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Raj Thangamuthu

Owner and Physical Therapist

Raj’s physical therapy career began in 1992 after graduating from SRIPMS College in India. He spent 3 years practicing there before moving to Kuwait and joining the Ministry of Health Hospitals system. In 1996, he came to the United States and practiced in various hospitals and clinics before opening his own practice in 2008. AquatiCare Physical Therapy allowed Raj to focus on superior patient care and treat patients with fewer visits and better results. In 2011, he opened Empower Physical Therapy and Fitness – an innovative concept integrating Physical Therapy and Fitness in one facility.

Raj is devoted to lifelong learning and throughout his career has gained extensive experience in manual therapy including training at the Ola Grimsby Institute, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) and Myofascial Release education through Thomas Myers Anatomy Trains. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011. Raj is a certified Neurac Therapist, Pilates instructor, an avid student of Hot Yoga and was recently named Student of the Month at his studio.

Raj is passionate about working with the elderly and has created a unique Fall Prevention Program to improve patient’s balance and coordination as they age. He utilizes a wide variety of equipment to address balance deficits including Pneumex Unweighing System, Biodex and Balance Gym.

Certified in performing Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) and Work Site Analyses, Raj has pioneered the development of performance enhancement programs for DuPont. He has worked directly with the Resin, Dispersion, Fire Brigade and Emergency Services departments.

In his free time, Raj enjoys spending time with his wife, son and two daughters.

 
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Lisa W

Occupational Therapist

Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University in 1987.  She is experienced in numerous treatment settings including in-patient rehabilitation, out-patient orthopedics, industrial rehabilitation and home health care. Wearing several hats along the way including staff therapist, quality assurance specialist and department clinical supervisor, Lisa has a firm hold on clinical aspects of treatment and customer care.

Being a firm believer in continuing education, Lisa has attended numerous continuing education courses in the areas of orthopedics, neurology, industrial rehabilitation and ergonomics. Lisa is a Level 1 Functional Evaluator with Fit2Work and most recently completed Neurac 1 training to provide Redcord treatment.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and two (young adult) daughters. Her favorite pastimes include travel, attending sporting events, reading, cooking, water sports, and spending time with family and friends.

 
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Ramesh S

Physical Therapist

Ramesh has his Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy from Madras University and his Master’s in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. He has 25 years of experience as a Physical Therapist, with knowledge in treating orthopedic conditions and sports/ athletic injuries, myofascial neurological, geriatric and vestibular dysfunction. Ramesh also brings a strong knowledge in implementing and administering physical therapy programs in outpatient clinics and community programs. When Ramesh is not working, he enjoys photography and spending time with his family.