Manaal Desai

Tier 2 Senior Physiotherapist
Mount Barker

Manaal Desai Physiotherapist

About Manaal

Manaal graduated from Sancheti Institute for Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in 2020 and went on to complete her Masters in Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy in Sports from University of South Australia in 2023.

The two years of work in private practice between her education is what strengthened her interest towards musculoskeletal and sports injury management which made her move to the quiet and peaceful Adelaide, away from the hustle of Mumbai in India.

She strongly believes that good communication and a good rapport with patients is very important to collaborate with them in the recovery process and get them pain-free and moving better.

To further hone her skills she has completed a number of continuing education courses including taping, running injury management and vestibular rehabilitation.

She has also worked extensively with athletes from a younger age group and enjoys treating the paediatric population.

In her free time, she loves travelling, hiking, going to the gym, running and enjoying a good glass of wine over good food and company.

Areas of Interest

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Neck injuries, dizziness and headaches
  • Hip injuries
  • Strength and conditioning for returning to sport


  • Member of the APA
  • Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports)
  • Dry needling level 1 & 2
  • Physiotherapist for Khelo India University Games 2020
  • Physiotherapist for State Level Judo Championship 2021