Arlene has been a Physical Therapist for over 15 years with experience in neurologic and orthopedic cases. In the last 5 years, she has expanded her practice to include Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy including ongoing collaboration with a San Francisco urologist in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions. With her growing appreciation of the many dimensions affecting one's health, or 'disease,' she has more recently incorporated CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation aspects into her course of care.

Arlene received her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA in 2001. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings in Bay Area hospitals with other disciplines to plan patients' care. She has undergone training with the Herman and Wallace Institute to expand her work to pelvic floor dysfunctions in men and women. She is currently furthering her training in CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation in addition to expanding her knowledge and experience in orthopedics and pelvic floor health.

I am a Bay Area native who loves the cultural scene in food, art, music and history. Growing up in the family bakery, I appreciated earlier on the role of food in nourishing not just the body but also the family and community at large. I have always had a passion for understanding health, movement, and healing of the body, which led me to physical therapy. When I am not baking in the kitchen, I am around town in pursuit of an inspirational pastry. If my nose isn't in a book, I am around town seeking new sights and sounds. Yet, with so much to see and do, much is tempered with my family life. Lately, for entertainment, I am caught singing toddler hits with my daughter on the way to the playground, armed with a small batch of chocolate chip cookies (homemade, of course)!