About Us

APTER Institute aims at spreading the Physiotherapy knowledge across the globe by conducting workshops, seminars, conferences and internship programs. We also strive for knowledge development in the field by conducting quality research projects and supporting people who indulges in Physiotherapy research.

The secondary aim is to provide the high quality evidence based treatment to the patients with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. This is done at our established physiotherapy centres and our franchises across the country.

APTER Institute was founded by Dr. Rajkannan. P, PT and Dr. Mohammed Kassim, PT.
They both are Clinical Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists who are also the core instructors of APTER Institute.

Dr. Rajkannan. P, PT

Founder-Director, APTER Institute

I am a Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapist having 18 years of experience in the field. I was a former Professor in Oxford College of Physiotherapy and now turned as a full time clinician. I am the Director of APTER Institute and Founder President of Dry Needling Association, which is a sister concern of APTER Institute. Currently I work in APTER Physiotherapy Centre located in RMV Hospital, Bangalore, INDIA.

My objective is to help people relieve from their pain so as to lead a quality life. Additionally we are working to elevate the standards of Physiotherapy through our educational and training programs. I have credentials in Dry needling, McKenzie (MDT) Treatment, Fascial Manipulation and Dynamic Taping. My clinical expertise are in Chronic pain syndromes, Regional myofascial pain conditions, Disc related neck and back pain, Sports Injuries and Rehab, Cervicogenic Headache and Temporomandibular disorders (TMD).

  • Master in Physiotherapy
  • Certified Dry Needling Therapist
  • Credentialed McKenzie Therapist (MDT)
  • Diploma in Fascial Manipulation (FM)
  • Diploma in Acupuncture (ACU)
  • Diploma in Basic Developmental Therapy (BDT)
  • MSc - Applied Psychology

Dr. Mohammed Kassim, PT

Co-Founder, APTER Institute

Kassim is a Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapist with 18 years of experience. He was previously employed with the Ministry of Health, Brunei and now he is doing private practice in the area of Musculoskeletal and Sports Recovery science.

During his work he was exposed to an influx of clients with Temporomandibular disorders and headache. This led him to progress in this area by refining his Jaw treatment techniques, attending many seminars on Jaws and headaches, and which led him to the niche field of Physiotherapy for Headaches, Neck and Jaw Pain. He is credentialed in Craniofacial & Headache management.

His other passion is in the area of sports injury and recovery with a special interest in ACL Rehabilitation. Having been a sufferer of these condition himself, he understands the value of a clinician, who can help and aims to provide an excellent level of care to his patients. This led him to progress to do a sports physiotherapy program with International Olympic Committee which he will complete soon.

He has mandated himself in educating his patients and ensuring they have a level of understanding to help them be a part of the decision-making process. He enjoys educating health care professionals in all area, sharing his clinical experiences and expertise. He is also credentialed in Orthopaedic manual therapy, Golf medical & Fitness and in Football medicine.

  • Certified in Level 1 Watson Headache Practitioner (Australia)
  • Certified in Basic Cranio-Facial Therapy (USA)
  • Certified in Titleist Performance Institute for Golf (TPI, USA)
  • Certified in Golf Fitness (National Academy of Sports Medicine, USA)
  • Certified Dry Needling Practitioner
  • Certified Dynamic Taping Instructor