APTA Neurological Clinical Specialist, Emory University Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification, Vasper-trained clinician
Stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, concussion, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), other vestibular pathologies, brace clinic
Ms. Chatiwala is a board-certified neuro clinical specialist and a certified vestibular clinical specialist who has more than 20 years of experience as a physical therapist treating a variety of complex neuro diagnosis. She has been instrumental in developing the neuro and concussion program at The Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies and has helped develop guidelines for its balance clinic, vestibular screening, baseline testing, return to play, and graded exercise protocols. Ms. Chatiwala runs the brace clinic with an orthotist, which is offered on the first and third Tuesday of each month. She is also an adjunct faculty at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and the UMass Lowell physical therapy program and a course developer and instructor through Summit Professional Education, where she teaches continuing education courses on stroke and vestibular rehabilitation. Ms. Chatiwala has presented at various conferences and was awarded the 2019 Excellence in Education at the Emerson Rehab annual awards. She is the co-author of "Utilization of Physical Therapy Process of Care and Psychosocial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Physical Therapist" that was recently published in the prestigious Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal.