Shrikant Iyengar has been the Physiotherapist of the INDIAN NATIONAL HOCKEY TEAM since 2007. He graduated from KIMS Medical College, Bangalore in the year2006. To pursue his interest in sports physiotherapy, he moved to Chennai to train in FITNESS FOUNDATION ACADEMY at YMCA under a sports medicine expert Dr. KannanPughzendi. It was during then that he got a chance to get associated with the Tamilnadu Hockey team and then subsequently in the premiere hockey league with the Chennai side. It was after the conclusionof the league in April 2007 that he received the assignment for the national side. He recently accompanied the Indian hockey team at the London Olympics. PHYSIOTIMES brings you an exclusive interview with Shrikant on his experiences with the hockey team and the nuances of the role played by a physio in an intense &injury prone sport like hockey.
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