Schoenstein Physical Therapy and Worker Selection Testing
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Schoenstein Physical Therapy is an independent community-based physical therapy practice.

Our clinical approach focuses on thorough physical therapy assessment, specific treatment strategies and patient education. Our personable and friendly team offers years of clinical experience to address the variety of medical conditions sent to us by our physicians.

We feel one-on-one care with patients allows for the highest level of care possible and results in more successful patient outcomes. Individualized treatment programs are designed to help meet patient goals by restoring function, returning to sport or occupation and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.

Schoenstein Physical Therapy accepts Medicare, Workers Compensation and a host of contracted PPO insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Clinical Staff

George E. Schoenstein, P.T.
Physical Therapist / Owner

George graduated from Children's Hospital of Los Angeles School of Physical Therapy in 1979. He spent the next 20 years working as a Physical Therapist in local hospitals. George has emphasized orthopedic manual therapy and occupational rehabilitation in his continuing education. He is a Certified Clinical Specialist with Advanced Ergonomics and a member of The American Physical Therapy Association. George added Worker Selection Testing to the practice which includes a national ambulance company among his varied clients. He has spoken on the subject at National Safety Congress meetings. As a native of Redwood City, he is active in many community organizations. George enjoys playing guitar in a local blues band and is a co-chairman of the annual Redwood City Police Activities League Blues Festival.

Kevin Akizuki, M.P.T.
Physical Therapist

Kevin graduated from California State University, San Jose in 1987 with a B.S. degree in Human Performance. He earned his M.S. degree in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific in 1991. Kevin has fourteen years of experience in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has emphasized manual therapy in his continuing education. He has a special interest in geriatric orthopedic and neurological patients. In his spare time Kevin enjoys traveling and searching for the perfect restaurant.


Dear George,

I am not in the habit of writing thank you letters, but I would be remiss if I did not express my appreciation for the transformation from great pain and poor mobility to my current condition that makes life tolerable. The past 15 years saw me walking three miles daily for four days, and usually five days per week. That regimen changed in March 2010, when severe back pain required first, an X-ray, then an MRI, resulting in a diagnosis of Spinal Stenosis. My daily walks changed in March allowing me only to walk to the mail box and back. The pain in my thigh and calf were considerable, much like a severe cramp that would not go away, and nothing I could do reduced the symptoms. Because I was satisfied with the therapy I had received from you folks after arthroscopic knee surgery several years ago, I decided to use Schoenstein Physical Therapy in the hope that they would be able to reduce pain and increase my mobility.

The regimen I was exposed to during the next two months, plus what was suggested I do at home, resulted in a gradual reduction of back pain, and some increased mobility. I have since continued physical therapy on my own, influenced greatly by the suggestions your staff offered, and I am pleased to admit that I have on two occasions walked six tenths of a mile, something I could only dream of several months ago. Also, while all things have not totally returned to their normal state, and that may never occur, especially for a 77 year old, I can honestly say that life has once again become enjoyable, something I could not state in early March.

Your staff, and you in particular, have earned a well deserved thank you for your expertise and special sensitivity toward your clients, a talent missing in much of today’s business community.


Edward N.
San Carlos, CA
July 7, 2010

Everyone at Schoenstein was wonderful. I saw immediate relief of my neck pain and really was satisfied with the whole experience. Great, caring and experienced people here. Highly recommend.

Kevin W.
May 10, 2010

Without hesitation and with a twenty year positive experience I recommend Mr. Schoenstein and his company to any company needing expertise in developing a post offer/pre placement /return to work physical agility test as an adjunct to a company comprehensive injury program.

Ronald W. Thackery
Senior Vice President
Safety and Risk Management
American Medical Response

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I am delighted to write a letter of reference for Schoenstein Physical Therapy. As Manager of Occupational Health Services at Roche Palo Alto, I have been utilizing Schoenstein Physical Therapy's comprehensive injury prevention and treatment programs for over ten years. Their services span from pre-placement screenings based upon functional job site evaluations, job based employee education and training, job specific risk assessments for accommodation, and early return to work programs to post injury on-site rehabilitation services. Bringing physical therapy on-site resulted in significant cost savings for our department, expedited care, improved both compliance as well as employee satisfaction and reduced lost time away from work.

Schoenstein Physical Therapy is unique in their commitment to quality and individualized care in an environment where such services are often compromised. They also balance the sometimes competing interests of the company and the patient/employee by encouraging a self care and early return to work model and communicate openly and regularly with all parties. Their customer satisfaction has been documented yearly through a satisfaction questionnaire administered yearly anonymously to our employees.

Schoenstein Physical Therapy enjoys an excellent reputation in the business community due largely to the experience of their staff, their commitment to the patient and their knowledge of the occupational environment. It has been a pleasure working with them.

Mary Spangler, N.P.
Manager, Occupational Health Service
Roche, Palo Alto, CA

It is so rare to find a health care facility that so consistently give such excellent service. I want to say thank you to each and every one of you for your kindness and professionalism. You are making a difference in the lives of patients you treat.

Malathy Kuppuswamy, MD

We want to thank you and briefly comment on the care you recently gave to my son. From the moment we entered Schoenstein Physical Therapy and had our first meeting with you, my son and I felt completely confident that he was in the best hands to resolve his serious problem with the injury he sustained playing baseball. Not only the actual care and attention you gave him, but the influence on him as to the consequences of bravado verses paying strict attention to his problem in his healing process was, to say the least, unique. I think, due to your impression on him, he will be much more conscious of the importance of paying attention to his physical well being if he wishes to attain longevity in baseball, for that I am grateful. Your dedication to your craft, your interest in your patients and your generosity are unparalleled in my experience.

Mike, Joanne and Ryan Quirk

Coach Liggett,

I want to let you know that George Schoenstein of Schoenstein Physical Therapy in Redwood City did a great job on Natalie's ankle. I think you saw the extreme improvement with the results last Saturday and this week. She really did have a very bad sprain. For the first 8 days she couldn't touch it to the ground, even lightly. The Sports doctor at Palo Alto Medical Clinic told her she would not be playing until early April and the physical therapist at BAK told her she wouldn't be playing until early May! There was no significant difference after her visit to BAK but there was significant improvement even after the first visit with George. She could actually walk a little after that one visit.

As an aside, I had a catastrophic knee injury when I was 29 and was told by Dr. Ting - who would later become famous as Barry Bonds' knee doctor, but who was also the team doctor for the San Jose Sharks and treated Jerry Rice and Rodger Craig - that I might never play soccer again. Dr. Ting was recommending experimental knee surgery to add a fifth ligament but admitted that there was no rush. In the meantime, George initiated an intense round of physical therapy with me. My improvement was so great that eventually the doctor, when examining them, couldn't tell the good knee from the bad one.

So I strongly recommend George for any future injuries the team experiences. One of the reasons we switched from BAK this time was that the physical therapist was only willing to work on Natalie twice a week while George is much more aggressive, willing to work every day and even coming in on Saturday when they are normally closed!

Dick Stottler

363 A Main Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
phone 650-599-9482
fax 650-599-9788

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday hours available

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