Dr. N. Manikandan

Associate Professor - Senior Scale

Department of Physiotherapy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    N Manikandan is an Associate Professor - Senior Scale in the Department of Physiotherapy at MCHP, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

    He is:

    • Chairperson, Institutional Research Committee of MCHP
    • Mentor for MAHE Student Research Forum
    • Nodal member for Centre for Bioethics representing MCHP
    • Member of Health Professions Education Unit, MCHP
    • VI Semester BPT coordinator
    • Clinical In charge for Neuromedicine Physiotherapy

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Semester / Year
Theoretical concepts in Basics of Exercise Therapy - I BPT I Year/ I Semester
Practical in Basics of Exercise Therapy – I BPT I Year/ I Semester
Biophysics and Basics of Electrotherapy BPT I Year/ I Semester
Foundations of Professional practice BPT I Year/ I Semester
Theoretical concepts in Basics of Exercise Therapy - II BPT I Year/ II Semester
Practical in Basics of Exercise Therapy – II BPT I Year/ II Semester
Theoretical concepts in Electrotherapy – I BPT I Year/ II Semester
Practical in Electrotherapy – I BPT I Year/ II Semester
Applied Anatomy and Applied Physiology BPT I Year/ II Semester
Theoretical concepts in Exercise therapy – I BPT II Year/ III Semester
Practical in Exercise therapy – I BPT II Year/ III Semester
Theoretical concepts in Exercise therapy –II BPT II Year/ IV Semester
Practical in Exercise therapy –II BPT II Year/ IV Semester
Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership BPT II Year/ IV Semester
Clinical Practice BPT II Year/ IV Semester
Theoretical concepts in Neurological Physiotherapy - I BPT III Year/ V Semester
Clinical Practice in Neurological Physiotherapy - I BPT III Year/ V Semester
Neuromusculoskeletal skills - I BPT III Year/ V Semester
Theoretical concepts in Neurological Physiotherapy - II BPT III Year/ VI Semester
Clinical Practice in Neurological Physiotherapy – II BPT III Year/ VI Semester
Neuromusculoskeletal skills - II BPT III Year/ VI Semester
Theoretical concepts in Community Physiotherapy BPT IV Year/ VII Semester
Community Physiotherapy Practice BPT IV Year/ VII Semester
Evidence Based practice in Physiotherapy BPT IV Year/ VII Semester
Electrodiagnosis BPT IV Year/VIII Semester
Research proposal and scientific writing BPT IV Year/VIII Semester
Theoretical Basis of Principles & Practice in Physiotherapy MPT I Year/ I semester
Research Proposal in Neurological Physiotherapy MPT I Year/ I semester
Foundations in Neurosciences MPT I Year/ II semester
General in Neurological Physiotherapy MPT II Year/ III semester
Evidence Based Practice in Neurological Physiotherapy MPT II Year/ III semester
Elective in Neurological Physiotherapy MPT II Year/ IV semester
Elective in Neurosurgical Physiotherapy MPT II Year/ IV semester
Research Project in Neurological Physiotherapy MPT II Year/ IV semester

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, MCHP Associate Professor - Senior Scale Teacher, PhD Supervisor, Chairperson-Institutional Research Committee 2019 - Present
Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS Associate Professor Teacher 2008-2019
Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS Assistant Professor Teacher 2006-2008
Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS Lecturer Teacher 2003-2006
SRIPMS, Coimbatore Physiotherapy/ Tutor Teacher 1998-2000

Effect of smart shoe on gait parameters in stroke patients

2013-01-01 N Manikandan

Role: PI; Funding agency: TePP-DSIR; Amount: INR 3,00,000

Design and development of sensor sole in stroke patients

2015-01-01 N Manikandan

Role: PI; Funding agency: DST; Amount: INR 11,75,200

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Neurorehabilitation

Area of Expertise

Stroke Rehabilitation

Area of Research

Balance and Gait rehabilitation in stroke, Outcome measures in Physiotherapy, Medical Instruments- Design and development

Professional Affiliations & 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)

Reliability and feasibility of community balance and mobility Scale (CB&MS) in elderly population

2013-01-01 Nagaraju Arun Maiya N Manikandan

Indian J Physiother Occupational Ther 2013;7(1):131- 135

Effect of auditory feedback on lower limb weight bearing symmetry and gait parameters in patients with hemiparesis

2009-01-01 Baljeet Kaur N Manikandan

Indian J Physiother Occupational Ther 2009;3(3):1-5

Impact of Adhesive capsulitis on quality of life in elderly subjects with diabetics: A cross sectional study

2008-01-10 Saumen Gupta Kavitha Raja N Manikandan

Diabetes Dev Ctries. 2008;28(4):125-9

Effect of facial neuromuscular re-education on facial symmetry in patients with Bell’s palsy: a randomised controlled trial

2007-01-01 N Manikandan

Clin Rehabil 2007;21:338-343

Design And Development Of A Sensor Sole For Stroke Patients

2013-01-01 N Manikandan Sumit Chakraborty Pratik Shetty

International Journal of Computer Applications; 2013;83:1-6

Generation and content validation of mobility domain and item pool for community dwelling individuals

2014-01-01 N Manikandan KB Kumar B Rajashekhar

Disability CBR and Inclusive development;2014;25(1):40-54

Internal consistency and test retest reliability of Mobility disability scale in community dwelling Individuals

2014-01-01 N Manikandan KB Kumar B Rajashekhar

Romanian Journal of Physical Therapy 2014;20(34): 6-12

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

Internal consistency and test retest reliability of Mobility disability scale in community dwelling Individuals

2014-01-01 N Manikandan B Kumar B Rajashekhar

Romanian Journal of Physical Therapy. 2014; 20(34): 6-12

Axial disabilities in Parkinson’s disease- A national level survey

2009-01-01 Nicole Dsouza N Manikandan John Solomon M

Role: Co-guide

Comparison of TENS and FES on spasticity in patients with spinal cord injury

2010-01-01 Anjali Sivaramkrishnan John Solomon M N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Influence of mirror feedback on postural control in patients with balance disorders

2015-01-01 Poonam Preetha R N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Functional status and factors influencing functional outcome in patients with stroke

2014-01-01 Shroff Ritu Deepak Senthil Kumaran D N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Effect of X box Kinect games training on lower limb reaction time in patients with hemiparesis

2014-01-01 Maya Prabhu N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Influence of Posterior leaf spring AFO on balance and gait parameters in hemiparetic patients

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

Role: Co-guide

Reaction time and risk of fall in patients with diabetic neuropathy- A correlational study

2013-01-01 Sumant Vedpathak Preetha R N Manikandan

Role: Guide

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

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

Role: Guide

Predictive validity, concurrent validity and responsiveness of Figure-8 walk test in older adults.

2012-01-01 Remya R Varma Girish N N Manikandan

Role: Guide

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

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

Role: Co-guide

Effect of Trunk Training on Balance and Gait in Patients with Stroke- A Randomized Controlled Trail

2011-01-01 Aditi Hombali Senthil Kumaran D N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Effect of a Comprehensive Exercise Program on Health Related Fitness, Cognition, Functional Activity and Quality of Life in Elderly

2010-01-01 Neha Reji Girish N N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Effect of fatigue management protocol in stroke patients: A Randomised control trial

2009-01-01 Esha Seth Mr. Vijay N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Functional status in post – lumbar laminectomy patients: A Survey

2009-01-01 Jyothi D Kamath Senthil Kumaran D N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Reliability and concurrent validity of community balance and mobility scale in elderly population

2009-01-01 Kasturi Nagaraju N Manikandan Arun Maiya

Role: Co-guide

The Role of Functional Electrical Stimulation on Sit to Stand Activity in Patients with Guillian-Barre Syndrome

2009-01-01 Nitika Bhutani Mr. Vijay N Manikandan

Role: Guide

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

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

Role: Guide

Correlation of step test with temporal gait parameters in patients with hemiparesis

2009-01-01 Neha Katyal Bhamini K Rao N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Moberg pick up test in Indian children- A normative study

2009-01-01 Alaka Kumari N Manikandan Bhamini K Rao

Role: Guide

Comparison of Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) and Barthel Index (BI) in predicting the outcome of patients following acute stroke

2008-01-01 Geeson Senthil Kumaran D N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Cross Sectional Study of Adhesive Capsulitis and Quality of Life in Diabetic Elderly in Udupi Taluk

2008-01-01 Saumen Gupta N Manikandan Dr. Kavitha Raja

Role: Co-guide

Reliability of “The Slump Test” in 3-8 Years Old Children

2008-01-01 Shngainki Pyrbot Senthil Kumaran D N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Effect of auditory feedback on gait parameters in stroke patients

2007-01-01 Baljit N Manikandan

Role: Guide

Reliability of video based temporal gait analysis in neurological disorders

2007-01-01 Tirupathi N Manikandan John Solomon M

Role: Co-guide

Effect of selective control exercises on gait variables in patients with chronic stroke

2005-01-01 Karthik N Manikandan Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

Effect of ‘stepping in place’ in spatial and temporal parameters of gait in patients with chronic stroke

2005-01-01 Senthil N Manikandan Dr. Kavitha

Role: Co-guide