Dr. Heather McGill is a board-licensed physical therapist specializing sports physical therapy and owner of Physical TheraPT, LLC. She received her doctorate from USC and holds undergraduate degrees in both Business and Spanish from UCLA. She is one of 1500 physical therapists in the nation who are board certified Sports Specialists (SCS). She is also an Active Release Technique (ART) provider and certified by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Her area of expertise includes: manual therapy, movement and biomechanical analysis, running & golf analysis, injury prevention, postural restoration & ergonomic assessment, post-operative rehab & sports performance training.

As a clinician, Heather's treatment philosophy focuses on the goal of optimizing healing and movement for the entire body. She utilizes manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, breathing & postural restoration with integration of therapeutic exercise-driven treatment strategies to correct both painful and dysfunctional movement patterns throughout the body. Heather believes in a one-on-one treatment model in order to treat each patient individually with the most effective, evidence-based outcomes. She has experience working with a diverse population, including professional & college athletes, golfers, dancers, weekend warriors, adolescents and retirees. She is passionate about health & movement, striving to enable each patient to reach their own physical therapy & athletic performance goals.

Within the community, she is a board member of The Olympic Club Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the oldest athletic club in the United States. She is passionate about the foundation, which has granted over $4 million to thousands of underserved Bay Area youth, promoting athletics and community enrichment. She enjoys both participating in & watching sports: running, triathlons, Pilates, swimming & cheering for her UCLA Bruins, SF 49ers, Giants & Warriors. 


Heather is truly one of a kind. Not only does she have extensive knowledge and experience, she treats her patients with compassion. There is a genuine desire to help her patients heal and recover. Tearing my ACL for the third time was hard enough; thankfully I found Heather. She motivates me to be better.
Being a multi-sport athlete with 3 knee surgeries and a separated AC joint, I have worked with several advanced level physical therapists over the years in order to keep my body functional and to avoid more injury. My work with Heather has given me the biggest gains by far in keeping my entire body strong, balanced and pain free. With her extensive background and education, Heather takes a truly broad approach and perspective with every client and case. Where most PT’s band-aid the problem, Heather is determined to find the root cause for each issue, in order to get the patient back out of pain as quickly as possible and more importantly, to keep them safe in the future. Heather communicates directly with my coaching staff to keep everyone involved on the same page and to make my program and all workouts efficient in every way. She is a skilled teacher, empowering clients with exercise programs and homework to complete on their own, thus expediting their time in the clinic. As a fitness coach, I also work with Heather for assistance in designing my clients’ programs and keeping all of my team safe, strong and injury free. Athletes and non-athletes alike can greatly benefit from her knowledge and work.