Amy Schliftman, PT,OT
Amy started touching for a living when she was 3 years old. Her father paid her a penny for every of 5 minutes of scalp massage. If you add a longstanding interest in sports and health, becoming a physical and occupational therapist was a natural fit.
Amy graduated from the OT program at Utica College of Syracuse University in 1979 and Stanford’s PT program in 1985. Her extensive professional development has blended traditional physical therapy courses with osteopathic and energetic models. She has a uniquely multi-layered approach to the body, using the best of science and intuition.
She is expert in spinal, extremity, and neurological problems. She has studied with the Barral and Upledger Institute for Osteopathy, Visceral Manipulation, and CranioSacral therapy. Amy has years of experience with joint replacement rehabilitation, strains, sprains, strokes, fractures, arthroscopy, rotator cuff tears, you name it. She is particularly gifted at sourcing the cause of pain and dysfunction and creating treatment protocols tailored to the individual. You will not find a cookie cutter, internet generated treatment from her.
Amy has lived in West Marin since 1989. She enjoys hiking, spending time with her family and friends, and is an avid collector of rocks and minerals.
Freda Weitzer, DPT
Freda Weitzer was born and raised in Bolinas. She has attended College of Marin, UC Berkeley where she majored in Italian and graduated in 2003, and Samuel Merritt University where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017. After living in the East Bay and abroad she is happy to be home in West Marin.
After considering various careers in healthcare, Freda went through a life changing illness, period of disability, and recovery in 2009. It was at this time that she discovered physical therapy and found that it was the one area of her healing in which her own efforts were vital and made all the difference. As she emerged from her illness, she decided to pursue physical therapy as a career with the hopes of helping others to to take responsibility for and feel empowered in their own journeys of healing and recovery.
Freda brings her background in yoga and meditation, experience as a birth doula, years of massage experience, and her training as a Pilates instructor to her physical therapy practice. She particularly enjoys working with those who have musculoskeletal conditions and she loves to teach people how to move and exercise safely.
When not working, Freda enjoys being in nature, sharing time with her parents, having fun with friends, and traveling.
Judy Prokupek, Office Manager
Judy is long time West Marin resident having raised her family here in Inverness. She’s had a number of professional incarnations.
She was owner and chief bottle washer of Manka’s Czech Restaurant, a Director of Development for the California Academy of Sciences, Audubon Canyon Ranch, and Slide Ranch.
She’s been on the board of Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Shoreline Unified School District, STEPS, and various other non-profits.
Judy has a love of the natural world. She enjoys, photography, cooking, reading, and day hiking.
River is our yellow Labrador Retriever who may greet you with a sniff but never cling. She is a quiet, good natured, and well-behaved Lab who graces our office with a Buddha like demeanor.
She loves treats. She loves other dogs. And she respectfully tolerates humans. She is a wonderful healing addition to the practice and when she’s off duty, people miss her.