Satish Pandya, president of Eastgate Physiotherapy Sherwood Park, believes that a thorough assessment of each patient is the key to his successful professional practice.
“You need to take the time to pinpoint the root cause of the problem if you are going to be able to treat it effectively,” he says. “Otherwise, the treatment will be not as effective.”
He believes that Pain is not a bad thing! Pain is the body’s own fire alarm system. It lets us know that something is wrong and where is the problem. The best treatment for pain is not just to treat the pain but address the root cause and treat the root cause to give you permanent and lasting pain relief.
A lifelong learner, Satish brings continual upgrading and skill addition to his profession along with more than 30 years of experience as a physiotherapist. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Bombay and that began a lifelong quest for additional learning.
He followed his degree immediately with a post-graduation certification in medical rehabilitation for physiotherapists from All Indian Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Bombay.
In 1982, he passed the Canadian Physiotherapy Association examination and became a full-time active member. In 1995, he completed his residency in Industrial rehabilitation and functional capacity testing in Chicago, Illinois by Matheson and associates He received his Certificate in Medical Acupuncture from the University of Alberta under Dr. Steven Aung. He completed the Certificate Program in Gunn Intra Muscular Stimulation (IMS) from the Institute of Study and Treatment of Pain.
He trained under Professor Mariano Rocabado to study the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) and cranial dysfunction. He completed his advanced manual therapy credentials and has been on the manual therapy roster of the College of Physical Therapists of Alberta. He completed McKenzie and Cyriax courses in manual therapy.
Among dozens of other courses he completed, he took Complications of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty), Sports Medicine 101, and PTHER 570 Radiology for Physiotherapists, all from the University of Alberta.
He completed courses in Quantum Laser, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Emergency Care, Referral Source Management, The New Patient, Hiring and Team Building, McKenzie Part A, Ad, Back Injury Prevention and Treatment, Advanced Taping and Strapping Course, Biomechanical Problems with Foot, Ankle and Lower Extremities, Active Functional Capacity Testing and Program Workshop, and many others.
He received his Certificate in Functional Capacity Testing from Mathieson and Associates, Chicago.
He is a long-time member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (orthopedic division, acupuncture division, and sports division.) He is a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta and a member of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA). He is also a member of the Institute of Study and Treatment of Pain (STOP).
His focus on excellence has brought accolades to his company and for two consecutive years, it has been rated as among the top three best physiotherapists in Sherwood Park. This award acknowledges consistently high quality in your field of business and follows a 50-point inspection rating which includes everything from checking the candidate’s reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, and cost toward general excellence.
In 2016, Satish was also signaled out for the honor and distinction of receiving the Pride of Strathcona Award for professional achievement.
This award recognizes people who have distinguished themselves and contributed to the community with their leadership, care and compassion, and overall excellence in their field.
“It’s people who make our community a great place to be and through these awards, we share our pride and admiration for those who make a positive difference and for outstanding achievements that bring recognition to Strathcona County,” Mayor Roxanne Carr said in bestowing the award.
Satish opened Eastgate Physical Therapy in 1985 having previously gained experience working in orthopedic and neurology rehabilitation, outpatient physiotherapy, acute care, geriatrics, extended care, and palliative care.
His reputation is well known for the excellence of his work as well as for his contributions to health care information in his area including serving as a columnist in Healthy Lifestyles in the Sherwood Park News and writing articles and health and fitness promotion in the Edmonton Journal and other publications.
In November 2017, he was selected as “Asian star” by the Asian Tribune newspaper.
Active in Toastmasters, he achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster designation in 2010. It is the highest communication and leadership recognition offered by Toastmasters International. He was awarded the Cec Pepper Memorial Award and selected as Area Governor of the Year for District 42 (Alberta and Saskatchewan) of Toastmasters International 2008-2009.
Treatment Type: Acupuncture, Dry Needling / Intramuscular Stimulation, Electrical/Thermal Modalities, Exercise Therapy – Individualized, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Gait Analysis, Injury Prevention, Manual Therapy – Soft Tissue/Massage, Manual Therapy – Manipulation, Manual Therapy – Mobilization, Orthotics/Bracing/Splinting, Therapeutic Pain Education
Condition: Chronic Pain, Concussion Rehabilitation, Headache/Migraine, Injury Prevention, Motor Vehicle Accident/Whiplash Injuries, Musculoskeletal – Spine, Musculoskeletal – Shoulder, Musculoskeletal – Hand and Wrist, Musculoskeletal – Foot and Ankle, Musculoskeletal – Knee, Musculoskeletal – Temporomandibular Joint, Neurological Conditions (Adults – Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, etc), Pediatrics – Musculoskeletal, Pediatrics – Neurological Conditions, Post COVID Rehabilitation, Sports Injury, Vestibular, Workplace Injury/Workers Compensation Board
Language: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi,
Clinic: Eastgate Physiotherapy Clinic Sherwood Park
Address: 937 Fir street,, SHERWOOD PARK, MD of Taber, Alberta T8A 4N6
Accessibility: Private Rooms Available, Accommodate Bariatric Clients, Virtual Options Available, Service Animals Welcome, Accommodations for hearing impaired, Wheelchair accessible clinic
Payment Options: Online Payments, Credit Card Payment, Direct Billing for Insurance Claims, Motor Vehicle Accident Claims, WCB Claims, Veterans affair/DVA, RCMP, ASEBP ( Alberta School Employee Benefits program)
Walkins/Referrals: Online Booking, Evening Hours, Please call to schedule your appointment
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