Dr. Senthil Kumaran D

Associate Professor - Senior Scale

Department of Physiotherapy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Senthil Kumaran D is Associate Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy at MCHP, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

    He is:

    • Chairperson/QMR, Quality and Compliance Committee, MCHP
    • I Sem and II Sem MPT Class coordinator
    • Clinical Incharge, Neurophysiotherapy OPD & Neuromedicine wards
    • PhD/ MPT/ BPT Thesis/Project Guide

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Semester / Year
Foundations of Professional practice I Year/I Semester BPT
Practical in Basics of Exercise therapy-II I Year/II Semester BPT
Theoretical concepts in Exercise therapy -II II Year/IV Semester BPT
Practical in Exercise therapy -II II Year/IV Semester BPT
Neurological Physiotherapy I Theory & Practical III Year/V Semester BPT
Neurological Physiotherapy II Theory & Practical III Year/VI Semester BPT
Electrodiagnosis III Year/VI Semester BPT
Community Physiotherapy I IV Year/VII Semester BPT
Evidence based Physiotherapy IV Year/VIII Semester BPT
Principles of physiotherapy practice I Year/ I Semester MPT
Clinical practice in physiotherapy I Year/ I Semester MPT
Foundations of physiotherapy in Neurosciences I Year/ II Semester MPT
Physiotherapy clinical practice in Neurosciences - I I Year/ II Semester MPT
General in Neurosciences II Year/ III Semester MPT
Evidence based practice in Neurosciences II Year/ III Semester MPT
Neurological Physiotherapy II Year/ IV Semester MPT
Neurosurgical Physiotherapy II Year/ IV Semester MPT

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MAHE-FAIMER Fellowship Leadership in Interprofessional Education MAHE-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education 2019
PhD Stroke rehabilitation Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2015
MPT Neurosciences College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2006
BPT Trinity Mission and Medical Foundation, The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University 1998

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Associate Professor Teacher (UG & PG), UG, PG & PhD Thesis supervisor 2011 - Present
Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor Teacher (UG & PG), UG & PG Thesis supervisor 2009 - 2010
Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Lecturer Teacher (UG & PG), UG & PG Thesis supervisor 2006 - 2008
Padmashree Dr D Y Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra Associate Professor Teacher (UG & PG), PG Thesis supervisor 2006
The Oxford College Of Physiotherapy, Bangalore, Karnataka Lecturer Teacher (UG) 2001 - 2003
Vinayaka Mission’s College of Physiotherapy, Salem, Tamil Nadu Lecturer Teacher (UG) 1998 - 2001

Effectiveness of an intensive, functional, gamified Rehabilitation program on upper limb motor function in people with stroke: A randomized clinical trial (EnteRtain Trial)

2022 Sulfikar Ali Senthil Kumaran D Ashokan Arumugam

(Funding description if any): Funding agency: Society for Indian Physiotherapists (Research Grant); Amount: INR 0.25 Lakhs

Effectiveness of an intensive, functional, gamified Rehabilitation program on upper limb motor function in people with stroke: A randomized clinical trial (EnteRtain Trial)

2021-23 Senthil Kumaran D

Funding agency: BeAble Health Pvt Ltd (Industry Grant); Amount: INR 10.2 Lakhs

Clinical and kinematic measures for predicting upper extremity recovery in stroke survivors

2021 Sanjuktha Sardesai Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

Funding agency: Society for Indian Physiotherapists (Research Grant); Amount: INR 0.25 Lakhs

ArmAble-Game Based arm training rehabilitation device

2019 Habib Ali Sreehari KG Senthil Kumaran D

Funding agency: iPitch Seed Investment Award (Innovation idea grant); Amount: INR 25 Lakhs

ArmAble: An Interactive Arm Training Rehabilitation Device

2019 - 20 Habib Ali Sreehari KG Senthil Kumaran D

Funding agency: United State-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) (Industry Grant); Amount: INR 100 Lakhs

ARM-ABLE: An interactive arm training rehabilitative device. Fun therapy, Better recovery

2018-19 Habib Ali Sreehari KG Senthil Kumaran D

BIRAC-BIG (Industry Grant); Amount: INR 49.9 Lakhs

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Stroke rehabilitation and recovery, Balance and Gait analysis and rehabilitation, ICF framework, Movement analysis, Interprofessional education

Area of Expertise

Stroke rehabilitation and recovery, Movement analysis (Posturography, Surface electromyography)

Area of Research

Stroke rehabilitation and recovery, Task based training, Virtual reality and game based rehabilitation, Kinematic and Kinetic analysis, Interprofessional education

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Memberships in Professional Associations:

·         Society for Indian Physiotherapists (SIP)

·         Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation (IFNR)

·         Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association (NDT Certified)

·         The Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP)

·         Spinal Cord Society (Indian Chapter)

·         World Federation of Neurorehabilitation (WFNR)

·         World Stroke Organization (WSO)

Awards:

  • Professional Achievement Award in the Education category for the contribution in the field of Neurological Physiotherapy, The Oxford College Of Physiotherapy, Bangalore, Karnataka, 2008 
  • Awarded “Best Paper” in the Senior category for a paper titled “Effectiveness of ‘Stepping-in-place’ training on gait in patients with chronic hemiplegia: a randomised clinical trial” at the 46th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Physiotherapist for the year 2008 hosted by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists, Uttarakhand Branch on 11th January 2008 at Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Effects of a Novel Game-Based Arm Rehabilitation Device, the ArmAble, on Improving Upper Limb Function in People with Stroke

01-03-2022 Senthil Kumaran D Swathi G Riya Ashit Raja Sulfikar Ali A Nirmala Nayak Ashokan Arumugam

IEEE, 2021 14th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE) |978-1-6654-0888-2/21/

Predicting post-stroke motor recovery of upper extremity using clinical variables and performance assays: a prospective cohort study protocol.

17-01-2022 Sanjukta Sardesai John Solomon M Ashokan Arumugam Vasudeva Guddattu Sankar Prasad Gorthi Aparna Pai Senthil Kumaran D

Physiother Res Int. 2022 Jan 17:e1937

Development of strategies to support home-based exercise adherence after stroke: a Delphi consensus.

01-01-2022 Amreen Mahmood Anagha Deshmukh Manikandan Natarajan Dianne Marsden Glade Vyslysel Sebastian Padickaparambil Shwetha Ts Artur Direito Senthil Kumaran Girish N Harpreet Sachdev Sundar Kumar Veluswamy Suruliraj Karthikbabu B Unnikrishnan Coralie English John M Solomon

BMJ Open. 2022 Jan 6;12(1):e055946

Report of body weight supported over-ground training in acute traumatic central cord syndrome

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

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

Effect of strength and balance training in children with Down’s syndrome: a randomised controlled trial

2011-01-01 Sukriti Gupta Bhamini K Rao Senthil Kumaran D

Clinical Rehabilitation 2011; 25(5): 425-32.

Impact of physical therapy on burden of Caregivers of individuals with Functional disability

2011-01-01 Anushree Narekuli Kavitha Raja Senthil Kumaran D

Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development 2011; 22 (1): 108-19.

Resistance exercise training for hypertension (protocol)

2010-01-01 Chandrasekaran B Arumugam A Fiddy Davis J Senthil Kumaran D Chandrasharma B Philipraj SJ Khundrakpam C Sanathombi Devi R

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010; Issue 11: Article No.:CD008822.

Physical fitness training for people with spinal cord injury (Intervention review)

2009-01-01 Fiddy Davis J Senthil Kumaran D Sreekumaran Nair J Vijayamuniraj

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009; Issue 3: Article No.:CD007955

Health Related Fitness Profile among Institutionalised Elderly in Rural India.

2013-01-01 Girish N Senthil Kumaran D Rajesh Navada GV

Journal of The Indian Academy of Geriatrics. 2013; 9: 58-60

Analysis of Postural Stability in Children With Cerebral Palsy and Children With Typical Development An Observational Study

2014-01-01 Shikha Saxena Bhamini K Rao Senthil Kumaran D

Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014; 26(3): 325–30

Short-term balance training with computer-based feedback in children with cerebral palsy: A feasibility and pilot randomized trial

2016-01-01 Shikha Saxena Bhamini K Rao Senthil Kumaran D

Developmental Neurorehabilitation (Advanced Online Publication)

Functional status and Factors Influencing Functional Outcome in Patients with Stroke

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

Role: Co-guide

Effect of single session standing on change in muscle tone and on proprioception in spastic cerebral palsy

2012-01-01 Jessica A Gracias Senthil Kumaran D Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

Dual task on postural stability in stroke: effect and training

2012-01-01 Truptiben Parikh Preetha R Senthil Kumaran D

Role: Guide

Effect of balance training with visual feedback on balance and gait in children with cerebral palsy – a randomised controlled trial

2011-01-01 Shikha Saxena Senthil Kumaran D Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

Effect of trunk training on balance and gait in patients with stroke: a randomised controlled trial

2009-01-01 Sukriti Gupta Senthil Kumaran D Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

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

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

Role: Co-guide

Eye hand coordination, reaction time and dynamic balance in children with and without karate training

2015-01-01 Neeraj Gampavar Senthil Kumaran D Preetha R

Role: Co-guide

Effect of theraband assistance on kinematics of gait in stroke patients

2015-01-01 Annabel N Manikandan Senthil Kumaran D

Role: Guide

Influence of optic flow guided treadmill walking in children

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

Role: Guide

Analysis of balance and function in different peripheral vestibular disorders

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

Role: Co-guide

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

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

Role: Co-guide

Influence of dual task on postural sway in children with hearing impairment

2013-01-01 Kundan Kumar SIngh Senthil Kumaran D Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

Effect of trunk training on balance and gait in patients with stroke: a randomized controlled trial

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

Role: Guide

Trunk muscle activation during functional movement patterns of the extremities in patients with stroke

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

Role: Co-guide

Normative scores of fine motor component of bruininks - oseretsky test of motor proficiency (short form) in indian children aged between 4½ and 8½ years

2010-01-01 Sonia Khurana Senthil Kumaran D Bhamini K Rao

Role: Co-guide

Role of functional electrical stimulation on trunk control in acute hemiplegic patients: a pilot study

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

Role: Co-guide

Reliability and normative values of the slump test in children between 2 to 6 years

2009-01-01 Shngainki Pyrbot Senthil Kumaran D N Manikandan

Role: Co-guide

Short term effect of vestibular adaptation exercises on balance in acute vestibular schwannoma resection patients- A Double Blinded Randomized Control Trial

2008-01-01 Viral Shah Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

Role: Co-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: Co-guide

Does physiotherapy impact burden in informal caregivers of permanently disabled individuals? A pilot study

2009-01-01 Anushree G Narekuli Senthil Kumaran D Dr. Kavitha Raja

Role: Co-guide

Functional status in post – lumbar laminectomy patients: A Survey

2010-01-01 Jyothi D Kamath Senthil Kumaran D N Manikandan

Role: Co-guide

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

2010-01-01 Aditi Mullick Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

Role: Co-guide

Effect of functional electrical stimulation on standing posture in children with spastic diplegia.

2015-01-01 Man Mohita Senthil Kumaran D

Role: Co-guide

Analysis of muscle activation during the performance of upper extremity real life tasks in patients with stroke

2016-01-01 Vinali P Patel Zamina Moledina Srinivas Nayak Senthil Kumaran D

Role: Guide

Effect of dual task on balance and gait in normal young healthy adults: A conventional study.

2015-01-01 Ang Eva Tanushree Bhat Winora Gomes Senthil Kumaran D

Role: Guide

Influence of mirror feedback on postural sway in normal young adults

2014-01-01 Joy Sharnee Ganesan Rathe Vasnavi Shanmugam Senthil Kumaran D John Solomon M

Role: Co-guide

Role of mirror therapy on muscle activation in patients with stroke : A preliminary study

2014-01-01 Sonali Shirali Ines Cornelio Senthil Kumaran D

Role: Guide