Steve is an orthopedic manual physical therapist who holds a degree in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as one of a select handful of Certified McKenzie Provider therapists in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has nearly twenty years’ experience, including more than 800 hours of continuing education to enhance his skills as a clinician and stay abreast of the latest developments in his field.
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Through his three San Francisco Bay Area offices, he’s developed programs for marathoners, ultra-runners, cyclists, triathletes and more, and has worked with professional team sport athletes, an Ironman Champion and hundreds of everyday athletes, from Boston qualifiers to weekend warriors and age groupers. His professional passion is helping athletes of all abilities understand their bodies, optimize their abilities and learn how to manage current injuries and prevent future ones.
As an athlete himself, he brings to his practice a first-hand understanding of the mental and physical toll injury can take on an athlete, and appreciates the McKenzie method’s effectiveness in eliminating the fear of the unknown and empowering the athlete with tools to self-treat and manage the condition independently while minimizing the time away from their sport.
He enjoys surfing, swimming, ice hockey, tennis, cycling, and endurance sports– last year, he completed a swim from Alcatraz on Saturday and PR’ed an Olympic-distance triathlon the next day! He gladly “talks shop” with the athletes in his care while working tirelessly to see them return to sport faster, stronger, wiser and more injury-proof than before.