shoulder, and knee pain, sports injuries, post-surgical recovery, repetitive stress injuries, and
other issues related to poor body mechanics. She is also developing a specialty in Women’s
Health and has pursued advanced training in this field including by completing training in
general Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy, bladder incontinence, bowel incontinence, and pelvic
She believes in empowering her patients with knowledge about their bodies and about healthy
movement practices in order to allow them to achieve optimal movement in their daily lives.
Genevieve’s ability to communicate these important concepts was cultivated during 20 years of
dance training and yoga practice. Her experience teaching dance to individuals of all ages
informs her how to discern subtle aspects of movement for improved efficiency, and how to
convey those ideas clearly.
She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of California, San
Francisco/San Francisco State University. During her doctoral program she conducted research
on the benefits of pelvic floor muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse, and is in the process of
publishing a literature review on the topic. Genevieve also conducted research on the
nonsurgical management of Achilles tendon ruptures.
Genevieve also has clinical training in the fields of Orthopedic Rehabilitation, NeuroMuscular
and Neurological Rehabilitation, and creating physical therapy treatment plans designed to help
hospitalized patients who have experienced traumatic events return to their daily activities.
Studies and minored in Modern Dance. She has traveled abroad extensively and is fluent in
Spanish. Genevieve danced both professionally in a local modern dance company and
competitively in Ballroom Dance. Genevieve discovered her passion for the field of physical
therapy when she was injured while dancing professionally. In her spare time, Genevieve enjoys
ballroom dancing, Argentine Tango, hiking around the Bay Area, and trying new local