Nirja Rakesh Parikh, PT, DPT, RYT

Physical Therapist


Doctor of Physical Therapy
Shenandoah University

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Spanish


  • Yoga
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Tutoring
  • Ayurveda
  • Dancing
  • Learning something new every day!
Where are you from?North Carolina! I moved to Chicago after I got married.
What did you study?Psychology and Spanish in undergrad and then Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Professional Bio?Nirja Parikh is a licensed physical therapist and also received her doctorate in physical therapy from Shenandoah University in 2015. During graduation, Nirja received the award “Best Seminar Presentation” for her research on collecting normative data for children ages 3-7 years old using the NeuroCom Smart Balance Master. Nirja has worked in various clinical settings such as: home health pediatrics, outpatient ortho, virtual school system, and online NPTE tutoring. Nirja has an extensive dance and yoga background and instills her creativity in her individualized treatment plans with patients.
What do you specialize in?I specialize in Yoga, Neuroanatomy, Tutoring, Ayurveda, Dancing, and learning something new every day!
Coffee or tea? Chai Tea!
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? Getting my DPT.
Books or movies?Movies!
Where would you go on your dream vacation? Backpacking through Southeast Asia.
Favorite children’s book or song? Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
What skill are you most proud of? Creativity and Adaptability.
Winter or summer? Summer!!!!