Dr. Sumedh Desai

Director and Consultant Physiotherapist

Dr. Sumedh S Desai (PT), is an accomplished Sport Physiotherapist specializing in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Dry Needling, Strength & Conditioning, Physical Therapy, and Sports Biomechanics. He has done his Bachelors in Physiotherapy with Terna Physiotherapy College under the aegis of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. He also holds a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine (Physio) degree from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, under University of London, QMUL. As a part of his post-graduation he completed Football medicine with reputed faculty of Chelsea Football Club (English Premiere League). He was also a delegate at the Isokinetic Football Medicine Conference held in London in 2013.

With a rich sports industry background, he's the Founder & Chief Physiotherapy Consultant at Prep2Motion Physiotherapy and has now levied the role as a Director & Consultant Physiotherapist at AcktivOrtho Sports Injury Clinic in association with Prep2Motion Physiotherapy. Dr. Desai is proficient in English, Marathi, Hindi, and has a limited working proficiency in Gujarati.

His roles as Head Team Physiotherapist for Hyderabad FC and Team Physiotherapist for FC Pune City in the Indian Super League highlight his expertise. Dr. Desai also contributed to teams like AIFF Elite Academy U19, AIFF India U17, and Kenkre Football Club, providing injury assessment, trauma management, rehab, and more. His accomplishments extend to sports victories. Associated with AIFF Elite U19 team, which secured the U-19 I League gold thrice from 2015-2017, he was part of AIFF India U17's Subroto Cup win (2015) and India U18's bronze at SAFF U18 championship in Nepal (2017). Representing India in AFC U14 & U19 Championships further underscores his expertise.

His fervour for the field led to Certifications in Myofascial Movement Taping, with RockTape (London, UK), OMT Medical Acupuncture (London, UK), and Foundation Pilates Mat work with Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (London, UK), Clinical Fellowship in advanced sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation (Mumbai, India), and Sports trauma management.

He is also a certified Blood flow restriction training practitioner with OMT London, UK, and has clinical certifications in Instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation and dry cupping with RockTape UK. He has an International diploma in Sports Massage therapy, ITEC UK and Electro-dry needling with OMT, UK. With a passion for continued education, he has completed his Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Techniques with OMT Training, UK.

Based in Thane, Maharashtra, he continues to impact physiotherapy through his consultancy and ownership of www.teambehindtheteam.in.

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy, Terna Physiotherapy College, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (2009)
  • Masters In Sports & Exercise Medicine (Physio), Barts & the London school of Medicine & Dentistry, University of London, QMUL (2014)


  1. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (2008), Seth G.S Medical College, Mumbai India
  2. Clinical Fellowship in sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation, Prakruti Health, Mumbai
  3. Rocktape Fascial Movement Training Level 1 & Level 2 (2012), London UK
  4. OMT Medical Acupuncture (2012), London UK
  5. Diploma in Sports Massage (2013), ITEC Southampton UK
  6. Certification in Pilates Matwork Level 1 (2013), Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute, London UK
  7. Certification in Sports Trauma Management (2013), Lubas Medical, Cardiff UK
  8. Certification in RockBlades (IASTM) Course & assessment (2021), RockTape UK
  9. Certification in FMT RockPods (Dry cupping) Course & assessment (2021), Rocktape UK
  10. Practitioner’s certification in Blood Flow Restriction training (2022), OMT Training UK
  11. Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT, 2022) OMT Training, Mumbai India
  12. Diploma in Electro-acupuncture and Electro-Dry Needling OMT Training, UK
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