As an experienced clinician and physical therapist, Rushi Shahiwala brings his expertise in sports performance and rehabilitation to NYCPT. Rushi is an adjunct professor for Columbia University, and has a special interest and experience in treating golf and tennis injuries, hip injuries and cervical headaches. He is affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) as an advanced hip clinician.
Trained in the Active Release Technique (ART), Rushi has more than 14 years of experience working with athletes and helping them overcome injury. In his native India, Rushi taught a course on a multidimensional approach to treat soft tissue dysfunction, headaches, shoulder and hip rehabilitation courses through the Indian association of Physiotherapy and Parul University.
Rushi is dedicated to promoting the healing process in his patients in order for them to maximize their quality of life. He has a strong background in manual therapy and uses the following approaches: Induction and Myofascial Release, Function Soft Tissue Release and assisted Active Release, Mackenzie method, Mulligan mobilization, Maitland-Cyriax approach for mobilization-manipulation, Kinesio Taping – Therapeutic taping, MET (muscle energy), Strain-counterstrain (Positional Release), and Pilates based core strengthening. Rushi is currently working on his certification of “visceral manipulation” through Barral institute.