Physiotherapy

Mr. Saurab Sharma

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Asst. Professor, Musculoskeletal

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Education:
Master of Physiotherapy, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India, 2013

Awards:

  • March 2016 – Receiver of International Bursary Award by International Federation of Orthopedic and Manipulative Physical Therapy, Glasgow.
  • May 2015 -  Receiver of International Association for Study of Pain (IASP) collaborative research grant with Dr. Mark P Jensen, PhD, Professor at University of Washington, Seattle in 2015.
  • March 2015- First Prize on Poster Presentation at PainAdelaide Conference 2015 held at Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  • Year 2002 - Best out-going student in 10+2 Examination: Himalayan White House International College, Naya Baneswar, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Year 2000 - Best out-going student in S.L.C. Sunrise Boarding School, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Experience:

  • 2013 onwards - Lecturer, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel
  • 2008 – 2011 – Teaching assistant/ physiotherapist, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences/ Dhulikhel Hospital Kathmandu University Hospital, Dhulikhel

Training:

  • March 2015 - Workshop on "Explain Pain – 3" conducted by Dr. Lorimer Moseley, Dr. David Butler, Dr. Kevin Vowles, Dr. Robert Coghill in the Rydges of Swanston, Melbourne. [3 days]
  • November 2014 - Workshop on "Manual Therapy of the Lumbar Spine" conducted by Dr. Joshua A Cleland, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, organized by Nepal Physiotherapy Association, 23rd November, 2014. [Credit Hours: 7]
  • September 2014 - One week course on "Qualitative Research" Workshop, conducted by Nepal Health Research Council, Ram Shah Path, Nepal. [6 days]
  • August 2012 - International Workshop on Exercise Testing and Prescription conducted by Dr. Peter H Brubaker, Professor at Department of Health and Sport Science, Wake Forest University, USA and Dr. Larry F Hamm, Professor and Director of Clinical Exercise Physiology Program, George Washington University, USA held in Manipal University, India: [Contact hours: 21]
  • June 2012 - Workshop on "Mobilisation of the Nervous System" including lectures on pain sciences, neuroanatomy, neurodynamics, assessment and treatment of altered physical health of the nervous system. Supervised practical sessions include palpation of nervous system, active and passive mobilisation of the nervous system and treatment techniques, Conducted by Dr. Michel Coppieters, PhD, PT, Senior NOI course Instructor, Neuro Orthopedic Institute, Australasia, hosted by Department of Physiotherapy, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kavre, Nepal. [Contact hours: 14 hours]

Major publications:

  • S. Sharma, M. Jensen. (125) The words people use to describe chronic pain: A cross-cultural comparison. Journal of Pain. April 2016. Volume 17, Issue 4, Supplement, Page S7. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2016.01.028
  • Sharma, S., Shrestha, S., Jensen, M.P. Pain-related factors associated withlost work days in nurses with low back pain: A cross-sectional study. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. April 2016. Volume 11, Pages 36–41. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2015.11.007
  • Invited Editorial- Nepal Physiotherapy Association. The Role of Physical Therapists in the Medical Response Team Following a Natural Disaster: Our Experience in Nepal. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015;45(9):644-646. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.0108
  • Sharma S, Balthillaya G, Rao R,Mani R.Effectiveness of neural sliders and neural tensioners as an adjunct to static stretching on hamstrings flexibility: A randomized controlled trial. Physiotherapy. 101:E1372 · MAY 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.1311
  • Sharma S, Balthillaya G, Rao R,Mani R. Short-term effectiveness of neural sliders and neural tensioners as an adjunct to static stretching of Hamstrings on knee extension angle in healthy individuals: A randomized controlled trial. Phys Ther Sport. 2016 Jan;17:30-7. doi:10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.03.003. Epub 2015 Mar 17.

Paper presentations:

  • May 2016 – "The words people use to describe chronic pain: A cross-cultural comparison" at American Pain Society Conference held in Austin, TX, USA.
  • December 2015 - Invited Talk on "Role of Physiotherapy in Trauma Care and Disaster Management" at Ashok and Rita Patel Institute of Physiotherapy. Charusat, Gujrat, India.
  • May 2015 - "Effect of Neural Mobilization on Hamstring  Flexibility: A Randomized Controlled Trial" at World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Singapore.
  • March 2015 - "Factors associated with lost work days among nurses: A Cross Sectional Study" at Pain Adelaide Conference 2015 held at Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  • March 2013 - Scientific paper presentation on "Effect of Neural Mobilization on Hamstring  Flexibility: A Randomized Controlled Trial" on 34th Indian Association of Sports Medicine Congress organised by Indian Association of Sports Medicine in Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India

Affiliations:

  • 2015 – Present - Subject CommitteeMember, Nepal Health Professional         Council (NHPC), Baasbhari, Nepal
  • 2014 - Present  - Member, Institutional Review Committee, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kavre, Nepal
  • 2013 - Present - Member of International Association for the Study of Pain   (Membership number – 74948)
  • 2010 - Present   - Advisor, Nepal Physiotherapy Association (NEPTA)
  • 2010 – 2011 - President, Physiotherapist Society of Nepal (PSN)