San Francisco –
One Embarcadero

Therapydia SF – One Embarcadero

Experience The Difference

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

Contact Us

One Embarcadero Center- Lobby Level
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-799-3300
Fax: (415) 799-3301


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Our Team

  • Sydney McDowell, PT, MS, OCS

    Sydney McDowell, PT, MS, OCS

    Regional Clinic Director

    “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

    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

    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

    Allison Low, PT, DPT

    Physical Therapist

    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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Arnelle Kodjo, PT, DPT, ATC

    Arnelle Kodjo, PT, DPT, ATC

    Physical Therapist

    I believe each person should feel confident in their body’s ability to complete any challenge life may throw at them. I love developing individualized treatment programs specific to the needs of each body, and the tasks or sports that are important to them.

    My philosophy is to help each person return to a level of function above where they may have been pre-injury by incorporating performance training themes, evidence-based practice and awareness to the psychosocial aspects that may influence a person’s health. I use an eclectic approach based on the skills and experience I have gained through my years of patient care as an Athletic Trainer, continuing education, and peer collaboration. I especially enjoy treating patients with lower extremity injuries, shoulder pain, thoracic and low back pain.”

    Originally from Maryland, Arnelle now calls Oakland home and enjoys skateboarding, playing tennis and hiking.

  • Toya Siddo Office Manager

    Toya Siddo

    Office Manager

    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.


Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Sport Rehab

Sport Rehab & Performance Training

Run Analysis

Run Assessment

annual pt assessment

Baseline Screens

pre post partum physical therapy

Pre/Post Partum Physical Therapy


  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     I really enjoy the attention to detail my therapist pays towards my rehab.  


    January 11, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Allison is a skilled physical therapist and a wonderful person to work with.  

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    December 30, 2021
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Allison is great! My elbow feels much better  


    December 21, 2021
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Sydney and her team are the best. A special shout-out to Toya!  

    Bill Wilka

    December 17, 2021
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Allison is very understanding especially patient with a senior like me.  

    Desa Belyea

    December 15, 2021
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Allison has been wonderful and with her help and guidance I have made great progress!  

    Toby Levy

    November 28, 2021
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     I love working with Therapydia and my therapist Alison. She is knowledgable and easily modifies m … view more  

    Suhail M

    November 18, 2021
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Marcus is an excellent PT therapist … view morevery personable and caring. My 82 year old husband improve … view more  


    November 12, 2021
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Marcus was extremely caring and listened to all my concerns. He was great at explaining what cert … view more  


    November 09, 2021
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Allison took time to understand my problems, and she also made sure I understood her proposed pla … view more  


    November 04, 2021

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    8:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    8:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    8:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Thursday

    8:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Friday

    8:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Saturday & Sunday


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