Sahana Krishnamurthy was introduced to physical therapy by a family friend in the profession. A brief apprenticeship made it clear that this was the career in which she would thrive. Sahana earned her bachelor’s in physical therapy from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India. She then earned her master’s of science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, which greatly broadened her knowledge in orthopedic manual therapy. Sahana has worked in fall prevention programs, balance training and stroke rehabilitation for geriatric patients during her tenure as a therapist at a nursing facility in Indianapolis. She now loves the challenges of treating in the outpatient, orthopedic setting. Sahana continuously seeks further training to ensure that her patients always benefit from current research. Sahana achieved certification in Functional Movement (FMS) in 2017 and enjoys using this as a great tool to help assess key areas of weakness or inflexibility through an efficient, standardized set of tests and measures. She believes in teaming up with her patients so that each patient’s individual treatment plan is geared towards reaching their specific rehabilitation goals. She also believes in patient education and awareness in the treatment and prevention of various kinds of disorders. She is fluent in Hindi and enjoys helping this patient population as well!
Away from work, Sahana enjoys swimming, singing, dancing and hiking in the redwoods of the Bay Area with her family.