The Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center Team
Sharmi Mukherjee - PT, MPT, DPT
Sharmi graduated with her bachelor's in physical therapy from India.
She then completed her master's in physical therapy from Loma Linda
University in 2003 and earned a doctorate of physical therapy from Northeastern
University in 2011. She is certified in vestibular rehabilitation by the
American Institute of Balance and has been working with patients with
dizziness, vertigo and post concussion symptoms. She has been practicing
as a physical therapist in the US since 2007 and enjoys her orthopedic
setting extremely, as it gives her a chance to practice her manual therapy
skills. Being an avid learner, she keeps the clinic updated with the latest
techniques in the orthopedic and sports therapy world.
In her spare time, Sharmi enjoys running, practicing yoga, learning new
dance styles and volunteering for different organizations. She also has
a master's in Indian classical dance.
Shelja Bansal - PT
Shelja Bansal is a physical therapist with five years of experience in
an outpatient therapy setting. She completed her bachelor’s degree
in physical therapy from India and is currently pursuing her doctorate
in physical therapy. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi.
She is a mother of two lovely boys. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming,
exercising and doing fun activities with her family.
Michael Ormonde PT, DPT
Michael graduated with a bachelor's of science degree in kinesiology
at San Diego State University. In May 2015, Michael earned his doctorate
of physical therapy (DPT) from California State University, Fresno. He
continues to develop his manual therapy skills at the clinic and through
continuing education courses; including certified in RockTape Functional
Movement Techniques (FMT).
Born at Washington Hospital and raised in Newark, Michael is eager to provide
quality orthopedic physical therapy to the community that helped bring him up.
Mike enjoys staying active and practicing a balanced lifestyle.
Melissa M. de Unamuno - MOT/L, HTC
Meilssa received her bachelor's degree in health sciences with minors
in kinesiology and biology from Cal State Hayward in 1999. In 2002, she
received her master's degree in occupational therapy (MOT) from Samuel
Merritt College after completing internships in both physical disability
and hand therapy settings. Melissa began working for Washington Outpatient
Rehabilitation Center in 2003, specializing in the treatment of orthopedic
injuries of the upper extremity (elbow to hand). Shortly thereafter, she
completed advanced practice certification in both hand therapy (HTC) and
physical agent modalities (PAM).
In her free time, she enjoys shopping, hiking and spending time with her
husband and two children.
Mark Neves - OTL, MS, HTC
Born and raised locally, Mark grew up attending school in Fremont and completed
his formal education with a master's degree in occupational therapy
in 2007 from San Jose State University. With nearly a decade of experience
working as an occupational therapist, he has had the privilege of serving
patients in a variety of settings including: acute care, skilled nursing,
pediatrics and, most prominently, hand therapy, having been certified
by the California Board of Occupational Therapy. He has been working in
Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center for more than eight years
now, specializing in treatment of injuries to the upper extremities.
Mark takes great pride in assisting individuals with their recovery process,
helping them restore their functional abilities and maximizing each client’s
quality of life.
Nelson Tumanda - PTA
Nelson Tumanda received his A.A. degree as a physical therapist assistant
at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA, where he graduated cum laude. He
has also earned a bachelor's of science in health science from California
State University, Fresno.
Nelson has been a Fremont resident since 1994, and has been a member of
the Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center staff since 2001.
Nelson enjoys an active lifestyle. He is an avid golfer, bicyclist, motorcyclist
and martial artist.