Renuka Pinto, PT, CES, Gravity Fit Certified

Renuka Pinto is an internationally trained and traveled physical therapist with almost two decades of experience in sports medicine and manual therapy. After completing her bachelor's in physical therapy and a post-graduate degree in rehabilitation, she received her Master's Degree from the University of Melbourne in 2001. As an Australian trained therapist, she excels in the Maitland, McKenzie and Butler approaches of manual therapy.

She has worked with both individual and team sports — during her time Down Under she worked as a sports trainer with the Prahan Football club and in India, she was a consultant to the Mumbai Cricket Association. She was the first woman to consult with the National Cricket Academy, the India Cricket A team and the touring international West Indies team in 2002.

Renuka moved to NY thereafter, and earned her strength and conditioning certification from the NSCA in 2003. She worked with women's professional tennis for 3 yrs, traveling on the international women's tennis circuit providing physical therapy and athlete care to professional tennis players. Renuka has also been the physical therapist for the Indian Fed cup team and the Indian tennis team at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She has worked at all four tennis grand slams — her favorite being Wimbledon.

Her areas of expertise are sports medicine, biomechanics, TMJ, Neurological and sports injuries. She has developed and launched three programs to help clients and patients based on her clinical and academic experience: sports performance enhancement, Happy Feet and P3 method for pregnant women.

Renuka was an adjunct professor at SUNY Downstate where she taught manual and orthopedic related skills to DPT students. She has given various lectures and seminars to medical and fitness professionals on the management of sports injuries, preventative and preparatory exercises for sports performance and analysis of movement. Renuka lives in New Jersey with her family. She enjoys biking, ice skating and cooking.