A California native – raised Nebraskan, Hemisha was an athlete throughout her high school years competing in tennis, cross country, track and basketball. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Medicine from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she gained hands-on experience working with acute and chronic sports injuries with Division 1 athletes. She worked with Nebraska softball, football, track and field, men’s gymnastics and women’s swim and dive teams. She spent a full year with men’s gymnastics, where she gained knowledge on treatment approaches and application of therapeutic exercise and modalities to a uniquely hypermobile population. She also taught strength and conditioning electives, emphasizing the fundamentals and biomechanics of the squat, bench press and deadlift while educating students on basic programming for weight training. After graduation, Hemisha earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska in 2022.
Hemisha’s passion for physical therapy began during her undergraduate career as an athletic training student, where she found a desire to provide empathy, compassion, and encouragement to her athletes during their rehabilitation process. Throughout her journey to obtain her Athletic Training degree, she knew she wanted to focus on the scientific principles and analytical thinking behind rehabilitation. She strives to empower and encourage others to live a life with a profound appreciation for the strongest drug on the planet – human movement.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including the Nebraska chapter. She is also a Certified Athletic Trainer, and has worked with club soccer teams in Scottsdale, Arizona.
During her free time, Hemisha enjoys all things active like lifting weights, running, tennis, hiking and exploring National Parks. She is also huge foodie and loves to cook, but would take tasty queso over any 5-star dish. Additionally, she loves spending time with her family and best friends, including being an auntie to her sister’s dog Luna.