Rati Gandhale, PT
MPT [Neuro], DPT [MSK], MHA, CCI
Dedicated, efficient, and, knowledgeable Physical Therapist/ Rehab Director with combined clinical and managerial experience of over 14 years, in multiple therapy settings.
-Rehab director experience in therapy team oversight and management for 2 years.
-Strong clinical base, with specialty education in Neurological and Musculo-skeletal conditions.
-Experienced in multiple therapy settings – intensive care units, general and specialty outpatient clinics such as pediatrics, stroke, and geriatric outpatient clinics, skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living.
-Excellent presentation and mass communication skills.
-Interested in conducting multiple educational and training seminars, for students and community
-Good knowledge and understanding of organizational flow and management of healthcare organizations.
Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, India (Dec’ 2001)
Masters in Physiotherapy, [Specialty Neurology], India (March’ 2005)
Masters in Health Administration, Texas (August’2013)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy [Specialty Musculoskeletal], Texas (Sep’ 2019)
Licensed Physical Therapist, CA
Licensed Physical Therapist, IL
Licensed Physical Therapist, TX
Licensed Physical Therapist, IN
Licensed Physical Therapist, MI
Workshops & Certifications
Certified Clinical Instructor – APTA
BLS (CPR & AED)
Sports Physical Therapy and Fitness
Management in Cerebral Palsy
Manual Therapy Mulligan’s Concept
Introduction to Neuro-developmental Therapy
Presentations & Publications
Presented educational seminars for Community awareness for Falls Risk and Prevention.
Presented educational Webinar for Outcome measures in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.
Scientific Paper Presentation, at National Conference for All India Physiotherapy Association, January 2006.
Masters in Physical Therapy Thesis Topic: Visual and Spatial Perception in normal Elderly population.
Publication of Master’s Thesis in All India Physiotherapy Association Journal, (June, 2006), pg.78
Community Affiliations & Volunteer work
L T Medical College and Hospital, India (January 2002 – April 2002)
Volunteer/ observation in Hand clinic, Outpatient Neuro- adult and pediatric clinic and Intensive Care Units.
Wichita Falls Public Health Department, TX (January 2009 – April 2009)
Apprentice for the Director of Public Health Department, Wichita Falls
-Gained knowledge on public healthcare management, disaster management., organizational flow, organizational skills, effective communication, and leadership roles.
-Studied the most common health issue, in the community, and presented on abatement strategies.
Healthcare Therapy Services, IN (August 2010- March 2016)
-Presented educational seminars for local community in healthcare facilities and community gathering.
Excellent interpersonal and mass communication skills
Driven to learn and share new knowledge
Persuasive management style
Company: Consonus Healthcare, CA (July 2020 – current)
Position: Rehab Director/ Physical Therapist: Duties involve part time Physical Therapist responsibilities and oversight and management of therapy department, conduct and follow through discharge planning, patient and family training, financial oversight of skilled services, assisting with CMGs, ensuring high quality therapy service delivery.
Company: Select Rehabilitation, Inc. CA (October 2018 – April 2020)
Position: Rehab Program Manager. Worked as a full-time Rehab program manager. I reviewed and oversaw quality of clinical services and documentation. Duties involved attending daily morning meetings weekly therapy meetings, weekly comprehensive skilled rehab reviews, managing therapy work, performing as a unified therapy team, resolving therapists and customer concerns, ensuring utmost customer satisfaction, following company policies and guidelines, and delivery of therapy services in ethical, safe and patient centered manner.
Company: Rehab Care, Inc., CA (March 2016 – October 2018)
Position: Physical Therapist, at SNF and Outpatient rehab department.
-Rehab team supervision and management coverage.
-As therapist formated care plans, treatment and discharge planning for residents, conduct family and patient education, train students in essential skill set.
-Ensure open communication and co-ordination with colleagues.
Company : Healthcare Therapy Services, Inc., IN (August 2010 – March 2016)
Position: Physical Therapist, at the multiple skilled nursing and outpatient clinics.
-Evaluation, treatment, and, management of patient care and discharge planning.
-Supervision of Therapy assistants, and PT/ PTA students.
-Conducted rehab team meetings, and provided intermittent managerial oversight.
Institute: D Y Patil Hospital and Research Center, India (March 2005 – December 2007)
Position: Professor and Clinical Instructor
-Clinician in outpatient and inpatient setting.
-Conducted and lead Geriatrics specialty clinic at the hospital.
-Supervised and trained PT undergraduate students as an Educator
Institute: Physiotherapy Clinic, India (October 2002 – February 2003)
Position: Physical Therapist at Outpatient clinic. Worked with clients with orthopedic and neurological conditions.
Institute: Lions Service Center, Outpatient Center, India (July 2002 – August 2003)
Position: Physical Therapist at Outpatient clinic. Worked with clients with musculoskeletal injuries.
References Available Upon Request