Movement for sports and healthcare-Dilshad Patel
I have been immersed in the field of Movement Therapy since 2007. As discussed, I’m currently based in the US to further my training and education. However, I will be in India from June 7th-July 13th this year.
I will be conducting educational/experiential workshops at various spaces in Mumbai to spread awareness of movement therapy and it’s benefits.
In 2010, I founded an organization that pioneered the use of movement therapy for professional athletes as well as patient populations in India; via two unique programs.
MTS®- Movement Therapy for Sports uses a scientific approach that enables athletes and sports teams to fully maximize their potential. It is a motivational tool and a training method that uses movement to tap into the psyche, empowering individual athletes, as well as sports teams, to find inner peace, release stress, gain strength and stability, improve their energy levels and create new internal pathways to achieve mind-body synchrony.
While in India, my program MTS®- Movement Therapy for Sports has been adopted by elite sports teams like the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier Cricket League and the Canadian National cricket team during their training for the 2011 World Cup. MTS® has also been adopted by professional golfer Sharmila Nicollet. She is the youngest Indian to qualify for the Ladies European Tour and has even played an exhibition match with Tiger Woods.
Additionally, the main goal of the MFH™- Movement for Healthcare program is to improve the health related quality of life of patient populations by enhancing their psychological and physical well-being through dance and movement. The MFH™ program has been adopted by various hospitals in Mumbai.
I had presented this work as an international panelist at the 42nd ADTA-American Dance Therapy Association’s annual global international conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2012. Attached, is a copy of my conference paper and an article that was published in the AJDT-American Journal of Dance Therapy documenting my work in India.
In 2016, I moved to Houston, Texas and started working as a movement, fitness and dance instructor with Rhythm-India- a Bollywood dance company. I am also simultaneously pursuing my Masters in Exercise Science/ Physiology from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. I continue to travel to conduct seminars and workshops twice a year in India.
My goal is to spread an awareness of movement therapy which provides relief, health, self-awareness, and joy to people that find themselves in life’s troubled situations. I have attached my flyer for the workshop, a short presentation and an article which was published in the American Journal of Dance Therapy about my work- highlighting my recent qualifications and extensive work experience for your reference. Additionally you can refer to my website www.dilshadpatel.com for more information.