“Kristin is an incredible PT, but I also believe she’s an amazing healer and teacher. I’m a former ballerina with quite a history of soft tissue injuries and ensuing compensation injuries, so I’m no stranger to PT. Kristin’s worked on my body for the past 8 years, and she stands out from the crowd by treating the body as an entire system. Unless you treat the body as a whole, you miss the chance to truly remedy the actual cause of the symptoms and prevent the cascade of compensation injuries that so often occur during healing. With every injury that Kristin healed for me, I learned about my own body mechanics vs. proper movement, so I could truly heal and strengthen in the long run. I can’t recommend Kristin highly enough. She is the silver lining to the cloud of injury, because under her care you’ll be healed, educated and back on your feet in a way that should keep you healthy longer.”
— LORNA M. San Francisco
“Kristin is miracle worker! I was having a weird problem where my hip felt like it was falling out of the socket every time I tried to walk. It was very debilitating. Kristin diagnosed it as a pelvic misalignment (something I would have never thought of!) and fixed me in one session. She’s also been amazing at helping with back pain as well. Couldn’t recommend her more highly as a physical therapist.”
— AMY B, SAN FRANCISCO
“Some years ago, I think about 2004, due to repetitive stress (from writing and such) my hands were so cramped up that I could not write, I could not tie my own shoes, I could not even button my own buttons. All Kaiser could suggest was surgery. Instead, I consulted Kristin, who worked on loosening up the knots; she had the expertise to loosen up tension all the way up my arms to neck, shoulders, and everything else contributing to the congestion and tightness. In short order, my hands were freed up to move, and she taught me the exercises necessary to keep the mobility she provided me able to continue, which it has for 10 years now. I highly recommend Kristin for her expertise, her uncanny knowledge of how to open up any and all “stuck” places, as well as to teach those who consult her how to maintain the benefits she offers.”
— DEBORAH B, SAN FRANCISCO
"Kristin is a unique physical therapist. While she shares the goals of client rehabilitation and improved functioning with her colleagues, her treatment approach goes well beyond these goals. In consultation with each client, Kristin develops a highly individualized treatment plan which includes educating the client about the physical mechanics of the body that underlie their treatment needs. Kristin’s ultimate goal is to teach each client techniques and methods for self-care which they can use when physical issues arise. I came to Kristin after my physical therapist agreed with me that the multiple rounds of conventional physical therapy—he demonstrated exercises for me to do at home- had not moved the needle on my pain or functionality. Kristin was able to quickly provide a diagnosis that made sense to me and we worked diligently together to resolve my pain and functioning. Along the way Kristin taught me various techniques and tools using a foam roller, therapy balls and bands, which allowed me to self-treat. This is critically important to me as I travel extensively on journeys that require significant physical exertion. I am no longer afraid to embark on a new adventure. I am confident that the techniques and tools Kristin has shown me, which are the first things to go in my suitcase, will allow me to fully experience my passion for travel. I can say without exaggeration that Kristin has set me free."
- Ann, Age 67 SF
"Kristin Jamieson works her magic, encompassing so much more than PT. She has helped to enhance my physical approach to the violin and I value her deep understanding of the delicate process of strengthening, flexibility and healing."
- Kate S. San Francisco
"After 20+years of not running, I decided a few years back that I would take on the challenge of training for a half-marathon. I came at the training with a bit too much enthusiasm, simply yoga stretches and no myofascial work and, as a result, ended up with bilateral plantar fasciitis. It took a full year for the symptoms and pain to settle down to a low grade level.
After another full 12 months, I decided it was time to re-try training only this round, I wanted to be pain and injury-free. Right at the start of my training, I went to Kristin for physical therapy and an assessment of whether or not running was even a good thing for my body. She re-explained to me the benefits and differences between simple yoga stretching and regular myofascial release via foam rolling.
I inserted daily myofascial release (via foam rolling, the stick and TP quad and footballer) into my training routine, sometimes for only 5 minutes per day, and as a result, found that my recovery felt faster and easier. Any tight spots in my calves could be rolled out and my stride the next day would be more efficient as a result. My plantar fasciitis tendency remained at bay and I was able to keep my quads, hamstrings and IT band strong yet flexible as well. I fully attribute this to consistent, regular myofascial release."
- Dr. Korza, Berkeley
"My work from home situation is far from ideal in terms of ergonomics. I've got a pillow under my but, yoga blocks under my feet, and my monitor on a stack of books. Kristin's upper and lower body facial release classes have been so helpful in releasing and opening my body after a long day sitting. I feel completely different in my body afterwards. She talks us through what we are doing and why, teaching us about the different muscle groups and fascia and how everything is connected. I never thought I'd look forward to the pain of foam rolling so much. Thanks Kristin!"
"I’ve had the opportunity to participate in a few virtual classes over the past few weeks and I’m grateful. While Im privileged to have the opportunity to work from home, I’m was spending 8+ hours a day on a chair and on my computer. The impact on my body morphed into neck and back pain and sciatica. I also missed the guidance and community.
Then I started taking the virtual classes. Pilates had always been a form of expression that I’d practice in a physical studio. The virtual offerings stretched my parameters by shedding light on how I can bring the practice into my home and everyday life. While waiting in the kitchen for my morning coffee, I on the ground in cat
Alongside bringing the practice into my home, I’m reconnecting with a community of folks who seek something similar. They are also willing to share their screens and invite me into their lives. I feel connected."
"While quarantined at home, I’ve really enjoyed Kristin’s classes because they help ground me and remind myself to use all the massage tools I have at home. Since I can’t come in for hands on sessions, I know I need to be more mindful and create a better self care habit of rolling out otherwise I’ll be miserable. With these classes I am learning how to release my own pockets of tension, stretch & keep myself well. Hopefully I’ll emerge out of quarantine with a more balanced body!"
"I so appreciate these classes, they are the only live classes I take and they anchor my week. I’d been waiting and hoping for them to happen! It feels good knowing that I have these moments to take care of my body and learn to listen to it. You are a great combination of informative, humorous and inspiring."
"Committing to these classes has really gotten me to a place of wanting to roll every day because I am seeing actual results. Having the extra time to dedicate has healed a chronic pain I've had for years and significantly reduced discomfort in other areas of my body. Plus it's fun seeing everyone! I don't miss being in the studio at all actually!
Thanks Kristin, Your teaching style is so clear and accessible and I have learned so many new techniques to release tight areas especially after spending more time on the computer these days. It has empowered me to add moves to my exercise routine even if I only have 10 minutes I can use the WIT ball and the results are almost immediate."
"I highly recommend the IFR Upper Body virtual class. It was easy to follow along and it felt so good to take an hour to focus on my tense shoulders and neck. I'm looking forward to my next session."
"My job fabricating soft goods involves the use of both a sewing machine and hand tools all day, every day. My hands, arms, and shoulders are in constant use and I sometimes experience pain. Through Kristin’s treatments and counsel over the last three years I’ve learned stretching exercises, task-variation skills and self-care therapies to reduce the occurrence of pain in the course of my work. I often use the WIT Wall and ball to reduce inflammation in my shoulders and neck area. She has also introduced us to other physical therapy tools to both reduce pain and discomfort, and to prevent it from starting.
My time with Kristin’s advice, instruction and therapeutic tools has much improved in my overall physical condition related to my work and life."
~ Stephen, employee
"We've had WIT wall prototypes and assorted WIT balls spread around our office since Kristin came in and conducted a seminar on self-myofascial release over a year ago. Since then the tools and knowledge have become an important part of our company culture. It's not uncommon to see folks at the wall throughout the day for quick roll out between meetings. Also common to an "ah, my neck." is for someone to say, "go roll it out, I'll show you." Very simple tools and techniques that everyone can rally around. The assorted ball kits are in all of our conference rooms and get great use during meetings. I've seen a lot more people trying to make 1:1 meetings into walking meetings too. Overall, a general boost in awareness."
Director of Accounts, FirstPerson.is