Heather Petersen is a physical therapist practicing in San Francisco, CA. Heather Petersen specializes in physical treatment to help a patient reduce pain, restore mobility, rehabilitate an injury, or increase movement and overall function. As a physical therapist, Heather Petersen can treat multiple conditions with exercises, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization, heat, ice, massage, laser or light therapy and more. Heather Petersen will create a treatment plan based on the patients specific injury or condition, and might target a specific body part or body system based on the individual.
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