Shivani Bharuka is a registered member of the Health and Care Professional Council in the UK and specialises in treating musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries. She has served as a physiotherapy intern following her undergraduate studies following which she worked as a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist in India for over 3 years.
Shivani obtained her MSc degree in Musculoskeletal Sports Science and Health from Loughborough University and passed meritoriously in 2022. Prior to that, she achieved a degree in Bachelor of Physical Therapy from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in February 2018. Following this, she worked at Kinspire Sports Clinic, Mumbai (2018-2020).
During her undergraduate years, Shivani worked as a physiotherapy intern at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai. Here she explored and developed the professional practices in musculoskeletal, neurological, cardio-respiratory and community-based rehabilitation OPD’s as well as IPD’s. Shivani then volunteered at a private clinic as Junior physiotherapist for six months mainly attending to musculoskeletal cases. Here she learned and perfected her manual therapy skills under the expertise of her mentor.
Shivani joined Kinspire Sports Clinic in September 2018, and further widened the scope of her practice as she managed musculoskeletal disorders in the clinical setup and also traveled as a sports physiotherapist. During this period, she served as an on-field therapist for Marathons, Badminton tournaments, Crossfit events and so on. This enabled her to constantly keep up-to-date with the recent practices in her field and provide the service users with an evidence-based and patient-centered approach. Shivani was honored to work as a personal therapist to an Indian Olympic Weightlifter at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala in 2019. She worked as a part of the National Weightlifting team for a year towards their preparation for Tokyo 2020 and contributed to the success of Mirabai Chanu as she bagged a silver medal at the Olympics.