Manisha loves taking care of patients and restoring their functionality, no matter their age or the challenge they face. From acute to chronic dysfunctions, and newborns (Torticollis) to seniors, she shares in the victory of a healed patient and has for her more than 30 years as a physical therapist.
Manisha strongly believes in learning new techniques to help her patients. She is committed to continuing education, including when it comes to manual techniques such as Integrative Manual Therapy, Fascial Counterstrain, Muscle energy, and the McKenzie techniques for spine.
She and her colleagues at Ortho PT of NOVA are among an elite group of physical therapists nationwide receiving mastery level instruction in a groundbreaking area of physical therapy known as Counterstrain. This treatment involves gentle, but very profound manual techniques that treat the root causes of dysfunctions, not just the symptoms. Manisha is training with the Jones Institute and the Counterstrain Academy.
Manisha was introduced to the field of physical therapy by her brother during high school and she has never looked back. She graduated with Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from M.S. University of Vadodara in India.
She loves to spend time with her husband, going for walks, cooking and reading. Besides English she is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati and Urdu.
Continuing Education (selected): Muscle Energy Techniques for spine, upper and lower extremities; Myofascial Release Techniques; Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar Spine-McKenzie Approach; Evaluation and treatment of Neural Tissue in disorders of the Neuromusculoskeletal System; Evaluation and Mobilisation of the Spine-Paris Techniques; Visceral Mobilization; Integrated Manual Therapy coursework; Core Zero Balancing; Vestibular Rehabilitation.