Physical Therapy & Pilates

A specialized approach to rehab and fitness using Pilates based exercises and manual work that brings quick and lasting results


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Physical Therapy

In Physical Therapy we combine movement based practices with manual work and we evaluate and treat not just the symptoms but first we look at how the whole body moves and then we develop an overall rehabilitation plan. We treat orthopedic, dance, and sports related injuries, help reduce chronic pain, and provide balanced strengthening and flexibility program that have great and lasting results.


Pilates

Our Pilates classes and private instruction focus on increasing body strength and performance. Our approach focuses on improving strength while paying attention to and identifying and correcting problematic postural and movement patterns that can cause pain. Pilates should be a fun exercise and we make sure that when you leave our studio you feel re-invigorated, stronger and healthier.


Our Popular Classes

Stay fit, increase strength and flexibility, improve performance. Our classes are small and tailored to fit the novice as well as the experienced Pilates practitioner. Whether your goal is to maintain your fitness level, increase core strength, improve your posture, or get ready to or just delivered your baby, we have the right class for you. And if you are recovering from an injury, our instructors know how to modify the exercises to keep people safe while getting them stronger.

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Reformer

This is a fast-paced reformer class where you will learn beginning through intermediate repertoire on the reformer. Experience whole-body toning, strengthening, and stretching as you increase your expertise with this wonderful piece of equipment.

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Mat Springboard

This class will be geared towards the needs of the individual participants and is appropriate for all students interested in exploring the Pilates mat repertoire in combination with the springboard. The springboard will be used in this class both to assist and resist many of the classic mat exercises.

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Reformer

This is a fast-paced reformer class where you will learn beginning through intermediate repertoire on the reformer. Experience whole-body toning, strengthening, and stretching as you increase your expertise with this wonderful piece of equipment.

Schedule a Class

Mat Springboard

This class will be geared towards the needs of the individual participants and is appropriate for all students interested in exploring the Pilates mat repertoire in combination with the springboard. The springboard will be used in this class both to assist and resist many of the classic mat exercises.

Schedule a Class

Reformer

This is a fast-paced reformer class where you will learn beginning through intermediate repertoire on the reformer. Experience whole-body toning, strengthening, and stretching as you increase your expertise with this wonderful piece of equipment.

Schedule a Class

Mat Springboard

This class will be geared towards the needs of the individual participants and is appropriate for all students interested in exploring the Pilates mat repertoire in combination with the springboard. The springboard will be used in this class both to assist and resist many of the classic mat exercises.

Schedule a Class

Reformer

This is a fast-paced reformer class where you will learn beginning through intermediate repertoire on the reformer. Experience whole-body toning, strengthening, and stretching as you increase your expertise with this wonderful piece of equipment.

Schedule a Class

Reformer

This is a fast-paced reformer class where you will learn beginning through intermediate repertoire on the reformer. Experience whole-body toning, strengthening, and stretching as you increase your expertise with this wonderful piece of equipment.

Schedule a Class

Mat Springboard

This class will be geared towards the needs of the individual participants and is appropriate for all students interested in exploring the Pilates mat repertoire in combination with the springboard. The springboard will be used in this class both to assist and resist many of the classic mat exercises.

Schedule a Class

Cardio Reformer

If you are looking for a challenge, this class is for you. Geared towards the experienced intermediate or advanced Pilates practitioner this class will assume that the student is familiar and comfortable with the basic Pilates repertoire. Experience whole-body toning, strengthening, and stretching as you solidify your expertise with this wonderful piece of equipment. Prior instructor approval required to attend.

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Meet Our Staff


Zeina Grifoni

Zeina Grifoni

OWNER & PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Physical Therapist
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Instructor

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Zeina received her Masters degree in Physical Therapy at Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California in 2002, and her Pilates Instructor Certification with Ellie Herman in 2004. She has since continued her Pilates training to include pre and post-natal pilates, pilates for Osteoporosis with instructor Sheri Betz PT, and has become a Pink ribbon Certified instructor for breast cancer rehabilitation through the Pink Ribbon Program and instructor Doreen Puglisi, as well as studied rehabilitation for breast cancer survivors with Suzanne Martin DPT.In September 2005, she opened her own practice, Synergy +. Zeina’s main focus is outpatient orthopedics, ranging from post-op rehab to sports related injuries. She specializes in Pilates based orthopedic care, sports rehab, physical fitness, exercise programming, and overall health and wellness. She teaches continuing education instruction courses to physical therapists, Pilates instructors and personal and fitness trainers. Zeina has always wanted to help others through her work. This desire has led her from a world of teaching and participating in sports, to rehabilitation. Zeina started teaching gymnastics at the age of 15, and has been teaching everything from scuba diving to swimming to circus arts ever since. Zeina practiced aerial arts for many years with a San Francisco based circus troupe, Velocity Circus. Opening Synergy +, is a dream come true for her, as it allows her to harness her energy, her athletic background, and her education into one discipline. Beside enjoying as much time as possible with her two boys, her hobbies include hiking and running, mountain biking, swimming, ballroom dancing, as well as participating in off road adventure races and mini triathlons.
Minjae Laws

Minjae Laws

CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Certified Pilates Instructor
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Zumba Certified Instructor

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MinJae entered the Pilates and fitness world when she decided to take a series of Pilates classes several years ago. At that time she was a business professional in the corporate world and a mother of 3- working crazy hours, juggling work and family and not having any time to breathe. She fell in love with Pilates (not Joseph!) and was pleasantly surprised at just how well it worked to give her a sense of overall wellness and make her feel better physically and mentally. She became a mat certified Pilates instructor, an ACE certified personal trainer, and a Zumba certified instructor. MinJae has a well rounded experience in the fitness world, and has a deep understanding of the dilemma many professionals and parents face while attempting to balance family, work, and time for oneself to focus on health and well being. She specializes in creating functional fitness programs utilizing Pilates principles for developing core strength and flexibility. She has combined her ideas into two new classes here at Synergy+ to achieve those goals: Pilates boot camp and Cardio + Pilates.
Kanane Souza

Kanane Souza

FRONT DESK & GO TO PERSON

Kanane is the face and voice of the studio. She is the happiest person you have met and her smile is infectious.  

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She takes care of all of us, starting from picking up the phones to schedule your appointment, to collecting all information and processing all insurance claims, collecting co-pays and appointment fees, sending reminders and assisting all of us do what we do best: take care of you and get you strong and fit  fast and effectively. There is nothing Kanane cannot and will not do. She is our asset and makes our life a lot easier.
Jackie McNeill

Jackie McNeill

PHYSICAL THERAPIST & PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Jackie McNeill is a San Francisco native, born and raised.  She received her Doctorate degree in physical therapy at

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Chapman University in Southern California in 2005.  She completed her final physical therapy internship in Costa Rica where she had the opportunity to practice her physical therapy skills, as well as her Spanish speaking skills.

When she returned to the Bay Area, she moved up to Novato and has had the pleasure to serve the Marin community for almost 10 years as an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist.

She is experienced, skilled and passionate about helping people reach their goals for maintaining an active lifestyle and body awareness to prevent future injuries and return to peak performance.  Her treatment methods are highlighted by the use of Pilates to develop core stabilization programs and sport-specific training programs.  Her manual therapy skills include Active Release Techniques, myofascial decompression (cup therapy) and joint mobilizations which she has found to be extremely effective when combined with a strengthening program and education.  She excels in working with people who struggle with foot and ankle injuries and help them return to their prior level of activity and sport.

Jackie stays very active with her daughter and son exploring all of the beauty of Marin, discovering new hiking trails and exploring the many beautiful beaches along the coast.  She also loves to travel the world but when she is at home, she’s cheering on the San Francisco 49ers and Giants!!

Maria Ismen

Maria Ismen

PMA CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

In addition to teaching Pilates, Maria is also a certified MELT instructor. She has always led an active lifestyle and

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loves to ski, hike, play violin and many other outdoor activities. She ran competitively in a few long distance races and marathons, but had to stop due to low back pain. She turned to ballroom dancing, and practiced Pilates in order to enhance her dancing and keep her body pain free.Since Pilates has greatly helped Maria and she also enjoys helping others, she decided to change careers and become a Certified Pilates instructor. Having suffered and worked through neck and back pain due to scoliosis, spinal instability, and the extreme demands associated with violin playing and endurance sports, she has a great understanding of how to help others physically and mentally through Pilates. Additionally, Maria brings an emotional sensitivity and compassion that developed through her volunteer work at hospitals and in drug and alcohol rehab programs. She finds Pilates to be another way of helping people to live healthier, fuller lives, and is thrilled to be part of that process. Maria is sure that her decision to change careers will help to keep herself healthy as well as provide a way to share what she has learned with others.
Shelby Parks

Shelby Parks

CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Born and raised in Northern California, fitness has been a part of Shelby Parks’ life from an early age. As soon as she could walk, Shelby was

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put into dance classes.  Due to an injury that ended her time as a competitive dancer and cheerleader, Shelby was introduced to the world of rehabilitative Pilates. During her time in college, Shelby pursued her newfound passion and obtained her PMA Mat Pilates certification. In 2014, Shelby graduated from the University of Southern California where she studied Public Health and Public Relations. As a former dancer, yogi, and Pilates instructor, Shelby found Synergy+’s unique approach to be the perfect match to pursue her passion for health, fitness and helping others in both mind and body. In her free time, you can find Shelby camping in the Redwoods, writing at a coffee shop or pondering her next adventure.
Rochelle Kiddoo

Rochelle Kiddoo

CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Rochelle received her initial Pilates training through Power Pilates.  She studied Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology and Kinesiology in

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college and obtained her bachelor’s degree in 1990 and her Master’s degree in 1994.  She was a personal trainer and taught weight training classes for women before joining the corporate world.  Early in 2013 she made the decision to leave Corporate America and go back to fitness training while also learning to train service dogs for the disabled.  She is really excited to see the transformation in her students as they become stronger and more confident through regular Pilates practice.

Tiziano Grifoni

Tiziano Grifoni

GENERAL MANAGER

Tiziano is the luckiest person in the studio. Not only he gets to work and live with Zeina all the time, he is also surrounded by

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all the beautiful gems that make up the staff at Synergy+. To learn more about him, here is a link to his LinkedIn profile


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500 Tamal Plaza, Suite 507

Corte Madera, CA 94925

Tel: 415-924-2228

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Synergy+

500 Tamal Plaza, Suite 507

Corte Madera, CA 94925