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What’s in a name?

The medical definition of ar·cus (ärks) n. pl. arcus defines it as a structure resembling a bent bow or an arch, a shape found in all parts of your body.

The shape of an arch is well known to distribute the forces properly. Arches appeared as early as the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamian brick architecture. Their systematic use started with the Ancient Romans who were the first to apply the technique to a wide range of structures including their bridges that stand still sturdy today.

An Archer uses his bow to hit his target. At Arcus-PT we have a similar aim. Together with you, we will set a goal, and shoot to reach it.

Ellen de Neef, PT, OCS will help you to reach your goals, and restore your wellness. She is a licensed physical therapist in California with 30 years of experience, works part-time at the University of California Berkeley Student Health Services as senior physical therapist, and has extensive experience working in the training rooms with Division I athletes at the UC Berkeley Athletics Department. She is a Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS).

She applies a variety of manual techniques with an holistic approach. Her extensive training in manual therapy, hand therapy and sports medicine continues to broaden her clinical perspective.