Dr. Senthil Kumaran D

Associate Professor

Department of Physiotherapy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

    He is:

    •  Class Coordinator for III BPT.
    •  Clinical In-charge of Neuro Physiotherapy OPD, Neuromedicine and Neurosurgery.
    •  BPT & MPT University Internal Examiner.
    •  BPT Student Teacher Guardian.
    •  MPT Thesis Guide & Co-guide.
    •  BPT Intern Project Guide.
    •  BPT Bridge Malaysian Program Project Guide.

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Exercise Therapy I BPT I Year
Electrotherapy I BPT I year
Exercise Therapy II BPT II Year
Physiotherapy in Neurosciences BPT III Year
Electrodiagnosis BPT IV Year, BPT Bridge Malaysian Program
Community Physiotherapy BPT IV Year
Theoretical Basis and Principle of Practice in Physiotherapy MPT I year
General in all topics in Neurological Conditions MPT II Year
Elective in Adult Neurology MPT II Year

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
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 2011 - Present
Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor 2009 - 2010
Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Lecturer 2006 - 2008
Padmashree Dr D Y Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra Associate Professor 2006
The Oxford College Of Physiotherapy, Bangalore, Karnataka Lecturer 2001 - 2003
Vinayaka Mission’s College of Physiotherapy, Salem, Tamil Nadu Lecturer 1998 - 2001

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Stroke rehabilitation, Posture and Gait: Analysis and rehabilitation, ICF framework

Area of Expertise

Neurorehabilitation, Stroke rehabilitation

Area of Research

Stroke rehabilitation, Posture and gait analysis, ICF framework

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional affilitations:
  • The Indian Association of Physiotherapists. 
  • Spinal Cord Society
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment association (NDTA)
  • World Stroke Organization (WSO)
  • International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR)

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.

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