Ongoing projects

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

  1. RESTORE (ayuRvedic trEatment in the rehabilitation of ischemic STrOke patients in India: A Randomized controlled trial (dept of neuromedicine)
  2. Effect of Peer Volunteer Led Intervention on addressing Loneliness and its consequences among Elderly residing in Urban Field Practice Area of Jipmer. Puducherry- A single Arm Before-After intervention Study (dept of PSM)
  3. co-investigator in a multi-centric study (non-funded)"The Effect of Intensive versus Conventional Glycemic Control for the healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcer: A Randomized Control Trial" (Dept of endocrinology) & 
  1. an internal faculty project as co-investigator "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)

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

  1. MD Pulmonary Medicine
    • “Effectiveness of structured training and sustained motivation by telephone call reminders of Pulmonary Rehab compared to conventional pharmacotherapy on the QoL of patients with ILD attending a tertiary care: A RCT”
  1. MD Anaesthesia
    • “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
    • “Assessment of QoL, Functional independence and community integration among the patients with paraplegia due to SCI”
  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 Oncology (Completed Jun 2022)
    • “Assessment of arm, shoulder and hand dysfunction and its clinic social 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 the urban field practice area of JIPMER, Puducherry: A parallel, non-arm RCT”
  1. 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. 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 DOI: 10.1097/PXR.0000000000000108
  2. 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:
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Bandana Senapati“Role of Occupational Therapy to promote effective breastfeeding in Down Syndrome- A case report”, IJAR, Volume-11, August 2021
Last Updated :02-Nov-2022