Our Staff

Our Physical Therapy Staff

We are a medicare rehab-certified agency that has been in business for over 30 years with a reputation for clinical excellence.

Our clinicians are dedicated to assisting our patients in achieving full functional recovery and a higher quality of life.  

Rumana Kasim Awan

Rumana is a first generation immigrant from Pakistan. She started CPTC in 1992 to provide hands-on quality individualized care in her new community in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2011, Rumana wanted to serve her own immigrant community in Hamtramck, knowing the importance of women-centered care.

Mihir Patel

Mihir is a first generation immigrant from India. After graduating from PT school in India, Mihir moved to the United States and completed a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology. He has interests in Manual Therapy Techniques and is always looking to expand his knowledge in musculoskeletal issues. Mihir understands diversity and has a passion to provide Physical Therapy to the immigrants of the area. 

Tahmina Rahman

Tahmina is a first generation immigrant from Bangladesh. She started at CPTC in 2015 immediately after graduating from Wayne State University with her doctorate in Physical Therapy. Tahmina was raised in Detroit, near bordering Hamtramck, so working with members of the community that CPTC serves brings her great joy. She is currently focusing on expanding her knowledge in the area of pelvic health so she can further assist the women in the community to improve their quality of life. 

Homa Saeidi

Homa is a first generation immigrant from Iran. She has over 14 years of job experience in the healthcare field, in both the USA and Iran, as a medical lab technologist and PTA. Homa’s passion for helping others is what drove her into becoming a PTA. She has always waited for the opportunity to serve people, specifically women, through a company that shares the same vision as hers to giving the best possible care to patients. Homa is delighted to be working for CPTC where she can share and utilize her skills, as well as learn new techniques from such knowledgeable co-workers. 

Emmi Lawless

Emmi graduated from Central Michigan University in 2018 with an Exercise Science: Kinesiology degree. She then graduated from Baker College in 2020 with an Associates degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. Emmi is an exercise focused therapist that specializes in postural weakness issues and orthopedic conditions. Emmi was born and raised in Michigan, in Metro Detroit. She enjoys attending Detroit City Soccer games in Hamtramck in her spare time, and trying new cultures food in the area. Emmi enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. 

Ali Bokhari

Ali received his Associates in Health Sciences at PSI, where he developed a lifelong interest in the scientific aspects of human movement. Following his undergraduate education, Ali worked as a PTA in various clinical settings, helping both adults and children to thrive through movement and exercise. One of his final clinical internships allowed him to train under orthopedic, neurological and cardiovascular board-certified specialists at UTMC. Outside of the clinic, Ali enjoys both playing and watching sports, hiking and reading books. 

Selma Pajic
Office Manager

Selma is a second-generation immigrant from Bosnia who started working at CPTC in 2018. She was born and raised in the Hamtramck/Detroit area and moved back following her graduation from Michigan State in order to give back to the community that shaped who she is.