Rupal M Patel, PT, DPT
Rupal is the owner and founder of Bodywise Physical Therapy. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami (FL) following completion of her BS in Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin. She then went to live and work in Europe where she discovered her passion for Pilates Based Rehabilitation. Rupal studied Pilates in London with the internationally renown Pilates educator, Polestar Pilates and holds a Pilates certification from the Pilates Method Alliance.
Rupal's vision through Bodywise is to help people realize their potential through mindful movement. She strongly believes in the power of the mind-body connection and believes that a lack of mobility is lost potential.
She is on a mission to improve the world's "movement intelligence"-- a keen understanding of how our bodies move both intellectually and kinesthetically. She was featured on NPR's Here and Now in December 2017 in a discussion about posture awareness. You can listen to the segment here.
When Rupal is not working towards spreading the message of the power of mind body work, she is spending time by her backyard pond with her husband and pup Lou, or climbing rocks all around Austin and the world.