Saratoga

Therapydia Saratoga

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Whether you’re looking to recover from an injury, improve your athletic performance, or just make sure your mechanics are performing at the optimal level, we’re here to help you along your path to lifetime wellness.

  • One-on-one, hands-on treatments designed around your unique body and goals
  • Tailored exercise programs to improve movement and function
  • Pinpoint to the root cause of your condition for lasting pain relief

Contact Us

1821 Saratoga Ave. Suite 100
Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 882-3453
Fax: (408) 477-2326

Email: hello@therapydiasaratoga.com

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Our Team

  • Robert Lucente, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT Clinic Director

    Robert Lucente, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT

    Clinic Director

    Robert earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Combined Sciences from Santa Clara University (SCU) in 2005. While attending SCU he worked as a student athletic trainer in the sports medicine department where he gained his first exposure to rehabilitating orthopedic and sport injuries. This experience inspired him to pursue a career in physical therapy so he could expand his rehabilitation skills beyond athletics to the whole community.

    In 2008 Robert graduated from Mount St Mary’s College with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In 2013 Robert became board certified as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS). He has advanced training in manual therapy and in 2016 became a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Group. Robert has an extensive background in sports therapy as he was lead physical therapist for Santa Clara University Sports Medicine Department for nearly 10 years.

    Robert's motto; the difference between a good physical therapist and a great one is an individuals ability to connect with their patients. Robert takes pride in creating an atmosphere where you feel listened to, acknowledged and treated like family.

    Since family deserves the best, Robert is constantly reading the latest research and taking numerous continuing education classes to ensure his skill set remains elite and groundbreaking. In his spare time, Robert is a family man, soaking in as much time with his wife Karen and their two children Aria and Weston.

  • Christina Cherng, PT, DPT Physical Therapist

    Christina Cherng, PT, DPT

    Physical Therapist

    Christina graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Japanese. She then relocated to Japan, where she taught English for a time before returning to pursue higher education in physical therapy. She was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare by the many health-related challenges her grandfather experienced. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from from California State University (CSU) of Sacramento, where she focused on early-intervention and rehabilitation for the pediatric population. After graduating, she returned to the South Bay area to practice. She has experience in pediatric early-intervention and rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, and has treated individuals with a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Her familiarity in communicating with individuals of varying cultural backgrounds allows her to connect with her patients.

    In her spare time, Christina enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her friends and family. In addition to English, she also speaks Mandarin and Japanese fluently.

  • Courtney Sullivan, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS Physical Therapist

    Courtney Sullivan, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS

    Physical Therapist

    Courtney graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 2008 where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology. She graduated from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in 2013 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Courtney is passionate about helping people achieve their movement goals, from seemingly straightforward tasks such as standing or walking, to more complex movements required for high level athletics. Her background of competitive gymnastics and cheerleading has allowed her to understand dedication and teamwork. She has experience in pediatrics (specializing in neurological and developmental cases), orthopedics, geriatrics, and working with all ages and ability levels. She is interested in women's health, and currently pursuing continuing education for Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization through the Prague Institute. Courtney earned her Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine, and she is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. A Bay Area native, Courtney enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with her family (preferably at the beach or cooking in the kitchen). She maintains her wellness through weight lifting, running, yoga, and gratitude.

  • Aaron Garcia Office Manager

    Aaron Garcia

    Office Manager

    Bio coming soon.

  • Gennifer Schroeder

    Office Coordinator

    Gennifer's first love is physical therapy, but customer service is where she thrives. She pursued a kinesiology degree at San Francisco State University, where she discovered a love of biomechanics and the great capacity of the body to heal after injury. Gennifer has the unique position of having been on both sides of the desk, starting her relationship with Therapydia as a patient. She knows first-hand how critical it is for both patient and doctor to be open to new ideas and techniques. Gennifer knows three languages, and welcomes the opportunity to practice her German and American Sign Language whenever possible. She is an avid traveler and foodie, and loves to explore the world's cultures and cuisines. When she's not behind the desk, you can find her crafting at home, working her dog Mikka through her paces, hiking in a local county park, or singing soprano with the Santa Clara Chorale.

Services

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Sport Rehab

Sport Rehab & Performance Training

Run Analysis

Pre & Post-Partum Physical Therapy

annual pt assessment

Annual PT Assessment

run assessment

Run Assessment

Am I Covered?

At Therapydia, we offer a personalized, one-on-one treatment philosophy with physical therapists who will keep your long-term wellness at the forefront of their minds throughout your entire recovery. The boutique environment at our clinic offers a casual and comfortable setting for you to reach your unique goals, whatever they may be—improving mobility, reducing pain, restoring function, or preventing injury.

California is a Direct Access State, meaning you are not required to see a physician prior to seeing a physical therapist for an examination and treatment. This means you can save time and money and get immediate treatment by seeing a physical therapist first.

It’s important not to feel limited when it comes to finding the right physical therapy clinic for your treatment. We know that many roadblocks exist when it comes to choosing the right physical therapist, insurance benefits that are difficult to understand being one of them. At Therapydia, we’ll happily help you to understand your coverage before you begin treatment so that there are no surprises. For those who don’t have insurance or prefer to pay out of pocket, we accept cash payments as well. So now, the burning question:

Do you take my insurance?

Yes, we accept Blue Shield of California and Medicare. We also accept Workers’ Comp, Auto Claims, HSA, FSA, and cash-based payments.

My insurance provider isn’t listed there. Can I still receive treatment at Therapydia?

Absolutely! If your insurance provider is out-of-network, that only means that we don’t have a specific, pre-negotiated contract with them. Fortunately, most insurance companies offer out-of-network benefits which very often cover a significant portion of your treatment costs, although the percentage may differ compared to a provider that is in-network. We know that maneuvering through your physical therapy benefits can be confusing, but we’re here to help (seriously, we do this all day). We’re happy to call your insurance company on your behalf to help you figure it out. We’ll also help you submit a claim form to your insurance in order to receive reimbursement.

Why is Therapydia an out-of-network provider?

By choosing to work with us, you’ll receive one-on-one treatments with a physical therapist for the entire duration of your treatment. We are proud to offer a high level of care customized to your goals and needs because we know that quality care delivered in a thoughtful manner will help you get better, faster. While other in-network clinics may utilize a “shared treatment” approach—seeing multiple patients at once, passing off patients to aides or assistants, etc.—Therapydia embodies a different philosophy of care. We believe that individual attention with a physical therapist is the fastest route to an efficient recovery.

Am I responsible for a copay at the time of visit?

Coverage under each plan varies significantly but we can contact your insurance provider prior to your first visit to see what your benefits include. It’s possible that you’ll be responsible for a copay—a set amount each visit that you pay in addition to what your insurance pays—or a coinsurance amount. Either way, we’ll let you know.

What is coinsurance?

Depending on your coverage (not applicable to everyone), coinsurance is your share of the costs of a health care service, not due at the time of service but billed later. It’s a percentage that kicks in after you’ve reached your plan’s deductible. Ex: Your insurance might pay 80% and you would be responsible for 20%.

What is a deductible?

An insurance deductible is the amount of money that your insurance provider sets that you have to meet or exceed before it will start covering your services. For example: If your deductible is $500, you have to spend $500 of your own dollars before they cover any of your expenses. Until you meet that deductible, you’re responsible for the full price of your visit.

If you have any insurance questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call to ask! As mentioned above, we’re happy to help you understand your coverage before you begin treatment so that there are no surprises. We don’t want you to worry about anything besides beginning your path to lifetime wellness!

Reviews

  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
    Robert is the best physical therapist I have had the opportunity to work with! He is extremely knowledgable and personable.

    - Lou 

  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
    Shanice is outstanding! I deliberately followed her to Therapydia, if I need PT again, I will look for Shanice.

    - Judith

  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
    Rob knows what he is talking about, he targets the root of the problem more so than other PTs!

    - Brianna 

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  • Saturday

    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

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