Dr. Rupa Chakravarty has been practicing Physical Therapy for almost two decades. She has worked extensively in different settings with varying age groups and medical conditions. Rupa has worked in hospitals, both in acute and sub acute settings, intensive care units, orthopedic and neurological outpatient practices and home health. She also owned a successful outpatient private practice prior to moving to the United States.
Rupa holds a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University. She graduated with distinction during her doctoral program and her project work has been included as part of the course curriculum for students.
Prior to receiving her doctorate, Rupa graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy from Bombay University in 1993. She has two research papers to her credit.
Dr Rupa is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. The orthopedic board found Rupa to have over 10,000 hours of hands on manual therapy experience in orthopedics and neuromuscular conditions. Orthopedic Certified Specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating problems relating to the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
As there are only a few specialists of physical therapy in the entire country, Rupa’s experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating is invaluable and explains the high success rate in treating the broad array of conditions seen by the Physical Therapy Department here at HealthNOW.
Dr Chakravarty has numerous certifications for different techniques in Physical Therapy practice. She employs an extensive array of manual as well as exercise techniques to manage her patients’ symptoms during their course of therapy. She regularly attends seminars and conferences to hone her skills in the latest methodologies of the field.
Rupa is a certified clinical instructor. She loves imparting her extensive knowledge to Physical Therapy students. She passionately believes that clinical fundamentals need to be strong to be a successful Physical Therapist.
Having been born and raised in a third world nation, the sheer volume of patients in need that she was confronted with, made her diagnostic skills very astute and accurate.
She worked for 10 years in one of the largest hospitals of its kind in Asia. The hospital catered to the lowest socioeconomic group possible. There she realized that one of her gifts was the ability to put a smile on a patient’s face while helping them push through their impairments. She rarely takes “no” for an answer believing that there has to be a solution to every problem. In a nutshell, that defines Rupa’s distinct approach to her treatment – there’s always a solution!
Rupa resides with her husband and son in Sunnyvale, California. When she is not expounding on Physical Therapy, she can be found quietly enjoying a book under the sun or breaking into a sweat at the gym.