Shireen Bashiri, Physical Therapist in San Antonio

Shireen Bashiri

PT, DPT
About

EARLY INTEREST

My early life inadvertently exposed me to the wonderful profession that physical therapy is. I was a former competitive gymnast for roughly seven and a half years and underwent a fair share of physical injuries that forced me to abstain from the sport for weeks and even months at a time. During my rehab process, I not only experienced the physical limitations associated with injuries that I endured but bathed in the impact they placed on my mental, spiritual and emotional well-being. I learned to be patient with the healing process and eventually became fascinated by it. I did not receive a formal introduction to physical therapy; my father, a human anatomy and physiology professor, took care of my injuries. The extensive amount of knowledge he provided to me regarding them was the threshold that fueled my desire to pursue a career in rehabilitation.

PHILOSOPHY

Throughout my years as a gymnast and thereon afterward, I have come to appreciate the dynamic nature of human life; we heavily depend on our bodies to get us from point A to point B in order to meet our life goals. I know just how debilitating it can be to have movement hindered by limitations stemming from factors such as pain, stiffness, and weakness to name a few. My previous athletic experience and the knowledge acquired in physical therapy school have provided me with the foundation needed to spot deficits in movement and derive solutions that are necessary for helping others move better and become more cognizant of how they are moving in order to optimally meet their life goals.

GIVING BACK

I have resided in San Antonio and in the Rio Grande Valley. The communities within these areas have facilitated my upbringing as the physical therapist I identify as today. Outside of the clinic, I have volunteered at walks for conditions such as stroke and pulmonary hypertension. I appreciate all aspects of life and have volunteered at San Antonio Pets Alive and Palm Valley Animal Center to walk and care for sheltered dogs. Despite my position as a physical therapist, I do not only focus on the physical realm. With every person that I have the pleasure of working with, I focus on encompassing all aspects of health such as mental, spiritual and emotional, as these are what I believe to be the prerequisites of a fulfilling and eventful life that everyone is worthy and capable of having.

Credentials

Licensure in Physical Therapy: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Certifications: Functional Movement Techniques (RockTape)
MEMBER: UTHSCSA Physical Therapy Alumni Association