Akshatha Nayak M

Assistant Professor - Senior Scale

Department of Physiotherapy (at Mangalore)


    Akshatha Nayak M is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy at KMC Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

    She is:

    • Coordinator for second year MPT students.
    • Moderator and evaluator of MPT and BPT seminars and clinical discussions. .
    • Examiner for BPT university exams (theory and practical).


Subject Semester / Year
Exercise Therapy-1 First year BPT
Electrotherapy First year BPT
Exercise therapy-2 Second year BPT
Electrotherapy Second year BPT
Physiotherapy in Neurosciences Third year BPT
Ethics and Administration Third year BPT
Physiotherapy in Cardiopulmonary & General Condition Fourth Year BPT
Community Physiotherapy Fourth Year BPT
Functional Diagnosis Fourth Year BPT
Neurorehabilitation First year & second year MPT


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MPT Neurosciences (Adult Neurology) KMC Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2010


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor 2011
M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore Lecturer 2010 - 2011


Area of Interest

Class Room Teaching, Clinical Teaching, Treating Patients With Orthopaedic And Cardio Pulmonary Conditions

Area of Expertise

Neurorehabilitation For Both Adult And Paediatric Conditions

Area of Research

Stroke Rehabilitation, Paediatric Physical Therapy

Additional trunk training improves sitting balance following acute stroke: A randomised controlled trial

2010-01-01 S Karthikbabu

2010, International Journal of Current Research and Review, Scopus.

Comparison of physio ball and plinth trunk exercises regimens on trunk control and functional balance in patients with acute stroke: a pilot randomised controlled trial

2011-01-01 ZK Misri BV Suresh

2011, Clinical Rehabilitation, Sage Publications.

Sitting postural control is prerequisite for standing and stepping after stroke: A cross-sectional study

2011-10-01 Dr Sailakshmi Ganesan S Karthikbabu Dr M Chakrapani Dr V Prem

2011, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Journal.

Role of Trunk Rehabilitation on Trunk Control, Balance and Gait in Patients with Chronic Stroke: A Pre-Post Design

2011-01-01 S Karthikbabu Bhamini K Rao N Manikandan John M Solomon

2011, Neuroscience and Medicine.

Does training on Swiss ball improve trunk performance after stroke? A pilot- quasi experimental study design. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

2012-01-01 S Karthikbabu

2012, Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.