Please note: we are working on obtaining proper documentation for Penda to become an official member of our team. In the meantime, you may see her in the office observing and getting to know how we operate. She will not be treating patients until her documentation is complete. If you would like to be seen by Penda in the future, please contact our front desk to be put on her waitlist.
Penda Sidibeh grew up in The Gambia, Africa, where she is a Physical Therapist with a Master’s degree in Health Education and a Diploma in Gender and Development.
She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Medical Sciences (Filial) in Cienfuegos, Cuba and her Master’s degree from the University of Lleida, Spain.
She has more than a decade of work experience in Pediatric, Musculoskeletal and Neurological
Penda’s great passion is bringing healing to her clients, sharing her knowledge to expand the field of Physical Therapy and as well as provide community Education on Health matters.
Before travelling to Cuba to pursue a BSc degree in Physical therapy, Penda worked at the Child Protection Alliance in the Gambia as a youth Coordinator of the Voice of the Young. She travelled through the length and breadth of the country with children to advocate the right and welfare of the child. This included workshops where children were invited and given a voice to speak up and speak out
about matters affecting them.
Her wealth of knowledge and experience is quite overwhelming, as she traversed the globe and
interacted with different experts on Physical Therapy and Health Education matters. She travelled to
Spain and lectures undergraduate and Masters Students in the University of Lleida in December 2019
through the Erasmus project.
She participated in the assembly of heads of states and government of Organization of Africa Unity
(OAU) Now Africa Unity (AU) in 2002, Durban, South Africa.
She Co-Founded Penmar Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation clinic, in The Gambia.
On July 2020, she made a publication on the European Journal of Physiotherapy ‘’Pain and functional
limitation among rural female Gambian head-load carriers a cross-sectional study’’
Penda speaks English, Spanish, Fula and Wolof
Professional working proficiency: Mandinka and Aku
Limited working proficiency: French, Sarahuleh and Bambara.