Marie Fernandez, PT, DPT

Orange County, CA

8 Reviews
$200.0 / Hour


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Marie C. Fernandez is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified Yoga Instructor (partnered with lululemon) who empowers her patients to move beyond pain free Health and toward lifelong Wellness

Marie is passionate about utilizing 1:1 individualized care to help her patients accomplish their goals whether it be

  • recovering from surgery
  • overcoming pain
  • returning to the gym and getting new PRs

along with helping working professionals reconnect with their bodies and hobbies!

Marie first started her small business in 2019 while pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy initially utilizing certifications with Yoga, Cup Therapy, and IASTM Blades. Marie's passion for empowering others grew as she realized how effective individualized care can be when given true quality time, creative freedom, and applying skilled physical therapy after actively listening to her patients' concerns while guiding them to be the best version of themselves both physically and mentally.

As a first-generation Filipino-American, Marie leads by example in the Health and Wellness industry to inspire others to work toward their goals despite adversity. Marie advocates for Women of Color, females in fitness, and takes pride in being a Physical Therapist that encourages patients to move beyond pain-free goals but toward lifelong Wellness so that their bodies can keep up with their passions.

“It is not about striving for perfection but thriving consistently; I feel like it’s my purpose to guide others to be their best through Physical Therapy.”

- Dr. Marie C. Fernandez, PT, DPT

Irvine, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Buena Park, La Mirada, Anaheim, Westminster, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley,  Santa Ana, Long Beach, Lakewood, Cerritos, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Brea, Placentia

Neck: Cervicogenic headaches, tension headaches, neck pain, cervical radiculopathy (numbness and tingling into your hands or arms), facet syndrome, whiplash
Back: Sciatica, lumbar radiculopathy, low back pain, thoracic pain, DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease), disc herniations, lumbar stenosis, sharp shooting pains, muscle strains 
Hip: Dancer's Hip (Snapping Hip Syndrome), Piriformis Syndrome, pelvic obliquities, SIJ dysfunction, hip bursitis, hip pain 
Knee: MCL sprain, LCL sprain, ACL sprain, PCL sprain, meniscus tears, knee pain, patellar tendinopathy, patellar tenditilits (Jumper's Knee), knee pain 
Ankle: Ankle sprain, ankle instability
Shoulder: Shoulder impingement, biceps tendinitis / biceps tendinopathy,  shoulder pain, AC joint dysfunction 
Elbow: Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's and Baseball Elbow), Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) 
Hand: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis (Gamer's Thumb / Texter's Thumb)

Start feeling better today!

⭐ Single Session Appointment (60 minutes): $200
⭐ 4 Session Plan of Care (Four 60 min Sessions @ 5% discounted rate): $760
⭐ 8 Session Plan of Care (Eight 60 min Sessions @ 10% discounted rate): $1,440
*Late cancellation fee: $100 (<36 hours notice before appointment) 

🌟 🌟 🌟 Request a session at the top left corner of this webpage or schedule a 15 minute consultation to see how Dr. Marie can help you accompish your goals!  🌟 🌟 🌟


VoyageLA: Rising Stars: Marie Fernandez | How I Started My Business and Finished my Doctorate during a Pandemic 
ShoutoutLA : Meet Marie Fernandez: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Yoga Instructor, and Content Creator | Work - Life Balance
Beyond Just "Cupping" : MovementX | The Scientific Approach to Moving Better With Cup Therapy

Instagram: @MariesMovement
Tiktok: @MariesMovement | Dancing "Cupid Shuffle" for Balance TrainingDay in the Life of a PT in Outpatient Orthopedics,  Yoga for Back Pain 

lululemon | lululemon Creator Network
Influencer for lululemon as an appointed leader within the health & wellness industry advocating for:
1) Helping others unlock their best selves in order to live their fullest potential
2) Building healthy and meaningful relationships
3) Sweating together, challenging ourselves, and having fun!

TikTok | Content Creator
Official TikTok Partner representing the health & wellness division creating content for education, advocacy, and digital marketing

Previous marketing campaigns: Rockstar Energy (#HustleOnRecoveryEndurance) , YOSUDA Indoor Bike


Monday: Afternoons, Evenings
Tuesday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Wednesday: Mornings, Afternoons
Thursday: Mornings, Afternoons
Friday: Mornings, Afternoons

Certifications and Credentials

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (CA Licensed)
  • Certified Yoga Instructor (200 hr YTT)
  • Cupping Certified Provider (MFDc)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Functional Movement Techniques (FMT)


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy | Western University of Health Sciences
  • B.S. Kinesiology - Exercise Science
    minor: Spanish Language | California State University, Long Beach


Post - Operative care with Orthopedic Surgery

  • Neck: Cervical Fusion, Cervical disectomy
  • Shoulder: Total Shoulder Arthroscopy, Labral Repairs, Rotator Cuff Repairs
  • Back: Lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion
  • Hip: Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Arthroscopy
  • Knee: Total Knee Replacement, Total Knee Arthroscopy, Meniscus Repair, Menisectomy, ACL - repair, MCL - repair, PCL - Repair
  • Ankle: Bunionectomy, fusions, debridements
  • ORIF: Open Reduction Internal Fixation (surgery for limbs such as after fractures for humerus, femurs, et al)

Chronic pain

Radicuopathy (numbness and tingling that may occur from nerve entrapments i.e. Median Nerve, Ulnar Nerve, Radial Nerve)

Physical Therapy for Dancers

Transition from Physical Therapy discharge goals to lifelong Wellness

Private Yoga incoporating Physical Therapy to improve mind - to - body connection utilizing priniciples like meditation, breathing techniques, and yoga theory

Certified provider for Myofascial Decompression combining cupping techniques with movement (click here for an example video!)

Fun Facts

💃🏻 Dance is what started my passion for movement and I'm trained in multiple genres such as Jazz, Tahitian, Modern, Hip Hop and Pole Fitness

🗣️ I studied Spanish in college but learned to speak more effectively through travel, music, and past patients who became like family ❤️ 

🇵🇭 My parents grew up in the Phillipines and I was inspired to learn more Bisaya along with Tagalog after speaking Spanish consistently with my patients!

☕ I am an EXPERT of giving great food and cafe recommendations especially within all the areas I treat my patients 


Marie was amazing. She came to our home and made numerous accommodations for us. (And both of our cats loved her.) Just one session and both and I my husband are feeling massively better after her sports massage treatments.

Alyson, Feb 18

My session with Marie was amazing. She is very knowledgeable and very friendly. She was able to figure out what problems I have been having, guide me through the whole session, and also gave me a care plan to take home and work on. What I also like about Marie is that she can implement movements with purpose and fit it into your lifestyle. I really enjoyed our session because not only was she educating me but also created a great environment to be in. I would highly recommend her for your next session.

Nathan, Mar 20

My body feels amazing after working with Dr. Fernandez. She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the body. She was able to help me understand what is going on with my body, things I can do to help myself, how long it takes to heal. She is a true passionate professional and I feel very lucky to work with some who really cares about my recovery. If she has an opening , book with her you won’t regret it!

Isaya, Mar 22

If you want quality care from a caring and knowledgeable PT, then Marie Fernandez should be your first choice! Marie is seriously one of the BEST in the business! I was suffering from such severe pain due to sciatica that I even went to the ER to try and seek some relief. After my ER visit, I was still unable to get out of my bed and even take 5 steps to my bathroom without crying due to the pain. In desperation, I reached out to Marie and we quickly did a consultation and she even came to see me that SAME day! She took the time to listen to me and did not disregard my pain. She acknowledged how I was feeling and took what I said seriously, which is something you don’t really see healthcare providers do anymore. Marie thoroughly explained everything she was doing and why she was doing it, which made me feel 100% comfortable during the entire session. After just 1 session with her, I was able to get out of bed and walk around my room for the first time in 2 days! She is seriously a godsend and I can’t recommend her enough. You seriously will not regret choosing her as your PT!

Justine, Apr 01

Dr. Marie Fernandez was absolutely amazing in help treating with my back tightness. A lot of my pain and soreness comes from my hobby in powerlifting, and it was an absolute privilege working with her. She help alleviate much of stress and opened so much of that tightness to where my flexibility improved tremendously. Awesome experience from the help of an awesome individual like herself. Thank you MovementX!!

Darian, Apr 19

Dr. Marie is very thorough with her assessments and explains everything in easy to understand terminology throughout our session. That’s something I appreciate in a provider— someone who can adapt their verbage according to each patient’s level of understanding instead of using textbook terminology. As a dental professional, my neck and back are always sore and stiff after a long day. There was a definite change in range of motion and muscle tightness after my movement session with her. I lvoe that she incorporates a form of yoga flow during cupping sessions. Can’t wait for our next session

Melanie, Apr 25

Marie is amazing! She really wants to get to the root of your issues/problems. She is very engaging, explains the whole process so you know what you’re getting. She brings a vibrant positivity into the session and makes sure you’re comfortable and having a great time. Her techniques definitely go a long way, and the tools she uses to get back to your healthy self! I highly recommend her for any session!

Ronnel, Sep 11

Marie is wonderful. She is very knowledgeable about the body and has been able to address aches and pains from a wide range of areas (neck, feet, shoulder). She gives practical homework that is easy to incorporate into your currently lifestyle. Her hands on manipulation of muscles and joints is amazing and has helped a great deal in my mobility and healing. She is also sweet, bubbly and very approachable. I can not recommend her highly enough.

Melody, Nov 08