Physical Therapy - Walnut Creek

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The physical therapy team at The Center for Sports Medicine - Walnut Creek is highly trained and committed to providing each individual with a customized treatment plan. You will receive a physical therapy plan tailored to your needs that will help you reach your top performance goals. Here are some of the Physical therapy treatment options we offer:

  • Orthopedics and Sports-based  Physical Therapy
  • Pilates-based Physical Therapy
  • Manual Therapy and ART: Active Release Technique
  • Dance Rehabilitation
  • IASTM (instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
  • Sport Specific Functional Movement Analysis
  • Running Analysis

Walnut Creek Physical Therapy Team

Mari Ball, MSPT, uses her training in Pilates and active release technique (ART) to help rehabilitate her patients. Mari received her BS in biological sciences from UC Davis and her MS in physical therapy from Northwestern University.

Glen Barker, MS, ATC, is the head athletic trainer at Northgate High School (NHS) and founder and teacher of the popular NHS Sports Medicine program. Glen also teaches at Diablo Valley College and JFK University.  He received his MS in Athletic Training and athletic training certification ATC at the University of Oregon.

Neil Claveria, PT, specializes in orthopedic and neurological functional manual therapy, active release techniques (ART), and exercise training with an emphasis on the lower quadrant, as well as spine treatment. He received his BS in physical therapy at Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines and his BS in Biology at De LaSalle University, Manila.

Patricia Commer, DPT, specializes in musculoskeletal disorders, pelvic instability, shoulder rehabilitation, foot disorders, and lumbar issues in pregnancy. She has a wide range of experience, from treating athletes at all levels, to having a strong geriatric patient base. She received her doctorate of physical therapy at Samuel Merritt University, Oakland.

Brenton Dowdy, DPT, specializes in manual therapy. Brenton believes in incorporating both joint mobilizations and soft tissue techniques into his treatment. He received his BS in Biology at the University of Washington, Seattle and his doctorate of physical therapy at Texas Woman's University, Dallas.

Micheal Loumeau, DPT. Michael has a special interest in analyzing movement impairments and incorporating manual therapy, PNF, and Pilates in his treatment approach in order to improve patients’ movement and function.  He attained his Pilates rehabilitation certification with Polestar, manual therapy certification with University of Saint Augustine, and completed a manual therapy residency with Kaiser Permanente.  His personal interests include fitness training, jogging, and travelling and completed a fellowship in Movement System Impairments at Washington University. He has worked with varied patient populations and developed pulmonary rehab and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome rehab programs in a previous clinic in Virginia. Michael received his Master’s in physical therapy from Boston University and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Meghann Oakes Rust, DPT, specializes in combining the principles of movement system impairment syndromes (MSI) with Pilates-based physical therapy to identify and correct impairments in movement, alignment, and performance. She received her BA in dance at UC Irvine and her doctorate of physical therapy at Washington University in St. Louis.

Thomas Oshimo, MPT, ATC, has utilized his skills in athletic training, deep tissue techniques, manual therapy, and customized exercise programs for more than 30 years. He has worked with athletes from Olympic speed and synchronized swimmers, professional basketball and baseball players to professional triathletes and professional ballet and modern dancers. Thomas received his BA in Physiology at UC Berkeley and his Masters in Physical Therapy at Stanford University.

Ernie Rodriguez, MPT, specializes in incorporating soft tissue mobilization techniques in conjunction with therapeutic exercises for return to sport or activity level. He received his master’s in physical therapy from Old Dominion University. 

Joyce Warren, DPT, is the physical therapy supervisor. She has experience in orthopedics, musculoskeletal/sports related injuries, work related injuries, repetitive stress and dance injuries. She specializes in Pilates-based rehabilitation. Joyce received her BFA in dance and BA in psychology at UC Santa Barbara and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California.

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Two Convenient Bay Area Locations:

     San Francisco
Saint Francis Memorial 
900 Hyde Street, 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
[email protected]

Walnut Creek
Alpine Square
1777 Botelho Drive, Suite 110
Walnut Creek, CA 94596