Learn to use yoga as a medicine with Dr .Kannan Pugazhendi (Sports Medicine Specilist)
Dr Kannan Pugazhendi is one of the most prominent Sports and Fitness medicine consultant in India, with over 25 years of experience. He has vast Olympic and professional team expertise. Dr achieved his primary medical qualification in 1986 from Madras Medical College, he then completed a diploma in sports coaching from Madras University.
He continued his practice in India and went to Australia to pursue Masters Degree in Sports medicine. He is also an ACSM certified Fitness instructor (American College of Sports Medicine) certified Level 1 Instructor of Brazilian Jujitsu. He is well trained in the martial arts of Kalari Payattu & Silambam. He has been open to the idea of applying the indigenous forms of healing like Yoga, Varma, Chi kung, Acupuncture and Tai Chi to name a few.
He is well known in successfully treating many painful conditions conservatively and avoiding surgeries to a large extent. He has trained over 10,000 physical educational professionals, treated over 1,00,000 patients, some of his clients include Sports celebrities like Naren Karthick of Formula one racing fame, Baichung Bhutia, Former Captain of the Indian Football team,Robinson, Former Captain of the Indian Basketball team,Viswanathan Anand, World Chess Champion, etc. His work in Sports Medicine has been featured on NDTV, SUN TV, JAYATV and other media outlets. He has written numerous articles on shoulder, knee, and elbow problems and over all fitness. He has been featured in The Hindu, The Indian Express, India Today, Deccan Chronicle etc.He created the Sports Nutrition programme in the state of Tamilnadu and India.
He has been the Sports Physician for all most all the International Sports Teams of the country which is inclusive of:
The out-door training manual created in 1968 for the Tamil Nadu police has been redesigned by him including the latest training techniques for the improvement of the training program matching world standards.He has also worked with the Tamilnadu Police Commandos team with regards to Fitness training and Injury management. He assisted the Officers Training Academy in 2002-03 in indentifying the cause for the pelvic bone stress fracture of the women cadets, the suggestion of the fact that shoes could reduce the impact of the OCs was given by him, which was implemented the same year.