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Dr. Palak Shah
Dr. Palak Shah

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Chief Physiotherapist

Clinical Experience
6 years

Dr. Palak Shah

Role at PLHI (Bio)

  • An organized, detail-oriented & conscientious self-starter, able to strategize & prioritize effectively to accomplish multiple tasks & stay calm under pressure.
  • Believing in Evidence Based Clinical practice.
  • Having Rich Experience in the field of Physiotherapy ranging from successfully managing injured cricketers on field to weaning critical patients from ventilators in ICU.

Professional Qualification

  • 2010 – Bachelors of Physiotherapy, Gujarat University.
  • 2014 – Masters of Physiotherapy in Rehabilitation, Dr. D.Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune.

Area of Expertise

  • CPET- Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation – Maintaining Oximetry, O2 therapy, Strength & Endurance Training, Flexibility Exercise, Inhaler techniques, Bronchial hygiene techniques, Inspiratory Muscle Training, Chest PT, NIV Initiation & Titration, 6MWT, Mobilisation.
  • Non Invasive Ventilation – BiPAP / CPAP.
  • Women’s Health - ANC/PNC.
  • Fitness – Obesity Management / Yoga / Power Yoga/ Aerobics / Pilates.
  • Industrial Health - Ergonomics.
  • Sports Injuries.
  • Geriatrics.

Fellowship and Oration

  • CERTIFIED PG COURSE on Advanced Respiratory and cardiovascular exercise testing by European Respiratory Society (ERS) at London.
  • Fellowship in Respiratory Therapy (AHERF)
  • Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation (AHERF)
  • Hospital Administration and Management affiliated to M.S. University.
  • Yog Teacher’s training course (YTTC) at Yoganiketan, affiliated to Sir Sayajirao Institute of Research in Yog, Ayurved, Naturopathy, Music and Allied science.
  • Certified Aerobics instructor /Group fitness trainer (IAFT)
  • Certified Pre & Postnatal Fitness Instructor (IAFT)
  • Certified Therapeutic Power Yoga Instructor (IAFT)
  • Certified Primary & Advance Pilates Instructor (IAFT)
  • Certified Child Birth Educator – Academy of Certified Birth Educators & Labor support professionals (U.S.A)
  • Attended NCA camp (National Cricket Academy Camp) at BCA & has been Trained by NCA trainers.

Professional Experience

  • October 2016 to Present – Respiratory Physiotherapist at Department of Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing, Metro Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Metro Hospital and Heart Institute, Noida.
  • April 2015 to August 2016 – Former Respiratory Therapist/ ReSCU & Research Coordinator at Max Superspeciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi.
  • Oct 2010 to June 2012- Baroda Cricket Association – Former Physiotherapist of Women's Cricket team for BCA/ BCCI inter-state Tournaments


  • Life Member, Indian Association of Physiotherapist
  • Honorary member, Indian Academy of Fitness Training
  • Certified first aid + CPR Practitioner, Indian Red Cross society.
  • ATS Member - American Thoracic Society
  • ERS Member – European Respiratory Society


  • Was invited by ALL INDIA RADIO to give an interview on “Sports Physiotherapy” in Feb ’12
  • Awarded HONORARY ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE with all honors & privileges by Indian Academy of Fitness Training in 2014
  • Assisted for a RESEARCH PROJECT titled as “Endobronchial Ultrasound with real-time Transbronchial needle aspiration rapid on site evaluation aided cell block preparation”- presented & AWARDED 1ST PRIZE in NAPCON 2015 in Interventional Pulmonology Category & Abstract Published in LUNG INDIA Vol 3 Nov 2015
  • Assisted for 2 Research Projects presented at ERS CONFERENCE - LONDON in September 2016
  • Invited as an eminent speaker for GlobaI Physiotherapy Congress 2016, Atlanta, USA.
  • Invited by Team Pratilipi (www.pratilipi.com) to write online Health Articles for their homepage.
  • Invited by Team Physiotimes to write article on Smoking cessation for Physiotimes Magazine.