Prestigious Faculty



Dr. Rachana Dabadghav
Research Coordinator


Dr. Sona Kolke
Associate Professor


Dr. Siddhant Sawant


Dr. Purvi Shah


Dr. Hiba Memon


Dr. Venu Mohan
Associate Professor


Masters in physiotherapy (MPTh) in Cardio-Respiratory Physical Therapy. Associate Professor
M.P.Th. (CARDIOVASCULAR & RESPIRATORY SCIENCES) Associate Professor – Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Sciences MUHS Approved Post graduate guide– Approved as post graduate Guide for cardiovascular & Pulmonary Sciences in August 2011 MUHS Approved Associate Professor in Cardiovascular & Pulmonary PT on October 12 Master’s (MPTh)from Seth GS Medical College, KEM Hospital. Parel Bachelor’s (Bsc. PT) from Lok Manya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion hospital , Sion. Completed the basic Level workshop for Health sciences Educational technology of MUHS MET cell, Aundh Regional Centre in 2007 Competed the advance level workshop for Health sciences Educational technology of MUHS MET cell, Aundh Regional Centre in 2009 In academics since February 2004. Has held posts in renowned institutes like: CMF’s College of physiotherapy, Nigdi, Pune Pad Dr. D.Y. Patil’s college of physiotyherapy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai BRACT’s VIHASR college of physiotherapy, Pune Sancheti Institute college of physiotherapy Achievements Won Best paper award in Teacher’s Category of Commerce, Management & Law category at Inter-collegiate level at AVISHKAR 2013 conducted by MUHS Nashik Faculty for MUHS MET Cell, Aundh Regional Centre, Pune Faculty in workshop on Chest PT Assisted devices in the Integrated National Conference on Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Pune in October 2012 Done workshop on Clinical Neurodynamics by Shacklock in upper & lower quarter conducted by Neurodynamic Solutions’ Kiran Challangundla Conducted lecture for PG students of Pulmonary Medicine department of Sassoon General Hospital on Importance of Physiotherapy & Pulmonary Rehabilitation.” Conducted scientific lecture on “Acute care management in Intensive care unit” during Science day programme in February 2014 at BJ. Government Medical College, Pune
Dr. Suroshree Mitra
Associate Professor in Community physiotherapy,Specialization in Occupational health
Dr. Prajakta Sahasrabudhe
Assistant Professor in Cardio respiratory physiotherapy
Dr. Anand Gangwal
Associate Professor in sports physiotherapy
Consultant Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Masters in Orthopaedics, Sports and Manual Therapy University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. Year of Passing – May 2005 Bachelors in Physical Therapy Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Pune, India. Year of Passing – Feb 2003 Additional Training and Certification Advanced Training in Post-arthroscopic Rehabilitation and Sports Injuries, Barcelona , Spain. Artroscopia g.c. , Clinica del Pilar, The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) approved training centre Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Vetassess, Australia. Trained in Ergonomics, Manual Handling Techniques and Workplace Design to prevent Work-related Repetitive Stress Disorders. Certified Theraband Academy Speaker. Attended ‘Train the Trainer’ program in April 2010 conducted by International Theraband Academy in Düsseldorf, Germany. At Present Lecturer and Post Graduate Guide (Sports Physiotherapy), Sancheti Institute College Of Physiotherapy, Pune Proprietor, PrimePhysio, Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Clinic, Pune Senior Visiting Faculty, K11 Fitness Academy Director, 5 Fitness Club and Gym. (Pune & Pimpri Chinchwad) Other Interests Long Distance Running and Cycling , Ironman Triathlete.
Masters in physiotherapy(MPTh), Neurosciences, Associate Professor
Masters in physiotherapy, Neurosciences, Certified Adult NDT (C/NDT) Therapist Associate Professor in Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy, HOD Physiotherapy Dept Sancheti Hospital Shivajinagar, Pune. gajanan_bhalerao@yahoo.com BPTh done from CMF College of Physiotherapy Nigdi Pune MPTh done from Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy, Credits: University Topper in Master of Physiotherapy 2007 Pune University Completed Adult NDT Certification in Jan 2014. Work Shops Conducted (Continued Medical Education) Workshop on Motor Relearning program for stroke Rehabilitation at Youth Men Christian Association (YMCA), Pune, on 29th & 30th of March 2007. A 2 day workshop under Indian Association of Physiotherapy Pune branch, on “Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation” in 2008 Resource person for the pre conference workshop and lecture during National Seminar On Multidisciplinary Approach To The Management Of Paediatric Disabilities organized by Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University SRKV, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641 020, INDIA. June 2010 A workshop on 2D & 3D Gait Analysis And Management Of Gait Deviations organized by Indian Association Of Physiotherapy Pune & Pimpri Chinchwad Branch on 27th &28th November 2010, at Sancheti institute college of physiotherapy. A workshop Motor Relearning program for stroke Rehabilitation on October 2010, organized by Indian Association of Physiotherapy Pune & Pimpri Chinchwad Branch on 27th &28th November 2010, at Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy. A workshop on 2D & 3D Gait Analysis And Management Of Gait Deviations organized by Indian Association Of Physiotherapy Pune & Pimpri Chinchwad Branch on 27th &28th November 2010, at Sancheti institute college of physiotherapy. A workshop Spinal cord injury Rehabilitation, organized by Indian Association of Physiotherapy Pune & Pimpri Chinchwad Branch on December 2010, at Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy. A workshop Spinal cord injury Rehabilitation, organized by Sancheti healthcare academy on December 2012, at Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy. A 2 day Workshop on Task specific training in neuro rehabilitation, on 30 -31sept 2013, at Mission health physiotherapy centre Ahmadabad, Gujarat. A workshop Spinal cord injury Rehabilitation on organized by Sancheti healthcare academy on August 2014 at Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy. A workshop Motor Relearning program for stroke Rehabilitation, organized by Sancheti healthcare academy on 16th & 17th November 2014, at Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy. Publications Comparison of Motor Relearning Program and Bobath Approach in acute stroke rehabilitation. Indian journal of orthopedic and rehabilitation. Vol 1. 2010. Participation & Participation Restrictions in a Teenager with Downs Syndrome: an Indian Scenario. NDTA Network on the net,Nov-Dec 2011: Adults with congenital Disabilities Vol 18, Issue 6 Comparison of motor relearning program versus Bobath approach at every two weeks interval for improving activities of daily living and ambulation in Acute stroke rehabilitation. International Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Sciences. 2013 Vol. 3 (3) September-December, pp.70-77 Paper Presentations Presented scientific paper in International congress on Neurology and Rehabilitation (ICNR) 2010, Goa and got Young Presenter’s Scholarship Award in the same conference. Presented scientific paper in international conference, AWP WCPT IAP conference Mumbai2009. Awarded as second Best Paper in All Medicine faculty in scientific paper presentation at AVISHKAR MUHS Intra-University level, at Nashik 2010 Awarded as Best Paper in physiotherapy faculty, in scientific paper presentation at AVISHKAR MUHS Intra-University level, at Aurangabad 2009 Presented scientific paper in AVISHKAR Inter-University competition at state level in Solapur 2009. Presented scientific paper in Indian academy of cerebral palsy, Jabalpur 2010.
M.Sc. PT (UK), PhD PT, Professor, H.O.D. Musculoskeletal PhysiotherapyDept. Member Academic Council & Chairman U.G.BOS Allied Health MUHS Nasik.
  Professor and Head Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy , Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy,   Post Graduate Guide (Pune University & MUHS, Nashik) PhD Guide (MUHS, Nashik)   Qualifications- B Sc PT (Physiotherapy School & Centre, GMC Nagpur) 1979 MSc PT (University of East London, UK) 1999 PhD PT (University of Pune)2010     IAP -1567-L, MSOT&PT council Registration No- 2010/07/PT/001101 Member- Association of British Scholars, India Member Chartered Society of Physiotherapists UK Previous- Member Chairman UG BOS Allied Health & Member Academic Council (MUHS, Nashik)   Work Experience- Clinical Artificial Limb Centre, Ministry Of Defence, Pune Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Royal Hospital, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman Liverpool Womens’ Hospital, NHS, UK   More than 25 Publications in national & International Journals Paper presentations- WCPT- Yokohoma Japan, 1999 IAP 2000, Faculty IAP conference-Indore, IAP-Asia West pacific WCPT Mumbai 2009
Professor & Head of Community Dept.
M.P.Th. (Sports Sciences and Community Health), MIAP (Pursuing Ph.D. in Physiotherapy under MUHS) Associate Professor and Head,Dept of Community Physiotherapy,Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Additional Qualifications: Professional course in Fitness Training in Gymnasium & Aerobics from Talwalkar Fitness Academy, Mumbai. Work Experience: Recognised Post Graduate teacher and Examiner in Community Physiotherapy by MUHS. Various Appointments by Universities for UG & PG programs including MUHS, DY Patil University, Gujarat University, KLE University, Pravara University. Invited as Guest Speaker/ Faculty for various Sports & Fitness Seminars, Suryanamaskar, Physiotherapy &Orthopaedic conferences & Occupational Health Lectures at numerous industries. Physiotherapist for International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tennis Tournament, Mumbai, 1st MCA Corporate Trophy, Mumbai, Pune International Marathons, Pune& 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune. Professional Activities: Participation in Various Clinical Workshop on Manual Therapy, Sports Injuries & Fitness, Stroke Management, Cardio Pulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation (CPCR), Myofascial Release (MFR), Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Basic & Advanced Mechanical Ventilation, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Brain Hemorrhage Management. Participation in Various Academic Workshops on Research Methodology, Basic and Advanced Teaching Technology, Good Clinical Practice. Participation in Various National & International Conferences. Presented research papers & also won Prizes for presentations. Editorial Board Member, Journal of Medical Thesis and Reviewer for European Journal of Physiotherapy and Journal of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Co-opted Member Board of Studies in Physiotherapy, Pad. DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai Treasurer, Pune Branch of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, Pune and Treasurer, 49th IAP Conference, Pune. Scientific Paper Presentation Awards: 1st Prize in IAP conference, Jaipur 2004 1st Prize in Inter-university research competition ‘Avishkar’, Kolhapur 2012 1st Prize in IAP conference, Goa 2013 1st Prize in Intra-MUHS research competition ‘Avishkar’ teacher’s category 2011, 2012, 2013. Publications: S, ZendeDevyani, Shimpi Apurv P, RevadkarMayur T, RairikarSavita A, Shyam Ashok K, and Sancheti Parag K. “Correlation of Low Back Pain with Core Muscle Strength in Primigravida Indian Females.” (2014) International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 3 (1), 19-23. Shimpi Apurv P, Shah Bhakti, KarnikRoshni “Scapular Resting Position And Gleno-Humeral Movement Dysfunction In Asymptomatic Racquet Players: A Case-Control Study.” Accepted for publication by the Asian Journal of Sports Medicine (AsJSM) Shimpi Apurv P, KharkarSupriya A, TalrejaAnkita A. “Effect of Induced Muscular Fatigue on Balance and core strength in normal individuals”. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (IJPOT) July-September 2014, Vol. 8, No. 3, 187-192 SupekarNishigandha R, Shimpi Apurv P, MadaneAlopa V. “Role of Laughter Clubs in promotion of health in community (a case control study).” Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (IJPOT) April-June 2014, Vol. 8, No. 2, 110-114 Shimpi Apurv P, Shetye Jaimala V, Mehta Amita A. “Comparison between effect of equal intensity training with Suryanamaskar or Physical Education activity or combination of both on Physical fitness in Adolescent Urban School children – A Randomized Control Trial: A Hypothesis”. Journal Medical Thesis (JMT) 2014 May-Aug; 2(2):16-19 Shimpi Apurv P, Writer Hutoxi S, Shyam Ashok, DabadghavRachana. “Role of Physiotherapy in India – A Cross-sectional Survey to Study the Awareness and Perspective among Referring Doctors”.Journal Medical Thesis (JMT)2014 May-Aug; 2(2): 11-15 Shah Nidhi A, Shimpi Apurv P, RairikarSavita A, Shyam Ashok, Sancheti Parag K. “Presence of scapular dysfunction in dominant shoulder of professional guitar players”. Accepted for publication by the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE). Jakhotia Komal A, Shimpi Apurv P, RairikarSavita A. “Suryanamaskar – an equivalent approach towards management of Physical Fitness in Obese Females: a Randomised Control Trial”. Accepted for Publication by the International Journal of Yoga (IJOY) (Jan 2015 issue)
Dr. Razia Nagarwala
Dr. Raziya Nagarwala
Professor and Head of Cardio respiratory physiotherapy Department
Dr. Raziya Nagarwala (PT) MPT Cardio-Pulmonary Sciences M.P.T. (Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Sciences) Professor and Head of department Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Sciences MPT from Rajiv Gandhi University of health science, Karnataka B.Sc. (PT) from Mumbai University Experience Working at Sancheti Institute College of physiotherapy from 1996. Recognized PG guide from 2006 by MUHS Recognized PG guide from 2004 by Pune University Work as clinical physio therapist at Ruby hall hospital, Pune Breahcandy hospital, Mumbai Kuwait Government hospital K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai   Publications 1) Correlation between core strength and breath holding time in normal young adults Razia Nagarwala, Prarthana Dhotre, Isha Gelani. Journal of orthopedic and rehabilitation 2011, 75-78 2) Effects of Pranayama on Bronchial Asthma Jayesh Parmar , Razia Nagarwala International Journal of Physiology, Vol 2, No 1 (2014), Pagination: 96-101 3) Comparison of Vascular Doppler and Sphygmomanometer for Measurement of Ankle-Brachial Index Vidhani N D, Nagarwala R M, Jalan N S, Rairikar S A, Shyam A K, Sancheti P K IJPOT, vol 8 No.3 July – sept  2014;17 – 19   4) Correlation of Transverses Abdomonis Strength and Endurance with Pulmonary Functions in Healthy Adults Gotmare Neha, Nagarwala Raziya, Ghodke Aditi, Rairikar Savita, Shyam Ashok, Sancheti Parag IJPOT– Volume : 8, Issue : 4  Oct – Dec 2014; 77 – 81 5) A comparative study of supine lying, side lying and prone positioning on oxygen saturation, in mechanically ventilated patients, in acute respiratory failure Prajakta S. Patil, Raziya Nagarwala.  Int J Res Med Sci. 2015; 3(7): 1627-31 6) Comparison between effect of pursed lip breathing and mouth taping on dyspnoea: a cross sectional study Gaurav Maind PT, Raziya Nagarwala PT, Seemi Retharekar PT, Supriya Gondane PT, Nilima Bedekar PT, Ashok Shyam, Parag Sancheti. IJCRR,  2015, Volume: 7, 1617-21 7) ‘Effect of Shavasana in Post CABG Surgery Patients During Phase I of Cardiac Rehabilitation’,   Aditi Ghodke, Raziya Nagarwala Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research; March 2016: Vol.-5, Issue- 2, P. 225-232 IJBAMR 8)  Effects of facial cooling by ice application in management of dyspnoea  Raziya Nagarwala, Nithya Menon    Accepted by IJPOT