Avan Raimalwala, PT, MSc, CMTPT
Avan Raimalwala is a skilled physical therapist who strives to make patients pain free and feel better. Avan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, in India in 2011 BPTH. She obtained a M.S. in Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences from the University of Central Missouri in 2014. Her education has helped her understand the human body in a detailed and precise way.
Avan’s interest in physical therapy started when she tried to look for options and ways to get people out of pain without using drugs or medications. Talking with different physical therapists in her home country, she realized that there were ways and procedures that may help individuals with debilitating conditions feels better and get back to a healthy regular life. Avan has experience in various specialties – Musculoskeletal/ orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular, Pulmonary, balance disorder and women health. Avan is a certified Myofascial trigger point dry needling specialist. She performs dry needling treatment for various body parts. She has had experience working in outpatient offices in India and New York and inpatient physical therapy in India and Hinsdale, Illinois.
Avan believes that understanding what the patient wants from therapy is critical to a patient’s recovery. She highlights the importance of using evidence based approach in treating patients and trying to make them feel better on the first day of treatment.