Growing up in a working class Indian family in Preston, Lancashire, UK I had the good fortune of having super supportive parents who understood my want to learn. After school I went to do a degree in Biomedical Science at Manchester. Even though I loved the degree, especially the pathophysiology side, I decided working in a pathology lab wasn't for me and I decided to do another degree which allowed me to work with patients directly. So, I decided on Physiotherapy. Once I graduated I moved to London and I haven't looked back since.
Whilst practicing physiotherapy I specialised in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. I went on numerous courses in the UK, USA and Europe and worked with many surgeons and dentists in London. I really did feel like I had found a specialism that I enjoyed and could progress in. However through the years I noticed that most of my patients were in chronic pain, had numerous inflammatory disorders, IBS, depression, anxiety and digestive problems and physiotherapy alone wasn't enough to help these patients.
With this realisation alongside my husband being a migraine sufferer I explored the effects of nutrition. As a Biomedical Scientist, using nutrition as medicine made sense to me, especially since all diseases and symptoms impact cellular function and efficiency of a cell is dependent on the nutrients made available to the cell via the food one eats and the toxins one is exposed to. By combining physiotherapy and nutrition I have been able to get to the root cause of my patients pain. Futhermore through studies with The Institute of Functional Medicine I have developed thorough assessment and treatment protocols with the aid of lab tests.
I am married to a Dentist and live in central London. When I am not in clinic or travelling for courses and conferences I love travelling for pleasure as well as trying new restaurants and long walks in the many parks we have.
Healthy Wishes Always, Krina
- BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, Manchester
- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Manchester
- Nutritional Therapy Diploma, London
- Institute of Functional Medicine - AFMCP, Washington DC, USA
- Dry needling - Levels 1 and 2, London
- Myofascial Taping- Foundation, London
- Pilates, London
- Craniofacial Therapy Academy - Foundation, Italy (Advanced in 2018)
- Diploma in Massage, London
- Watson Headache Course - Foundation, London
- Commitee Member for the Association of Physiotherapists treating Temporomandibular Disorders
- Member of The Institute of Functional Medicine
There are five main goals that I work with:
1. To educate patients on the importance of stretching and strengthening which will in turn help to manage pain and accelerate tissue healing.
2. To educate the patient on correct posture and ergonomic principles to preserve the spine.
3. To accelerate the stages of healing through reducing pain and the inflammatory cycle by:
- restoring muscular flexibility, joint mobility and spine motion through stretching
- strengthening the relevant muscles
- returning the patient to normal activities
- assessing the patients nutritional status to aid healing
4. Preventing future occurrences.
5. Managing exacerbation.