Core Team

Head of Physiotherapy

Aylmer Mendes

Aylmer has completed his Bachelors in Physiotherapy from Rangoonwala college, Pune and Masters in Physiotherapy from
S.B.S.P.G.I  Dehradun specialising in sports rehabilitation. He has been certified with Taping, dry needling, Cupping, Myokinetics and Mobilisation techniques. Aylmer has primed in treating sports related injuries across all age groups, especially focusing on the younger age groups where his skills are also useful for talent identification. Experience:
  • Physiotherapist for physio body health 
  • Physiotherapist for Golfa football academy Pune. 
  • Currently working in Fit2sport as a lead physiotherapist and helping in Long term athletic development. 
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Head of Sports Science

Meenal Jain

Meenal has graduated with distinction* as a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from D.E.Socitey’s Brijlal Jindal College of Physiotherapy. She is a

certified dry needling, kinesiotaping and rigid taping practitioner. Meenal also has extensive experience as a track and field athlete having
represented Jalgaon, Maharashtra. She has a keen interest in strength-conditioning and exercise physiology.Experience:
  • Physiotherapist for Maharashtra state youth boys and girl’s selection camp and Basketball championship 2017. 
  • She also worked as physiotherapist at 2nd HCL junior Asian Tennis championship- ITF(grade B1) 2018 & 19.
  • Physiotherapist at $25K ITF Women’s Tennis Tournament 2018. 
  • Currently working with Fit2Sport as a lead strength and conditioning coach and sports physiotherapist.
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Head of Operations

Meghan Belsare

Meghan completed his Master’s with Merit* in Sports and exercise science and medicine from the University of Glasgow. He

has a Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from DESBJCOP Pune also qualifying  to be a  dry needling, Kinesiotaping and dynamic taping practitioner. Meghan also has played Basketball
and football at the state and district level respectively. He is currently working with Fit2Sport in structuring Athlete development and sports performance enhancement.Experience:
  • Physiotherapist and strength and conditioning Coach in Sudhanshu’s Badminton Academy 2016-17
  • Physiotherapist for V.V. Natu All India Badminton tournament 2017. 
  • Physiotherapist and assistant strength and conditioning coach in Fit2Sport from 2017-2018. 
  • Volunteer physiotherapist with Yoker Athletic Football club (Scottish semi-professional football association). 
  • Appointed as staff fitness consultant for Ashoka chain of restaurants in Glasgow, UK
  • Associate sports scientist with cloud-based Sports science platform “The Hub” in Glasgow and India. 
  • Physiotherapist at KPIT-ATP challenger 2019
  • Currently working as a consultant sports scientist and physiotherapist with Fit2Sport.
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Lead Team

LEad physiotherapist

Madhura Manohar

Madhura completed her master’s in physiotherapy from Manipal University of higher education with specialization in Orthopedic
and Sports rehabilitation. She is a certified dry needling, kinesio taping and rigid taping practitioner. She has been inclined towards sports physiotherapy as she has been a national level badminton player. She is interested in prehabilitation designing and injury mitigation strategies. Experience:
  • She has worked extensively in a sports clinic in Mumbai.
  • She has attended national shooting selections and ITF tennis tournaments between 2015-2016.
  • She has worked with Mumbai Cricket Association for two seasons with U-19,U-23 and senior women’s teams between 2018-2020.
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Lead S&C

Rahul Kulkarni

Rahul has completed his Bachelors of Commerce and has a certification in Nutrition as a Sports Nutrition Specialist (SNS)
  from National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA). He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) from the National strength and conditioning association (NSCA) He currently works at MuscleBar Pune as a calisthenics coach and is a Strength & Conditioning Specialist at Fit2Sport
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Senior Team

Karishma Bogawat

Karishma Bogawat completed her bachelors from Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune in 2021. She has been certified in
Dry Needling Level 1 and 2, Kinesiology Taping Basic and Advanced, Gymball for core activition and stability. She has keen interest in Strength and Conditioning. She is also a district level basketball player. Experience:
  • Physiotherapist for 34th International Marathon, Pune
  • Physiotherapist for Amibolt Marathon 2020, Organised by Amity University ,Pune
  • Assistant Physiotherapist for International Tennis Federation- Junior Tennis Championship 2021
  • Physiotherapist at Saishree Hospital(NABH Accredited)for 5 months
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Nakul Nawale

Nakul Nawale has completed his Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from DES’s Brijlal Jindal college of Physiotherapy, Pune in the
year 2021. He has keen interest in kinesiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, and exercise physiology. His internship project discussed the awareness about sports recovery in practicing physiotherapists. Experience:
  • Certified Kinesio taping practitioner, backed by the KTAI.
  • ATP J3 asian juniors tennis tournament 2021
  •  physiotherapist for numerous tournaments including PBCL season 1, PDCT (district football) in 2021-2022, Gista (seniors tennis) 2019
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Priyanka More

Priyanka has completed her master’s in physiotherapy from the Manipal University of Higher Education, Bangalore,
specializing in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation. She has a keen interest in orthopedic rehabilitation in general and sports population. She is also a certified dry-needling and taping practitioner. Experience:
  • She has worked in Mumbai and Pune orthopedic and sports physiotherapy clinics.
  • She worked with Mumbai Cricket Association for one season with the U-14 boys’ team between 2019-2020.
  • Currently working as an academy physiotherapist for Gun for Glory Academy, Pune.
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Sajiri Joshi

Sajiri has completed her Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from PES Modern College of Physiotherapy Pune and her Master’s in Musculoskeletal
Physiotherapy from Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra. She is a certified Kinesio taping practitioner. She has been undergoing certifications in kinetic Control for low back and hip pain. She has a  keen interest in treating both traumatic and non-traumatic orthopedic conditions.Experience:
  • Physiotherapy coordinator at the 34th Pune International Marathon 
  • Physiotherapist for Red Marathon, Pune
  • Worked as an Assistant Professor at TMV College of Physiotherapy for 6 months
  • Has been working with Fit2Sport for 8 months now
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Kartikee Shiradkar

Kartikee has completed her Master’s in Sports and Exercise Science and Medicine with distinction from the University of
Glasgow and her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with distinction from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital Mumbai. She has been awarded Shiv Chhatrapati Award (2011-12) for Gymnastics and has represented India at World and Asian levels in Aerobic Gymnastics. She is a certified dry-needling and sports-taping practitioner. Injury prevention and sports physiology are her areas of interest, and she is keen on helping athletes to achieve their maximum potential and come back to the sport stronger. Experience:
  • Consultant Sports Scientist and Physiotherapist at Spry Therapeutics Pvt Ltd
  • Sports Physiotherapist at Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance, Bhubaneswar
  • Academy Physiotherapist at St Johnstone Football Club, Perth, Scotland
  • Consultant Physiotherapist at Optimal Physio, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Volunteered to assist in fitness testing of Royal Yachting Association sailors at the National Sports Training Centre, Inverclyde, Scotland
  • Team Physiotherapist for Hans Women’s Football Club
  • Physiotherapist for 10K ITF women’s championship, Uttarakhand
  • Physiotherapist for qualifiers of La-Ultra Marathon (Garwhal Run) twice in Uttarakhand
  • Junior Physiotherapist and strength and coach assistant at The HEAL Institute, Mumbai
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junior physiotherapists

Rugved Bapat

Rugved Bapat has completed his Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune in the
year 2022. He has a keen interest in biomechanics, kinesiology, and exercise physiology. He maintained an excellent track record by being a university topper throughout his course.Experience:
  • Certified Kinesio taping practitioner.
  • Certified Neurodynamics practitioner recognized by neurodynamic solutions, Australia 
  • Certified Mulligan concept practitioner recognized by Mulligan concept teachers association, Australia 
  • Worked as a physiotherapist for numerous tournaments including the Pune International marathon, and BNI sports tournament.
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Taruna Gambhir

Taruna has completed her Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from D.E.Society’s Brijlal Jindal College Of Physiotherapy.
She is a certified dry needling practitioner and also a certified aerobics and Pilates instructor. She has designed a cost-effective, advanced, and indigenous arm ergometer for patient and healthy populations. She also has a flair for writing. She is interested in strength and conditioning, research, and biomechanics. Experience:
  • Physiotherapy volunteer at Ultra Dynamo Marathon.World’s longest Multi-distance foot race and an attempt race for Guinness World record
  • Physiotherapist for Prabalgadh marathon organized by Run buddies
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Saveri Nandgaonkar

Saveri completed her Bachelor’s of physiotherapy from Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune in the year 2023. She
is a certified Yoga instructor. She has a keen interest in clinical diagnosis, kinesiology, and biomechanics.Experience:
  • Certified Neurodynamics practitioner recognized by neurodynamics solutions, Australia.
  • Physiotherapist for the Pune International Marathon (2022, 2023) 
  • Physiotherapist for the Maharashtra State Olympics (2023) 
  • Currently working as a junior physiotherapist at Fit2sport.
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Pratik Shengal

Pratik has completed his bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from Sancheti college of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra. He has a
keen interest in diagnosing and treating Musculoskeletal conditions and exploring in the field of Sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. Experience:
  • A certified Neurodynamics Practitioner recognized by Neurodynamics Solutions, Australia.  
  • A Physiotherapist for Pune International Marathon 2022, 2023.
  • Currently working as a junior Physiotherapist Practitioner for Fit2sport.
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Akshita Shah

Akshita completed her bachelor’s from Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune in 2023. She has represented MUHS at

AIU Women’s Aquatics in swimming and has been a district-level basketball player. Her interests lie in biomechanics, clinical
diagnosis, and S&C.

  • Certified neurodynamics practitioner recognized by NDS, Australia 
  • Physiotherapist for Pune International Marathon, Maharashtra State Olympics 
  • Currently working with Fit2Sport as a Junior Physiotherapist
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Strength and conditioning coach

Tanvi Shrikhande

Tanvi is an Australian strength and conditioning association certified level 2 strength and conditioning coach. She also has a
master’s in clinical psychology. She has been a national level athlete in 100m hurdles. She has a keen interest in youth athlete development and implementing different methods for performance enhancement.Experience:
  • She has worked with Odisha naval tata hockey academy for a year as an asst strength and conditioning expert. 
  • She has worked with a variety of athletes competing in track and field, swimming, gymnastics, and tennis
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Strength and conditioning coach

Rahul Yadav

Rahul has completed his Bachelor of Commerce, bachelor of physical education, and master’s in physical education. he has a
certification in corrective exercise from endorphins, he also holds a Level 1 certificate in strength and conditioning from the Australian Strength and conditioning association and a CSCS certification from NSCA. Experience:
  • He has represented the Maharashtra cricket association for age groups and played for Nashik district from under 14 to under 19. 
  • He has worked with track and field athletes and at a cricket club in Nashik as a strength and conditioning coach. 
  • He is also the visiting faculty for the symbiosis school of sports science.
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Strength and conditioning coach

Nihar Kunte

Nihar has completed his bachelor’s in commerce from M.L Dahanukar College of commerce mumbai. He has certification in (ACSM)CPT,
(ACSM) special population, (ACSM) exercise psychology level-1 He is currently working as a strength and conditioning coach at FIT2SPORT
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