California Orthopedics & Spine provides all those surrounding Marin County & San Francisco physical therapy, powered by Confluent Health. Our team of highly skilled physical therapists is dedicated to providing the best care possible to get you back to the things you love.
Physical therapy plays an important role in preventing injuries and helping a patient’s recovery. We understand that each person is unique, so as part of our comprehensive approach, each patient receives a thorough evaluation and an individual care plan designed to treat the whole person. Our physical therapists will customize a plan for you to help relieve your pain, improve your strength, increase your level of function, and prevent future injury. Treatment can include functional resistive exercises, stretching, hands-on manual therapy, and many other specialized modalities.
By reflecting the athlete’s approach to therapy, we exhaust every avenue possible to achieve each patient’s individual goals successfully.
We treat everyone — from adolescents to adults, recreational to advanced competitive athletes, and surgical to nonsurgical diagnoses. At any time of the day, it is common for an older patient recovering from a hip replacement to be working next to an athlete from a local high school. Whether your goal is gardening, running a marathon, or getting back to the playing field, we integrate function into your therapy for a customized approach. Treatment sessions are frequently varied, making each visit interesting and productive. The bright, energetic clinic space with state-of-the-art equipment allows for a fun, positive atmosphere during each therapy session.
Though you are free to receive treatment anywhere, our onsite physical therapy is designed to increase communication among your entire care team. Being partnered with your physician allows us the unique opportunity to ensure that everyone is on the same page. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with the finest and most professional level of care available. Trust us with your physical treatment — you’ll know you are in the right place!
Insurance Coverage: Due to the increasing complexity of healthcare insurance plans and benefits, California Orthopedics & Spine Physical Therapy is NOT always contracted with the same insurance carriers as California Orthopedics & Spine. Please be sure to contact your insurance carrier to establish what your specific benefits are for physical therapy.
Meet Our Physical Therapists
A native New Yorker, Jamie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University, and has practiced in outpatient orthopedics for her entire career. She enjoys helping patients achieve maximal function through manual therapy and exercise prescription, and continuously learning the current trends in orthopedic rehabilitation to improve patient outcomes. She has been in the Bay Area since 2007, and enjoys hiking, running, spinning, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Born and raised in upstate New York, Alex recently relocated to the Bay Area in late 2017. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology at UCLA where he gained invaluable experience working as a student intern with the Sports Medicine staff. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Alex is an EXOS Performance Specialist (XPS) and has experience working with athletes from high school to the professional level. He uses manual therapy, movement analysis, and therapeutic exercise principles to help patients achieve their goals. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, skiing, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Austin underwent his education at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. There, he received his BS in Exercise Science in 2015 and Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2018. After working in New York for a few months, he became a Travel PT where he worked from the beautiful Pacific Northwest to the temperate climate of Arizona. He finally settled down in San Francisco, California where he wishes to hone his practice and become a more effective clinician. From working in multiple settings and a wide variety of locations throughout his clinical work, Austin is able to more easily adapt and modify the plan of care based on the patient’s current status, function, and symptoms. Austin utilizes a combination of manual therapy, functional movement and therapeutic exercises, and evidence-based practices to reach the patient’s goals. When Austin is not in the clinic, he enjoys training for triathlons, competing in half marathons, skiing, and surfing.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Jim Zhu is a Doctor of Physical Therapy from NYU and a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. In his approach to treatment, he believes in bridging the gap between rehab and performance. His skills include manual therapy, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, and blood flow restriction therapy. Additionally, Jim trained as a vestibular physical therapist at NYU Langone and offers expertise in treatment and management of a variety of vestibular disorders, headache/migraines, and concussions. No matter the condition, he loves helping his patients take control of their health. His primary goal is to equip each patient with the tools they need to live a healthy life. In his free time, Jim loves exploring new restaurants and coffee shops as well as spending time with his wife and their dog, Kora.