User:Vidya Acharya

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Name[edit | edit source]

Vidya V Acharya

Physiopedia Awards[edit | edit source]


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About Me[edit | edit source]

My name is Vidya V Acharya. I am a physiotherapist with a post-graduation in Neuro-physiotherapy.

My Role at Physiopedia[edit | edit source]

I started as a volunteer with Physiopedia in March 2018. I create and review content on Physiopedia and also update pages with new and evidence-based research.

Education[edit | edit source]

Masters of Physiotherapy in Neurophysiotherapy field from Seth G.S.Medical College & King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, (University of Mumbai)-2005

Bachelor of Physiotherapy from College of Physiotherapy, Pune.(University of Pune)-2001 

Workshops & Courses[edit | edit source]

Participated actively in the conference and speciality courses Asia-Pacific Childhood Disability Update, APCDU 2005, Mumbai.

Completed 8 contact hrs. continuing education program on 'Treatment of the Shoulder Girdle for Dynamic Stability, Postural control and Functional Outcomes' by Gail Ritchie-OTR at APCDU 2005, Mumbai.

Participated in the Medical Educational Technology Cell workshop: The art of Teaching medical students at Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai - March & Sept 2004.

Participated in the course on 'Mechanical Dysfunctions of the Pelvic Girdle' by Dr Snigdha Mehta-P.T., Mumbai - Dec 2003.

Attended course on 'Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation' at Sir H.N. Hospital, Mumbai - Oct 2003.

Attended 12 contact hrs. each in the course: NH/IAP-MMI workshop on 'Lumbo – Pelvic / Cervico-Shoulder Complex' - Jan 2002.

Attended the workshop on 'Taping of peripheral joints' by Dr Shyam Chabria-P.T, at Ruby Hospital, Pune - Jan 2002.

Attended 40 hrs. courses on 'Introduction to Neurodevelopmental Treatment' by Dr Asha Chitins-P.T. Oct 2001.

Professional Affiliations[edit | edit source]

Worked as:

A physiotherapist (pediatric and adult neuro-rehabilitation) at Bombay Hospital.

Junior Physiotherapist at Jaslok Hospital.

Assistant Lecturer at Dr D.Y.Patil College of Physiotherapy. 


Member of Indian Association of Physiotherapists.

Publications[edit | edit source]

The paper 'To study the effect of mental practice on one leg standing balance in an elderly population' is published in the journal Physiotherapy, The Journal of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists-April 2006, Vol.2-Issue:1 and in Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - An International Journal-2013, Vol.7-Issue: 1

Also presented the scientific paper on this study in the 44th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists- January 2006, held at Ahmedabad, India and received 2nd best paper prize.

Activities & interests[edit | edit source]

Playing badminton, running, playing the piano.

Contributions[edit | edit source]

Clonus of the Ankle Test ‎

Inverted Supinator Test 

Clinical Frailty Scale

Rehabilitation Governance

Contracture Management in Spinal Cord Injury


Smith's Fracture

Cancer Pain

Heart Arrhythmias: Assessment

Cultural Competence in the Refugee Context

Blood Flow Restriction Training

Microbiome and Movement

Brief Interventions for Physical Activity

Adductor Magnus

Wheelchair Preparation

Where you can find me[edit | edit source]