The Albany Physical Therapy Team welcomes you to our practice!
Daniel was raised in Chicago and Albuquerque and graduated from USC in 2005. Prior to pursuing a career in physical therapy, he worked in the medical field as a consultant. While attending the University of Michigan, he was an All-American in swimming. Daniel's clinical interests include postoperative rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation, biomechanics and manual therapy. Daniel resides in Berkeley enjoying the local mountain bike riding, snowboarding and swimming. Professionally, Daniel is a member American Physical Therapy Association and member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Kristin has worked in physical therapy since 1986, starting as a massage therapist in a physical therapy office, then graduating with honors from Samuel Merritt College. She has continued her education with numerous courses ranging from balance to Pilates with an emphasis in manual (hands-on) therapy. She recognizes and stresses the importance of exercise to correct musculoskeletal imbalances and carefully develops individualized programs for each patient.
Kristin is an orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) having demonstrated a specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in orthopedic physical therapy.
Kristin feels that it is important not only to return patients to their highest level of recovery, but also to empower them to take care of their health after their therapy is completed. She educates patients about their conditions and how they can best stay fit and active.
In her spare time she enjoys working out, gardening, and keeping up with the latest in physical therapy. Whether it’s going for hikes or just playing cards, family time is a must.
Susan, born and raised in the east bay, graduated from Samuel Merritt College in 2002 with a Master's in Physical Therapy. An injury, while training for a marathon, brought Susan to her career in physical therapy, so she appreciates the importance of helping her patients achieve their goals whether that is returning to sport or improving daily function. She values the one-on-one communication and relationships she develops with her patients to educate and enable them to take an active role in their recovery and future health.
Susan continues to expand her professional knowledge and manual skills through continuing education courses and uses a variety of methods to create a treatment program that engages and complements each individual patient and their lifestyle. She is certified in Myofascial Decompression, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA, as well as a member of the APTA and NSCA.
Susan is passionate about helping others and promoting wellness in their lives. She started and runs a before school running club at her son's elementary school to encourage the student's physical fitness, which has also been proven to boost their focus and concentration to maximize their learning.
Outside of the clinic, Susan enjoys spending time with her husband and their two active sons that keep them busy with multiple sporting activities. She also enjoys running, hiking, traveling and reading.
Liz is the owner of Albany Physical Therapy since 3.28.2016. She graduated with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from UCSF/SFSU in 2003. She also taught Iyengar Hatha Yoga for 16 years, and when appropriate incorporates yoga/mindfulness training into physical therapy treatment.
After a thorough evaluation of the client’s physical limitations, Liz provides physical therapy treatment to support the client in reaching specific personal goals. Through thoughtful prescription of therapeutic exercise, client education, and hands-on manual therapy techniques, Liz helps direct the individual’s course of healing. The outcome: progressing towards full function, enjoying physical movement and integrating exercise in the clients' daily lives.
Continuing education during the last 14 years includes:
- Maitland-based Year Long Manual Therapy Orthopedic Course
- Certification in the Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) based rehabilitation system Neuro-Ifrah: Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation And Habilitation
- Vestibular Rehabilitation: treatment for individuals who experience dizziness, including Benign Positional Vertigo
- Gait and Balance/ Fall Prevention
- Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR) Conference
Liz's interests away from work include sharing time with family and friends; equestrian-ship; fine art viewing; nature outings and physical fitness; yoga and meditation.
Tamara completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley prior to graduating with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from UCSF/SFSU in 2004. She has completed numerous continuing education courses in a wide variety of manual therapy and exercise techniques, and she is currently completing her Pilates for Rehabilitation certification. Tamara’s treatment style emphasizes a combination of manual therapy and exercise with focus on biomechanics and functional training. Her clinical interests include general orthopedic issues (i.e. back, neck, knee pain), pre-and post-surgical, and sports injury.
Tamara lives in Berkeley, and loves to indulge in the Bay Area’s food, culture, and nature. She enjoys Pilates, running, gardening, and spending time with her husband, dog, and cat.
Tenzin Wangdu received his Physical Therapy Degree from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore India, in 2011. His first physical therapy position was at the Karuna Home for the Disabled, www.karunahome.org, a non-profit rehabilitation center in Southern India. For four years he worked with children who had orthopedic and/or neurological disabilities. Tenzin moved to the United States in 2014, and prepared to take his licensure examination to practice physical therapy in the United States. After passing his licensure examination, Tenzin worked for one year in a skilled nursing facility in Waterbury, Connecticut, with patients of varying ages who had orthopedic and/or neurological disabilities. Tenzin moved to California in June of 2017 and he joined the Albany physical therapy team July of 2017.
Tenzin is committed to lifelong learning and refining his physical therapy skill base. He is currently enrolled in a yearlong Australian based manual therapy course for the treatment of both the spine and extremities. He is working towards his manual therapy certification.
In his down time, Tenzin enjoys hiking and traveling. His most recent traverse includes an Amtrak train journey from New York to California.