Dr. Sophia Fong, PT, DPT

Dr. Sophia Fong, PT, DPT

Dr. Sophia Fong

completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. She completed her clinical experience at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Sophia’s interest is in neuromuscular control and the integration of the nervous system and muscular system to facilitate healing. She specializes in postural and gait analysis, mobilizing with mobility, core stability and releasing neural entrapment. She treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal impairments including the neck, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees, pelvis, ankles, and lower back. When she is not working, Sophia enjoys endurance running, working out, dancing and playing basketball.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Manual Therapy

  • Myofascial Decompression Technique Level 1 & 2: MFD

  • Running & Gait Analysis

  • UCSF Running Certification Level 1& 2: 'See It, Now Treat It'

  • Sports-related injuries

  • Clinical Instructor


Dr. Julian Cisneros, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Julian Cisneros, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Julian Cisneros

completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute of Health Professions. Julian also obtained training in exercise science from University of California Davis and has extensive knowledge and experience treating orthopedic as well as sports-related injuries. The primary focus of his professional career has been in outpatient orthopedics where he has spent time continually improving his skills in sports medicine, orthopedic and post-surgical diagnoses along with injury prevention. Julian works with a diverse and active patient population utilizing manual therapy, instruction in self-treatment, and functional exercises to facilitate optimal recovery and return to previous activity/sport in a timely manner. In his spare time, Julian enjoys exploring San Francisco, running, cycling and soccer.

Areas of Expertise:

  • NSCA-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

  • Manual therapy

  • Sports-related injuries

  • Running & Gait Analysis


Dr. Ki Cheng, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Ki Cheng, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Ki Cheng

completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of California - San Francisco and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Rochester. As a competitive powerlifter, Crossfit athlete, and gymnastics enthusiast, Ki has had his share of sports injuries. Utilizing both his personal experience, and clinical expertise treating a diverse set of orthopedic conditions, Ki works to help his clients return to the sport and activities they love and prevent future injuries. Ki takes a holistic approach to not only identify the source of a person's injury, but the lifestyle, personal, and training modifications needed for their rehabilitation.

When he's not working, Ki can be found hiking, playing the piano, or exploring restaurants in the Bay Area. Areas of Expertise:

  • AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Certified

  • NSCA-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

  • Sports Injuries and Gait Analysis


Dr. Albert Eng, DC, QME

Dr. Albert Eng, DC, QME

Dr. ALBERT ENG

is the Clinical Director of SOMA Sport & Physio. He completed his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He subsequently earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West. In addition, Dr. Eng has experience as a State Appointed Qualified Medical Evaluator and Industrial Disability Evaluator for industrial injuries. His focus includes sports injuries, ergonomics, and core/spinal rehabilitation. He also has a strong interest in increasing sports performance through sport-specific technique analysis. Dr. Eng enjoys cycling, running, swimming, tennis, and skiing. He works closely with many of Fitness SF’s personal trainers and gives lectures on injury prevention and rehabilitation. Dr. Eng also lectures to the community about sports performance/injuries as well as corrective running and cycling techniques.


Crystal Zeledon, BS in Sports Management

Crystal Zeledon, BS in Sports Management

Crystal zeledon

holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management, with a concentration in Sociology from Arkansas State. She competed as a NCAA Division 1 soccer player. As a Physical Therapy Aide and soon to be Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate, she brings along her expertise as a high-level collegiate athlete and background in strength and conditioning into her rehabilitative exercises. Not only is she dedicated to helping patients achieve goals, but Crystal is passionate about maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle through exercise and fitness. In her spare time, Crystal interests include coaching soccer, surfing, and hiking.

Areas of Expertise:

  • NCAA Division I Soccer

  • US Soccer Coach Certification


Lexi Herman, BA Integrated Physiology

Lexi Herman, BA Integrated Physiology

Lexi herman

holds a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Physiology from the University of Colorado with a focus in Movement and Injury Prevention. As a physical therapy aide and soon to be DPT candidate, she brings along her expertise as a former collegiate competition dance instructor. Lexi brings her expertise in aiding physical therapists with rehabilitation exercises and compassionate care. She firmly believes in holistic rehabilitation - encompassing nutrition, bodily awareness, and biomechanics. In her spare time Lexi's interest include dance, hiking, and yoga.


Ronnie Tungpalan, BA Sports Science

Ronnie Tungpalan, BA Sports Science

Ronnie tungpalan

has been a valuable asset to the team at Soma Sport & Physio since 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of San Francisco. As an aspiring physical therapist, Ronnie attributes all his knowledge from working alongside physical therapists and athletic trainers while interning for the USF woman's soccer team. Growing up surfing, diving and running in a small town on O`ahu, Ronnie is dedicated to sharing his take on a strong and healthy lifestyle. When he's not helping patients plan their next visit to Hawai'i, Ronnie trains competitively in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Brian Lam, BS Public Health Sciences

Brian Lam, BS Public Health Sciences

Brian lam

obtained his Public Health Sciences degree from UC Irvine. Brian is a competitive power lifter and has worked in the orthopedic rehabilitation with a focus on strength training and technique. He has also worked extensively with the UC Irvine dragonboat team for the previous two seasons as the lead strength and conditioning intern, which produced championship results. Brian enjoys weightlifting and is aspiring to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the near future. In his free time, he is busy pushing all the plates possible on the olympic weight lifting rack.


Mali Venenciano, Client Specialist

Mali Venenciano, Client Specialist