Mr Manish Desai

Rehabilitation medicine 06083322

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Open Referral network


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About me

Professional profile:
From 1995 - 2004 I worked as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and came to UK for further advanced training in Orthopaedics, especially Spinal surgery and Joint replacement surgery. I worked in Orthopaedics and Trauma units in different hospitals in UK from 2004 to 2007.

I was awarded NTN and joined National Training Programme for Rehabilitation Medicine at Northern Deanery (International Centre for Neurological Rehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry, Walkergate Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne) from December 2007-2011, and successfully achieved CCT in Rehabilitation medicine.

Education and training:
I completed my medical degree (MBBS) in 1990, from Government Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India( WHO recognised), completed one year of compulsory internship (House Officer/FY1 training) and joined 4 years of postgraduate SpR training to obtain degree qualification in Trauma and Orthopaedics, from 1991- 1994 at Government Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India, affiliated with 1600 bedded SSG General and Teaching Hospital. I was awarded Master of Surgery ( MS) degree in Trauma and Orthopaedics, equivalent to FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics.

I was then awarded MRCS degree by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow in 2006.

I was awarded fellowship (FRCP) by Royal College of Physicians, London in 2016.

Previous and Current Post:

I was appointed as a rehabilitation consultant at University Hospital North Staffordshire from Jan 2012 to June 2012.
I then joined London Spinal Cord Injuries Centre, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore as a consultant in Spinal Injuries and Trauma Rehabilitation from June 2012 onwards.

Private Practice:

I provide in-patient specialist spinal rehabilitation and management of complex spinal issues at The Wellington Hospital, London and The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital, Aylesbury.


I was awarded " Best services for Tetraplegics" by Regain Sports charity in December 2016.


I have been regularly invited as a speaker by Spinal Injuries Association, and Back Up Trust for their academic study days for healthcare professionals, patients and carers.

I am a clinical supervisor for Rehabilitation Medicine specialist registrars of London Deanery.

Areas of interest

1) Spinal Injuries and Specialist Rehabilitation for traumatic and non traumatic spinal conditions including
A) Postoperative specialist Spinal rehabilitation
B) Chronic back pain and spondylosis
C) Management of Neuropathic pain
D) Rehabilitation of Cauda Equina Syndrome and Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression patients

2) Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
A) Arthritis and B) Myofacial disorders

Specialist Procedures

1) Management of Neuromuscular Spasticity with EMG/Ultrasound guided Botulinum Toxin injections
2) Botulinum Toxin injections for salivary glands (Hypersalivation) , Blepharospasm and Hyperhydrosis
3) Intra-articular injections
and Nerve Blocks
4) Management of spasticity with Intra-thecal Baclofen drug delivery system.

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