About PPTS Ann Arbor Center
Ann Arbor, Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists, located on Washtenaw Avenue, brings the latest in rehabilitation knowledge and experience to this charming community.
The state-of-the-art center is equipped with all the latest technology required to meet your rehabilitation needs. Stationary bikes, treadmills, total gyms, free weights, and more are at you and your physical therapist’s disposal to reach your optimal performance.
The team at PPTS Ann Arbor is here to service all of your outpatient needs. From orthopedics and sports injuries to joint replacement and industrial rehabilitation; pediatrics to geriatrics, we want to be a part of your rehab team. Our center director, Gagandeep Cheema, and the staff at PPTS Ann Arbor will work together with you and your physician to create a therapy program based on your goals to optimize your recovery.
We will implement the latest treatments based on comprehensive research and the newest information available in the field of rehabilitation to maximize your experience, satisfaction, and results.
Ann Arbor Center Director
Gagandeep Cheema, PT, DPT, FAFS, FMR completed her bachelor’s degree of Physical Therapy from India in 2006. Later, she moved to the US in 2007 and started to work in an orthopedic outpatient facility in New York. She received her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012 from Dominican College in Blauvelt, New York. Gagan moved to Michigan in 2014 and has been working with Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists since 2015 at the Plymouth location.
Gagan advanced her knowledge by taking continuing education courses in orthopedics including Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Applied Functional Science. She uses a wide variety of manual therapy skills including: Joint and Soft tissue mobilization, Strain-CounterStrain positioning, muscle energy techniques and the Mckenzie method. She also specializes in treating vertigo, balance disorders and vestibular system problems. Furthermore, she has attended numerous continuing educational courses on orthopedic and sports related injuries.
Gagan enjoys working with a wide variety of age groups, including collegiate and high school athletes. She also enjoys working with seniors to help improve their quality of life. She believes in patients’ active participation in their treatment, and she believes it is the key to their success in rehabilitation.
Gagan serves as a clinical instructor for various universities including University of Michigan, North Western university, Central Michigan University, University of Mississippi and many more throughout the United States. She has dedication and passion in educating the future physical therapists who will impact the field.
Gagan is an active member of the American Physical therapy Association (APTA). She is also a fellow of Applied Functional Science (AFS) and believes in the unique approach that uses the collaboration of the physical, biological and behavioral science used to treat patients as a whole.
In her spare time, she likes to enjoy time with her two children and her husband.
David Oliver, PT, OCS, Dip. MDT received his degree from the University of Bradford, School of Physiotherapy in the United Kingdom in 1993. After working for several years in the United Kingdom, he move to Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Mr Oliver attained his Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through The McKenzie Institute International in 2003.
Mr Oliver was appointed Teaching Faculty by The McKenzie Institute in 2005 and was appointed Senior Faculty for the Institutes US Branch in 2013.
Dave also completed the American Physical Therapy Associations ‘Orthopedic Clinical Specialist’ (OCS) program in 2018.
In addition to his Institute teaching responsibilities, Dave sits on The McKenzie Institute’s Exam Review Committee and faculty mentoring program.
Dave has been active in research related to the McKenzie Method and has had the opportunity to present at several MDT Conferences of the Americas (2010-2018) and International Conferences in MDT (2009 & 2012).
Dave is currently in full time clinical practice at Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists in Ann Arbor, MI. He’s an avid golfer who enjoys spending family time with his wife and two daughters. Dave has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2004.