Our Story

Don Dendinger, M.P.T and Jim Lindenauer, M.P.T. co-founded Tice Valley Physical
Therapy in 2001 with the goal of providing quality physical therapy care in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care through our one-on-one intervention. It is our goal to help you return to your highest level of function and quality of life following an injury, surgery or disease.

Jim Lindenauer M.P.T.

Jim Lindenauer was born and raised in California. He graduated from Cal-State University Hayward in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an Athletic Training/Physical Exercise option. He entered the physical therapy graduate program at Samuel Merritt College in 1990 and graduated in 1993 with a Masters of Physical Therapy degree. After doing a 6-month internship at Kaiser, Jim worked at the Kaiser facility in Pleasanton for 1 year where he became well versed in the Maitland technique of treating spinal dysfunctions. He started Tice Valley Physical Therapy with Don Dendinger in April of 2001 to realize his goal of owning his own practice. This enabled him to provide the care that he felt he was unable to give in other practice settings due to manage care constraints.

Jim is an experienced manual therapist, well trained in myofascial and soft tissue mobilization, nervous system mobilization (using the David Butler technique), and McKenzie techniques. He also is “Back to Golf” trained.
He has continued to educate himself in treating orthopedic injuries and sports rehabilitation by going to continuing education courses and seminars.

Jim enjoys photography and both road and mountain biking and participates in cycling events throughout the year. He is also busy helping raise his 3 children with his wife and is active in supporting their sporting events.

Don Dendinger M.P.T.

Don Dendinger was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. He attended UCLA on a volleyball scholarship. As team captain and most valuable player, he was awarded All-American honors and won a NCAA division I national championship. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology, he was invited to represent our country on the United States National Volleyball Team and later played professionally on the beach circuit. Through these years of competition and training, Don developed a strong interest in the rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports injuries. He entered the Masters program of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at The University of Southern California. While there, he excelled and was awarded the Veteran’s Administration Scholarship and upon graduation, began practicing at the Dallas VA Medical Center. He relocated to California in 1998 and has since been practicing orthopedic and sports physical therapy in the Bay Area. Throughout his career, Don has developed a personal and professional interest in the management of spine disorders. He is continuously studying new techniques, treatment methods and theory to improve his approach. Don lives in Moraga with his wife and two daughters.