According to Mahatma Gandhi: “it is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” Thomas Carlyle also says: “he who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” If these sentiments are true, and they do appear so, it stands to reason that it is imperative to make your health your number one priority. One way to make sure of that is to add physical therapy to your rehabilitation process after an injury or surgery. Priyanka Jariwala PT, MS, combines her knowledge of human kinesiology, and musculoskeletal physical therapy into a solution that eases pain, recovers function and restores range of motion in her patients.
“My superpower is putting smiles on faces. It is gratifying to see a client happy as they make progress with the rehabilitation program,” she notes.
She helps people who are recovering from an illness or injury 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 place of practice, 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. 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 clarifies that physical therapy does not replace traditional medical treatment; it only speeds up function recovery and rehabilitation. “In many ways, physical therapy perfectly complements conventional medical treatment. If you have been through any surgery or injuries that require rehabilitation, adding the two treatment methods can be the best decision you ever made,” she explains.
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/.