Dr. Chitra Kataria
Principal and Chief of Rehabilitation Services, Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi, India.
Dr. Chitra Kataria, an ambassador towards sustained and selfless rehabilitation service to Persons with a disability, has spent 27 years serving and rehabilitating the disabled and injured in ISIC. She has treated thousands of patients passionately during her endeavour in the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre. Armed with a PhD in Physiotherapy and rehabilitation and visiting fellow at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the U.K. and San Rafalle Hospital, Italy. She is an ideal role model for thousands of upcoming physiotherapists and Rehabilitation professionals. She has been honoured with several national awards such as Life Time Achievement Award, Nari Ratan Award, Dr B. R Ambedkar National Award, Late Shri N.D.Diwan Memorial Award for the year 2013, Medical Excellence Award, Best Physiotherapist for Spinal cord Injury and Best Rehabilitation Consultant in Delhi for her work in the Rehabilitation field.
She has been a pioneer in introducing state-of-art rehabilitation for a person with a locomotor disability in the country. Always focused on ‘holistic healing’ and ‘innovative healing ways’, she has introduced the concept of Active Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injuries patients and Telerehabilitation in Indian Spinal Injuries Centre(ISIC) with an aim to improve Quality of Life and Health of a person with a disability. She has also introduced Sports Injury and Fitness Clinic and Geriatric Clinic for special care for patients with special needs.
She has worked hard to upgrade the quality of rehabilitation services and introduced Masters in Physiotherapy, Masters in Occupational Therapy and Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics and Fellowship programmes in Indian Spinal Injuries Centre. In the year 2017, she further increased the domain of education by introducing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.