Meet The Team: Nikshep Mekala – Physiotherapist at Mt Druitt

Welcome to Precision Physio’s ‘Meet the Team’ spotlight! Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Nikshep Mekala, one of our talented Physiotherapists who brings a wealth of passion for sports, a commitment to patient-centred care, and a dedication to continuous improvement to our team.

Nikshep Mekala Physiotherapist Mt Druitt - Precision Physio

Q: Can you share a bit about your journey to becoming a Physiotherapist? What sparked your interest in this field?

Nik: My journey to becoming a Physiotherapist began with a passion for sports like cricket and athletics, coupled with personal experiences overcoming injuries. Witnessing the transformative impact of physiotherapy firsthand sparked my interest in the field. I was captivated by the body’s resilience and the ability of skilled practitioners to facilitate recovery. I find great fulfillment in guiding and supporting clients to optimise their performance and improve their quality of life.

Q: What is your philosophy when it comes to patient care, especially in a physiotherapy setting like Precision Physio?

Nik: At Precision Physio, I emphasise patient-centred care, focusing on individual needs and goals. My aim is to positively impact patients’ lives by empowering them to build strength, regain function, and prevent future injuries. Through tailored treatments and ongoing support, I foster a collaborative partnership with patients, helping them take control of their health and well-being. By prioritising strength-building and personalised care, I strive to not only address symptoms but also enhance overall quality of life. My philosophy revolves around compassion, collaboration, and dedication to making a meaningful difference in every patient’s journey.

Q: In your experience, how do you adapt your methods to suit the diverse needs and preferences of your clients?

Nik: I prioritise open communication, actively listening to understand individual concerns and preferences, ensuring clients feel involved in their care. Flexibility is key; I tailor techniques based on responses and progress, offering a range of approaches to optimise outcomes. Cultural sensitivity is crucial; I incorporate considerations such as language preferences and cultural attitudes towards health. Continuous education keeps me updated on evidence-based practices, enhancing my ability to meet evolving client needs. By fostering open communication, flexibility, cultural sensitivity, and ongoing learning, I can successfully adapt methods to suit diverse clients.

Q: Why Precision Physio? And what are your short-term and long-term career goals as you join Precision Physio?

Nik: Choosing Precision Physio reflects my commitment to patient-centred care and holistic well-being. Their values align with mine, emphasising comprehensive support for clients. In the short term, I aim to learn from experienced colleagues, refine my skills, and build relationships with clients. Long-term, I aspire to specialise further, become a leader within the organisation, and contribute to advancing Precision Physio’s mission of promoting health and wellness.

Q: Could you mention one or two achievements in your career that you are particularly proud of?

Nik: I’m particularly proud of two accomplishments in my career: completing my degree in physiotherapy, which equipped me with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful impact in the field and receiving recognition for my contributions to advancing patient care and outcomes.

Q: Outside of work, what are some activities or hobbies that you are passionate about?

Outside of work, I lead an active lifestyle centred around my passion for fitness and sports. I dedicate six days a week to intense gym sessions, focusing on hypertrophy to continuously challenge and improve my physical strength and endurance. Beyond the gym, my love for sports, particularly cricket and athletics, keeps me engaged and energised. Whether it’s playing a friendly game with friends or closely following professional matches, sports remain a significant part of my leisure time. Additionally, I enjoy exploring new hobbies such as music, hiking, and reading, which provide me with opportunities for personal growth, relaxation, and creative expression. These activities not only enhance my overall well-being but also contribute to a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle outside of work.

Nikshep Mekala is the newest physiotherapist with us at Precision Physio – Mt Druitt. He epitomises the values of Precision Physio through his unwavering dedication to patient-centered care, his commitment to continuous improvement, and his passion for empowering individuals to achieve their health and wellness goals.

With a blend of compassion, expertise, and adaptability, Nikshep strives to make a meaningful difference in every patient’s journey, both within Precision Physio and in his personal pursuits. His journey serves as an inspiration, reflecting the profound impact that passion, excellence, and a genuine desire to help others can have in the field of physiotherapy and beyond. Book him now.

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