Dipika Shah

Dipika has a Master’s degree in Neuro-Pediatrics, completed her PhD in Pediatric Physiotherapy in 2018, and was Assistant Professor and in charge of the Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy in Charusat University in India. Over the years, she has taken part in numerous speaking engagements and has presented her research on a global level. She has worked with children with developmental delays of various age groups in schools, outpatient clinics and in the community, as well as guided other physiotherapists with their treatment approach. Her therapeutic toolbox comprises of Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Sensory Integration, and Myofacial Release Therapy (MFR) approaches, which enabled her to strategize the treatment and progress of her patients. Dipika was also involved in training of Indian Paralympics athletes, children participating in other national level sports events, and provided therapeutic community outreach services to two orphanages. Since moving to Canada and starting at SMILE, Dipika has obtained her Level C Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) certification, a technique which stimulates neuroplasticity and thereby facilitating new neuronal connections linked to the achievement of motor milestones. On a personal front, she likes sketching and reading, exploring nature through hikes, and camping with her family. 

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