Bakersfield Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy is commonly known as BSMART PT. This is well said as we truly believe that this is the SMART choice when choosing physical therapy to address any and all of your musculo-skeletal needs.
- Joint Pain
- Muscle and ligament sprains
- Post surgical rehab
- General wellness and fitness maintenance
- Sports Specific Training
A few of the many different services we offer.
Stroke, Parkinson's disease
Traumatic Brain Injury
Our Physical Therapists
BSMART has four outstanding physical therapists, two at each location.
Anthony (Tony) received his Bachelor's degree in History from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1996, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1999. He was certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2000, and as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2002. He has been a co-owner of BSMART since ints inception in 2000. He is fluent in Spanish, and enjoys opportunities he has to expand his vocabulary as he works with his Spanish-speaking patients. He and his wife, Angela, are the parents of four children, whom he has loved raising in Bakersfield. His hobbies include baseball and American history.
Darin Siebert served in the United States Navy from 1988 to 1994. He received his Bachelor's degree in Pre-Physical Therapy from San Diego State University (SDSU) in 1996, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1999. He was certified as a Certified Strength and Condtiiong Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2000, and as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2002. He has been a co-owner of BSMART since its inception in 2000. He is an avid lover of cats and coffee.
Cory Frehner received his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 1999, his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from UNLV in 2001, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UNLV in 2007. He became interested in physical therapy after a baseball injury in high school. Cory ahs been working in an outpatient orthopedic setting for over 15 years adn has been co-owner of BSMART since 2009. He has been married to his wife, Katie, since 1995, and has three children (Peyton, Emma, and Kevin). Cory enjoys running, working out, playing softball, and watching the Dodgers.
Adam Ricks received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2010, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from California State University of Long Beach (CSULB) in 2015. He chose to become a physical therapist to help people better understand how their bodies work and what tehy can do to optimize their funiction and obtain a better quality of life. He has experience working in orthopedic and neurological settings. He has been married to his wife, Mindy, since 2008, and has three children (Sadie, Hailey, and Aiden). His main hobby is spending time with his family. Additionally, he enjoys running, swimming, surfing, reading, and working as a physical therapist.
Testimonials from a few of the many patients over the years.
BSMART was recommended to me by two friends who had been there. Right off, I was impressed. The doctros are very hands on with each patient. The assistants know each of the exercises the doctors order and work with them, all for the good of the patient. Their focus is improvement in whatever your condition is. My rotator cuff issues in both arms were treated with patience, concern, and hard work. Improvement took time, but my range of motion is greatly improved with little or no pain in my arms and shoulders. I would recommend BSMART to anyone who has need of physical therapy. They are the best, they are fun to be around, and they care about you.
I had both knees replaced. The right knee in September, 2016, and the left in April 2017. Each time the therapists and staff of BSMART were priceless in the ultimate success and outcome of these surgeries. Throughout the process, the staff of BSMART were very courteous, thoughtful, compassionate, and helpful. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else ever for any other physical therapy I might require. In fact, I am currently back again for their help and expertise on another unrelated health issue!
Family atomosphere. The therapist and staff are excellent. I came in with a shoulder injury and had surgery. With their help, I was able to regain full rotation and was given exercises to continue at home. I am very pleased with the results. Thank you BSMART for everything. Adam and Tony, you're the best.
Mike and Cheryle K.
I am a huge believer in the benefits of physical therapy (PT)! Many years ago, after a few not so good expereinces with large and impersonal PT providers, my local orthopedist recommended BSMART. It seems that Tony Frehner and Darin Siebert had reached out to him to promote their new office and not only was he ery impressed with them, he told me that if he needed PT, he would use BSMART! I am so glad I took his advice and called BSMART. We are approaching our 70's now (ouch) and despite our relatively good health, we have had our share of medical issues requiring PT. Fortunately, we have been able to rely on teh expertise and experience of Tony, Darin, Cory, Adam, and staff to provide the best of care with the back, knee replacement, shoulder and foot surgeries and other aches and pains which have temporarily affected our lifestyle. It has also been comforting to us to know how well they work with our physicians and insurance providers to make sure we get the services we need with minimal out of pocket expenses. We have always been pleased with the individual attention we receive from BSMART therapists and their staff. They make you feel like you are not just a number and everyone is on a first name basis! Their goal is to get to know each patient, to make every patient feel like he/she is important and to provide the positive atmosphere we all need to feel better during recuperation. Besides taht, the BSMART staff always tries to make tehrapy an enjoyable experience for their patients.We have been satisifed BSMART patients for well over a decade and will not hesitate to ask for their help whenver the need arises! Go Dodgers! Go Trojans!
The therapy team at BSMART was a huge factor in my recovery from not 1, but 2 knee replacement surgeries. The Team, and I do mean Team, they all work tohether to ensure that you as a patient can leave knowing you have done everything possible to get bakc to life as you know it. They not only are knowledgeable, but they educate you so you (if you are willing) can take this info home and continue for your benefit. Would recommend to anyone taht cares about their body.
Meet our Staff
Meet the wonderful people that bring life to BSMART Physical Therapy.
- Front Office Staff
- PT Aides
Front Office Staff
Front Office Staff
Front Office Staff / PT Aide
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we offer Occupational Therapy (OT) ?
We do not employ any occupational therapy at our clinics. However, the term "OT" is often used as a term for "hand therapy." We commonly see patients for hand/ wrist rehabilitation at both of our clinics. Please call and ask one of our therapists if you have any additional questions.
What insurance do we accept?
We are providers for Medicare, Anthem/ Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, and many other PPO's. We are also providers for most workers compensation companies. We are not providers for any HMO's or Medicaid.
Do we offer Pediatric Services?
We do see children for certain orthopedic and neurologic conditions. Please call for more specific details pertaining to your needs.
Do I need a referral to attend therapy?
The State of California allows therapists to see pateints without a prescription or referral (direct access). However, your insurance company may require a prescription from your physician for P.T. to be a covered benefit. This can usually be clarified by calling your insurance company and asking them about your specific policy.
Do we do sports physicals?
Can I pay for services in cash?
Yes, our standard rate is $75.00 per session.