Dr. Girish N

Associate Professor

Department of Physiotherapy


    Mr. Girish N is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy at MCHP, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

    He is currently:

    • Guide and Supervisor for PhD scholars
    • Nodal officer of MAHE for scholarships and fellowships by University Grants Commission.
    • Nodal officer of MCHP for state-level scholarships and fellowships.
    • Member Academic Operations Committee, MCHP
    • Class coordinator for VII sem BPT
    • Coordinator for MPT- geriatrics elective
    • In-charge of geriatrics program at Department of physiotherapy, MCHP


Subject Semester / Year
Biophysics and Basics of electrotherapy 1st Sem BPT/I year
Foundations of Professional practice 1st Sem BPT/I year
Biomechanics III Sem BPT/II year
Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Leadership IV Sem BPT/II year
Theoretical concepts in Neurological Physiotherapy - II VI Sem BPT/III year
Theoretical concepts in Community Physiotherapy VII Sem BPT/IV year
Community Physiotherapy practice VII Sem BPT/IV year
Cardiopulmonary and Community physiotherapy skills VII Sem BPT/IV year
Research proposal and scientific writing VIII Sem BPT
Principles of physiotherapy practice I Sem MPT
Research Project I Sem MPT/I year
Foundations of specialty II Sem MPT/I year
Research project II II Sem MPT/I year
General in specialty III Sem MPT/II Year
Evidence-based practice in the specialty III Sem MPT
Research project III III Sem MPT/II year
Elective in Specialty IV Sem MPT/II year
Research Project IV MPT 704 IV Sem MPT IV Sem MPT/II year


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Ph.D Occupational Health National Institute of Industrial Engineering (Ministry of HRD, Government of India) 2017
MPT Community Based Rehabilitation Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2007
BPT Mahatma Gandhi University 2003


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor 2009 - 2011
SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Lecturer 2008 - 2010
Padmashree Institute of Physiotherapy, Bangalore Lecturer 2007 - 2008
SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor - Senior Scale 2011-2014
SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor - Selection grade 2014 - 2017
MCHP Associate Professor Academician/Researcher March 2017- till date

Development of a software for ergonomic evaluation and decision making

Girish N

Funding agency: BoP, Philips, Manipal; Amount: INR 80,000; Duration: 3years; Status: on-going; Role: Co-PI


Area of Interest

Geriatrics, Community Physiotherapy, Technology in rehabilitation, Ergonomics

Area of Expertise

Balance in older adults, Adaptive sports, Manual Material Handling

Area of Research

Ergonomics, Manual material handling, cognition in older adults

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional affilitations:
  • Indian Association of Physiotherapists  
  • Red Cross Society


Contributions (Office barriers, Members of BOS of other universities etc.)

·         Member of Board of Studies in Physiotherapy of Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh.

Lifting capacity prediction model using physical performance measures among construction workers.

2022 Sidhiprada Mohapatra A. Verma Girish N

Sci Rep 12, 1096.

Development of strategies to support home-based exercise adherence after stroke: a Delphi consensus

2022 Amreen Mahmood Anagha Deshmukh N Manikandan Dianne Marsden Glade Vyslysel Sebastian Padickaparambil Shwetha T S Artur Direito Senthil Kumaran D Girish N

BMJ Open; 12:e055946. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2021-055946.

Regression Model for prediction of low workability among sedentary aging workers.

2021 Samruddhi Hirapara Kavitha Vishal K, Department of Physiotherapy Girish N

Work, DOI: 10.3233/WOR-213616.

Regression Model for the Prediction of Risk of Pelvic Floor Muscle Weakness Among Older Adults

2021 Prajakta Karkare Sidhiprada Mohapatra Girish N

Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: Volume 37 - Issue 2 - p 108-113.

Promoting healthy lifestyles using information technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 Snehil Dixit Girish N

Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, vol. 22(1), 115-125.

Do Sarcopenia Risk Factors Vary with Its Stages?

2020 Tina Agnes Kavitha Vishal K, Department of Physiotherapy Girish N

Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 32(4):399–410.

Relationship between foot discomfort and footwear: A cross sectional study

2012-01-01 Athena Rosa DeMello Girish N

Role: Guide

Musculo-skeletal risk assessment among nurses in patient manual handling in hospital wards – a cross sectional study

2011-01-01 Suma Kulkarni Girish N

Role: Guide

Concurrent validity, predictive validity and responsiveness of Figure-of-8-Walk Test in older adults

2012-01-01 Remya Varma Girish N N Manikandan

Role: Co-guide

Effect of exercise based intervention on back pain and knee pain among cashew factory workers- a randomised controlled trial

2011-01-01 Prakruti Patel Girish N Arun Maiya

Role: Co-guide

Effect of a comprehensive exercise program on health related fitness, cognition, functional activity and quality of life in elderly

2011-01-01 Neha Reji Girish N N Manikandan

Role: Co-guide

Single and dual task activity on gait variables among older adults

2015-01-01 Khadga Singh Gurung Dr. Parul Agarwal Girish N

Role: Guide

Maximal acceptable eight of load using progressive isoinertial lifting evaluation amongst male construction workers.

2015-01-01 Mandeep Singh Bains Tenzin Choejor Zongpa Rajesh Navada GV Girish N

Role: Guide

Role of educational material on health seeking behavior and functional health status among patients with arthritis

2013-01-01 Sidhiprada Mohapatra Dr. Parul Agarwal Girish N

Role: Guide

Work Ability Index Among Construction Workers

2014-01-01 Wakode Pallavi Subhashrao Girish N Dr. Kavitha Raja

Role: Co-guide

Stroop Interference Effect and Walking Speed in Persons with and Without Dementia

2014-01-01 Patel Nency Manherlal Dr. Parul Agarwal Girish N

Role: Guide

Inter-rater Reliability of Foot Print Method for Evaluating Flat Foot in School Going Children in Manipal & Udupi

2010-01-01 Vinodhini Arjunan N Manikandan Girish N

Role: Guide

Prevalence of Neck pain among desktop and laptop computer users in university staff and students

2012-01-01 Andrew Shashi Lalithambika Shalini Periasamy Mohd Safuan Girish N

Role: Co-guide

Observed Versus perceived barriers among institutionalized older adults

2014-01-01 Pawan Gurung Pawan P Singh Girish N

Role: Guide

Determining the dimensions of L5-S1 intervertebral disc

2014-01-01 Priyanka Rajan Rajesh Navada GV Girish N

Role: Guide

Maximum acceptable weight of load during one person lift

2014-01-01 Jovy Titus Sarosh Somani Tenzin Choezom Girish N

Role: Guide