Hiten is a 1984 graduate of Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine Programs in Physical Therapy. He started his private practice in Pleasanton, CA in 1985 and an additional clinic in Walnut Creek, CA in 2004. He has taken numerous continuing education courses in learning to treat difficult/chronic musculo-skeletal problems. Other areas of specialization includes treating feet, spine, headaches including tension and migraine and TMJ. Mr. Dave’ has genuine care for his patients and is evident from the outcomes his patients achieve at the end of their visit. Mr. Dave’ has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association including the California Chapter since 1985 and is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor.
Outside his working hours, Hiten enjoys reading, practicing meditation and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Falguni “Kim” Davé, PTA With a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Chemistry from India, Kim always had a passion to help and work with people. She realized her aspirations in physical therapy work which led her to attend the Physical Therapy Assistant program at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA. She has been a practicing Physical Therapy Assistant since 1990 and continuing to take additional courses to enhance her career path. Kim enjoys working with the elderly population especially with balance disorders.
Hi, I am Madison “Madi” Urtusuastegui, PTA. I have a well rounded background in the medical field working with Physical Therapists and Chiropractors. While working in the medical field I have learned how to empathize with patients and their needs. I earned my BA from San Francisco State University in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology and my PTA degree from Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts. Originally from Southern California, I grew up playing soccer and tennis with a brief collegiate soccer career at Cal State East Bay. I fell in love with the Bay Area and all it has to offer.
My mission as a P.T.A is to get patients back to their daily lives pain free. In my spare time, I love exercising, camping and trying out new cooking recipes! (Ask me about my Gluten Free Cookies)
I am a Bay Area native and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Exercise Biology. Then, I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific. I have experience in a broad range of treatments and modalities, working in private outpatient orthopedic clinics. Some of my favorite aspects of being a physical therapist are the one-on-one interaction with patients and guiding them as they progress through their treatment. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to concerts and sporting events, hiking, and cooking.
In middle school, my brother broke his leg while we were messing around in the back yard. My mom said that since I was partially to blame for his injury, then I was to be his main caretaker at home. Naturally, it started with “get me this and that, get me ice cream, etc.”, but eventually, I was helping him with his crutches and then his leg and balance exercises. I felt a sense of pride with my brother’s full recovery and decided to pursue P.T. professionally. After earning a B.S. in Biology, I studied at Boston University where I earned my MSPT in Physical Therapy.
I worked at and eventually managed an outpatient P.T. clinic in Vallejo, CA for ten years, then spent 7 plus years at a post-acute rehab center in Danville, CA where I gained experience in treating patients with strokes, amputations, total hip and knee replacements, fractures from falls and a host of other diagnoses.
Outside of work, I fancy myself as an amateur entomologist and have an extensive butterfly collection. As for my brother – he owns an ice cream shop in L.A.
Hi, I’m Leslie Matejcek and I’m a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). I earned my BS in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) and my PTA degree from Carrington College. I’ve always had a fascination with the human body, how it works, how it responds and how it heals. Healthcare was always where I was going to end up and when physical therapy was introduced to me during a random college course, I knew it was the field for me. I absolutely love helping patients return to the activities they love and enjoy and you will usually find me doing exercises with my patients. In my spare time I enjoy working out, reading and hanging out with my three dogs (Bruce, Indy and Goose).
I earned doctorate degree from Arcadia University of Pennsylvania. I chose to join this team because of the commitment to quality of care that this team provides to their patients daily. I enjoy my work with a variety of patients and helping them achieve their goals. I have extensive experience in dealing with orthopedic post-op conditions, repetitive strain injuries, fractures, stroke, postural dysfunction, and balance disorders conditions.
When I treat my patients, I always make sure they feel comfortable and able to express their feeling through questions or concerns about their condition they may have. I believe, listening their concerns and answering their questions plus educate them to understand their symptoms and condition are very important in the healing process.
My main goal is to see my patients through their rehabilitation with support, treatment, patience and build relationships that can lead to a better health success.
I also have a strong interest in pursuing further specialize courses to expand my knowledge in this everyday changing world to keep up to date with latest treatments and techniques.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, watch movies and playing with my 5yr old daughter and travelling with family.
Hey! I’m Ishani. I received my Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from India and later received my DPT from Loma Linda University in California. My training and clinical experience has included working in several different settings such as outpatient orthopedics, in-patient acute and post-acute care, neurological rehabilitation and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation. After working in these various settings I have found outpatient orthopedics to be an area of my prime interest.
I firmly believe that along with providing exceptional skilled physical therapy, values such as kindness, patience and holding unconditional positive regard toward patients is necessary for patient care. I strive to empower my patients/caregivers with lucid translation of my medical knowledge. It is important for me that my patients are able to understand their pain and purpose of physical therapy and therefore have complete control of their care. I try to approach my patients holistically and emphasize the importance of building small habits that will put them in the right direction toward their health. I have extensive experience in dealing with orthopedic post-operative conditions, overuse/repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain, postural dysfunctions, incorrect gait, work-related injuries and traumatic injuries. I am fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi. In my personal time I enjoy travelling, taking my dog on hikes, meditating, practicing yoga and painting.
Dr. Apoorva born and raised in India, achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from DES college of physiotherapy and Master’s degree in Orthopedic rehabilitation from Sancheti hospital, Pune. While studying she undertook research, published research papers, developed manual skills and enhanced her clinical reasoning and decision making ability. She expanded her knowledge through specialization in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and refined her skills with clinical experience while working within an inter-disciplinary team of orthopedics, neurologists, occupation therapists and orthotists, she treated a wide array of patient population including acute and chronic conditions, postural syndromes, non- surgical as well as post-operative orthopedic cases.
Apoorva added another feather to her hat with a Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University, United States, which widened her horizon to holistic care. She continues to learn new techniques and keep herself updated with the current evidence. With proficient communication skills and by utilizing the tools such as Maitland mobilization, Myofascial/soft tissue release, Kinesio-taping, therapeutic exercises, ergonomics and more, she empowers her patients to get better.
She finds herself passionate to be in patient’s shoes and walk through the process with them. With eagerness to help others and by incorporating empathy and patient-centered care, she strives to get her patients back to their functional self.
When not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, cooking and listening to music.
As a Physical Therapist Assistant, I feel privileged to be able to assist people during difficult times in their lives. My joy of helping others was formed over 13 years of serving Oakland and Berkeley communities at the YMCA, through health and fitness programming. I deeply care about building professional patient relationships through active listening, emotional understanding, and achieving patient goals.
I received my Physical Therapist Assistant degree at Carrington College in Pleasant Hill and attended San Francisco State University for a B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Management. Additionally I have been a certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine since 2008.
I live in Oakland with my family and spend my free time teaching my two young boys how to play sports, build, and read.
I very much look forward to working with you!
Prior to being a Massage Therapist, I have worked as a House Keeper, Dishwasher at a restaurant, Management Assistant, Network/System Administrator, Internal Auditor, Technical Support, Computer Instructor, and Massage Instructor. I also have volunteered for the Contra Costa Sheriff Office as (SAR) Search and Rescue and for Pleasant Hill as CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), and during tax season, besides working as Massage Therapist, I volunteer for AARP to prepare taxes for the Elderly and Low Income families. I like to help my clients to feel relaxed, pain free and energetic. I am experienced in deep tissue, Thai, Sports, Accupressure, trigger point, as well as Swedish massage techniques.
Hey, I’m Michael! I’ve lived in Livermore most of my life, but I’ve spent time in Rohnert Park where I earned my BS in Kinesiology at Sonoma State University, as well as Stockton where I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of the Pacific. I have a number of experiences in different outpatient clinics, sports clinics, as well as inpatient hospital work. I am a firm believer in physical therapy as I too have gone through many rehab periods in my own life. In my free time I enjoy many outdoor activities such as fishing, basketball, and golf.
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