Mr Manishkumar Harikantbhai Desai

Mr Manishkumar Harikantbhai Desai


Sports & Exercise Medicine

30 years of experience
15 years as a specialist

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Gujarati
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Registered with

  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons: 54831115
  • General Medical Council: 6083322
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    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
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    Mr Desai studied medicine at the Government Medical College in Baroda, India and was awarded a postgraduate degree MS (Master of Surgery) in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 1995.

    He worked as an Orthopaedic consultant from 1995-2004 in India with special interest in Trauma, Bone infection and degenerative spine diseases. He further had the opportunity to work as an Orthopaedic trainee at various centres in the UK, before he was awarded a National Training Number (NTN) in Rehabilitation Medicine from 2007 to 2011 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

    Mr Desai worked as a consultant in Neuro and Trauma Rehabilitation in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and then Stoke-on-Trent from 2011 to 2012, before joining as a consultant at the Regional Spinal Cord Injuries Centre (London SCIC), Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Stanmore in June 2012.

    He was awarded FRCP degree in 2017 by Royal College of Physicians, London to acknowledge his outstanding work and contribution to healthcare and medical education. 

    His routine work at London SCIC involves specialist rehabilitation of complex traumatic and non-traumatic spinal injuries in adult patients including Cauda Equina Syndrome, management of complex spasticity, neuropathic pain, musculoskeletal interventions in these patients (Botulinum Toxin injections, Intrathecal Baclofen drug delivery, nerve blocks, joint injections) and Osteoporosis management.

    He has also successfully developed a regional specialist spinal rehabilitation service for Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression, Cauda Equina Syndrome and SCI with Polytrauma patients at London SCIC.

    Holistic, multidisciplinary and patient-centred care are the core values Mr Desai practices for successful physical, psycho-social and vocational rehabilitation following, complex long term neurological conditions and polytrauma.

    Mr Desai has presented his academic and research work at various National and International Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic conferences.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Spinal cord injuries and Trauma rehabilitation
    • Rehabilitation of Cauda Equina Syndrome patients
    • Specialist rehabilitation for Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression
    • Management of Spasticity following neurological injury
    • Management of Neuropathic pain
    • Management of Musculoskeletal injury
    • Assessment for Intra-Thecal Baclofen Pump
    • Management of Neuropathic Shoulder
    • Exoskeleton (Robotic Walking) assessment and training for Spinal cord Injured patients
    • Spinal cord injuries and trauma rehabilitation
    • Management of Spasticity
    • Neuropathic pain
    • Musculoskeletal issues


    • Injury Rehabilitation
    • Joint Injection
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Soft Tissue Injection
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Back Pain
    • Joint Injury
    • Musculoskeletal Injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
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    • MBBS
    • MS (Tr&Ortho)
    • MRCS
    • FRCP
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