User:Puja Gaikwad

About Me[edit | edit source]

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Dedicated and experienced Physiotherapist with three and a half years of clinical experience in evaluating and effectively managing patients of all age groups. I graduated from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India in 2017. Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment are my primary aim. My key areas of interest include injury prevention and management of various Musculoskeletal and Sports conditions. I particularly enjoy working on Prevention, load management, and return to sports with a view to assisting athletes or individuals in becoming self-sufficient with injury management.

Ready and qualified for the next stage in a successful career and looking forward to making a significant contribution as a “Physiotherapist.

Education[edit | edit source]

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.Th), Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India (2017)

Diploma in Football Medicine- FIFA (April 2020)

Experience[edit | edit source]

  • Clinical Physiotherapist at the HEAL Institute - Sports Medicine and High-Performance Center
  • Junior Physiotherapist at Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital
  • On-field Physiotherapist at various football and cricket events, Marathons, etc.

Areas of Expertise[edit | edit source]

  • Sports & Musculoskeletal Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Manual therapy
  • Functional Training
  • Pilates
  • Prehabilitation
  • Gait Analysis
  • Biomechanical/Postural Assessment
  • Injury Prevention Techniques
  • Ergonomic Assessment- workspace analysis.

Certifications[edit | edit source]

  • Neuromuscular Dry Needling
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Pilates- Gateway to core Stability
  • Advanced Bobath and Adult Hemiplegia
  • Advanced Cardiac Life support, ACLS
  • Orthopedic Physiotherapy Course, OPC
  • Strength & Conditioning Pre-Level 1 &2, World Rugby

Additional Coursework[edit | edit source]

  • Sports Medicine: Understanding Sports Injuries - International  Olympic Committee(IOC)
  • Foundations of Pain by Modern Pain Care (AZPTA Approved Course)
  • Pain Science and what you need to know - Clinical Athlete certified by ProCert (fsbpt)
  • Essential Elements of Running-Association of clinical Excellence
  • MAT online introductory module
  • Sports-Related concussion training certificate
  • Foundational Aquatic Therapy
  • An Evidence-Based Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Migraines in Adults in the Primary Care and General Neurology Setting by Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Exercise Physiology: The Body in motion- IOC
  • Absolute Speed- EXOs

Professional Affiliations[edit | edit source]

  • Registered Physiotherapist- Maharashtra state OTPT council
  • Member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist (MIAP)
  • Member of International Association of Neuroscience (MIAN)

Physiopedia Contribution[edit | edit source]

So far have written articles on Rock Climbing Injuries, Dancer's Tendonitis, Exercise-Associated Muscle Cramps, Concussion Prevention Strategies, Heat Illness in Sports, Cold-Related Injuries, Finger Dislocation, Spring Knee, Overtraining Syndrome, etc.

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