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Dana Kernan, PT, DPT, ATC
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Manual Therapy Certified
Professional Yoga Therapist-Candidate
Welcome to Kernan Manual Physical Therapy! 
Dana has been practicing in healthcare since 1994 as a certified athletic trainer at Santa Clara University. After graduating from SCU with a B.S. in Biology, she continued coursework and became a certified athletic trainer where she worked with all athletes, specifically volleyball and baseball for six years. She went on to attend A.T. Still University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program to deepen her knowledge of rehabilitation and has been practicing in orthopedics and skilled rehabilitation for the last 14 years. She spent some of that time as a professor teaching at A.T. Still University, working closely with graduate students in their didactic work as well as creating and supporting them in their clinical experiences. She continues to remain active in teaching at the school as she loves facilitating growth in those who are new to the profession of physical therapy. 

Her specialties lie in her post graduate work of developing herself as a certified manual therapist  from University of St. Augustine in Florida. She received her APTA Board Certification in Orthopedics as a clinical specialist in 2014. She continues to advance her knowledge of treating patients with coursework through the Barral Institute's visceral, neural, vascular manipulation, and Upledger's craniosacral treatment. She has also gained new treatment strategies using Neuro Reset Therapy. In the last two years, Dana completed coursework through Professional Yoga Therapy Institute under Ginger Garner, which incorporates a yogic philosophy into rehabilitation, connecting mind and body.  Dana has extensive experience working with patients of all conditions from athletic injuries to chronic pain and patients with complex conditions. Given her 23 years of experience working with patients, colleagues and students, she has been able to develop the ability listen and communicate effectively in a caring manner. Collaboration in finding solutions to improving quality of life for any person she encounters is important to her practice and in her daily living. 

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