Dr. Umasankar Mohanty
B.P.T(Hons), MPT(Manual Therapy), SRP(London), MISEP, MIAP, FAGE, Ph.D.
President, Manual Therapy Foundation of India®.
President, The Indian Association of Physiotherapists ( National Affairs)
Ph.D. Guide, Lovely Professional University
Ph.D. Guide, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya
I have completed my bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Cuttack, Orissa, and completed Masters In Manipulative Therapy from Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal. I have completed a Ph.D. from Mangalore University in 2012. I have been trained under faculties of Loma Linda University (USA), Orthopedic Medicine International (Belgium), University of Queensland (Australia), Charted Society of Physiotherapy (UK), British College of Osteopathic Medicine (London), and McConnell’s Institute (Australia).
So far I have trained and shared the broad horizon of manipulative therapy to 23,325 Physiotherapists across the globe. The trained Physios are nationalities of India, Philippines, Jordan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Bangladesh, Dubai, Sharjah, Iran, Pakistan, Denmark, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Korea, U.S.A, and the U.K.
I was the Organising Chairman of the 50th Golden Jubilee conference of The Indian Association of Physiotherapists held at New Delhi from 16th-18th March 2012. I also organized the 1st World Congress on Manual Therapy, 2007 (WCOMT07) at Mangalore as the Organising Secretary and the 2nd World Congress on Manual Therapy at Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009 (WCOMT09) on 17th and 18th April 2009 as the Organising Chairman with splendid and commendable success.
I have presented several research papers in Manual Therapy at National and International level conferences. I was Scientific Convenor for the IAP Conferences at Mangalore 2010 and Pune 2011. I have several publications in journals and newspapers. I have authored two books, “Clinical Symposia in Manual Therapy” and “Manual Therapy of the Pelvic Complex”. I have developed a new technique for soft tissue palpation called Mohanty Flat palpation grades. I am the editorial board member of Physiotimes magazine and a regular contributor to the magazine.
I am a visiting faculty to Edutrack Physiotherapy Events (Dubai), Integrated Manual Physical Therapy, Manila (Philippines), Sri lankan Society of Physiotherapy (Sri Lanka), Bangaladesh Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapists, Dhaka, F.I.T, Faridabad, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, Amity Physiotherapy College, Noida, and S.B.B. College of Physiotherapy, Ahmedabad, S.P.B College of Physiotherapy, Surat. I have an excellent background and reputation as a Manual Therapy teacher as per the feedback of the participants. For more details log on to www.mtfi.net.
I was elected as The President of The Indian Association of Physiotherapists (2011-2014, 2014-2017) with the pledge to work in full measure and very substantially for the Physiotherapy profession. In my tenure, I took several initiatives to improve the Physiotherapy profession in India.
For the direct access practice right of Indian Physiotherapists, I took 254Km Foot March named Physio Swaraj March from Dandi to Sabarmati from August 25th-September 3rd,2019. The March got an excellent response from Physiotherapists and a positive response from the Government of India.
My Inspiring Mantra of Life “Bahujan Hitaya, Bahujan Sukhaya” meaning “For Welfare of Many, Happiness of Many”.
Dr. Umasankar Mohanty, MPT, PhD
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