Dr. VASANTH KUMAR
Having completing his undergraduate on August 2009 from The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai, India, he did his certification in Sports Physiotherapy from SPARRC Institute, Chennai, India, practiced as a Sports Physio for a while, and joined SNAP Fitness as a Physio Trainer on December 2009. Having sound knowledge on the health and fitness field he decided to move on to the next stage and joined MSc, Advanced Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK on September 2011. After Graduating on November 2012 he returned back to India in 2013 and Joined Physiocareindia.co.in as a Sports Scientist-Performance Coach on 7 August 2013 and Founded Fitness.Inc on December 21, 2013 later joined Sri Ramachandra Medical College (Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Science Center SRASSC) as Sports Scientist (Biomechanics) on 13 Oct 2014 worked until 12 Jan 2016. He is the First Ever Sports Scientist in India (2012).
Later He joined as the Head of Product and Curriculum at Sportism (Children Sports Training Academy) on 21 Feb 2016 where he designed curriculum for training kids aged between 3-14 years. His primary principles were based on LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) model a well researched principle based out of Canada. Later on February 2017 left Sportism. His passion towards innovation in sports and exercise science grew to a great level. He founded QUAFIT the first of its kind in the whole country purely dedicated to aquatic fitness training on 21 Jan 2017. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorate (wellness Studies), h.c, California USA on Oct 2016 (he is the first youngest Indian to get this honor).
He has exclusively worked with national and international athletes during various period of time. He was the first to propose a research on foot biomechanics (for Cricket Players) Podiatry assessment protocol using in-shoe pressure sensors among the cricket players for performance and injury prevention (Podiatric assessment protocol for cricket players) which was presented at the at ICC 5th World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket 2015, March 2015, Luna Park, Sydney, Australia. Influence of Fundamental Movement Skills and Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Principles on Sporting Performance This Research project is based on the LTAD Principles among the budding athletes.
Mixed Martial Arts
A research on Mixed Martial Arts. The background is to find the optimistic effect of upper body plyometric exercises in addition to the Mixed Martial Arts Athlete's regular Training. Journal publication in Progress. To follow is latest Research and Associations Follow the link below.
Gait Analysis to avoid future Injuries
This Study is a long term Study dealing with a special Athlete Ms Joanna Watterton using four high speed cameras for antro posterior and bilateral lateral sides. The obtained raw video is digitized using Dartfish© Software and assessed. The pathomechanics with the gait are assessed and a 16 week training protocol given. The post intervention session has been carried around the mid of September 2012 and found improvement.