About Jennifer Cooper
Personalized Movement Programs
Shoulder, Back, Neck and Knee Rehabilitation
Jennifer Cooper is a PT OCS RYT- physical therapist, certified orthopedic specialist, registered yoga instructor and private practitioner. She has over 20 years of experience treating athletes, rehabilitating post-surgical conditions, and guiding individuals through musculoskeletal disorders. She is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, a Certified Orthopedic Specialist (a title given to less than 5% of practicing physical therapists and only available after working continuously for 10 years in the field).
Founder of Emerald Bay Physical Therapy, a boutique sports medicine private practice in Lake Tahoe, Jennifer directed operations and treated patients there for over a decade. Jennifer worked as a physical therapist for the United States Olympic snow-board team. She also traveled to Europe as the sports physical therapist with the USA Alpine Women’s ski team. She has successfully rehabilitated professional triathletes, runners, cyclists, surfers and every other type of recreational athlete.
After a good amount of time in the mountains, Jennifer moved to San Francisco to continue her work and sharpened her focus to the needs of entrepreneurs, and busy working professionals. Here she created and now directs Flow Physical Therapy, an integrative, multidisciplinary, studio for improved well-being.
She describes her work as a combination of movement medicine, with manual manipulation, in a style akin to a life coach. Over 12 years ago she was one of the first to combine a boutique setting and style of true individual customized care using the science of physical therapy, yet borrowing concepts from complementary disciplines. For example, she uses the flow of yoga poses to customize a home rehab program. And she combines meditation with pain relief techniques. One-on-one private and personal work allows healing, growth, change, and improvement in her clients. Flow Physical Therapy specializes in creating personal movement programs, based on individual goals, past medical history, and future possibilities. In addition to private practice, Jennifer participates in corporate retreats, community speaking engagements, and other custom educational programs.
Jennifer has consulted with Bay Area start-up businesses on rehabilitation products and is available for consultation.