Sometimes our joints need a little professional help from hands that know how to get them working properly again.  Kathleen has over 35 years as a manual physical therapist, with expertise in spinal and peripheral joint mobilization for restoration of joint mobility of stiff or injured joints
Joint mobilization is not massage, but rather hands-on technique to help joints move fully and correctly in the way they were designed. Kathleen also does soft tissue mobilization for increasing muscle and connective tissue suppleness and flexibility
Combining manual therapy (hands-on treatment) with movement such as Pilates exercises is a super useful combination to get and keep your body working in an efficient and painfree way!
The natural, full-body movements performed in Pilates are ideal to integrate the gains made in physical therapy in a comfortable, pain-free (and often illuminating!) way.  
Kathleen is a stickler for optimal balance and symmetry, as well as precision and quality of movement, so that you can learn to move in a way that is strong, balanced, and graceful.  
When you can move your joints fully and painlessly, with balanced muscles and strength "from the inside out," elongated, stress-free, elegant posture is the result!

Kathleen's experience working in one of the most respected sports medicine centers, as well as with the New york City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Oakland Ballet companies can help you get back to your sport sooner, stonger and and with reduced risk of re-injury. Her studies with some of the

pre-eminent biomechanics researchers from Harvard, USC, and UCSF to bring you the most

up-to-date safest practices for running.


Kathleen can help you get stronger, longer, and smarter so that you can return safely back to your independent gym, crossfit, martial arts or oudoor exercise program, and give you skills to keep injuries at bay.



Let's face it – we all sit far too much and all of that sitting takes it's toll on our body! Kathleen can evaluate your ergonomic set up and make quick and inexpensive modifications to your desk set up that can have you feeling more comfortable at your desk pronto!


Thinking about a new ergonomic chair or stand-up desk? Wouldn't it be nice to have a skilled professional who knows your body help you navigate what can be a big purchase for your home or office. She even makes house (or office) calls if you need more help with ergonomics.


Working alongside teachers of Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonics®, and practitioners of the Rolf Method, and CranioSacral techniques means that Kathleen is well-versed and can deliver care that is fully integrated in these treatment and movement methods. Her work is complimentary with any other practitioners involved in your health:  Doctors of Osteopathy, Naturopaths, Licensed Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, and Massage Therapists.

Wouldn't you like to see a Physical Therapist / Pilates specialist who is knowledgeable, experienced, caring and professional in a beautiful, private and serene setting in downtown San Anselmo? Of course you would – contact us!





Kathleen McDonough PT MA NCPT

224 Greenfield Ave

Ste 1

San Anselmo, California 94960