• Wednesday, November 29, 2023
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How Dr Mufti Jokomba (TheModelPT) finds the balance between the conservative world of medicine and the glamorous world of fashion


In a world where career paths often follow well-worn tracks, Dr Mufti Jokomba, known as The ModelPT, a physical therapist and model, has effortlessly traversed two seemingly disparate domains, leaving an indelible mark in each. Her journey is nothing short of extraordinary, transcending boundaries of culture, career, and self-expression, all while embodying resilience and determination. She expertly navigates these distinct worlds with an unwavering commitment to the well-being of her patients, involvement in leadership roles, community engagements, and modelling. With a profound appreciation for the art of healing and self-expression, she illustrates her extraordinary ability to balance a multifaceted life.

Her skill in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and her clinical experience proves her profound understanding of human anatomy, biomechanics, and the nuances of human movement. As a model, Dr Mufti uses her walk on runways and poses on campaigns as a form of self-expression to communicate stories and emotions without words. This feat has earned her collaborations with various creatives and brands, features in top magazines and television stations, and runway walks for designers such as Louella by Ibtihaj and Haute Hijab, the New York Fashion Week, DC Fashion Week, and most recently, the Los Angeles Fashion Week.

As TheModelPT, her day is a careful dance between the conservative world of medicine and the glamorous life in fashion. Hence, her daily routine of spiritual grounding, exercise, meditation, and journaling. She also finds solace in activities like yoga, dance, and pole dancing, where the beauty of movement takes centre stage. Dr Mufti has an insatiable curiosity and zest for life, which champions her dedication to diverse hobbies like reading, culinary arts, photography and travelling.

Moreover, she is deeply connected to her roots and passionate about the richness of African culture globally through her event company, The One…, where she stays busy curating upscale and exclusive experiences the African way. Being a dotting aunty to her nieces and nephews has helped her cultivate family bonds and foster their growth.

Dr Mufti is also no stranger to academic rigour as she has earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the prestigious South College School of Physical Therapy in Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Howard University in Washington, D.C, United States of America, with Magna Cum Laude honours. Her academic journey serves as the bedrock for her mission to improve the mobility and well-being of generations.

Dr Mufti is a testament to the extraordinary journeys that can unfold when one defies conventions in a career. Her story is an inspiring reminder that the path to success is not always a straight line but a dance through the rich tapestry of experiences. She also envisions a future where healthcare and wellness take a bifurcated path. There will be those who embrace an active and healthy lifestyle, those who take shortcuts and suffer the consequences, and those in between. Her mission is to guide the latter group, helping individuals cultivate a healthy lifestyle tailored to their interests and needs.