Episode 224 - Toshal Thanawala, part 2: Like Running a Marathon

Toshal Thanawala PT, Dip DT

Toshal Thanawala PT, Dip DT

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In episode 224 we conclude our conversation with Ms. Toshal Thanawala. She shares her view of going through the diploma program and how, to her, it parallels training for a marathon.  She offers a great resource, impactful scientific study, best advice and an update on the Indian branch of the McKenzie Institute.  This week on MCF!

Show Notes


She compares her diploma program to training for a marathon and about trusting the process and training that one goes through, and sticking to the basics. 


Memorable Patients

Toshal talks about some interesting cases she has come across her career so far. One of her most memorable patients while going through her clinical rotation during her diploma training. She also talks about application of MDT in the skilled nursing rehab set-up. 


Go to Resources

Toshal talks about Ron Donelson’s book, “Rapidly Reversible Low back Pain” and what she likes about the book, for it to be one of her go to resources. She also enjoys listening to Case Conversations, and feels that it benefits her clinical knowledge. 


Research Study

Toshal talks about Rosedale’s 2014 study on OA knees and how the results of the study have helped influence her clinical behavior in a positive way. 


McKenzie Institute’s Indian Branch

Toshal being a founder board member of the MI India branch talks briefly about how it all was initiated and the growth of the Indian branch. She talks about the upcoming public health initiative of the Indian branch by organizing an annual free camp to serve the underprivileged.  



Toshal feels that to become a better clinician and to strive to give the best to our patients, we need to have a through understanding of the concept we are practicing and to make sure it is evidence based. 


Helpful Links

Rosedale 2014 study: https://www.jospt.org/doi/abs/10.2519/jospt.2014.4791?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed


To know more about MI India: http://www.mckenzieinstitute.org/india/en/