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Janet Yamada Soto, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT

Janet Yamada Soto received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia, manual therapy certification from the Kaiser Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program in Hayward, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences. She was a faculty member of the Kaiser Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program from 1983 to 1997. In 1984,she founded Berkeley Physical Therapy, a private physical therapy practice specializing in musculoskeletal disorders. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and on the editorial board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter.


Allan Horwitz, PT, FAAOMPT

Allan Horwitz received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1975. In 1983 he received certification from the Kaiser Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program, where he taught from 1985 through 2016. He specializes in musculoskeletal disorders, especially spinal care, shoulder rehabilitation, and foot disorders, including fabrication of orthotics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapists. He also consults and teaches seminars in office ergonomics.


Negeene Mosaed, PT

Negeene received her Bachelors of Science degree form Mount st. Mary's University in 1994. With more than 15 years of experience as a Registered physical therapist her passion is human movement and integrating her decades long study of yoga to the traditional setting. Most recently, she has completed a long term advanced skills mentorship program at Kaiser Orthopedic Residency Program. She has also completed core course work at IPA manual therapy program ( Institute of Physical Art ).

Negeene is fluent in Farsi.


Stefanie Cheng, PT, DPT

Stefanie Cheng received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from USC. She completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, where she competed as a Division I gymnast. Through numerous injuries during her competitive sports career, she has developed an understanding of the emotional and physical rigors of rehabilitation as well as the its huge impact on a person's quality of life. Her interests in physical therapy include orthopedics, sports, and geriatrics.


Mark J. Poggetti, PT, DPT

Mark J. Poggetti received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from UCSF in 2008. He has worked over a decade in both outpatient and inpatient settings and specializes in treating patients with orthopedic and neurological injuries. To refine his skill set, he completed a year-long orthopedic manual therapy program based in Maitland Austrailian Physiotherapy Approach. Mark is an S.F. native and in his leisure time, he enjoys resistance training, road cycling, hiking, yoga and the arts. He also holds a certification in personal fitness instruction from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. His passion involves treating each patient's injury for an optimal recovery and successful return to their best health, wellness, and sporting performance.