User:Joshua Samuel

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About Me

I am a Physiotherapist, presently work as Assistant Manager - Research & Development in RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation center, Bangalore, India. I graduated, Bachelors of Physiotherapy from Government Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, KK Nagar, Chennai, TN, India, which is the 2nd best Institute in Asia offering Physiotherapy.

During my graduation I have been under clinical postings treating a variety of orthopedic and neurological patients. Our institute was Government-aided and the only one that offers FREE therapy for Cerebral Palsy kids since 1979. Gradually, I developed a liking towards rehabilitation of Stroke patients during my research project, which i took up in my final year of Graduation. My study involved the use of CIMT in recovery of sub-acute stroke patients. This gave an inspiration for me to do my specialization thereafter in the field of Neurology as Masters in Neuro-Physiotherapy under Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, TN, India.

I have participated and won in Paper and Poster presentation competitions at Inter-state, National & International Level. During my period of post-graduation, I worked as a Research Associate and worked in research projects on Evidence based practice in PT, community ambulation of stroke patients, vestibular rehabilitation and cerebral palsy.

In the due course of the time my research on "KAP of EBP among PTs" got international acclamation as it got peer reviewed and accepted for presentation at the EVIDENCE LIVE 13, organised jointly by the BMJ and CEBM, University of oxford, UK.

I have also received a Grant from BMJ and CEBM, University of Oxford for the above purpose.

Ever since my 1st year of stepping into my Graduation on 2006, I have been involved with treating patients who are paralysed and in painful situations and my journey has still not ended and I believe my entry into the PHYSIOPEDIA will still more be helpful for me in my personal and professional growth & upliftment.


Graduation: Bachelor Of Physiotherapy At Government College Of Physiotherapy, G.I.R.M., K.K.Nagar, Chennai, TN, India (2006)

Post Graduation: Masters In Neurological Physiotherapy at M.S.A.J. College Of Physiotherapy, Chennai, TN, India (2011)

Trained from eminent faculties in the field of EBP in CEBM, University of Oxford, UK (2013) on:

1. Peer-reviewing a research paper
2. Teaching Evidence Based Medicine
3. Publishing a Research paper

Bobath Pediatric Approach: Module 1 from ABPA (Asian Bobath Pediatric Association), India (2014)

Professional Achievements

Got a Grant from CEBM, University of Oxford for my article on "Enriched Environment : Need in medical setup"
Joshua Samuel Rajkumar; BMJ 03/2013

International Research Presentation at the University of Oxford "Knowledge, attitude, practice & barriers towards EBP among entry and final year PG physiotherapy students- initial data"
Joshua Samuel Rajkumar; Evidence Live; 03/2013

Second Prize In National Scientific Poster Presentation (Knowledge, attitude, practice & barriers towards EBP among entry and final year PG physiotherapy students) Neuraxis – 2012 [FMMC, Mangalore, KA, India]

First Prize In Scientific Paper Presentation (CIMT Vs MVT - A Literature Review), Armonia – 2010

Third Prize In Scientific Paper Presentation (CIMT Vs MVT In Stroke Rehabilitation – A Comparative Study), Synergy – 2010

Runners Up In the National Level Quiz Competition, Synergy – 2010  

Research Publications

Enriched Environment : Need in medical setup
Joshua Samuel Rajkumar; BMJ 03/2013

Knowledge, attitude, practice & barriers towards EBP among entry and final year PG physiotherapy students - Initial data
Joshua Samuel Rajkumar; Evidence Live; 03/2013

A Protocol on the efficacy of deep knee flexion exercise on improving activities involving deep knee flexion and quality of life in persons with stroke – A Pragmatic RCT
Hariohm K, Prakash V, Vasanthan R, Joshua Samuel R, Dharani Daran J; Asia Pacific stroke conference; 09/2013

An RCT Protocol on Efficacy of Deep Knee Flexion Exercises on Improving Activities Involving Deep Knee Flexion and Quality of Life in Persons with Stroke.
Katherasapandian Hariohm, Vaidhiyalingam Prakash, Rajagopalan Vasanthan, Jaya kumar Dharani Daran, Rajkumar Joshua Samuel; Cerebrovasc Dis 2013;36(suppl 1):1-94 (DOI:10.1159/000353795)


Contact Details

Email: [ mailto:[email protected] ]

Mobile: +91 7406736141

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I am presently an Yellow belt Volunteer in the Admin Team and a member of the Neurology group, Paediatrics group, Sports Medicine group, Pain group & the Extended Scope group in Physiopedia.