Raghu Chovvath DPT OCS FAAOMPT Cert.DN.
Dr. Chovvath, having graduated from college of physiotherapy in Chennai, India in January of 1988, initially established and ran the physical therapy services of a major hospital. In this institution he was also involved in teaching program for entry level students of physical therapy for seven years. He migrated to the United States of America in search of further improving his professional skills.
In the United States of America initially having worked in geriatrics he got interested in the field of manual therapy. Following this interest and having tried many eclectic training programs and getting board certified in orthopedic physical therapy, he finally settled in the orthopedic physical therapy residency program in the Institute of Manual Physical therapy. Having graduated from this program he followed up by completing his DPT program from the A.T.Still institute of health sciences in Arizona and a Fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy from regis university in Colorado and is a fellow of the American academy of orthopedic manual physical therapy.
Presently he practices in a busy out patient orthopedic practice and teaches in the Institute of therapeutic sciences in exercise prescription, post operative management and mentoring residents in orthopedic physical therapy. He is also a clinical instructor for DPT students of the Wayne state university MI. He presently is also a provider of MPTA approved CEU provider in state of MI. He has always been interested in research and in midst of his busy practice has participated in a study evaluating the reliability of positional palpation of lumbar spine along with Dr. Deepak Sebastian PT, MHS,DO,ND,MTC,DPT,PhD, FAAOMPT and 3 other studies that have been published.. He presently lives in West Bloomfield MI and practices at the alternative rehab Inc in Livonia MI. He maintains membership in the APTA , Orthopedic section and the fellowship in the academy of the orthopedic manual physical therapy. To further his abilities and keeping up with advancing knowledge he is now certified in dry needling and has further strengthened it with a self arranged safety study on an embalmed cadaver for the upper quarter.
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