Vinodhkumar Ramalingam

Vinodhkumar Ramalingam
Saveetha University ·  Department of Sports & Manual Therapy

Doctor of Philosophy (UTAR_MY)
Looking for collaborators in sports and musculoskeletal injury management.

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Introduction
Vinodhkumar Ramalingam currently works at the Department of Sports & Manual Therapy, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences,Saveetha University, Chennai, India. Vinodhkumar does research in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, ergonomics, and healthcare.

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SARS-CoV-2 is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 which induces severe pneumonia that has considerable death rate. In this article, we summarised the evolution of SARS CoV-2 from alpha to omicron variant. The origin, transmission capability, and innate immunity potential of the Omicron variety remain unknown in the aftermath of its appe...
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Dizziness and vertigo are common among the adult and elderly population. However, the knowledge & awareness of vertigo and the understanding of the differences between vertigo and dizziness in the adult population is seldom studied. The present study aimed to assess the level of awareness and knowledge of vertigo among the adult population living i...
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS – CoV2), the causative viral pathogen of the COVID-19 pandemic belongs to the family of Coronaviruses which are positive single stranded RNA viruses. The scientific fraternity has developed and developing various types of vaccines for prevention against COVID-19, such as inactivated virus va...
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The street vendors in Malaysia are at an increased risk of developing respiratory symptoms owing to the continuous exposure to road dust, vehicle emissions, extreme weather conditions, and air pollutants from industrial sites. Hence, the current study aimed to establish the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and the risk factors associated with it...
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Background: Athletes with chronic ankle pain (CAP) are more inclined to suffer from physical and psychological pain depending on the severity of the injuries, which might trigger the powerless feeling on future sports participation. Therefore, an efficient and simple method is useful to integrate into conventional physiotherapy (CP) for maintainin...
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Background of the study: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been reported as valuable and beneficial treatment for musculoskeletal disorder. Over the last few years, ESWT became more widely employed in clinical practice, with certain clinical studies confirming significant efficacy. Clinically, ESWT has been utilised to treat a variety of...
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Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) affects women's quality of life because the pelvic floor muscles are unable to contract and relax properly. Kegel exercise is the first line of treatment for PFD, while vaginal cones with weights have recently been used for pelvic floor strengthening. When compared to alternative treatments, various studies have evalu...
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Background: The intensity of physical activity in ballet class is too low to stimulate physical health enhancement and fulfil physical demands of ballet. Supplementary training (ST) can be introduced to enhance the health status and dance performances of the ballet dancers. To date, what remains unclear is whether non-professional ballet dancers (N...
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Background: Brainwaves studies on pain are gaining more attention in recent years. However, the target group in a similar study on collegiate athletes with musculoskeletal pain is still under explore. Objective: The objective is to investigate the differences of the brainwaves response and its association with pain interference of the collegiate...
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Background: Ankle injuries in basketball are very common and have been increasing drastically over the past several decades. Based on studies, it believed that psychological effects play an important role in affecting sports injuries. In addition, during the conditional movement control order (CMCO), the athletes are forced to train at a reduced vo...
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INTRODUCTION: Mobile video gaming among university students has increased rapidly, more than before the COVID-19 pandemic. This is very concerning as this could spark various problems, such as musculoskeletal pain and gaming disorders. OBJECTIVES: The present study is to identify the predictors of mobile video gaming on musculoskeletal pain among u...
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Background: Levatorani muscle and pelvic connective tissues provide primary support to the pelvic organs. Women are predisposed to pelvic organ prolapse due to the weakness of pelvic floor muscles and ligament laxity, which is mostly associated with aging and an increase in intra-abdominal pressure that affects the biomechanical properties of the p...
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The present study reported the challenges faced by the physiotherapist during prosthesis rehabilitation in Malaysia. Mortality due to lower limb amputation is a concern in recent days that can be improved by providing proper rehabilitation. However, challenges faced by the physiotherapist during rehabilitation are expected to affect the effectivene...
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Mindfulness practice has become an increasingly popular intervention in optimizing athletic performance in sports. Numerous studies have reported on applying mindfulness for improving the performance of various sports such as tennis, table tennis, shooting, cricket, archery, golf, running, hockey, swimming, and cycling. This narrative review addres...
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Objective. Playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMSD) are a common problem for the pianist. The poor upper body ergonomics influences the natural positioning of the neck and shoulders, which involves forward head posture (FHP) and rounded shoulder posture (RSP). This misaligned position could produce a sensation of pain over the upper body,...
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Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) is the mostly practiced method for assessing the practical skills among health science students. OSPE is considered as a reliable method to examine the competency level of the students through the assessment using numerous practical stations. The lack of adequate number of qualified examiners and th...
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Background: Muscle flexibility is one of the most vital aspects of fitness and health that plays an important role in the human body functions. In sports such as futsal, lower limb musculature has its principle function that the properties of these muscles influence performance and skills within the sport. The specific performance traits such as sp...
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Inversion ankle sprains (IAS) are the most common injuries in sports and recreational activities. Incomplete rehabilitation among injured athletes may result in repetitive inward ankle rolls. Furthermore, inversion ankle sprain causes damage to the superficial peroneal nerve during repeated ankle inversion and plantar flexion. This results in posit...
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Background: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) described as the major work-related health issue among the industrial workers by exposing to physical factors like overuse, poor posture and heavy lifting in the work setting. Objective: To determine the prevalence of MSDs and associated risk factors among factory workers of a selected company in Penang,...
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Background: There is an increase of forward head posture among university students due to faulty posture in their daily activities. Age, gender, usage of computer and smart phones are one of the contributing factors of forward head posture. Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of forward head posture and...
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Chronic ankle pain are reasonably common among sports injuries that leads to chronic ankle instability (CAI). When ankle gives way, pain and recurrent sprains are the characteristics of CAI reported among repeated ankle injuries. This situation may bring down life's quality that possibly leads to neurophysiological changes due to depression, anxiet...
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Athletes who encountered repeated Functional Ankle Instability (FAI), exhibit excessive foot inversion during the various phases of gait than non-injured ankle. In gait, heel strike to toe off inversion ankle movement of the foot is controlled by eccentric function of the peroneus muscle, which stabilizes the ankle joint. As such, the purpose of th...
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AIMS: Based on the limited evidence available about the intrinsic factors causing lower extremity injuries among Malaysian badminton players, this study was aimed to determine the relationship of demographic and physical characteristics to lower extremity injuries in young badminton players.METHODS: A cross-sectional study included badminton player...
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A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind. A human posture goes through a series of changes in the course of body growth and development. Postural defects are very common among high school students. Posture screening during the schooling year's helps to discover the spinal deviations, especially those related to the use of backpacks...
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Noncommunicable diseases are the number one killer globally and it could develop due to various risk factors. This cross-sectional study was aimed to identify these risk factors by assessing body mass index, waist circumference, waist to hip ratio and blood pressure and to find out the correlation between these risk factors, and cardiorespiratory f...
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The performance based student assessment during OSPE, challenge the examiners accurately capturing students' practical skills. In order to solve this problem, this study introduces a new Innovative procedure of videotaped objective structured practical examination (VOSPE) in the area of health care education to support the existing objective struct...
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Ankle injuries are the most commonly reported injuries in running and jumping sports. Functional instability of the ankle joint has been defined by Freeman as tendency for the foot to give way after an ankle sprain. Repeated ankle slips are most common in athlete’s population that therapist face and majority of injured athletes do not complete thei...

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Aimed towards managing ankle injuries in specific sports.