Amber Richard Bauer, DPT

Amber Richard Bauer, DPT

Amber started as a little girl massaging her grandmother’s feet and making up “treatments” for her arthritis. Growing up as a dancer, Amber experienced her own fair share of injuries, including a 5 year journey with chronic neck pain! For dancers, athletes, and all people, suffering an injury can be devastating from a physical and emotional standpoint. This is why I feel strongly about working with individuals to help them prevent and recover from injuries that can affect their livelihood and wellbeing. I am passionate about helping each patient return to the activities he or she loves, and empowering them to be in charge of their recovery through education, guidance, and coaching. I feel strongly about working with clients in a holistic manner, looking at all factors that may impact health such as sleep hygiene, stress management, nutrition and hydration, posture and ergonomics, exercise, and social engagement. I look forward to getting to know you as an individual and helping you thrive!


Presidio Sport and Medicine

7 years of experience working in an outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine clinic

Additional Training

  • Pain neuroscience educator
  • Certified Empowered Relief™ Instructor through Stanford University
  • Mindfulness Based Pain Relief practitioner
  • ACT for Chronic Pain practitioner
  • Mat I and II Pilates practitioner
  • Myofascial Decompression trained, Levels 1 & 2
  • Running Analysis trained
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) trained, Full Body Level 1
  • Assessment of vestibular function and the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Hip pathologies assessment and treatment
  • Scoliosis assessment and treatment
  • CPR Certified by the American Heart Association



Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Southern California


Bachelor of Arts in Dance
University of California Irvine

Amber Richard Bauer, DPT

Mind and body working together

Overview of philosophy

  • educate clients in order to empower them to take charge of their condition
  • listen to client concerns and work collaboratively to design a successful treatment plan 
  • provide clients with the tools to self-manage their conditions, reducing reliance on professional services
  • build up clients’ confidence to enable participation in their chosen sports and hobbies
  • treat clients holistically, referring out to other health care providers as appropriate
  • promote health and wellness, as well as injury prevention
  • provide hope, support, and encouragement during the challenges of recovery