Leadership & Faculty

Leadership & Faculty


Research Head/ Professor, Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy

Former Principal from Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research

First PhD output in Tamilnadu, Completed PhD in March 2012

Research Supervisor-Completed guidance for 4 PhD Scholars in Vels University Chennai

Consultant Sports Physiotherapist for Athletes participated in Asian Pacific Games Event held in Malaysia September 2018

Appointed as sports physiotherapist for the TAMILNADU STATE UNDER 22 CRICKET TEAM (TNCA) from 2006-2008

Chief Sports Physiotherapist for COMMON WEALTH GAMES JUNIOR FENCING CHAMPIONSHIP” January 2006 International event held in Chennai organized for 12 countries.

Publications: Total 30, 28 Scopus Indexed and 2 Pubmed Indexed Publications

Workshops: Conducted many workshops on Functional Diagnosis on Upper, Sacroiliac and Lowe Body Dysfunction in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Rajahmundry

For Clinical Practitioners: Devised a Predictive Model and Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Screening for patients troubled with Postural and musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

Dr Kalidasan V, (M.P.T., Neurology) post graduate from Dr. MGR University Chennai. A certified “Advanced Dorn Therapist” under the Head of Thomas Zudrell, Germany. Neurological rehabilitation and Pain management of Orthopaedical disorders are his expertise. He is also a personalized Fitness Instructor and Diet counselor for a healthy being. Have been teaching for more than 10 years for undergraduate and post graduate Physiotherapy students. He is an expert in PT Neurology, Electrotherapy, Physical and functional diagnosis, Neurological, Psychosomatic Disorders and Paediatric subjects. He has conducted many hands on workshops on neural mobilization and postural improvement. His areas of research interest are neurological rehab. He has a strong research and academic hold and has guided more than 21 UG, PG research project. His expertise in academic has produced university rank holders and Distinction holders for various subjects. He has been organizing free Physiotherapy camps under Krupanidhi Physiotherapy community service cell for the welfare of the community.

Currently working as a Professor, coordinator for MPT Program, sports coordinator and as a coordinator for BPT Program at Krupandhi College of Physiotherapy

Dr. Jincy Samuel is a MPT graduate from RGUHS, Bangalore. Her specialization is Physiotherapy in Cardio respiratory and ICU management. She has more than five years of clinical and teaching experience. She has a certification in Manual Therapy. She has actively participated in organizing many workshops and conferences. Her key areas of research interest are respiratory physiotherapy, Physiotherapy in Women’s Health and Exercise therapy. She has a very strong hold on the physiotherapeutic subjects like functional diagnosis, clinical reasoning and evidence based practice.

Presently working as Assistant Professor and the Alumni Coordinator in Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy

Dr. SAMSON VEDAMANICKAM, (M.P.T., ORTHO, MSc PSY).  Graduate from CMC Vellore. He was awarded gold medal for being the best outgoing student in MPT. Has teaching and working experience from countries like Malaysia and Singapore. Has done short courses in biostatistics and have attended multiple courses in manual therapy and dry needling. Has been the pioneer for a fitness program known as ‘stay fit’ exclusively for the elderly and has conducted the same for more than 7 batches. Has special interest in treating neck, back and knee. Has more than 17 years of professional experience. Have been teaching for more than 10 years for undergraduate and post graduate Physiotherapy students. Has guided more than 12 students for their research projects.

Currently working as an Assistant Professor, coordinator for BPT Program, Physiotherapy clinic in charge and clinical coordinator. 

Dr. Nidhi Sharma is a Physiotherapy Postgraduate (Neurology) from Kempegowda institute of medical sciences (KIMS) Bangalore. She holds university ranks during all graduation years. She was also awarded as best outgoing student for her graduation. She is a certified Orthopedic manual therapist and Also a practitioner of Cranio sacral therapy. She has a clinical experience of more than 10 years and her area of interest and expertise is Adult Neuro-physiotherapy. She has undergone various workshops on Neurological rehab, vestibular rehab, Neural mobilisation and Ergonomics. She has coached many people on Ergonomics in various MNC’s like KPMG, MICROSOFT. She has been a part of team in organizing many workshops and conferences. Presently Assistant Professor Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore

Dr Shivani Jain, (MPT, Musculoskeletal and Sports) working as an Assistant Professor in Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy. She has more than 11 years of experience in the field of Physiotherapy. Having completed her Masters and Bachelors from RGUHS, Bangalore, she has experience both in clinical practice and academics. She is one of the authors of the book called “Knee Surgeries” written by Dr. Ashok Rajgopal, wherein she has written a chapter on knee rehabilitation. Other than the academic responsibilities, she is also working as the NSS Officer and cultural co-ordinator in Department of Physiotherapy, Krupanidhi Group of Institutes

Ms. Sonali Saha Assistant Professor (Physiology) Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy Teaching Experience: 4 years. MSc (Physiology) : Science College, Kolkata (University Rank Holder) BSc. (Physiology) :Ram Mohan College, Kolkata. Highly motivated, hard working and committed to teaching students and bringing good results which is reflected in the performance of the students in the form of more than 80% passing percentage and more than 28 distinctions in the last year. Focused and dedicated to impairing valuable knowledge about physiology and helping them to progress in the future.

Dr. Priya Jovita Martis, Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Krupanidhi college of Physiotherapy, have pursued my Post-graduation in M.Sc medical Anatomy from K.M.C, Manipal University, Manipal from the year 2015-2017 and have a teaching experience of 2 years in the field of Anatomy.

Dr.Deepti Chaitanya Lele has completed her MPT Neurology from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. She has a vast clinical experience in Adult Neuro rehabilitation and Robotics, virtual reality and hydrotherapy in rehabilitation. She has various certifications on Spinal cord injury rehabilitation management,Functional Dry needling, Research and Medical paper writing, Dynamic taping basic advance, Theraband and Foot and posture evaluation and prescription for Talarmade etc. She is active member of Indian Federation of Neuro-rehabilitation and registered MS-OT/PT council member. She has participated in many national and international conferences & also has presented her study on robotics and Neuorehabilitation at IFNR 2015 and World congress of neuro-rehabilitation 2017. She has international publications and is active in research in the field of neurological rehabilitation. Currently she is working as Assistant professor.

Qualification : M.P.T. (Cardio – Pulmn)., P.G.D.F., Ph.D, University : Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Designation : Associate Professor An avid, ethusiastic, courageous, fast learning, research oriented team player who can be highly dependendable & easily communicated with. Involved in teaching Biomechanics and Physiotherapy in Cardiorespiratory conditions for the Undergraduates. Involved in teaching Physiotherapeutics and Principles of Physiothearpy Practice for the Post Graduates. Project guide for Post graduates. Research guide for Undergarduates and Post graduates. Currently heading as the Research Co-ordinator of the department. Extensively involved in Research activities & scientific explorations. Areas of Interest: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in various spheres of Physical Therapy, Exploring Biomechanics