Dr. Pinky Parekh

Dr. Pinky Parekh
Physiotherapist, Bangalore

Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University USA

Dr. Pinky Parekh is a consultant Physiotherapist associated with JiyoStrong Physiotherapy Cente, Bangalore. She has vast 15 years plus experience in India, UK and USA. She has recently updated her skills with the latest research in Orthopedic, Neuro Physiotherapy and Vertigo Therapy called Vestibular Therapy.


Senior Outpatient Orthopaedic nd Vestibular Physiotherapist, Tuality Hospital, Oregon, USA

Senior Outpatient Physiotherapist, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton, UK

Inpatient and Outpatient Physiotherapist, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai


  • Physiotherapy

  • Arthritis

  • Geriatrics

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Pain Management

  • Spine Related Disorders


  • Manipulation Adjustments of Back & Neck

  • Trigger Point Therapy

  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal

  • Vestibular Testing


Specialize in treatments of Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck Pain and Headaches
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Plantar Fascitis or Heel pain
  • Post Fracture Rehab
  • Rehab after Orthopadic Surgery
  • Vertigo treatments for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV
  • Vestibular Neuronitis, Labyrinthitis, Menieres Disease
  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Neuro Physiotherapy
  • Stroke
  • Parkinsons
  • Bells Palsy or Facial Paralyisis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Womens Health Physiotherapy
  • Pre partum
  • Post Partum care
  • Ergonomics Work Station Evaluation


Practice Information

Private Practice Information

JiyoStrong Physiotherapy

JiyoStrong Physiotherapy

29/2A Somasundrapalya, , OPP ND Sepal Apartments, HSR Layout Sector 2, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560102

  • (+91) 9819520344

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Clinical research for Doctorate : Manual Therapy treatment for Cervicogenic Dizziness. Literature Review.
  • Clinical Audit Poster Presentation: Manual Therapy for patients with Neck pain.
  • Clinical Audit and Quality Award by Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust, United Kingdom
  • Founded and developed Vestibular and Balance Program at Tuality HealthCare, USA
  • SI joint Dysfunction and Manual Therapy Course conducted for Bombay Branch of Indian Association of Physiotherapists
  • Taping techniques seminar at Nair Hospital Physiotherapy Centre.
  • Conducted Manual therapy for Cervical Spine at Bombay Hospital
  • Presented seminar on Dizziness and Balance to community at Tuality Hospital, USA
  • Conducted Manual therapy for Cervical Spine at Bombay Hospital
  • Member of Indian Association of Physiotehrapists
  • Previously Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK
  • Held Licenses to practice Physical Therapy in UK and several States in USA.


Using heat and cold therapy for muscle and joint pain.

Both heat and cold therapy can help. It may take some trial and error to find out which works best for you.

How does heat therapy help reduce swelling and pain?
Heat dilates (opens up) blood vessels, stimulates blood circulation and reduces muscle spasms.

At home you can try dry heat such as heating pads or moist heat ... ... such as warm baths or heated moist towels.

How does cold therapy help reduce swelling and pain?
Cold works differently, it constricts (closes blood vessels) then opens them up again closes and opens up. This alternate closing and opening cycle of blood vessels drains out swelling and toxins from that area. At home you can use ice packs with covers or traditional ice bags or ice cubes in a plastic bag with proper covers so its not too cold.

Both heat and cold should be used very carefully only when sensations are normal otherwise it can cause burns or damage to skin and tissues.

Professional health care providers such as physiotherapists use moist heat, deep heat such as ultrasound therapy and cold therapy along with joint and tissue mobilizations, specific stretching and strengthening exercises, customized tips about improving posture, ergonomics, sleeping habits for long lasting relief from pain

5 winning way to reduce muscle tightness and pain.

Drinking plenty of water, often considered to be between eight to ten glasses per day, provides many benefits such as preventing and relieving tight and cramped muscles related to dehydration. However, tight muscles can have a variety of causes and might require dietary and lifestyle changes to adequately deal with.
Minerals, electrolyte... s and water are all needed for normal muscle tone and function. Calcium is especially important for contraction, magnesium is needed for relaxation, and water for firmness and electrolyte exchange.

Athletes commonly have tight muscles and also people who are under stress. Tight muscles lose their flexibility and might become painful to the touch. Mineral deficiency, especially magnesium, can lead to muscle tightness, twitching and maybe even restless leg syndrome at night. A lack of electrolytes, such as sodium, interferes with nerve conductance to muscle fibers and results in tightness and spasms. Poor blood circulation hampers the minerals, electrolytes and water getting to muscles, which can cause symptoms.

Most of us drink a lot of beverages but it has either caffeine or alcohol which can both lead to mild dehydration.

5 winning ways to reduce muscle tightness and pain.

1. Drink plenty of water (recommended about 8 glasses a day)

2. Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake. (cut down tea, coffee, aerated drinks, alcohol). Alcohol and caffeine cause mild dehydration which can lead to muscle tightness.

3. Foods that reduce muscle tightness and cramps
Foods rich in magnesium such as bananas can help. Use sea salt with food as the sodium in it helps relax muscle cramps. Potassium rich foods such as avocados, potatoes, bananas, broccoli, orange juice, soybeans, apricots, and raisins can decrease tightness and cramps. Milk has a large amount of vitamin d, which will reduce your chances of cramping. Have one to two glasses of milk each day to help you prevent cramps. As a bonus, all the calcium in whole milk will also contribute to healthy bone growth.

4. Stretching exercises.
Stretching exercises will help release chemical substances called endorphins that help reduce pain. Also it helps elongate tight and contracted muscle fibers.

5. Massage to relieve pain from tight muscles.
Deep tissue massage, trigger point release and myofascial release are some of the techniques used by physiotherapists trained in manual therapy to help loosen painful knots in muscles and relax the same.

If pain and tightness persists consult a health practitioner for evaluation and treatment

4 winning ways to strengthen lower abdominal muscles and prevent back pain

Abdominal muscles play a very important role in supporting our spine from front. There is a muscle called transverse abdominal muscle which is different from the six pack muscles. This lower abdominal muscle can be strengthened in simple ways.

1. Active sitting
When watching tv or waiting for appointments, ... at bus stops, train station etc do these simple exercises. Sit up straight. Now draw your belly button in towards your chest but do not hold your breath. Count till five and relax. Repeat this 10 to 15 times.

2. Static abdominal exercise
When laying down flat draw your tummy muscles in and feel the arch in your back flatten. Do not hold breath. Just count till five and relax. Repeat 10-15 times.

3. Cycle in air
When laying down flat (on bed or yoga mat) lift both your legs up in air (your legs should be at 90 degrees. Now try to cycle in air for 10 rounds. Relax and repeat 5 times.

4. Cat and camel pose
Get on your hands and knees. Draw in your tummy muscles and hunch your back without holding your breath. (camel pose) hold five seconds.
Relax and get a curve in low back (cat pose). Wait for five seconds. Repeat this cat and camel pose 10-15 times.

Please check with your doctor if you can try these exercises safely.

Its a golden winning rule and it can help prevent hunchback.

For every 30 minutes of doing a certain activity do 30 seconds of movement in opposite direction.

Every 30 minutes that you sit in the chair get up and do a stretch with backward bend for 30 seconds.

If your neck is bothering you just take a moment to draw your chin in as if getting a double chin, roll your shoulders... back and down and stretch for 30 seconds.

If you realize you haven't taken a deep breath in 30 minutes then take a moment to focus on your breathing, take slow deep breaths for 30 seconds.

Set a timer for every 30 minutes you spend sitting, stretch for 30 seconds and feel better and look better.