Gina Giammanco, PT & Urban Holistic Co-Founder
Gina leverages an integrative approach to treatment which adapts to the unique needs of her clients. She combines manual therapy techniques with neuromuscular reeducation, motor control, pilates, yoga, sports, dance medicine, and functionally integrated strength programs to restore the whole body back to normal function and balance. She listens, analyzes, collaborates and educates her clients to the source of their problems. Her goal is to develop an individually customized program that helps clients achieve their goals to their highest physical potential. Gina received her degree in physical therapy at New York University. As a lifelong student of the movement and healing arts, she continues to enjoy ongoing advanced training in manual and movement therapies, visceral and craniosacral techniques.
Her career began at Performing Arts Physical Therapy in New York City. She worked as the company PT and movement consultant for the New York Public Theater, the Julliard school, and countless Broadway shows and dance companies. Here in SF, she worked as senior PT with Red Hawk Physical Therapy for 16yrs, growing and evolving the practice in addition to her skills. She has also had the good fortune to collaborate and teach with esteemed motor control expert and movement specialist, Jean Claude West. She continues to work with athletes and yogi’s here in the San Francisco bay area as well as professional dancers from San Francisco Ballet, Lines, and Touring Theater companies visiting the Curran, and Orpheum, A.C.T. and Zellerbach Theaters. She was certified in 2015 as a Forrest Yoga teacher and currently teaches Forrest inspired Therapeutic Yoga at Yoga Tree. She particularly enjoys working with foot and ankle injuries and works with Biomechanical Services Labs to fabricate custom orthotics for clients.
In her free time, Gina enjoys travel and embracing the great outdoors on her mountain bike.
She has been a lifelong dancer, and fell in love with flamenco 20 years ago and has been obsessing ever since. She currently performs in the Bay Area and is a founding member of the Mision Flamenca dance company.