An adventure in good health


Western Physical Therapy was established in 1987 by Physical Therapist and clinic owner, Jim Harrison. As of 2020, Western Physical Therapy has evolved into a cash based practice located in Long Beach, CA and housed at CrossFit Modern. Although the setting has changed, the goal of providing the finest care available to the community remains.



Dr. Jim Harrison is committed to helping his clients define and achieve their goals for an active lifestyle. Whether you are dealing with the lingering limitations of surgery,  are dealing with a chronic condition or self-managing a recent injury, or seek advice on how to maintain or improve your fitness game, Dr. Jim Harrison is ready to provide you with the knowledge and expertise you need to get you there.


In a cash-based treatment model, the physical therapist enters into a contract directly with the patient to provide physical therapy services. The patient pays at the time of service. Services can be paid for services using cash, check, or credit/debit card. 

To schedule an appointment please call or email us at:

(562) 928 0121


James P. Harrison

 Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy, USC 

Former USC Professor | Department of Physical Therapy

Owner of Western Physical Therapy and The Downey Gym

Jim Harrison has over 30 years of physical therapy experience and over 10 years of coaching athletes of all levels. For thirteen years, Jim was an adjunct assistant professor of orthopedics in the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. His clinical practice includes treating catastrophic injuries at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, working in the Olympic Village, serving as an Ergonomic Consultant for local businesses. 

In his spare time, he enjoys participating in anything and everything exercise-related. Recently he has taken a particular interest in CrossFit and Olympic Lifting.


"I have come to realize how rare this experience has become in today's healthcare industry.  Thanks to everyone!"  -J.C.

"My experience at Western Physical Therapy was positive in every way!" -K.M.

"I have been treated by many physical therapists over the years - Western PT is the first one that has provided me with the most complete and effective care."  -F.L.

"Western PT has an exceptionally friendly and helpful staff!" -H.S.

"I am totally satisfied with the care I received and so happy finding physical therapists that still believe in practicing with the highest ethics and being 100% patient advocates." -B.W.

"My overall experiences at WPT have been nothing short of spectacular.  I will recommend anyone who needs a quality facility to WPT." -A.C.

"100% EXCELLENT! More people should know about Western Physical Therapy!" -S.P.


What's New at Western PT?

We bring you, THE DOWNEY GYM, a place to prioritize your health by getting active. Workout classes are create and guided by physical therapist, Jim Harrison. Click the link below for more information



 Appointments and consultations are being taken via phone or email. Please sure to leave your name, number, and a brief message. We will get back to you within 24 - 48 hours. Thank you!

(562) 928 0121


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