Whether you’re looking to recover from an injury, improve your athletic performance, or just make sure your mechanics are performing at the optimal level, we’re here to help you along your path to lifetime wellness.
One-on-one, hands-on treatments designed around your unique body and goals
Tailored exercise programs to improve movement and function
Pinpoint to the root cause of your condition for lasting pain relief
One Embarcadero Center- Lobby Level San Francisco, CA 94111 Phone: 415-799-3300
Fax: (415) 799-3301
“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
Lauren Opatrny, PT, DPT
“I love helping people and I feel privileged to be in a profession where I can have a positive impact on a person’s health and quality of life. I want to make your goals a priority and I am here to guide and tailor your rehabilitation process to ensure you meet those goals. Blending my experience in physical therapy with my personal background in competitive athletics, injuries, and training, I strive to provide efficient and effective care to aid in each person’s unique recovery process. I understand the frustration and impact pain and injury can have on daily life, having gone through it myself, and it is my intention to make your physical therapy experience productive and enjoyable.”
Professional Licensure and Certification: Licensed Physical Therapist, California CPR certified
Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy, UCSF/SFSU Bachelors of Science in
Professional Licensure and Certification: Licensed Physical Therapist, California and Oregon CPR certified
Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy, UCSF/SFSU Bachelors of Science in Human Science, Georgetown University
Marianne Arild, PT, MPT
“I believe each patient’s “story” is unique and I love developing an individualized treatment program specific to their needs and goals. I enjoy teaching patients about their body and their injuries and I find patient education to be essential in the overall success of the patient’s rehabilitation. I use an eclectic approach based on the skills and experience I have gained through 28 years of patient care, continuing education, and peer collaboration. My background in Nutrition as well as my medical knowledge as a Physician Assistant allows me to give my patients a comprehensive approach focusing not only on their rehabilitation but their overall health and wellness. I have had the opportunity to work with some of the highest level athletes through USA Track and Field, USA Decathlon, San Jose/Cleveland Ballet, United States Figure Skating Association, and MLB – San Francisco Giants and it has helped me to fine tune my clinical skills.”
Professional Licensure and Certifications: Licensed Physical Therapist, State of California Licensed Physician Assistant, State of California ACLS certified CPR Certified
Education: Master of Physical Therapy, Chapman University, 1989 Primary Care Physician Assistant Certification, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2011 Bachelor of Science, Nutrition, Montana State University
Techniques: Biomechanical Assessment and Video Gait Analysis Orthotic fabrication – Casting, heat molding (Vasyli) Graston/IASTM techniques K-T and McConnell taping techniques Myofascial Decompression (Cupping) Maitland (Australian) and Stanley Paris Approach
Activities and Community: Former NCAA Division I collegiate gymnast MLB 2nd opinion Physical Therapist USA Track and Field, International Medical Team member Medical Mission (as a Physician Assistant) in the Philippines with Remote Area Medicine (Typhoon Yolanda) Medical Team volunteer for Alonzo King Lines Ballet Enjoys traveling, photography, skiing, cycling, Pilates
Lauren rocks. I appreciate her active listening to the problem, her patience in making sure I am doing an exercise correctly, and her willingness to explain why I am doing an exercise. She is also an incredibly congenial person and makes PT enjoyable.
My therapist makes me feel positive every time I visit. I enjoy doing exercises and talking about how we should use our body to stay healthy.
Therapydia is great and working with Andy has made a huge difference in my posture and foot pain. I think this is a really important part of meeting my physical goals. Thanks!
One Embarcadero Center – Lobby Level San Francisco, CA 94111