Dr. Bhamini K. Rao

Professor

Department of Physiotherapy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr. Bhamini K Rao is Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy at the Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.

    She is:

    • Physiotherapy Unit Head for Neonatal intensive care , Early intervention and Paediatric physiotherapy
    • Recognized PhD guide
    • Member - Greivance committee MCHP 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Semester / Year
Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Second Year / Fourth Semester
Theoretical concepts in Neurological Physiotherapy - I Third Year / Fifth Semester
Clinical Practice in Neurological Physiotherapy - I Third Year / Fifth Semester
Neuromusculoskeletal skills - I Third Year / Fifth Semester
Theoretical concepts in Neurological Physiotherapy - II Third Year / Sixth Semester
Evidence Based practice in Physiotherapy Fourth Year / Seventh Semester
Theoretical basis in Physiotherapy practice - Theory MPT First Year / First Semester
Foundations of Physiotherapy in Pediatrics MPT First Year / Second Semester
Physiotherapy clinical practice in Pediatrics - I MPT First Year / Second Semester
Physiotherapy in General Pediatrics MPT Second Year / Third Semester
Physiotherapy clinical practice in Pediatrics - II MPT Second Year / Third Semester
Physiotherapy in Pediatric Neurology MPT Second Year / Fourth Semester
Foundations of Physiotherapy in Obstetrics and Gynecology Masters of OBG Physiotherapy-Second Semester
Physiotherapy in general Obstetrics & Gynecology Masters of OBG Physiotherapy-Third Semester
Physiotherapy clinical practice in Obstetrics & Gynecology-II Masters of OBG Physiotherapy-Third Semester
Physiotherapy in Obstetrics Masters of OBG Physiotherapy-Fourth Semester
Clinical Physiotherapy practice in Obstetrics Masters of OBG Physiotherapy-Fourth Semester
Physiotherapy in Gynecology Masters of OBG Physiotherapy-Fourth Semester

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Wound healing Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2011
MPT Cardio Respiratory Sciences Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, MAHE, Manipal 1999
BPT Kasturba Medical College, MAHE, Manipal 1997

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Professor 2013 - till date
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Head of Department 2013-2015
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Associate Professor, senior scale August 2012 - December 2012
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Associate Professor 2007 - 2012
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor 1999 - 2007
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Clinical Instructor April - October 1997
Alvas College of Physiotherapy Clinical Instructor 1997

Prevalence and Physiotherapy intervention for Pelvic floor dysfunction in women of Udupi Taluk

Bhamini K Rao Shubha R Nayak

PI: Bhamini K. Rao; Co-PI: Shubha R. Nayak, Funding agency: Indian Council of Medical Research Amount: INR 14,87,199 Duration: 2012 - 2015

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Paediatric Physiotherapy, Women’s health, including pelvic floor dysfunction management, PCOS, Cardiac rehabilitation, Ergonomics

Area of Expertise

Paediatric Physiotherapy, Women’s health, including pelvic floor dysfunction management, Cardiac rehabilitation in Children, technology based interventions

Area of Research

High risk follow-up and early intervention, Neonatal Intensive Care unit physiotherapy management, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Women’s health, including pelvic floor dysfunction management, PCOS, Technology-based intervention in Pediatrics, Technology-based intervention in Women’s Health

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional affilitations:
 

1

The Indian Association of Physiotherapists

(Member of World Confederation of Physical Therapy)

Life member (4516-L)

2

Society for wound care and research

Life Associate ASSO/LM/06

3

Neurodevelopmental treatment Association TM  

 

Life member

4

Society for Indian Physiotherapists

Life member (0052)

5

American Academy Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Yearly membership

6

Manipal Bioincubator GOK

Yearly membership

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
BIG BIRAC Grant Awardee Director, Urwi Medical Innovations Private Limited Feb 2020 to August 2022

Influence of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on pain intensity and functional activities following lower segment cesarean section

28th April 2022 Kiransha R. Velingkar Preetha R Murulidhar V Pai Bhamini K Rao

Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2022.2070089

Effectiveness of posture-correction interventions for mechanical neck pain and posture among people with forward head posture: protocol for a systematic review.

March 2022 Ganesha Balthillaya M Shradha Parsekar Ranganath Gangavelli Narayana Prabhu Bhamini K Rao

BMJ Open 2022;12: e054691. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2021-054691

Fine motor assessment in upper extremity using custom-made electronic pegboard

2022 K. Aneesha Acharya Somashekara Bhat M. Kanthi Bhamini K Rao

J Med Sign Sens 2022;12:76-83

Effect of family-centered care interventions on motor and neurobehavior development of very preterm infants: a protocol for systematic review

2021 Manasa Kolibylu Raghupathy Shradha S Parsekar Bhamini K Rao Shubha R Nayak Alicia J Spittle

Systematic Reviews, 2021, (P No-1to 8) Open Access

Perceptions of family-centred care among caregivers of children with cerebral palsy in South India: An exploratory study

2021 Deepalaxmi Poojary Umakanth, S Arun Maiya Bhamini K Rao Brien, M Narayan, A

Child Care Health Dev. 2021 Nov 17. doi: 10.1111/cch.12929.

Neonatal PT Improves Neurobehavior and General Movements in Moderate to Late Preterm Infants Born in India: An RCT

2021 Sonia Khurana Bhamini K Rao Leslie E Lewis Senthil Kumaran D Asha Kamath Christa Einspieler Stacey C Dusing

Pediatr Phys Ther. 2021 Oct 1;33(4):208-216. doi:10.1097/PEP.0000000000000824.

An eight year girl spastic diplegic presenting with oromotor spasticity in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal: A case report

2009-01-01 Bhamini K Rao Neha Agarwal Venkataraja Aithal U

Indian J Physiother Occupational Ther 2009;3(3):6-8

Tanzberger Approach in prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence in sports women

2009-01-01 Bhamini K Rao

The Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapists 2009: 6(2),25-28

Comparison of Jacobson’s progressive muscle relaxation and diaphragmatic breathing exercise in normal subjects - A randomised cross-over study

2011-01-01 Prem V Bhamini K Rao

Indian J Physiother Occupational Ther 2011;5(3):117-121

Effect of strength and balance training in children with Down's syndrome: A randomised controlled trial

2011-01-01 Sukriti Gupta Bhamini K Rao Senthil Kumaran D

Clin Rehabil. 2011;25(5):425-32

Role of trunk rehabilitation on trunk control, balance and gait in patients with chronic stroke: A pre-post design

2011-01-01 Karthik Babu S Bhamini K Rao N Manikandan John Solomon M M. Chakrapani Akshatha Nayak M

Neuroscience and Medicine 2011;2: 61-67

Bactericidal effect of ultraviolet C (UVC), direct and filtered through transparent plastic, on gram-positive cocci: An in vitro study

2011-01-01 Bhamini K Rao Pramod Kumar Sugandhi Rao Bimala Gurung

Ostomy Wound Management 2011;57(7):46–52.

Efficacy of home based pulmonary rehabilitation in children with asthma

2009-01-01 Bhamini K Rao K. Sridevi

Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009; 23(2): 89-93

Bactericidal effect of direct and filtered ultraviolet CT through transparent plastic sheet on gram negative bacilli - An in- vitro study

2012-01-01 Bhamini K Rao Pramod Kumar Sugandhi Rao Jagdishchandra K Pratijna Suhasini Asha Kamath

International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research 2012;3(10):785-790

Effect of multisensory stimulation on neuro-motor development in preterm infants

2013-01-01 Kanagasabai Parimala Suganthini Mohan Leslie Lewis Edward Asha kamath Bhamini K Rao

Indian J Pediatr. 2013;80(6):460-4

Chest physiotherapy techniques in neurological intensive care units of India : A survey

2014-01-01 Anup Bhat Bhamini K Rao

Indian J Crit Care Med. 2014;18(6):363-8

Analysis of postural stability in children with cerebral palsy and children with typical development: An observational study

2014-01-01 Shikha Saxena Bhamini K Rao Senthil Kumaran D

Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014;26(3):325-30

Short-term balance training with computer-based feedback in children with cerebral palsy: A feasibility and pilot randomized trial.

2016-01-02 Shikha Saxena Bhamini K Rao Senthil Kumaran D

Dev Neurorehabil. 2016; (Advanced Online Publication)

Post-COVID-19 syndrome:” The New Pandemic Affecting Healthcare Workers and How the Frontline Warriors Are Battling it

Shwethapriya Rao Vedaghosh Amara Souvik Chaudhuri Bhamini K Rao Pratibha Todur

Indian Journal of Palliative care Volume 27• Issue 2 • DOI:10.25259/IJPC_160_2021

Association of Epicardial Adipose Tissue Thickness with Resting and Post: Exercise Cardiac Output in Overweight and Obese Individuals

February 2020 Sridevi; Bairapareddy, Kalyana Chakravarthy; Bhamini K Rao Arun Maiya Alaparthi, Gopala Krishna; Krishnananda Nayak

Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development 11(2):186 DOI:10.37506/v11/i2/2020/ijphrd/194780

A gait trainer for pediatric movement disorders

09th March 2020

Application Number: 202041010010

Assistive training system and device for physical rehabilitation

09th September 2020

Application Number: 202041039016

Multi-segmented trainer and system for training pelvic floor muscles

17th September 2021

Application Number: 202141042054

Inter rater & intra rater reliability and normative data of balance & coordination sub scales of BOTMP in normal children of Udupi district

2009-01-01 Dipika Rohadia Vijayamuniraj Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Moberg pick up test in Indian children- A normative study

2009-01-01 Alaka Kumari N Manikandan Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Correlation of step test with temporal gait parameters in patients with hemiplegia

2009-01-01 Neha Katyal Bhamini K Rao N Manikandan

Role: Co-guide

Effect of Strength and Balance Training in Children with Downs Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trail

2009-01-01 Sukriti Senthil Kumaran D Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Effect of Home based strength training on functional ambulation after muscle-tendon procedure in patients with spastic diplegia

2009-01-01 Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

Effect of Incentive Spirometry versus Positive Expiratory Pressure on Post-Operative Pulmonary Complications in Patients Undergoing Upper Abdominal Surgery

2009-01-01 Saurabh Kamat Siva Kumar T Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Correlation of Paediatric Reach Test with Paediatric Balance Scale as a Measure of Balance in Children between Age Group of 5-10 Years.

2009-01-01 Mellisa Jacob Jessica Wong Pui Yee Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

Iron deficiency anemia, body mass index and aerobic capacity in female college students

2010-01-01 Mehta Nidhi Vijaybhai Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Association of gross motor development with severity of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy up to six months of age

2010-01-01 Kansara Rujal Rashmikant John Solomon M Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Fine motor component of Bruininks Oseretsky test of motor proficiency- short form in children between4 ½ - 8 ½ years – Normative study

2010-01-01 Sonia Khurana Senthil Kumaran D Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Exercise testing of pre-school children using the bruce treadmill protocol/ Exercise testing in children with Bruce treadmill protocol in children 8-14 years.

2012-01-01 Avani Jaykrushna Bhatt Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Acute Effect of Pectoralis Major Static Stretching on Its Isometric Strength

2011-01-01 Tulika nandi Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Construction & content validation of pelvic floor dysfunction syndrome questionnaire

2011-01-01 Darshika Shitanshi Mehzabin N Warsi Bhamini K Rao Shubha R Nayak

Role: Co-guide

Association of physical activity and sleep habits – construction and validation of questionnaire

2012-01-01 Shubhakaran Panesar Rohit Sinha Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

Barriers to Exercise Based Cardiac Rehabilitation - A Survey

2011-01-01 Dixit Sweta Nivedita S Prabhu Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Association of epicardial adipose tissue thickness with resting and post – exercise cardiac output in over-weight and obese individuals

2012-01-01 Sreedevi M Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Effects of single session standing on change in muscle tone & on proprioception in spastic cerebral palsy.

2012-01-01 Gracias Jessica Angela Senthil Kumaran D Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Assessment of Weight Bearing status in Spastic Diplegic Children Using Foot Scanner

2013-01-01 Casandra Beh Huan Gaik Ishvinder Kaur Shekon Shubha R Nayak Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Comparison of manual ability of children with cerebral palsy and typically developing children using ABILHAND-Kids questionnaire

2013-01-01 Bhavya T Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Current Physiotherapy Practice in Neurological Intensive Care Units of India: A Survey

2013-01-01 Anup Bhat Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

Heart Rate Variability in Young Adults: Relations to Adiposity, Physical Activity and Exercise Capacity

2014-01-01 Shaikh Afshan Mohd Yaseen Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Influence of post exercise Fatigue on Postural Sway in Children with Cerebral Palsy

2014-01-01 Preeti Mahendar Shah Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

Validity of Ages and Stages Questionnaire with Test of Infant Motor Performance to Detect Developmental Delay Among Infants At 2 and 4 Months of Age

2014-01-01 Rita Upadhyay Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Effect of antenatal exercises on the Birthing experience and coping strategies in the immediate postpartum phase

2015-01-01 Misquita Deanne Silvia Sybil Preetha R Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Neurophysiological facilitation on respiratory parameters neonates with respiratory problems in NICU

2015-01-01 Shubha G Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

Prevalence of hyper mobility in the Indian population

2011-01-01 Farhat Zahra Kassam Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Construction & content validation of a questionnaire to analyse the prevalence & severity of dysmenorrhea affecting student academic participation

2013-01-12 Arti Vijai Kumar Dilraj Kaur Gill Hema Vidyashini Sri Nathia Regunandan Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Role of exercise on primary dysmenorrhea pre – post interventional study

2015-01-01 R. Bavaani Manpreet Kaur Shubha R Nayak Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Distribution of known maternal and fetal risk factors among preterm births in a tertiary care hospital

2015-01-01 Roma Soares Shweta Bhandary Nikita Mascarenhas Shubha R Nayak Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Standardization of the procedures of interlimb coordination test items and a feasibility study in normal children aged 6-7 years

2016-01-01 Ms. Ahlaam Fuad Ahmed jiddawi Preetha R Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Normative Scores on Pediatric balance scale- A cross sectional study

2007-01-01 Devashish Tiwari John Solomon M Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Active and Passive Recovery Processes in Blood Lactate Clearance Following an Anaerobic Workout in Recreational and Professional Athletes- A cross over Study

2007-01-01 Shakeel Ahmed Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Effect of Balance Training with Visual feedback on balance and Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trail

2011-01-01 Shikha Saxena Senthil Kumaran D Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Effect of Hospital Based Multisensory Stimulation on Neuromotor Development in Preterm Infants

2011-01-01 Parimala Suganthini K Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Influence of dual task on postural sway in children with hearing impaiment

2013-01-01 Kundan Kumar Singh Senthil Kumaran D Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide