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Sri Ramachandra College of Physiotherapy

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Prof.R.Sivakumar
Prof.R.Sivakumar
M.P.T (Neurosciences ), Ph.D
Sri Ramachandra College of Physiotherapy
15 Years of experience since highest degree
Visiting Faculty:

For MPT classes in the following Colleges:
1.NIRTAR, Cuttack, Orissa, India
2.Venkata Padmavathy College ,Thirupathi, Andrapradesh, India
3.Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences, Thirupathi, Andrapradesh, India.
4.Lakshmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Papers Presented:

1.R.Sivakumar, A.G.Dhandapani: “Efficacy of “Breathing pattern training” in patients with hemiplegia” in 41st National conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists- 2003
2.W. Stanley John, Siddhant Kumar, R.Sivakumar: Effect of electrical stimulation on denervated muscles: A literature review”, presented in 46th National conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists -2008
3.Suman Raju Jampana, Durian Preetha, R.Sivakumar: “Management of spasticity: A literature review” presented in 46th National conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists - 2008
4.R.Sivakumar, Roopa Yegnaswamy: “Measurement of Postural sway with sway meter – an analysis” presented in World Conference of Physiotherapist, Mumbai, India – 2009.
5.R.Sivakumar, Rajarajewari, Rajeswari, Pooja Gurprasad Mahatme: “ Analysis of impact of psychomotor skill of the examiner on the results of passive repositioning test used for proprioception evaluation” presented in 48th National conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists – 2010.
6.R.Sivakumar, Hemapriya, Prathishta: “Analysis of impact of wand effect on testing postural sway with Lord’s sway meter” presented in 48th National conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists – 2010.
7.Noor Fathima,R.Sivakumar:”Role of Physiotherapy in ataxia - a literature review” under students forum in 48th National conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists – 2010.
8.Janani S R, R.Sivakumar:”Impact of motor imagery on motor performance - A study on problem solving ability, under students forum in 48th National conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists – 2010.
9.Vijaykumar D,R.Sivakumar: “Role of Physiotherapy in Muscular Dystrophy”:2nd International conference on neuromuscular diseases: Myocon 2014
10.Meena, sivakumar R,: Physical modalities in low back pain - an evidence review: poster presented in Electrotherapy conference, Saveetha University, Feb 2015 (Won third prize)
11.R.Sivakumar,Durga Reddy:”Feasibility of using MMSE to evaluate cognitive impairments in south Indian stroke population - a narrative review. Biophysical well being, SRU 25.02.15.
12.Sivakumar. R,Meenakshisundaram. U, Shankar. V, Predicting motor function recovery at 90 days after an ischemic stroke – development of a model/equation. Presented in TANCON 15 held in Kodai, Tamil Nadu on 29th Aug 2015.(presented byProf.Meenakshisundaram; received best paper award)

Other Profile:

1.Life member of Indian Association of Physiotherapists (L-3171)
2.Life Associate Member Indian Academy of Neurology
3.Received prestigious award “Young Achiever Award” by Indian Association of Physiotherapist in 2015 (in National Conference of IAP held at Salem, TamilNadu.
4.Core Committee Member of “National Assessment and Accreditation Council Committee” (NAAC) of Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India.
5.Instrumental in creating documentation policies in Physiotherapy services for complying with JCIA (Joint Commission International Accreditation) norms in Sri Ramachandra Hospital, Chennai, India.
6.Co-opted member of Scientific Committee of Indian Association of Physiotherapist(2004 – 2006).
7.Member of Auditing Committee and Convener of Curriculum Committee of Sri Ramachandra College of Physiotherapy, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India.
8.Organized workshops and CMEs in Sri Ramachandra College of Physiotherapy, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India.
9.Chaired symposium on “Exercises and Physiotherapy” in 44th National conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists held during January 2006 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
10.Member and Secretary for Promotion and credential committee (Health science colleges) of Sri Ramachandra University (2009 -2011)
11.Member of Faculty Credentialing and Promotion Committee of Sri Ramachandra University.
12.CBCS Coordinator

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