Ongoing projects

Dr. NAVIN KUMAR, Head of the department is Co-investigator for two ICMR-funded projects:

  1. “Designing and implementation of Health caremodel in patients with Stage II breast cancer (Department of Medical Oncology)
  2. Multi-centric task force study on the rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) study: ‘Assessment of unmet needs and access to assistive technologies among the general population through digital rATA tool- a cross-sectional survey in India’ (Dept of PSM)& an internal faculty project as co-investigator
  1. Effectiveness of myofascial release compared to manual lymphatic drainage in reducing post-treatment loco-regional pain and stiffness among patients undergone breast cancer surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy-A double-blinded randomized controlled trial. (Surgery department)

Completed Projects

  1. RESTORE (ayuRvedic trEatment in the rehabilitation of ischemic STrOke patients in India: A Randomized controlled trial (dept of neuromedicine): Completed;ongoing analysis
  2. Effect of Peer Volunteer Led Intervention on addressing Loneliness and its consequences among Elderly residing in Urban Field Practice Area of Jipmer. Puducheery- A single Arm Before-After intervention Study (dept of PSM): Completed;ongoing analysis

Dr. NAVIN KUMAR, Head of department is co-guide for following dissertations:

  1. MCh Surgical OncologyEffect of structured combination programme of prophylactic compression sleeve along with lymphedema education and specialized post-operative exercise rehabilitation on post-axillary dissection short term lymphedema among patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer-A Randomized Controlled Trial.
  1. MS Orthopedics “Assessment of QoL, Functional independence and community integration among the patients with paraplegia due to SCI”
  2. MD Pediatrics Prevalence of chronic hemophilic arthropathy in children with hemophilia A treated in a tertiary care institute in south India- A cohort study
  3. MPH (PSM Dept) Effectiveness of Elders Social Network in Motivating Peer Elders in seeking Physiotherapy Services in a selected Primary Health Centre, Puducherry, India – A Parallel Arm Quasi-Experimental Design
  4. MSc Nursing (Medical Surgical Nursing) Effectiveness of intradialytic exercise on, Quality of life, functional ability and prevalence of intradialytic hypotension among patients undergoing hemodialysis at a tertiary care hospital : a randomized controlled trial.
  5. MD Anaesthesia (completed June 2023)“Comparison of the analgesic efficacy of intra-articular steroid injections and combination therapy with supra-scapular nerve block in adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder joint”
  1. MS Orthopedics (Completed Jun 2022)“Changes in patellofemoral kinematics Secondary to anterior cruciate ligament Reconstruction in young adults: A cross sectional observational study”
  1. MCh Surgical Oncolgy (Completed Jun 2022)“Assessment of arm, shoulder and hand dysfunction and its clinicosocial and treatment determinants among patients after neck dissection for head and neck cancers
  1. MPH(Completed May 2022)“ Effect of the combined intervention of yoga and PT as compared to only PT on Lower Limb Muscle strength , balance and ROM among elderly residing in urban field practice area of JIPMER, Puducherry: A parallel, non-arm RCT”

Mrs. Bandana Senapati, Junior Occupational Therapist co-guide for MD paediatrics dissertation

  • Effect of a protocolized nutritional management plan on the growth of children with CP: A progressive single arm clinical study


  1. Jayan J, Narayan SK, Haniffa YN, Kumar N. Somatosensory evoked potentials amplitude is enhanced after non-invasive brain stimulation in chronic ischemic stroke: Preliminary results from a randomised control trial. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2023 Nov 10;33(1):107418. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2023.107418. PMID: 37951083.
  2. K P Priyadharshan, Navin Kumar (Corresponding author), D Shanmugam, D Kadambari and Sitanshu Sekhar Kar Quality of life in lower limb amputees: a cross-sectional study from a tertiary care center of South India Prosthetics and Orthotics International June 2022 DOI: 10.1097/PXR.0000000000000108
  3. Dr.Sumit Kumar Goyal, Dr. Navin Kumar (Corresponding author), Dr. Gopisankar Balaji, Dr. Jagdish Menon, Dr. Sandeep Nema, Dr. J. Mohanakrishnan Short-term functional outcomes in five strand hamstring graft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction among young adults- a prospective pilot study Journal of Medical Science and Clinical ResearchJun 2021; 9(6): 55-62 doi:
  4. Padmapriyadarsini V, Navin K (Corresponding author), Abdul Gafoor S, Chitra G A comparison of functional assessment of pre- and post-surgical carpal tunnel syndrome using Boston carpal tunnel questionnaire and nerve conduction study: A prospective study from a tertiary center of south India Global Journal for Research Analysis Oct 2021; 10(10):117-120 DOI: 10.36106/gjra
  5. Jagadevan M, Mohanakrishnan B, Balaji G, Murugesan S, Fletcher J, Kumar N, Ramalingam T. Isometric quadriceps pressure difference: A simple and cost-effective tool to identify and regain quadriceps muscle strength following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - A case series. Malaysian Journal of Movement, Health & Exercise 2022 Aug;11(1):37-41. DOI:10.4103/mohe.mohe_18_22
  6. Bandana Senapati“Role of Occupational Therapy to promote effective breastfeeding in Down Syndrome- A case report”, IJAR, Volume-11, August 2021
Last Updated :27-Dec-2023