AG Maiya

Dr G Arun Maiya 

Official Phone:91-0820-2922704

Fax: 91-0820-2571915





  • Junior physiotherapist at Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal from October, 1990 to December, 1993.
  • Assistant Lecturer cum Tutor in Physiotherapy at KMC, Manipal from December, 1997 to June, 1999.
  • Assistant Professor in Department of Physiotherapy in School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education from 1999 to 2004.
  • Associate Professor & Head of Department of Physiotherapy in School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal from 2004 to 2009.
  • Associate Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal from 2005 t0 2012.
  • Professor & Head of Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal from 2009 to 2012.
  • Associate Director, Alumni Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal from 2013 to 2017.
  • Professor & Dr. TMA Pai Endowment Chair, Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS, MAHE from 2013 to 2016.
  • Associate Dean & Professor, SOAHS, MAHE from 2017 to 2019.
  • Professor & Dean, SOAHS, MAHE from 2019 till date.


  • Chief- Centre for Diabetic Foot Care and Research, MAHE, Manipal
  • Vice President, Indian Medical Laser Therapy Association
  • Director, Peta Vista Health Care & IT Solutions Ltd.
  • Membership Director- World Association of Laser Therapy

Awards & Fellowships:

  • FAIR: Best Researcher of year Award in the Specialty of Allied Health Sciences 2019
  • Dr. TMA Pai Gold Medal outstanding Research 2018
  • Certified Clinical Podiatry Physiotherapy Specialist, Indian Podiatry Association 2017
  • American Podiatry Medical association, USA 2017
  • Accredited Foot Balance Medical Expert, Finland Podiatry Medical Association, Finland 2016
  • International Travel award by North American Association of Laser Therapy and International Association for Study in Pain 2014
  • Excellence in Photo Medicine Award 2014
  • Outstanding contribution award in enhancing the level of Physiotherapy education 2014
  • Dr. TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Exercise Science & Health promotion 2013
  • UKIERI (UK-India Educational Research Initiative) travel award 2012
  • Certified examiner for quality management by IMC 2012
  • Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award
  • Spinal Cord Society gold medal award for excellence in rehabilitation 2009
  • Spinal Cord Society Rehabilitation fellowship at Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries 2009
  • ITREOH fellowship for training of trainees in interventional research methodology at University of Alabama at Birmingham 2009
  • Fogarty International Centre fellowship for advanced training in Occupational health and Interventional Research at School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA 2008
  • IAP Oration Award by Indian Association of Physiotherapists 2005
  • Distinguished Alumni Award by Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences 2005
  • Short term fellowship on Effect of low level laser therapy in the Prevention and treatment of radiation induced mucositis at University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Faculty of Medicine, Nice, France. 2004
  • Senior Scientific Paper Award: National Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapist. 2002


  • President, Indian Podiatry Association, Karnataka Chapter
  • Certified Clinical Podiatry Specialist.
  • Guided 10 PhD scholars of full time and under Dr. TMA Pai Scholarship till date.
  • Member: NCPDCS & NPHCE program of State Surveillance Unit,
  • Directorate of health & family welfare, Government of Karnataka
  • Member: PhD Advisory Board, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,
  • Bangalore & Charusat University, Gujarat, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Saveetha University Chennai, Charutour University, Gujarat, Yenepoya University Mangalore
  • ASSESSOR: National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Government of India
  • Inspector: Indian Association of Physiotherapist
  • Expert member in consensus meeting on “ICF CORE SETS FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCER” a joint project between Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany and World Health Organization at Notwil, Switzerland 2007.
  • Nodal officer and expert in ICF team, by Central Bureau of health Intelligence, Ministry of health and Family welfare, Government of India since 2007

Areas of Interest in Teaching
Diabetic foot, Tissue healing, Low Level Laser, Chronic Pain, Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation,        Cancer rehabilitation, Women’s health, Ergonomics


Top 5 research publications/ Projects

  • Bairapareddy KC, Maiya AG, Kumar P, Nayak K, Guddattu V, Nayak V. Effect of aerobic exercise on echocardiographic epicardial adipose tissue thickness in overweight individuals. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2018; 11:303-12.
  • Kumar AS, Maiya AG, Shastry BA, Vaishali K, Ravishankar N, Hazari A, et al.Exercise and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2019; 62(2): 98-103.
  • Gundmi S, Maiya AG, Bhat AK, Ravishankar N, Hande MH, Rajagopal KV. Hand dysfunction in type 2 diabetes mellitus: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2018; 61(2): 99-104.
  • Jadhav RA, Hazari A, Monterio A, Kumar S, Maiya AG. Effect of Physical Activity Intervention in Prediabetes: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis.J Phys Act Health. 2017; 14(9): 745-55. 
  • Hazari A, Maiya AG, Shivashankara KN. Foot Kinetic and Kinematic Profile in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Peripheral Neuropathy A Hospital-Based Study from South India. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2019; 109(1):36-49.

Research Grants

  • Dr. Maiya has received prestigious grants from National and International agencies (ICMR, DST, DBT, BRNS, DSIR, WHO, WDF, DBT)


  • Design and Development of pain relieving instrument-National Research & Development Corporation, Government of India