Dr. Jocelyn Barner

Dr. Jocelyn Barner DPT, received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of St Augustine, in San Diego. She has over nine years of experience working with patients in multiple settings. Some of her specialty practice areas are Aquatic therapy and Pilates-based physical therapy. Her treatment and Plan of Care are manually based and serve to improve body mechanics, mobility strength, and overall health.

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How did you get into your field?

In 2010, I spent several weeks helping a friend who had surgery on both shoulders and one hip with her exercises at home. I also went with her to her Physical therapy appointments. The more I was exposed to physical therapy the more I loved it! I was already working as a personal trainer and teaching Pilates and was excited by the idea of combining these disciplines with physical therapy.

What is your training background?

For nine years I worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant in San Francisco. I returned to school to earn my Doctorate in Physical Therapy which allowed me to step into my role as a PT and grow in my career.

Who influenced your career path (who have you enjoyed learning from, mentor, etc)?

Working with a friend at her fitness studio had a huge influence on me and inspired my love of fitness, incorporating movement and life-long learning.

What makes you love your field?

I am passionate about helping my patients gain strength and confidence in their bodies through movement. I love that physical therapy can teach people how to care for themselves and find longevity in the activities they love.

What kind of clients do you love working with?

I truly find joy in helping my patients resolve pain and dysfunction with any musculoskeletal issues they may be facing. I plan on specializing in women’s health and enjoy incorporating Pilates-based physical therapy into my work to optimize outcomes.

What sets you apart?

I am a Manual Therapist with a diverse background in fitness and movement arts such as Pilates and ballet.

What’s your mission?

Mission: To help each of my patients reach their fitness goals and be as healthy and active as possible.


What brings you joy? What do you do with your spare time?

I enjoy running, yoga, Pilates, ballet, and aerial arts. I also love to travel!

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