He specializes in Sports Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy effectively manages various soft tissue injuries, muscular imbalances, joint pain and spine conditionsincludingpre and post-operative rehabilitation of hip, shoulder and knee replacemnts surgeries. Dr. Ali Irani focuses on a systematic approach to provide pain relief, increase joint range, improve strength and flexibility and provide the best possible chance at restoring function.
Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease affecting 1% of the Indian population above the age of 55 and a number of them seek assistance at Nanavati Hospital through physiotherapy. Dr. Ali Irani and his team evaluates their function, works on their facial expressions, balance, agility, movement and strengthening of the spine and other functional abilities. This maximizes their function and ability to perform activities of daily living. Dr. Ali Irani and his team also work on their lung vital capacitiesto improve oxygenation.
According to Dr. Ali Irani, “Our lungs can take in up to 4.5 litre of air but most Indians’ lungs have a capacity of less than 2 litre, the reason being today’s sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise. Walks between 5-6 am have proven to improve lung capacities’’
Dr. Ali Irani is also a celebrity physiotherapist and has worked with film stars in India as well as in Iran.
He is the Head of Department, Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai. Well known cricketers and actors graced the opening of our Physiotherapy Department in 1990, with their presence.
Dr Ali is currently the Chairperson (International Affairs) and a patron member of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists. As the former president of IAP, he held an international conference on the topic 'Physiotherapy in Global Health Services' with the participation of people from 23 countries. He is also a member of physiotherapy councils for the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.