‘Players are cozy now following early shyness,’ says only lady physio in PKL 2022

'Players are comfortable now after early shyness,' says only female physio in PKL 2022

‘Players are cozy now following early shyness,’ says only lady physio in PKL 2022


Professional Kabaddi League and their franchises are frequently an all-male crew. Points have changed a little bit now as Ankita Matondkar is serving as the head physiotherapist for Puneri Patlan.

It is a coincidence that Ankita is furnishing her products and services to Puneri Paltan as it was days ahead of the begin of year 9 she was asked by her HOD at Kokilaben Hospital if she is interested as her colleague withdrew owing to personal reasons. The coincidence is turning out to be a good experience now.

“I imagined about it a good deal when I was available this possibility since it’s a men’s league. So I investigated everything possible. I spoke with our CEO, trustees and HOD. Everybody backed me and explained to me that if I was self-confident then they don’t have any troubles. I have travelled with sports teams in advance of, but under no circumstances with an all-male aspect. My colleague is doing the job as a physio for Jaipur and I also knew some of the gamers from right before. So, I felt at ease with currently being close to people today I know,” reported Matondkar.

The Puneri Head Physio additional, “I have been connected with PKL groups for off-discipline techniques these types of as pre-period fitness assessments, but this is my initially time on the area in the tournament.”

Matondkar expressed that the gamers ended up a little bit shy to get the job done with her in the starting, “I also imagined about if the gamers will be cozy with a feminine physio. Due to the fact they have to occur to me if they are experiencing an situation.

At first, the players had been a minor shy, but then inside a week, all of the players felt cozy when working with me and they begun dealing with me as just an additional physio. General, this has turned out to be a superior expertise for me. My CEO explained to me that even if I come to feel a little unpleasant, I have to go again dwelling. And I have not felt that nevertheless.”

The Head Physio also spoke about the relevance of getting on her toes all the time, “Kabaddi is a incredibly personal injury-inclined activity mainly because it is a speak to sport. You under no circumstances know when a participant incurs an personal injury. Which is why we have to be on our toes all the time. Modest niggles will occur in each individual match. We have to regulate and put together the gamers for the subsequent match. But, the players are incredibly suit and they are used to struggling with niggles. I have seen the gamers recover a lot quicker than athletes in other sports activities and the kabaddi players’ pain tolerance degree is pretty substantial.”

Matondkar also spoke about an injury avoidance programme the gamers endure prior to the period, “The athletes go by checks nicely before the year, where we obtain out in which aspect the participant needs to operate on before the time. We test if the gamers have any niggles or aches and we also recognize areas the players can strengthen on to place up a much better functionality. We appear to reduce injuries and greatly enhance performances.”