Department of Physiotherapy



  • The Physiotherapy Centre was established in a small room in the old building with Shri M.L. Chainani, a graduate of the first Batch of Physiotherapy in India in 1956. Initially the Department provided patient services. The Department has developed over years from its budding stage, to a full-fledged teaching and treatment centre.

  • The Physiotherapy School started the Masters in Physiotherapy course affiliated to Bombay University from 1981 and subsequently to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences from 2000 (Intake Capacity of 10 students). The Bachelors in Physiotherapy course of this Institute commenced in 1990 (Intake Capacity of 10 students), affiliated to the Bombay University and subsequently to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in 1998.

  • Physiotherapy Centre provides services to individuals for developing, maintaining and restoring maximum movement and functional ability, threatened at any stage of life by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.

  • Physical Therapists / Physiotherapists are qualified and professionally required to:

    • undertake a comprehensive examination of patients
    • evaluate the findings from the examination to make clinical judgments regarding patients
    • formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and plan
    • implement a physiotherapy intervention/treatment programme
    • determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments
    • make recommendations for self-management.

    WCPT (World Congress for Physical Therapist)


    Patel Compound, ‘N’ Building, Ground Floor, Behind T.N.M.C Canteen


    Office Tel: 23027503
    Email address:



    • To create an environment where Faculty, Staff and Students are passionate about their work and education and where patients of all socio-economic backgrounds are provided the best available care.
    • Personalized Medical Care with kind hearts and attentive hands will help in revitalizing medicine
    • Physiotherapy School & Centre, T.N. Medical College will be distinguished for preparing graduates and post-graduates who achieve excellence in their fields and who demonstrate an extraordinary compassion and commitment to the service to mankind


    • To improve health of individual patients and community at large by providing safe, evidence based and humanistic care.
    • To improve service in the manner that is efficient, equitable and always intending to advance in the field of medicine through leadership in education, research and innovation.
    • To provide high quality, low cost health care services that is consistent with the patient’s needs, values and recognized beliefs.
    • To respect confidentiality and privacy of patients



    Sr No

    Name of Employee



    Prof Chhaya Verma

    Professor & Head


    Dr Bharati Asgaonkar

    Associate Professor


    Dr Rachna Arora

    Assistant Professor


    Dr Hetal Mistry

    Assistant Professor


    Dr Swati Kubal

    Assistant Professor


    Dr Nandini Kolwankar

    Assistant Physiotherapist


    Dr Anushka Dalvi

    Junior Physiotherapist


    Dr Pranali Patil

    Junior Physiotherapist


    Dr Sonal Vichare

    Junior Physiotherapist


    Dr Sameer Bane

    Junior Physiotherapist


    Dr Suvarna Dhage

    Junior Physiotherapist

    Vacant Posts: Assistant Physiotherapist:         1
    Junior Physiotherapist:            8


    Sr No

    Name of Employee



    Mr Amol Chetty

    Head Clerk (PG)


    Mr Ingale

    Head Clerk (UG)


    Mr K S Aher

    Clerk (Part Time)


    Mr B Bhonsale

    Record Assistant


    Mr Rane

    PT Attendant


    Mr N Khot



    Mr A Sawant



    Mr Sudesh Advirkar


    Vacant Post: Lab Assistant:    1




    • Musculoskeletal Services –

    Advanced Electrotherapy Equipment for Pain Relief
    Manual therapy techniques
    Functional retraining following Brachial Plexus Injuries
    Proprioceptive training

    • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Services

    Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
    Critical Care Physiotherapy
    Exercises for Diabetes Control
    Weight loss programs
    Exercise as Preventive measure

    • Neuro Physiotherapy Services

    Advanced Neurotherapeutic techniques for Adults and Children
    Early intervention in Pediatrics
    Vestibular rehabilitation

    • Women’s Health Services-

    Pre and Post Natal Exercises
    Urinary Incontinence Management
    Prolapse Uterus Management

    • Geriatric Services –

    Exercises for healthy aging

    • Oncology Services –

    Breast OPD every Wednesday

    UNIT I: Musculoskeletal Specialty – Rheumatology, Hand & Brachial Plexus Injury Rehabilitation (Wednesday & Saturday)
    Faculty: Prof Chhaya V Verma (Professor & Head)
    Staff: Dr Sonal Vichare

    UNIT II: Musculoskeletal Specialty & Women’s Health (Monday & Thursday)
    Faculty: Dr Bharati D Asgaonkar (Associate Professor)
    Staff: Dr Suvarna Dhage

    UNIT III: Musculoskeletal Specialty & Burns (Tuesday & Friday)
    Faculty: Dr Swati V Kubal
    Staff: Dr Anushka Dalvi

    UNIT IV: Cardiovascular Specialty, Fitness & Obesity, and Paediatric Neurology
     (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    Faculty: Dr Rachna D Arora
    Staff: Dr Nandini S Kolwankar, Dr Pranali Patil

    UNIT V: Cardiovascular Specialty, Geriatric, Oncology and Adult Neurology (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
    Faculty: Dr Hetal M Mistry
    Staff: Dr Nandini Kolwankar, Dr Sameer Bane


    OPD Timings


  • Monday – Friday       

  • Morning:         8.30 am to 12.00 pm

  • Afternoon:      1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

  • Saturday:        Morning:         8.30 am – 11.00 pm
    (Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays )


    Guidelines / Instructions For Patients:
    Patients are taken as and when they come however special cases that require extensive time are given appointments Afternoon services are mainly by appointments

    SCHOOL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY:(Year of Inception: 1990)


    Courses Affiliated Under Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

    •  Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPTh):  
    • Master in Physiotherapy (MPT):
    • Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) Program

    Course Duration:                              Four years and Six months of Internship.
    Intake Capacity:                                10 Students per year
    No of Students Passed Out:              280
    (till 2018)
    Eligibility Criteria:               
    1) Marks obtained in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test. 
    2) Passing Marks in HSC or equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry & Biology.


    Course Duration:      2 years
    Intake Capacity:          10 Students
    Eligibility Criteria:    PGP Entrance Test conducted by DMER every year
    Specialties Offered:
    1. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    2. Cardio vascular & Respiratory Physiotherapy

    Postgraduate Guides:

    Sr No

    Name of Specialty

    Name of Guides


    No of Students
    (1:2 Ratio)


    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    Prof Chhaya V Verma

    Professor & Head


    Dr Bharati D Asgaonkar

    Associate Professor

    Dr Swati V Kubal

    Assistantt Professor


    Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiotherapy

    Dr Rachna D Arora

    Assistant Professor


    Dr Hetal M Mistry

    Assistant Professor



    Eligibility Criteria:          PET Entrance Test conducted by MUHS once every 2 years

    PhD Guides:

    Sr No

    Name of Guides


    No of Students
    (1:2 Ratio)

    Name of Existing Students


    Prof Chhaya V Verma

    Professor & Head


    Dr Gajanan Bhalerao
    (GSMC & KEMH)


    Dr Bharati D Asgaonkar

    Associate Professor


    Dr Pratibha Gaikwad



    • Department library for Staff, UG & PG Students
    • Lecture Theatre with LCD
    • UG Girls Hostel - It is in Nursing Hostel within College campus.
    • UG Boys Hostel – It is at Boys Hostel, Haji Ali.
    • PG Hostel – Sukhkarta Co-op Hsg Soc Ltd, Currey Road.




    • On the 17th of January, the Final Year BPTh students visited Endolite, Prosthetic and Orthotic centre in Mahim under the guidance of Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, Associate Professor. The students got exposed towards the latest prosthetic and orthotic devices available in the market, their mechanism, their importance in efficient rehabilitation and their advantages over the conventional ones.
    • On the 18th of January 2019, the Final Year BPTh students visited Ashadan, orphanage and old age home in Byculla under the guidance of Dr Hetal Mistry, Assistant Professor.
      The students interacted with the elderly residing there and communicated with them regarding their story, current ailments and the methods they adopt to deal with them. 
      Visit to Ashadaan was a very humbling yet motivating experience for the students igniting empathy and a will to do something for the community.
    • On the 20th of January, 2019; Sunday, our undergraduate and postgraduate students participated as volunteers in Marathon held near Azad Maidan organised by Tata Consultancy. The students helped the Dream runners relentlessly for 7 hours by using their hands on skills and techniques for treating post run cramps, injuries and prevention of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.
    • On 25th of January, 2019, the final year BPTh students visited the Sports Medicine Centre, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Andheri West, under the guidance of Dr Rachna Arora, Assistant Professor. 
      The students not only saw but also got an opportunity to witness a demonstration of isokinetic muscle testing, VO2 max testing, Y balance testing using high-tech equipment.
    • College week was celebrated from 30th Jan to 4th February which culminated in the Oath Taking Ceremony and Farewell Function of the Interns
    • On the 6th of February, 2019 P.T. School and Centre Conducted the Oath Taking ceremony of the intern batch passing out in the year 2019. The guest of honour Dr Rajashree Naik, Professor and Head, Physiotherapy teaching and treatment centre, LTMMC and Sion hospital and Dean, Allied Health Sciences, MUHS; Presided the solemn ceremony of oath taking. Our Academic dean, Dr Pinakin Gujjar, our retired Head of the department Dr Hutoxi Writer currently working as Professor and PhD guide at K.J. Somaiya college of Physiotherapy and Dr Amita Mehta, Professor and Head, Seth G.S. Medical college and KEM Hospital were also present. 
    • Disaster Management training was conducted by the Disaster Management Cell of Brihamumbai Mahanagar Palika, in T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Ch Hospital, on 12th, 13th & 14th February 2019. Dr Hetal Mistry, Assistant Professor, Dr Suvarna Dhage, Junior Physiotherapist, and 2 post graduate students Dr Sayali Mhatre and Dr Gayatri Jere attended the workshop. It was a very informative workshop covering the Concepts of hazards, risks and types of disasters, basics of CPR and First Aid, Role of Staff in emergency and handling of mass casualties. Different patient lifting and carrying methods were taught and a mock evacuation drill was conducted.
    • The Physiotherapy Faculty and students participated in 'MEDINSPIRE 2019 - a Multidisciplinary Medical Summit' conducted by Pad Dr D.Y. Patil University from 14th to 17th February 2019
    • Professor Chhaya Verma, Professor and Head of Department, was one of the Expert Speakers in the Summit. She spoke on “Understanding an Approach to Rehabilitation in Adult Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury”
    • Professor Chhaya Verma, Chaired the session on “Lumbosacral Mobilization” by Dr Umashankar Mohanty
    • Dr Rachna Arora, Assistant Professor, Chaired the Session on “Electrotherapy: Exploring Evidences” by Dr Bhavana Gadhavi
    • Dr Rachna Arora, was a Judge for Poster presentation in student category
    • Dr Tanvee Vora, Postgraduate student of our College, presented a paper on “Patient Perception after Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury – A Qualitative Case Study” in the Postgraduate Category. She received the Third Prize award.
    • Dr Megha Nair, Postgraduate student of our College, presented an e-poster on "Effect of Mulligan taping on quadriceps strength, knee pain n function in knee osteoarthritis using VAS n KOOS".
    • Ms Krishika Shah, Intern, presented an e-poster on “Study of the most affected domain of ICF in Community Dwelling Elderly” in the students Category
    • Ms Saloni Sanghrajka, Intern, presented an e-poster on “Socioeconomic burden on Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury & their Families” in the students category
    • Ms Hemanshi Thakker and Ms Priyanka Manglani, Fourth Year BPTh students, participated in group e-poster presentation on “Physiotherapy Triumphs, Trends, Transformation, Technology”. They presented Poster on “Virtual Reality – Transforming Pain into Bliss”
    • On 22nd February, the Final BPTh students with Dr Swati Kubal, Assistant Professor visited the Central Labour Institute, Mumbai.
    • Prof Chhaya Verma was invited as a Guest Speaker in the 4th National Patients’ Convention – Pain & Arthritis organized by Mission Arthritis India (MAI) in Pune
    • Two of our Second Year undergraduate students took part in Marathon and Walk-a-Thon on 3rd March, 2019. Ms Chaitali Kopdam took part in ‘Pinkrush’, a Marathon organized by Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai, a breast cancer awareness program initiative. Mr Kaustubh Augustine participated and completed the Walkers Club Aarey Walkathon of 9.5 kms at Goregaon.
    • Dr Swati Kubal and Dr Hetal Mistry attended workshop Disability Assessment and UDID held at Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai on 8th March 2019.


    • Guest Lecture and Panel discussion on “Evidence Based Practice in Physiotherapy” was arranged on 9th January 2018 in Sushrut Hall, 5th Floor College Building. Dr Vrushali Panhale, Principal of MGM College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai and Dr Jaimala Shetye, Associate Professor, Physiotherapy School and Centre, G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai were the experts on the panel.
    • Interns and Post graduate students participated and presented papers in the MUHS state Level Research Conference held at Terna Physiotherapy College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai on 23rd February 2018. Ms Geetanjali Attharde (Intern), Ms Nidhi Shah (Intern), Dr Neha Dhole (MPT 2) and Dr Visalakshi Subramanian (MPT 3) represented Physiotherapy School & Centre, T.N. Medical College at the conference.
    • Dr Pranali Patil, as part of Medical Acute Care Unit (MACU) orientation program for Nurses, takes Lectures on Role of Physiotherapy in Intensive Care Unit
    • Physiotherapy School & Centre successfully conducted a workshop titled "Communication Skills in Clinical and Professional Practice - A need of Time" for Physiotherapy Faculty, Staff and Post-graduate students by Dr Santosh Salagre, Associate Professor in Department of Medicine, Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai on 7th September 2018
    • Dr Hetal Mistry, Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy Dept along with Postgraduate students Dr Vishnu Ranade, Dr Akhila Natesan spoke about “Physiotherapy Management in Lymphoedema” the 4th CA breast Support Group sponsored by the Narayandas Budhrani Trust and conducted under the guidance of Dr Jayshree Pandya, Professor, Surgery Department on 24th September 2018.  It was an interactive session. 20 to 25 patients attended along with their caregivers. The patients keenly participated in the exercises and shared their experiences.
    • Dusshera Puja along with Extra-curricular activities to welcome freshly admitted students to the UG and PG course as well as Farewell to our outgoing PG students was organized on 17th October 2018.
    • A three day MUHS approved Workshop on “Basic Workshop on Research Methodology” for Postgraduate students of Physiotherapy School & Centre TNMC and College of Physiotherapy was successfully conducted on 27th, 28th and 29th November 2018 in Dhanvantari Hall, Pharmacology Department, 2nd Floor, College building. Prof Chhaya Verma and Dr Rachna Arora were faculty in the workshop.
    • Dr Bharati Asgaonkar. Dr Rachna Arora are actively involved in HMIS for Physiotherapy
    • Prof Chhaya Verma, Dr Rachna Arora and Dr Nandini Kolwankar, as part of the Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Core Committee actively participated in preparing specifications and justifications of Equipment and Staff required to set up a New Neurorehabilitation Centre for children with disabilities
    • Dr Swati Surkar, a distinguished alumnus of this College, interacted with undergraduate and post graduate students about her journey in Research on 14th December 2018. Dr Swati Surkar, has completed her PhD from USA and is currently doing post-doctoral research there.
    •  Our Second Year undergraduate students, Mr Kaustubh Augustine and Ms Chaitali Kodam actively participated in Marathon organized by Seth G. S. Medical College & K. E. M. Hospital, Mumbai for awareness of Organ donation on 23rd December
    •  Our undergraduate students participated in camp “Karma”, a camp for burns survivor children. This camp was organized by Dr Vinita Puri, Professor and Head, Department of Plastic Surgery, Seth G. S. Medical College & K. E. M. Hospital, Mumbai, on 14th, 15th and 16th December 2018.



    • Dr Hetal Mistry was a faculty Judge for “Scientifica – 2017” at Sancheti College of      Physiotherapy, Pune held in March 2017.
    • Oath taking Ceremony for the Interns was organized on 17th March 2017. This was followed by a cultural program to bid farewell to the outgoing MPTh students in the Auditorium.
    • Prof Chhaya V Verma presented Paper & poster related to BPI at 6th Society for Hand Indian Therapy Conference (SHITCON) & 35th Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSHCON) on 22 – 23rd September 2017, Mumbai.

    a) Barriers to Rx adherence in Traumatic Brachial Plexus (TBPI) patients attending P.T. OPD at Govt. Tertiary care Hospital, Mumbai.
    b) Do we need to incorporate comprehensive Patient rated outcome measures (PROM) in    of TBPI patient – A case study.
    c) Assessment of reaction time & Percentage of accuracy for laterality recognition in healthy adults.
    d) Neuroplasticity: A     in the rehabilitation of TBPI patients (Poster)

    • Prof Chhaya Verma was faculty in CME & workshop on Brachial plexus organized by department of Plastic Surgery KEM Hospital & G.S.M. College on dt. 19Th & 20th May 2017. - 'Physiotherapy Post Surgery in BPI – No Pain No Gain”
    • Prof Chhaya Verma was invited as guest Faculty at CME & workshop organized by Mumbai Branch of Indian Associatation of Physiotherapists on 2nd July 2017 at Antanio d'silva high school, Mumbai. 'Adult BPI- Repair , diagnosis & management'.
    • MPTh student Dr. Gauri Dhanorkar presented a scientific paper on “Assessment of Upper limb endurance using 6 minute Peg Board ring test” at the 6th Society for Hand Indian Therapy Conference (SHITCON) & 35th Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSHCON) on 22 – 23rd September 2017, Mumbai.
    • MPTh student Dr. Saylee Joshi presented a scientific paper on “Comparison of Upper Extremity Strength in Patients with Obstructive Airflow limitation and matched healthy Individuals” at the 6th Society for Hand Indian Therapy Conference (SHITCON) & 35th Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSHCON) on 22 – 23rd September 2017, Mumbai.
    • Prof Chhaya Verma was invited as Guest speaker for Ganga Hand Therapy Course 25th November 2017  - 'Understanding An approach of rehabilitation – BPI in adults & Children
    • Prof Chhaya Verma, Dr Sonal Vichare and Dr Tanvee Vora, a post graduate student specializing in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, gave a lecture on “Treatment Strategies in Rheumatoid Arthritis in Acute and Chronic Stages” as part of a patient education program organized by Dr Lata Bichile of Rheumatoid Arthritis Soceity of India on 7th December 2017 held at Ganesh Bagh Hall at Lalbaug
    •  Dr Bharati Asgaonkar and Dr Swati Kubal attended workshop on “Kinetic Control – Upper Quarter at D Y Patil College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai in December 2017
    •  Guest lecture on “Management of Adult & Obstetric BPI” by Dr. M. R. Thatte was arranged on 19th December 2017 in the PT School, & Centre, T.N. Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Ch Hospital.


    1) MUHS approved MET workshop was conducted by the MET Cell of T.N. Medical College Mumbai for Post-graduate students of Physiotherapy in 2016.
    2) One day workshop on “Pilates” by Dr Ganesan was conducted in April 2016. All Faculty, Staff, MPTh students and participated in the workshop.
    3) Dr Rachna Arora, Assistant Professor, was a Guest Speaker on “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo” in the 3rd Student’s Conference organized by the Mumbai Branch of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, on 17,18 September 2016.




    Chhaya Vijaykumar Verma (Professor & Head)

    International Publications

    • Chhaya Verma, Tanvee Vora, Mukund Thatte , Sujata Yardi. “Patient Perception After Traumatic    Brachial Plexus Injury- A Qualitative Case Study “ Journal of Hand Therapy ( Am) accepted for publication ( mail received on 6th March 2019)


    • Verma Chhaya, Yardi Sujata et al.” Patients’ Perception of Quality of Life After Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury- A Qualitative Study “ Hand Therapy ( J of British Association of Hand Therapist & European Federation for Societies of Hand Therapists ) accepted for publication (mail dated 30th Jan 2019)
    • Chhaya Verma ,Sujata Yardi ,Vinita Puri ,Jyostna Thosar ” Study of Incidence & factors Associated with Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury Patients Treated at Government Tertiary Care Hospital from Mumbai- A Retrospective Study “ International J of Basic & Applied Research; Feb 2019,Vol. 9, Issue 2, Pages 103-110. (ISSN-2249-3352(P) 2278-0505 (E)


    • Chhaya Verma, Amita Kamble, Vijaya Krishnan “HIV Positive Individuals: Exercise, Yoga & Quality of life” International STD Research & Reviews (ISRR),Vol 7 (02-03), 2018; Page 1-7.Article no. ISSN: 2347-9196 ISRR 42404. (DOI: 10.9734/ISSR/2018/42404)
    • Lakshmi Vas, Renuka Pai, Dipti Geete, Chhaya Verma. “Improvement in CRPS After Deep Dry Needling Suggests a Role in Myofascial Pain “.Pain Medicine ( Oxford Academic Journals),Vol.19,Issue 1,1st January 2018;pages: 208-212. (


    • Verma CV, Kadkikar A et al “Effect of Gravitational Stress as Preventive measure for Bone Demineralisation & Renal Complications in acute Paraplegics & Quadriplegics”. Global Journal of Medical Research: K(Interdisciplinary) April 2016, vol 16, issue 1, pages 15-19 (Print ISSN 09755853) (DOI:10.17406/GJMRA)
    • Verma Chhaya, Deshpande Renuka, Krishnan Vijaya, Bakre Amol. “Lumbar range of motion: Reliability between Schober’s test & modified Schober’s test” Romanian Journal of Physical Therapy, vol. 21/issue 35/May 2015, pages 40-47


    • M.R. Thatte, C.V. Verma, et al Measured Tension Method for Surgery of Claw hand. Journal of Hand Surgery(British & European Volume). Vol. 1; No.2, July 1996, pg 147-151

    Indian Publications

    • C.V.Verma, Prachita W.,Swapnil G “Correlation between Pain, Physical performance & disability in Chronic Low Back Pain” Intervention Education & Research Journal, Aug 2018, vol. 4, issue8, page 16-17


    • C.V.Verma, Prachita W., Shiny Z. “ Study of Variation in Quadriceps angle in Healthy Individuals.” Scholars J. Of App. Med. Sci, (SJAMS), June 2018, 6(6), page 2440-2443
    • Prachita W, C.V. Verma “Measurement of Carrying Angle in Healthy Indian Population” International Journal of Scientific Research, May 2018, vol.7, issue 5, page 3-4


    • C.V.Verma, Prachita W., Dipti P et al, “ Influence of generalised joint hypermobility on knee joint proprioception in asymptomatic healthy women.” International J.of Physical Education, Sports & Health, IJPESH, March 2018, 5(3), Page 151-153
    • Chhaya Verma, Ruchita Parekh,Amita Mehta et al “Correlation of Functional Ability of Hand with Upper Limb Function & Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients” JAPI. March 2017. Vol 65. Pages 21-24. (ISSN:0004-5772)


    • Prachita Walankar, Chhaya Verma ,Amita Mehta “Study of Hand Grip Strength in Indian Population” International Journal of Health Sciences & Research. Nov 2016. Vol 6. Issue 1. (ISSN: 2249-9571)
    • C. V. Verma, Kudatarkar PV,  et al. “Quality of life following Physiotherapy management in patients with Total Knee Replacement”, International Journal of Physiotherapy (IJPhy), Feb. 2016, 3 (1)
    • Chhaya Verma, Hiral Master, Vijaya Krishnan “Attitude, Knowledge & Application of Yogic Sciences by Physiotherapists”. Asian Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2016, vol 4, issue 11, pages 1-4
    • Verma Chhaya, Vijaya Krishnan. Effect of Relaxation on the Automatic Functions in Cervical Spondylosis. International Journal of Medical Research Professionals. Jan 2016, vol 2, issue 1, pages 74-79


    • Chhaya Verma, Vijaya Krishnan, Pooja Kamath. “Comparison Between 12-minute walk test & 3-minute step test in normal adults” International Journal of Current Innovation Research, June 2015 vol 1,issue 4, pages 105-108 ISSN: 2395-5775
    • Chhaya Verma, Lavanya Kailas, Vijaya Krishnan. “Work related musculoskeletal pain among physiotherapy students. Research & Reviews- A Journal of Health Professions,2015 vol.5, issue 3 pages 25-31


    • Chhaya Verma, Laxmi Subramaniam, Vijaya Krishnan “Effect of plyometric training on vertical jump height in high school basketball players- A randomised control trial”. International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS): 2015; 4(1): 7-12 ISSN: 2319-5886


    • Verma C.V., Vijaya Krishnan “Musculoskeletal morbidities in class 4 women employees of Tertiary care hospital: A cross-sectional survey”. International Journal of Physiotherapy & Research, vol.3/issue 3/2015 ISSN (P) : 2321-8975
    • Punam Ghadi, Chhaya Verma Study of the efficiency of Mulligun’s Movement with mobilization & Taping Technique as an adjunct to the Conventional Therapy for Lateral Ankle Sprain.. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy (July-Sept 2013), vol 7, issue 3.  


    • Khanolkar T, Metgud S, Verma CV. “A Study of Combined effects of Progressive Muscle Relaxation & Visual Imagery Technique on Perceived Pain Levels of Anxiety & Depression in patients with Burns” Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy (April-June)2013, vol 7,issue 2, pg 230-233
    • Sneha Kale, Verma CV et al. “Exercise Training for Astronauts” Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy (April-June)2013, vol 7,issue 2, pg 82-86 (ISSN: 0973-5674)


    • CV Verma, Master HS, Gaikwad SA. Prevalence of musculoskeletal   morbidities & its impact on Quality of  Life in class 4 category workers of Government Tertiary Care  Hospital, Mumbai. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy April-June 2013, vol 7, issue 2, pg 87-91 (ISSN-0973-5666)
    • Chhaya Verma,Vijaya Krishnan. “Comparison between McConnell Patellar Taping & conventional physiotherapy treatment in the management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome- A Randomized Controlled Trial” Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, July- Dec 2012, vol 1, No. 2, pg 95-104 (ISSN 2231-4261)


    • CV Verma, Master HS, Inamdar A et al.Impact of occupational stress on musculoskeletal pain & morbidities in the nursing  population working at Government Tertiary Care Hospital, Mumbai. “A survey based study ” International Journal of Nursing Education (July-Sept) 2012, vol 4, issue: 2, pg 97-101 (ISSN: 0974-9349)    
    • Ingale A, Verma CV et al. Spinal accessory & Suprascapular Neuropathy: Analysis & Diagnosis the Physiotherapy Post. Oct-Dec 2011, vol 3, No. 4, pg 74-76


    • Rebecca John, Chhaya Verma. Changes in health status and functional outcomes in acute traumatic hand injury patients during physical therapy treatment. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, May-Aug 2011, vol 44, issue:2, pg 362-367
    • Vijaya Vishwanathan, Chhaya Verma. Study of Level of Fitness in under 16 Male Football Players and the Effect of Puberty on their level of Fitness. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Vol 3, No 2, April-Jun 2009 pg 54-58


    • M Desai, C V Verma. Comparison of Effect of Cooling & Sustained Passive Stretching as Treatment technique for Spasticity in Hemiplegia”. Journal of Indian Association of  Physiotherapists. 1998
    • Y Gokhale, C V Verma Lumbosacral Angle & Chronic Backache.  Journal of Association of Physicians of India(JAPI) 1999 (Copy not available)


    • Mahinder Samtani, B V Bellare, C V Verma. June 1997Comparison of Bicycle & Treadmill Ergometer in Aerobic Capacity (Copy not available)
    • C V Verma; B V Bellare. Effect of 90-90 Position of Immobilisation in operated cases of Fracture Shaft femur” Indian Journal of Surgery 1993 (Copy not available)


    • C H  Rane, B V Bellare Effect of “Wrist Position on prehensile activities of Hand-Pinch activity”. Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol no. 55,issue 3, March 1993.
    • C V Verma et. “Effect of Low Intensity, Long Duration Exercises on Total Lipid Profile & Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolytic Activity” Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapists. Nov-Dec 1992, 11-13

    Books (chapters ) Published

    • Contributed in a manual for patients on Lifestyle modification program titled “Living for a Healthy Heart” by dept of Cardiology, LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai


    • E-book on Cure for PFPS (Patello-femoral Pain Sydrome) : McConnell Taping vs Conventional Physiotherapy Treatment: Randomized Controlled Trial, Chhaya Verma, Vijaya Krishnan,   Publisher: LAP  LAMBERT Academic Publishing,Germany, December 2012 (ISBN: 978-3-8465-3262-1)
    • “Prevention and Rehabilitation Strategies in Various Hand Conditions ”Chhaya Verma.Chapter 21 (pages414-434)Textbook of Prevention Practice and Community Physiotherapy, edited by Dr Bharati Bellare,

    Published by Jaypee brothers(Medical Publishers Private Ltd. First edition 2018

    • Contributed a chapter on “Physiotherapeutic aspect of Management in Arthritis-Knee, Ankle & foot “ in the magazine published by Mission Arthritis India 2019; pages 18-27 English version & pages 67-76 Marathi version 



    Dr Bharati Asgaonkar (Associate Professor)

    • Effect of Mulligan Taping on Quadriceps Strength, Knee Pain & Function in Knee Osteoarthritis using VAS and KOOS: Dr Megha Nair, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, International Journal of Current Research, Vol 10 (9), Page no 73820 – 73824, Sept 2018, ISSN: 0975-833X
    • Effect of Hip Extensor Strength Training on Pain and Functions in Patients with Chronic non-specific Low Back Pain: Experimental Study, Dr Tanvee Vora, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, International Journal of Current Research, August 2018, Vol 10 (08), ISSN: 0975-833X, Page 72389 – 72393
    • Foot Posture and Frontal Plane Knee Alignment in Obese Individuals with and without Osteoarthritis Knee, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, Dr Ankita Matondkar,  International Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 2018, ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674
    • Comparison of Immediate Effect on Hamstring Flexibility using Non Ballistic Active Knee extension in Neural Slump Position and Static stretch Technique, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, Dr Pratiksha Gadpal, International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research,Int J Physiother Res 2017,Vol 5(6):2425-31, ISSN2321-1822
    • To Study the Effects of Muscle Energy Technique as compared to Muscle Energy Technique with Shoe Insole on Pain, MODQ, Pelvic Torsion. Iliac Crest Height difference & Fixed Limb Length Discrepancy in patients with Sacroiliac joint Dysfunction. Dr Nupur Angal, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, International Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, ISSN: P0973-5666, E-0973-5674, Vol 11 (9), Jan-March 2017, Page 95 - 100
    • A Study to corelate Postural Thoracic Kyphosis and abdominal muscle strength and endurance. Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, Dr Rati Ghumare Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. (An International Journal), 2012, ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674
    • Effectiveness of valgus insole on pain, Gait parameters and Physiological gait Index of walking in flat feet in 5 to 15 years. Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, Dr Pradnya Kadam, Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. (An International Journal), 2012, ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674
    • Effect of Exercise on Depression, Dr Mayura Patil, Dr. Bharati Asgaonkar, Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapy, 2005
    • The posture Edict in modern life: Dr.Bharati Asgaonkar, BioMed, December 1999 Vol 6 (11), 116 -120
    • Oxygen - uptake: A comparative study through bicycle ergometry. Dr.Bharati Asgaonkar, BioMed, October 1999, Vol 6 (9), 20-22

     Dr Rachna Arora (Assistant Professor)

    • To Study the Effect of Buteyko Breathing Technique in Patients with Obstructive Airway Disease: Rachna D Arora, Visalakshi H Subramanian; International Journal of Health Sciences and Research,  Vol.9, Issue:3;March 2019, Page 50 – 64, ISSN:2249-9571.
    • Impact of Chronic Heart Failure on Six Minute Walk Distance and Quality of Life: Rachna Arora, Shruti Nair; International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research 2018, Volume 6(3), July – Sept 568 – 573, ISSN 2347 – 6567
    • Comparison of Core Muscle Strength in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients and Age, Gender, BMI matched healthy individuals: Priya Deshmukh, Rachna Arora; International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research 2017, Volume 5 (4):2171-77, ISSN 2321-1822
    • Effect of Acu-TENS in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Gogri Share, Arora Rachna, Writer Hutoxi; Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy – An International Journal, 2015, Volume 9 (2), 48 – 51, ISSN 0973-5674
    • Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bhilpawar Praniti, Arora Rachna; Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy – An International Journal, 2013, Volume 7(1), 196-201 ISSN 0973-5674
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation – An Overview, HS Writer, RD Arora; Otorhinolaryngology Clinics: An International Journal, Jan-April 2012, 4(1):54-69, ISSN


    Dr Swati Kubal (Assistant Professor)

    • The Effect of Balance Training on Agility in Young Cricketers, Dr Swati Kubal, Dr Dhananjay Padwal, International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) ISSN (Online): 2319-7064, Volume 5 (10), October 2016

    Dr Hetal Mistry (Assistant Professor)

    • Comparison between Post Isometric Relaxation and Reciprocal Inhibition Techniques of Muscle Energy Techniques on Respiratory Function in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tejal Rajandekar, Hetal Mistry, International Journal of Current Research, ISSN: 0975-833X, November 2018, Vol No 10 (11), Page No 75505 – 75527
    • Assessment of Components of Functional Balance in Individuals suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and to Compare it with Age & Gender Matched Individuals, Mistry Hetal, Gala Sejal; International Journal of Health Sciences & Research, ISSN: 2249 – 9571, August 2018, Vol No 8 (3), Page No 149 - 160
    • Physiological Cost Index of Six Minute Walk Test and its correlation with Six Minute Walk Distance in Elderly, Mumbai, Dr Hetal Mistry, Dr Mezba Fakih , Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. (An International Journal), 2016, ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674
    • Clinical Effects Of Pranayama on Performance of Rifle shooters. Dr Amte Snehal Shekhar, Dr Mistry Hetal M., International Journal Of Medical Research & Health Sciences, Volume 3 July-September 2014, ISSN2319-5886
    • Effects Of Age On Test Performance In Community-Dwelling Elderly People: Six Minute Walk Test And Ten Step Test, Dr Pallavi Mahajan, Dr Hetal Mistry, International Journal Of Medical Research & Health Sciences, Volume-3, issue 2, April-June 2014, ISSN2319-5886

    Prof H.S. Writer (Prof & Head Tenure: 2000-2016)

    • Development and Gender Differences of Static Postural Control in Indian Children between     3 to 15 Years using the mCTSIB; Dr. Priya Chitre1, Dr. Hutoxi Writer2; International Journal of Healthcare Sciences Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp: (63-76), Month: October 2016 - March 2017, ISSN 2348-5728 (Online) Available at:
    • Effect of Auricular transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on experimental pain threshold
      Dr. Twinkle Y. Dabholkar, Dr. Hutoxi Writer, Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (International Journal), Volume 3, Number3, July-September 2009. (ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN E – 0973-5674) Pagination: 95-100
    • Assessment of Cognitive Visual Motor and Perceptual dysfunction in epileptic children of age group 6-12 years and it's co-relation with balance.
      Dr. Swati Surkar, Dr. Hutoxi Writer, Published in Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. (An International Journal) ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674, October - December 2010, Vol No 4 (4), Page No 158 – 161
    • Altered Current perception Ratio: A tool to identify small fiber neuropathy in high risk Diabetic Foot. Dr. Unnati Pandit, Dr. Hutoxi writer, Published in Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. (An International Journal) ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674, Jul-Sep2011, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p42-45
    • Study of cognitive impairments in Parkinson's patients and its correlation with freezing pf gait episodes, bradykinesia, Dr. Hutoxi Writer, Dr. Poorva Kulkarni, Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 2011
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation – An Overview, HS Writer, RD Arora; Otorhinolaryngology Clinics: An International Journal, Jan-April 2012, 4(1):54-69, ISSN
    • Somato sensory evoked potentials in upper and lower limbs in normals by stimulation of median and tibial nerves Dr. S.S. Idgunji, Dr. S.S. Yardi, Dr. H.S. Writer, Dr. A.R. Desai Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, Volume3, number II & III November 1987
    • Medial and lateral Antebrachial cutaneous nerve: Standardisation of techniques and Age Effect on Healthy Subjects Dr. Hutoxi Writer and Dr. Bhavna Mhatre The Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, Volume1,1998-1999

    Books (Chapter) Published
    1)  Title of Chapter – Physical Health
    Book – Geriatric Services (Elderly Care 1999) Wealthy tips for Healthy Aging 
    2)  Title of Chapter – Physiotherapy routine
    Book – STEPPING UP – How to stay active with Parkinson's Disease
    A publication of PDMDS (Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders) 
    3)  Dizziness in the Elderly : A Physiotherapist's perspective in the rehab strategies.
    A review article in Physio Times Volume2, issue1 ISSN – 0976-1993




    • Dr Tanvee Vora, presented a Scientific paper on "Patient perception after traumatic brachial plexus injury - A Qualitative Case Study" and won the third Prize in MedInspire 2019 International Medical Summit organized by Pad Dr D.Y. Patil University.


    • MPTh student Dr. Rashi Jain stood 1st in MUHS in Musculoskeletal PT.


    • MPTh student Dr. Saylee Dhupe stood 1st in MUHS in Cardio-respiratory PT.
    • Third Year student Ms Prerna Shewale was awarded Subject Topper in Surgery I


    • MPTh student Dr Manasi Matani stood First in MUHS in Cardio-respiratory PT


    • Second year student Ms Nidhi Shah was awarded Subject Topper in Pharmacology in MUHS
    • Final year BPTh student Mr Aniketh Chavan stood Third in MUHS

    2012 – 2013

    • Second year student Ms Farhana Shaikh stood Fourth in MUHS
    • MPTh student Dr Devanshi Gandhi stood Second at MUHS in Musculoskeletal PT


    • Ms Manasi Matani ranked Third at MUHS in Final year BPTh.
    • Mr Aniket Chauvan ranked second at MUHS in Second year BPTh
    • MPTh student Dr Shruti Nair stood Fourth in MUHS in Cardio-respiratory PT
    • Prof (Mrs) H.S. Writer, PT  received the IAP Fellowship Award at the 49th National IAP Conference       held at Pune, 2011
    • Mumbai Branch of IAP felicitate Prof Hutoxi S Writer, for her consistent help, support and hard work for             the betterment of students, members and advancement of the organization on October, 2010 at the annual             function of Mumbai Branch of IAP


    • MPT Student Dr Vibhuti Soni ranked 3rd at MUHS in Neuro Physiotherapy
    •  Ms. Purva Kulkarni is a state level badminton champion.
    • Ms. Manasi Matani ranked First in MUHS in Third year BPTh
    • Ms. Mansi Vaidya ranked first in MUHS in Final Year BPTh
    • Mr Aniketh Chavan stood Fourth in MUHS in First BPTh in MUHS


    • The undergraduate students of TNMC won the first prize in “Alka Verma Memorial Award” on    academic Quiz.
    • Two Second year students, Ms Poorva Kulkarni & Ms Saloni Sachdev, achieved second and fifth            rank respectively, at MUHS.
    • Dr (Mrs) H.S. Writer, PT received the IAP Oration Lecture Award on “Vestibular Rehabilitation – S            cope for PT Practice” at the National IAP Conference held at Dehradun, 2008


    • Ms Pradnya Kadam won the first prize for the internship project competition held at IAP Mumbai             branch conference
    • Prof H S Writer was awarded  the “Dr VR Paithankar Memorial Oration Lecture on Vestibular             rehabilitation” by NARCAAOOD, Nagpur Association for Rehabilitation of Children Adults with             Orthopaedic and Other Disabilities, Nagpur