Kristina Laugen from
Jan 19, 2020
Hayden Anderson from
Jan 19, 2020
"I had a constant pain/tightness on my shoulder that's caused by weightlifting. I thought I had to just live with it, but coming to Rising Sun Physical Therapy changed everything. Now I don't feel any pain on my shoulder and I'm able to lift even more. Celeste and Bettina both were amazing Physical Therapists and the staffs (Mario, Kelsey, Moriah) were amazing as well. Thank you!"
Landon Paik from
Dec 17, 2019
"Since giving birth to my daughter 12 years ago, I've struggled with chronic pelvic floor and lower back pain 20 days out of a month. My OBGYN recommended physical therapy due to my bruised tailbone after my successful posterior position delivery. I've been in weekly physical therapy since with minimal results because the chronic pain would return a day later or sometimes few hours later depending on my cycle stage. My body doesn't react to over the counter pain relievers maybe because I've been trying them for so many years. Heat is the best pain reliever for me. In the spring of 2019, I received a recommendation to get an appointment with Rising Sun for pelvic floor physical therapy specifically. I had no idea such treatment existed. In September 2019, I was finally able to score an appointment with Betina. I arrived on their doorstep unable to sit (without heat on my back) and a raging headache that felt like the beginning of a migraine. I paced the entire time in the waiting area until I was called to the back. I didn't have high expectations that Betina could help me due to my many years of struggle. Immediately, Betina was alarmed that I couldn't sit and allowed me to pace while answering her questions. She asked me to stand still and turn away from facing her. She used some technique where she listened to my body using her hands, rubbed my spine thoroughly, and asked me to lift each knee to my chess one at a time. It was a difficult task and very painful to lift my knees. She then asked me to lie on her soft table and put support behind my legs and neck. It took a minute of adjusting to get the right level to alleviated the harsh pulsing in my lower back. She then put her hand on my forehead from the top of the table and using another technique of hand movements and 10 mins later, my headache to calm to just an annoying ache. I actually dosed off for a catnap. Wow! I was in total shock because I've NEVER experienced such fast immediate relief. Betina then moved to my pelvis where she applied a little pressure on the top of my pubic bone, I almost jumped off the table, she removed the support from under my legs and asked me to lift my hips so she can touch my tailbone. She then asked me to lower on her hand slowly. Immediately the harsh pulsing return, but after a couple minutes, it subsided. Betina and I just hung out and we continue to talk about my experience with pain over the years. The pain did not completely go away, but it also wasn't at a 10 anymore. I was more relaxed and was much more mobile. Betina asked me to turn on my stomach where she applied pressure using her hands starting at the top of my back and worked her way down. She then ask me to stand and lift my knees again. When I stood up, I immediately noticed that I no longer had a headache at all, the pain in my back was now at a 6, and I could lift my knees completely where they both touched my chess. I was amazed. Because my pain was at a 6, Betina was not satisfied, she had me to lie on an oov in a relaxed position and again she continued to ask questions about my body. After a while, Betina asked me to stand and sit in the chair. I was able to sit successfully on a hard surface with my lower back pain at a 3 an annoying ache. After my extended appointment with Betina, she recommended I try laser therapy before my next appointment with her. Rising Sun offers laser therapy in their office. I was so happy to know I could receive all my treatments in one location. I left Rising Sun with exercises, an oov in my hand, and appointments booked out for the rest of the year with Betina and laser therapy twice a week. Since this first initial visit, I have very low pelvic floor pain during my cycle because of laser therapy before my appointments with Betina, internal treatment by Betina, and I do my exercises as instructed daily using the oov and orange balls. I'm so grateful this treatment exist because now I'm not spending most of the month in chronic pain. Thanks so much to Betina and the Rising Sun staff. -T Dyer "
T D. from Sutter Street Clinic
Nov 19, 2019
"When I first came to Rising Sun, I had constant shoulder pain and never ending hamstring strains. Having to take constant breaks from my sports was disappointing. After working with Bettina, Marie, and the rest of the team I'm feeling much better. Pain free shoulders make my day to day work easier and I have confidence in my legs once again. Thanks Rising Sun!"
Noah G. from Sutter Street Clinic
Nov 15, 2019
T D. from Sutter Street Clinic
Nov 14, 2019
M D from
Oct 31, 2019
"Battina is AWESOME!!! Magician when it comes to helping you!"
nimai bhatt from
Oct 30, 2019
"A trusted friend recommended Rising Sun PT to me for lymphatic massage. I have been working through debilitating health issues for over ten years and had finally begun to chip away at what felt like a toxic iceberg. My treatment with Bettina began slowly as I was practically immobile from chronic joint inflammation and instability due to hyper-mobility. Walking hurt. Sitting hurt. Even laying down hurt. I was one sad mess of a human who had just been given a life long diagnosis of mold sensitivity. The unfortunate truth for people like me is that mold is everywhere all the time...While recovery is possible, it is a long, painful, soul crushing road of avoiding, detoxing, and rebuilding. I was at one of the lowest points of my life when I walked into Bettina's office. My body was falling apart, my life and relationships were in shambles, and the only thing I wanted to do was sleep. Despite all the inertia holding me back, I committed to seeing Bettina twice a week. She went above and beyond just massaging my lymphatic system and asked about my lifestyle and diet and pointed out some obvious things. She noticed that I needed way more carbs in my limited diet and that I needed to be active, nothing was going to move out of my body if all I did was rest. I knew she was right, but moving hurt and I felt so helpless. And then something truly wonderful happened. I noticed a 5 Rhythms Dance flyer in her waiting room, next to the adorable toe socks! I was intrigued. Maybe dancing would be a way for me to detach from all the pain and just have some fun. I checked in with Bettina and she was all for it. And so it began. My life transformed into a weekly regime of healthy eating, PT visits, and dancing. Over months, I graduated from lymphatic work into core stabilization. With Bettina's unique and gentle methods of exercises (ask her about the Ouv!!) my body finally healed from diastasis recti caused by my two pregnancies. I had long given up on healing those muscles as many other practitioners had failed (painfully so!) and the discouragement was just too much. I am a different person since stepping into Bettina's office and my days are filled with joy again. The joy of dancing in my healing body and the joy of being with friends and family! After a decade of suffering, these precious changes feel like a miracle. My body is stronger than it's ever been, my diet healthier, my friendships and connections are blossoming and I look forward to being in my healing body every day. Working with Bettina brought be into a place of genuine gratitude for having a body, even if I am sensitive to a naturally occurring biotoxin, I am so happy to be alive. Thank you, Bettina for all your time, thoughtfulness, and care."
Patricia Hailey from
Oct 16, 2019
"Rising Sun Physical Therapy also has a great staff of trainers and a nice and simple gym set up. Friendly environment and has everything you need without the frills and social scene. The pricing is great for the value and the service and they have several locations. I highly recommend checking out Rising Sun Physical Therapy."
Tomas Huff from
Sep 13, 2019
"I have been dealing with IC symptoms and pelvic floor pain for over a year and was taking six pills a day. After coming to Rising Sun Pt, my symptoms were gone in just 2 months! Bettina really helped me with getting better and showed important exercises that I can do from now on. Definitely recommend this place !"
Deniz Akyar from
Aug 30, 2019
"Bettina is amazing. She really helped me."
China Brotsky from
May 22, 2019
"Physical Therapy has made a huge difference recovering from my back injury last year. Bettina has given me insight into my nerves and how to keep myself strong in all the important places."
Gustavo Lacerda from Sutter Street Clinic
May 18, 2019
cathy G. from Sutter Street Clinic
May 16, 2019
"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."
Cynthia F from Sutter Street Clinic
Apr 15, 2019
"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)?"
P T from Sutter Street Clinic
Apr 15, 2019
"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."
Bonnie W from Sutter Street Clinic
Apr 15, 2019
"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."
Roger P from Sutter Street Clinic
Apr 15, 2019
"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! "
Happy C from Sutter Street Clinic
Apr 15, 2019
"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!"
Des O from Sutter Street Clinic
Apr 15, 2019
"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."
Case B from Sutter Street Clinic
Apr 15, 2019
"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."
Amanda G from Sutter Street Clinic
Apr 15, 2019
"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."
Eric M from Sutter Street Clinic
Apr 15, 2019
"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."
Monika M from Sutter Street Clinic
Apr 15, 2019
"Bettina and Rising Sun Physical Therapy is a place where progress happens and results are achieved. As an Upper Cervical chiropractor and strength/corrective trainer, I see a lot of people with chronic pain and injuries. When additional expertise is advised, Bettina is in my closest sphere of trusted, talented, and caring professionals. She has helped my clients with knee pain so they can play soccer again, ankle and hip flexor issues to run marathons without injury, and so much more. I don't mean to sound cliche, but if you're ready to take a hold of your life and live in your body with confidence, reach out to Rising Sun Physical Therapy!"
Anjannette Price from Sutter Street Clinic
Apr 11, 2019
"Bettina is a skilled manual PT with lots of experience and ability. She has lots of innovative and creative exercises to aid in healing!"
Susanna Benningfield from
Mar 13, 2019
"I have been a patient of Bettina's for several years. She has been instrumental in helping me recover from a few injuries I have been healing from. Not only does she know so much, and is also very affective, she also has given me specific exercises that have tremendously helped. The exercises don't work if you don't do them! I do enjoy going in for treatment knowing that her work will benefit my now and my future health. She also has an excellent list of resources to share should you be looking for support outside of her scope of practice. Thank You Bettina Neumann, Lori and Rising Sun Physical Therapy"
Nura McCauley from
Jul 18, 2017
"Bettina was an integral part of healing from shoulder/arm/neck tightness after surgery a couple of years ago. Her manual therapy is amazing, she has an uncanny ability/talent to find and release tight and contracted areas and then provides exercises to stretch and strengthen those areas. She is not only a talented PT but also is trained in cranioSacral therapy and other techniques which makes her work even more effective. I have been to several physical therapists, and she is by far the best at pinpointing the challenged areas and knowing how to work with them. I am seeing her again for some similar issues that have come back from overuse in the last several months and feel better after 3 sessions."
Kim M from
Jul 12, 2017
"Bettina and Rising Sun Physical Therapy are the example of excellence and integrity in patient care. I experienced them as a patient and a physician in practice for over 30 years and they are on the cutting edge of what it takes to get one well. They have my higher recommendation!"
Barry Rose, MD from
Jul 05, 2017
Bettina Neumann from
May 09, 2017
"The Rising Sun Physical Therapy team are knowledgable, friendly, and compassionate. They graciously allowed me to shadow their Physical Therapists (PTs) and I was able to observe Arlene and Bettina, who guided treatments based on the dysfunctions discovered and the patients' personal goals. On multiple occasions, patients would tell me how great the PTs I observing were and that I was learning from the best. Additionally, Lori, the office manager, is so wonderful with the patients and making sure everything runs smoothly around the clinic. She's done a great job in communicating with patients and the PTs about my shadowing as well as providing me with tasks to help around the clinic. Overall, I've had a positive experience at Rising Sun Physical Therapy and I look forward to learning more from this great team!"
Michelle W from
Apr 29, 2017
"I worked with Arlene and can't say enough good about her. Professional, caring, sensitive and practical. In just four sessions, she gave me a wealth of tools and exercises to help me manage my condition. Lori (front office) is wonderful and caring, too and runs a very efficient shop."
Lisa Lindelef from
Apr 22, 2017
"Great therapy "
Majida Walieddine from
Dec 14, 2016
"Bettina is fantastic! Lori runs a great office...Sky."
Gary King from
Aug 10, 2016
"i am so happy to be a client at rising sun because i am a lot healthier."
Ron Gross from
Jul 06, 2013