Sakina graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai, India in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in November 2008 and earned a Certificate of Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation in 2012 from Drexel University. She then went on to earn a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2016. Her doctoral project was on developing, implementing, and evaluating an evidence-based, patient-centered Occupational Therapy program for patients with upper extremity arthritis. Sakina has been practicing Occupational Therapy in the United States since 1993. She is skilled in fabricating upper extremity orthotics for various conditions.