Orthopedic Physical Therapy - Work One-on-One with a Doctor | PT Effect

Focused, One-on-One

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No Medication. No Painful Injections.

Get professional help with your pain. Our expert Doctors of Physical Therapy can determine the root cause of your pain and create a specialized, holistic approach for treating it.

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What we can treat

What is Orthopedic Physical Therapy?

Orthpedic Physical Therapy is just a fancy way of saying that we can help treat injuries that are a part of the muscoloskeltal system. This includes your bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. These types of injuries are the ones that typically cause serious problems in your everyday life, but are entirely treatable.

Some common injuries that we treat are:

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Muscle strains

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Ligament sprains

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Post-operative conditions

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Our Treatment Method

How We Treat Pain

Every visit at our clinic will be entirely one-on-one with one of our certified Doctors of Physical Therapy. You always get the expert treatment and care throughout the entire session. After your evaluation, we determine the actual cause of your pain and establish a treatment plan to reduce or completely remove the pain. This is typically done through strengthening of vital, misunderstood muscles and rounding out your body’s functions. We never use medication or painful shots to treat your pain.

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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)

Jil Harris

Jil Harris

Certified Physical Therapist (CPT)

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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COVID-19 Update

We're Ready to Treat You Again

We're reopening our doors to patients with additional precautions to our usual procedures. We will maintain a 6-foot minimum distance between all treatment tables in our clinic. Our team is also trained to sanitize and wipe down all surfaces and equipment before and after use. We're ready to get back to helping you feel pain-free again, so we're here when you're ready.

Need treatment, but not comfortable coming into our office? No problem. Call us at (619) 544-1055 to schedule a video evaluation.

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