Liz brings to the practice an integrated approach that combines manual therapy, mindfulness and exercise to facilitate health & well-being. Her goal: to help clients find their way to a healthy and balanced body.
Liz has worked extensively in orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation since attaining her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from UCSF/SFSU in 2005. In addition to her work as a PT Liz has been a certified massage therapist since 2000. She has studied meditation and yoga extensively since the late nineties, and completed over 500 hours of training in yoga therapy. All of this to say – Liz is committed to the study of the mind-body connection and brings this wisdom into her clinical practice.
Outside of her life as a clinician, Liz can be found riding bikes both on and off the pavement, exploring the Sierras, or enjoying delicious cuisine with her partner and their friends. She’s a bit of an activity nut, and has a fairly in-depth movement history to draw upon when working with clients.
“I had suffered from pelvic pain for years, and came to Amy only after seeing numerous other doctors and physical therapists who had helped me very little. When I was finally referred to her, I didn’t have much hope that yet another medical professional would be able to help me feel better. I could tell from the beginning, however, that Amy was different. She listened to me with compassion. She was willing to consider how my many musculoskeletal issues — hips, back, knees, and pelvis — worked together to contribute to my pain. She was patient and persistent even when this unusual combination of issues led to difficulty with her more traditional treatment methods, and found creative alternatives that were effective. When necessary, she referred me to other talented professionals in her network. She connected me with peers who could provide emotional support.
With Amy’s help, I began to make major progress. When I first began seeing her, my work, social, and romantic lives were significantly limited by my pain.
Today, I can walk, sit, stand, work, and play for long periods of time without pain, and am in a serious, intimate relationship for the first time in years. Amy’s intelligence, patience, knowledge, and support literally changed my life– I am so thankful to have worked with her.”