Mukta Chauhan, PT, DPT, OCS, WCS
Tell us about yourself – your expertise, practice, and area of research
I bring over 10 years of experience in Manual Physical Therapy and am one of the few physical therapists in the country with a double board certification in orthopedics (OCS) and women’s health (WCS). I am a firm believer in addressing health from a bio-psycho-social perspective because we aren’t just our tissues. The whole person is at the center of my practice. Committed to living the philosophy of using holistic approach for the treatment of my patients, I have spent last several years fortifying my foundations in Pain Science, Pelvic Health, and Orthopedics, through a combination of learning from industry stalwarts and training from the eminent institutions (Herman and Wallace, APTA, Barral Institute, IPA, to name a few). I routinely mentor students and regularly participate in community education to raise awareness about pelvic health.
Where do you currently practice? What type of patients do you treat?
I currently practice in Manhattan where I see patients with various pelvic floor dysfunctions, bladder & bowel dysfunctions, pelvic pain, and people during pregnancy & post-partum. Because of my specialized training, i understand the delicate interplay between neurophysiology, biomechanics, musculoskeletal, fascial and organ systems and their combined contribution to a person’s overall wellbeing. I am a firm believer in addressing health from a bio-psycho-social perspective because we aren’t just our tissues. The whole person is at the center of my practice. My extensive training provides me a unique opportunity to create an individualized treatment program for the most optimal outcome for my patients.
Where did you complete your training?
I graduated from PT program in Delhi, India and moved to the US in 2009 to further my education. I completed my doctorate from Utica College and after a few years of practice began an advanced training program in manual therapy at the renowned institute of physical art (IPA) in 2015. I then completed APTA Certification of Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2017 & APTA Certification of Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) in 2021.
I am a new member to IPPS and I look forward to contributing in different ways as the topic of pelvic pain is really close to my heart.