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Archana Vatwani, PT, DPT, MBA, AIB-CCON, CLWT

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
(954)-262-1883 avatwani@nova.edu

Education

Dr. Vatwani received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Catherine University in 2002. She graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2006. From 2009-2010, she took graduate business courses at the Johns Hopkins University and graduated with her Masters of Business Administration from Holy Family University in 2012.

Certifications

Dr. Vatwani is concussion certified (AIB-CCON) from the American Institute of Balance, certified lymphedema and wound care therapist (CLWT) from the International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training Institute . In addition, she also has an advanced cardiovascular life support certification from the American Heart Association.

Teaching

Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Courses:

Integumentary PT, Cardiovascular Pulmonary PT, Systems Management II, Essentials of Exercise Physiology, Applied Clinical Decision Making.

Dr. Vatwani is the course leader for Cardiovascular Pulmonary PT and Systems Management II 
Scholarly Activities and Interests

Dr. Vatwani’s scholarly interests include Left Ventricular Assistive Device ( LVAD) patients, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and physical therapy management in acute care. Additional interests include early mobility in ICU’s, effectiveness of ergonomics in graduate students and diversity and inclusion in healthcare. 

Areas of Practice

Dr. Vatwani’s primary area of clinical practice is acute care PT, specifically cardiovascular and pulmonary PT.

Professional Activity Summary

Dr. Vatwani is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member and is a current member of the education, acute care, cardiovascular and pulmonary and geriatric sections of the APTA.  She is also a current member of the World Stroke Organization, Movement Disorder Society and International Society for Evidence-Based Practice. 

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