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Dhanashree Awhad, PT, DPT
Clinic Director

Arrow Location:

3830 Park Ave STE 202, Edison NJ 08820

Hometown:

Mumbai, India

Education:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPTh), MUHS, India

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), NYU, NY

Reason for getting into Physical Therapy:

To help more people in the community

Share a memorable moment about a patient recovery:

A middle-aged female patient with history for MS referred to outpatient PT for her low back pain. Given a history of MS, the patient suffered from excess fatigue in addition to having challenges of poor balance and gait. The patient had increasing concerns due to her chronic health condition and limitation in addressing the needs of her family. During the assessment one of the major contributing factors for her low back pain came across was her adapted method of crawling the stairs to her bedroom due to the fear of falling. After just two months of rehab in outpatient PT, the patient not only improved with her low back pain but was also able to navigate the steps in an upright manner. Besides, help boost patient self-confidence with her balance and walking.

Interesting hobbies outside of work:

Exercising, listening to music, and spending time with her son and husband.

What’s the one question patients ask you most?:

Your hands ever get tired?