Little Italy Physical Therapy Office | PT Effect

San Diego

Physical Therapy

Start your journey to becoming painfree again and regain your complete freedom. You shouldn’t have to miss out on your favorite hobbies and activities because of constant pain and discomfort. Our expert doctors can help you enjoy life fully.

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Live Without Constant Pain

Physical Therapy

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.

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Feel Rejuvenated

Massage Therapy

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.

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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.

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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.

Mark Shulman

Dr. Mark Shulman

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), COMT, CSCS


Allison McKay

Dr. Allison McKay

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification (PRPC)

Hannah Willms

Dr. Hannah Willms

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Dr. Jana Tokunaga

Dr. Jana Tokunaga

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Rachel Berger

Dr. Sarah Mendenhall

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Jil Harris

Jil Harris

Personal Trainer

Julissa Amina

Julissa Amina

Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)

Rachel Berger

Rachel Berger

Office Manager

Convenient Downtown Location

State-of-the-Art Office

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.

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Manual Therapy

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.

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Benefits of Manual Therapy

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More accurate diagnoses and understanding of pain

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Less discomfort and pain during treatment

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Therapist can feel where there is tension and mobility issues

Take The First Step

Ready to become painfree?

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Step one:

Call or message us to
book your appointment

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Step two:

We’ll work with you to
get you painfree again

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Step three:

Regain your freedom &
pain free lifestyle

Mark Shulman

Dr. Mark Shulman

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), FAAOMPT, COMT, CSCS


Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Mark Shulman

Dr. Allison McKay

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), PRPC


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Contact Information

(619) 544-1055

Fax: (619) 544-1056

The Physical Therapy Effect

1601 Kettner Blvd Suite 11
San Diego, CA 92101