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Niraj Hazari, MSPT 

Niraj did his undergraduate studies at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and then received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO.  Niraj takes a holistic approach when treating patients and specializes in manual therapy with an emphasis on muscle energy and myofascial release to improve muscle and movement imbalances.  He has an organized and structured method of analyzing the mechanical cause of movement impairment, the contributing factors, and a strategy for management.  He uses an “evaluate, treat, re-assess” philosophy on each treatment to determine the proper course of action in achieving maximal results with each patient.

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Bethany Gradert, MSPT

Bethany graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1999 with a Master of Science degree in physical therapy. She has worked exclusively in the area of pediatrics since 2005 in various inpatient and outpatient settings, including neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation. Her experience also includes work at Santa Clara County's High Risk Infant Follow-up Clinic and Infant Neurodevelopment Clinic, providing physical therapy services to pre-term, late pre-term, and intrauterine drug-exposed infants from 0-3 years of age.  Bethany is trained in Bayley III developmental assessments, pediatric taping, and is certified in pediatric massage. Bethany founded Pinnacle Kidz in 2013 and has been focused on outpatient physical therapy treatment for infants and children, including developmental support and wellness for typically developing children. Despite her extensive clinical experience, Bethany admits that her best teachers have been her own three kids.  

 

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EMILY MAKI, DPT

Emily graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Dance. She has been in the greater San Jose area for the last 3 years. She has worked as a physical therapist in acute care hospitals and outpatient clinics. Emily has certifications in Selective Functional Movement Assessment and has completed continued education in Vestibular/Balance Impairments, Orthotic Prescription & Management, Taping Techniques and  Pilates Mat training. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and activity levels, especially athletes and weekend warriors. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, dancing, yoga, Pilates, traveling and spending time with friends and family. 

 

 

Chau Ngo, DPT

Chau obtained her undergraduate degree in Biological Science from University of California, Davis, and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Fresno State, CA. Her interest in Physical therapy took off after completing several courses in neurophysiology & anatomy, and witnessing how PT rehabilitation has had such a direct impact and enormous effect on an individual’s life. She believes in delivering quality care, developing individual treatment plans, and providing personal attention to patients' needs. Her focus is on manual therapy, myofascial release, and functional movement exercise programs. Chau is in constant pursuit of knowledge and personal development, expanding her expertise through continuing education to provide her patients with up-to-date orthopedic care. 

 

Tomoko Kioka, MSPT

Tomoko Kioka, MSPT, DPT has been in the physical therapy profession for over 22 years. She received an MS degree in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Michigan and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in Philadelphia. She spent the first 10 years of her career in an acute and subacute rehabilitation setting with a focus on stroke and post-surgical populations. She has specialized in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy for the past 12 years. Tomoko has taken numerous continuing education courses with a focus in NDT, and orthopedic manual therapy to treat specifically spine and extremities. She has also taken courses that consist of a variety of ankle/foot cases and applies corrective exercise for pain, muscle imbalance and impairment of mobility and function. Tomoko emphasizes rehabilitation as a holistic approach through functional evaluation with treatments based on the individual’s lifestyle and needs thus providing a one on one customized therapy.  Tomoko is fluent in Japanese.

 

Stanley

Stanley completed his undergraduate studies in Community Health Rehabilitation studies, and continued to pursue his clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Washington University in Saint Louis. Before pledging his healing hands for the Mountain view community, he was traveling across the country as a travel therapist in various home health and outpatient clinics. Stanley uses a movement system impairment framework to address faulty joint mechanics and optimize health with his clients. 

 
 

Mieko Lee, Front Office