Get to Know Your Practitioner: Dr. Riddhi Patel, PT, DPT

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation is proud to host 8th Grade interns from the Red Bank Charter School. One of our interns, Viridiana Cielo, interviewed one of our Shrewsbury physical therapists Riddhi Patel to find out more about Riddhi and what it’s like being a physical therapist!

Where are you from?

I’m from North Jersey

How long have you been a Physical Therapist?

I’ve been a Physical Therapist for 8 years.

What college did you attend?

I attended to the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

How many years of school did you complete to become a PT?

I took 6 years of college.

Did you always want to be a Physical Therapist?

I definitely always wanted to be in the health field.

What inspired you to be a Physical Therapist?

I like the idea of helping people move around, be active, and do sports.

What kind of things do you need to know in order to be a Physical Therapist?

I have to know anatomy, communication, and neurology.

What is one of the biggest challenge you had to face while learning Physical Therapy?

One of the biggest challenges I faced was putting together all the information I was learning and make sense out of it.

What type of things do you do on a daily basis?

I help people ease their pain and injuries. We deal with a lot of knee, back, and shoulder pain.

What are some things you have to be really careful about with Physical Therapy?

I have to be careful that I’m not causing pain or soreness for the patient.

What are some challenges you face being a Physical Therapist?

Some challenges I face are insurance limitations and patients’ time constraints when treating.

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