In 2001, Manisha Patel received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in Buffalo, NY. Manisha, originally for 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 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
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.