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Dr. Ali Irani

Honorary Professor - 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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