Indira qualified from University of Durban-Westville, South Africa in December 1999 and initially practised as a locum physiotherapist for 6 months at various hospitals and in private independent practices in the different specialities of respiratory care, acute cardiac care, spinal surgery and outpatient MSK physiotherapy.
This was followed by a permanent position at Entabeni Hospital (a private hospital in Kwa-Zulu Natal) for one year working both in outpatient physiotherapy as well as acute inpatient care, all specialities, including community based neuro rehab. This year was followed by a 6 month term at Addington Hospital in which I expanded my experience in the specialities of inpatient orthopaedics, paediatric respiratory care and renal physiotherapy.
I came to the UK in April of 2002 and took up the post of a full-time physiotherapist at Southend General Hospital. Core six-month rotations in MSK outpatients, hand therapy, neuro-physiotherapy, orthopaedics and respiratory before settling on a static post in the in-patient orthopaedic team. It was at this time that I also filled a concurrent position at the Spire Wellesley covering the weekend service.