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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

Our Expert Physical Therapists Can Treat:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Elbow pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot pain
  • Headaches
  • Plantar Fascitiis
  • Scoliosis
  • Muscle strains
  • and much more

Work With An Expert Doctor

Always One-on-One Care

Get the care and focus that you need to heal with our one-on-one, hour-long sessions. While other physical therapists take on multiple patients at the same time, our team knows that your health should be our only focus during your appointment. Get the most out of your time and money with a personal treatment session with a trained physical therapist.

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No Shots & No Medication

Solve the root cause
of your pain

Return to your favorite hobbies and activities without having to worry about sharp pain or discomfort. Our proven physical therapy methods find the main cause of your pain so that we can treat it at the source. All of this is done without relying on expensive and painful shots or medication.

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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

Specialized Treatment Techniques

  • Spinal Joint Mobilization
  • Peripheral Joint Mobilization
  • Manual Spinal Traction
  • Neuro Muscular Re-education
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Pelvic Floor Training
  • Balance Training
  • Gait Training
  • Fall Prevention Education
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Massage
  • Trigger point release
  • Myofascial Release
  • Postural Re-education
  • And much more

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