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Currents Physical Therapy + Wellness

Dedicated to providing quality healthcare to the Monterey Peninsula, with a focus on Manual Therapy and Neuromuscular Re-education.
Our Philosophy

Go With the Flow

Our mission is to understand our patients as a whole entity.  We aim to address all components of health – physical, mental, dietary factors, lifestyle.

Dr. Kelsey Nakata is an outstanding physical therapist. He is one of those health professionals who is truly dedicated and faithful to the well-being of his patients. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, compassionate, thorough and competent in the delivery of his care. I came to him after knee replacement surgery, and asked him to help me not just recover but to get back all the strength and fitness needed to continue being active in my life. The results he achieved were remarkable. I was able to achieve full motion in the top percentile of knee replacement patients thanks to his work, and am now able to be fully active in all the areas of life that are important to me as a fairly young patient. I highly recommend Dr. Nakata and will refer all friends to him for physical therapy.

James Neiman – carmel Valley, CA
Located in Carmel, CA
1000+sqft

Our Facility

Our facility features an open layout, dedicated gym area, private treatment room, and an abundance of free unreserved parking.

Conditions

At Currents Physical Therapy + Wellness, we evaluate and treat a variety of diagnoses and injuries / post-surgical care.

Treatment

Treatment will be determined by the unique story of each patient – manual therapy and neuromuscular retraining programs will be an emphasis of each session. We at Currents Physical Therapy + Wellness value one-on-one quality patient care.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Dr. Kelsey Nakata is a dedicated and well educated physical and sports therapist who is an athlete himself. He's a practioner with a calm and engaging demeanor and a sincere sense of empathy while he dealt with the debilitating pain I was in with my shoulder and hip from a fall. He applied ultrasound, manipulation and specifically designed exercises to help me help myself. The traumatic injuries kept me from returning to work after Covid lockdown. But he carefully explained the mechanics of the structures affected and used 3D models and imagery to illustrate the locus my injury and took a holistic approach to help me get stronger and more flexible without pain.Thank you Dr. Nakata!
Tony Mariano
Tony Mariano
00:43 13 Jan 23
Awesome experience at Currents! Kelsey was able to get to the root of my back pain and give me helpful exercises to speed up recovery. Definitely felt like I was in good hands!
Chloe Jory
Chloe Jory
00:25 28 Dec 22
Kelsey is awesome! His facility is clean and contains essential tools to help with your injury. Kelsey listens intently and is very knowledgeable. I completely trust his advice and will recommend him to everyone!
Belinda Howard
Belinda Howard
04:07 12 Dec 22
The philosophy of Currents Physical Therapy to choose resisting or going with the flow; holistic view of the body and the development of poor movement patterns resonated with me.After a surgical mass removal on my upper right arm I had issues with pain and mobility. My range of motion was very limited and I had almost no strength in my arm. Basic functions like getting dressed, turning the door knob, reaching in any direction would cause sharp painful paralyzing pain to shoot down my arm. To avoid the pain I avoided the actions and positions that caused it. As a result many parts felt frozen. My right shoulder started hurting and then I started slouching. My body was out of alignment and everything was hurting. I was developing poor movement patterns and I needed help.I am so grateful that I found Dr. Kelsey. He was very professional, knowledgeable, thorough, compassionate and kind. He listened and asked insightful questions to understand the source of the issues. He developed an individualized treatment plan that included hands on to relax the muscles and gentle stretches to increase the range of motion. He also reminded me that my muscles needed time to heal.After my second session my shooting pains almost disappeared and I was walking straighter. After my third session there was a tremendous improvement in my range of motion and strength. My treatments were efficient and effective. The facilities are beautiful and peaceful with positive energy. I highly recommend Dr. Kelsey Nakata and Currents Physical Therapy & Wellness.
Gloria
Gloria
06:33 09 Nov 22
Gentle careful patient assessment followed by an accurate and successful set of physical routines that produce results.I was told my knee issues were arthritis and non treatable. Kelsey’s assessment was knee cap tracking and lateral muscle weakness. A few weeks of following the suggested routines and no pain.You are worthy of taking care of yourself and not “living with” pain or issues. Check into it with Currents.
Dennis Duke
Dennis Duke
02:23 29 Oct 22
My experience with Currents Physical Therapy and Dr. Kelsey Nakata has been nothing but positive. Kelsey is a competent and knowledgeable professional with a genuine interest in helping people heal. For months, I was in significant pain from recurring back problems and found it difficult to walk or even stand. Following a prescribed exercise routine together with twice weekly office visits has relieved my symptoms and I feel better and stronger than I have in a long time. The difference between before and after has truly been amazing and I am very grateful.
Briar Cornuelle
Briar Cornuelle
17:20 14 Oct 22
The approach at Currents is fantastic and really focused on individual needs.Working with Kelsey has made a huge difference, reducing pain significantly and providing a non surgical path forward.I would highly recommend
Kevin Phelan
Kevin Phelan
14:31 08 Jul 22
Dr. Kelsey Nakata is an outstanding physical therapist. He is one of those health professionals who is truly dedicated and faithful to the well-being of his patients. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, compassionate, thorough and competent in the delivery of his care. I came to him after knee replacement surgery, and asked him to help me not just recover but to get back all the strength and fitness needed to continue being active in my life. The results he achieved were remarkable. I was able to achieve full motion in the top percentile of knee replacement patients thanks to his work, and am now able to be fully active in all the areas of life that are important to me as a fairly young patient. I highly recommend Dr. Nakata and will refer all friends to him for physical therapy.
Dr. Nakata is a miracle worker! I came to him after I suffered an injury that resulted in a case of very painful sciatica. I had difficulty walking, sleeping, and functioning in my day-to-day life. His expert understanding of body dynamics, and the deep tissue massage he performed, gave me unbelievable relief. After several visits, and following his advice and exercise regime, I was able to walk without pain. I can't say enough about his professionalism, his grounded energy, and his expert care.
Deanna Cleary
Deanna Cleary
00:19 30 Apr 22
Currents Physical Therapy was my choice for recovery from a total knee replacement. Kelsey offers private, one on one sessions in a spacious and well appointed studio. He guided me thru flexibility and strength training at a good pace and I am happy to report I am resuming my work and activities pain free. I would highly recommend Currentsas a great PT alternative.
Jorie Clark
Jorie Clark
15:21 26 Apr 22
Highly recommend Kelsey and Currents PT + Wellness. Mellow and restorative vibe in the office, expert care, easy scheduling, and helped heal my chest/injury from unusable to 100% in a little more than 4 wks. Thanks, again, Kelsey!
Nick Stong
Nick Stong
22:22 11 Apr 22
I am very pleased with the knowledge, attention, body work and therapeutic movements I received and learned at Currents Physical Therapy. I had a very quick recovery in my opinion, and appreciated the interactions with Kelsey. It was easy to get in for an appointment, and communication was clear and timely. I highly recommend Currents PT and will certainly return should I need more work, or a tune up.
Linda Goulet
Linda Goulet
18:13 01 Feb 22
I highly recommend Kelsey and Currents Physical Therapy. My shoulder has been bothering me for quite some time and after just a few sessions, I feel 100% better. Kelsey is professional, kind and extremely knowledgeable. I am so appreciative of his care and expertise.
Summer Wright
Summer Wright
04:44 01 Feb 22
Clean & well organized. Staff is friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. Kelsey not only listened to me carefully, but explained the details of my injury using 3D images on his tablet. He described the best treatment plan & answered all of my questions. His thoroughness and patience helped my healing process immensely. Would highly recommended Currents to any person with muscle strain, stiffness, weakness, misalignment or nerve pain. You'll get some great surfing tips thrown in for free too!
Juliana Dacuyan
Juliana Dacuyan
19:57 31 Jan 22
Can there be too much pickleball? My feet seem to think so. Luckily Kelsey has been very helpful. After just a few visits my tendonitis, osteoarthritis, crunchy ankles, tight legs and achy knees have found relief. Yesterday I played 1.5 hrs full speed. Thank you, magic man!
Mariah Daleo
Mariah Daleo
19:43 27 Jan 22
The second time I have seen Kelsey while I am on a long holiday here. He was friendly, knowledgeable and provided immediate relief to my neck and foot problems. I am happy to recommend him to any one who needs a good physiotherapist to work with!The office is well located and I was able to pick up other things from CVS and Banyard Mall after my visits too!
Veronica Poon
Veronica Poon
20:26 11 Jan 22
Kelsey was amazing. I was in town for the holidays and severely hurt my back (aggravated a herniated disc) on Christmas Eve. Kelsey took time out of his schedule to see me on Christmas Day. I left feeling MUCH better and with an understanding of what happened to me, as well as a concise plan on what I should do when I get back home. He's incredibly kind and empathetic and knowledgeable.
Peter Mark Kendall
Peter Mark Kendall
04:31 31 Dec 21
Post four surgeries from a tear in my labrum rotator cuff and biceps tendon—I was seeking PT. Currents came at just the right time. Kelsey has strengthened my shoulder to regain range of motion. His sessions leave me feeling stronger and he gives me strategies to maintain long term solutions living with this injury. The location is clean and chill, just like Kelsey and Christian. Highly recommend!
patric krabacher
patric krabacher
03:51 08 Dec 21
Kelsey is top notch. He works really well with his hands and also gives you a ton of exercises/moves to try at home. I had some lower back pain and he definitely helped me get better. Highly recommend.
Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
20:02 07 Dec 21
Kelsey and Christian are so knowledgeable and accommodating. They truly listen to whatever is ailing you, provide excellent care and set you up to not only treat the issue but set you up to achieve wellness on all levels. I highly recommend!
Jeff White
Jeff White
17:29 07 Dec 21
I've been going to Kelsey since I was a freshman in high school when I injured my back playing football. He helped me get back on the field ASAP. I hadn't see him until a few months ago when I went in for a tune up in his new location. Definitely the best I've been too and love the tune ups I get!!
Wesley Rees
Wesley Rees
20:08 04 Dec 21
I found out about Currents and Kelsey through a friend of mine. I was seeking a physical therapist to help me with my adhesive capsulitis. Not only was I educated about my injury, but I was given the tools to help guide myself down the road to healthy, proper healing. I had never had to seek PT services before and therefore, I have had no prior experience…but I do believe that Kelsey goes above and beyond the call of duty. In addition, Cristian is a wonderful counterpart to Kelsey. Both gentlemen were professional, kind, and compassionate. Thank you so very much. Hands-down I would recommend Currents to my friends and family.
Theresa McDaniel
Theresa McDaniel
02:24 02 Dec 21
I took the Wellness Class with Christian and it was just awesome. It was exactly what I needed after a long week at work. My mind and body were relaxed and at ease by the end of the session. Definitely going back again!
Serenity Channell
Serenity Channell
00:15 18 Nov 21
I came into Currents for the Wellness class lead by Christian. This class is very holistic as it developed flexibility, mobility, breathe work, and core strength/flexion bias training! It’s amazing how he could do it all so seamlessly in one hour! Christian guided me through the movements as well as provided education on how it improved performance physiologically. For example, with the breathe work he explained what it did to our nervous system in activating our parasympathetic system and what that does for us. That level of context makes the experience so valuable and it really stuck with me! The flexion bias training was both an enlightening and challenging experience that I now bring new attention and focus to in my training. There was 2 of us in the class which felt perfect because he was able to spend time with us individually 1:1 providing important cues and feedback with graceful guidance. Thank you Christian and Currents! I have already scheduled my next session. 😊🙏
Julian Echeverry
Julian Echeverry
20:31 10 Nov 21
Kelsey helped me understand a long-time pelvis imbalance, and gave me helpful tools to help correct it in just one session. I loved that the session ended with focused breath work. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone looking to heal an injury and/or grow in body-awareness.
Nikki Miller
Nikki Miller
07:07 19 Oct 21
I was a very active person at home and work, but ended up working in front of the computer hours on end during the Covid19 outbreak and started to have neck, shoulder, and back issues. I eventually came to Currents Physical Therapy and Wellness and began learning how to strengthen my weak muscles and relax my overworking muscles. Kelsey used ultrasound, myofascial release, and specific exercises designed to correct my unhealthy movement patterns. He also taught me unique breathing tools to help restore my body to a calm and composed state, therefore releasing muscle tension in my neck, back, and shoulders. Kelsey is a gifted physical therapist with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He listens to his client's needs and focuses on spending quality time to assess, adjust, and make highly individualized therapy plans. Not only am I seeing positive results, but I feel hopeful and motivated to become stronger, more stable, and flexible! What seemed like a vicious cycle of pain and limited recovery has now turned into enthusiasm and motivation for learning the lifelong skills to maintain optimum health and well-being for my mind and body!
Sydney Dacuyan
Sydney Dacuyan
15:42 12 Oct 21
When it comes to getting injured and not properly take care of it...I'm your guy. I've spent a lot of time over the past 40+ years of my life injured from lord knows what sort of hijinks I find. That said, this was my first experience with PT. I never went because it was either too difficult to schedule or get insurance to cover. Even though they have an odd love of the Dave Mathews Band, Kelsey and Christian were fantastic. I was able to get an appointment quickly. Both spent time to not only assess what the injury was, they also got to know me and what I did to better understand how to fix the injury and prevent it from happening again. Now my calves are like small redwood trees and the injury was part of a years long issue and was nice and deep. I struggled with it for years and just learned to tolerate the pain or issue. The Currents team helped fix the injury and gave me some excellent tools to strengthen everything to help prevent it again and I could not be happier. What's even better, they laugh at my jokes. All joking aside, working with Kelsey and Christian is worth every cent!
Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright
23:40 07 Oct 21
I’ve known Kelsey and Christian for the past 2 years and they have been instrumental in getting me “back to normal “ after orthopedic injury and surgery. I hadn’t seen them for about 6 months and went for a “tuneup “ in their new location.This was my first visit to the private practice started several months ago. What a different and relaxing atmosphere than the busy office practice where I saw them before.My visit with Kelsey was over an hour and I was his only patient during that time! He reviewed my symptoms, abilities and exercise program since I had seen him in March. As always he was thoughtful, thorough and attentive. Very helpful to get encouragement, reinforcement and new suggestions for my health program. He also performed soft tissue work on some of my tight areas and as in the past it worked like magic. Having a one on one visit with a physical therapist was a gift everyone should give themselves, especially with Kelsey. You won’t find anyone as knowledgeable and caring in his profession.A few weeks later my husband and I spent an hour with Christian stretching our lower extremities, stabilizing our trunk and breathing exercises to help us focus and relax. What a wonderful experience as the only people in that lovely space and the attention and guidance of our coach, Christian. This experience is not something that my husband would have ever done on his own but he had seen how helpful they had been for me in the past so he wanted to meet them. He was skeptical about getting any benefit from the session but came with me anyway. Well, he was impressed by Christian’s manner and knowledge as he guided us through the exercises. He was blown away by the breath work that we did at the end of the session.He has changed/added some of the stretching and trunk work to his daily routine. Most surprisingly he is doing the 15 min of breathing exercises every night right before getting into bed. He says that he feels serene which is not an adjective he uses to describe himself. He falls asleep easier and sleeps deeper than previous.These men are experts in their fields and they have started a business model that rises above the norm. The space where they attend to clients is magical as well. I know this review was long but I think everyone should experience the benefits of Currents PT and Wellness for themselves!
Nancy Rund
Nancy Rund
19:25 07 Oct 21
A friend/coworker and I took a Wellness Class instructed by Christian and we certainly had a productive time. The space is airy, private and has very zen vibes - the process door to door was so inviting while maintaining high professionalism — a craft hard to find these days! If ever interested in Physical Therapy/Wellness please go and see Kelsey and Christian at Currents Physical Therapy + Wellness.
Miguel Butler
Miguel Butler
02:10 05 Oct 21
Love this peaceful space at Currents Physical Therapy + Wellness. I enjoyed a physical therapy and wellness session there last week with Kelsey and Christian. After many years as a Dental Hygienist I have a nagging shoulder and back issue that I manage fairly well with my yoga practice (as a longtime yoga instructor) but every now and now and then I feel the need for professional care. After careful evaluation Kelsey and Christian provided treatment along with suggestions for exercises to do at home. An added gift was a breathing session with Christian and time talking about wellness and mindfulness with these two knowledgeable and experienced practitioners. They also offered updated information about issues like mine giving me inspiration for an active life with less pain as I age. I left their beautiful space feeling more relaxed than I’ve known in a long while. Their overall wellness oriented practice is much more than a physical therapy session and I fully recommend them!
Kimberly Wolff
Kimberly Wolff
21:30 26 Sep 21
I was lucky enough to find Kelsey when he was practicing in Los Angeles. I had a back injury, and after seeing two other "cookie cutter" therapy groups, I was losing faith I would ever regain my active lifestyle again. Kelsey took the time to really listen to what hadn't work, the triggers that stimulated my pain, and individualized my care on a weekly basis to be able to gain strength and mobility. His ability-and effort-to think outside the box and try different modalities until he found what worked is something no other provider cared to achieve. The active release techniques he used gave me the ability to function, personally and professionally again, and I will always be grateful! I'm so happy he has his own business now, in a place he loves, and will continue to help so many others with his caring and competent manner!
Cydney Callanan
Cydney Callanan
17:50 24 Sep 21
My partner and I took the breathwork class with Christian. It was both insightful and relaxing to say the least. Christian lead us through targeted exercises and stretches paired with breathwork. He took the time to demonstrate each movement and gave helpful feedback to ensure safety throughout the class. We both walked away feeling amazing and more mindful about the way we move our bodies. Big thanks to Christian and Kelsey for creating a welcoming and fruitful environment. Highly recommend for post injury, preventative care, and overall wellness!
Marisa Vinson
Marisa Vinson
22:07 23 Sep 21
Kelsey and his team at Currents are amazing. They immediately pinpointed the issues I was having and provided me with a treatment plan that resolved my pain very quickly. Their space is clean, comfortable and inviting. I highly recommend their services for anyone dealing with pain, injury or looking for preventative practices.
Burke Boynton
Burke Boynton
22:02 16 Sep 21
I have nothing but great things to say about Kelsey and Christian at Currents PT! I came to them on a referral from a friend for some persistent knee and neck pain. They were so attentive, caring and knowledgeable, instantly making me feel comfortable and relaxed. Kelsey does an excellent job at diagnosing imbalances and doing many tests to determine the root cause of the pain, before launching into ways to address and fix the pain. I am very active and being injured has been tough, but I feel hopeful after several sessions with Kelsey and have seen improvements as well.Kelsey has made himself available to my questions and is so patient, understanding and easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to feel better all around!
Ariella Simke
Ariella Simke
19:05 16 Sep 21
I highly recommend the wellness class led by Christian. He was very patient and answered all my questions. I learned some new techniques to help stretch and relax. I already feel better. I cannot wait to take another class! Thanks CurrentsPT!
jillian jaeger
jillian jaeger
18:30 16 Sep 21
I came in to Currents PT & Wellness discouraged with a shoulder injury. I had already seen a spine doctor who had prescribed muscle relaxers, which unfortunately are just not for me 😂. I wanted to get to the root of the issue, and continue my active lifestyle, and that’s exactly what Kelsey and Christian did. We worked through various exercises I can do at home to improve overall mobility, and things to work on to prevent reoccurring injury. I am happy to report I currently have zero pain! The facility is also immaculately clean, provides a calming experience and amazingly good vibes. I have recommended a few friends to Kelsey and his team and will continue to do so! Thank you Currents team!
Lindsey Dobrinski
Lindsey Dobrinski
17:46 16 Sep 21
Kelsey and Christian at Currents Physical Therapy are great. I've been getting treatment on a hip issue and after the first session, it had made a remarkable difference. Kelsey has given me great stretches to do at home, getting my core strength up. They are very encouraging and amazing to work with. Additionally, they keep the space very tidy and clean. It's been a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone that needs a tune up.
Cindy Kleinkopf
Cindy Kleinkopf
17:45 16 Sep 21
As an endurance athlete I desperately needed help with a post-op, persistent knee issue a few years ago. I was lucky to find Kelsey Nakata, who was then practicing in Los Angeles. With a holistic approach he worked on the knee and the entire body, as well as the mind. His one-on-one approach was focused, serious, based on deep knowledge and expertise, and above all kind and patient. I cannot recommend Kelsey’s work highly enough.
I'm a 20 year AF vet with injuries to prove it. Kelsey and Christian have provided better service and therapy than I have had in those 20 years. They were really interested in not just treating the pain but treating ME and what I want my body to accomplish beyond just being pain free.
Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson
21:17 17 Aug 21
Kelsey and Christian are THE BEST! When I was seeing them for my shoulder, I wasn’t just physically injured. There was a lot of emotional pain and trauma associated with my injury and what I was going through in my life, and they were so kind and caring I feel like they attended to me as a whole person and not just the physical injury. They are so professional, knowledgeable, and just awesome human beings. I wish I could say I hope I see them again soon, but I don’t cause that would mean I’m injured again! I hope I see y’all out at the beach or something instead…. :). If I do have another injury that requires PT, I’ll be coming to see y’all again for sure. Such incredible healers!
Suzy Matsubara
Suzy Matsubara
05:14 05 Aug 21
I saw Kelsey Nakata, PT for some joint issues I was having. The care and professionalism he showed was equally matched by his friendly and positive attitude. Kelsey came into each physical therapy session prepared with additional suggestions and support. It was clear that he cared enough to do outside research regarding my unusual symptoms and recognized them to be associated with some autoimmune disorders. He encouraged me to continue seeking the help I needed with my doctor and rheumatologist. It was so easy to build a great rapport with him, as we shared many common interests as lovers of the outdoors - particularly hiking, camping, and the ocean. I can not recommend Kelsey enough!Lauren Thomsen
Lauren Thomsen
Lauren Thomsen
03:17 05 Aug 21
Nine months ago, I tore my hip labrum and stress fractured my hip while training for a marathon. One orthopedic doctor told me my only hope for regaining pain free movement was surgery; a different ortho suggested PT as less invasive starting step. I am so thankful that he referred me to Dr Nakata. In just a few sessions, I went from debilitating pain to being able to do regular life (going up and down stairs, putting on my shoes, getting in and out of the car) pain free. After that we were able to switch to strengthening other muscle groups to help me get back on the road to running. Kelsey is professional, polite, patient and always willing to go the extra mile to explain exercises and stretches and how they benefit recovery. I'm positive his whole body approach sped up the healing process for me.
Sharon Tucker
Sharon Tucker
12:46 03 Aug 21
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