Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Are You Looking For Lasting Relief From Your Pain...Tired Of "Trying" Different Treatments Without Success...Are You Looking For Specialists Who Use Movement As Medicine?

If you want to utilize the power of movement to help you alleviate your nagging pain AND you want to get back to doing what you love without being burdened by your injury while working with specialists in biomechanics and physical therapy then read on...


At Competitive EDGE Physical Therapy our team believes that movement is medicine.  We believe strongly that your body is an amazing structure that has the capacity to heal without the side effects of medication, injections, or surgery.  Over the past decade, treating athletes and active individuals in the Bay Area, we have seen that when movement is the focus of your rehab you recover faster and with a more satifsying outcome.

We know you have many options when it comes to alleviating your pain....

...And no matter if you are a competition level dancer, runner, triathlete, hiker, "weekend warrior", soccer player, or just someone looking to be free of pan and more active...

...We want to help you make the best decision about your recovery.  Competitive EDGE is different than any other practice in the Bay Area and the data focused care we provide is completely changing the field of rehabilitation.  Let me tell you a bit more....

Health Data: Personalized Outcomes

By now, either you or someone close to you, is wearing an Apple watch, Garmin, or FitBit.  Technology in personal fitness allows people to track information that helps them to exercise more, sleep better, and keep an eye on their overall health.

So what about data in medicine?

Unfortunately, most of healthcare has not caught on to the power that data can provide in healing and recovery.

Competitive EDGE, on the other hand, is the Bay Area leader in using "movement data" for healing.  Using state-of-the-art 3D sensors, force plate, pressure sensing treadmill, and high speed video we are able to provide pinpoint diagnosis and cutting EDGE real-time biofeedback which results in faster recovery times and more optimal outcomes.

The video analysis and feedback our specialists use has been a game-changer for patients to be able to truly "see" movement which creates a deeper understanding of what optimal movement looks like.  Often, physical therapy and rehabilitation can be confusing with the technical terms and novel exercises; however, with video feedback and research grade muscle EMG (feedback on muscle activation), the goals are plain to see and understand.

EMG muscle activation with hip abduction at Competitive EDGE Physical Therapy San Jose

Example of real-time muscle activation feedback using Myomuscle EMG technology

We Value Your TIME

We know you are making a sacrifice out of your busy schedule to find a solution to your injury and that's why every visit with us is 1 full hour one-on-one with a movement specialist.  Unlike most other clinics that see 2-4 patients per hour, and use unskilled aides to help with part of your session, we know you want to work with the best and that's why with us, you will always be seen one-on-one by a movement specialist.

We Value Your GOALS

We know, during treatment, you want to see progress at each visit.  We believe there is a "system" to movement.  We apply this system to a progressive treatment plan designed for your specific needs.  By consistently reviewing skills learned at previous sessions while providing education on new movement patterns you will learn the principles of optimal pain free movement.  Our progressive systems, along with your hard work, will help you reach your goals quickly.  (Plus...we won't give you boring easy exercises you could just do at home anyway).

We Value Your FITNESS

Movement is necessary to enjoy your life.  We don't believe that "rest" is the cure for everything.  We want you to be as active as possible during your recovery.  Movement brings more movement!  Even if your injury demands a temporary break from that specific activity, we will work with you to find another avenue for fitness and conditioning.  Your overall health is important and being injured can affect your energy and motivation.  We are here to partner with you in the journey to keep you moving strong!

What Other Clients Are Saying...

"I am very happy with the results I have seen after only four visits to Competitive Edge PT.  I had been dealing with multiple issues for over a year now;  knees that swell up with any pounding activity, tennis elbow on both sides and a back that was prone to problems.  I really wanted to join my family on an intense backpacking trip at the end of summer, but I was struggling with the training.  When my back went out in May I knew I needed to do something different.  Kevin gave me the confidence that I could get over these issues and still have time to train sufficiently for my trip.  What I like about Kevin's philosophy is that he focused on the root of the problem.  He studied the way I moved, educated me on how certain movements exacerbated my problems, and showed me exercises that would help to strengthen my muscles and manage pain before it became a problem.  Thanks to Kevin's help I am training hard and will soon begin my big trip with confidence."  -Kari                                                    

Learn More About The "Movement System"


Start feeling better today!  Take advantage of this currently FREE guide packed with information on how to improve the way you move.  Movement is medicine!  You will learn...

1. The BEST position to ease lower back pain

2. Why your "core" is more than just your abs

3. Why strong glutes are essential to running, squatting, and lifting

4. Why you need to be working your "foot core" to ease foot pain

You will learn all this and much more!

Just click the orange button below and the report will be sent to you in just seconds!


What to Expect at Your First Visit

Our evaluation and treatment sessions are 1 full hour to ensure you have enough time to tell your story, explain your goals, and for us to provide optimal care.  In order to give you the maximum treatment time, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete new patient forms (or print them out).  

We will perform a comprehensive evaluation including specific tests based on the information you provide about your injury history, medical history, and goals.  You will never feel rushed at Competitive EDGE and you will have our undivided attention for every visit.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable workout clothing with gym shoes (shorts and a tank top)
  • Physician referral (if you have one)

Evaluation Includes:

  • Past medical history review 
  • Body systems check
  • Functional movement observation
  • Range of motion testing
  • Flexibility testing
  • Strength testing
  • Joint integrity testing 
  • Neurological screen
  • Personalized care program
  • Same day treatment of injured area
  • Education for specific impairment to avoid further injury
  • Discussion of post-operative protocols (if needed)

Areas of Specialty

  • Low Back Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Disc Herniation
    • Stenosis
  • Shoulder Pain
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Impingement
    • Instability
    • Frozen Shoulder
  • Elbow Pain
    • UCL Strain
    • Tennis/Golfer's Elbow
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Op Surgery Preparation
  • Sports Injury
  • Preventative Care
  • Postural Assessments
  • Hip Pain
    • FAI
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • IT Band
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Pain
    • Achilles Tendonitis
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Stress Fracture
  • Foot Pain
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Metatarsalgia
    • Heel Pain

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