Helping patients regain function, comfort, and understanding has been rewarding for all of us. There are very few cases that cannot be improved significantly and, as long as patients are willing, we’re able. Growing our physical therapy clinic is the proof that excellence and success for patients can be achieved daily in cases where patients were previously cautioned to prepare to give up. We’re thankful for the opportunity to share in their success.
Our Staff, Your Team
Aides & Admin
Emily, Erika, Molly, Danny, & Stella
Central SF Location
Fully Equiped Gym
Julie Wong’s Story
Julie Wong was raised in San Francisco and attended Galileo High School, SF State and then UCSF for PT school. As a staff orthopedic specialist PT at CPMC in 1980, Julie recognized private physical therapy practice as an environment where the patients could receive the most helpful and specialized treatment available. Protocol could be expanded to include newer innovative treatment plans. Clinicians could share experience. We could confront cases that had been given up or abandoned. And we succeeded. Patients who had been told to “live with it” or “quit” discovered otherwise and other ways. Julie contracted cancer and discovered a vacuum of care and information for patients.
Julie’s background as an orthopedic specialist combined with my osteopathic studies and applications allowed her to develop protocols never conceived or tried. The work and study with Phillip Greenman, DO, at Michigan State since 1987 were instrumental to her ability to understand and fuse disciplines to create new protocol. Julie’s other passions are traveling, cooking and playing competitive golf with accolades as handicap champion as well as two time couple club’s champion at Green Hills Country Club.
Natalie Martinez’s Story
Natalie Martinez is a San Francisco native currently residing on the peninsula. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at University of California, San Francisco. Her professional interests include treatment of oncology, sports and orthopedics patients. She attended Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (SHCP) and earned her undergraduate degree in the Pacific Northwest at Seattle University with a Bachelors in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She has extensive knowledge and experience in analyzing running biomechanics and treating running-based injuries.
At college she was a full-time college athlete running long distance in cross-country and track-and-field. Upon graduation she returned to SF to assistant coach in cross country and track at her alma mater, SHCP. Natalie continues her active lifestyle by running half marathons and road races, as well as keeping in shape at the gym. She is an avid bay area sports fan rooting for the Giants, Forty Niners and the Golden State Warriors.
Akriti Sharma’s Story
Originally from Old Bridge, New Jersey, Akriti earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions and her Bachelors in Exercise Science from Rutgers University, making her a true Scarlet Knight. Upon graduation, Akriti earned prestigious awards for her Excellence in Community Service, Research, and Scholarship. Her passion for orthopedics lead her to Pennsylvania where she then furthered her education through an Orthopedic Residency in Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s University Hospital Network in Allentown, PA. After completing her residency, she became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. With this advanced training, Akriti has in-depth knowledge, skill, and experience treating various orthopedic conditions including sports injuries, conducting running analysis, and musculoskeletal movement impairments.
During her doctoral studies, Akriti traveled across borders to provide physical therapy services in rural parts of India and the Dominican Republic with The Yale Alumni Association and Cambiado Vidas. Akriti continues to be a part of American Indian Foundation SF, which thrives to improve the healthcare, education, and livelihood to the rural areas in India through long-term initiatives. Outside the clinic, Akriti enjoys weightlifting, running, yoga, meditation, and exploring the SF bay area.