Dr. Heather McGill is a board-licensed physical therapist specializing in sports physical therapy and owner of Physical TheraPT. She received her doctorate from USC and holds undergraduate degrees in both Business and Spanish from UCLA. She is one of 1500 physical therapists in the nation who are board certified Sports Specialists (SCS). She is also an Active Release Technique (ART®) Provider and certified by the Titleist® Performance Institute (TPI). Her area of expertise includes: manual therapy, movement & biomechanical analysis, running & golf analysis, injury prevention, postural restoration & ergonomic assessment, post-operative rehab & sports performance training.
As a clinician, Heather’s treatment philosophy focuses on the goal of optimizing healing and movement for the entire body. She utilizes manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, breathing & postural restoration with integration of therapeutic exercise-driven treatment strategies to correct both painful and dysfunctional movement patterns throughout the body. Heather believes in a one-on-one treatment model in order to treat each patient individually with the most effective, evidence-based outcomes. She has experience working with a diverse population, including professional & college athletes, golfers, dancers, weekend warriors, adolescents and retirees. She is passionate about health & movement, striving to enable each patient to reach their own physical therapy & athletic performance goals.
Within the community, she is a board member of The Olympic Club Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the oldest athletic club in the United States. She is passionate about the foundation, which has granted over $4 million to thousands of underserved Bay Area youth, promoting athletics and community enrichment. She enjoys both participating in & watching sports: running, triathlons, skiing, Pilates, swimming & cheering for her UCLA Bruins, SF 49ers, Giants & Warriors!
TECHNIQUES & POST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Active Release Techniques (ART)
Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
TRX Suspension Training
Graston Technique Certified
Rocktape certified-FM1/kinesio taping
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS
Doctorate from University of Southern California
Licensed Physical Therapist, State of California
Board certified Sports Specialist (SCS)
Active Release Techniques (ART) Certified Provider
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified
TRX Sports Medicine Trainer
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Emergency Responder - American Red Cross
CPR/AED Certified - American Red Cross