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Dr. Apurv Prabhakar Shimpi (PT)


Principal & Professor of Community Physiotherapy department at Sancheti College of Physiotherapy.
Chairman, Indian Association of Physiotherapists Research Committee (West Zone)
Interest in Community PT, Industrial PT, Geriatric PT, Sports injuries management and rehab, ICF education, Suryanamaskar, Physiotherapy research and SI joint dysfunctions.


Pursuing Ph. D. in Physiotherapy at GSMC and KEM Hospital, Mumbai under Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik.
Masters of Physical Therapy (MPTh) in Community & General Physical Therapy from Mumbai University in October 2003. [Specialty subjects in Sports Science & Health Promotion, Industrial Health, Geriatrics, Movement & Psychosomatic Disorders, Cardio – Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Mother & Child Care.]
Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Physiotherapy) from Mumbai University in October 2000.


ICF Facilitator course by the Dutch Collaborating Centre of WHO Family of International Classifications in August 2020.
Louisville Combined-Service Orthopaedic Surgery and Physiotherapy Fellowship from Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, USA in November 2015.
Advanced certificate course in Health Sciences Education Technology from Department of Medical Education Technology, MUHS, Nashik in July 2013.
Professional course in Fitness Training in Gymnasium & Aerobics from Talwalkar Fitness Academy, Mumbai in 2001.



Invited as Guest Speaker/ Faculty for various Sports & Fitness Seminars, Physiotherapy & Orthopedic conferences & Occupational Health Lectures.
Recognised Post Graduate teacher and Examiner in Community Physiotherapy by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, DY Patil University, Gujarat University, KLE University, Pravara University and Manipal University.
Physiotherapist for International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tennis Tournament at Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA), Mumbai, 1st MCA Corporate Trophy ’02 at Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), Mumbai, Pune International Marathons & for 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games held at Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune.
Participation in Various Clinical Workshop on Manual Therapy, Sports Injuries & Fitness, Stroke Management, Cardio Pulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation (CPCR), Myofascial Release (MFR), Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Basic & Advanced Mechanical Ventilation, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Brain Haemorrhage Management, Aquatic Therapy, Kinesiotaping etc.


Awarded with “Yuva Chetna Puraskar” by Akhil Bhartiya AhirKshatrya Shimpi Samaj.
Felicitated by PM Shah Foundation and VardhamanPrathisthan for community services.
Felicitated by Alliance Clubs of Pune for community services.
Felicitated by Sri Bajali Foundation Pune for community services.
Winner of Innovation Award by Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai under the aegis of National Council for Science Museums, Govt of India 2020.
Awarded Best Teacher and Excellence in Performance by Sancheti College of Physiotherapy 2019.
Author of the Shimpi Test for SI joint dysfunction copyrighted by publication in Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal.
Represented WHOFIC, India for FDRG meeting and International Symposium: ICF Education at Kuwait in April 2019.


1st Prize in IAP conference, Jaipur 2004
1st Prize in Inter-university research competition ‘Avishkar’, Kolhapur 2012
1st Prize in IAP conference, Goa 2013
2nd Prize at State level Health science education technology research competition from MUHS.
1st Prize at national level Innovation competition from Nehru Science Centre, National Council for Science Museums, Mumbai 2020