Dr. Umasankar Mohanty

DR. Umasankar Mohanty (P.T)
President, International Executive Board
Global Association For Physiotherapy

B.P.T(Hons),MPT(Manual Therapy), MISEP, MIASP,FAGE, PhD.
Empanel Independent Director ( IDDB-NR-202009-030981), Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs ( Under Aegis of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt of India)
President, Manual Therapy Foundation of India®.

Former President, The Indian Association of Physiotherapists ® ( 2011-2014,2014-2017)

Managing Director, Vedanta Educational and Charitable Trust ®

He has Completed his Bachelors 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. He has completed PhD from Mangalore University in 2012. He has 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).

He is the Founder President of  Internationally acclaimed Manual Therapy organization Manual Therapy Foundation of India® ( www.mtfi.net)since 2003. He served as the President of  The Indian Association of Physiotherapists (2011-2014, 2014-2017).

He is serving as PhD Guide of  Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab and University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya. He is PhD evaluator of Amity University and Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences ( Deemed to be University), Loni.

So far he has trained and shared the broad horizon of manipulative therapy to 25,325 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 U.K. Hewas the Organising Chairman of 50th Golden Jubilee conference of The Indian Association of Physiotherapists held at  New Delhi from 16th-18th March, 2012. He 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.

He has presented several research papers in Manual Therapy at National and Internatonal level conferences. He was Scientific Convenor for the IAP Conferences at Mangalore 2010 and Pune 2011.   I have several publications in the Journals and newspapers. He has authored two books “ Clinical Symposia in Manual Therapy” and “ Manual Therapy of the Pelvic Complex”. He has developed a new technique for the soft tissue palpation called as Mohanty Flat palpation grades. He was the editorial board member of Physiotimes magazine and regular contributor of the magazine.

He is 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. He has an excellent background and reputation as a Manual Therapy teacher as per the feedback of the participants.


He has vast experience of understanding various Govt policies, He was  Invited by Parliament of India (Rajya Sabha Secretariat) to present views regarding The NCHRH Bill ( National Commission for Human Resources for Health Bill, 2011 on 5th July,2012.

He was Invited by ICMR ( Indian Council of Medical Research) as an Expert to consider integration of Acupuncture to the practice of Physiotherapy on 11th Nov,2014.I had a great participation and many of my suggestions were incorporated.

He has vast experience of mitigating professional and legal issues in various legal forums ( Supreme Court, High Court, Charity Commissions, Human rights Commission etc ).

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 excellent response from Physiotherapists and positive response from Government of India.


He always believed in power of soft communication skill. He as a Teacher, Guide, leader and Association President always created comfortable work  environment augmented with proactiveness. He is inspired with simple Gandhian philosophy “Be and make”with self discipline, punctual and soothing Emotional Quotient.

His present focus of work is “ Physiotherapy Health for All” inspired with the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda. His Inspiring Mantra of Life is      “ Bahujan Hitaya, Bahujan Sukhaya”  meaning  “ For Welfare of Many, Happiness of Many” .

Contact Details

Dr. Umasankar Mohanty,MPT( Manual Therapy),PhD
301-302, 3rd Floor, Janvi Plaza,
Bunts Hostel Road, Mangalore-575003,
Karnataka, India.
E mail:prof.mohanty@gmail.com
Ph: 0824-4254132,9901659074,9448104132.