Staff


  • Rachel Krentzman, RPT, E-RYT – Founder/Director and Physical Therapist

    Rachel Krentzman RPT, E-RYT,  is the owner and director of Embody Physical Therapy & Yoga.  She received her degree in Physical Therapy from McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) in 1996 and has worked in a variety of acute care, rehab and outpatient facilities. After healing herself from a severe back injury using yoga and related therapies, she began to develop yoga based physical therapy programs for patients in the health care setting. She then went on to study at the College of Purna Yoga in Bellevue, WA with world renowned instructor, Aadil Palkhivala and received her 2000 hour certification in Purna Yoga.  In addition, she has studied with Judith Hanson Lasater as well as Iyengar instructors Aman and Sunny Keays and Jo Zukovich. Rachel  is also a certified Pilates instructor and Reiki practitioner.  With this background, Rachel combines a deeper understanding of movement patterns and biomechanics and a greater ability to draw upon the body’s innate capacity to heal with unique and highly effective treatment techniques.  Her classes are fun and inspiring and she encourages each individual to discover the best way for them to open up and transform both the body and the mind using mindful movement, breath and awareness.Rachel  is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Yoga Alliance and the Yoga Education Society (Y.E.S).  Rachel is a regular contributor to www.active.com and has been published in LA Yoga and San Diego Dance Magazine.

  • Jenn Chang, DPT Physical Therapist

    Jenn Chang DPT, received Bachelor degrees in both General Biology and Dance in 2008 at UC San Diego and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2011.  Having over 20 years of formal dance training in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop and break dancing, she has always been immersed in the study of movement.  To supplement her dance training, Jenn found Yoga to be the best modality to strengthen her body, increase flexibility, and gain a new level of awareness.  What was especially important to her was the focus on the breath while transitioning from one pose to the next, which is a concept that has enriched her dance practice, both in the studio and on the stage.  Jenn has been teaching dance and gymnastics for over 10 years to both adults and children and has a true passion for teaching others.  As a clinician, her background enhances her understanding of biomechanics and augments her skills as a manual therapist in order to provide her patients with the best quality of care.  Jenn’s treatment approach focuses on increasing body awareness and re-balancing the body as well as facilitating the healing and retraining of damaged tissues for optimal functional mobility and pain free movement.

  • Shannon Linzer DPT Physical Therapist

    photoShannon Linzer, DPT, OCS, CSCS, RYT200 earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Boston University in 2009.  In 2013 she achieved Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.  She has been a vinyasa yoga teacher since 2014 and complements evidence-based physical therapy practice with vinyasa’s flowing mindfulness. When not treating patients or reading up on the latest treatment techniques, Shannon can be found hiking, practicing handstands, and participating in San Diego’s lively poetry community.

  • Maribeth Condon, PT Physical Therapist

    maribeth headshotMaribeth Condon, PT, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree in 1985 from the University of Lowell, Massachusetts.

    Always interested in expanding her knowledge and skills, she has    completed more than 1200 hours of postgraduate continuing education study in physical therapy.  As a PT, she has past experience in acute inpatient hospital care as well as acute and outpatient rehabilitation of neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke. Over the past 20 years she has chosen to focus her training and practice on orthopedic manual therapy. In particular, she uses the approach of Functional Manual Therapy (FMT), developed by Greg and Vicky Johnson, physical therapists and founders of the Institute of Physical Art. FMT integrates mechanical treatment of the joints, soft tissues and visceral and neurovascular systems with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) techniques, targeted exercises and education to improve the body’s ability to move efficiently without pain. Maribeth is also a vestibular rehabilitation specialist, having successfully completed the Herdman vestibular competency based training at Emory University in Atlanta in 2008. Vestibular rehabilitation helps conditions which result in dizziness and/or balance disorders. She has also given presentations  to community groups on the subjects of balance and fall prevention.

    Maribeth creates programs tailored to each individual patient and loves helping them achieve their activity and fitness goals.

     


  • Sarah Landerholm DPT, RYT

     20171107_165617-1Sarah received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from San Diego State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Point Loma Nazarene University. She has had a passion for health and movement sciences for over 10 years, dating back to high school where she took her first Athletic Training class. Her primary areas of interest in physical therapy include therapeutic yoga, pediatric populations, geriatrics and fall prevention, post-operative rehabilitation, and sports-related injuries. While at SDSU, she was part of a research team that conducted original research on movement differences between study subjects with and without a history of lower back pain. She is also a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and enjoys introducing her patients to therapeutic yoga interventions to help them build self awareness and heal. In 2011 she first worked with Embody while finishing her Bachelor’s degree. She is now very excited to rejoin the team that first trained her about the benefits of yoga and physical therapy. Her greatest passion is educating and supporting her patients and their families as they accomplish their mobility and wellness goals. Originally from Seattle, WA, Sarah has always been an active person. When not in the clinic, she enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, hiking, rock climbing, skiing, and running near the beach.