Meet John

Meet John

John Farahmand

John promises that you will not find a more patient-focused, result-oriented group of rehabilitation professionals anywhere. Come in and discover for yourself. We look forward to seeing you in the clinic.

John Farahmand

Founder and CEO

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John Farahmand, DPT, OCS, graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with degrees in Psychobiology and Business Administration before pursuing his Doctorate in physical Therapy at the University of Southern California.

He founded Balance Physical Therapy and Human Performance Center, Inc. on June 3rd 2002 with a particular vision in mind: To provide the most exemplary physical therapy services available anywhere. John became interested in physical therapy during college after suffering a severe back injury. While going through an arduous regime of rehabilitation and experiencing all of the personal frustration that accompanies most serious injuries, John decided to commit his professional career to caring for patients in need of specialized outpatient physical therapy services.

Today, John is proud to lead a highly professional organization that promises its patients the highest standards of care in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, patient education and results. Education and specialized training are the cornerstones of his practice. John is one of the few Board Certified Orthopedic clinical specialists in the country, and he and his staff deliver the most highly skilled physical therapy services available anywhere. His unique operations system allows Balance Physical Therapy to exist as something larger than itself, something special, something unique, dynamic, and ever changing to meet the needs of its community. John and his staff are able to effectively partner with their patients to ensure a full functional recovery and a return to an active lifestyle.

As someone who grew up in the Salinas Valley, attended local schools, and has strong ties to this wonderful community, John is committed to hiring and maintaining a staff of only the most qualified professionals. In addition to providing highly skilled manual therapy and prescribed therapeutic exercise, John and his staff also provide their patients with the tools necessary to achieve and maintain an attitude that will not allow them to fail. John promises that you will not find a more patient-focused, result-oriented group of rehabilitation professionals anywhere, and he looks forward to seeing you in the clinic!

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Member American Physical Therapy Association
  • Member California Physical Therapy Association
  • Member Orthopedic Section
  • Member Private Practice Section
  • Member National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Member North American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

“I can’t say enough good things about John Farahmand and Balance Physical Therapy! John and his staff are very friendly and professional. He explained things to me in a way that was easy to understand and I feel that I know my body so much better now, as a result of my physical therapy. As both a teaching and competitive tennis pro, my body experiences a lot of wear and tear. John has helped me maintain a level of health necessary to continue participating in this sport which I have played for over 40 years. Thank you, John!” – Shelly

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Thank you for making this skeptic a believer.


JWhen I first met you, I was experiencing pretty significant pain in my right shoulder from years of tennis. Over the course of about four years, I had seen three other physical therapists, received several cortisone shots, and in my last visit to the orthopedic surgeon, I was told that I could try PT again or schedule surgery. I really really didn't want to have surgery, so I gave PT my final shot.

JIn our first meeting, you came into the exam room, looked me in the eye and almost immediately said to me, "I can see you are skeptic." And to be honest, I was surprised by your observation because you didn't know my history at that point, but my body language must have given me away, because I was beyond skeptical.

JBut my experience with you was different. You listened to me. You heard how I wanted to use my body and pushed me to get stronger in places that would prevent the problems I was having with my shoulder. You asked me to bring my tennis racquet in and we did exercises based on my swing. You talked to me about the commitment I'd have to make to my PT and how to gradually add tennis back into my life. And almost two years later, I am pain-free and playing tennis regularly.

JThank you for making this skeptic a believer.


Balance equates with EXCELLENCE

My experiences at Balance have always been outstanding. My therapist, Tyler, is knowledgable, listens, cares and is relieving my chronic pain. I am always amazed that the entire team works together effortlessly. John has created the very best facility for PT. This team cares about their patients!


John helped me so much with my back issues.......

John did an excellent job working with me on my ongoing back issues. The exercises he gave me have really helped reduce the pain. Thank you so much John.


John is very professional,a great diagnostician and caring.

A welcoming and well equipped environment.


Best in Salinas

John has helped me with PT since my knee surgery. Amazing results. So knowledgeable. Also helped discover and treat other issues not related to my knee surgery.


Exceptional, Professional, and Personal

I've been to many Physical Therapists and have always been less than impressed with the apparent lack of connection on a personal level to patients seeking therapy. Balance Physical Therapy is an exceptional organization from those on the front desk to those providing treatment. Highly recommend.


Third experience with Balance

I have nothing but high praise for my current physical therapy sessions with John. A master of healing & information. Very professional , yet personable.. My therapy is progressing faster than I expected. The level of care, the facility, the therapists & aides, all all excellent. John is a gift .



John is amazing. His 1-on-1 time with patients is superb. Well-versed in complexities of the skeletal system, he demonstrates, explains, makes sure you understand, & includes you in the healing process. He always tries to see & talk to each patient, no matter the therapist.


Awesome Treatment!

John and his staff are all great to work with. They find out what the issue is and then address the problem. They are all very knowledgeable and confident. Great to work with.


Talk about service!

If you're buying shoes, lack of service isn't a big deal. When it's about your health, nothing is more important than the attention and experience of professionals who care. The personal attention from John and his team is amazing. I can't imagine a better experience.


Simply the Best

John Farahmand takes a personal interest in making sure you obtain your goals in your physical therapy sessions. What a wonderful coach & instructor. Truly a gentle and caring man!



John is very knowledgeable, personable, receptive, professional and beneficial. I alway feel better after treatment.



The care that I have received at Balance Physical Therapy exceeded my expectations in so many ways. The entire team is dedicated to making your experience and recovery the very best that it can be. My road to recovery would not have been the same without John Farahmand. #teambalance


Great visit...I have lots of work to do

I was seen by John, and was incredibly impressed by his expertise and professionalism. He covered all of my questions and concerns, and has given me a great regimen to work on. I have only been doing my exercises for about 2 weeks, and am slowly seeing some improvement. I know I have more work to do


Very Theraputic

It helps me a lot with my pain and movement of my body and I appreciate of all the workers their are so concerened and helpful to see that you get what you need to help you get better. God Bless you all.


Best in town

Best PT in Monterey County bar nun


John has a wealth of experience and the enthusiasm to match!

I was very impressed with John's ability to determine the best program for my rehab. He is knowledgeable and personable with a fabulous facility! I would, and have recommended him to friends and colleagues.


Steps to health

Staff at Balance Therspy are both professional and personable. They help the patient to see positive results which can be difficult when you’re in pain. You are not treated by a formula but for what your body needs right then and there.


John Farahmand and Balance Physical Therapy are the BEST!

John Farahmand is extremely thorough and knowledgeable! My knee rehab is in the most competent hands!


Professional and thoughtful

John is truly professional and has a very kind and thoughtful approach to his physical therapy treatment. Not only is he thorough on the initial interview he goes the extra mile in making sure he can help you. The best physical therapy experience! Sharon H


Aging With Grace

Great staff, they all work together and are helpful. John does an outstanding job rotating your exercise plan to maximize your personal needs and always checks with me to see how I’m doing, spending the appropriat time to work on my neck and back. I am also doing exersis for Balance


Great results

Recommend John to everyone I talk to about Physical Therapy. Best Therapist I have ever.


Time well spent in evaluation

Took the time to truly evaluate every aspect of my physical health. Extremely knowledgeable


John’s the best,

Always feel confident with John’s assessment and treatments. The staff are all very attentive and helpful. Balance is the best!


Knowledgeable and Excellent

I saw John for a long time running injury and he was able to diagnose my issue and prescribe treatment and exercises that made my running and walking more comfortable and pain free. He is extremely knowledgeable, communicates perfectly, and an excellent Physical Therapist. I highly recommend him.



This isn't just any physical therapy practice. This is a lifelong relationship business with people who really care about my well-being. My knee is 100% and my arm feels better than ever when I swing my club!