Vedika Botadra, PT, MS
Vedika’s journey to becoming a licensed Physical Therapist is marked by a strong educational foundation and a commitment to hands-on experience. She earned her Masters in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology degree from Dallas Baptist University, following the completion of her Bachelors in Physical Therapy at K J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy in Mumbai, India.
Vedika’s academic journey was characterized by extensive clinical internships, providing her with diverse experience in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and outpatient clinics. During a six-month internship in her undergraduate program, she treated a wide range of conditions, including orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and geriatric cases in various setups, including outpatient, inpatient, and ICU. Notably, during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, she dedicated herself to treating patients in the ICU and inpatient departments who were experiencing respiratory distress. Her part-time internships at renowned hospitals exposed her to the evaluation and treatment of sports and musculoskeletal injuries, pediatric conditions, and cardiac rehabilitation. Vedika gained valuable experience in manual therapy and mobilization under the guidance of a well-known outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapist in Mumbai, India.
Driven by a passion for continuous learning, Vedika pursued additional certifications, including kinesio taping from HPE UK and certification as a Yoga Instructor from The Yoga Institute in Mumbai. She integrates the knowledge gained from these courses into her practice, embracing a holistic approach to patient care. Vedika believes in developing individualized and personalized treatment plans for her patients, aiming to restore their functional independence. She views physical therapy as a means to add life to years, recognizing movement as a medicine that can positively impact a person’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
Outside of her professional life, Vedika enjoys exploring different cultures and cuisines through her travels. Her passion for singing and dancing, cultivated through seven years of learning Indian Classical dance, adds a creative dimension to her personality. A sports enthusiast, she finds joy in watching all formats of cricket and Formula One races. Vedika’s diverse interests and commitment to holistic healthcare reflect a well-rounded individual dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of her patients.