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Preeti Deshpande Oza, PT, PhD

Role(s) in Programs

Clinical Mentor

Curriculum Committee

Coordinator Community Engagement Project

Education & Training

Master of Physiotherapy, University of Mumbai – Mumbai, India

Doctor of Physical Therapy & Rehab. Science, The University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA

Kaiser Permanente Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency – Redwood City, CA


Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Matter of Balance- Master Trainer Certification

Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR) Certified Instructor


Preeti Oza received Bachelor and Master of Science in Physiotherapy from University of Mumbai, India and PhD in Rehabilitation Science from The University of Iowa, USA. She graduated from the Kaiser Permanente Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency in 2013 and is a board certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. Dr. Oza teaches Neuromuscular Physical Therapy, Motor Control, Psychosocial aspects of Illnesses and Research Writing in the DPT program at University of the Pacific. At University of the Pacific, she has completed research projects in teaching and learning, physiology of muscle control and exercise programs for individuals with neurologic disorders. Preeti serves as the Coordinator of Community Engagement Projects for all programs in RSE and as a faculty/clinical mentor to residents in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California neurologic physical therapy residency program. With the physical therapy residents, Preeti has completed knowledge translation projects and explored the benefits of tele-mentoring. She has presented her research at several local and national conferences. She serves on California Physical Therapy Association’s research council and continuing education committee. She continues to work with clients with neurologic conditions in Kaiser Permanente’s outpatient rehabilitation clinic at Dublin CA. Dr. Oza is also engaged in community exercise programs such as Matter of Balance, to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Preeti is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor (ACCI) Level I.

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