Bettina Neumann is an amazingly knowledgable lymphedema therapist. Possibly more importantly, she is incredibly caring and involved in each patient's treatment with a personal attention that is superb. I cannot recommend her more highly.
You could not find a better or more caring therapist for lymphedema in my opinion.
It is very hard to find a PT that is skilled at lymphatic drainage. Bettina can do this and so much more. She will educate you to many resources and tools available to improve your condition. What more can you ask than a knowledgeable, skilled physical therapist with a good backup team (billing /scheduling)?
I started seeing Bettina in 2008 for lymphedema. I was so weak and in so much pain. By the time I finished my therapy with her, I was pain free and able to control the symptoms through the exercises she gave me. Now, in 2015, she tells me my arms are stronger than they've ever been -- that's because I continued the exercises she gave me! I have seen her for several problems through the years; currently for neck and back problems. I continue to be amazed by her ability to understand the problem, to provide me with the exact treatment and exercises I need, and the encouragement I sometimes need to push forward to regain and maintain my health. She is a wonderful therapist, very dedicated to helping her patients, and I give her 5 stars.
I Wasn't familiar with pelvic floor therapy but was recommended by my urologist due to chronic groin pains. Arlene Cavan, my therapist at Rising Sun Physical Therapy, is not only an expert in her field but a person who listens and was strongly interested in alleviating my physical problem. I would highly recommend Rising Sun Physical Therapy to anyone.
With much appreciation,
Have had the opportunity to work with some great people over the years. A few years back picked up a heavy run of injuries where the usual modalities ran aground. After many years of trying everything and anything, managed to locate a world class PT in Bettina Neumann of Rising Sun Physical therapy whose diagnostic and healing skills are beyond exceptional. The sheer intellect combined with a passion around the science of movement make this is a power house practice that knows how to innovate-just really really knows the body and a fabulous person to round it all out.
PS From a front office and billing perspective it has always been first class.
i started physical therapy with Bettina few weeks ago and i would say to all people who work all day long with computer ( especially lap tops) you NEED her! i feel so much better not only because she fixed my ruined neck within days but more importantly, she has a very thorough approach towards health and well being and is educating how to treat our bodies, how to survive with our every day stress, how to exercise relevant to the work we do and the damages we do to our bodies on daily basis. Apart from her obvious professional knowledge and experience, she is also very pleasant person!
to all office and computer nerds - YOU NEED THE SKILLS OF THIS LADY!
Arlene and Genevieve were a huge help in rehabbing my shoulder after labrum surgery. They were very helpful in both the physical side of things as well as helping me mentally process everything. I have come a long way over the time I saw them and feel confident that my shoulder will heal to be stronger than it was before. Thanks Arlene, Genevieve, and Lori!
I injured my knee playing volleyball. Genevieve did an initial diagnosis to ensure that it was not a serious tear. And then showed me exercises and stretches to strengthen my knee and hip to not only start exercising again, but to make it less likely to recur. I'm now well on my way to recovery. Thank you Genevieve.
This small business PT facility is fabulous. Arlene gives the personalized attention you need. I would highly recommend Rising Sun to anyone who is looking for PT. The location is conveniently located to downtown SF to make it easy for working professionals to make time for a session.
Rising Sun Physical Therapy was a miracle for me. In 35 years of my lymphedema, no one suggested and performed such significant treatment. My leg swelling reduced substantially. After two weeks of physical therapy, I was ready to be measured for new garments.
Friendly and very efficient. Without Arlene’s physical therapy, I would not have recovered so quickly and completely. Arlene was familiar with my injury and knew exactly what to do. I regained my flexibility and movement of my arm and hand. The elbow fracture was complicated but with Arlene’s help, exercise and massage, I regained the use of my arm and hand. I am forever grateful to Arlene.