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Dr. Ali Irani

Dr. Ali Irani

Honorary Professor - Physiotherapy
Specialization: Sports Physiotherapy
Ph.D, B.Physio, DPT

Areas of Specialisation

Sports Physiotherapy

Academic Experience

20 years

Industry Experience

10 years


  • "HITRA ORATION" Award in 1994 for achievements made in the field of Physiotherapy
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Association of Physiotherapy, 2004
  • Awarded Fellowship by Indian Association of Sports Medicine, 2005
  • Awarded Fellowship by Indian Association of Physiotherapists, 2005
  • Best Citizens of India award 2011
  • Journalist Federation of India - National Award for BEST DOCTOR ORTHO AND PHYSIO
  • Best Physiotherapist Award in India from Medscape in 2014.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by Heritage Foundation, Health and Wellness, 2017


  • Physiotherapist for the Indian Cricket Team, 1987-1997.
  • Member Board of studies NMIMS University, Mumbai, D Y Patil University, Pimpri
  • Academic Council Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences, Bangalore
  • Worked as researcher at Bombay Hospital, 1985-86.
  • Presented papers on Knee Mobility, Backache, Hammer Tone for Frozen Shoulder, Fitness & Sports injuries at various national and international conferences.
  • Held workshops on innovative physiotherapy & sports medicine at various physiotherapy & medical colleges nationally and internationally
  • Delivered lecture for Diploma in Sports Medicine at N.I.S, Patiala
  • Conducted a workshop for the Iranian Physiotherapy Association, 2004 and 2005.
  • Train state and national level athletes to improve their performance
  • Holding rural physiotherapy camps (Community Based Rehabilitation)
  • Delivers lectures for Physiotherapy Colleges all over India.
  • Set up physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre in Bhuj, Gujarat for earthquake victims
  • Examiner and Lecturer for students of Masters of Fine Arts (Dance), Bombay University
  • Faculty for P.G. students at various universities
  • PhD guide at various universities in India.
  • Lectures on Disaster Management

Current Academic Activities

  • Teaching: Master of Physiotherapy
  • Mentor for Ph. D. Students: 8 (Completed): 3 (Ongoing)

Professional Services/Memberships

  • Life Member of Indian Association of Sports Medicine
  • Vice-President of Bombay Suburban Amateur Athletic Association
  • Vice-President of Mumbai Suburban School Sports Association.
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