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 School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.

    She is:

    • Physiotherapy Unit Head of Paediatrics and Women's Health
    • Recognized PhD guide

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Exercise therapy First BPT
Electrotherapy Second BPT
Physiotherapy Neurology Third BPT
Physiotherapy Orthopaedics Third BPT
Physiotherapy in Community (PT4) Fourth BPT
Physiotherapy in Cardiorespiratory Conditions (PT3) Fourth BPT
Theoretical Principles and Practice of Physiotherapy First MPT
Neurosciences and Physiotherapy Second MPT
Cardiopulmonary Sciences and Physiotherapy Second MPT
Revision classes BPT Bridge program

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, Pulmonary rehabilitation, Ergonomics

Area of Expertise

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

Area of Research

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

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional affilitations:
  • Indian Association of Physiotherapists 
  • Society for Wound Care and Research
  • NDTA
 

Certification

Organisation / Agency

Year of certifications

Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development

Pearson Inc.

2013

NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders

NDTA INC USA

2013

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)

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 Fiddy Davis J 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 Fiddy Davis J 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