March 10: Dr Masooma is one of the most reputed Physiotherapist in Mumbai who has improved patients’ lives through her extraordinary care, empathy, dedication and personal commitment. Her exemplary knowledge, passion, and dedication to work have earned her this year’s Women Iconza 2022 award. The Women Iconza award function, held on 3rd March 2022, is an annual event organised by TIMES Applaud to felicitate today’s women for their brilliance and efficiency to lead, inspire, and motivate greatness in multiple fields. Dr Masooma was conferred with the award by famous Television Actress Pooja Gor.

This is not the first time Dr Masooma has been bestowed with such honours. The skilled healthcare professional has bagged many awards and accolades for her outstanding contribution in physiotherapy. She has won the “Best Physiotherapist in Mumbai” award at Women Iconza second time in a row. Last year she was felicitated by Vinayak Rahut (Member of Parliament).

As an internationally known physiotherapist, Dr Masooma’s unique treatment style kept her up in dealing with cases. She graduated from Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences as a University Topper and established her clinic under the name of Dr Masooma’s Advanced Physiorehab in Mumbai in 2013 where she aims to turn “Pain into Comfort” and help her patients restart their life in a better and healthy way. Her advanced and specially equipped Physiorehab centre pays special attention to every patient with utmost care and concern. Each patient undergoes a detailed assessment and a strong hands-on approach by the medical professional to achieve optimum results. The clinic delivers quality and excellent services.

While speaking at the event, Dr Masooma said, “I feel extremely blessed to receive all the love and blessing from one and all and promise to continue my journey with absolute sincerity and ensure each patient who comes to me walks back pain-free and happy. Many challenges accompany my long journey of success. However, what motivates me is Turning Setbacks into Comebacks.” She believes that there is no force equal to a woman who is determined to rise. She further gave a message to all young aspiring Physiotherapists, “Each day is a new chapter in the book of your life journey, so make each moment worthwhile. People should remember that success is not a destination; it’s a journey. Always think that your journey has just begun.”

Dr. Masooma’s passion for her profession has constantly kept her in touch with the recent advances in her field. Tracing it back to the days when Physiotherapy was not well known than today, it was a roller coaster ride. During her initial career days, it was a daunting task for her to make people understand the importance of Physiotherapy. Today people consider a good physiotherapist their first point of contact for any aches and pains and believe that they can surely help. Trust in the eyes of her patients makes her journey worthwhile. The contentment of gifting thousands of people their normal lives back is what keeps the doctor motivated.

Dr. Masooma has been working since mid 2012 and this year marks a decade into the profession for her. She is a perfect example of an empowered woman. Along with being a successful physiotherapist, Dr Masooma is a responsible mother and a good daughter. Being a single parent, she fulfils her responsibilities towards her daughter and her family with complete dedication. She is bringing up her daughter to be an independent woman of tomorrow.

She acknowledges that behind her effective professional life is a helpful family who let her be herself and follow her dreams.

Dr. Masooma says that she would like to thank the strong women in her life who have been an example for her. My mom – who has taught me what dedication is all about. She has been the perfect mother, wife, daughter and grand mother. She has always kept her family as her priority. She has supported me at every juncture of life and it’s only because of her I am where I am today.

My Nani who taught me about being disciplined in life. My Dadi who was an extremely strong woman with a strong point of view. My Masi who has always taught me what independence is all about. I have seen her start her life independently and realised if a woman wants she can do anything in life. My sisters who have been by my side through all ups and downs. They are career oriented and hard working girls and that’s what motivates me to keep working hard too.

And lastly MY DAUGHTER who I can’t thank enough. As a parent we feel kids should learn from us but trust me I have learnt so much from her. She has been my constant support system. Without her support and understanding nature I wouldn’t have been able to achieve even a little of what I have. She is my driving force, my strength, my oxygen.

Dr Masooma is a role model physiotherapist. what sets the woman apart is her zeal to excel and pick up a career that is a revolution in itself. Through her hard work and dedictaion, Dr. Masooma has a long list of successfully treated patients including many Celebrities like Manoj Bajpayee, Ekta Kapoor, Javed Akhtar, Parineeti Chopra, Alka Yagnik, Neha Kakkar, Maniesh Paul, Johnny Lever, Pooja Bhatt, Vidyut Jamwal, Karan Wahi, Rohit Saraf, Siddharth Shukla, Shehnaaz Gill, Asim Riaz, Karanvir Bohra, Karan Tacker, Javed Ali, Aakriti Kakkar, Abbas-Mastan, Mustafa Burmawala, Annu Kapoor, Tamanna Bhatia, Bani J, Nandita Mahtani, Sharad Kelkar, Sonu Nigam to name a few…. She is extremely well known in the Movie and Television Fraternity.

She is indeed an inspiration for aspiring women and a true influencer.