Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Department of Physiotherapy School and Centre

Welcome to the Department of Physiotherapy


To promote excellence in Patient care, Education & Research

PT (1)Physical therapy provides services to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the life span. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, pain, disease, disorders, conditions or environmental factors. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.

Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximising quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation.

Physical therapists are qualified and professionally required to:

-Undertake a comprehensive examination/assessment of the patient/ client or needs of the client group.

– Evaluate the findings of assessment to make clinical judgement regarding the patients/clients.

– Formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and determine when patients/clients needs to be referred to another health care professional.

– Implement a physical therapy intervention/treatment program

– Determine the outcome of any intervention/treatments.

– Make recommendation for self management.

WCPT (World Congress for Physical Therapist)

Physiotherapy - Poster

The Physiotherapy Department has its own school which conducts Bachelors and Masters Degree Programs in Physiotherapy. The Department provides Physiotherapy services for both inpatients and outpatients.

Educational Courses: Affiliated to MUHS

Eligibility Criteria:

The prerequisite for the under graduate course is HSC in science faculty and an eligible score at the state level medical entrance examination.
The prerequisite for Post graduation course is eligible score at PG CET conducted by MUHS.
The prerequisite for Ph.D course is eligible score at PET conducted by MUHS.

1.  Undergraduate: B.P.Th  – 40 seats

2.  Postgraduate: M.P.Th   –  20 seats (Total)

  •  Specialities:
  • M P Th Musculoskeletal Sciences        –  08
  • M P Th Neuro Sciences                          –  06
  • M P Th cardiovascular & Respiratory Sciences  –  06

3.   Ph.D                           06 seats


Faculty of Physiotherapy


Ms Amita Mehta Prof & HOD
Ms Saraswati Iyer Professor
Ms Chhaya Verma Professor
Ms Bhavana Mhatre Associate Professor
Ms Jaimala Shetye Associate Professor
Ms Mariya Jiandani Associate Professor
Ms Archana Gore Assistant Professor
Ms Jyotsna Thosar Assistant Professor
Ms Lakshmiprabha Rangarajan Assistant Professor
Ms Dipti Geete Assistant Professor
Ms Swati Paranjape Assistant Professor
Ms Sushama Gajakos Assistant Professor
Ms Rupali Deshpande Assistant  Physiotherapist
Ms Shilpa Naik Assistant  Physiotherapist
Ms Sarika Pajai Assistant  Physiotherapist
Ms Poonam Patil Assistant  Physiotherapist
Mr Shardul Ganvir Junior Physiotherapist
Ms Shabana Kazi Junior Physiotherapist
Ms Esther Katarnavare Junior Physiotherapist
Ms Apeksha Ingle Junior Physiotherapist

Non Teaching Staff

1. Administrative Officer Mrs. Anagha Patwardhan
2. P A Mrs. Shilpa Kotwaliwale
3. Head Clerk Mrs. Kalyani Naik
4. Academic clerk  Mr. Namdev Matkar
5.  Typist/ Clerk Mr. Chandrashekhar Mokashi
6. Regitration Assistant Mr.Tushar Shetye
7. Record Asst Mrs. Shruti Gawde

Mr. Shreekant Lahulkar

8. Chief Librarian Mrs. Madhuri Kochikar
9. Asst. Librarian Mrs. Snehalata  Ghule
10. Store Keeper Mr. Sunil Khadtare
11. Accountant Mr. Barwe
12. Account clerk Mr. Chavan
13. Peon 1. Mr. Ganesh Aheer

2.Mr. Ramesh Karpe

3. Mr. Neelkant Gore

14. Sweeper Mr. Vishwas Butkar


Facilities, Equipments & Special services:

  • UG (Departmental library for all UG students)
  • PG (Department library + Library of books donated by the department staff)
  • CD library for Teachers/PG students
  • Lecture Theatre with LCD, OHP & Slide Projector (Capacity -80)
  • Well Equipped Laboratories for Practice of Clinical skills

Activities 2015-2016:

  • MUHS activities – Scientifica
  • Orientation Programme for UG, Interns , PG and Ph.D.
  • Workshop on bioethics and Communication skills
  • Ethical Physical therapy Practice & Research
  • Research Methodology
  • Training in Education technology – PG and Faculty
  • Continuous Physiotherapy Knowledge & Skill training
  • Cultural activities – Inter -College Participation
    • Posters
    • Debate
    • Rangoli, Mehandi & Drawing
    • Paper Craft
    • Dramatics
    • Dance
    • Essay Writing



Amita Mehta:

  • Post graduate & PhD guide approved by Maharastra University of health sciences, Nashik
  • Member of anti-ragging committee
  • FAIMER Fellow 2006
  • Fellow of IAP 2009
  • Invited by prestigious institutions and organisations for lectures & seminars on women’s health, health promotion and fitness, cardiac rehabilitation.

Saraswati Iyer

  • Inspector for NAAC
  • Member of BOS for UG, PG courses at D Y Patil, Pune
  • Member of BOS for UG, PG courses at Krishna Medical college, Karad.
  • Approved PhD guide at MUHS, Nashik


Chhaya Verma

  • Member of board of advisory committee at National Burn Centre, Navi Mumbai
  • Member of BOS for UG and PG courses in Physiotherapy at MGMIMS, Navi Mumbai
  • Member of BOS for UG and PG courses in Physiotherapy at Pad D Y Patil Medical University Nerul
  • Appointed as reviewer for British journal of Medicine and medical research
  • Appointed as reviewer by Journal review department (educational research and reviews
  • Selected as member of Institutional Ethics committee of GSMC &KEMH for the period of 2015-17.
  • Approved PhD guide at MUHS, Nashik
  • D Scholar-D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai
  • Post graduate diploma in hospital health care management



Bhavna Mhatre:

  • Felicitation by Mulligan Concept Teacher,s Association (Indian Chapter) and Capri Institute of Manual Therapy for outstanding contribution to Physiotherapy Profession, 10 october 2014, CMP conference, 2014.
  • Felicitation by Mumbai Branch of IAP foroutstanding contribution to Physiotherapy Profession.
  • Board of Studies member – MUHS.
  • Faculty Board – MUHS
  • Member of Academic Committee, Seth G S Medical College
  • Member of Research Society, Seth G S Medical College
  • Selected for FAIMER fellowship program2015
  • Approved PhD guide at MUHS, Nashik

Jaimala Shetye


  • Selected for FAIMER international fellowship in Medical education, 2016
  • External Faculty for FRCPT Fellowship course in Rehabilitation Physiotherapy,at AIIMPR, Mahalaxmi
  • Secretary, Staff society of Seth GSMC & KEMH from 2015
  • Member of Institutional ethics committee at Seth GSMC and KEMH
  • Member of Institutional ethics committee at Somaiya college of Physiotherapy, Mumbai.
  • Member of Board of studies at Pravara college of Physiotherapy, Loni
  • Approved PhD guide at MUHS, Nashik

Mariya Jiandani

  • Faimer Fellow 2014
  • Felicitation by Mumbai Branch of IAP foroutstanding contribution to Physiotherapy Profession.
  • Appointed as member of Steering committee of UNESCO MUHS GSMC Bioethics Unit.
  • Member of BOS- NMIMS-Vile- Parle College of PT.
  • Member representative for gymkhana Committee
  • Elected for the post of Asistant editor for  JPGM 2015
  • Approved PhD guide at MUHS, Nashik



Jyotsna Thosar

Appointed as article Reviewer for UG research papers

Archana Gore

  • D Scholar-MUHS
  • Post graduate Diploma in Hospital administration
  • Teacher’s training course in YOGA

Lakshmiprabha Rangarajan

  • Ph.D Scholar MUHS

Paper Presentation & Poster Awards 2015:


  1. Assessment of reaction time and percentage of accuracy for laterality recognition in health adults- A pilot study.Satej Dalvi 1st prize-UG musculoskeletal paper Award at Scientifica 2015
  2. “Effect of body positions on Q angle measurement.Nikita Singhania-2nd prize-UG Musculoskeletal Junior paper Award at Scientifica 2015
  3. “Co relation between core muscle activation and Dynamic Balance in health young adult population –A pilot study”Rucha Ryas-3rd prize-UG Junior paper Award at Scientifica 2015
  4. Core activation in Obese- Apurva Atkar 3rd Prize in PG Paper presentation- Scientifica 2015
  5. Graded motor imagery in Complex Regional Pain syndrome I & II- Satej Dalvi,1st prize in OT-PT category –Trinity 2015
  6. Functional diagnosis how is it different. Riddhi Manjrekar 3rd Prize poster presentation, Innovation 2015.



  1. Comparison between 12 minute walk test & 3 minute step test in normal healthy adults” Verma C.V., Vijaya Krishnan, Kamat Pooja. International Journal of Current Innovation Research, vol.1/issue 4/June 2015/pp 105-108 ISSN: 2395-5775
  2. Lumbar range of motion: Reliability between Schober’s test & modified Schober’s test. Verma Chhaya, Deshpande Renuka, Krishnan Vijaya, Bakne Amol. Romanian Journal of Physical Therapy, vol. 21/issue 35/May 2015, pages 40-47
  3.  “Work related musculoskeletal pain among physiotherapy students” ChhayaVerma, Lavanya Kailas, Vijaya Krishnan. Research & Reviews- A Journal of Health Professions, vol.5, no.3 (2015), pages 25-31.

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