Founder, Back to Life Physical Therapy, Inc.

Amy Selinger, PT, DPT, OCS, she/her/hers, founded Back to Life Physical Therapy, Inc. in 1999 to support people with chronic pain in the pursuit of healthy and active lives. Over the years, working in a variety of settings including rehabilitation (working with spinal cord injury, head injury, stroke, other neurologic conditions, and amputations), acute hospitals, outpatient facilities, in-home health care, and on-site ergonomics Amy realized that generalized approaches to chronic musculoskeletal conditions are often not helpful and in fact may contribute to pain and dysfunction, appreciating that each individual’s physical body and movement patterns either support a healthy musculoskeletal system or a painful one.

Using the Movement System Balance approach, pioneered at The Washington University of St. Louis, School of Physical therapy she began to transform the lives of patients with diverse and complex, chronic musculoskeletal conditions (particularly shoulder, neck, hip, back, sacroiliac (SI) and pelvic conditions, including those who have Ehlers Danlos and other hypermobility disorders) to achieve increased function and lasting pain relief.

Amy is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) who has taught Graduate, and Post-graduate physical therapy courses. Amy is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Graduate Program in Physical Therapy where she teaches a course on how the core, hip, and pelvis are related and treated. She holds a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Temple University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Recent courses Amy has taken include recent updates on chronic pain, the physical therapy treatment of gender diverse, and the treatment of the viscera (visceral manipulation).