Dr. Charu Eapen

Professor & Head of Department at KMC, Mangaluru

Department of Physiotherapy (at Mangalore)

Qualification: Dr. Charu Eapen is the Professor & Head of the Department of Physiotherapy at KMC, Mangaluru

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Charu Eapen is  Professor and Head  in the Department of Physiotherapy at KMC Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

    She is invloved in:

    • Teaching undergraduate and post graduate students
    • Coordinator for BPT and MPT  course
    • Out patient and In patient clinical care in Orthopaedics
    • Guide for post graduate dissertations
    • Guide for PhD
    • Academic and Clinical Administration

     

     

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Exercise Therapy I & II Year BPT
Biomechanics II Year BPT
Electrotherapy II Year BPT
Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics III Year BPT
Ethics III year BPT
Physiotherapy in CBR IV Year BPT

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Doctor of Philosophy ( PhD) Radial Ray Cumulative Trauma Disorders In Cell Phone Users Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2010
Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) Musculoskeletal Conditions – Elective: Hand College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) 2000
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) Physiotherapy Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), 1996-2nd rank

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru Professor & Head Head of the Department of Physiotherapy July 2017 till date
Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru Associate Professor – Senior Scale Teaching , Clinical management, Research July 2014 to June 2017
Deapartment of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru Associate Professor – Senior Scale & Incharge, Department of Physiotherapy, KMC Hospital Attavara, Mangaluru Teaching , Clinical management & Research January 2012 to July 2014
Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Associate Professor and In-charge Orthopaedic unit 2006 - 2012
Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Assistant Professor and In-charge Orthopaedic unit 2000-2006
Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Assistant Lecturer 1996 - 1997

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Hand Therapy, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Exercise Therapy, Ethics, Women Health- Post Natal Care, Geriatrics, Quality and Environment Management

Area of Expertise

Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Isokinetic Exercise Therapy, Antenatal and Postnatal Physiotherapy, Geriatric Rehabilitation

Area of Research

Hand and Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Conditions, Sports Physiotherapy, Manual Therapy

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Award of certificate for “Commendable Contribution to Medical Literature” in years 2012 and 2011 by KMC, Mangalore.
  • “Distinguished Alumni Award”, March, 2010.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Physiotherapists.
  • Permanent Member of Indian Society for the Surgeons of Hand.

Effect of knee support brace and lateral wedge in sole on isokinetic peak torque in osteoarthritis of the knee–a randomised clinical trial

2010-01-01 Girija P Kamath S

2010, Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Thomson Press (India) Limited, Vol 4, No 2 Both the knee support brace and lateral wedge insole improved the isokinetic concentric peak torque of both quadriceps and hamstrings muscles, their functional status and reduced pain.