Interviewed by The Success Today – A Digital Webzine.
Could you tell us about yourself and your work?
Hello everyone. I am Roshani Parekh, founder/owner of Roshni’sPhysio-Advanced Physiotherapy, a fitness and rehabilitation clinic, in Surat. I graduated from Manipal University (MAHE) in 2008, and after completing my internship in 2009, I have been working diligently and tirelessly ever since.
I am a Reebok-certified fitness professional and a certified nutritionist too. I joined the Medical Centre in 2009 as Head of Department, Physiotherapy, and treated each and every patient with the knowledge, care, and passion for my profession. In 2012, I established my own clinic and worked part-time for seven years. After being married and after the delivery of my son, Dev, I went into postpartum depression for 4 months. I didn’t realize at that time that it was called depression. I gathered all my energy again and started my work again in 2015. I joined a day school for disabled kids in 2016 and it was the most life-changing decision of my life, professionally and personally. Those handicapped kids gave me the motivation to think and live positively without complaints.
Roshni’s Physio is my new venture and is founded with the idea of increasing awareness among each and every individual on the importance of good health and a positive lifestyle.
How do you and your service is helping society?
Physiotherapy is medicine-free, so it has only advantages. With correct guidance and exercise, anyone can get good physical health, which is a precursor to good mental health. As I see a lot of patients dealing with mental issues, pain, injury, diseases, and disorders, I always find a connection between mental and physical health. Physiotherapy deals with each and every disease and injury with lifetime advantages. Being a practicing physiotherapist, I deal with any individual with care, counseling, knowledge, and experience of particular treatments and help them bounce back into their lives with a positive outcome and overall wellness.
What is the USP of your work?
My USP at work is unique exercises that involve the same muscle groups with positivity and a lot of enthusiasm, which I can say is my USP of the work that I do. I treat with solutions rather than looking for the underlying cause of pain or injury. People are aware of the importance of exercise, particularly after COVID attacks, as physiotherapy has helped them recover from them. I treat my patients with the same enthusiasm as in the last 14 years of my practice. Roshni’s Physio has given the best treatment possible for various difficult cases, and I assure you that I will give the best treatment possible in the future too. I have expertise in hands-on therapies like dry needling, IASTM, and cupping therapy, which is highly recommended by patients nowadays, and give quick results and save the time and sessions of patients.
What is your vision and mission?
Apart from physiotherapy and physiotherapist, I am a fitness enthusiast and I strongly believe in good health that can eradicate many major issues and help in living a healthy and satisfying lifestyle. Our mission is to raise public awareness about the importance of making time for oneself during a period of battering. They have a busy schedule and they can’t find time for doing exercises, and they feel it’s an extra activity, especially for females who need more energy and good supplements with correct guidance of exercises to avoid any pain or posture problems.
What are your achievements in this industry?
In my professional career of 14 years, I have treated more than 0–15 thousand patients, including regional and international patients.
I love to treat pediatric patients through geriatric patients.
I have been awarded for “excellence in the field of physiotherapy, WOMEN ACHIEVER AWARD” by Surat municipal corporation in 2018; WEAA India Awards for Physiotherapy Excellence 2020; Outstanding physio women’s award, 2021; momentos and proud of honour for various seminars and conclaves; media coverage by eTV Gujarati and local news channels for treating international patients.
Does your work ever feel tedious to you? If so, how do you stay driven and motivated towards it?
My work is my worship.
• When I joined physiotherapy, I never thought that I would be in love and in the passion of doing n treating patients..by the end of the 4th year of my degree, I found myself in *6. Does your work ever feel tedious to you? If so, how do you stay driven and motivated towards
involved in treating patients with our honesty and dedication..smile and joy of patients after being treated and healed gave me a new boost and horizon to expand myself in the field of physiotherapy.
I would say I am a self-motivated person after being in clinical depression postpartum for 4 months..but that energy is inherent I can say that I have been gifted to work tirelessly by my mother ..work hard, stay focused and be dedicated.. the sky is a limit. I learn new things and I keep myself occupied in the learning process and that’s the way I drive myself to stay motivated.
What are your hobbies and specific interests other than your profession?
I love singing and dancing, and I enjoy them every day during the fitness sessions I take at my clinic. Gardening is another energy booster, and I love to spend time doing it. Shopping is a favorite pastime of mine, as it is for all women.
You have achieved so much in life. Any specific advice you’d like to share with our readers to help them grow in life?
Success is never gifted. You have to earn it in your life by investing your time, dedication, knowledge and, most importantly, passion towards your goals. No one in this world will come to you to work, be self-motivated.