Licensed Clinical Staff at Manassas

  • Swati Buch, MPT

    Swati completed her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh with a specialization in Neuromuscular PT in 2015. She received her Bachelors degree from Sancheti Institute in India. She has worked with patients suffering from Neurological disorders to Musculoskeletal injuries and Heart Diseases. She has experience in treating a wide spectrum of population including, older adults, working individuals, young athletes and neonates. She has been certified in Kinesio taping. Swati believes in evaluating her patients to find the root of the injury and follow throughout the plan of care to provide an overall challenging rehab protocol to help them reach their prior level of function. She is a dance enthusiast and tries to merge physical therapy protocols with innovative ideas to help her patients achieve their goals. Swati hopes to further her education by taking courses specializing in manual therapy and return to sport.

  • Najwa Wallschlaeger, OTR/L, Certified Hand Therapist

    Najwa is a certified hand therapist and a licensed and registered occupational therapist at Alliance Physical Therapy's Manassas location. Najwa completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa in 1994. She went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 1996 from the University of Indianapolis in Indiana. She began her career in Lynchburg, VA working in inpatient acute hospital and rehabilitation settings. During that time she discovered her passion for hand therapy and transitioned into an outpatient practice. Najwa pursued her interest in hand specialty through a mentorship at the Indiana Hand Center and in 2002 established a hand clinic in Lynchburg. Najwa earned her Certification in Hand Therapy in 2006. She brings 20 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists. She is current with hand therapy practice trends and has become known for quality care and professionalism. Najwa lives in our area with her husband and two children, and enjoys hiking, running, cooking and piano.

  • Kirsten Yarwood, DPT

    Kirsten grew up in the Northern VA area and always hoped to come back following school. She graduated from Elon University in 2010 with a degree in Exercise Sport Science and went on to graduate school at Shenandoah University, where she graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013. Kirsten hopes to further her education by taking a wide range of continuing education classes that focus on manual therapy, neurological rehab, and return to sport.

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