Drashti Shah, PT, DPT, MSPT, BPTh, Clinic Director

Drashti has obtained part of her physical therapy education in India, her Master’s degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York. She strives to be a perfectionist, and her eye for detail helps her make the clinic a very organized structure to work in. Drashti strongly believes in team work, and hopes to make the clinic a professional, yet friendly environment to be in for both, her co-workers and clients. She has special interest in orthopedic manual physical therapy, and likes to work with clients of all ages. She also believes in getting to the root cause of problems and her passion helps drive her clients to reaching their prior level of functioning without re-injury. Outside of the clinic, Drashti is a crafter, an amateur landscape photographer, a travel enthusiast and loves to sip a cup of coffee on mountain tops!

Nadia Temple, PT, MPT

Nadia is a Bay Area native. She is a graduate of UC Berkley and received her Masters of Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University. She has been practicing outpatient physical therapy in the Bay Area for 23 years, and has worked for PRN for 16 years. Her favorite part about being a physical therapist is watching previously fearful and unfit patients become motivated about living healthy and functional lives simply by learning about their own bodies and making a few adjustments. While not working, Nadia is a busy mom to three teenagers who fill her life with sports and music. When she can get some spare time, she likes to plan vacations and travel, cook, exercise, eat, sing, watch PBS, and watch baseball.

Sapna Awale, PT, DPT, OCS

Sapna is a physical therapist with more than 15 years of experience practicing across the globe. She graduated from Nashik University of Health Sciences, India in February 2002. After completing her internship, she started working in an outpatient and cardiac setting in India for 4 years. In 2008, she moved to the USA and has been working with PRN since 2013. She acquired her DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy) from University of Medical Sciences, Arizona in 2017, and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification. Sapna plans to become a sports injury specialist and taking different manual therapy courses, which will help improve her skills. Her hobbies are singing, dancing and spending time with her family.

Trish Patil, OTR / L

Upper extremity therapist specializing in hand, wrist and elbow conditions.

Vanessa Elizarrey, PTA

Vanessa graduated from Ohlone College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2018 and is a native of the Bay Area. She has a passion for learning and looks forward to taking continuing education classes to keep up to date with the latest techniques and advancements to help her patients progress and meet their personal goals. In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and cheering on her favorite hockey team.

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