Orthocare Physical Therapy Center Founder, Dr. Shruti Ambegaonkar, PT DPT

Dr. Shruti Ambegaonkar, PT DPT

Our founder and owner – Dr. Shruti Ambegaonkar, PT DPT has over 20 years of physical therapy experience in multiple settings. She is passionate about helping patients return to their productive lives.

Education and Training

Dr. Ambegaonkar has a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Mumbai, India, a Masters of Applied Science from Springfield College, Massachusetts, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Shenandoah University, Virginia.

Certifications and Expertise

**Dr. Ambegaonkar is a direct access physical therapy provider (i.e. can treat patients for 14 days without a physician referral) and is certified in functional trigger point dry needling and specializes in treating orthopedic and musculoskeletal pain.

Experiences

Dr. Ambegaonkar has been a faculty member in the Athletic Training Education Program at George Mason University since 2010. She had taught multiple courses related to assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. She has directed research programs, presented her work at professional conferences, and published her research in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Ambegaonkar’s work experience spans multiple settings including the orthopedic and sports medicine outpatient clinic, hospital, cardiac and physical rehabilitation settings.

Professional Memberships

She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has also received American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified Exercise Specialist and Health & Fitness Instructor certifications.

Hobbies

When not working, she enjoys music, traveling, painting, and spending time with her family.