Dr. N. Manikandan

Dr. N. Manikandan

Associate Professor

Department of Physiotherapy

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  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    N Manikandan is Associate Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy at SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

    He is:

    • II Year MPT Coordinator
    • BPT Malaysian Bridge Program coordinator
    • Neuromedicine – Physiotherapy In charge
    • Member of the Institutional Research Committee, SOAHS 
  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject
    :
    Exercise Therapy
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    I BPT and II BPT
    Subject
    :
    Electrotherapy
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    II BPT
    Subject
    :
    Physiotherapy in Neurosciences
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    III BPT
    Subject
    :
    Ethics, Administration and Teaching Skills
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    III BPT and BPT Bridge program I semester
    Subject
    :
    Community Physiotherapy
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    IV BPT and BPT Bridge Program III semester
    Subject
    :
    Electrodiagnosis
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    IV BPT and BPT Bridge Program I semester
    Subject
    :
    Theoritical Basis and Principles of Practice in Physiotherapy
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    I MPT
    Subject
    :
    General in all topics in Neurological Conditions
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    II MPT
    Subject
    :
    Elective: Adult Neurology
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    II MPT
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree
    :
    PhD
    Specialisation
    :
    Neurosciences & Community Physiotherapy
    Institute
    :
    Manipal Academy of Higher Education
    Year of passing
    :
    2014
    Degree
    :
    Master of Physiotherapy in Physiotherapy
    Specialisation
    :
    Neurosciences
    Institute
    :
    Manipal Academy of Higher Education
    Year of passing
    :
    2003
    Degree
    :
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy
    Specialisation
    :
    Institute
    :
    SRIPMS- Coimbatore/ Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University
    Year of passing
    :
    1997
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS
    Designation
    :
    Associate Professor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    2008 - Present
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Physioherapy, SOAHS
    Designation
    :
    Assistant Professor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    2006 - 2008
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS
    Designation
    :
    Lecturer
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    2003 - 2006
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    SRIPMS, Coimbatore
    Designation
    :
    Tutor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    1998 - 2000
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    N Manikandan is Associate Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy at SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

    He is:

    • II Year MPT Coordinator
    • BPT Malaysian Bridge Program coordinator
    • Neuromedicine – Physiotherapy In charge
    • Member of the Institutional Research Committee, SOAHS 
  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject Subject code Year / Semester
    Exercise Therapy I BPT and II BPT
    Electrotherapy II BPT
    Physiotherapy in Neurosciences III BPT
    Ethics, Administration and Teaching Skills III BPT and BPT Bridge program I semester
    Community Physiotherapy IV BPT and BPT Bridge Program III semester
    Electrodiagnosis IV BPT and BPT Bridge Program I semester
    Theoritical Basis and Principles of Practice in Physiotherapy I MPT
    General in all topics in Neurological Conditions II MPT
    Elective: Adult Neurology II MPT
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
    PhD Neurosciences & Community Physiotherapy Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2014
    Master of Physiotherapy in Physiotherapy Neurosciences Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2003
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy SRIPMS- Coimbatore/ Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University 1997
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
    Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS Associate Professor 2008 - Present
    Department of Physioherapy, SOAHS Assistant Professor 2006 - 2008
    Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS Lecturer 2003 - 2006
    SRIPMS, Coimbatore Tutor 1998 - 2000
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest
    :
    Neurorehabilitation
    Areas of expertise
    :
    Stroke Rehabilitation
    Areas of research
    :
    Balance and Gait rehabilitation in stroke, Outcome measures in Physiotherapy, Medical Instruments- Design and development
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    Professional Affiliations:
    • Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP). 
    • Indian Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation (IFNR)
    Contributions:                
    • Third Prize for the innovative product titled ‘Modified mouse for gaming rehabilitation in stroke patients’, Innovation Day event organized by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (2013)
    • Third Prize for the innovative product titled ‘Reaction timer for assessing lower limb (leg) reaction time’, Innovation Day event organized by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (2012)
    • Chattanooga Biotech award for the Second best senior scientific paper award for the project titled “Orthotic effect of leaf spring AFO on temporal parameters of gait in patients with hemiparesis”, 48th Annual conference of IAP Mangalore (2010)
    • First prize for the innovative idea of developing ‘SMARTSHOE’, Philips BOP day conducted in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (2008)
    • Professional contribution award in recognition of outstanding work in the field of Neurophysiotherapy, Children’s Education Society (Regd.) The Oxford College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore (2008) 
    • Best teacher of the year (2003)
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest Neurorehabilitation
    Areas of expertise Stroke Rehabilitation
    Areas of research Balance and Gait rehabilitation in stroke, Outcome measures in Physiotherapy, Medical Instruments- Design and development
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    Professional Affiliations:
    • Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP). 
    • Indian Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation (IFNR)
    Contributions:                
    • Third Prize for the innovative product titled ‘Modified mouse for gaming rehabilitation in stroke patients’, Innovation Day event organized by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (2013)
    • Third Prize for the innovative product titled ‘Reaction timer for assessing lower limb (leg) reaction time’, Innovation Day event organized by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (2012)
    • Chattanooga Biotech award for the Second best senior scientific paper award for the project titled “Orthotic effect of leaf spring AFO on temporal parameters of gait in patients with hemiparesis”, 48th Annual conference of IAP Mangalore (2010)
    • First prize for the innovative idea of developing ‘SMARTSHOE’, Philips BOP day conducted in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (2008)
    • Professional contribution award in recognition of outstanding work in the field of Neurophysiotherapy, Children’s Education Society (Regd.) The Oxford College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore (2008) 
    • Best teacher of the year (2003)