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About the On the Move Family


On the Move Physical Therapy and Pilates is a collection of some of the most dedicated, informed, compassionate, and inspirational physical therapists and movement instructors you'll ever meet.  We want everyone who comes through our doors to have the best possible experience with physical therapy including manual therapy, exercise, pilates, and movement education. 

At On the Move, we see people from all different movement backgrounds and strive to help you reach your goals - whatever they might be.  Additionally, one of the special things about On the Move is that each of the physical therapists are particularly passionate about a couple specific populations. You can learn about our specialties in the bios below.  

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About the On the Move Family


On the Move Physical Therapy and Pilates is a collection of some of the most dedicated, informed, compassionate, and inspirational physical therapists and movement instructors you'll ever meet.  We want everyone who comes through our doors to have the best possible experience with physical therapy including manual therapy, exercise, pilates, and movement education. 

At On the Move, we see people from all different movement backgrounds and strive to help you reach your goals - whatever they might be.  Additionally, one of the special things about On the Move is that each of the physical therapists are particularly passionate about a couple specific populations. You can learn about our specialties in the bios below.  

 

Alyssa Herrera-Set, PT, DPT, SCS, PMA-CPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

On the Move's Principal Physical Therapist and Founder

Alyssa earned Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from the UCSF/SFSU physical therapy program .  She holds an American Physical Therapy Association Board Certification as a Sports Clinical Specialist and is currently a candidate for the International Olympic Committee Sports Physiotherapy Diploma.  Her pilates teacher training is from the renowned Polestar Pilates training institute and she is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher .  

Alyssa treats a variety of patients but her areas of special interest include pediatric sports and dance rehabilitation.  She also loves working with patients who haven't had previous success with physical therapy strives to give these patients a positive experience with physical therapy.    Her treatment style is a combination of manual therapy and pilates-based therapeutic exercise.  She uses analysis of movement to guide manual therapy and exercise prescription.  She views physical therapy as a collaborative process between the therapist, the patient, and the rest of the patient's movement team including physicians, coaches, and family.  Alyssa is an educator at heart, and always empowers her patients with the knowledge of how to prevent future injuries through educated awareness of movement patterns.  Some of her favorite physical therapy tools include Mulligan mobilization belts, Rock Tape, myofascial decompression cups, slow motion video analysis, and, of course, pilates equipment.  

Alyssa was a competitive gymnast as a young child and has been in love with performing, observing, and teaching body movement ever since.  She grew up in the Bay Area attending elementary and high school in San Jose and graduating from UC Berkeley with a BA in American Studies.  

Alyssa opened On the Move in 2012 and she is the co-founder of gymSAFE, a non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing gymnastics related injuries.  

In addition to treatment at the clinic, she see patients at dance studios, backstage, and at their sport training facilities.

Her personal favorite modes of exercise are dance and snowboarding.  She loves to travel and she is the mother of two active girls. 

Alyssa provides services in English and Spanish.

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jamie wong, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jamie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University (UCSF/SFSU) and her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges, CA. She is an International Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Association (IPNFA) certified PNF therapist, completing her post-graduate residency from the prestigious Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, CA.

Jamie has a passion for helping people feel better, and listening to their stories to find the cause of the injuries and problems. Oftentimes, she finds that a painful body part is a result from an inefficient posture or habit, which can be restored. Jamie uses movement analysis and a unique approach, Functional Manual Therapy to understand the whole body. In Functional Manual Therapy, she uses a hands-on approach to address each person’s mobility of joints and soft tissues to optimize movement; neuromuscular function to learn to contract and relax the right muscles at the right time; and motor control or movement technique. She likes to understand her patient’s motivations and lifestyle provide best treatment, exercise, and guidance individualized for her patients needs. Her sensitive touch and teaching of regaining optimal movement has helped patients of all levels with a diversity of neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.

Growing up in the Bay Area, Jamie was a competitive gymnast from childhood through high-school, and coached young gymnasts. Throughout college and beyond, she has pursued her passion for the performing arts including singing with her San Francisco a cappella group, and dancing with No Mirror Movement dance company, which embraces body positivity and holistic wellness. For fun, she enjoys recreational running and community outreach to individuals of all abilities. Along with serving on the Board of AXIS Dance Company, world renowned integrated dance company with dancers with and without disabilities, Jamie teaches injury prevention and physical therapy to professional dancers.

She is a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Her recent research, "Medial and Lateral Heel Whips: Prevalence and Characteristics in Recreational Runners" was published The Journal of The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

Jamie appreciates spending time with her patients to guide them toward achieving their goals and staying healthy in the activities they love.


To schedule an appointment with any of the practitioners below, please click on their name and you will be redirected to their personal site.   

tanya goodrich, pt, dpt

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Tanya Goodrich, PT, DPT is a highly trained physical therapist with expert knowledge in pelvic dysfunction, pre and postpartum therapy, urinary/bowel/sexual dysfunction, and women’s health. With a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco, and extensive clinical experience, she is committed to providing the highest quality of care and raising awareness about women’s health issues. Tanya lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two young children.

joey salgado, pt, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Joey Salgado prides himself in delivering high quality 1-on-1 care to help his patients perform the activities that they enjoy in their lives.   His training with Movement Links and certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA),Functional Movement System (FMS), and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) allows him to perform an efficient evaluation in order to analyze the way you move in order to determine source of pain versus only the symptoms that are causing your problem.  By utilizing a variety of manual therapy techniques (Graston, Functional Myofascial Release, Myofascial Decompression (MFD)), he is able to improve joint dysfunction and soft tissue restrictions to help improve one’s mobility.   Also, he is a certified Rockdoc using Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) in order to help people get through their activity with more mobility and less pain.  Another essential component is being able to prescribe corrective exercises that help restore proper movement patterns to maintain long lasting changes in the body. He also treats patients with Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction by performing a variety of joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilizations, and postural corrections.  

tony tran, pt, dpt, ocs, scs, faaompt

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Tony Tran is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and he is Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Sports Clinical Specialist.  He is a Bay Area native and has returned after having spent the last 10 years in Los Angeles.  He studied biochemistry at UCLA and received his doctorate in physical therapy at Mount St. Mary's University.  He completed his residency training in orthopaedics at Healthcare Partners in Torrance, CA and his fellowship training in sports at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles.  He is a board certified specialist in orthopaedics and sports.

Growing up playing competitive tennis and enduring hi fair share of injuries, he understands and can emphathize with the immense challenges with rehabilitation.  This is what attracted him to physical therapy.  

Tony has a specific interest in prehabilitation and prevention.  He focuses on biomechanics and movement and the impact they have on injury. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT).


Join our team!  Please send resumes to:

 info@onthemovephysio.com

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About the Facility


About the Facility


On the Move was created to be a meeting ground for therapists and pilates instructors to rent space and collaborate with other medical professionals, athletic coaches and dance instructors - all with one goal - to keep the mover moving!
 
Facility details:

  • 1200 square feet
  • 4 rooms—reception, 2 private treatment rooms, semi-private treatment space, group exercise/education space
  • Mirrored wall and 3 moveable mirrors
  • Sprung floors
  • Balanced Body Equipment (including Reformers, Multi-Chair, Trapeze Table, Ladder Barrel, and Core Align)
  • Rapid Reboot
  • Game Ready

 
A maximum of 3 practitioners will work simultaneously at any given time.
 
On the Move is always interested in meeting talented therapists and pilates instructors to join the family. Within this lovely facility, we have the opportunity to create and grow our individual practices while sharing ideas and co-treating as needed.

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Our Mission


Our Mission


  1. To offer wellness services and rehabilitation guidance that respects each patient's unique learning ability, values, and goals.
  2. To work collaboratively with each individual and his/her support team of family members, physicians, and coaches.
  3. To educate with the intention of preventing injury and optimizing performance in everyday activities, sports, and dance.

FAQ


FAQ


Is a prescription for physical therapy needed?

A prescription for physical therapy is recommended for clients and patients who plan to request insurance reimbursement.

Is a medical diagnosis needed?

Individuals are able to participate in physical therapy for 12 visits or 45 days before consulting with a physician. Neither a diagnosis nor a prescription is needed for patients participating in wellness services such as recreational classes, exercises classes, pilates training, and injury prevention treatments.

Do we take insurance?

On the Move Physical Therapy is not contracted with any insurance companies, however, with the superbill/receipt we provide, you may request reimbursement from your insurance company.   Services provided may qualify as a medical expense that can be paid for through Health Care Savings or Flexible Spending Plans. Please check with your insurance plan or employer regarding the details of your health care savings plan.


Why don't we take insurance?

We provide a level of care that is above and beyond the amount that insurance companies are currently willing to reimburse.  The patient's entire treatment time is one on one with the physical therapist allowing for both the manual therapy and the exercise prescription to be individualized.   We feel that this level of care results in faster recovery and reduced chance of re-injury.  In addition, we want patients to have a choice to continue with us after the rehabilitation stage has ended.  We feel passionate about continuing to provide exercise guidance which enhances an individual's performance and prevents injury.  This type of extended care is not reimbursed by insurance.  Fortunately, by reducing the overhead related to processing insurance, we are able to save money and pass the savings to you.  

What are you doing to make your services accessible?

We keep our overhead very low and pass the savings to you.  In addition, we engage in activities throughout the year that make services more accessible -

  • Complimentary Injury evaluations - book a free 15 minute consultation with the therapist to ask questions about your injury and get individualized advice about what you can be doing at home to speed up your recovery.
  • Group Therapeutic Exercise and Pilates classes - these classes are a relatively low cost way to receive guidance with your home exercise program.  
  • Gymnastics and Dance classes for kids with special needs - these recreational classes are a fun way for kids with special needs to stay fit and improve their motor skills.

Throughout the year, we participate in events that offer free pilates or physical therapy to certain populations.  Click here for our current events.  

What is the cancellation/late arrival policy?

When a time slot is saved for you, it's no longer available to other patients or clients.  As such, we ask that you cancel any scheduled appointments as soon as you realize you are not able to attend.  If appointments are canceled less than 24 hours prior to the appointment, the patient will be charged for the entire visit.

It is very much appreciated when patients and clients arrive on time.  If an individual arrives late, his/her session may be shortened but the he/she is responsible for the cost of the entire scheduled session.

To cancel an appointment, please call (650) 701-7686 or send a text message with your name and the time of your appointment.

What should you wear?
 

Please wear clothing in which you can easily move.  Usually, pants with loose legs and elastic waist band, sleeveless shirt, socks, and exercise shoes are the most comfortable attire for evaluation and treatment.

What is Physical Therapy?


What is Physical Therapy?


Physical therapy helps you regain lost mobility and optimize your sport or dance performance.
 
At On the Move, physical therapy (aka PT or physiotherapy) is a dynamic process which starts with a discussion about your physical challenges and goals and a thorough analysis of your strength, range of motion, flexibility, and activity specific movements.  Through this analysis, we create a personalized prescription of therapeutic tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, exercise, and education about how to apply the knowledge you gain in the clinic to your everyday life. 
 
At On the Move, your treatment time will be one on one and exclusively with the physical therapist because we believe that high level performers deserve high level attention. 
 
Our therapists specialize in the treatment of pediatric athletes and dancers but we also enthusiastically provide physical therapy care to people of all ages and movement backgrounds.

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What is Pilates?


What is Pilates?


 

Pilates is like a moving meditation.  It lays the groundwork for optimal movement so that you can better participate in your life activities - whether that's running or errands or being an elite athlete.  With the right instructor and in the right setting, pilates should feel good.  At the end of a lesson you should feel challenged and successful.

Pilates is a method of body conditioning that helps build flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, and mind-body awareness. The exercises use of breath to facilitate movement, body alignment to optimize control, and thoughtful sequencing of exercises to create a positive movement experience.   Pilates equipment allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced.  

Pilates is used to enhance injury rehabilitation, prevent injury, and improve sports performance.  Pilates exercises can be done on the mat as well as on various equipment common to most pilates studios.   At On the Move we incorporate exercises on the pilates reformer, trapeze table, core align, ladder barrel, chair and various specialized pieces of equipment that specifically address the needs of athletes and dancers. 

Pilates was originally developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates who called his methodology “Contrology”.  Since Joseph Pilates, his exercises have evolved through the teachings of various training centers, one of which is Polestar Pilates.  The Pilates Method Alliance or PMA is the professional organization for Pilates teachers around the world.  

Choosing a Physical Therapist


Choosing a Physical Therapist


Here are some tips on finding the right physical therapy clinic for you

Many people select physical therapy clinics based on their insurance network or their referring physician's list of clinics.  Those are important considerations, but you should also consider the following:

  • Length of physical therapy appointments and how much of that time you will spend directly with the physical therapist
  • Physical therapist's familiarity with your diagnosis or area of pain
  • Physical therapist's first hand knowledge of your main activity, sport, or hobby 
  • Friends feedback and online reviews 
  • In addition to your physician's recommendations, seek recommendations from your coach or teammates
  • Price of services before you meet your deductible
  • Picking a physical therapist and physical therapy clinic is like selecting the right movement mentor for you.  It's important that you find a clinic setting and physical therapist that best serve's your needs.