Neurophysiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy which treats motor deficits arising from pathology in the nervous system. Due to the complexities of the central nervous system, people with neurological problems can have a variety of problems. These include muscle stiffness, spasticity, weakness of muscle, tremor, problems with sensation, gait and balance impairements etc These symptoms can lead to problems with everyday activities such as walking, getting dressed and feeding.

Neuro Physiotherapy aims to identify and maximize movement potential andquality of life. The treatment programme is specific and based on goals identified during the initial assessment. These may include education, training, posture awareness, strengthening, stretching, sitting balance, standing balance, and walking practice. We address issues proactively to prevent long term problems from developing. The unique rehabilitation programme will aim to promote or enhance the movement potential in weaker muscle groups. Once the short term goals are achieved, a combination of neurophysiotherapy and the use of modalities like FES machines, Massage Therapy, Neuro Pilates and or Personal Training may be recommended to maintain and enhance your progress. 

We the Neurophysiotherapists are specialised in the assessment and treatment of individuals who have neurological conditions. We have many years of experience of working with people with neurological problems, in the hospital, community and outpatient settings.

 



EVENTS

A Continuous physiotherapy education programme on “Key Concepts in Stroke Rehabilitation” was organised by the Neurological physiotherapy department, Saveetha College of physiotherapy on 10.01.2017

Vertical Integration Program conducted by pediatric and pediatric physiotherapy department. PGs Ms.Divya and Ms.Janani along with Dr.Kiruthika presented.


FACULTY PROFILE

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NAME: Dr. Prathap Suganthirababu

Designation: Professor

Department: Neurological Physiotherapy

Email ID: prathap.scpt@saveetha.com

Academic Role & Responsibilities: In-charge of neurological physiotherapy clinical,academic and research training for undergraduation and postgraduate students.

Expertise Area of Interest: Neurological Physiotherapy

Expertise & Research: Neuro-Rehabilitation, Diabetic Neuropathy, LASER therapy, Medical Education.

Achievements:

1. Received Significant Contribution to Physiotherapy Profession- 2013 by Indian association of Physiotherapists,

2. Significant Achievement Award- 2012 by Indian physiotherapist’s welfare association

3. Professional Excellence Award- 2017 International physiotherapy conference held at Vaagdevi College, Telangana.

Resource person for CME/CPE/Workshop

Publication:

  1. Action of ultrasound therapy in altering motor nerve conduction velocity of ulnar nerve.

  2. Effect of Therapeutic Laser in the Management of Diabetic Neuropathy Pain.

  3. Effect of low-level laser therapy in the management of diabetic neuropathic pain: A systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

  4. Low-level Laser Therapy in the Management of Diabetic Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy

  5. Physiology of Swallowing-A review

  6. Effect of Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation in Swallowing Muscle Function on Post Stroke Dysphagia

  7. Effect of Proprioceptive and Flexibility Exercise Program along with Resisted Training on Glycosylated Haemoglobin and Pain among Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

  8. Effect of Proprioceptive and Flexibility Exercise Program along with Resisted Training on Anxiety and Depression with Diabetic Neuropathy

  9. Efficacy of Interferential Therapy Versus Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation to Reduce Pain in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

  10. Comparative Study of Effects of Maitland Technique and Mulligan Technique in Adhesive Capsulitis of Shoulder

  11. Efficacy of Stability Trainer Exercises versus Wobble Board Exercises in Balance Re-Education in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

  12. A study on effective sterilization of vaginal cone used for pelvic floor dysfunction patients.

  13. Association of Quantitative and Qualitative Dermatoglyphic Variable and DNA

    Polymorphism in Female Breast Cancer Population

  14. Comparison of Efficiency of Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies in Diagnosis of Diabetic Neuropathy

  15. Comparative effects of traditional and integrated pelvic floor exercise in treating women with pelvic floor dysfunction- a single blinded quasi experimental study.

  16. Effectiveness of Kegels Exercise and Vaginal Cones in The Treatment Of Stress Urinary Incontinence

  17. Reviews on Prevelance of pelvic floor dysfunction among Indian women

  18. A comparative study of lumbar traction and straight leg raising in the management of sciatica.


FACULTY PROFILE

NAME: Dr.A.Kumaresan

Designation: Assistant professor

Department: Neurological Physiotherapy

Email ID: kumaresan.scpt@saveetha.com

Academic Role & Responsibilities:

  • Working as Assistant Professor from April 2010 till date

  • Clinical in charge for Physiotherapy Department from June 2010 to October 2016.

  • Member secretary for various college committees, currently member for the research cell for the College and University,

  • Member of Research Alliance Structure for University committee.

Expertise Area of Interest: Neurological Physiotherapy

Expertise & Research: Dysphagia, Neural mobilisation, Manual Neuromechanics

Achievements: Secured University First in 2007-09 Batch - Master of Physiotherapy, Saveetha University, Chennai.

Resource person for CME/CPE/Workshop

  • The topic of ROLE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN STROKE REHABILITATION on 29th October 2010 at Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai

  • The topic of ROLE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN LEPROSY CONFERENCE on 9th August 2010 at Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai

  • Topic of Introduction to Long Wave Diathermy on National Level CPE Advanced Electrotherapy & Electro Diagnosis Held on 21stFebruary 2015 at SaveethaCollege of Physiotherapy, Saveetha University, Chennai

  • Topic of Key concepts behind neurological Approaches of 3rd National Physiotherapy conference held on 15th March, 2015 at Vaagdevi college of Physiotherapy, Warangal.

Publication:

1.      A.Kumaresan, S.Prathap, Vaiyapuri Anandh A Study To Determine The Influence Of Body Mass Index On Balance Using Functional Reach Test In Standing And Sitting. International Journal of Current Research and Review.2012; 04 (5):22 (Cited by 1)

2.      A.Kumaresan, G deepthi, Vaiyapuri Anandh, S.PrathapEffectiveness Of Positional Release Therapy In Treatment Of Trapezitis. International Journal Of Pharmaceutical Science And Health Care.2012 ;01(2):71

3.      A.Kumaresan, Thirugnanatheepan Kavithayini the Impact Of Body Mass Index On Performance Of The Star Excursion Balance Test. International Journal OfPharmaceutical Science And Health Care.2012;02 (2):79

4.      Mazhar Khan S, Prathap S, Kumaresan A Study To Compare The Effect Of Cognitive Dual Task Versus Motor Dual Task On Balance Training In Stroke Patients. International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences.2013; 2 (9):1769-1776.

5.      J.Yasmeen Sulthana, A.Kumaresan Effect Of Mc Connell Taping In Reducing Pain And Impairment In Patello Femoral Pain Syndrome. International Journal of Biology,Pharmacy and Allied Sciences.2013:40

6.      Mazhar Khan S, A.Kumaresan, S.Prathap The Effect Of Apley’s Maneuver And Brandt And Daraff Exercises In Benign Positional Vertigo. International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences.2013:74

7.      Jagatheesan Alagesan, A. Kumaresan, Vaiyapuri Anandh, Gokulakannan Kandasamy. Knowledge of Undergraduate Medical Students regarding Current Physiotherapy Profession. Journal of Research in Medical Education and Ethics. 2014; 4(3):297-302.

8.      Reziya parveen, A.Kumaresan, K.Rekha. A Comparative study of plantar fascia tissue stretching and Achilles tendon stretching for chronic heel pain.International Journal of advanced Life science (IJALS). 2015;8(1)

9.      K.R.Vishnupriya,A.Kumaresan,Jagatheesanalagesan,S.Prathap.Effectiveness of neural mobilization and cervical glides for patients with cervical radiculopathy. Journal of Pharmaceutical Biology.2015;5(3):199-202.

10.  Dr.A.Kumaresan,Dr.Gitasrichakraborty,Dr.R.Arunachalam,Sr.Kiruthika.S,Dr.S.Prathap, Dr.K.Arivoli. A Comparative study of lumbar traction and straight leg raising in the management of sciatica.International Journal OfPharmaceutical Science And Health Care 2016;2(6)

11.  S.divya,R.Arunachalam,A.Kumaresan,S.Kiruthika.Comparing the effects of modified epley’s maneuver and cawthorne Cooksey exercise with brandt-Daroff exercise in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences(IJPBS).2016 July;7(3):B706-711.

12.  Arunachalam R,Janani R,Kumaresan A,Kiruthika.Trunk rotation for improving weight transmission through hemiplegic lower extremity. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences (IJPBS).2016 July;7(3):(B)939-942.

13.  A.Kumaresan,Dr.J.Anton Mahiba.Effect of core muscle exercise im improving reaching activities in participants with hemiplegia. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences (IJPBS).2016 July; 7(3):(B)1096-1104.

14.  Arunachalam Ramachandran, Anandh Vaiyapuri, Rajkumar Krishnan Vasanthi, A.Kumaresan, Kiruthika.S. Study on Correlation of prognosis in balance and gait velocity following trunk dissociation training in hemiplegia. Biomedicine.2016; 36(1):80-85.

15.  Ongoing Faculty Research:  Title: Physiotherapy management for idiopathic bell’s palsy