Dr. John Solomon M

Associate Professor

Department of Physiotherapy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr. John Solomon M is Associate Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy at SOAHS Manipal.

    He is:

    • Chairperson- student affairs, SOAHS
    • Academic- III BPT coordinator
    • Clinical In-charge: Balance and vestibular rehabilitation Unit and Neurosurgery wards

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Exercise Therapy Practical I BPT
Exercise Therapy Theory/Practica II BPT
PT Neuro Theory/Practical III BPT
Ethics and Administration Theory III BPT
Electrodiagnosis Theory IV BPT
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice I MPT
Neurorehabilitation II MPT

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Neurorehabilitation Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2010
MPT Neurosciences School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2003
BPT SRIPMS, Coimbatore, Dr. MGR University 2000

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Physiothereapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Associate Professor 2008 - till date
Department of Physiothereapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor 2006-2008
Department of Physiothereapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Lecturer 2003-2006
Department of Physiothereapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal PG cum tutor 2001-2003

ENHANCE: Enhancing brain plasticity for sensorimotor recovery in spastic hemiparesis

2016-01-01 John Solomon M

Funding agency: International Development Research Centre, Canada/ The Royal institution for the advancement of Learning, McGill University, Canada (135,573 CAD); Duration: Jan 2016 - Nov 2018; Role: Co-Investigator

Improving rehabilitation services through evidence-based practice – assessing neurological recovery

2013-01-05 John Solomon M

Funding agency: Grand challenges, Canada (33,618 CAD); Duration: May 2013 - Dec 2014; Role: Co-Investigator

Virtual reality stroke rehabilitation

2013-01-11 John Solomon M

Funding agency: Grand challenges, Canada (13,390 CAD); Duration: Nov 2013 - July 2014; Role: Co-investigator

Virtual reality training in improving balance in elderly

John Solomon M

Funding agency: DST-TIDE, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (INR 12,50,000; Duration: Sanctioned; Role: Prinicpal Investigator

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Balance rehabilitation and Technology in neurorehabilitation

Area of Expertise

Vestibular rehabilitation, Acquired brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Area of Research

Physiotherapy in Neurosciences, Motor control, Balance

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional affilitations:

  • Indian Association of Physiotherapists
  • International Spinal Cord Society
  • Indian federation of neurological rehabilitation 
  • International society of motor control 
 
Research Training:
  • Research training in motor control at McGill University during June 12gth to 24th 2013
  • Motor control Summer School  a training course for research in motor control conducted at Tihany, Hungary  June 14th to 18th 2012

Can response time be trained with bilateral limb training in children with Down syndrome?

2015-01-01 Pratiksha T. Rao John Solomon M

J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2015; 6(3): 339–43

Towards Establishing Clinical Guidelines for an Arm Rehabilitation Virtual Reality System

2014-01-01 Philippe S. Archambault Nahid Gheidari Norouzi Dahlia Kairy John Solomon M Mindy F. Levin

In W Jensen editor. Replace, Repair, Restore, Relieve – Bridging Clinical and Engineering Solutions in Neurorehabilitation. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2014. pp.263-70

Postural Sway in Dual-task Conditions between Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy and Typically Developing Children

2013-01-01 D A Asir John Samuel John Solomon M

Int J Health Rehabil Sci. 2013; 2(2): 91-7.

A report of body weight supported overground training in acute traumatic central cord syndrome

2013-01-01 Samuel Asir John John Solomon M Senthil Kumaran D D'souza Nicole

Indian J Physiother Occup Ther. 2013; 7(1):96-8.

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 John Solomon M N Manikandan Bhamini K Rao M. Chakrapani Akshatha Nayak

Neuroscience and Medicine. 2011;2(2):61-7.

Comparison of Ankle Proprioception Between Pregnant and Non Pregnant Women

2011-01-01 Preetha R John Solomon M

Online J Health Allied Sci. 2011; 10(2):9.

Employment after paraplegia in India: a postal survey.

2011-01-01 Nalina Gupta John Solomon M Kavitha Raja

Spinal Cord. 2011;49(7):806-11.

Normative scores on Pediatric Balance Scale: A cross sectional study

2011-01-01 Devashish Tiwari Bhamini K Rao John Solomon M

Indian J Physiother Occup Ther. 2011;5(3):45-8.

Pain after paraplegia: a survey in India.

2010-01-01 Nalina Gupta John Solomon M Kavitha Raja

Spinal Cord. 2010;48(4):342-6.

Response rate to a survey in India.

2009-01-01 Nalina Gupta John Solomon M Kavitha Raja

Indian J Physiother Occup Ther. 2009;3(3):55-7

Energy expenditure during wheelchair propulsion in different levels of paraplegics using Physiological cost index.

2009-01-01 Preetha R M Ramprasad Joseley Sunderraj Pandian John Solomon M

Indian J Physiother Occup Ther. 2009; 3(3):68-70.

Demographic characteristics of individuals with paraplegia in India- A survey

2008-01-01 Nalina Gupta John Solomon M Kavitha Raja

Indian J Physiother Occup Ther. 2008;2(3):24-8.

Paraplegia: A postal survey of morbidity trends in India.

2007-01-01 Nalina Gupta John Solomon M Kavitha Raja

Spinal Cord. 2007;45(10):664-70.

Effect of Kinect based training on trunk control in patients with stroke

2015-01-01 Xina Quadros Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Effect of functional electrical stimulation on standing posture during post operative rehabilitation in children with spastic diplegia

2015-01-01 Manmohita Divya Mohan John Solomon M

Role: Co-Guide

Effect of Kinect based virtual reality game training in persons with Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction

2015-01-01 Sanjana N Manikandan John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Influence of optic flow guided treadmill walking in children

2014-01-01 Kalashree Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Influence of posterior leaf spring ankle foot orthosis on balance and gait parameters in hemiparetic patients

2014-01-01 Neha Kutumbe N Manikandan John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Analysis of balance and function in different peripheral vestibular disorders

2014-01-01 Fayeza Akhtar Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Intermanual transfer in participants with hemiparesis following stroke: A pilot study

2013-01-01 Priyadarshini G R Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Comparison of home based endurance and resistance training on function and mobility in participants with paraplegia: A prelimenary study

2013-01-01 Akash Shah John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Influence of seat surface on Upper limb function in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.

2012-01-01 Asmi D Mehta John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Comparison of TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) and FES (Functional Electical Stimulation) on lower limb spaticity in patients with spinal card injury.

2012-01-01 Anjali S John Solomon M N Manikandan

Role: Co-guide

Trunk muscle activation during functional activities of the extremities in stroke patients.

2012-01-01 Varanasi Archana Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

Role: Co-guide

Postural Sway During Dual - task Conditions in Children with spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy

2011-01-01 Asir John Samuel John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Axial Disabilities in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease in India- A Survey

2011-01-01 Nicole Dsouza John Solomon M N Manikandan

Role: Co-guide

Effect of Functional Electrical Stimulation for Quadriceps on Weight Bearing Symmetry in Acute Hemiparetic Subjects- A Case Report

2011-01-01 Aditi Chandrakar John Solomon M

Role: Guide

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

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

Role: Co-guide

Effect of inter hemispheric activity training on reaction time with Downs syndrome

2010-01-01 Pratiksha Rao Vijayamuniraj Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Effect of mirror therapy on hand function in hemiplegic patients : A randomised control trial

2010-01-01 Aditi Mullick Senthil Kumaran D Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Correlation of Isometric Quadriceps Endurance with the Functional Mobility in Normal Elderly

2009-01-01 Monica Dhiman John Solomon M N Manikandan

Role: Co-guide

Effect of Functional Electrical Stimulation on Trunk Control in Acute Hemiplegic Patients

2009-01-01 Nishanth Mahajan Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Concurrent Validity of Pediatric Balance Scale (PBS)

2009-01-01 Snahal Rathi John Solomon M Vijayamuniraj

Role: Guide

Effect of vestibular adaptation exercise on balance following vestibular Schwannoma Resection-A randomized Control Trial

2009-01-01 Viral Shah Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Correlation between postural deformation & balance in patients with Parkinsonism

2009-01-01 Sunil Bhat Vijaymuniraj John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Prevalence of Upper Extremity Discomfort in Clerical Workers and Effect of Physiotherapy Education in its Prevention.

2008-01-01 Shweta Bodke John Solomon M Dr. Kavitha Raja

Role: Co-guide

Effect of Myofascial Release over Stretching on Elbow Flexors Spasticity.

2008-01-01 Sudhir Bhatbolan Vijayamuniraj John Solomon M

Role: Guide

Reliability and Predictive Validity of Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) in Patients with Acute Stroke.

2008-01-01 Arumbur Geeson David Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

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.

2008-01-01 S.Devika Rani Bhamini K Rao John Solomon M

Role: Guide