A THERAPIST WITH A HEALING TOUCH – PRITHVI BALAJI
“Allow your passion to become your purpose and it will one day become your profession”.
Brilliant in academics Prithvi got an admission into Dental college, but she chose Physiotherapy, as she felt therapy had a direct and positive impact on the wellness of a patient and she could help rehabilitate them and get them back on their feet.
As a child she was fascinated when she saw marked improvement in the progress of the health of a close relative with Rehabilitation which initiated her interest in the field.
Prithvi has a clinical experience spanning almost 2 decades and has worked in world renowned hospitals as well as community settings. With her excellent clinical skills, exuberance and a friendly approach, she soon became a very sought-after therapist and well respected by her fellow professionals and doctor’s as well.
Prithvi, for me is one of the best therapists in Singapore, she has worked her magic upon me a couple of times and helped me feel better with her skills.
Her approach of looking at the body as a whole rather than focusing on the individual factors of an injury or a problem sets her apart. She not only uses Education, advice, Movement, exercise, manual therapy and other techniques but understands the emotional and psychological needs of the patient and handles them with sensitivity and tact. She’s empathetic yet encouraging and firm.
Physiotherapy can be quite strenuous for the therapist herself and Prithvi has had her share of tough patients going through certain illnesses who have bitten her, pulled at her necklace, kicked her or abused her but that taught her patience she says.
When I asked Prithvi what is it that keeps her driven?
She said, the drive to help someone get stronger by giving them the tools and guidance that they need to achieve their goals is what keeps her going.
She says, that as a physiotherapist, she’s not there to simply provide care and have patients depend upon her, instead she wants them to be independent and functional by themselves.
She humbly says, “I am an instrument that can help and encourage them along the way, the patients are essentially the key to their own successes”.
Massage or Physiotherapy?
For those who think that going for a massage would help rather than going to a Physiotherapist, one must understand that Massage therapy is commonly used for immediate relaxation of pain and muscle spasms, whereas physiotherapy is geared more towards rehabilitating muscle and joint function.
Prithvi says that she loves her profession because there is always a chance to learn new things and helping people. She believes that there is an infinite amount of opportunity and the profession is constantly developing. “You can change a person’s life”.
Physiotherapists help patients in every aspect of their existence, whether it be their health, confidence, or even overcoming obstacles that seemed insurmountable.
As a physiotherapist, you can inspire the people you come in contact with to live a healthier life and to persevere.
Every patient will become stronger in their own way. You can help them mentally, physically or in their everyday environment.
She says, true satisfaction is when the patient gets better and doesn’t need therapy anymore, he feels stronger and ready to take the world, that for her is success.
Prithvi can balance her professional life so well thanks to her supportive husband and son. She says their support has given her the wings to fly solo and start her own clinic “Absolute Physio Care”, A venture she started so she can reach out to as many people as possible.
Prithvi is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist from Klose Training, Lafeyette, CO, USA and is currently working on developing a cancer rehabilitation programme.
She is a highly skilled professional who enjoys working with clients requiring pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, Geriatric rehabilitation and lymphedema management.
She holds a full registration under the Allied Health Professional Council in Singapore.
She has been council member for Singapore Physiotherapy Association and currently is a serving member on the National Panel of the Transplant Ethics Committee.
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