Better Technology. Better Healthcare.

RISE Healthcare Group (RHG) is a dynamic collection of physical therapy practices and outpatient rehabilitation clinics throughout Southern California.


We combine first-in-class clinical care with cutting-edge technology to provide innovative treatment protocols that result in better patient outcomes. Together, with our affiliate partners, we are on a mission to reimagine what patient care can be.

Introducing HAL​

The Hybrid Assistive Limb (“HAL”) is the first exoskeleton powered by the wearer’s intention to move.

How it works:

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When a person wants to move, their brain sends a signal along a pathway to the intended muscle(s).

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For some people, however, this pathway has been weakened, damaged or broken from disease, injury or dysfunction.

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In these patients, the HAL can pick up these weakened nerve signals at the surface of the skin.

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Once this “intention to move” is detected, motors inside the HAL are activated, helping the wearer to complete the action.

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This creates a positive feedback loop which can strengthen, reinforce and even rebuild neural pathways. 

The Hybrid Assistive Limb, in other words, is building change at the neural level….which, in turn, allows the patient to achieve massive gains on the functional level.  


Combined with RHG’s unique approach to physical therapy, the HAL can slow the progression of many neuromuscular disorders and increase patient independence, confidence, and quality of life.  

RISE Healthcare Group

At the Cutting-Edge of Medicine and Technology

RISE Healthcare Group (RHG) was established in 2021 as a partnership between Japanese technology company Cyberdyne Inc., and a collection of Southern California outpatient Physical Therapy clinics under the common ownership of Dr. Navid Hannanvash. The flagship company within these practices is known as RISE Physical Therapy and is located in the greater San Diego area.


This partnership was born out of a desire to go beyond the conventional treatment options for neuromuscular diseases by combining an established 1-on-1 treatment model of RISE Physical Therapy with Cyberdyne’s Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) device. The HAL device is a one-of-a-kind blend of technology and rehabilitation used to read a patient’s intent for movement and help facilitate that action via improved neuromuscular connections.

Patient Testimonials

Listen to a few of our patients share their stories and describe how HAL therapy is making a positive impact in their daily lives.

Robert O.

Parkinson's Disease

"The HAL treatment does something that nothing else can do."

Jazzmyn F.


"When I first started going to RISE, I was in a wheelchair. Now, I am walking and standing."

Ian B.

Traumatic Brain Injury

"My goal is to get back to school next year. Just gain some independence back."

Our People

The team at RISE Healthcare Group brings decades of knowledge and experience in areas such as physical therapy, rehabilitation, clinical care, healthcare technology, medical device development, and more.

Navid Hannanvash Bio

Dr. Navid Hannanvash

CEO, RISE Healthcare Group

Dr. Navid Hannanvash opened RISE Physical Therapy with one single location in 2014. Today, he is the owner and CEO of over 27 growing physical therapy practices, spanning across California. When approached by Cyberdyne, Navid jumped on the opportunity to offer cutting-edge biotechnology to the US market in addition to the superior quality clinical care which RISE was built from. Continually pushing the envelope between service, technology, innovation, and people, Dr. Hannanvash leads a unique team of highly skilled executives at RISE Healthcare Group.

Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai​

Founder, President, and CEO of Cyberdyne, Inc.​

Yoshiyuki Sankai is a Japanese businessman and academic, the founder, president and CEO of the medical exoskeleton company Cyberdyne, and professor of the Graduate School of Systems & Information Engineering at the University of Tsukuba.

Contact RISE Healthcare Group

If you’re interested in learning more about RISE Healthcare Group, treatment with HAL, or any of our affiliate organizations, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you!

HAL Treatment Locations

Treatment with HAL technology is currently offered through the following RISE Healthcare Group affiliates:

RISE Physical Therapy

Locations: Encinitas, CA and La Mesa, CA
Phone: (858) 251-6130
Fax: (858) 257-3076

SoCal Elite Physical Therapy

Location: Tustin, CA
Phone: (714) 332-4740
Fax: (714) 706-9071

Tyler Physical Therapy & Pilates

Location: La Crescenta, CA
Phone: (310) 905-3494
Fax: (714) 776-9404

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