Patient Testimonials

  • Whatever your therapy needs are… children, athletes, adults or seniors, HealthWest Therapy is your answer!

    Whatever your therapy needs are… children, athletes, adults or seniors, HealthWest Therapy is your answer! Gwen, the owner and main therapist is absolutely amazing. I have been going there for a number of years. I had a very unsuccessful back surgery that has left me in constant pain and Gwen has helped me so much with that as well as help me get my strength back after a full hip replacement. Gwen has a great capacity for empathy and her vast knowledge makes her perfect for her job and for her patients. She really listens to you and loves feedback. She also proves over and over how much she cares for her patients and their recovery. Give HealthWest a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Her office is in San Marcos, she lives in Carlsbad and she is very active and committed to her community and surrounding cities. She has three girls very involved in San Marcos High School athletics which she helps coach and chaperone!

    - Judy B.
  • I would highly recommend her to family, friends and anyone who needs PT.

    This was the second time Gwen helped rebuild my broken body. The only downside is halfway through frozen shoulder rehab I relocated out of state. The physical therapy I received in Az was good but further made me realize the outstanding treatment I had received from Gwen. She’s the absolute best. I would highly recommend her to family, friends and anyone who needs PT.

    - Larry F.
  • I have seen many therapists over the years and she is absolutely the best one I have encountered.

    Gwen is an amazing Therapist. My hip issue is a bit complicated and she is so good about figuring out what I need. She is super smart and it’s like she is solving a puzzle. I have seen many therapists over the years and she is absolutely the best one I have encountered.

    - Anita S.
  • Gwen is patient, a great listener, and makes scheduling easy.

    Gwen helped me recover from a torn calf injury. She also worked with my daughter to help her gain strength and mobility after both a knee and hand injury. Gwen is patient, a great listener, and makes scheduling easy. I highly recommend her for any physical therapy needs you may have.

    - Wendy F.
  • She made a difference in my physical improvement on the very first day.

    Extremely Professional and detail-oriented Physical Therapy provider. She made a difference in my physical improvement on the very first day. She executes a very logical and formatted Physical Therapy program that produces real results. I Highly recommend this practice and this Provider.

    - Policarpo D.
  • I would recommend Gwen, at HealthWest Therapy to anyone I know.

    I would recommend Gwen, at HealthWest Therapy to anyone I know. She is so knowledgeable and was very patient and helpful with my mom after her shoulder replacement surgery.

    - Amber N.
  • We are so thankful and grateful to Gwen and her outstanding team for giving Chloe the confidence on how to work out safely and effectively for the rest of her life.

    This review is for the Sports Performance Program that Gwen organizes. My 15 year old daughter started training with Gwen when she was 12 years old. She started off as one of the youngest athletes in the class. Gwen and her coaches made her feel at ease and walked her through the various exercises with patience, humor and professionalism. Fast forward 3 years later and Chloe is still energized after leaving a workout and looks forward to her next class. She is stronger and can jump higher in volleyball and has great endurance in large part to Sports Performance and the safe and effective program that Gwen has designed. Chloe broke her middle left finger (dominant hand) on 8/12/2020 and the Coaches have been able to modify her workout so that Chloe can still attend Sports Performance 2x/week and stay fit. We are so thankful and grateful to Gwen and her outstanding team for giving Chloe the confidence on how to work out safely and effectively for the rest of her life.

    - Elaine L.
  • I am so grateful this extremely gifted physical therapist is my PT!

    I have had Multiple Sclerosis for 30 years and have worked with many different physical therapists. Gwen Alden tops my list! She has been helping me for several years now and is the most knowledgable, compassionate, and creative PT I have ever had. My body presents daily challenges but Gwen has an unparalleled ability to find a solution for every one of them. None of these limitations have a chance against the fresh, resourceful perspective she consistently brings to each session. I am so grateful this extremely gifted physical therapist is my PT!

    - Mary M.
  • Gwen is such a gift, and my shoulder thanks her for her PT skills!

    Gwen is such a gift, and my shoulder thanks her for her PT skills!
    I was sure that I was headed to another shoulder surgery, and decided to see if PT could at all help.  After speaking with Gwen, and ultimately meeting with her, I knew I was in good hands.  She’s knowledgeable, thorough, and most importantly, completely committed to outstanding results.  

    Six months after my MRI, I’m amazed at the progress of our session.  I’m able to sleep on the shoulder, handle just about any household chores pain-free, and have even resumed some sports that I thought would be impossible to enjoy without surgery.  

    I highly recommend HealthWest, and so appreciate the time, expense, and effort saved by receiving their PT, versus going the surgery route!UsefulFunnyCool

    - Dantmo D.
  • I feel like I owe my recovery and freedom to Gwen and am so grateful I found her.

    I couldn’t be happier with everything Gwen did to put my life back on track. I had a spinal cord injury and was skeptical about going to and thinking that physical therapy could help. Gwen put together a program specifically tailored for me that helped take me from believing I was just going to have to live with my limited motion and pain to almost 100% recovery. She has great compassion and did so much for me. I feel like I owe my recovery and freedom to Gwen and am so grateful I found her.

    - Lawrence F.
  • This is a great place for physical therapy.

    This is a great place for physical therapy. The PT Gwendolyn Alden was very thorough in her treatment. She helped me to regain strength and range of motion, with no discomfort or pain. I would recommend her to anyone, she is very good!

    - Ken M.
  • In only 2 weeks I've seen amazing improvement. Wish I'd visited her sooner.

    Been limping for a year after foot surgery. Gwen quickly determined the problem. In only 2 weeks I’ve seen an amazing improvement. Wish I’d visited her sooner. Terrific lady and a great therapist.

    - Susie G.
  • Great experience! I sprained my ankle last year and went to Gwen at HealthWest Therapy to help me through it.

    Great experience! I sprained my ankle last year and went to Gwen at HealthWest Therapy to help me through it. This was a really bad sprain and my ankle was huge! She evaluated the injury and thoroughly explained the affected components of the ankle. With massage, ice, and electrical stimulation the swelling and pain were greatly reduced. Gwen gave me a routine to help the recovery process and to strengthen for the future. Happy to say my ankle is fully recovered and feels great! I would definitely return again in the future.

    - Phil S.