Rashida has over 35 years experience as a physical therapist. Since 1974, she has worked in acute care, sub-acute care, nursing home and in-home care, early intervention, and outpatient therapy. After receiving her degree in Karachi, Pakistan, Rashida spent a portion of her early career in Singapore before returning to Pakistan to work at an established clinic. She quickly became the preeminent on-site physical therapist, and moved to the United States in 1988 to join the staff of Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ. There, she worked closely with Dr. Joel Lehrer, a renowned ENT, to launch the Vestibular Rehab Program.
Aside from Rashida’s clinical practice, she also served as a supervisor and Acting Director of Holy Name's Rehab Department. Rashida has been associated with Palisades Rehabilitation Center since 1999. During this time, she has also worked with infants through the Early Intervention Program and in 2003 she became a consultant with ARC of Bergen/Passaic, catering to the needs of physically and mentally challenged adults.
In 2006, Rashida became a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner—a method that that focuses on the relationship between movement and thought. Rashida has incorporated this method into her traditional neuro-rehab approach, which has benefitted patients of all ages and diagnoses by providing them with a holistic and self-directed therapy regimen. In her spare time, Rashida is an active member of the Zonta International Club, and enjoys Tai Chi.