Sridhar D

Assistant Professor - Senior scale

Department of Occupational Therapy


    Mr. Sridhar. D is an Assistant Professor – Senior Scale in Department of Occupational Therapy- Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Manipal

    He is:

    • BOT and MOT Teaching Faculty
    • Interns coordinator for BOT program
    • Subject In-charge:
    • Occupational Therapy in Orthopaedic and Surgical Conditions (III BOT)
    • Paper In-charge:
    • Paper V- Occupational Therapy: Practice Issues (II MOT).
    • Clinical In-charge for Orthopaedics and Clinical supervisor for First, second and third year BOT.
    • Conducts Lectures and practical classes, Seminar, Clinical demonstration and clinical teaching for BOT and I MOT students.
    • Involves in consultation for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and fabrication of splints and assistive devices.


Subject Semester / Year
Occupational Therapy in Orthopaedic and Surgical conditions III BOT
Occupational Therapy: Practice Issues (Paper V) II MOT
Occupational Therapy: Knowledge Base ( Paper –II) I MOT


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Master of Occupational Therapy (M. O. Th. ) Advance Occupational Therapy in Musculoskeletal Conditions BYL Nair Occupational Therapy School and Centre, TNMC under Mumbai University 2003
Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Physical Medicine Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy) All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation under SNDT University, Mumbai 2001
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy Santhosh College of Occupational Therapy (SCOT) under Dr. M.R.G. Medical University, Chennai. 1999


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Occupational Therapy, MCHP, Manipal Academy of Higher Education , Manipal Assistant Professor - Senior scale Teaching(UG/PG) Research Clinical Supervision Developing academic curriculum. December 2010 to till date
Department of Occupational Therapy, SOAHS,Manipal Academy of Higher Education , Manipal Assistant Professor Teaching(UG/PG) Research Clinical Supervision Developing academic curriculum. 2006 to 2010
Department of Occupational Therapy, SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education , Manipal Lecturer Teaching(UG/PG) Research Clinical Supervision Developing academic curriculum. 2003 - 2006


Area of Interest

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation & Paediatric Orthopaedics, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Replacement Arthroplasties, Back Care, upper limb disorders, splinting, Geri care and Clinical Research with EBP

Area of Expertise

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Spinal cord injury Rehabilitation, wheelchair prescriptions and training, Sport injuries , Back injuries, Splinting and Assistive devices, Occupational Therapy consultation

Area of Research

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Shoulder conditions, Back pain and Spinal cord injury, Elderly care and hip fractures.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of All India Occupational Therapy Association (AIOTA) 
  • Life member of Academic Council of Occupational Therapy  (ACOT)
  • Member in Indian Spinal Cord Injury Society

Ethical challenges for occupational therapist in India to use social media.

Koushik Sau

Like other part of the world, usage of social media is growing rapidly among various age groups using Internet actively in India. Social media has good and bad qualities within it. Occupational therapist can use social media effectively to promote their professional qualities through media based activities in the virtual forum. This article is a try to summaries some perception about ethical and legal issues on social media users among occupational therapy practitioners in India to enable effective use of social media in professional practice. Scientific Research Journal of India, 3 (1). pp. 52-57. ISSN 2277-170

The influence of sleep behaviour and early hours of classes on academic performance of under graduate students.

2015-28-02 Olajide Olubukola Monisola Vineetha Devassykutty

This study observes the relationship between sleep behaviour and class hours on academic performance. Also highlight the significance of good quality sleep on academic performance in UG graduate students.

The use of public transport by Osteoarthritis patients: A descriptive study:

2013-07-02 Pavithra Rajagopal Shashank Mehrotra Adebola M

Transport is a means of conveyance to move from one place to another, which is an important IADL component. Travelling in public transport is important not only to engage in work, social activities and also enable individual to participate in their routines. Individual participation is limited due to OA. Our study observes the difficulties faced by OA individual using public transport and gives understanding on needful interventions by Occupational Therapist to use the public transport independently.

To estimate the caregiver burden of SCI Victims

2011-11-04 Rishika Mehta Shaswati Soumya

To study was conducted to find the extent of caregiver burden of SCI victims and how dependability increases the burden among caregivers.

A Study to compare dentists hand dexterity scores with general population using time limit CSPDT

2009-19-02 Sumedha Kamath Thara Shenoy

Dexterity is an ability to manipulate objects within a stipulated period of time. Accuracy and speed are the parameters used to measure dexterity. Dexterity skill demonstrates precision in performing a task. This study observes the dexterity skill among professional and general population using standard instruments to study quality of dexterity skills between skilled and unskilled individuals.

A study to find the correlation between spherical grip strength with 25 hole peg board and writing task.

2008-14-10 Manoj Kumar Larisuk Raplang

Study was conducted to find the correlation between strength and performance of hand functional tasks. It also observes that strength influences performance.

Estimate the severity and disability of low back pain among undergraduate university students population.

2007-01-02 Priyank Srivastva Saket Giri Sachita Chawla

To find the severity and disability of low back pain among undergraduate university students population.

Severity of Low Back Pain in Auto-Rickshaw Drivers in Manipal: A Cross Sectional Study

2017-17-04 Merrin Philip Devalika Bhattacharya

Low back pain is a major disabling disorder among the working population for those who are exposed to repeated strain during the course of work. Driving is a factor which influence LBP in drivers. Our study observes that, how driving influences low back pain among three wheel auto- rickshaw drivers and gives understanding about the prevalence of LBP among drivers and factors associated with driving.