It is your second innings with the Indian Hockey Team & second Olympics as well. How does it feel? - I have always taken pride in being a physiotherapist, and also representing the National team, as a physiotherapist. I believe I have the best job in the world, which allows me to combine my passion for physiotherapy, with my interest in sports. Working with the Indian Hockey team, close to a decade now has allowed me to develop a close bonding with the team and the players. It is also satisfying and heartening to have witnessed the consistent progress we have made as a team. As a Sports Physiotherapist, it has always been the biggest dream for me to represent the Nation at the Olympic Games. And having witnessed two Olympic Games is indeed an honor and a privilege. I feel extremely blessed.
Your message to physio's and our readers?- For any budding physiotherapist who aspires to be a sports physio, I can guarantee that there is no greater extravaganza, in the field of Sports than the Olympic games. The road would be tough, the path could be rugged and long and shall require lot of sacrifices personally, professionally as well as emotionally, but finally achieving this feat could be the most satisfying moment of the life. Having walked the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics at the legendary Maracana stadium, and to having witnessed the top athletes from around the World, along with meeting some leading sports medicine practitioners, and to represent the country at the World’ biggest platform for Sports, has been simply been the highest point of my life. I send across best wishes to all the physiotherapists and readers. “Dream big, and have courage to follow them”.
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