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"Loved every minute of the mixed Swedish Thai massage!!would definitely recommend. Pretty flexible and easy to get in quickly. I would highly recommend Physical Therapy Effect."
"I'm grateful to have gotten to know Julissa as not only my massage therapist, but also as a friend over these last few years. I would highly recommend that you give Julissa a try!"
"The team at Physical Therapy Effect is top notch. They support the Padres Pedal the Cause event every year at Petco Park to raise money for cancer research and do exceptional work."
"My herniated disc has shown tremendous improvement, all because of the great work by Dr. Mark. Top off the treatment experience with an extremely professional and friendly staff!"
"You couldn't go to a better PT place to heal and feel better again. You want to heal and be with some of the most caring and friendliest and healing staff, this is the right place"
"Dr. Shulman and staff are a cut above everyone else. They will customize a treatment plan for the individual. I’ve had excellent results with my back pain and appreciate the care."
"Mark and the team at The Physical Therapy Effect are awesome people with a real passion for helping others. Their dedication to providing the best service possible is evident."
"This place and the people that work there are the best! Very friendly and great at what they do. It's an awesome environment and I would highly suggest."
"I have not been able to find a massage so enjoyable or catered to me anywhere else. Julissa takes incredible attention to detail, cares deeply about her clients, and truly has a set of magic hands."
"I recently 'graduated' and feel completely back to normal and I wouldn't have been able to do it without him, his team, amazing staff, and adorable office dogs. I have already recommended him."
"To say that Dr. Shulman is a ‘miracle worker’ would not be an overstatement. Ok maybe a little, but he’s the only person who has been able to relieve my neck pain. Beyond that, the office is great."
"Amazing staff! Extremely knowledgeable and experienced! One of the best physical therapy staffs I have utilized. From my back to my shoulder to my feet, they have helped me regain mobility."
Live Without Constant Pain
Pain and discomfort gets in the way of living life the way you want to live it. Work one-on-one with an expert physical therapist for your whole session. We give you our complete, undivided attention for the best results.
Experience total relaxation and release the pain from your body during a professional, affordable massage session. Our expert massage therapist listens to you and helps alleviate your aches and pains.
For those that need more care
PT Effect Advantage Plan
The PT Effect Advantage Plan is a comprehensive annual program that helps you maintain your health and reach new goals. With this plan, we’ll be enabled to treat you outside the limits of insurance. This allows for the complete optimization of your health needs.
The Best Of The Best
Meet the Team
Learn more about the expert physical therapists and team members that you'll work with at our clinic. Every physical therapy session will be one-on-one with a Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Dr. Mark Shulman
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), COMT, CSCS
Dr. Allison McKay
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification (PRPC)
Dr. Hannah Willms
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Dr. Jana Tokunaga
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)
Convenient Downtown Location
We’ve been a part of the Little Italy community for over 6 years. Our office features top-of-the-line equipment to get you the results you expect.
How We Achieve A Better Diagnosis with Less Discomfort
What is manual therapy? Manual therapy is a method physical therapy that involves the therapist feeling exactly how your body reacts to specific movement and exercises. A lot of pain and discomfort comes from lack of mobility or a small range of motion. Through simple movements and exercises, we're able to get your body used to these motions again, reducing or completely removing your pain.
Manual therapy includes a detailed biomechanical assessment. This means that your therapist will watch and feel how you move in order to make the most accurate diagnosis possible. This leads to faster recovery times and improved outcomes.
Benefits of Manual Therapy
More accurate diagnoses and understanding of pain
Less discomfort and pain during treatment
Therapist can feel where there is tension and mobility issues