TherapydiaSF physical therapists have extensive clinical experience, studied at top schools, and are highly trained in a variety of wellness practices. Learn more about our amazing San Francisco physical therapy team and how they can help you start your path to lifetime wellness. We have two locations in San Francisco to better serve our patients.

Market Street

One Embarcadero Center

Sydney McDowell, PT, MS, OCS
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Sydney McDowell, PT, MS, OCS

Clinic Director
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“I strive to do my best for every patient by drawing from a variety of techniques, staying current with research, and learning from other rehabilitation specialists. My expertise is in observing and assessing movement, choosing treatment strategies to improve dysfunctional patterns of movement, and educating patients on causes of and ways to avoid injury. I develop treatment plans based on the concept of regional interdependence–impairments that seem to be unrelated in a separate part of the body may contribute to, or be associated with, the primary complaint. In order for physical therapy to be successful, patients must be active participants in the rehabilitation process. This collaborative effort ensures the best possible outcome of improved health.”

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
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.

Background in physical therapy:
- Spinal cord injury rehab
- Outpatient orthopedic rehab
- Sports rehab

Experience:
I have worked with all types of orthopedic injuries ranging from post-operative care to tendinopathies, back pain, cervicalgia, fractures, postural changes, growth pains, adolescentsports injuries, etc.

Professional License and Certification:
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of California
CPR certified

Education:
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno (PT, DPT)
Bachelor of Science, General Biology, University of California, San Diego

Techniques:
Myofascial Decompression (Cupping)
Blood Flow Restriction Certified (BFRT)

Activities:
Enjoys soccer, hiking, swimming, Pilates
She enjoys traveling, photography, adventuring with her four-legged child (woof)
Toya Siddo
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Toya Siddo

Office Manager
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Toya brings 9 years of healthcare administration experience to TherapydiaSF. She has previously worked in a variety of different industries: cardiology, dermatology, urology, and ophthalmology. With almost a decade of administrative experience, she is excited to dive into the world of PT and ensure that every patient's experience at TherapydiaSF is outstanding. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, exercising, and long walks with her dog.