, California
Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm  
Tue 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm  
Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  


Dr. David Evans, PT, DPT, received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California. The University of St. Augustine gave him a strong background in orthopedic and manual physical therapy. This has allowed Dr. Evans to receive an advanced education in evaluating and treating an array of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. He has taken multiple advanced classes in the evaluation and treatment of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines, as well the lumbar/pelvic complex and extremity integration. Dr. Evans has also received advanced training in evaluating and treating the temporomandibular joint. While in the last semester of his doctoral program, Dr. Evans was asked by various faculty members to become a teacher’s assistant in the neuromuscular courses at the University of St. Augustine. Teaching his fellow students has allowed him to confidently evaluate and treat patients with neurological-based diseases. He was also an anatomy tutor for his fellow colleagues and taught them the importance of understanding the make-up of the human body when treating patients. Dr. Evans has had internships at the Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, at Palomar Heights Care Center in Escondido, and at the Sharp Rees Stealy outpatient orthopedic clinic in La Mesa. These clinical rotations have given him the knowledge to evaluate and treat various musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and metabolic dysfunctions. Prior to attending the University of St. Augustine, Dr. Evans attended San Diego State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. During his undergraduate education, he worked at Water and Sports Physical Therapy for 3 years as a Lead Exercise Specialist at the Mission Beach and downtown locations. Dr. Evans believes that good communication is the most important part of the therapist-patient relationship. He believes that a patient has a need to be educated about their condition and that a physical therapist should do everything in his power to make sure that a patient understands their condition and how it is going to be treated. Dr. Evans believes that a good physical therapist needs to have advanced knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to truly understand the complexities of the human body. With this knowledge, a physical therapist will have the ability to successfully evaluate and treat patients with a multitude of dysfunctions. Lastly, he believes that a physical therapist should not treat just the pain that the patient is experiencing, but should focus on treating the dysfunctional cause of the pain. Dr. Evans is a born and raised San Diegan and enjoys exploring all of the beaches, parks, and mountains that San Diego has to offer. Participating in and watching sports like basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and golf are a passion of his. Because of this, Dr. Evans’ main goal in treatment of his patients, whether they be a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, is to get them healthy and back to the lifestyle they enjoy.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

Aquatic Therapy, Manual Therapy, Land-Based Therapy