Physiotherapy

Role of physiotherapists:

  • Physiotherapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have health-related conditions that limit the ability to move and perform the daily functional activities of life
  • Physiotherapists examine each individual and develop an individualised plan of treatment to promote movement, reduce pain, restore function, prevent disability and promote a healthier and active lifestyle improving the quality of life
  • Physiotherapists prevent the onset and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities resulting from a health related condition
  • Physiotherapists engage in:
    1. Taking appropriate patient history
    2. Conducting physical examination and measures to identify the potential and existing problems
    3. Establish goals to improve the function
    4. Develop treatment plans
    5. Re-assess the patient intermittently
    6. Modify and progress the intervention when required
    7. Develop and implement discharge plans
    8. Follow up
  • Services we provide:
    1. Electrotherapeutic modalities for pain reduction
    2. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
    3. Progressive strengthening techniques for improving muscle strength
    4. Mobilisation and manipulation techniques for improving movement
    5. Gait training for improving walking pattern
    6. Balance and co-ordination improvement programs
    7. Specialised techniques for normalising muscle tone
    8. Dry needling
    9. Body weight supported gait training
    10. Treadmill training
    11. Tilt table
    12. Motor relearning program
    13. Neurodevelopmental therapy
    14. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
    15. Kinesio taping
    16. Rehabilitation for balance disorders
    17. EMG Biofeedback
  • Target population:
    • Pediatric:
      1. Developmental delay 2. Cerebral Palsy
      3. Young stroke
      4. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
      5. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
      6. Guillain Barre Syndrome
      7. Muscular Dystrophy
      8. Brachial Plexus Injury at birth
      9. Dystonia
      10. Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (CTEV)
      11. Post polio residual paralysis
      12. Torticollis
    • Adults:
      1. Stroke
      2. Traumatic Brain Injury
      3. Spinal Cord Injury
      4. Pre and post brain and spine surgery
      5. Parkinson’s Disease
      6. Peripheral Nerve disorders
      7. Motor Neuron Disease
      8. Myasthenia Gravis
      9. Multiple Sclerosis
      10. Guillain Barre Syndrome
      11. Facial palsy
      12. Brachial Plexus Injury
      13. Trigeminal neuralgia
      14. Diabetic neuropathy
      15. Foot drop
      16. Lymphoedema
      17. Back and neck pain
      18. Osteoarthritis
      19. Rheumatoid Arthritis
      20. Pre and post fracture stiffness
      21. Spondylosis, Spondylolisthesis
      22. Ligament and tendon injuries
      23. Frozen shoulder
      24. Shoulder dislocation
      25. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      26. Shoulder hand syndrome
      27. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
      28. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
      29. Postural instability
      30. Hypermobility syndrome
      31. Post and post surgical rehabilitation
  • Future plans:
    1. Robotic assisted device for spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury
    2. Hydrotherapy for improving flexibility and strength of muscles
    3. Gait analysis
    4. Research and development
    5. Brain computer interface based rehabilitation approach

Alaka Kumari

  • BPT in 2006 & MPT in 2009 from Manipal University, Udupi, Karnataka.
  • Trained in –
    1. Leprosy Mission, Naini, Allahabad
    2. Mumbai Hospital, Navi Mumbai
    3. AIIPMR, Mumbai
  • Research: Normative values and the effect of age, gender and handedness on Moberg pick-up test in 6 to 11 year children
  • Experienced pediatric Neurophysiotherapist, having training in Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Working in I-NK since 2011

Ashish Gummadi

  • BPT from Christian Medical College, Vellore in 2014
  • MPT in Community Health from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences, Bengaluru in 2017
  • Fellowship in Visceral Manipulation from Institute of Movement Science and Research, Kolkata.
  • Received Gold medal in BPT final year in CMC, Vellore
  • Certification in
    1. Dry needling
    2. Dynamic taping
    3. Virtual Rehabilitation
    4. Cervical manipulation
    5. Lymphedema therapy, CMC Vellore
    6. Vestibular rehabilitation, Manipal University
    7. Musculo-skeletal and manual therapy
    8. Bio-mechanics and kinesiology therapy
    9. NDT
  • Special interest in-
    1. Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
    2. Sports rehabilitation
  • Joined Institute of Neurosciences in 2017

Bodhisatwa Maity

  • BPT from Rajiv Gandhi University of Healthcare Studies, Bangalore in 2005
  • MPT (Neuro) from SRM University, Chennai in 2008
  • Trained in Spinal Mobilization Techniques
  • Special interest in:
    1. Motor relearning program
    2. Post-stroke gait rehabilitation
    3. Rehabilitation in movement disorders
  • Has worked in various prestigious institutes in past, like- National Institute of Locomotor Disability (NILD), Kolkata: Vidyasagar Institute of Health (VIH), Midnapore
  • He was Assistant Professor & co-cordinator Education-MPT in Nopany Institute of Healthcare Studies
  • He was a paper setter & examiner for BPT & MPT examinations and moderator for MPT examinations in West Bengal University of Health Sciences & Utkal University
  • Research work in:
    1. Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy
    2. Comparing the effects of incremental speed dependent treadmill trainingand limited progressive treadmill training to increase the walking speed on hemiparetic stroke patients
  • Joined I-NK in 2014

Dawa Tshering Lepcha

  • BPT & MPT (Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation) from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Science in 2015 & 2017 respectively
  • Completed the IASP pain curriculum for Physiotherapists in 2016
  • Research work :
    1. Effect of exercise on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus patients- A review study
    2. Effect of multimodality chest physiotherapy in mechanically ventilated patients- a Randomized controlled trial
  • Previously worked at Apollo Clinic, Siliguri
  • Areas of interest: Management of various cardio-pulmonary conditions like- COPD, asthma, Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary edema, ARDS, Myocardial Infarction, CABG, Abdominal surgeries, Poisoning and neurological conditions like-Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinsonism etc in ICU on mechanical ventilator and off- ventilator
  • Joined I-NK in 2018

John Thapa

  • BPT from Christian Medical College, Vellore in 2012
  • Research work: Correlation of posture and subacromial impingement syndrome
  • Previously worked in Leprosy Mission Community Hospital, Naini, Allahabad
  • Special interest in –
    1. Stroke rehabilitation
    2. Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
    3. Parkinsonism
  • Joined Institute of Neurosciences in 2015

Koushik Ghosh

  • BPT from SSKM Hospital, Kolkata in 2003
  • Gold Medalist
  • Courses:
    1. NDT, Neurophysiotherapy department, Bombay Hospital
    2. Advance Critical Care, Kalinga Hospital, Bhubaneshwar
  • Respiratory care therapist, with an experience of 14 years
  • Former Critical Care Therapist at Charnock Hospital, Kolkata
  • Joined I-NK in 2017

Manjima Chaudhuri

  • BPT from Burdwan Institute of Medical & Life Sciences in 2008
  • MPT (cardiopulmonary) from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut in 2015
  • Previously worked in- Park Clinic and Woodland Multispecialty Hospital Ltd.
  • Research topic- A study to find out the effectiveness if aerobic training on systolic & diastolic blood pressure on hypertensive patients
  • Special interest in-
    1. Advanced cardio-pulmonary care and rehabilitation in neurological critical care unit
    2. Neurological rehabilitation in Stroke, Parkinsonism, GBS, Motor Neurone Disease etc.
  • Joined I-NK in 2017

Mathew Paul

  • BPT from Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy (RGUHS) Bangalore, in 2003
  • MPT (ORTHO) Adhunik college, Gaziabad, in 2018
  • Certification in Mulligan mobilisation.
  • Special interest:
    1. Clinical orthopaedic and neurological cases
  • Having experience of 15 years from Peerless Multi specialty hospital.
  • Joined Institute of Neuroscience in 2019

Rajnee Mishra

  • BPT from Burdwan Institute of Medical & Life Sciences, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, in 2017 (Gold Medalist)
  • MPT (Pediatric disorders) from Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Haryana, in 2019
  • Research work- Reliability and normative value of single heel-rise test in school going children: A cross-sectional study
  • Publications-

    1. Increasing cardiopulmonary aerobic activity improves motor cognitive response time: An inference from preliminary one-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study, Indian Heart Journal

    2. Reliability of foot posture index individual and total scores for adults and older adults: Letter to Editor, Musculoskeletal science and Practice

    3. Prolonged slow expiratory technique: A lung clearance technique for neonates admitted in neonatal intensive care units, Journal of Clinical Neonatology

    4. Thoracic squeeze technique: An advanced chest physiotherapy technique for hospitalized neonates Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

    5. Comments on: Development of grip strength during the first year after stroke, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

    6. Effect of prolonged slow expiratory technique as an adjunct to pulmonary rehabilitation in resolving pulmonary congestion in neonates with congenital pneumonia, Journal of Clinical Neonatology
  • Copyrights-
    1. R-A's post intubation physiotherapy protocol for neonates in neonatal intensive care unit
    2. Cardiocare: Home exercise program
    3. Post-natal physiotherapy assessment proforma for mothers
    4. Grading of single heel-rise test in pediatric population
  • Special interest- Pediatric Neurology, Post-natal physiotherapy, Neonatal pulmonary physiotherapy
  • Joined I-NK in March 2021

H.M. Ramij

  • BPT from Nopani Institute of Health Care Studies, Kolkata in 2014
  • MPT (Neuro) from Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi in 2017
  • Fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, from Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi
  • Joined I-NK in 2019

Sachin Pradhan

  • BPT & MPT (Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation) from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Science in 2012 & 2015 respectively
  • Completed the IASP pain curriculum for Physiotherapists in 2016
  • Research work :
    1. Prevalence of low back pain in Nursing staff of CRH Manipal, using Oswestry Low Back Questionnaire
    2. Effect of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in patients with AECOPD- a Randomized controlled trial
  • Previously worked at S.L. Raheja Fortis, Mumbai and Medica North Bengal
  • Areas of interest: Management of various cardio-pulmonary conditions like- COPD, asthma, Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary edema, ARDS, Myocardial Infarction, CABG, Abdominal surgeries, Poisoning and neurological conditions like-Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinsonism etc in ICU on mechanical ventilator and off- ventilator
  • Joined I-NK in 2018

Sivadasan Sandeep Kumar

  • Bachelors of Physiotherapy (BPT) from Christian Medical College, Vellore in 2012
  • Certificate in Visceral Manipulation from Christian medical college, Vellore, India in 2013
  • Trained in ‘ Basic Life Support’ from Christian Medical College Vellore in 2013
  • Previously worked in Christian Medical College, Vellore from May 22nd 2013 – May 21st 2015, as tutor
  • Publications: Effect of Shockwave Therapy on Reduction of Dupuytrens Disease: A Case Report in International Journal of Health Sciences and Research . Vol 10; Issue 2. Feb 2020
  • Special interests:
    1. Lymphedema management
    2. Dry needling
    3. Pain management
  • Joined Institute of Neurosciences in 2015

Sangita Tosh

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) from Burdwan Institution of Medical & Life Sciences(BIMLS), West Bengal University of Health Sciences, in 2017
  • Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) in Orthopaedic from Vidyasagar Institute of Health(VIH), West Bengal University of Health Sciences, in 2019
  • Courses-
    1. Advanced manual therapy for cervical, lumber, spinal & taping techniques(FIMT)(2014, BIMLS)
    2. Muscle Energy Techniques(2015, Burdwan)
    3. Basic concept of spinal mobilization (2015, Fortis Hospital)
    4. Dynamic stability & muscle balance of cervical spine (2015,Woodland Hospital)
    5. NDT/BOBATH Approach in management of adult hemiplegics (2018, VIH)
  • Special interest in- Neurodevelopmental Technique, Spinal Mobilization, Tapping technique, Manual Therapy technique (Mulligan technique)
  • Joined I-NK in March 2021.

Shabbir Ahmed

  • BPT from Peerless College Of Physiotherapy
  • Two and a half years of experience
  • Joined I-NK in 2021

Sharad Soura Bhowmick

  • BPT from Nopany Institute of Healthcare Studies,Kolkata, West Bengal University of Health Sciences in 2017
  • Certified Myofascial Release Practitioner (CMFRP)
  • Member of Indian Association of Physiotherapists (MIAP)
  • Area of interest –
    1. Treating patients in Intensive Care Units
    2. Patients with neurological disorder
    3. Sports Injuries
    4. Manual therapy
  • Joined I-NK in 2017

Somnath Halder

  • BPT from IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata in 2002
  • Special professional training in-
    1. Hemophilia Care, KEM Mumbai
    2. Physical Therapy for Hemophilia, CMC Vellore
    3. Neurodynamics
  • Worked as Chief Physiotherapist in The Hemophilia Society, Kolkata and also in Peerless Hospital & B.K. Roy Research Centre
  • Special interest in-
    1. Stroke management
    2. Pain management
    3. Balance training
  • Joined I-NK in 2011

Thenlay Dorjee Lepcha

  • BPT & MPT (Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation) from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Science
  • Research work :
    1. Prevalence of low backache in staff nurse of STNM Hospital versus Central Referral Hospital, Gangtok- 2012
    2. Effect of supervised versus home-based exercise training in hemodialysis subjects: randomized clinical trial. (2013-2015 MPT)
  • Previously worked as cardiorespiratory therapist in Fortis Hospital, Mohali
  • Areas of interest:
    1. Rehabilitation on cardiac and pulmonary cases and in post operative cases.
    2. Rehabilitation in intensive care unit (medical,pediatric,neuro, cardiac, pulmonary and transplant )
    3. Neurological conditions
  • Joined I-NK in 2016

Vidisha Adarsh

  • B.P.T, SRM College of Physiotherapy, Chennai, in 2016
  • M.P.T (Adult Neurology), Sikkim Manipal College of Physiotherapy in 2019
  • Area of Special interest
    1. Neurological conditions
    2. Obstetrics & gynaecology
    3. Cardiac Rehabilitation.
  • Research field-
    1. Combined effect of functional electrical stimulation, bimanual and bilateral arm training on reaction time and co-contraction in sub-acute Stroke.
    2. Effectiveness of elastic resistance band exercise in unilateral trapezitis.
  • Joined I-NK in 2020

Rubel Chakraborty

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) from Haldia Institute of Health Sciences, The West Bengal University of Health Sciences
  • Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)- SPORTS from MYAS - Department of Sports Sciences & Medicine, Guru Nanak Dev University
  • Year of Experience: 3 Years
  • Special Courses:
    Level -1 Medical Certified Physio (World Rugby)
    Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT)
    Basic & Advance Neuro Myoskeletal Dry Needling Therapist
  • Special Interest:
    Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Rehab
    Manual Therapy
    Injury Prevention
    Fitness Testing
    Strength and Conditioning
    Functional & Performance enhancement Training
  • Year of Joining I-NK: 2021

Physiotherapy:

Videos:

EMG biofeedback

Exercises with Physio ball

Gait traiming with walker (with orthosis)

Gait training in a patient of Traumatic Brain Injury

Gait training with cane

Gait training with walker

Physiotherapy on bed

Walking on Artificial Grass