Mohammed Altemawi, DPT
At 13 years old, Mohammed fractured his forearm during a soccer game. He went through a long, successful journey of physical therapy that restored the function of his wrist and hand. This experience inspired Mohammed to become a Physical Therapist. He has a scar on his left forearm reminding him to take care of each patient he treats.
Mohammed graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from a well-respected higher education institution in Saudi Arabia, King Saud University. He went on to earn his Master’s and Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University and Touro College, respectively. Since graduating, Mohammed has pursued specialized manual therapy courses including Mulligan’s concepts of manual therapy and courses from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Mohammed has completed a series of intensive courses focused on the rehabilitation of patients with neurologic diseases such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebellar disorders, and balance impairments. He is currently pursuing advanced certification programs in geriatric rehabilitation from American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and LSVT BIG certification, an effective treatment to help people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.
Mohammed brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience to help his patients achieve their therapy goals. He has practiced in various settings including inpatient post-surgical rehabilitation and medical units, acute care units, outpatient practices, skilled nursing home and assisted living facilities, and home health care. Mohammed’s philosophy follows a patient-centered care approach; this comprehensive approach allows him to better serve his patients as he considers all contributing factors to the patient’s lifestyle such as personal, spiritual, socioeconomic, and environmental aspects. Mohammed is dedicated to offering the best of his knowledge and hands-on skills to help his patients overcome their pain, physical impairments, and improve their quality of life.
Mohammed enjoys playing basketball, reading, and brewing coffee in the early morning hours of the weekdays. On weekends, he enjoys cooking, hiking the trails of the tri-state area, visiting NYC museums and Broadway shows, or walking along the Hudson River walkways. Mohammed also volunteers to provide online consultation and education for selected patient cases in his home country of Saudi Arabia.