Baskaran Chandrasekaran

Baskaran Chandrasekaran
Manipal Academy of Higher Education | MAHE · Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences

Masters in physiotherapy, physical activity

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Introduction
I am an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist interested in sports cardiorespiratory measurement (real time VO2 max), physiological exercise prescription and quantification. I am also interested in physical activity promotion in worksite wellness and improvement in cardiometabolic riskfactors.
Additional affiliations
July 2016 - March 2020
Manipal College of health professions, Manipal University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Exercise physiology and physical activity lectures Exercise testing for High performance athletes Handling cosmed k5 and format - indirect calorimetry Weight loss program
July 2016 - present
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Position
  • Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology
May 2012 - June 2016
PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research
Position
  • Senior Physiotherapist
Description
  • Exercise testing and training in pulmonary disabled handled quark cpet
Education
August 2005 - June 2008
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Field of study
  • Cardipulmonary Physical therapy

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Publications (60)
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Background: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) pose threat to the global economy and work productivity. Though growing evidence shows physical activity and quality of life are major determinants for WRMSDs, the association between physical activity and the quality of life among the young adults of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) remain...
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Background Wearables are intriguing way to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior in populations with and without chronic diseases. However, the contemporary evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of wearables on physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to be explored. Aim The present review aims to provide the reade...
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The present study aimed to explore the short term effects of a social media‐based intervention on the physical and mental health of the software professionals working remotely during the pandemic. Sixty software professionals with poor physical and mental health were randomised to Facebook‐based intervention (FIIT) and a control (CONT) group for 2...
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Background: Maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP), maximum expiratory pressure (MEP) and maximum voluntary ventilation (MVV) measurements assist in determining the respiratory muscle strength and endurance. These determinants of respiratory muscles vary significantly by age, gender, height, and ethnic origin. Normative values for maximum respiratory...
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The association of physical activity (PA) or sedentary behaviour (SB) with mental health in remotely working software professionals remains unclear. We administered a secondary analysis of physical health variables (PA and SB time during work and non-work days) and mental health variables (stress, anxiety, depression) from a primary study. 95% of t...
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Background: Sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity along with body mass are identified as critical determinants of vascular health along with body mass in young adults. However, the relationship between potential physical health and anthropometric variables with high blood Eid pressure remain unexplored in young adults from the United Arab Emi...
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BACKGROUND Children are expected to adhere to the recommended physical activity (PA) dose of 60 minutes per day and minimize sedentary behaviors (SB) to stray away from the cardio-metabolic disease risk. However, there is a lack of review of current evidence pointing to the negative physical health effects of the Covid-19 lockdown, with its barrier...
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CONTEXT: Physical activity (PA) is postulated to predict fitness components, especially cardiovascular endurance. But its relationship with agility remains largely unknown. AIMS: The aim of the study is to find the degree of relationship between PA volume and agility in healthy young adults. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This cross-sectional study was condu...
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BACKGROUND: Postcardiac valve replacement patients face difficulty in their day-today functional activities, especially during climbing stairs and walking uphill or on a ramp in society. Assessing the uphill walking capacity, there is a dearth of functional stress test over routinely used six-min walk test (6MWT). Therefore, a new three-min steep r...
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Background Telerehabilitation is imperative and impending in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. However, its feasibility in low- and middle-income nations such as India remained unclear. Objective To assess the feasibility of administering a smartphone-based telerehabilitation program for chronic obstructive pulmonar...
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Background: Prolonged sitting in desk-based office workers is found to be associated with increased cardiometabolic risk and poor cognitive performance. Technology-based physical activity (PA) interventions using smartphone applications (SmPh app) to promote PA levels might be effective in reducing cardiometabolic risk among sedentary population b...
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Free smartphone applications that aim to promote physical activity or reduce sedentary behavior at workplaces were questioned for its content such as technical features, behavior change techniques (BCT) and security concerns. To evaluate systematically whether smartphone apps are mapped adequately with BCTs and security concerns. Free apps in Googl...
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The study aimed to assess effectiveness of short-term workplace-based physical activity education on altering sitting outcomes, maximal oxygen consumption and occupational wellbeing. Four office clusters (46 participants) of desk-based workers were randomised to either Move-in office With Education (MOWE) group or the control (CONT) group for four...
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Circadian rhythm (CR) can influence the physiological and psychological parameters in every individual. There is a sinusoidal response to blood pressure brought about by the CR. A drop in blood pressure response immediately after an exercise is termed as post-exercise hypotension (PEH). The objective of the present paper is to review the influence...
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Background Prolonged (excessive) sitting is detrimentally associated with cardiovascular, metabolic and mental health. Moreover, prolonged sitting has been associated with poor executive function, memory, attention and visuospatial skills, which are important cognitive aspects of work performance. Breaking up prolonged sitting with standing or ligh...
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Background. Physical activity promotion in young adults is found to be associated with improved psychosocial well-being and academic performance. Recently smartphones are found to be a potent means for promoting physical activity. So far no study has compared smartphones and traditional walking prescriptions in improving functional capacity and com...
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Background. Excessive uninterrupted sitting is found to be associated with increased cardiometabolic disease risk in desk-based employees. Point-of-choice prompts using a smartphone application (SmPh-app) may be a feasible method of promoting physical activity and negating cardiometabolic disease risk. The study aims to investigate the effectivenes...
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Purpose: Post-cardiac valve replacement patients face difficulty in their day-to-day functional activities especially during climbing stairs, walking uphill or steep ramp in society. Assessing the uphill walking capacity, there is a dearth of functional stress test over routinely used six-minute walk test (6MWT). Therefore, a new three-minute steep...
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The knowledge, attitude and practices of employees and employers toward reducing sedentary behavior (SB) and improving physical activity (PA) at Indian workplaces remain unclear. A bespoke questionnaire assessing barriers and facilitators of occupational SB and PA practices as informed by the theoretical framework and behavioral change wheel model...
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Background & Aims Though viewed as a critical measure to prevent the spread of the virus, a prolonged homestay may result in unfavourable sedentary behaviour and chronic disease risk. This systematic review focuses on sedentary behaviour resulting from this quarantine period which may elevate the cardiovascular disease risk, obesity, hypertension,...
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Exercise in polycystic ovarian syndrome: An evidence‑based review
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Straying away from a sedentary lifestyle is essential, especially in these troubled times of a global pandemic to reverse the ill effects associated with the health risks as mentioned earlier. In the view of anticipated effects on immune system and prevention against influenza and Covid-19, globally moderate to vigorous exercises are advocated wear...
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Background Sedentary behaviour is grossly prevalent in this day and age because of the advancement in technology. Curbing sedentary behaviour has come to our attention because of the various harmful consequences it can cause like, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome, Insulin resistance, Type-2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Since desk workers are th...
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Purpose Sleep is basic and common biological activity in human beings. Sleep is vital for recovery for recovering or replenishments of energy loss during daily functional activities. Sports involve expending excess energy more than required for day-to-day operations. Hence extended sleep becomes mandatory for replenishment of expended energy during...
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Intensive care unit (ICU) is the most required area to treat patients who admitted for an unconscious, cardiopulmonary arrest, drowning, poisoning, cerebrovascular accidents, acute post-operative surgery patients etc. for improving their health with various treatment procedures. Physiotherapy is one of the treatment procedures in inside the ICU to...
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Background: Increasing suicidal attempts and poor peer relations suggest that Indian college females are in a state of increasing mental stress. Evidence suggests that physical activity is reduced considerably in college going women and this may link to poor mental health and academic performance in them.The physical activity is proved to lessen th...
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Background: Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are the building block for the development of the core competencies(e.g., catch, kick, run). FMS has been shown to the basic foundation for future sports and physical activity skills. Recent studies show that FMS is on low-level proficiency across all ages and males are more competent than females globa...
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Pulmonary rehabilitation is proved to be best supportive management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) individuals. The literature claims the reduction of dyspnea, fatigue, exacerbations and improved functional capacity and quality of life. Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation is being prescribed widely than hospital-based rehab due to...
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PEDro synthesis on the following paper: Bort-Roig J, Gilson ND, Puig-Ribera A, et al. Measuring and influencing physical activity with smartphone technology: a systematic review. Sports Med2014;44:671-86. Non-peer reviewed post: https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2018/06/26/can-smartphone-based-motion-sensors-and-applications-measure-and-influence-physic...
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Exercise training in chronic respiratory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an essential component of pulmonary rehabilitation, but physical activity for maintenance of benefits in COPD after outpatient/inpatient rehabilitation is a neglected one. The dosage of walking is not “prescribed” properly by health‑care provi...
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Objective: Inclined surfaces or ramps are the common obstacles faced by elderly and cardiopulmonary disabled in accessing public amenities. Ramp walking is one of the most common functional demands to be met by a common man in the industrialized world. To assess the functional (uphill walking) capacity, we need a different functional stress test ov...
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Objective: Inclined surfaces or ramps are the common obstacles faced by elderly and cardiopulmonary disabled in accessing public amenities. Ramp walking is one of the most common functional demands to be met by a common man in the industrialized world. To assess the functional (uphill walking) capacity, we need a different functional stress test ov...
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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the evidence for effectiveness of resistance exercise training in the management of hypertension when compared to aerobic exercise training, no exercise training or usual care. © 2017 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder affecting female adolescent and adulthood globally. The most annoying complications of PCOS are obesity and infertility. Exercise is proved to be a best therapeutic and supportive management in PCOS patients in reducing infertility. Exercise reduces the risk and restores fertility an...
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Down syndrome (DS) is the most common aneuploidy of chromosome 21, characterized by the presence of an extra copy of that chromosome (trisomy 21). Children with DS present with an abnormal phenotype, which is attributed to a loss of genetic balance or an excess dose of chromosome 21 genes. In recent years, advances in prenatal screening and diagnos...
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Abstract Background: There is a plethora of literature with some conflicting findings on the effects of implementing strength and/or aerobic (fitness) training to improve motor function of children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). Purpose: This aim of the study was to investigate the effects of a circuit training regimen on static and dynamic mot...
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Background and Objective In chronic low back pain (CLBP), thoraco-lumbar fascia is taut due to transversus abdominis dysfunction, resulting in altered lumbar curvature cause the diaphragm to fall at active insufficiency and thus reducing its capability of expanding the thorax. This inter-correlation of the muscles of the back, abdomen and thorax g...
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Periodic limb movements unlike restless leg syndrome is under diagnosed and unrecognized in medical arena. While robust Western trials have elucidated the association between periodic limb movements and sleep disturbances, it is not well received and recognized in India even in well sophisticated tertiary care hospital. We report a chronic insomnia...
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Sir, We read with the great interest the article by Rajesh Chawla et al. (2014) surveying the mobilization, analgesic, and sedative practises in Indian intensive care units (ICUs). [1] We appreciate the authors for the greater efforts in evaluating the intensive care practises at a larger scale. Though the response rate was poor (11%), the study pa...
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Combined proximal nerve conduction study and F wave analysis confirms diagnosis of unusual unilateral proximal median nerve lesion in a diabetic patient conduction studies (NCS) (sensory nerve action potential, compound motor action potential [CMAP] and F waves). [4] We present a case of uncontrolled diabetes with carpal tunnel syndrome and was dia...
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Six-min walk test (6MWT), a simple functional capacity evaluation tool used globally to determine the prognosis and effectiveness of any therapeutic/medical intervention. However, variability in reference equations derived from western population (due to racial and ethnicity variations) hinders from adequate use of 6MWT clinically. Further, there a...
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Foot ulcers increase morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. Due to poor healing factors, surgical wound healing is questionable in diabetic patients. We report a patient with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, sensory neuropathy and microangiopathy, who had an infected stump of the right three middle digits and subsequent transmetatarsal a...
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The purpose of the study was to correlate the maximal oxygen consumption i.e. vo2 max obtained from 6 min walk test and 3 min step test.
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Hand grip strength is an inevitable component in the evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis, neuromuscular, preoperative, post operative patients and community dwelling older adults' functional capacity. Hand grip varies greatly with age, gender and the anthropometric measures when measured by hand dynamometer. The influence of above variables on hand...
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Dialysis patients usually have peripheral muscle weakness due to metabolic disturbances (increased protein catabolism) and fatigue. This muscle weakness may decrease functional capacity and quality of life. It also serves to increase cardiovascular risk factors in patients with end-stage renal disease. Peripheral muscle strength training could comb...

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Faculty Position - Biomechanics / Exercise and Sports Sciences / Manipal University
Department of Exercise and Sports Science, School of Allied Health Sciences at Manipal University is a multi-disciplinary set up with a goal of building human resources in the form of sports scientists, strength and conditioning specialists, exercise physiologists, biomechanists, who would in turn enable people to optimize human performance for sport excellence and health
Manipal University has been a distinguished higher education institution in India with a diverse student population of over 25,000 and 2500 faculty members offering top-notch programs in health sciences, engineering and management. The university has world-class facilities and innovative pedagogic practices, which are constantly upgraded with a vision of global leadership in human development, excellence in education and healthcare.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with 
· A Master of Science or PhD (desirable) in Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering, Kinesiology, or related disciplines 
· Background in biomechanics
· Highly passionate about sports
· Past experience teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework (desirable)
· Evidence of conducting research through conference presentations and research publications (Scopus-indexed) is a plus
Previous experience with Vicon or other motion analysis systems (Motion Analysis), programming languages such as Matlab, is required. 
Center for sport science, medicine and research (Est.2016) is a dedicated service wing of the department that is aimed at offering comprehensive sports medicine/science services. The center is equipped with 8 camera Vicon system, AMTI force plate, multiple high speed cameras, pressure sensors and speed gun to perform 2D/3D movement analysis. The center also possess state of the art equipment for physiologic and performance evaluation in Monark & h/p/cosmos ergometers, metabolic cart (COSMED K5), Fitmate pro and and lactate analyzers. The research center is located at the University's indoor sports complex, Marena. Marena is 1,45,000 Sq.ft centrally cooled facility which offers world class sport and fitness infrastructure to students and staff. Faculty gets access to the equipment and the athletic population for conducting research studies to enhance sports performance and injury prevention.
To apply for this position, please send detailed curriculum vitae, degree certificates and transcripts to the undersigned by email. For queries about the position, please contact me via email or phone during regular business hours (9 AM-5PM IST)
Dr. Fiddy Davis, PhD
Associate Professor and Head- Department of Exercise and Sports Science
School of Allied Health Sciences. Manipal University
Email: fiddy.davis@manipal.edu Phone: (+91)820 -2922032/23293
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We are attempting to find a relation between anthropometric traits and sit to stand test (a functional test). We want to sort out regression equations for the same for Indian population. We want to find a minimal correlation of 0.55 among the variables with the sigma of 1.76. Can somebody help me with the formula for finding sample size for regression of cross sectional studies?
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We are attempting to find a relation between anthropometric traits and sit to stand test (a functional test). We want to sort out regression equations for the same for the Indian population. We want to find a minimal correlation of 0.55 among the variables with the sigma of 1.76. Can somebody help me with the formula for finding sample size for regression of cross sectional studies?

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To promote physical activity through advanced technology in worksite. To improve risk factors and barriers associated with physical activity promotion in corporate wellness