Q & A's with Sudeepta Aurka - Physiotherapist
Why did you become a Physio?
I played and continue to play a lot of sports. When I was younger and first moved to Canada, I had a tough time making new friends. I found an outlet for this through my involvement in sports. I suffered from an injury at this time and was unable to participate in sports where I had all my friends. Going to a physio and working on rehab got me back to playing and maintaining my friendships. I developed strong respect for the profession since then and have pursued it ever since.
When you're not at work what are you likely to be doing?
When I am not working you can likely find me at a field in Edmonton, western Canada, Toronto or even internationally playing cricket! I have played the sport since I was 2 years old and have represented Canada in the past and am continuing to pursue doing it again in the future.
What is your favorite product to suggest for patients?
If exercise could be put into a pill form then it would be the most commonly prescribed drug by doctors ever! That is the product I would suggest for patients!
Favorite place in the world to travel.
I have traveled a fair bit through my involvement with national team sports, However, my absolute favorite is the the Island country of St Kitts and Nevis. I like this place because it isn't like all the other super touristy places in the Caribbean. I really liked the mellow mood in this island and the fact that I could fit in and interact with the locals like they were my friends
How do you embrace a healthy lifestyle at home?
I have always kept a busy lifestyle and have been on fairly strict regimes, be it training for sports or studying for physio school! However, I think it is very important to take a break from it all and spend time enjoying yourself. My fiancee and I both love our food and like to explore and try as many different cuisines as possible as a way for us to take a break and recharge.