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Meet Dave Gerbarg of One Nine Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dave Gerbarg.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
One Nine was developed to shift the patient experience in the current healthcare model by leveraging experienced professionals, technology, and resources. This is the genesis of a Doctoral thesis by our founder Dr. Dave Gerbarg during his graduate program at the University of Colorado.

One Nine has successfully improved patient outcomes, reduced visits, increased patient satisfaction, and resulted in a faster return to sports for thousands of patients in the 3 years of its existence. We believe this impact has been achieved because we solve all complex health business decisions by answering the simple question – “what is best for the patient”. By leveraging technology, harnessing remote work strategies, and immersing ourselves in the community, One Nine has grown tremendously in the past year.

One Nine has grand plans for 2019 and we are proud to be a part of the Solana Beach community and America’s Finest City.

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Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I am very intentional about the business decision I make, as most small business owners are. Barriers abound when swimming against the current in a beast of an ocean like the American healthcare system. We do things very differently and for good reason. That doesn’t come without a few bruises along the way.

Not to mention, I boot-strapped this business with $2,000 and a handful of clients, and in doing so, learned a lot of hard lessons. However, once you gain momentum with direct-to-consumer efforts like this and continue to treat every patient like your most important, good things tend to just happen.

Please tell us about One Nine Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy.
One Nine provides 1-on-1 Physical Therapy and Injury Prevention services for athletes of all ages. We are known for getting athletes from traditional (boring) rehab back to the field faster and stronger than before the injury. Our PTs are all Doctorally trained, hold strength and conditioning specialties, and all played high-level athletics.

We are most proud of our track record and positive community response. We have been fortunate enough to help a lot of people get out of seriously rough situations and they show their love for it.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have tapped a few of my clients for start-up capital. My ego likely got in the way as I tried to forge my own path without any help. Business loans are essentially not available without a business record, so that was a no-go. However, private money was likely available and I didn’t seek it early enough.


  • Physical Therapy Evaluation – $150
  • Physical Therapy 1hour session – $140
  • Physical Therapy 30min session – $80
  • Injury Prevention Assessment – $145
  • ASTYM Treatment – $70

Contact Info:

  • Address: 722 Genevieve St Suite S
  • Website:
  • Phone: 8588486639
  • Email:

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