CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Clinician, Educator and Researcher.
- Teaches pediatric and adult neurological sciences in the Masters of Physiotherapy program
- Clinical in-charge for masters of neurological physiotherapy and research coordinator.
Karthik Babu S is Associate Professor at the Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS, Bangalore campus
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Adult Neurological Physiotherapy||MPT||First and second year|
|Pediatric Neurological Physiotherapy||MPT||First and second year|
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|Bachelor of Physiotherapy||The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai||2000|
|Master of Physiotherapy||Neurosciences||School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal||2006|
|Philosophy of Doctorate||Trunk rehabilitation post stroke||School of Allied Health Sciences||2017|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Kakatiya College of Physiotherapy, Andra Pradesh||Assistant Professor||Program coordinator for BPT||August 2000 to August 2003|
|School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal||Tutor cum research student||Post graduate & researcher||July 2005 to July 2006|
|Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore||Lecturer||In charge for 3rd BPT||November 2006 to July 2008|
|Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore||Assistant Professor||In charge for 4th BPT||August 2008 to August 2012|
|School of Allied Health Sciences||Assistant Professor-Selection Grade||Research coordinator & Coordinator 1st MPT||August 2012 to January 2017|
|School of Allied Health Sciences||Associate Professor||Coordinator 2nd MPT||February 2017 to till date.|
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
His clinical expertise involved the assessment and habilitation of children with cerebral palsy and rehabilitation of people with stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s diseases and related neuromuscular and mind related disorders.
Area of Expertise
Karthik is a certified aquatic therapist in Clinical Ai Chi, Aqua T Relax, Bad Razag Ring Method (BRRM) and Water Specific Therapy – Halliwick from Association of International Aquatic Therapy Faculty (IAFA). He has completed advanced level 3B/4A in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) from International PNF Association (IPNFA). He underwent training on Movement Analysis and Educational Strategies (MAES) Therapy, UK. Karthik is a certified advanced NDT pediatrics and adult neuroscience therapist from Neuro Developmental Therapy Association (NDTA), Asia Pacific Bobath Instructors Association (APBIA) and International Bobath Instructors Training Association (IBITA). He has completed advanced training course on Prechtl’s Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements from GM Trust, Austria. Karthik has an expertise in CranioSacral Therapy I & II (CST, Upledger Institute International, USA), fascial manipulation level I (Stecco L, Italy) and wheelchair service provision (International Society of Wheelchair Professionals).
Area of Research
Karthik’s major research interests are trunk training, physical activity, mobility training and hand functioning for people with stroke and Parkinson’s disease. He is currently working on development of participation questionnaire for children with cerebral palsy and establishing a play based motor skill training in children with developmental challenges.
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
- Membership of professional bodies:
- Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy (IACP). Regd. No. LM26/PT/2014
- Indian Association of Physiotherapy (IAP). Regd. No. L-32031
- International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS). Regd. No. 1608
- International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP)
- Indian Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation (IFNR) & World Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation (WFNR)
- Best Lecturer award, Physiosummit 2015, IAP, Vellore Branch, Tamil Nadu.
- Five best paper awards in international and national scientific conferences.
- Presented thesis papers in World Congress for Neuro Rehabilitation ’18, ISACON 2014, Thiruvananthapuram, India, AOCPRC 2014, Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore Rehabilitation Conference 2013, Singapore.
- Reviewer for the scientific papers submitted to PubMed, SCOPUS, and Web of Science indexed journals (10 in number).
- Conducted symposium (2), workshops (10) and invited lectures (14) in conferences and health sciences institutions, India.
Effectiveness of mirror therapy on lower extremity motor recovery, balance and mobility in patients with acute stroke: A randomised sham-controlled pilot trial
Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, Indian Academy of Neurology, 16, 634-9, 2013.
Efficacy of trunk regimes on balance, mobility, physical function and community reintegration in chronic stroke: A parallel-group randomized trial.
2018-01-01 Karthikbabu S Chakrapani M Ganesan S Ellajosyla R Solomon JM
J Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease 2018;27(4):1003–1011.
Effects of pelvic stability on movement control, hip muscles strength, walking speed and daily activities after stroke. A randomized controlled trial
2018-01-01 Dubey L Karthikbabu S Mohan D
Annals of Neurosciences 2018;25(2):80-89.
Hand-held dynamometer is a reliable tool to measure trunk muscle strength in chronic stroke. An observational study
2017-01-01 Karthikbabu S Chakrapani M
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2017;11(9):YC09-YC12.
Trunk proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation influences pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength in a patient with pontine bleed
2017-01-01 Dubey L Karthikbabu S
Neurology India 2017;65(1): 183-184.
Relationship between pelvic alignment and weight bearing asymmetry in community dwelling chronic stroke survivors
2016-01-01 Karthikbabu S Chakrapani M Ganesan S Ellajosyula R
Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice 2016; 7(5):37-40.
Pelvic alignment in standing, and its relationship with trunk control and motor recovery of lower limb after stroke
2016-01-01 Karthikbabu S Chakrapani M Ganesan S Ellajosyla R
Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience 2016; 1–7.
Effectiveness of mirror therapy on lower extremity motor recovery, balance and mobility in patients with acute stroke: A randomized sham-controlled pilot trial
Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2013;16:634-39.
A review on assessment and treatment of trunk in stroke: a need or luxury
2012-01-01 Karthikbabu S Chakrapani M Ganeshan S Rakshith KC Nafeez S Prem V
Neural Regeneration Research. 2012;7(25):1974-1977.
Study of nurses‟ knowledge about palliative care: A quantitative cross-sectional survey.
2012-01-01 Prem V Karvannan H Kumar SP Karthikbabu S Syed N
Indian Journal of Palliative Care 2012; 18:122-27.
Comparison of physio ball and mat trunk exercises regimens on trunk control and balance in acute stroke patients: A pilot randomized controlled trial
2011-01-01 Karthikbabu S Nayak A Vijayakumar K Misri ZK Suresh BV Ganesan S Joshua AM
Clinical Rehabilitation 2011;25(8):709-19.
Role of trunk rehabilitation on trunk control, balance and gait in patients with chronic stroke.
2011-01-01 Karthikbabu S Rao BK Manikandan N Solomon JM Chakrapani M Nayak A
Neuroscience and Medicine 2011;2:61-67.
Indian semi-classical Kathak and Bharatnatyam movements for balance confidence and quality of life in Parkinson’s disease: Pilot RCT
Platform presentation in World Congress for Neuro Rehabilitation 2018. Abstract published in Neural Repair Neurorehabil.
Holistic benefits of Indian semi-classical dance therapy in institutional children with Down syndrome.
Poster presentation in World Congress for Neuro Rehabilitation 2018. Abstract published in Neural Repair Neurorehabil.
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