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

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 16 centres across 7 locations and growing.



SPARRCis 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

SPARRC is represented in the logo by a Blue Lotus - a flower that has immense healing properties. It is anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and also boosts metabolism. It is considered a cure for the general wellbeing of the body and mind.

The five petals of the Blue Lotus represent the five areas of work that SPARRC is involved in, wiz.,

  1. Assessment
  2. Pain Management
  3. Prescription Exercise
  4. Counseling, and
  5. 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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Fouzia Hamza

Fouzia Hamza

Business Development Manager & Fitness Advisor

A passionate fitness enthusiast, Fouzia is a fitness advisor helping clients achieve their individual fitness goals. Adjudged best trainee in mountaineering from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali..

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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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Harini Murali

Harini Murali

Health & Fitness Instructor

Harini Murali, BPT, is an old hand at SPARRC with 8 years experience. With a PG diploma in Biomechanics & Kinesiology in Sports and Fitness she has been also involved with enrolling and facilitating new students for SPARRC’S Health and Fitness Instructor( HFI) course

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Dr Suman Kumar

Dr Suman Kumar

Sports Physician

Dr. Suman Kumar, an ardent sports freak and fitness enthusiast, chose his career very purposefully. Having played in league cricket, he was always certain that he wanted a career related to sports. After his graduation from Novodoya Medical College, Raichur...

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