Niveen always had an interest in being in the healthcare setting. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from The College of New Rochelle graduating magna cum laude. In May 2013, Niveen earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University with a focus in clinical orthopedics and advanced coursework in sports rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, dance rehab, performing arts, applied Pilates rehab, women’s health, and craniofacial pain of cervicogenic origin–headaches & TMJ disorders.
In addition to her specialization in orthopedics, Niveen has gained significant clinical experience in all areas treating an array of conditions in inpatient neurological rehab at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in outpatient pediatrics and orthopedic post-op rehab at NYU Langone. Additionally, she has experience treating in both sports and orthopedics in OrthoCare Physical Therapy outpatient setting. She also carries an enhanced background in performing arts and works closely with dancers and gymnasts. Niveen has a great passion for treating runners and loves to analyze their running mechanics and provide appropriate modifications. Niveen is currently certified in kinesio-tape and FMS with focus on assessing dysfunction via functional movement and is further enhancing her skills by taking manual therapy courses to obtain her manual therapy certification.
Outside of work, Niveen stays active by working out, running, hiking and participating in yoga. Niveen spends some of her time giving back to the community engaging in community services as she feels it is important. She is also a choir leader for her church and loves to sing. She loves to travel, bowl, and most importantly spend time with her family and friends. She is always exploring new activities.