Cardio vascular & Pulmonary Physiotherapy Department [OPD] provide General Chest Evaluation, Cardiac fitness care, Cardio vascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.
Inpatient Cardio Pulmonary Department [IPD] has an essential role in restoring function in patients requiring critical care by using conservative, non invasive approaches. It provides specialized care with the view of ultimately returning individuals suffering from cardiac or respiratory conditions to a healthy and productive life. This department provide comprehensive physical assessments and individualized rehabilitation therapy sessions for patients who are admitted in Casualty & Emergency care unit , MICU., SICU., NICU., PICU., Surgery (male & female) ward, medicine (male & female) ward, It meets the personal requirements of the critical care unit of Saveetha medical college and Hospital which has life support equipments like Advanced Ventilator, Defibrillator, Electrocardiogram monitor, Arterial and Venous Lines, Pulse Oxymeter, Oxygen Transport, Monitoring of Fluids, Electrolyte balance, Suction Apparatus, Nebulizer.etc.,
The department is running 6 days in a week from Monday to Saturday. Along with its regular OPD it also covers IPD ofSaveetha Medical College & Hospital (Casualty & Emergency care unit , MICU., SICU., NICU., PICU., Surgery (male & female)ward, Medicine (male & female) ward, The department is attending approximately 10-20 OPD and IPD patients /day.
DESIGNATION : Assistant Professor
DEPARTMENT : Cardio Respiratory Physiotherapy
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CURRENT ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working as Assistant Professor at Saveetha College of Physiotherapy , Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam.
Previous experience as Assistant professor for 4.9 years(SEP 2009-JUN 2014) In Meenakshi College of Physiotherapy, Virugambakkam, Chennai.
COORDINATOR FOR 3rd YEAR (6th sem) BPT- BATCH A & B
PG Subjects: MPT 2 nd year OBG
U.G subjects: PT cardio respiratory for Physiotherapy, Community PT, Environmental Sciences
Executive Member in examination cell committee in SCPT
Executive Member in Infrastructure and Facility management in Saveetha University
Participating in service education programs, Continuous Professional Development programs and workshops within the department.
Involvement in research programs of the department
Teaching physiotherapy subjects for undergraduates and postgraduates.
Been as an Internal Examiner for Undergraduate and Postgraduate examinations for
Documentation and clinical record maintenance, Correcting log and clinical records of patients maintained by students
Organizing and conducting case presentations and journal clubs for undergraduate post graduate students.
Designating cases to junior physiotherapists, supervision and teaching them at clinical areas.
Representing physiotherapy services at multidisciplinary team meetings to ensure delivery of coordinated multidisciplinary services both at university and hospital level.
Organizing and conducting case presentations and journal clubs for post graduate students.
Representing physiotherapy services at multidisciplinary team meetings to ensure delivery of coordinated multidisciplinary services to patients.
AREA OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE & RESEARCH
Cardio respiratory Rehab
Academic Topper and Gold medal winner in MPT, at Meenakshi university, Chennai
Presented post-graduation poster at South India Physiotherapy Conference held on 9th& 10th December 2006 organized by Government College of Physiotherapy- Chennai
RESEARCH & PUBLICATION:
Publication of manuscript entitled “Effect of Aerobic Exercise training on Hypertensive women exercises published in IJMR (International Journal of Medical and Health Research) Jan 2017, VOL 3,Issue 1
DESIGNATION: Assistant Professor
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CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Handling subjects for UG – General & Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy for 3rd year BPT and Exercise Therapy 1 – 3rd Semester.
Handling subject for PG – MPT 2nd year Uro-Gynecology
Co-ordinator for BPT 4th year
Member secretary for Women empowerment and Sexual harassment committee
Physiotherapy services for ICU, IP and OP patients.
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH,AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Received for valuable contribution “Towards the Achievement of Guinness World Record at Saveetha University on April 7th 2016
Nidhi Sharma, Kaja Rekha, Krishnamurthy Jayashree Srinivasan. Efficacy of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the treatment of overactive bladder. 2016; 10(10): 17-20.
K. Rekha, Vijayalakshmi. A, D. Samuel Sundar Doss, Vaiyapuri Anandh. Effects of home based upper extremity exercise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 2016; 8(9): 1351-1355.
K. Rekha, D. Samuel Sundar Doss, R. Prathyusha Kanti Nandini. Effects of Respiratory Muscle training among Elderly Individuals. Research journal of Pharmacy and technology. 2016; 9(8): 1119-1122.
P R Vivek, Shanmugananth, Prabhakaran Natraj and Rekha.K. A study on the effect of step aerobic exercise on blood pressure, heart rate, triglycerides, high density lipoprotein and low density lipoprotein on a patient with acute myocardial infarction. A case study. International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research. 2016; 4(3): 1546-49.
K. Rekha, Shristi Rai, Vaiyapuri Anandh, D. Samuel Sundar Doss. Effect of Stretching Respiratory Accessory Muscles in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 2016; 9 (Suppl issue 1): 105-108.
D. Samuel Sundar Doss, S. Anandhalakshmi, K. Rekha, Akhil Antony. K. Effect of Smoking on Heart Rate Variability in Normal Healthy Volunteers. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 2016; 9(4): 230-234.
Shiny S James, K. Rekha, Vaiyapuri Anandh, L.Chandrasekar and Radhakrishnan Unnikrishnan. Effects of threshold Inspiratory muscle trainer in Bronchial asthma. Biomedicine. 2016; 36(1): 077-082.
D Samuel Sundar Doss, and Rekha K. Effects of Aerobic Exercise in Improving Cardio-Respiratory Fitness among Young Male Adult Smokers. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 2016; 7(2): 1578-83.
Anandh Vaiyapuri, Loganathan Chandrasekar, Unikrishnan Radhakrishnan, Rekha Kaja. Home based Exercise management in Primary Dysmenorrhea. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. 2016; 5(1): 37-52.
Vishnu Priya, Rekha K. Effects of wrist weighing in reducing upper limb. Tremors in patients with cerebellar lesions. International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research. 2016; 3(4): 1138-41.
Akhil Antony.K, A.Christy, D.Samuel Sundar Doss, K.Rekha. Effect of moderate intensity exercise training on pulmonary Functions in young normal and obese adults. International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences. 2015; 6(3B): 693-699.
K. Rekha, A. Kumaresan, ReziyaParveen. A comparative study of Plantar Fascia Tissue stretching and achilles tendon stretching for chronic heel pain. International Journal of Advanced Life Sciences. 2015; 8(1): 81-84.
K. Rekha, VaiyapuriAnandh, K. Rajendran. Home based therapeutic intervention for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2014; 7(3): 275-280.
Samuel Sundar Doss. D, Rekha K, Prathap S. Effects of non weight bearing strength training for knee osteoarthritis. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2014; 5(3): 188-192.
K. Rekha, S.Deepika Raj, Vaiyapuri Anandh, Jagatheesan Alagesan. Cardiovascular Fitness among Software Professionals in Chennai". International Journal of Review of Life Sciences. 3(2): 2013, 32-35.
Rekha K, Anandh V, Alagesan J. Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training for Obesity. International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences. 2013; 2(7): 1571-1578.
K.Kotteeswaran, K.Rekha, Vaiyapuri Anandh. Effect of stretching and strengthening shoulder muscles in protracted shoulder in Healthy Individuals. International Journal of Computer Application, 2012; 2(2): 111-118.
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CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH, AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:
Non communicable diseases
Evidence based practice.
1. Translation Resource manager for Cochrane Tamil translation of Plain language summaries.
Hariohm K, Prakash V, Saravankumar J. Quantity and quality of randomized controlled trials published by Indian physiotherapists. PerspectClin Res 2015;6:91-7
K.Hariohm, V. Prakash and J. Saravan Kumar.Research productivity of Indian physiotherapists–a review of MEDLINE.CURRENT SCIENCE,VOL.110,NO.12,25 JUNE 2016.