SPARRC –Sports Performance Assessment Rehabilitation Research Counseling Institute is India's leading Sports and Fitness Medicine Clinic.

Our tag line - #moveNheal

SPARRC was founded in 2006 by Dr. Kannan Pugazhendi and Mrs. Sujatha Pugazhendi. Since then, SPARRC:

  • has helped over 1 Million Patients to be free from Pain
  • has had 95% Success Rate In Avoiding Surgery

SPARRC has been the pioneer in  Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and Aqua Therapy.

Our offering is unique - We Prescribe Exercises - Not Medicines

Our team consists of 200+ Physios, 50+ Trainers, 12+ doctors in 18 centres across 7 locations and growing.



SPARRC is the brainchild of  Mrs Sujatha Pugazhendi, who recently won The Best Women Entrepreneur Award – Tamilnadu Medium & Small Scale Industries division. Sujatha Pugazhendi along with her husband Dr Kannan Pugazhendi started SPARRC in the year 2006. Dr Kannan Pugazhendi’s expertise in sports medicine and Sujatha’s passionate entrepreneurship made SPARRC to grow rapidly.

We take immense pride in noting that the success rate for our “avoid surgery” service is very high and we have clientele from across India and several other countries.

We are now 200+ strong workforce sharing one common goal - to effectively design scientific exercise intervention to maximize performance, facilitate recovery from illness/Injury/surgery and disability in the areas of Sports, Dance, Martial Arts, Fitness, Work, Adventure Sport & Leisure.

We ensure our clients attain the priceless possession of health through Fitness.

We encourage our clients to lead an active lifestyle to be able to enjoy their life to the fullest.

Our Mission

To effectively design scientific exercise intervention to maximize performance, facilitate recovery from illness, Injury, surgery and disability in the areas of Sports, Dance, Martial arts, Fitness, Work, Adventure Sport & Leisure.

Fitness Medicine is the prescription of exercise to keep a population healthy by:

  • avoiding inactivity through individual effort and prevent lifestyle diseases
  • increasing mobility without pain
  • minimizing the complications of chronic diseases

irrespective of age, gender and ability thereby improving the quality of life.

The Blue Lotus

Lotus, the national flower of India, signifies the journey rather progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism or tamas, through the waters of experience or rajas, into the bright sunshine of enlightenment or sattva.
Blue and purple are colors of calmness and ambition. The Blue lotus has immense healing properties. It is anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and also boosts metabolism. It is considered as a cure for the general wellbeing of the body and mind.
The five petals of blue lotus represent the five elements of nature which constitute not only the earth but also the human body.
To connect it to SPARRC, it denotes the five areas of work viz., Different Assessments, Pain Management, Prescribed Exercise, Counselling and Research.

The SPARRC Spectrum

At one end of SPARRC spectrum are people who come with Pain and other Lifestyle diseases - the five categories being Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular and Cancer - seeking five aspects of Basic Health viz., Cardiovascular endurance, Balance & Coordination, Muscular Strength, Flexibility and Body Composition.

At the other end of the spectrum are those seeking sports related skills viz Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction Time and Muscular endurance.

Our Team

Daniel Amalan

Daniel Amalan

Chief Physiotherapist

S. Daniel Amalan has been an integral part of SPARRC from its very inception. Having joined Dr. Kannan Pugazhendi in YMCA after the completion of His Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy, he started out as physiotherapist and lecturer in YMCA from 2006-2009.

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Dr Aravind

Dr Aravind

Primary Care Physician

Dr. Aravind is a primary care Physician, currently pursuing his fellowship in Fitness medicine and lifestyle diseases management. He graduated from Sree Balaji Medical college & Hospital in 2013 and has completed his Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine

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Dr. Karthiyayini

Dr. Karthiyayini

Consultant - Child Development

Dr. Karthiyayini graduated from Madurai Medical College and has also done her DNB training in Paediatrics and Post graduation in Developmental Neurology. Having learnt yoga from Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram..

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Vinodhini K

Vinodhini K


Vinodhini K., physiotherapist is a Certified Mulligan Practitioner and holds PG Diploma in Exercise Physiology. With the depth in clinical knowledge and leadership skills, she heads the Tele services Department at SPARRC. With 11years of experience along with her empathizing nature, she is able to reach out to patients around the globe and help them with their ailments.

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