In addition to offering Pilates-based rehabilitation by all of our instructors, licensed Physical Therapists Therese Voelker and Michelle Thong are available for PT evaluations and private sessions of PT-related exercise protocols.
Sessions are a full 50-minutes to educate you on how to move better and rehab sufficiently. The goal is to move clients beyond PT and onto a health and wellness path. Along with addressing the treatment issue, the approach takes into account full body movement re-education, alignment and conditioning. We believe your long-term progress and recovery is related to how well you integrate your rehabilitation into a full-body program.
Therese Voelker is a Physical Therapist, Polestar Certified Pilates instructor and CoreAlign teacher. She earned her Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 1993 and has received additional training in McKenzie and Maitland based manual therapy. Therese began studying Pilates exercise with Master instructors Brent Andersen, P.T. and Elizabeth Larkham, M.A. in 1998. Through this experience, she learned how valuable Pilates work is in the rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports related injuries. Therese enjoys creating fun, innovative programs geared towards helping individuals restore balance, strength and healthy movement.
Michelle has been a Physical Therapist since 1995 after graduating from the University of Queensland, Australia. She received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification through American Physical Therapy Board of Specialties in 2009. She underwent Pilates training through Polestar in 2012 and began incorporating Pilates-based exercises in her rehabilitation practice. She completed her comprehensive Pilates teacher training at Center of Balance with Tom McCook and Balanced Body. Michelle is passionate about educating and empowering her clients to improve their body awareness and increase functional movement. In addition to post surgical / orthopedic rehabilitation and sports injury, she also has special interest in pre and post-natal and women's health.
To schedule a session with Therese or Michelle, please call the studio at (650) 967-6414.
Pricing for Physical Therapy (50 Minutes, 1 Person)
|PT Evaluation||PT Treatment||5-Pass PT Treatment
|Private with Therapist
|| 5-Pass Private with Therapist
- Important Insurance Note: We do not bill insurance. We can provide you with a statement of service for you to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. This does not guarantee that you will get reimbursed by your insurance provider. If you are looking to get reimbursed, please check with your provider prior to scheduling your appointment to ensure your coverage.
Physical Therapy – Direct Access
California consumers have the option of Direct Access to Physical Therapy. You can be evaluated and treated by a licensed Physical Therapist without first seeing your physician for a referral. Direct access in California does have a time limit. You can receive Physical Therapy through Direct Access for 45 days or 12 visits, whichever comes first. After 45 days, if you do not have a referral, you would need to visit your healthcare provider to obtain a referral prior to returning to Physical Therapy.
We value our relationship with our clients and their physicians. Physical Therapists are happy to contact your physician’s office to provide evaluation reports and provide updates on the plan of care at your request.
As with all scheduled appointments, please allow a minimum of 24 hours cancellation notice or there will be a full service charge.