Dr. N. Manikandan

Associate Professor

Department of Physiotherapy

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 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

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