About Therapydia

About Us

TherapydiaSF is a network of San Francisco physical therapy clinics and wellness studios. Created to promote health and optimize function, you will experience a a different approach to physical therapy at TherapydiaSF. We consider every client as an individual on the path from rehabilitation to performance and will work with you to develop a custom program to reach your goals. While we are dedicated to helping clients recover from injury, we also have a passion for helping our clients lead healthy and balanced lives. Our fitness programs are instructed by licensed physical therapists who provide an informative and safe workout and offer strategies for injury prevention.

Conveniently located in San Francisco, TherapydiaSF is committed to providing the highest levels of patient satisfaction and outcomes. Our physical therapists have extensive clinical experience, studied at top schools and continually expand their knowledge through evidence-based continuing education. Our physical therapists have unparalleled experience in specialized areas of treatment and are highly trained in cutting-edge wellness practices such as TRX, strength and conditioning, Pilates, yoga and running. Give us a call at (415) 799-3300 (One Embarcadero) to schedule your appointment.

Meet Our Team

Susan Nowell, PT, PDT, OCS
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Susan Nowell, PT, PDT, OCS

Clinic Director
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Susan received her DPT from University of Utah in 2004. During graduate school, she initiated a school program collaboration with the National Abilities Center to assist patients with chronic neurologic conditions in getting back on the ski slopes. She has worked onsite with athletes competing in long-distance triathlons and endurance running events internationally. She is an avid outdoor athlete, and has competed in Ironman distance events and marathons, including Boston marathon in 2018. She enjoys music, dance, skiing, and backpacking in her spare time.
Allison Low, PT, DPT
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Allison Low, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
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I have always been a fan of Grey’s Anatomy, and I like to imagine if Dr. McDreamy were a physical therapist, he would start every day with the quote, “It’s a beautiful day to fix bodies.” I believe that every patient can achieve their best version of themself. I strive to use my expertise in physical therapy to help patients achieve their goals with various techniques, skills, and evidence-based practice. My goal is to make sure every patient feels heard, acknowledged, and motivated to get back to their best self. To become your best self, a person must believe in themself and be active in their recovery. My role is to guide them through that process and give them the necessary tools for a successful restoration. I treat my patients like family and enjoy creating lifelong relationships in the process of their recovery.

Professional Licensure and Certifications:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of California
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)
Pilates Instructor—ITT and BASI trained
Master Instructor—TRX Sports Medicine
CPR Certified


Education:
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, UCSF/SFSU, 2003
California Teaching Credential, California Polytechnic State University
Bachelors of Arts, Liberal Studies, California Polytechnic State University


Techniques:
Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stability (DNS)
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified
TPI Level 1 Certified
Gray Institute Applied Functional Science Method
Maitland (Australian) Approach
Graston Certified
RockTape Certified-FM1, FM2
RunRx assessment


Activities and Community:
Trains and participates in running events—half-marathon and marathon distances
Enjoys cycling and swimming
Teaches and practices Pilates and TRX
Community lecturer for local groups including Team in Training, lululemon athletica, The San Francisco Marathon, Luna Chix, San Francisco AIDS Marathon, See Jane Run, The Run Center at UCSF
Contributing writer to various physical therapy publicationsMember of the U.S. Open Wellness Team
Member of The Loose Interpretations a cappella group
Office Manager Katelyn Bixler
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Katelyn Bixler

Office Manager
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I was born and raised in Southern California before moving to San Francisco in 2015. I graduated from Brandman University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Preclinical Psychology because I enjoy spending my time making a difference in other people’s lives. I have had prior healthcare administration experience working in addiction medicine. I was drawn to working at Therapydia based on our company mission to reduce surgeries, primary care visits, and opioid usage. My core beliefs of patient care are empathy, knowledge, and integrity. I enjoy working at Therapydia because I get to witness patients achieve their health and wellness goals every day!

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Therapydia SF

One Embarcadero Center – Lobby Level
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-799-3300
Fax: 415-799-3301
info@therapydiasf.com

Hours:
Monday-Thursday - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Fri - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

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