Diron Cassidy

PT, MPT, GCS (Owner)

Diron Cassidy, Vortex Physical Therapy and BalanceDiron Cassidy is a vestibular specialist with more than 15 years of experience. In addition to  successfully completing three of the APTA Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Courses, he stays on top of the latest advancements in vestibular and balance rehabilitation through advanced professional courses and events.

In addition to his clinical work, Diron has been an active member of the local CPTA chapter. He enjoys working with his team to develop their vestibular therapy expertise, and teaching students during their clinical rotations.

In his free time, Diron enjoys fishing and watching the San Jose Sharks and San Francisco Giants.

Professional Certifications and Competencies

  • Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy (2014)
  • Certified Clinical Instructor (2013)
  • APTA Competency Course on Vestibular Rehabilitation (2006)
  • APTA Competency Renewal on Vestibular Rehabilitation (2014)
  • APTA Competency Course on Cervicogenic Dizziness (2015)
  • PWR!Moves® certified therapist for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (2014)

Education

  • BS in Physiology, University of California at Davis
  • Master of Physical Therapy, California State University, Long Beach

 

Brittany (Davidson) Curry

PT, DPT

Brittany (Davidson) Curry has been with Vortex since August 2015. Her passion for treating neurological conditions started during her training at outpatient clinics in Colorado and Michigan, where she worked with individuals recovering from strokes and spinal cord injuries.

Since joining Vortex, Brittany has focused on specializing in vestibular and balance rehabilitation and she recently completed the APTA Competency Course on Vestibular Rehabilitation. She enjoys working with people to resolve their symptoms and get back to living an active life. Brittany continues to take advanced courses in vestibular and balance rehabilitation.

A native of San Jose, Brittany enjoys hiking, riding her beach cruiser, racing go-karts, and snowboarding.

 

Professional Certifications and Competencies

  • APTA Competency Course on Vestibular Rehabilitation (2018)

Education

  • BS in Kinesiology, San Diego State University, San Diego CA
  • DPT, University of Colorado, Denver CO

Rupali Vyas

PT, DPT, CEEAA

Rupali Vortex Physical TherapyRupali Vyas has been with Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance since July 2012. She regularly takes courses to increase her expertise in vestibular and geriatric therapy. Rupali has a special interest in helping seniors with Parkinson’s disease increase their movement and stay active.

Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Rupali worked for a neurology practice in Manhattan where she first treated vestibular disorders. She has also worked in both skilled nursing and long-term care settings and enjoys helping seniors lead better lives.

Outside of work, Rupali enjoys spending time with her young daughter and Bollywood dancing.

Professional Certifications and Competencies

  • Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA, 2016)
  • APTA Competency Course on Vestibular Rehabilitation (2015)
  • APTA Competency Course on Cervicogenic Dizziness (2015)
  • PWR!Moves® certified therapist for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (2014)

Education

  • BS in Physiotherapy, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Mumbai, India[hr]
  • DPT, MGH Institute of Health Sciences, Boston, MA

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Cara Cassidy

Office Manager

Cara Vortex Physical Therapy and BalanceCara Cassidy handles the daily management of the practice, which includes scheduling patient appointments, answering questions, coordinating with other medical offices, and insurance billing.

As the primary contact for the clinic, she is the point person for questions about our therapy program or vestibular therapy in general.

Cara leverages her background in communications and customer service to ensure a positive experience for everyone who walks into our clinic.

In her spare time, she loves to travel, read, foster kittens and spend time with her family.