2063 San Elijo Avenue,
Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007


(760) 692-4735

About Us

Erin Malecha, MPT

Erin Malecha MPT is the owner and director of Blue Water Physical Therapy. A Southern California native, Erin earned her undergraduate degree at UCLA and her Masters in Physical Therapy at Cal State Long Beach. She completed her clinical training at Hoag Hospital in New Port Beach and Restor Physical Therapy Sports Training Center in Orange County. Erin has dedicated her professional life to providing quality, leading-edge patient care. She has an interest in assessing biomechanics, pelvic girdle issues, postural dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalances and return to sport. She has developed several programs designed for the injured athlete and is particularly proud of her return to surfing, return to running and yoga based therapy programs.

Erin opened Blue Water Physical Therapy to provide unmatched specialized care to individuals with orthopedic injuries, sports injuries and balance deficits.

Erin currently resides in Del Mar with her family. She enjoys surfing, stand up paddling, free diving, running, snowboarding and competing in the La Jolla Rough Water Swim with her family.



Julie Neushul MPT, DPT was born and raised in Southern California.  She attended UCSB for her undergraduate degree and received her Master of Physical Therapy in 1993 from the University of Southern California.  Julie has practiced in a variety of clinical settings across the US and abroad as she accompanied her husband while he pursued his career as an officer in the US Marine Corps.  She has experience in outpatient and inpatient orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, neurology, cardiac rehabilitation, as well as prenatal and postpartum rehabilitation.

In 2013, Julie received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine.  The focus of her doctoral education was orthopedics.  In addition, Julie has extensive specialized training in prenatal/postpartum rehabilitation as well as pelvic floor rehabilitation.  She also has an interest in therapy programs geared toward return to swim and overhead throwing athletes (water polo, volleyball, tennis).
Julie lives in Carlsbad with her husband and their two children.  She comes from a family of competitive swimmers and water polo players and can often be found treating athletes on the pool deck.  Julie is an avid runner, practitioner of yoga and pilates which she integrates into her comprehensive patient treatment programs.  


Katelyn Means DPT, RYT   earned her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Wyoming and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University. Katelyn completed her clinical affiliations in Hawaii, Los Angeles, Oregon and Wyoming, and has an extensive background working with a wide variety of patient populations and conditions.  Katelyn is very passionate about inspiring her patients to live their best lives through movement, mindfulness and lifestyle modifications.  She is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor and uses yoga principles in many of her treatment plans. Katelyn is an enthusiast, optimist and seeks to spread her light and enthusiasm for life everywhere she goes.

Katelyn resides in sunny, San Diego.  Outside of the clinic you can find Katelyn in hot yoga classes, hitting the beach, planning her next travel excursion, perfecting her green smoothie recipe, picking out sunflowers at the local and adventuring anywhere outdoors.