Redwood Physical Therapy Joe FarrellJOE FARRELL, PT, M App Sc, DPT GDMT, FFAAOMPT

Is the co-owner and co-founder (1988) of Redwood Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Inc. He earned a Certificate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University (1976), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (1979) and a Master of Applied Science in Health Sciences from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (1981), and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (2007).

Dr. Farrell is a Senior Faculty member of the Kaiser Hayward Physical Therapy Fellowship Program in Advanced Orthopaedic Manuel Therapy and has been involved with the Fellowship program since 1984. For nearly two decades he taught and directed a Year Long Manual Therapy Program at Redwood Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Inc.

He is the 1995 recipient of the Orthopaedic Section's Paris Distinguished Service Award. Joe is past president and a founding member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, past chairman of the Orthopaedic Specialty Council's Examination Committee and a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Australia. He served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Section, APTA and four years on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists. Joe has authored seventeen publications in peer reviewed journals and books pertaining to the treatment of the spine. For over three decades, Joe has been active locally, nationally and internationally in presenting hundreds of lectures/seminars on topics that include evaluation and treatment of spinal and extremity problems. Joe's past work experiences include acute orthopaedics and neurological care and sports rehabilitation. He has specialized in spinal rehabilitation for the past 30 years.

Prior to completing his physical therapy training, Joe graduated from Illinois State University (1974) with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Physical Science. He competed for four years on the Illinois State University's Varsity gymnastics team and twice competed in Division I NCAA gymnastic finals. In his free time, Joe enjoys snow skiing, golf and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Redwood Physical Therapy Mike KouryMike Koury, PT, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and received advanced training from the Kaiser Permanente Hayward Residency Program in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 1988. He is a fellow in American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.

Mike has taught numerous courses on orthopedic manual physical therapy throughout the United States and has been an instructor at the Kaiser Permanente Hayward Residency Program in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since 1990. He has co-authored two chapters on the exercises for the low back & an article on treatment of the low back. His interests included sports and he has been involved in youth sports as a high school basketball coach for 10 years.

Redwood Physical Therapy Dennis IngramDennis Ingram, PT, FAAOMPT

Graduated from California State University Fresno, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1990. He completed the Folsom Physical Therapy Long-Term Course in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 1994 and 1997. He then completed the Folsom Residency Program in orthopedic Manual therapy in 1998. His physical therapy experience spans 21 years and includes sports and spinal rehabilitation in a variety of private practice settings. He has instructed in numerous short term and long term manual therapy courses with emphasis on functional differentiation testing, functional exercise, and neuromuscular training.

Dennis has been involved in the martial arts since he was 14 years old and has been awarded a 5th degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate. He enjoys hiking about the Bay Area and the Sierras, cooking and listening to jazz.

Redwood Physical Therapy Trudie SilvaTrudie Silva, MS, PT, CSCS

Received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific (UOP) in 1999. Prior to attending UOP, she attained her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Athletic Training, from California State University of Hayward. After completing the yearlong manual therapy course at Redwood Physical Therapy, Trudie joined the ROPT staff in 2003. Additionally, Trudie is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Trudie’s interests outside of physical therapy have included a life long participation in sports. She participated at the collegiate level in women’s basketball and volleyball. Trudie continues to maintain an active lifestyle by pursuing running and hiking, and her newest interest is kayaking with her husband.

Redwood Physical Therapy Andrea LimbScott Turtle, PT, FAAOMPT

Scott completed his undergraduate work in 1994 at UC Davis receiving his Bachelor degree in biomechanics. He then went to the Netherlands to study physical therapy that follows a Norwegian philosophy of treatment, emphasizing a hands-on approach. While there he was the team therapist for a Dutch professional speed skating team and himself competed in both speed skating and cycling at a club level. In 1999 he received his physical therapy degree and immediately began a long term Manual Therapy program in Texas that included an extended residency in spinal and sports injuries. Completing his fellowship in Manual Therapy in 2002, Scott continues his work in the Bay Area and has happily become a member of Redwood Orthopedic Physical Therapy in March of 2007. He is also one of the few therapists in the Bay Area who frequently treats patients with inner ear disorders and balance problems. Beyond physical therapy Scott stays busy by continuing to enjoy cycling, running, cooking (especially grilling), and spending time with his young family.

Redwood Physical Therapy SmitaSmita Radhakrishnan, PT

Smita graduated from SRM University in Chennai, India in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. She then went on to work in Qatar and Canada, before moving to the Bay Area where she has been working primarily in outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 2008. She completed the Australian MusculoSkeletal Physical Therapy Yearlong Orthopedic Manual Therapy course held at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City in 2010.

Smita is multilingual, fluent in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil.

Outside of Physical Therapy, she enjoys traveling with her husband with a current goal to visit all 59 National Parks in the US. 11 down, 48 more to go!