BSc Physiotherapy, Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine, MBA
- Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- Back Pain
- Cauda Equine Syndrome
I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1997 from the National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (NIRTAR), India. My first job was in a Physiotherapy college, taking classes for Diploma in Physiotherapy students and also treating patients. I then moved to the prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. This is one of the three premier medical institutes under the Department of Health. I worked here as a Junior Physiotherapist in the outpatients’ physiotherapy department and also gained valuable experience in Paediatrics and the ICU. I also taught undergraduate physiotherapy students - delivering lectures, supervising practical ward rounds and helping them with their dissertations. It was during this period that I developed an interest in musculoskeletal conditions and orthopaedics.
I relocated to the UK in October 2003 and started working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the NHS up until 2011. I then worked for a private organisation as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist from 2011 until 2015. I undertook the Accredited Clinical Educator's course in 2005 and was a liaison between our physiotherapy department and second and third year undergraduate physiotherapy students from Oxford Brookes and Coventry University. I was the Team Lead for the Outpatient Physiotherapy Department from July 2014 until May 2015.
In October 2009, I took a career break to undertake a full time MBA from Henley Business School. As part of the curriculum, I undertook consultancy work for medium sized firms and non-profit organisations. My individual consultancy project was to examine the feasibility of Strategic Alliance between two NHS hospitals to develop an integrated specialist service pathway for non-traumatic spinal cord injury patients - resulting in a possible working partnership (as of end 2010).
Since December 2016 I am working as a Rehabilitation Case Manager and since July 2017 I am also employed as an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) / Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) with a complex case load of patients ranging from chronic pain to complex orthopaedic cases. I refer patients for various investigations like X-Ray, MRI, Ultrasound scans, nerve conduction studies and blood tests related to musculoskeletal conditions. I have successfully completed a Certificate in Injection Therapy course, which enables me to administer corticosteroid and local anaesthetic into soft tissue lesions and peripheral joints.
I accept instruction from both claimant and defendant solicitors and insurers. I have undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under Civil procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to expert witnesses.