Back to Life is a Bay Area physical therapy practice and ergonomic consulting firm based in San Francisco and Oakland, California. With over 30 years of combined experience, Amy Selinger, PT, DPT, OCS, and Lisa Gibson, PT, DPT, see patients with general orthopedic conditions and specialize in musculoskeletal dysfunctions that effect the spine, hip, pelvis and sacroiliac regions including pelvic pain and incontinence.
Our treatment is based on the Movement System Balance approach of Shirley Sahrmann, author of “Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes.” We incorporate exercise, relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, biofeedback, Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, Soft Tissue Manipulation (massage) and Active Release Technique™ as appropriate with each patient according to his or her needs.
Because we do not just look at the specific body part that our patient’s diagnosis indicates, but look at the entire movement system, we can detect when the problem is not at the same location as the symptom or symptoms. This allows us to be more thorough in our treatment approach and to be both more efficient and more comprehensive. While some physical therapists may insist on only addressing one aspect of your particular musculoskeletal problem, we look at all aspects (strength, flexibility, coordination, soft tissue mobility, joint motion, fascial mobility or restriction, activities required for your daily life at home and work, walking, exercise and caring for other family members) of your life and endeavor to understand how your body developed the problem in the first place. With that approach, you should begin to feel improvement in as little as two to three sessions.
We value your input and your insights into your problem. We will work in partnership with you so that you know as much as possible about your condition. We will explain our approach and our recommendations so that you feel comfortable with your program. We particularly enjoy helping people who have already been to physical therapy but have not achieved their desired result. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to bring us your most complicated musculoskeletal dysfunctions; we’ll help you sort them out.
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Based in San Francisco and Oakland in the Northern California Bay Area, our physical therapy offices are within easy access of San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma Counties, including and in addition to South San Francisco, Sausalito, Tiburon, Larkspur, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Corte Madera, Novato, Greenbrae, Ross, Fairfax, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Richmond, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Livermore, Lafayette,
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