B.A. UCLA. Master's program Exercise Science FAU. Doctorate of Physical Therapy Mount Saint Mary's College. Certified in: TRX, Rock Tape, Cupping, Strength & Conditioning CSCS, USA Cycling level 3 Coach, Yoga Teacher 200 hr RYT.
15 years experience treating pro athletes in NFL, USAVolleyball, MLS, USA Ski team, US Olympic triathlon, paratriathlon, Pro road & mountain biking. Specialty in Sports Medicine, specifically cycling. Competitive mountain biker, high school mountain bike coach.
My practice : After 15 years working in Sports Medicine, I started DaraSportsPT. What is missing from current insurance based physical therapy is what DaraSportsPT provides: 1 on 1, 60+ minute, high level, private treatments. Patients get better, faster. I specialize in treating complex patients, athletes of all levels, anyone who has plateau'd with prior treatment. My goal is to provide better, faster results.
Who I treat: Olympians, World Record Holders, weekend warriors, 8yr-85 yr olds, anyone seeking guidance and encouragement to be more active. Common injuries I treat: low back pain/sciatica, disc herniations, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears, cycling & running injuries, joint arthritis, post-op hip, knees, ankle surgery.
I am an out of network provider for all insurances, I can provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
A typical session: 60 minutes, 1 on 1, typically including hands-on treatment, joint mobilizations, and/or massage, followed by therapeutic exercises or sport specific functional training. I will guide you step by step to create a workout plan that best fits your busy life, health & sports goals.
*Discounted packages available.
Areas of specialty: knee pain, ankle sprain/surgery, balance training, low back pain/sciatica, neck pain, shoulder/rotator cuff, personal training.
Running & Cycling specific injuries.
60 min phone Evaluation & video assessment. Weekly followup email/phone.
Includes: therapeutic exercise prescription with strength & conditioning in a weekly, guided training plan.
"Amazing session with Dara! I'm very excited to work on my stability program to finally overcome my lumbar radiculopathy and crush it on the bike! Highly recommend Dara". - Samantha, avid cyclists & runner.
"Your hip stretches are game changers. I am nowhere near as limber as you but they are helping, thank you." Chris L., elite cyclist.
"I am feeling strength improving..I did PR up Diablo yesterday (without an effort or intention to do so), so something must be working!" Bridget, cyclist, endurance athlete
"Oh my god I should've gotten ahold of you along time ago. I feel so much better today. I think the icing has also allowed me to take less pain medication too. Thanks again. I knew that you would know what you're talking about.." Dave J. , cyclist, skier.
Please contact me directly with any questions or scheduling inquiries you may have. In-home and virtual appointments also available outside of Oakland location.
6125 Medau Place, Oakland, California 94611, United States