Dr. Anuja Darekar is a Phd in Neurorehabilitation from the prestigious McGill University, Montreal, Canada. A physiotherapist-researcher specialising in rehabilitation post neurological insult or surgery in both adult and paediatric populations, she has over 16 years of clinical and research experience.
She completed her under graduation (B.P.Th) from Seth .G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, where she graduated with honors and secured first rank in the State of Maharashtra (from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences).
She completed her post-graduation (M.P.Th) with Neurosciences as speciality and paediatric neurorehabilitation as major, from T.N.Medical College and B.Y.L Nair Hospital, Mumbai (2005). Here too she graduated with honors standing first in Mumbai University in the Neurosciences stream.
She then worked as a lecturer-clinician at Dr. D.Y.Patil School of Physiotherapy Navi Mumbai and at the Wockhardt (now Fortis) Hospital Ltd Mumbai.
In 2007, she travelled to Canada to pursue her doctoral studies from McGill University, Montreal, Canada (one of the top 10 universities in the world for medical education and among the first 5-10 for neuro-related research). Here she pursued her interest in researching locomotor adaptations in the neurologically affected population and use of technology in both assessing and treating deficits arising post neurological insult, specifically stroke. Her research has gained her several accolades and resulted in seven publications in reputed international journals and numerous peer reviewed conference proceedings. After spending over 10 years in Canada in the field of Advanced Neurorehabilitation and Research, she currently practises at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital since May 2018 as a Consultant Neurophysiotherapist.
Dr. Anuja has had a vast experience as a clinician and researcher both in India and Canada. She has treated several individuals with various neurological deficits and has always worked towards optimizing her treatment towards timely attainment of functional independence. In this endeavour, she uses evidence-based interventions and technology to achieve desired outcomes.