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Welcome to Red Hawk Physical Therapy

While in Rome...

I have always been an adventurous guy but maybe not a risk taker given my line of work and devotion to my Yoga practice. Incurring any sort of injury could be problematic for either aforementioned.

I celebrated my 60th birthday on 9/11/19 and as part of the celebration, David and I went to Italy and Greece, two of my favorite places.

Five days into the trip I decided that it would be a great idea to rent some Vespas, hire a guide, and take off to see a volcano outside of Rome. From the start, something didn’t feel so “comodo”! The guide told me I would have to go faster in order to keep up with the traffic and him. This was the first time on a Vespa in 20 years. Fast forward… fall off the thing at a very slow speed and heard my left clavicle fracture as I hit the ground.

Italian emergency room, reset of comminuted fracture, sent out wearing a cloth clavicular strap and told to wear it for 6 weeks. I decided to take a train back to Rome, about 30 kilometers, because a Taxi was going to be very costly. Took a taxi to the local train station to find out that you can’t buy tickets at the station but only about a mile away at the “tobacco” store. Procured the tickets and trained back to Rome.

We made our way to Venice and I knew that something had shifted because when I went to my second ER in Venice the x-ray revealed that the fracture had indeed moved apart again. Try walking around the crowds of Venice and try to enjoy enjoy this amazing place with a moving fracture.

Paul Roache, M.D/Yogi fit me in a few days later for surgery so we flew back to SF for a plate and screws to be affixed to mend my wing.

9/20/19 fracture. 9/30/19 ORIF Left Distal Clavicle. 10/30/19 left for India for the month.

I am humbled by the healing power of the human body and mind. I always have been from the PT/Yogi side but now I have a completely different perspective on the concept! I saw my PT and Yoga career/practice flash before my eyes. I will be able to eventually return to all activity and work demands. I rehabbed myself from the inside. I could see in my minds eye and feel the pieces as I tried to stabilize an unstable fracture at first and through the rehab to separate the pieces so I could keep the parts moving that need to be kept moving and allow the clavicle to heal.

The experience has given a new perspective. Being in Southern India for the first time has also given me so much richness, as if all the sacredness of our practice and lives has seeped deeper into my fabric. Together these experiences have continued to shape this soul and guiding me on this amazing journey.

Here's to 2020 the year of clarity!

I hope to see many of you somewhere on this path.

With heart, Harvey


The name Red Hawk was chosen due to its symbolism and meaning. A Red-Tailed Hawk totem is special. It has direct ties to the Kundalini, the seat of primal life force. It is associated with the base chakra. A Red Hawk is associated with fulfilling the purpose of one's soul. It reflects a greater intensity of energy within your life: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual forces will all be strong with the individual. The Red-Tailed Hawk is a permanent totem—it will always be with you.

Quality San Francisco Healthcare Professionals


Brian Rizzo
540 Castro St., San Francisco 94114
Eric Rubin
965 North Point, San Francisco 94109

Massage therapists

David Dayalan Clark
1-415-240-4837| david@4dbliss.com
Caroline Kelly
Rick Schwanbeck

Physical therapists

Adrian Carvalho, P.T.
1 Daniel Burnham Ct., #325C, San Francisco
Jennifer Cooper, P.T.
85 Liberty Ship Way, Suite #103, Sausalito, CA 94965
1-415-335-0143| flowphysicaltherapy@gmail.com
G Sports P.T.
332 Pine St, #202, San Francisco
Gina Giammanco, P.T.
Urban Holistic, 1500 16th Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
Michael Go, P.T.
88 Jackson Street, San Francisco 94111
Colleen Huff, P.T.
1121 Geary Blvd., San Francisco 94109
Kristin Jamieson, P.T.
Urban Holistic, 1500 16th Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
Renew P.T.
659 Commerical St, #101, San Francisco 94111
Elizabeth (Liz) Scarpelli, P.T.
4200 18th St, #102, San Francisco 94114
580 Market, #100, San Francisco 94104
One Embarcadero Center, Lobby Level, San Francisco 94111
Julie Wong, P.T.
1489 Webster St, #210, San Francisco 94115

Yoga teachers

Kari Marble
David Mceunlty
Jackie Rosenheim
Raquel Scalon
Jill White