Work and sports are two of life’s most dominant themes. Unfortunately, they often have a big downside: injuries. However, the good news is, people like Priyanka Jariwala PT, MS are using physical therapy to counter the impact of these injuries on lives and careers. “People often say I go to great lengths to help others. I take that as a compliment,” she says.
Priyanka is an expert in orthopedics, sports-related injuries, human kinesiology, and musculoskeletal therapy. She is trained to detect small irregularities in a person’s movement and target the tissues that are producing the anomalies using a technique called Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA).
Her work helps people who are recovering from illnesses, or injuries, regain their previous level of function. One of her former clients is a 26-year old recreational skier. A skiing accident had resulted in a torn ACL, a torn lateral meniscus, and a fracture of one of the knee bones. After consulting the doctors, he underwent reconstructive surgery for the knee.
Once the surgical procedure was over, the skier reached out to Priyanka at Performance Rehabilitation for help with his recovery. Priyanka then took him through a 10-month intensive rehabilitation program and helped him regain his strength and mobility. “My knee felt great after all 3 days of skiing,” he said. It is not just him; many other former patients have a similar story to tell.
Priyanka’s workplace, Performance Rehabilitation, is a physical therapy clinic based in Yonkers, New York. The clinic provides a wide range of therapeutic services to clients. Perhaps their main attribute is the fact that they do not have a waiting list. They schedule patients within 1 to 3 days of booking in order to avoid overcrowding.
With Priyanka’s help, Performance Rehabilitation is making a real impact and earning widespread recognition. In 2021, the clinic was named the Best Physical Therapy Clinic In Yonkers by Expertise.com.
“I am not slowing down anytime soon,” she reveals. “If people need a hand, I will be there to lend it. I was raised to believe good begets good. While I am not one for cliches, my instinct is to be the difference I want to see in the world.”
Priyanka’s colleagues have described her as motivated, client-focused, and caring. That explains why she earned a spot on ThreeBestRated’s list of Top 3 Physical Therapists in Yonkers. “Honestly, I felt honored and humbled to make that list,” she remembers. “I will always give this job my 100%. I feel my clients deserve that much.”
On the significance of the physical therapy industry, Priyanka believes it has a lot to offer society. “I feel it is an important part of healthcare. I think physical therapists, in general, play a huge role in the daily lives of their patients. That is why I am eager to participate in more education programs to promote the profession and share the importance of the work that we do. I would also like to be a part of an outreach program to spread awareness about common conditions which can benefit from a successful physical therapy rehabilitation.”
Priyanka believes her settling on a career in physical therapy was a good decision. “Whenever I get back home from work, I reflect on the events of the day. It is rewarding to be a part of someone’s recovery process. My patients make me feel appreciated for the work I do and it is nice to know that it has a positive influence on their lives. It does not get better than this.”
For more information on Performance Rehabilitation, including how physical therapy works and how you can invest in the company, please see https://www.performancerehabny.com/.