Shilpa obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 2008 from the University of Birmingham and has since completed other professional courses such as APPI Pilates and acupuncture. Her first role as a physiotherapist was for the Heart of Birmingham NHS team. She moved up north to Manchester joining Central Manchester intermediate care working for an elderly rehab team. From her she progressed to a senior dementia role in Macclesfield hospital working alongside the mental health team.

She completed senior rotations in Macclesfield General hospital within in-patient and community teams, later specialising working in A and E and the elderly rehab team, aiming to prevent admission to hospital and ensuring patients’ independent safety when discharged home.

After starting a family Shilpa decided to go into the private sector again focusing on her specialist area of the elderly team.

Shilpa says, “With all my clients I aim for them to be as functionally independent as possible by ensuring they follow a tailored programme enabling them to reach their goals.”