Excellent patient care, customer service and an all-encompassing human experience to rehabilitate the patient to their full potential, are the core values of our team, which we live by every day.
Preetha Nair, PT,CI,SCCE
Preetha Nair is a Physical Therapist with more than 18 years of experience. She graduated with honors from India and was a University Gold Medalist in Exercise Therapy.
Over the past 18 years she has worked in various capacities/roles, in a variety of Physical Therapy settings, with people from different cultural backgrounds, different clinical diagnoses and co-morbidities. From a lead Physical Therapist, to managing more than 11 Rehabilitation centers across California, for multiple national Rehabilitation Corporations, she has balanced clinical care and operational goals with patient satisfaction being the key focus.
Her guiding treatment philosophy is,"Quality patient care, delivered with skill and compassion, along with a good understanding of the patient as a whole". Utilizing her extensive knowledge in diagnosing and treating the physical therapy aspects of various medical, orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary and psychosomatic disorders, she implements customized treatment plans for patients with special emphasis on community re-integration and self- reliance.
Armed with a cache of rich and varied experience, and a vision to strive for greater excellence in patient care, she acquired the Tri-City Physical Therapy Clinics in Union City and Fremont. As Chief Executive Officer of Tri-City Physical Therapy, she shares her clinical vision and guiding philosophy with all her staff, creating a uniform culture of excellence in the practice.
Preetha Nair is also the founder and Program Director of Tri-City Physical Therapy's Samasta Wellness Program, which is an all encompassing wellness program, where experts in the fields of Physical Therapy, Personal Training, Holistic Nutrition, Iyengar Yoga and Massage Therapy, have come together at one location to serve the community.
This one-of-a-kind program is self-initiated, scientific, holistic, evidence based and goal-oriented. Most importantly it is very affordable and customized for the general population, spanning all age groups from children, youth, adults to older adults.
Dr. Vanessa Rowen, DPT,CI
Vanessa is a Physical Therapist who received her Doctorate from the University of the Pacific. She is the Director of Clinical Services for Tri-City Physical Therapy. She enjoys working with patients of all age groups. Her special interest is in Pediatrics, especially children with various orthopedic and sports injuries. Vanessa takes great pride in mentoring students from other Doctorate and Assistant programs. She spear heads the mentoring and patient education programs in the practice. She is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Fremont. Vanessa enjoys all types of dance and reading a good book on the beach.
Dr. Ketki Marathe, DPT,CI
Ketki is a Physical Therapist who received her Doctoral degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston. She moved to the Bay Area and enjoys working with patients of all age groups and diagnoses. She has a special interest in treating Musculoskeletal conditions. Ketki incorporates manual and exercise therapy techniques along with patient education, to maximize functional gains and patient recovery. She loves spending time with her family, walking, and singing. Her mild manner and sweet smile never fails to comfort her patients and put them at ease, even if they have a tough road to recovery!
Hazel Aguirre, PTA,CI
Hazel is a Physical Therapist Assistant. She received her Bachelor of Physical Therapy from Emilio Aguinaldo College, in the Philippines, and challenged the Physical Therapist Assistant Boards in California. She has a special interest in the treatment of a wide range of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries. She has a focused treatment approach that incorporates Manual Therapy techniques and Therapeutic Exercises to achieve functional goals with everyday activities. She has been a highly regarded Credentialed Clinical Instructor for Physical Therapist Assistant students from programs around the Bay Area. She has been listed as a Clinical Instructor par excellence on the National consortium of Clinical Instructors.Hazel loves outdoor activities and has a passion for running marathons, hiking and volleyball.
Michael Vison, PTA,CI
Michael is a Physical Therapists Assistant who graduated from the prestigious Ohlone College PTA program. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Cal State University, East Bay . Michael continues to sharpen his Manual Therapy skills and increase his cache of Therapeutic exercises. He is also a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and mentors students from several Physical Therapist Assistant programs. He is a sports fanatic who closely follows his Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers. Michael enjoys playing various sports, traveling, eating and looking for opportunities to try new foods. His patients are always delighted by his sweet smile and quick wit.
Priyanka Chheda, PT,CI
Priyanka is a Physical Therapist who received her degree in India with a specialization in spinal conditions. She was the senior spine specialist at Qi Spine Clinic in Mumbai for three years. She has made Fremont her home now. Priyanka is also a certified aerobics and yoga instructor. Her bubbly personality and cheerful demeanor endear her to her patients. She is most excited when she gets the best results resolving her patients’ functional challenges. Priyanka enjoys having a “fun” atmosphere at work, traveling the world, and hanging out with friends.
Army Patel, MPT
Army is a Physical Therapist, who received her Masters in Physical Therapy from India, with a concentration in the Musculo-skeletal system. She started her practice in a renowned Cancer Hospital in India, after which she moved to the Bay Area. Army has received specialized training in the Maitland Manual Therapy Technique and continues to enhance her manual therapy skills through continued education. Army enjoys getting to know people from different cultures and helping them achieve their unique and individual functional goals. This is one of the primary reasons she chose this profession. She also enjoys dancing, shopping and hanging out with family and friends.
Scott Dorrance, PTA
Scott is a Physical Therapist Assistant who graduated from the esteemed PTA program in Ohlone College. He has a special interest in Manual Therapy and is very keen on collaborating with Physical Therapists to focus on functional goals for patients to improve their quality of life and daily activities. He has lived in the Bay Area for most of his adult life. His other interests are wine making and Terra farming landscapes and he does work in these fields in the Napa Valley and in South Africa. His patients always appreciate his easy going manner and sense of humor!
Julian Steele, PTA
Julian is a Physical Therapist Assistant who graduated from Carrington College. He is very passionate about treating his patients with the most effective interventions and always strives to get the best possible results. Julian was born in Southern California and raised in the Bay Area. He has a real passion for music and plays bass/keys/vocals in the Rock Band "The Straight Ups" based out of Oakland. He also enjoys biking and hiking and is a die-hard Warriors fan.