Meet Miguel

Meet Miguel

Miguel Vargas

Miguel has always committed himself to clinical excellence and lifelong learning and uses the most current Evidence-Based practice and functional training. As a Salinas Native, he is committed to serving his community in the best possible manner.

MIGUEL VARGAS

PT, DPT, CSCS
Clinical Director, Salinas
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist,
Lymphedema Specialist

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Dr. Miguel Vargas, Physical Therapist, graduated from San Francisco State University with a Kinesiology degree and emphasis in Exercise Science and Motor Control, before pursuing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at California State University Fresno. Miguel spent 8 years as a member of the United States Army were he served as an Infantryman and completed a 15 month tour in Iraq as a heavy machine gunner, grenadier and Alpha team leader of a line unit.

He first became interested in physical therapy during his transition back to civilian life in which he would occasionally take his fellow Soldiers to their rehabilitation appointments. He felt that as a physical therapist there was more he could do to help returning Veterans than he ever could while in the service. Miguel has always committed himself to clinical excellence and lifelong learning and uses the most current Evidence-Based practice and functional training. As a Salinas Native, he is committed to serving his community in the best possible manner.

Miguel attended Everett Alvarez High School class of 2001, as well as Hartnell College and understands the importance of giving back to the community.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and attending 49er football games whenever possible.

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    Read More of Miguel's Patient Reviews

    PT post back fusion surgery

    Very caring, professional service. I have felt my range of Motion definitely improve!

    ANONYMOUS

    TMD treatment

    Miguel has expertise in treating TMD - after just 2 or 3 treatments my jaw is so much better. He is also a good educator and easy to be treated by and to communicate with.

    JERILYN E

    Very patient and kind

    Miguel is very kind and has tried different methods during PT to reduce my pain

    MOLLY B

    Child with CP

    My little one comes in for services. He is 3 and is a motivated little guy. Miguel does great with him and pushes him. Great service so far!

    ANONYMOUS

    A physical therapist that actually wants to help

    Office staff has always been helpful and nice. They look like they would be rude but they are nice! Miguel is extremely helpful and is so proactive its awesome!! Definitely recommend Balance!!

    ISABELLA V

    Positive Experience

    My choice to go to Balance Physical Therapy for my foot was very positive. Miguel was great at listening to the problems I was having with my foot and gave me lots of unique exercises that were helpful in my recovery. I would highly recommend.

    SUSAN H

    Visit with Dr. Vargas

    Professional and knowledgeable describes Dr. Miguel Vargas.

    DAVID D

    Caring, responsive, & professional

    Miguel listened and evaluated my issues. He outlined the course of action in rehabilitating my shoulder. We walked me through exercises to help the specific muscle group & worked on my flexibility & recovery. He is straight forward, effective & highly professional

    ANONYMOUS

    Physical Therapy

    Professional, very knowledgeable and very helpful.

    JANICE G

    Getting better

    Miguel is very professional, friendly and trust that he is doing all he can to alleviate my ciática pain. The treatments after my routine exercises are varied and always alleviate my pain. Wish I could go in every day. Highly recommend Miguel.

    GUILLERMINA C

    Exselent

    He is really professional and helps you out alot

    SERGIO V

    Informativa y motivadora.

    De un trato amable, de trabajo en equipo, y valiosa informacion.

    MARICELA M

    He will not let you say

    I have been seeing Miguel for over 8 months. For a month I was unable to lift my left leg and I was very frighten the muscle would never come back. He worked with me, trying everything he could think of and he would "NOT " let me give up because he didn't. Excellent therapist & mentor.

    ANONYMOUS

    Knee, Elbow, Shoulder - had it all fixed!

    Professional, kind, caring patient care in every aspect. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Exceeded my a expectations by so much. Miguel and John treated my conditions with highest professionalism! But their support staff were the “cherry on top of the sundae”! Smiling faces so sensitive to patients.

    VITO M

    Professional and friendly

    Miguel takes the time to ask you how you are feeling/healing and then proceeds accordingly.

    RENEE F

    Back To You

    Nifty.

    DAVID W

    He knows what he is doing and very patient with patient

    My visit is for my surgery for total ankle replacement

    EUGENE Y

    TMD treatment

    Miguel has expertise in treating TMD - after just 2 or 3 treatments my jaw is so much better. He is also a good educator and easy to be treated by and to communicate with.

    JERILYN E

    Staff very attentive to Patients and their concerns

    Referred by Doc due for post-op strengthening and new diagnosis. Staff very conscientious about my pain and therapy goals.

    ANONYMOUS

    PT Review

    Every visit to balance was great. Both Miguel & the balance staff were friendly & helpful. Without their help my foot wouldn't be feeling as good as it is today. Great experience overall!

    DANIELLE G

    Miguel was thorough explaining my treatment plan. I am very

    I am impressed with professionalism of this office. Beginning with phone calls I received from the staff to coordinate my visits. Miguel Vargas is knowledgeable, professional and most important kind. Miguel and assistants explain every procedure. I am never left feeling unattended,

    GEORGIE S

    I️ came in with severe back and hip pain post baby

    My initial pain was so severe I️ couldn’t do every day things. My treatment was amazing. I️ left stronger than I️ probably was pre pregnancy. Treatment was thorough and Miguel was amazing.

    ANONYMOUS