“Candace did a complete assessment at both the beginning and conclusion of treatment. Exercises were introduced over the weeks of treatment and built on each other. There was good follow up to make sure the exercises were being done correctly. I’ve noticed significant improvement.” ~SRO PT Patient

Santa Rosa Orthopaedics’ Physical and Hand Therapy services in Petaluma is receiving raves from patients for therapy treatments including manual therapy, exercise, postural and ergonomic education, and modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, paraffin, moist heat, and ice. Physical therapists work to increase flexibility and strength, improving gait and balance, and decreasing pain so that patients can return to full function.

“Excellent. Anna was very helpful. Appreciate the good care.” SRO PT Patient

“The team in Petaluma is very professional, knowledgeable and they push you hard enough to be successful with rehab.” SRO PT Patient

The Petaluma Physical Therapy office affords patients a comfortable experience with our integrated care model offering the best care through direct collaboration with your orthopaedic specialist. We offer hands-on care and personalized rehabilitation programs tailored to meet individual patient needs. Our therapy team specializes in sports medicine and post-operative rehabilitation for all levels of need. The objective of every therapist is to help you reach your goals.

Each physical therapist on our team has extensive post-graduate education in orthopaedics and sports rehabilitation, and they stay current on the most effective approaches to injury prevention and rehabilitation. They evaluate and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, including acute injuries, degenerative conditions, and athletic and work related injuries. The therapists and physicians work closely together to ensure consistently superb rehabilitation of post-surgical patients.

“I appreciate that the Petaluma Office is not too large. The staff are capable and friendly. I also am progressing well with my PT.” SRO PT Patient

At Petaluma we offer the services of a board certified hand therapist, making it possible to treat everything from carpal tunnel syndrome to complex post-surgical cases at that location. Hand Therapists typically specialize in a variety of post-surgical and post traumatic injuries including replantations/ revascularizations, tendon repairs, burns, and fractures/dislocations along with degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis and tendon conditions including DeQuervain’s and lateral epicondylitis.

All SRO hand therapists are highly skilled in the application and modification of treatment techniques including range of motion, strengthening, wound care, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, static and dynamic splinting, physical agent modalities, ergonomic assessments, workstation modifications, and patient education. They also work closely with physicians and patients to fabricate specialized splints designed to protect muscles, tendons, and joints.

“Candyce is very knowledgeable and super nice. Robin is always very cheerful and helpful. The care is excellent.” SRO PT Patient

Petaluma Therapy Staff

Candyce Powell, MS, PT has over 20 years of experience in rehabilitation and management in the outpatient orthopedics setting. Candyce specializes in pre- and post-surgical spinal rehabilitation and joint replacements, pre- and post-natal rehabilitation, chronic pain syndromes involving the peripheral nervous system, pelvic instabilities, hypermobility syndromes, osteoporosis, scoliosis and dysfunctional movement patterns. Candyce relies on a comprehensive analysis of the synergy of the neuromuscular system and a detailed treatment plan that allows individuals to recover while preventing further injury or harm.

Anna Renee Coopersmith, OTRL, CHT is an Occupational Therapy and Certified Hand Therapist with more than 15 years of experience. Prior to joining SRO Anna worked as a Certified Hand Therapist for St. Joseph’s in Sebastopol and POST in Petaluma. Anna enjoys her work because she loves seeing people regain function and return to the daily activities that they love.

SRO PT/OT and Hand Therapy Services

The Petaluma PT office is located back-to-back with the Petaluma Orthopaedic Office and is accessed via an adjacent parking lot. Appointments are available by texting or calling 707-546-1922 an via our online appointment request form.