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Senthil Kumaran D

Senthil Kumaran D
Manipal College of Health Professions - Manipal Academy of Higher Education

MPT (Neurosciences), (PhD)

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Introduction
Academician, Clinician, and Researcher; teach neurological physiotherapy, treat patients with neurological disorders; the research area of interest: Stroke rehabilitation and recovery, posture and gait rehabilitation, electrodiagnosis, ICF framework

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Publications (32)
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Background and Purpose Measurement of movement quality is essential to distinguish motor recovery patterns and optimize rehabilitation strategies post-stroke. Recently, the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable Taskforce (SRRR) recommended four kinetic and kinematic performance assays to measure upper extremity (UE) movements and distinguis...
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Objective To develop a set of strategies to enhance adherence to home-based exercises after stroke, and an overarching framework to classify these strategies. Method We conducted a four-round Delphi consensus (two online surveys, followed by a focus group then a consensus round). The Delphi panel consisted of 13 experts from physiotherapy, occupat...
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Purpose: To examine whether a structured neonatal physical therapy program (SNP) improves neurobehavior and general movements in moderate to late preterm (MLP) infants. Methods: Sixty MLP infants participated in this clinical trial. After baseline assessment using the Neurobehavioral Assessment of Preterm Infant (NAPI) and Prechtl General Moveme...
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Background Despite proven health benefits of regular participation in physical activities (PA), adults with stroke fail to achieve recommended levels of PA. Sports being an enjoyable activity is more likely to encourage participation. Therefore, the objectives of the present study are i) to develop and test the feasibility of adaptive sports for pr...
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Background A majority of stroke patients have persisting upper extremity impairments, with a large number of individuals who do not regain the ability to reach and manipulate everyday objects despite receiving prolonged and intensive therapy. Varied interventions have been employed to improve reaching functions. However, there is a lack of a compre...
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Purpose: To estimate the levels of physical activity (PA) in community-dwelling adults with stroke and to correlate it with the quality of life (QoL). Methods: In a cross-sectional study, adults with chronic stroke were assessed for PA using Physical Activity Scale for Individuals with Physical Disabilities (PASIPD) and an accelerometer (Actigraph...
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Introduction: Game-based rehabilitation is an emerging therapeutic intervention that allows intensive, repetitive, task-based training to improve upper limb (UL) function following stroke, based on the principles of neuro-plasticity and motor (re)learning. Rehabilitation using commercial gaming system will be motivating, enjoyable, challenging and...
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Objective: To evaluate and summarize the level of evidence for the immediate, short-term, and long-term effects of game-based rehabilitation on upper limb function in adults within the first six months following stroke. Introduction: A game-based intervention is a valuable therapeutic tool for incorporating principles of motor learning and neuro...
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Purpose To design and test the feasibility of context-specific activities for improving physical activity (PA) levels among Indian adults with stroke. Methods Context-specific activities were developed after a thorough literature search and inputs from five adults with stroke and five experts. Following which 17 adults with stroke were recruited....
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Stroke survivors often face difficulty in community ambulation though they attain steady-state walking in clinical setups. Compliance and unpredictability of the environment may alter the muscle activity and challenge the individual's gait. Successful reintegration into the community requires gait assessment and training in a real-life challenging...
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Background: Stroke has been identified as a major cause of disability often due to the upper-extremity impairments, recovery from which, takes place over a period of time. Prediction models or predictors have been formulated for predicting upper-extremity recovery following stroke. However, we still lack knowledge about the hierarchy of available p...
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Introduction: Sitting balance is a prerequisite to upper extremity function, standing and walking, which is affected in various neurological diseases. It is important to attain a good level of sitting balance before one can proceed to standing. In recent years, virtual reality game training has gained a widespread application. Aim: This pilot study...
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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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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To investigate the evidence for the efficacy of physical fitness training in the rehabilitation of spinal cord injury when compared to no training or usual care. © 2017 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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Introduction: Facilitation of child development is usually emphasized in the form of early intervention classes and practical demonstrations. However, non-adherence to home program for such interventions has been reported due to various reasons. Aim: To develop and validate an educational leaflet as a supplement guide for caregivers to promote b...
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Objective: To assess the feasibility of using short-term balance training with computer-based visual feedback (BTVF) and its effect on standing balance in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BSCP). Methods: Out of the fourteen children with BSCP (mean age = 10.31 years), seven children received four sessions of BTVF (two such session...
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Background & objectives: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a major complication of type 2 diabetes and have long term complications on the postural control of the affected population. The objectives of this study were to evaluate postural stability in patients with DPN and to examine correlation of Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MN...
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Background and objectives: Neonatal neurobehavioral organization is a multidimensional holistic phenomenon which involves synchronous working of autonomic, sensory and motor systems to influence the developmental maturation of neonates. Homeostasis of all these systems is well developed in term infants but preterm infants, due to their physiologica...
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Study design: A case report of a patient with Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome (TCCS) Objective: To analyse the benefits of BWSOT in early ambulation and gait performance. Setting: Tertiary care, University teaching hospital. Methods: A 25-year old man with TCCS at the C4 level, grade B on the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Sca...
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Postural Stability in Subjects With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy SNEHIL DIXIT, ARUN MAIYA, BARKUR SHASTHRY, SENTHIL KUMARAN D, VASUDEV GUDDATTU, Manipal, India India being the diabetic capital of the world with 41 million diabetic population, diabeties related complications including neuropathy are a common scenario in Indian population.Consideri...
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Advances in medical science have resulted in a concomitant increase in the life span of persons with disabilities. The prevalence of chronic disease, an aging population and the ongoing shift of the site of care from institutions to the community, have resulted in a significant increase in the informal care provided by family members and friends of...
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The aim of the study was to determine the effect of exercise training on strength and balance in children with Down's syndrome. Randomized controlled trial. Rehabilitation school for special children. Twenty-three children were randomized to intervention and control group. The intervention group (n = 12) underwent progressive resistive exercises fo...