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Manisha Patel PT, MS

In 2001, Manisha Patel received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in Buffalo, NY. Manisha, originally from Toronto, Canada, decided after graduation to stay in the US, and because of her love of traveling, Manisha began her career practicing as a travel physical therapist all over the country. Her work brought her to New York City, Pittsburgh, and Hawaii, before settling in the beautiful city of Chicago. Manisha has practiced in many physical therapy settings including pediatrics, acute, and long term care facilities, and has treated both simple, and complex neurological and orthopedic injuries. However, over the last 15 years, Manisha has spent her time primarily in outpatient orthopedics. Manisha strives to help patients to identify the TRUE source of their pain and/or injury, and to help them achieve their ultimate goals.


Manisha understands that medical education is an ongoing process, and has continued to supplement her formal education with continuing education courses that include:

  • McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment of Lumbar, Thoracic, Cervical Spine

  • McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Joints

  • Maitland Therapy of the Spine and Peripheral Joints

  • Mulligan Manual Therapy Concept of Upper & Lower Quarter

  • The Evaluation, Treatment and Management of Temporomandibular Disorders, Craniofacial Pain and Orofacial Pain

  • Cervical Spine Examination Evaluation and Intervention: A Neuromechanical Perspective

  • Treatment of Common Extremity Dysfunction through Mobilization

  • Myofascial Release

  • Pain Management and Graded Motor Imagery

  • Mobilization of the Nervous System (D. Butler)

  • Therapeutic taping techniques

  • Treatment and Management of SI Joint Dysfunction

  • An Introduction to Vestibular Dysfunction

  • Pelvic Floor Function and Dysfunction

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Examination & Intervention Strategies

  • Kinetic Chain Evaluation and functional Exercise Approaches

Manisha is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.


Manisha loves Chicago and takes advantage of all things big city making it her home away from home, though she can still be caught saying “about, oot or eh?” In her free time, Manisha loves to travel the world experiencing new and different cultures, spending time with her friends and family, cooking, learning and recreating dishes from around the world, especially Italian and Indian.