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 30 years of experience treating athletes, rehabilitating post-surgical conditions, and guiding individuals through musculoskeletal disorders. She is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, and is 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 founded her current practice, Flow Physical Therapy, an integrative, multidisciplinary, studio for improved well-being. After many years in the city, Jennifer has relocated her treatment space just north to Sausalito! Her private practice is now on the gorgeous waterfront of Schoonmaker Marina, offering an incredible healing space for patients and practitioners alike.
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 to meet client's individual symptom management needs. Flow Physical Therapy specializes in creating personal movement programs, based on individual goals, past medical history, and future possibilities. One-on-one private and personal work allows healing, growth, change, and improvement in her clients.
In addition to private practice, Jennifer participates in corporate retreats, community speaking engagements, and other custom educational programs. She has consulted with Bay Area start-up businesses on rehabilitation products and is available for consultation.
What Others have to say about Jennifer Cooper:
She is the BEST!! I have had experiences over the past few years with over five different physical therapists and without a doubt, Jennifer is the best. She is not only the best, she is heads and shoulders above the rest. She is knowledgeable, highly professional and is able to vary your routines each time you meet with her. I have been going to her weekly for the past three years and I would not even consider another physical therapist at this time. As I said, SHE IS THE BEST!!"
John age 70’s
Insurance broker and fisherman
A+ Physical Therapist skilled in Hyper Mobility. Jennifer is an outstanding physical therapist with her techniques and approaches all grounded in both western and eastern medicine philosophies. I came to Jennifer with a chronically inflamed bursa and after an extensive evaluation, she recommended new shoes and new exercises. After implementing her recommendations, I have never felt better. She also encourages and supports my spouse, so for those with caregiver needs/preferences, she has an integrated approach that serves all well."
Sara age 20’s
Medical start-up executive
Jennifer is A Treasure. When you meet someone who knows their field like Jennifer you feel fortunate. Her knowledge, experience, and the good feeling in the office gave me confidence that my issue would not only be solved, that I would be stronger as a result. Jennifer is a treasure. "
Larry age 60’s
Businessman, as well as a meditator
Jennifer Cooper is fantastic. I think Jennifer is a great physical therapist! I came in while I was still in my boot from a 5th metatarsal break and I have seen major progress in my foot's healing. She has a very holistic approach, so we have also worked on other body parts that needed to be strengthened, although not directly related to my injury. I can't recommend her highly enough!"
Jennifer age 30’s
Wine industry expert and runner
Excellent Experience. Jennifer is knowledgeable and caring. She investigated the causes of my physical issue in order to recommend appropriate physical therapy and ongoing body maintenance. I have made tremendous progress under Jennifer’s care and guidance. I heartily recommend Jennifer and Flow Therapy."
Pamela age 50’s