Mitchelle Giorgi, DPT

Mitchelle was born in Bogota, Colombia being raised in a family that loves sports and is passionate about the medical field. Her and her family moved to San Diego, California where her love for sports and passion for medicine grew further. She played soccer at Grossmont High School and moved on to play at the collegiate level for Grossmont College. Throughout her soccer career, she had many injuries which introduced her to physical therapy and rehabilitation. Being able to personally go through rehabilitation for numerous injuries she has noticed the importance of persistence, mental toughness, encouragement, and hard work in order to return to full recovery.

Mitchelle began her new journey towards becoming a physical therapist at Pepperdine University where she earned a Bachelor's degree of science in sports medicine and a coaching minor. She also did work study at the athletic training center where she was able to partake in the rehabilitation of division I collegiate athletes for three years alongside excellent athletic trainers. While completing herundergraduate degree she competed in intramural soccer and basketball, volunteered to help communities in need, as well as went on a medical mission to the Dominican Republic. After graduation she took two years off from her educational journey to save money and work at the Orthopaedic Institute as a physical therapy aide and at the Boys and Girls Club as a recreational aide. During that time, she also coached and played soccer at several indoorcenters as well as competed in a competitive women's soccer league.

Mitchelle continued to pursue her education at the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California where she graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While completing her degree she was able to successfully complete courses towards attaining a Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) which she plans to finish. These courses have further developed her manual and clinical skills specific to spine and extremity evaluation and manipulation. These skills will enable Mitchelle to further personalize treatments with hands-on therapy and evidence-based practice to facilitate recovery and accomplish a patient's goals.

In her spare time, Mitchelle enjoys playing/watching sports, traveling, backpacking, hiking, snowboarding, being outdoors, and eating ethnic foods.