Genevieve treats patients with a variety of musculoskeletal impairments, including back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain, sports injuries, post-surgical recovery, repetitive stress injuries, and other issues related to poor body mechanics. She is 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 pain. 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.
Genevieve 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 is also completing her Pilates certification with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and enjoys incorporating Pilates into patient rehabilitation.
Genevieve completed her undergraduate work at Mills College where she majored in Hispanic 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 restaurants.
"After seeing three different doctors over a period of six months, I finally went to the Mayo Clinic which diagnosed my acute pain as a pelvic floor problem and prescribed physical therapy. Genevieve at Rising Sun is a miracle worker and I am now pain free after thirteen visits. I can't say enough about her skill and her bedside manner."
San Francisco, CA