Dr. Rebecca Pinto - Exercise Could Quite Literally Make or Break Your Ability to Function as a Person (Physiotherapist)

Dr. Rebecca Pinto


While I love my job, I also wanted to make the most of this internet generation we're in so I thought why not use social media to impart my knowledge and help those who cannot afford actual physiotherapy. It's quick, easy, and also gives me a way to connect with people. Truth be told, it's also a way to show people that physiotherapists have a funny side too.


Dr. Rebecca Pinto


1. Tell us about your background and journey?

I am a small-town girl who has had big dreams since the beginning. While it may sound cliche, I've always felt more myself helping people and taking care of them as best as I could. I realized sometime during my high school years that a career where I could contribute my part to society would be a good way to make my life more meaningful. 

While I love my job, I also wanted to make the most of this internet generation we're in so I thought why not use social media to impart my knowledge and help those who cannot afford actual physiotherapy. It's quick, easy, and also gives me a way to connect with people. Truth be told, it's also a way to show people that physiotherapists have a funny side too.


2. What inspired you to pursue a career in physiotherapy?

The idea that movement is so neglected in daily life was something I was interested to change. Exercise could quite literally make or break your ability to function as a person and not just your physique but also affect your internal mechanisms. I was very interested in pursuing this as a career and given today's sedentary lifestyle, physiotherapy is the need of the hour.

Dr. Rebecca Pinto



3. What is your mantra or idea of maintaining good health?

Stretch, hydrate, and affirmations. I believe it's very important to give your body enough air which comes through exercise while also ensuring you pay attention to mental health which is where affirmations come into play. 

Every morning, I stand in front of the mirror and recite my daily affirmations which just automatically fills me with a positive attitude. And I cannot stress this enough - stay hydrated!


4. What is the most challenging part of working as a physiotherapist?

I believe it's the stigma attached to this career line. Many people still think it's all about just exercises and stretches. Some may also think it's a sham and there is no result at the end of it so educating people while also trying to change their perspective about it has been a challenge. 


Dr. Rebecca Pinto



5. How do you keep yourself inspired and motivated?

I love talking to my clients about this. I ask them how they feel and what is the biggest difference they have seen after therapy started. It's this knowledge that you've bettered someone's life, even if it's just something like a hamstring injury or flexibility improvement, it gives me sheer joy to see that my patients are able to lead better and healthier lives because of the help I was able to provide them with. I think that it's worth all the sleepless nights of studying and working late.


6. What tips and advice would you give to aspiring physiotherapists?

Take a deep breath, don't be overwhelmed, and just go with the flow. I remember getting so anxious for my results and worrying about my future but honestly, if you're good at what you do, things will fall into place. Just trust the process.


7. Which is your favorite book and why?

'Tuesdays with Morrie' by Mitch Albom is my favorite book. I read it sometime during my college and it was such a beautiful book. It changed my outlook on life really. I think everyone should read it.




Interviewed By - Khushi Garg

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