SCHOOL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
T.N. MEDICAL COLLEGE & B.Y.L. NAIR CH HOSPITAL, MUMBAI

DEFINITION:

`Physiotherapy’ is a branch of modern medical science which includes examination, assessment, interpretation, physical diagnosis, planning and execution of treatment and advice to any person for the purpose of preventing, correcting, alleviating and limiting dysfunction, acute and chronic bodily malfunction including life saving measures via chest physiotherapy in the intensive care unit, curing physical disorders or disability, promoting physical fitness, facilitating healing and pain relief and treatment of physical and psychological disorders through modulating psychological and physical response using physical agents, activities and devices including exercise, mobilization, manipulations, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical and thermal agents and electrotherapy for diagnosis, treatment and prevention.          

(Definition as per the Maharashtra State Council for Occupational therapy & Physiotherapy, 2004)


Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy (P.T.) is a Movement Science with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the Prevention, Restoration & Rehabilitation, Maintenance and Promotion of optimal physical function. Physiotherapists diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities. This physical dysfunction may be the sequelae of involvement of any of the systems like Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardiovascular, Respiratory or other body systems.  These practitioners contribute to society and the profession through practice, teaching, administration, and the discovery and application of new knowledge by research to allow the acquisition and application of essential knowledge, skills, and behaviors as applied to the practice of physiotherapy. 

VISION:
To create a best possible environment to prepare physiotherapist who shall lead to serve & heal in a variety of healthcare and social settings to provide best quality of life to an individual.

MISSION:
To graduate knowledgeable, service-oriented, self-assured, adaptable, reflective practitioners who, by virtue of critical and integrative thinking along with clinical reasoning, lifelong learning and ethical values, render independent evidence based judgments concerning patient /person needs; promote the health of the patient or person; and enhance the professional, contextual, and collaborative foundations for physiotherapy practice.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Beginning of 2 year Master in Physiotherapy programme under Mumbai University in 1981
  • Beginning of 3 ½ year Bachelor in Physiotherapy programme under Mumbai University in 1990.
  • Starting of the 4 ½ year Bachelor in Physiotherapy under MUHS in 19998
  • Enhancement of 2 year MSc(PT) programme to 3 Year Master in Physiotherapy in 2003 under Mumbai University
  • Transfer of PG program to MUHS in 2006
  • Change in 3 year MPTh programme to 2 year MPT programme in Physiotherapy in 2016 under MUHS
  • Beginning of PhD programme in Physiotherapy from 2014 under MUHS

 

COURSES AFFILIATED UNDER MAHARASHTRA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

  •  BACHELOR IN PHYSIOTHERAPY (BPTh): Undergraduate Course  

Course Duration:                                 Four years and Six months of Internship.
Intake Capacity:                                    10 Students per year
No of Students Passed Out:             280 (till 2018)

Eligibility Criteria:                    
1) Marks obtained in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test. 
2) Passing Marks in HSC or equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry & Biology.

Program & Course Objectives:
As prescribed in the syllabus by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences
http://www.muhs.ac.in/upload/syllabus/BPTH_Syllabus_050712_17082012_1508.pdf

I  B.P.Th.:
Deals with the basic foundation in medical as well as physiotherapy subjects.
Subjects

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of Electrotherapy
  • Fundamentals of Kinesiology & Kinesiotherapy

 
II B.P.Th.:
Deals with understanding of altered physiology, various Pharmacotherapeutic agents, normal and altered human mind & behavior, Biomechanics as applicable to human body, various physiotherapeutic skills and application of various Electrotherapy modalities on models 
Subjects

  • Pathology & Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry including Psychology
  • Kinesiology
  • Kinesiotherapy
  • Electrotherapy

 
III B.P.Th.:
Deals with acquiring knowledge of all the clinical subjects like Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Medicine, Neurology, Paediatrics, Dermatology & Gynecology & Obstetrics, Community Medicine and Sociology  Students will acquire knowledge about the principles of International Classification of Functioning (I.C.F.) and its applicability in context to movement dysfunctions, physiotherapeutic evaluation skills including electrodiagnosis on patients to arrive at a Functional/ Physical Diagnosis in Neuromuscular, Cardiovascular & Respiratory dysfunction, various specialized manual therapy and neurodevelopmental techniques and practice these skills on models.
Subjects

  • Medicine I (General Medicine, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Medicine)
  • Medicine II (Neurology & Pediatrics)
  • Surgery I (General Surgery)
  • Surgery II (Orthopedics)
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics (College Exam)
  • Dermatology (College Exam)
  • Functional Diagnosis & Physiotherapeutic Skills

 
IV B.P.Th.:
Deals with integrating the knowledge of previous years to evaluate, functionally diagnose, plan and execute short and long term management of various musculoskeletal, neurological & cardiovascular- respiratory dysfunctions; knowledge of health promotion & disease prevention throughout lifespan in the community; Analysis, prevention and treatment problems associated with various industries; biomechanical principles & application of variety of aids & appliances used for ambulation, protection & prevention; Ethical code of professional practice, as well as its moral& legal aspects; Administration, Management & Marketing; and Research Methodology and Biostatistics.
Subjects

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Neurophysiotherapy
  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiotherapy (Including Critical Care)
  • Community Physiotherapy
  • Research Methodology & Biostatistics (College Exam)
  • Professional Practice (College Exam)
  • Principles of Bio-engineering (College Exam)

INTERNSHIP
Duration: 6 months (26 weeks)
Those candidates declared to have passed the final year examination in all subjects shall be eligible for internship. The Internship will be rotatory and shall cover clinical branches concerned with Physiotherapy such as Orthopaedics, Cardiovascular & Respiratory including ICU, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Paediatrics, General Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology both inpatient and outpatient services.

 

 

  • MASTER IN PHYSIOTHERAPY (MPT): Postgraduate Course

Course Duration:         2 years
Intake Capacity:                        10 Students
Eligibility Criteria:         PGP Entrance Test conducted by DMER every year
Specialties Offered:
1. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
2. Cardio vascular & Respiratory Physiotherapy

COURSE OUTLINE:
The Masters degree in Physiotherapy is a two year full time programme consisting of classroom teaching, self academic activities and clinical postings, with self directed evidence based practice. In the first year theoretical basis of physiotherapy is refreshed along with research methodology, biostatistics & teaching technology. The students are rotated in all areas of clinical expertise including their specialty during this period. They are required to choose their study for dissertation and submit a synopsis. During the second year the students will be posted in their area of specialty. They are required to complete and submit their dissertation. The learning program includes seminars, journal reviews, case presentations, case discussions and classroom teaching. Some of the clinical postings may be provided at other reputed centers in the country in order to offer a wider spectrum of experience. The students are encouraged to attend conferences, workshops to enhance their knowledge during the course of study. University examinations are held at the end of first year and at the end of second year.

SPECIALTIES OFFERED:
1. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
2. Cardio vascular & Respiratory Physiotherapy

SUBJECTS
I MPT
1. Professional Practice
2. Research Methodology and Biostatistics
3. Biomechanics and Clinical Kinesiology
4. Exercise Physiology & Nutrition
5. Electrophysiology & Electro-diagnosis
6. Physiotherapy Diagnosis & Clinical Decision Making
7. Advanced Physiotherapeutics

II MPT Specialties:
a. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
b. Cardio vascular & Respiratory Physiotherapy

POSTGRADUATE GUIDES:

Sr No

Name of Specialty

Name of Guides

Designation

No of Students
(1:2 Ratio)

1

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    • Prof Chhaya V Verma
    • Dr Bharati D Asgaonkar
    • Dr Swati V Kubal

Professor & Head
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

6

2

Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiotherapy

  • Dr Rachna D Arora
  • Dr Hetal M Mistry

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

4

 

  • DOCTOR IN PHILOSOPHY (PhD) PROGRAMME:

COURSE DURATION:
The maximum duration shall be six years from the date of the approval letter of the University in respect of Synopsis. However, the same may be further extended for a maximum period of two years, being one year at a time, after submission of valid justification by the Ph.D. Scholar and by paying prescribed fees as determined by the University, from time to time.

PhD GUIDES:

  • Prof Chhaya V Verma                     Professor & Head
  • Dr Bharati Asgaonkar                     Associate Professor

 FACILITIES:

  • Department library for Staff, UG & PG Students
  • Lecture Theatre with LCD
  • UG Girls Hostel - It is in Nursing Hostel within College campus.
  • UG Boys Hostel – It is at Boys Hostel, Haji Ali.
  • PG Hostel – Sukhkarta Co-op Hsg Soc Ltd, Currey Road.

ACTIVITIES
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2019

  • On the 17th of January, the Final Year BPTh students visited Endolite, Prosthetic and Orthotic centre in Mahim under the guidance of Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, Associate Professor. The students got exposed towards the latest prosthetic and orthotic devices available in the market, their mechanism, their importance in efficient rehabilitation and their advantages over the conventional ones.
  • On the 18th of January 2019, the Final Year BPTh students visited Ashadan, orphanage and old age home in Byculla under the guidance of Dr Hetal Mistry, Assistant Professor.
    The students interacted with the elderly residing there and communicated with them regarding their story, current ailments and the methods they adopt to deal with them. 
    Visit to Ashadaan was a very humbling yet motivating experience for the students igniting empathy and a will to do something for the community.
  • On the 20th of January, 2019; Sunday, our undergraduate and postgraduate students participated as volunteers in Marathon held near Azad Maidan organised by Tata Consultancy. The students helped the Dream runners relentlessly for 7 hours by using their hands on skills and techniques for treating post run cramps, injuries and prevention of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.
  • On 25th of January, 2019, the final year BPTh students visited the Sports Medicine Centre, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Andheri West, under the guidance of Dr Rachna Arora, Assistant Professor. 
    The students not only saw but also got an opportunity to witness a demonstration of isokinetic muscle testing, VO2 max testing, Y balance testing using high-tech equipment.
  • College week was celebrated from 30th Jan to 4th February which culminated in the Oath Taking Ceremony and Farewell Function of the Interns
  • On the 6th of February, 2019 P.T. School and Centre Conducted the Oath Taking ceremony of the intern batch passing out in the year 2019. The guest of honour Dr Rajashree Naik, Professor and Head, Physiotherapy teaching and treatment centre, LTMMC and Sion hospital and Dean, Allied Health Sciences, MUHS; Presided the solemn ceremony of oath taking. Our Academic dean, Dr Pinakin Gujjar, our retired Head of the department Dr Hutoxi Writer currently working as Professor and PhD guide at K.J. Somaiya college of Physiotherapy and Dr Amita Mehta, Professor and Head, Seth G.S. Medical college and KEM Hospital were also present. 
  • Disaster Management training was conducted by the Disaster Management Cell of Brihamumbai Mahanagar Palika, in T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Ch Hospital, on 12th, 13th & 14th February 2019. Dr Hetal Mistry, Assistant Professor, Dr Suvarna Dhage, Junior Physiotherapist, and 2 post graduate students Dr Sayali Mhatre and Dr Gayatri Jere attended the workshop. It was a very informative workshop covering the Concepts of hazards, risks and types of disasters, basics of CPR and First Aid, Role of Staff in emergency and handling of mass casualties. Different patient lifting and carrying methods were taught and a mock evacuation drill was conducted.
  • The Physiotherapy Faculty and students participated in 'MEDINSPIRE 2019 - a Multidisciplinary Medical Summit' conducted by Pad Dr D.Y. Patil University from 14th to 17th February 2019
  • Professor Chhaya Verma, Professor and Head of Department, was one of the Expert Speakers in the Summit. She spoke on “Understanding an Approach to Rehabilitation in Adult Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury”
  • Professor Chhaya Verma, Chaired the session on “Lumbosacral Mobilization” by Dr Umashankar Mohanty
  • Dr Rachna Arora, Assistant Professor, Chaired the Session on “Electrotherapy: Exploring Evidences” by Dr Bhavana Gadhavi
  • Dr Rachna Arora, was a Judge for Poster presentation in student category
  • Dr Tanvee Vora, Postgraduate student of our College, presented a paper on “Patient Perception after Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury – A Qualitative Case Study” in the Postgraduate Category. She received the Third Prize award.
  • Dr Megha Nair, Postgraduate student of our College, presented an e-poster on "Effect of Mulligan taping on quadriceps strength, knee pain n function in knee osteoarthritis using VAS n KOOS".
  • Ms Krishika Shah, Intern, presented an e-poster on “Study of the most affected domain of ICF in Community Dwelling Elderly” in the students Category
  • Ms Saloni Sanghrajka, Intern, presented an e-poster on “Socioeconomic burden on Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury & their Families” in the students category
  • Ms Hemanshi Thakker and Ms Priyanka Manglani, Fourth Year BPTh students, participated in group e-poster presentation on “Physiotherapy Triumphs, Trends, Transformation, Technology”. They presented Poster on “Virtual Reality – Transforming Pain into Bliss”
  • On 22nd February, the Final BPTh students with Dr Swati Kubal, Assistant Professor visited the Central Labour Institute, Mumbai.
  • Prof Chhaya Verma was invited as a Guest Speaker in the 4th National Patients’ Convention – Pain & Arthritis organized by Mission Arthritis India (MAI) in Pune
  • Two of our Second Year undergraduate students took part in Marathon and Walk-a-Thon on 3rd March, 2019. Ms Chaitali Kopdam took part in ‘Pinkrush’, a Marathon organized by Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai, a breast cancer awareness program initiative. Mr Kaustubh Augustine participated and completed the Walkers Club Aarey Walkathon of 9.5 kms at Goregaon.
  • Dr Swati Kubal and Dr Hetal Mistry attended workshop Disability Assessment and UDID held at Seth G.S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai on 8th March 2019.

2018

  • Guest Lecture and Panel discussion on “Evidence Based Practice in Physiotherapy” was arranged on 9th January 2018 in Sushrut Hall, 5th Floor College Building. Dr Vrushali Panhale, Principal of MGM College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai and Dr Jaimala Shetye, Associate Professor, Physiotherapy School and Centre, G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai were the experts on the panel.
  • Interns and Post graduate students participated and presented papers in the MUHS state Level Research Conference held at Terna Physiotherapy College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai on 23rd February 2018. Ms Geetanjali Attharde (Intern), Ms Nidhi Shah (Intern), Dr Neha Dhole (MPT 2) and Dr Visalakshi Subramanian (MPT 3) represented Physiotherapy School & Centre, T.N. Medical College at the conference.
  • Dr Pranali Patil, as part of Medical Acute Care Unit (MACU) orientation program for Nurses, takes Lectures on Role of Physiotherapy in Intensive Care Unit
  • Physiotherapy School & Centre successfully conducted a workshop titled "Communication Skills in Clinical and Professional Practice - A need of Time" for Physiotherapy Faculty, Staff and Post-graduate students by Dr Santosh Salagre, Associate Professor in Department of Medicine, Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai on 7th September 2018
  • Dr Hetal Mistry, Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy Dept along with Postgraduate students Dr Vishnu Ranade, Dr Akhila Natesan spoke about “Physiotherapy Management in Lymphoedema” the 4th CA breast Support Group sponsored by the Narayandas Budhrani Trust and conducted under the guidance of Dr Jayshree Pandya, Professor, Surgery Department on 24th September 2018.  It was an interactive session. 20 to 25 patients attended along with their caregivers. The patients keenly participated in the exercises and shared their experiences.
  • Dusshera Puja along with Extra-curricular activities to welcome freshly admitted students to the UG and PG course as well as Farewell to our outgoing PG students was organized on 17th October 2018.
  • A three day MUHS approved Workshop on “Basic Workshop on Research Methodology” for Postgraduate students of Physiotherapy School & Centre TNMC and College of Physiotherapy was successfully conducted on 27th, 28th and 29th November 2018 in Dhanvantari Hall, Pharmacology Department, 2nd Floor, College building. Prof Chhaya Verma and Dr Rachna Arora were faculty in the workshop.
  • Dr Bharati Asgaonkar. Dr Rachna Arora are actively involved in HMIS for Physiotherapy
  • Prof Chhaya Verma, Dr Rachna Arora and Dr Nandini Kolwankar, as part of the Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Core Committee actively participated in preparing specifications and justifications of Equipment and Staff required to set up a New Neurorehabilitation Centre for children with disabilities
  • Dr Swati Surkar, a distinguished alumnus of this College, interacted with undergraduate and post graduate students about her journey in Research on 14th December 2018. Dr Swati Surkar, has completed her PhD from USA and is currently doing post-doctoral research there.
  •  Our Second Year undergraduate students, Mr Kaustubh Augustine and Ms Chaitali Kodam actively participated in Marathon organized by Seth G. S. Medical College & K. E. M. Hospital, Mumbai for awareness of Organ donation on 23rd December
  •  Our undergraduate students participated in camp “Karma”, a camp for burns survivor children. This camp was organized by Dr Vinita Puri, Professor and Head, Department of Plastic Surgery, Seth G. S. Medical College & K. E. M. Hospital, Mumbai, on 14th, 15th and 16th December 2018.

2017

  • Dr Hetal Mistry was a faculty Judge for “Scientifica – 2017” at Sancheti College of      Physiotherapy, Pune held in March 2017.
  • Oath taking Ceremony for the Interns was organized on 17th March 2017. This was followed by a cultural program to bid farewell to the outgoing MPTh students in the Auditorium.
  • Prof Chhaya V Verma presented Paper & poster related to BPI at 6th Society for Hand Indian Therapy Conference (SHITCON) & 35th Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSHCON) on 22 – 23rd September 2017, Mumbai.

a) Barriers to Rx adherence in Traumatic Brachial Plexus (TBPI) patients attending P.T. OPD at Govt. Tertiary care Hospital, Mumbai.
b) Do we need to incorporate comprehensive Patient rated outcome measures (PROM) in    of TBPI patient – A case study.
c) Assessment of reaction time & Percentage of accuracy for laterality recognition in healthy adults.
d) Neuroplasticity: A     in the rehabilitation of TBPI patients (Poster)

  • Prof Chhaya Verma was faculty in CME & workshop on Brachial plexus organized by department of Plastic Surgery KEM Hospital & G.S.M. College on dt. 19Th & 20th May 2017. - 'Physiotherapy Post Surgery in BPI – No Pain No Gain”
  • Prof Chhaya Verma was invited as guest Faculty at CME & workshop organized by Mumbai Branch of Indian Associatation of Physiotherapists on 2nd July 2017 at Antanio d'silva high school, Mumbai. 'Adult BPI- Repair , diagnosis & management'.
  • MPTh student Dr. Gauri Dhanorkar presented a scientific paper on “Assessment of Upper limb endurance using 6 minute Peg Board ring test” at the 6th Society for Hand Indian Therapy Conference (SHITCON) & 35th Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSHCON) on 22 – 23rd September 2017, Mumbai.
  • MPTh student Dr. Saylee Joshi presented a scientific paper on “Comparison of Upper Extremity Strength in Patients with Obstructive Airflow limitation and matched healthy Individuals” at the 6th Society for Hand Indian Therapy Conference (SHITCON) & 35th Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSHCON) on 22 – 23rd September 2017, Mumbai.
  • Prof Chhaya Verma was invited as Guest speaker for Ganga Hand Therapy Course 25th November 2017  - 'Understanding An approach of rehabilitation – BPI in adults & Children
  • Prof Chhaya Verma, Dr Sonal Vichare and Dr Tanvee Vora, a post graduate student specializing in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, gave a lecture on “Treatment Strategies in Rheumatoid Arthritis in Acute and Chronic Stages” as part of a patient education program organized by Dr Lata Bichile of Rheumatoid Arthritis Soceity of India on 7th December 2017 held at Ganesh Bagh Hall at Lalbaug
  •  Dr Bharati Asgaonkar and Dr Swati Kubal attended workshop on “Kinetic Control – Upper Quarter at D Y Patil College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai in December 2017
  •  Guest lecture on “Management of Adult & Obstetric BPI” by Dr. M. R. Thatte was arranged on 19th December 2017 in the PT School, & Centre, T.N. Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Ch Hospital.

 

2016
1) MUHS approved MET workshop was conducted by the MET Cell of T.N. Medical College Mumbai for Post-graduate students of Physiotherapy in 2016.
2) One day workshop on “Pilates” by Dr Ganesan was conducted in April 2016. All Faculty, Staff, MPTh students and participated in the workshop.
3) Dr Rachna Arora, Assistant Professor, was a Guest Speaker on “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo” in the 3rd Student’s Conference organized by the Mumbai Branch of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, on 17,18 September 2016.

AWARDS
2018-19

  • Dr Tanvee Vora, presented a Scientific paper on "Patient perception after traumatic brachial plexus injury - A Qualitative Case Study" and won the third Prize in MedInspire 2019 International Medical Summit organized by Pad Dr D.Y. Patil University.

2017-2018

  • Ms Krishika Shah was awarded Subject Topper in the subject of Neuro Physiotherapy in MUHS

2016-2017

  • MPTh student Dr. Rashi Jain stood 1st in MUHS in Musculoskeletal PT.

2015-16

  • MPTh student Dr. Saylee Dhupe stood 1st in MUHS in Cardio-respiratory PT.
  • Third Year student Ms Prerna Shewale was awarded Subject Topper in Surgery I

2015-2016

    • MPTh student Dr Manasi Matani stood First in MUHS in Cardio-respiratory PT

2014-2015

  • Second year student Ms Nidhi Shah was awarded Subject Topper in Pharmacology in MUHS
  • Final year BPTh student Mr Aniketh Chavan stood Third in MUHS

2012 – 2013

  • Second year student Ms Farhana Shaikh stood Fourth in MUHS
  • MPTh student Dr Devanshi Gandhi stood Second at MUHS in Musculoskeletal PT

2010-11.

  • Ms Manasi Matani ranked Third at MUHS in Final year BPTh.
  • Mr Aniket Chauvan ranked second at MUHS in Second year BPTh
  • Prof (Mrs) H.S. Writer received the IAP Fellowship Award at the 49th National IAP Conference held at Pune, 2011
  • Mumbai Branch of IAP felicitate Prof Hutoxi S Writer, for her consistent help, support and hard work for the betterment of students, members and advancement of the organization on October, 2010 at the annual function of Mumbai Branch of IAP

2009-10

  • Ms Vibhuti Soni ranked 3rd at MUHS in Master of Physiotherapy Exam
  •  Ms. Purva Kulkarni is a state level badminton champion.
  • Ms. Manasi Matani ranked First in MUHS in Third year BPTh
  • Ms. Mansi Vaidya ranked first in MUHS in Final Year BPTh
  • Mr Aniketh Chavan stood Fourth in MUHS in First BPTh in MUHS

2008-2009

  • The undergraduate students of TNMC won the first prize in “Alka Verma Memorial Award” on academic Quiz.
  • Two Second year students, Ms Poorva Kulkarni & Ms Saloni Sachdev, achieved second and fifth rank respectively, at MUHS.
  • Dr (Mrs) H.S. Writer, PT received the IAP Oration Lecture Award on “Vestibular Rehabilitation – Scope for PT Practice” at the National IAP Conference held at Dehradun, 2008

2006-07

  • Ms Pradnya Kadam won the first prize for the internship project competition held at IAP Mumbai branch conference
  • Prof H S Writer was awarded  the “Dr VR Paithankar Memorial Oration Lecture on Vestibular rehabilitation” by NARCAAOOD, Nagpur Association for Rehabilitation of Children Adults with Orthopaedic and Other Disabilities, Nagpur

 

PUBLICATIONS
Prof Chhaya Verma (Professor & Head) (Nov 2016 onwards)
Research Articles:

  • Study of Incidence & factors Associated with Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury Patients Treated at Government Tertiary Care Hospital from Mumbai- A Retrospective Study. Verma Chhaya, Yardi Sujata, Vinita Puri, International J of Basic & Applied Research, Vol 9, Issue 2, Pages 103 – 110, 2019, 2249-3352(P) 2278-0505 (E)
  • HIV Positive Individuals: Exercise, Yoga & Quality of life. C.V.Verma, A. Kamble, Vijaya Krishnan, International STD Research & Reviews (ISRR), Volume 7 Issue 3, Page 1-3, 2018, 2347-9196 ISRR 42404
  • Study of Variation in Quadriceps angle in Healthy Individuals. C.V.Verma, Prachita W, Shiny Z, Scholars J. Of App. Med. Sci, (SJAMS), Volume 6, Issue 6, Pages 2440 – 2443, 2018, ISSN:  2347-954X 
  • Measurement of Carrying Angle in Healthy Indian Population. Prachita W, C.V. Verma, International Journal of Scientific Research, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 3 – 4, 2018, ISSN:  2277 – 8179
  • Influence of generalised joint hypermobility on knee joint proprioception in asymptomatic healthy women. C.V.Verma, Prachita W, Dipti P, International J.of Physical Education, Sports & Health, IJPESH, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 151 – 153, 2018, ISSN 2394-1685
  • Correlation between Pain, Physical performance & disability in Chronic Low Back Pain. C.V.Verma, Prachita W, Swapnil G, Intervention Education & Research Journal, Volume 4, Issue 8, Pages 16 – 17, 2018, ISSN 2454-9916

Books:

  • Pain & Arthritis on Aches and Pains – Knee, Ankle and Foot. Chhaya Verma, Pages 18 – 27, Mission Arthritis India (MAI), Pune, 2019
  • One Chapter in Textbook of Prevention Practice and Community Physiotherapy. Dr Bharati Bellare, Chhaya Verma, 414 – 444, Jaypee brothers, 2018, ISBN 978-93-5270-403-3

Dr Bharati Asgaonkar (Associate Professor)

  • Effect of Mulligan Taping on Quadriceps Strength, Knee Pain & Function in Knee Osteoarthritis using VAS and KOOS: Dr Megha Nair, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, International Journal of Current Research, Vol 10 (9), Page no 73820 – 73824, Sept 2018, ISSN: 0975-833X
  • Effect of Hip Extensor Strength Training on Pain and Functions in Patients with Chronic non-specific Low Back Pain: Experimental Study, Dr Tanvee Vora, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, International Journal of Current Research, August 2018, Vol 10 (08), ISSN: 0975-833X, Page 72389 – 72393
  • Foot Posture and Frontal Plane Knee Alignment in Obese Individuals with and without Osteoarthritis Knee, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, Dr Ankita Matondkar,  International Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 2018, ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674
  • Comparison of Immediate Effect on Hamstring Flexibility using Non Ballistic Active Knee extension in Neural Slump Position and Static stretch Technique, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, Dr Pratiksha Gadpal, International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research,Int J Physiother Res 2017,Vol 5(6):2425-31, ISSN2321-1822
  • To Study the Effects of Muscle Energy Technique as compared to Muscle Energy Technique with Shoe Insole on Pain, MODQ, Pelvic Torsion. Iliac Crest Height difference & Fixed Limb Length Discrepancy in patients with Sacroiliac joint Dysfunction. Dr Nupur Angal, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, International Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, ISSN: P0973-5666, E-0973-5674, Vol 11 (9), Jan-March 2017, Page 95 - 100
  • A Study to corelate Postural Thoracic Kyphosis and abdominal muscle strength and endurance. Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, Dr Rati Ghumare Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. (An International Journal), 2012, ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674
  • Effectiveness of valgus insole on pain, Gait parameters and Physiological gait Index of walking in flat feet in 5 to 15 years. Dr Bharati Asgaonkar, Dr Pradnya Kadam, Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. (An International Journal), 2012, ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674
  • Effect of Exercise on Depression, Dr Mayura Patil, Dr. Bharati Asgaonkar, Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapy, 2005
  • The posture Edict in modern life: Dr.Bharati Asgaonkar, BioMed, December 1999 Vol 6 (11), 116 -120
  • Oxygen - uptake: A comparative study through bicycle ergometry. Dr.Bharati Asgaonkar, BioMed, October 1999, Vol 6 (9), 20-22

 

      Dr Rachna Arora (Assistant Professor)

  • Effect of sudarshan kriya on functional capacity, quality of life and stress levels in patients with type 2 diabetes: a prospective experimental study. Donna Adhav Gaikwad, Rachna Arora, Hutoxi Writer, International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 3047 – 3054, 2019, ISSN (O) 2321-1822 (P) 2321-8975
  • To Study the Effect of Buteyko Breathing Technique in Patients with Obstructive Airway Disease. Rachna D Arora, Visalakshi H Subramanian, International Journal of Health Sciences & Research, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 50 – 64, 2019, ISSN 2249-9571
  • Impact of Chronic Heart Failure on Six Minute Walk Distance and Quality of Life: Rachna Arora, Shruti Nair; International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research 2018, Volume 6(3), July – Sept 568 – 573, ISSN 2347 – 6567
  • Comparison of Core Muscle Strength in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients and Age, Gender, BMI matched healthy individuals: Priya Deshmukh, Rachna Arora; International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research 2017, Volume 5 (4):2171-77, ISSN 2321-1822
  • Effect of Acu-TENS in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Gogri Share, Arora Rachna, Writer Hutoxi; Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy – An International Journal, 2015, Volume 9 (2), 48 – 51, ISSN 0973-5674
  • Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bhilpawar Praniti, Arora Rachna; Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy – An International Journal, 2013, Volume 7(1), 196-201 ISSN 0973-5674
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation – An Overview, HS Writer, RD Arora; Otorhinolaryngology Clinics: An International Journal, Jan-April 2012, 4(1):54-69, ISSN

 

Dr Swati Kubal (Assistant Professor)

  • The Effect of Balance Training on Agility in Young Cricketers, Dr Swati Kubal, Dr Dhananjay Padwal, International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) ISSN (Online): 2319-7064, Volume 5 (10), October 2016

 

Dr Hetal Mistry (Assistant Professor)

  • Immediate Effect of Thoracic Core Conditioning on Patients with Obstructive Airway Disease using Stretch Pole. Rahul Maid, Hetal Mistry, Hutoxi Mistry, International Journal of Science & Research, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 2158 – 2172, 2019, ISSN 2319-7065
  • Effect of different Body Positions on Peeak Expiratory Flow in Young Old Elderly. Vishnu Ranade, Hetal Mistry, International Journal of Current Research, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 1312 – 1316, 2019, ISSN 0975-833X
  • Comparison between Post Isometric Relaxation and Reciprocal Inhibition Techniques of Muscle Energy Techniques on Respiratory Function in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tejal Rajandekar, Hetal Mistry, International Journal of Current Research, ISSN: 0975-833X, November 2018, Vol No 10 (11), Page No 75505 – 75527
  • Assessment of Components of Functional Balance in Individuals suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and to Compare it with Age & Gender Matched Individuals, Mistry Hetal, Gala Sejal; International Journal of Health Sciences & Research, ISSN: 2249 – 9571, August 2018, Vol No 8 (3), Page No 149 - 160
  • Physiological Cost Index of Six Minute Walk Test and its correlation with Six Minute Walk Distance in Elderly, Mumbai, Dr Hetal Mistry, Dr Mezba Fakih , Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. (An International Journal), 2016, ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674
  • Clinical Effects Of Pranayama on Performance of Rifle shooters. Dr Amte Snehal Shekhar, Dr Mistry Hetal M., International Journal Of Medical Research & Health Sciences, Volume 3 July-September 2014, ISSN2319-5886
  • Effects Of Age On Test Performance In Community-Dwelling Elderly People: Six Minute Walk Test And Ten Step Test, Dr Pallavi Mahajan, Dr Hetal Mistry, International Journal Of Medical Research & Health Sciences, Volume-3, issue 2, April-June 2014, ISSN2319-5886

 

Prof H.S. Writer (Prof & Head Tenure: 2000-2016)

  • Effect of Auricular transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on experimental pain threshold
    Dr. Twinkle Y. Dabholkar, Dr. Hutoxi Writer, Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (International Journal), Volume 3, Number3, July-September 2009. (ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN E – 0973-5674) Pagination: 95-100
  • Assessment of Cognitive Visual Motor and Perceptual dysfunction in epileptic children of age group 6-12 years and it's co-relation with balance.
    Dr. Swati Surkar, Dr. Hutoxi Writer, Published in Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. (An International Journal) ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674, October - December 2010, Vol No 4 (4), Page No 158 – 161
  • Altered Current perception Ratio: A tool to identify small fiber neuropathy in high risk Diabetic Foot. Dr. Unnati Pandit, Dr. Hutoxi writer, Published in Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. (An International Journal) ISSN P-0973-5666 / ISSN – 0973-5674, Jul-Sep2011, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p42-45
  • Study of cognitive impairments in Parkinson's patients and its correlation with freezing pf gait episodes, bradykinesia, Dr. Hutoxi Writer, Dr. Poorva Kulkarni, Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 2011
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation – An Overview, HS Writer, RD Arora; Otorhinolaryngology Clinics: An International Journal, Jan-April 2012, 4(1):54-69, ISSN

 

CURRENT RESEARCH WORK:

1) Association of Balance with Length of Rectus Femoris, Strength of Gluteus Maximus and Core Muscles in Young Healthy Individuals. Dr Divya Rangwani, Prof Chhaya Verma

    •  Assessment of Scapular Stability in Dental Students – A Pilot Study. By Dr Krutika Bhosale, Prof Chhaya Verma
    •  To Study The Strength And Endurance Of Neck Flexors And Extensors In Patients With Neck Pain As Compared To Normals Using A Hand Held Dynamometer - A Pilot Study. Dr Vaibhavi Rathod, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar
    •  Assessment of Diastasis Recti Abdominis Using Dial Caliper In Overweight And Obese Individuals And Its Relationship With Lumbopelvic Pain: A Pilot Study. Dr Pooja Khedekar, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar
    •  Assessment Of Change In Arm Function Using Six Minute Peg Board Ring Test In Patients With Open Heart Surgery. Dr Samruddhi Vyas, Dr Rachna Arora
    •  Effect Of Buteyko Technique On Haemodynamic Parameters and Functional Capacity In Subjects With Hypertension – A Pilot Study. Dr Shruti Dhokpatil, Dr Rachna Arora
    •  Comparison of Immediate Effects On Six Minute Step Test With Pursed Lip And Without Pursed Lip Breathing In Obstructive Airway Disease Patients. Dr Akhila Natesan, Dr Hetal Mistry
    •  Immediate Effect Of Chest Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) On Respiratory Rate, Chest Expansion, Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Among Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Dr Rutuja Kamble, Dr Hetal Mistry
    •  A Study of the Correlation of Neural Tissue Mobility of the Median Nerve and Cervical Core Muscle Endurance with Smartphone Use in Asymptomatic Young Adults. Dr Danielle D’Souza
    •  Correlation of Pain, Range of Squat Depth And Exercise Capacity With Functional Disability In Patients With Osteoarthritis Of Knee. Dr Kshitija Ghole, Dr Swati Kubal
    •  A Comparative Study of Assessment of Hand Motor Functions in Children with Intellectual Disability and Learning Disability. Dr Dolly Kanakia, Prof Chhaya Verma
    •  Correlation of Musculoskeletal Comorbidities with Quality of Life, Subjective Burden and Depression among Primary Care Givers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr Sayali Mhatre, Prof Chhaya Verma
    •  A Clinical Study to Assess the Contribution of Hip Flexors in Positive Modified Thomas’s Test in Dental Students using a Digital Goniometer. Dr Suresh Patel, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar
    •  An Observational Clinical Study to Assess the Percentage Contribution of Length of Muscles Involved in the Rounded Shoulder Posture in Asymptomatic Dental Students. Dr Karan Bansode, Dr Bharati Asgaonkar
    •  A Study of Static and Dynamic Balance in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain. Dr Anagha Mangaonkar, Dr Swati Kubal
    •  Correlation of Physical Performance and Quality of Life in Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis Patients. Dr Sandhya Dudhavade, Dr Swati Kubal
    •  Comparison of Unsupervised Home-based Frequent Short Bouts versus Single Long Bout of brisk walk for 4 weeks on Aerobic Fitness in Young Healthy Adults - A Comparative Pilot study. Dr Rajvi Sheth, Dr Rachna Arora
    •  Ultrasound evaluation of diaphragm motion in various body position in Normal Adults in Age group of 20 – 30 years – A Pilot Study. Dr Madhura Patil, Dr Rachna Arora
    •  Correlation between Sleep Quality and Functional Capacity in Hospitalized CABG Patients. Dr Gayatri Jere, Dr Hetal Mistry
    •  Correlation between Psychological Co-morbidities and Functional Capacity in Hospitalized CABG Patients. Dr Seema Lekule, Dr Hetal Mistry