Physical Therapy in San Francisco

We are your allies in optimal healing. At our physical therapy clinic in San Francisco, your goals are our goals. Together, with our FITTER FASTER STRONGER program, we can help you bounce back better than you were before your injury.

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Our Physical Therapists Are Here to Help You Play Forever!

Our physical therapy and rehabilitation programs at The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, CA emphasize total body treatment. Our highly-trained and experienced StoneFit™ team works closely with Stone Clinic physicians to design the perfect rehabilitation program for each patient.

Whether you wish to play pain-free with the kids or repeat an Olympic gold medal performance, we strive to get you to a higher level of fitness and health than before your injury. Our team of highly-trained trainers can alleviate your pain with personalized 1:1 rehab sessions. Call us at (415) 563-3110 to make an appointment. 

Important note: Athletes and patients may seek physical therapy or fitness services without a referral from a physician, surgeon, or podiatrist.

Our Physical Therapists Help With:

  • Sports Injury and Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pre and Post Surgery Physical Therapy
  • Limited Motion, Arthritis, or Joint Stiffness
  • Chronic Joint Pain & Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Manual Therapy
  • Spine Physical Therapy - Evaluation & Treatment

  • Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Personal Training & Nutrition Counseling
  • Pre-season Sports Conditioning
  • Biomechanical Evaluations
  • Gait & Balance
  • Custom Bracing, Ergonomics, & Posture Evaluations
  • Neck, Hip, Knee, Elbow, Shoulder, Hand/Wrist, & Ankle/Foot Physical Therapy
San Francisco Physical Therapist Allison Works with Knee Surgery Recovery Patient
Tailored Programs
1-on-1 Sessions
Our Certified Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists are with you for every rep of your session.

We specifically customize every recovery plan to meet each patient's physical needs and personal goals.
We use the latest technology to more effectively optimize our training programs.

We accelerate the healing process with prehab and immediate post-surgical physical therapy.
San Francisco Physical Therapist Helps Patient after Ankle Surgery
Comprehensive & Long-Term View of Patient Care
Full Body Fitness
We will treat you as an athlete, emphasizing total body rehabilitation.

Injury Prevention Training
We will return you to your activities more resilient than before.


How Does Physical Therapy Help?

Physical therapy is an essential part of joint treatment. Following a great physical therapy program makes a huge difference in how people heal. In some cases, physical therapy can help you avoid surgery altogether. We seek to reduce pain using non-operative physical therapy in the first instance. We use surgical correction only when required.

The Stone Fit Approach

You are a unique, whole person with your own individual goals; you need a physical therapy program designed just for you. We combine expert evaluation, hands-on care, and cutting-edge technology to speed your recovery and deliver it with kindness. We push you to achieve your goals safely and teach you what you need to know about body mechanics and the source of your injury to prevent it from happening again.  

StoneFit Rehab Patient Stories 

Injuries and degenerative conditions can conspire to rob you of your athletic activities. Hear from patients who've partnered with our StoneFit™ team to rebuild their fitness and recapture their lifestyle in our patient story videos or read our Google Reviews

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Our Physical Therapy Clinic in San Francisco Offers the Following Services:

  • Full biomechanical and functional evaluations & medical and orthopaedic history
  • Preoperative and postoperative physical therapy programs, including an orthopaedic approach to breast cancer
  • Use of modalities that include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, biofeedback, and cryotherapy
  • Longer treatment times with individual focus
  • Highly-personalized programs with take-home materials including photos and descriptions
  • Follow-up support via phone and email
  • Hands-on, one-on-one manual therapy
  • Latest myofascial and neuromuscular techniques
  • Extensive patient education
  • Injury prevention education
  • Custom orthotics
  • Specialized rehab protocols for biologic procedures using donor tissue
  • Specialized rehab protocols for robotic-assisted surgery

Virtual Rehab Consultation (15-minutes)
Our rehab team will provide visual observation, evaluation, and education including Range of Motion, recovery progression, and overall full-body function. We will work together to create and implement forward progression in your protocol. Progress will include a home exercise program through the MedBridge digital platform. 
Virtual Rehab Visit (30-minutes)
Our rehab team will provide a virtual 1 on 1 movement assessment and evaluation based on your current needs. During your assessment, you will be guided through self-treatment, therapeutic exercises, and strength and conditioning to increase function and movement. Following the visit, you will be provided a home exercise program through the MedBridge digital platform.

Manual Physical Therapy is skilled soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization and/or neural tissue mobilization to create mobility, restore tissue health, and optimize functional movement.

Specific hands-on techniques use pressure, kneading, and manipulation to dramatically improve range of motion and healing of injuries all over the body.

Our therapists are experts in manual therapy techniques developed from international and American institutions such as the Folsom Long Term Course, Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS), the Institute of Physical Arts (IPA), and many others. 

Graston is the implementation of stainless steel instruments for soft tissue assessment and treatment that can speed up recovery. Through the use of these tools, major and minor fibrotic changes in your soft tissue can be identified and treated efficiently.

We believe in using injuries, and even diagnosis, as opportunities to get better—to get fitter, faster, and stronger than ever before. After breast operations, many patients experience a loss in range of motion, swelling in the arm,  weakness, and pain. Our team will assist in creating an individualized program combining both hands-on soft tissue therapy, swelling reduction techniques, and personalized exercise progressions to safely guide the patient through the rehabilitation process and beyond. More information on this program is available in this entry from Dr. Stone's blog

Perhaps your style of running or walking has led to your pain or injury. The Stone Clinic physical therapy team uses a wireless sensor technology system that tracks and measures how elite athletes move in real-time. Wearable motion and muscle activity sensors record biomechanical data at 200 frames per second, providing invaluable information that guides our rehab team in assessing your technique and movement for performance analysis and muscle re-education. Footwear adjustments and orthotics will be made at the time of the visit.

Chances are you spend the majority of your time during the week at a desk. We provide ergonomic advice on workplace set up and we teach therapeutic exercises to prevent repetitive stress injuries and as well as neck and back pain, all while at your desk.

Wearing the right footwear can sometimes be enough to reduce foot pain as well as ankle, knee, or even back pain. However, sometimes you need a little extra help to make your foot more efficient. Orthotics are custom foot supports that are placed in the bed of your shoe to influence the function of the foot. A thorough evaluation by a physical therapist trained in orthotic fabrication is the best way to find out if you need orthotics.

Most people are unaware of their posture, yet if you are walking, standing or sitting crooked, all your joints will suffer. Over time, your bad posture can cause injury and chronic pain. A proper analysis for postural deficiencies and an individualized prescription for body realignment can be a powerful tool for conquering pain. 

If you have been injured, whether it is due to a forceful trauma or just wear and tear over time, your body looks for a way to compensate. This compensation leads to imbalances, overuse of an uninjured limb, and overall dysfunction. Below are a few videos showing therapeutic exercises. The exercises prescribed are individual to the person and may consist of stretching, strengthening, neuromuscular education, gait training, and balance work to name just a few. 

We aim to return our patients better than they have been in years. A sports test measures all the goals of fitness: strength, agility, balance, proprioception, cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, flexibility, power, coordination, and accuracy.

We use this to determine when you are ready to return to full sports. A series of balance and jump tests are performed on each leg to assess the involved leg versus the uninvolved. Once weaknesses are identified, we create a personalized program to return optimum balance and power. 

Meet Our Team of Physical Therapists In San Francisco

Our team of exceptionally trained, caring therapists are all passionate athletes. You may learn more about our physical therapy team here.

Shannon C Murphy Certified Athletic Trainer at The Stone Clinic

Shannon C. Murphy, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer

Allison Dastugue, PT DPT
Allison D. Furcolo, PT DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Morgan Gilfillan, MS, ATC, NASM-CES Certified Athletic Trainer at The Stone Clinic

Morgan Gilfillan, MS, ATC, NASM-CES
Certified Athletic Trainer

Our Physical Therapy Clinic in San Francisco

The Stone Clinic is located in the Marina District:

3727 Buchanan St, Suite #300
San Francisco, CA 94123

Free parking is typically available in the Fort Mason parking lot across the street from our Clinic. 


Rehabilitation Protocols

The Stone Clinic rehabilitation protocols have been carefully developed by our physical therapy team and physicians. These protocols focus on the specific approach to rehabilitate patients who have had biologic procedures (using donor tissue to rebuild a joint) and robotic-assisted surgery.

Knee Rehabilitation Protocols 

Shoulder Rehabilitation Protocols

Ankle Rehabilitation Protocols