Dr. Adriana P Mesa, DPT

Physical Therapist, Powerlifter, and BJJ Blue Belt in Santa Cruz, California

Adriana graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009 with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. In 2012, she earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from EIM Institute of Health Professions. She is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) with additional certifications in Y-Balance and Functional Movement Screening (FMS), and is also a NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) as well as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

Her professional expertise includes utilizing a variety of manual therapy techniques and treating patients with orthopedic, post-surgical, and sports related injuries. Adriana has a special interest in ankle/foot disorders, as well as, knee and shoulder pathology. She's also a Certified Clinical Instructor and the Coordinator for Clinical Education at Santa Cruz Spine and Sport Physical Therapy.

Other interests include competitive Powerlifting and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, both as an athlete of these sports and treating patients involved in these sports.

  • Education
    • Florida Gulf Coast University
    • Florida International University