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Orangetheory Fitness Downtown Sunnyvale
155 S Frances St, Sunnyvale, California 94086
Injuries are no fun, so we've asked the professionals from BreakThrough Physical Therapy (breakthroughpt.com) to come visit OTF DTSV to share some insider tips on ALL THINGS KNEES!
Ruchira Kamat, PT, MPT, and Danielle Conway, PT, DPT, from BreakThrough Physical Therapy will present an informal talk on common knee injuries (ACL, meniscus, patellar tendinopathy, etc) in the active population. They will share common signs and symptoms as well as a few basic tips for prevention. Like all therapists at BreakThrough, Ruchira and Danielle take a comprehensive approach to all evaluations and treatment in order to ensure their clients achieve their goals. They are both passionate about what they do and work with many competitive athletes on a daily basis from high school athletes in a wide variety of sports to the weekend warrior as well as other high level adult athletes. This promises to be a fun event with plenty of time for Q&A following their presentation!
Meet the team!
Ruchira Kamat, PT, MPT: Ruchira developed her interest in physical therapy after seeing a neighborhood child with Cerebral Palsy undergo rehabilitation. Motivated by the enduring bonds that she saw develop between the patient and her therapist, she enrolled and graduated with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from the Maharashtra University of Health sciences, India. After working as an outpatient provider and pursuing internship with a manual therapist from Australia, she moved on to the US where she earned her Masters in Health Sciences with an emphasis on Orthopedics from the University of Indianapolis. She then worked at a skilled nursing facility in Michigan, helping individuals with balance disorders achieve functional independence. Prior to her joining BreakThrough, she practiced for over three years in a dynamic outpatient orthopedic setting in Greenfield, Indiana which broadened her horizons in the field of manual therapy and the study of various movement impairment patterns.
She has constantly kept herself updated by taking continued education courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Movement System Impairment, Cervico-thoracic dysfunction, muscle energy techniques (MET) for rib dysfunction and Maitland techniques for joint mobilization. This has helped her tremendously in achieving great results for all her patients. Ruchira strongly believes in a compassionate approach at restoring a patient’s quality of life above and beyond their expectations and likes her treatment to be customized and specific to each individual’s needs. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi.
In her spare time Ruchira enjoys biking, hiking, painting, decorating cakes, writing blogs and short stories.
Danielle Conway, PT, DPT: Danielle’s love for physical therapy stemmed from being involved in sports her whole life, and needing physical therapy after sustaining an injury in high school. Her passion for getting involved in such a giving and exciting industry flourished from there and continued to grow when Danielle obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology, Clinical Health – Exercise Science from the California State Polytechnic University of Pomona. While completing volunteer work in hospitals and orthopedic clinics during her undergraduate years, this further pushed Danielle to pursue her dream, and helped her graduate from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Danielle fell in love with manual therapy early in school and drove her to take advanced manual therapy courses. Throughout her journey in school and internships, Danielle found a new passion with neurology, prosthetics and vestibular therapy. With a thirst for knowledge, she continues to pursue advanced education in these areas. Danielle believes that the vestibular System is a vital aspect of physical therapy and should be considered in any patient with balance deficits. Danielle’s philosophy also revolves around the importance of biomechanics and patient education above all else.
In her spare time, Danielle loves to stay active with hiking, practicing yoga and going to the gym. Danielle also loves to travel, try new food and participate in high performance driving schools. Danielle was born and raised in the Bay Area and enjoys helping her community enjoy the quality of life they desire.