Welcome to Ultra!
Your commitment and trust in us is greatly valued. We treat every individual as unique and listen specifically to YOUR goals; we will aide you every step of the way toward those goals. We take great pride in getting you back to what you love to do.
Our mission at Ultra Physical Therapy & Hand Center is to be the most caring, supportive, patient-first clinic; providing the highest quality effective care. We want to exceed your expectations every visit! If you should ever feel that your expectations are not being met, please let us know and we will do our best to put things right.
Your appointments are an important investment in you. Please be on time for your appointments and follow your plan of care as prescribed by your therapist. We encourage questions if you are unsure of any measures recommended by your therapist.
- Each appointment will be approximately 60 minutes and you will be treated by your primary therapist at each and every visit, one-on-one. Remember to dress accordingly in loose fitting clothing or sports attire if needed!
We are looking forward to helping facilitate your path toward a stronger, healthier you!
Dr. Sinead M. Clancy, PT, DPT, OCS, CHT, Ph.D is an experienced board certified orthopedic sports physical therapist. She is a graduate of the University of St. Augustine, a school founded by Dr. Stanley Paris and highly regarded for manual therapy education. She was taught by Dr. Paris for many of the manual skills she uses to help heal her patients today. Her treatment philosophy places emphasis on function and not only pain.
She has been recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. Furthermore, she has over six years’ experience with hand rehabilitation; working with hand surgeons in San Diego, CA she is a specialist with conservative, as well as post-operative care. Sinead has proudly attained the distinction of CHT, Certified Hand Therapist one of only ~ 6, 000 in the world, and a distinction rarely seen in the physical therapy profession.
Previous to her career in physical therapy she was a Neuroscientist at both the Salk and Scripps research institutes and served as adjunct faculty to the Neuroscience program at UCSD. Her passion for competing in Ultra marathons and Ironman distance triathlon led to unfortunate injuries; for which she turned to physical therapy to get back on course. During treatments she felt an instant connection to the profession, ‘helping people getting back to what they love to do, just perfectly fits with who I am and what drives me’. Her strong background in neuroscience has helped definitely helped with her approach to patient care and with educating other therapists.
She is a fully qualified running coach as recognized by the Road Runners Club of America, is certified in running analysis, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM).