1. Tell us how you got interested in Physiotherapy?
I was very keen in medical science; I started my Physiotherapy journey randomly. I was in sports and as I explored about Sports Physiotherapy, I wanted to become one and do something for the Indian sports and country. My aim was set to become an on field Physiotherapist as I enjoyed doing that and help the sportspersons.
2. Please tell us about your journey till entering Wrestling?
During my Master's I used to do my internship at various SAI stadiums and picking up small endeavors so that I can learn things from them. Before entering wrestling, I worked in U16 SAI team camps got selected in Olympic Gold Quest and ISL on the same day. It was very difficult for me to choose one as it was like my dreams becoming true. So, I choose OGQ as I myself have a dream of winning Olympic medal, and now it was an opportunity of being a part of that process that’s how I ended up in wrestling.
3. You have worked with so many Olympians. How will you describe your experience?
It is great always to work with a top-class athletes in India. I have worked with Sushil Kumar, Bajrang, Ravi, Deepak and many more and I tell you, they all are so good, you always feel like working with your colleague. They all are so good in there game, which makes my work easier with them. They have given me so many reasons to celebrate by winning medals, be it Ravi silver Olympic medalist Bajrang Asian games gold medalist. All have brought glory to India.
4. What are the key protocols you follow while Physiotherapeutic training of Wrestlers as to prevent Injuries?
Wrestling is a contact sports and there are injuries happening at any point. Some are controllable but some are not in your hand. So, we do focus during their training and work on the weak link in their body. I usually take care of their fitness during the practice time so that we have to give very less time to injury. Otherwise then have to go through rehab process and the training is hampered for them. So, the main funda is to keep the athlete fit by prehab and avoid injuries.
5. Who has been your favorite Olympian to work with?
Can't name one, all are my favorite. I have enjoyed with each one of them and share a very special bond with them, on-field and off field both. Best thing is to enjoy your work and everything will be good.
6. What message would you like to give to the budding Physios.
Never stop from working hard, each one can achieve what they what. Have a self-belief and confidence inside you and never fear from obstacles. Also never stop from learning, this is an ongoing process. If I have been a part of Olympic medalist, I am still learning from anyone I can learn anything be it a player, or any physio or any medical practitioner. So, give your best always and have passion for country to achieve something.