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Karen Shaneyfelt, P.T., FAAOMPT, Co-Owner
Karen has over twenty years of experience in Orthopedic and manual physical therapy. She is a graduate of Ohio State University and received her specialist certification in orthopedics in 1995. She has been a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since 1998 . Prior to founding Noe Valley Physical Therapy in 1986, she was a clinical specialist at the St. Mary's Hospital Spine Center in San Francisco. She also was part of the health care team for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
 
 
Brenda Kaufman Nelson, P.T., Co-Owner
A graduate of Loma Linda University, Brenda has twenty years practicing Orthopedic and manual therapy. She joined Noe Valley Physical Therapy in 1987 with partner Karen Shaneyfelt. Their mutual philosophy on the care and treatment of patients is the foundation for their practice. Prior to the establishment of NVPT, Brenda was a Clinical Preceptor for physical therapy students. She specializes as an Ergonomic consultant and continues to teach and lecture on courses in Sports Medicine, spinal stabilization and other treatments. Brenda especially welcomes opportunities to coordinate treatment with other healthcare practitioners in complimentary practices such as in Chinese medicine, Homeopathy, Osteopathy, and Chiropractic.
 
 Oliver Mok, DPT
Oliver received his Master of Science in physical therapy in 2000 from Beaver College in the Philadelphia, PA area. He worked for two years in a busy outpatient physical therapy setting at Kaiser Permanente in Vacaville. While working fulltime at Kaiser, he also completed coursework to receive his doctorate in physical therapy in 2002. Since then he has also worked at private outpatient physical therapy practices in Berkeley and Emeryville before joining NVPT in April 2005. His continuing education courses have included a year-long training course in manual therapy, and other courses in soft tissue/joint mobilization, back education, spine stabilization and neuro-muscular re-education.
 
Ferdinand Lopez

Ferdinand handles our front office and welcomes your calls.
 
 
 




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