Dr. Priyanshu V. Rathod, PT, PhD, is serving as a Director, School of Physiotherapy and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, RK University, Rajkot since November, 2006. Besides his clinical, academic, and administrative responsibilities at school of physiotherapy and he emphasis on professional development and social contribution. He believes and focus on Class Room Teaching (active learning) as an academician and Outcome Based Clinical Practice as a clinician. He has several research publications and serving as a chief editor for â€œphysioforum â€“ Quarterly Published (ISBN) Physiotherapy News Letterâ€ from RK University.
Dr. Priyanshu has pursued his career in Physiotherapy (BPT) from Srinivas College of Physiotherapy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India - 1999 from Mangalore University. In prior to Post Graduation Studies, he has served and practiced at Shri N M virani General Hospital (wockhardt Hospital), Rajkot, H. J Doshi General Hospital, Rajkot, Indian Redcross society, Rajkot, and Shri Ram Mantra Mandir Medical Center, Bhavnagar. He has awarded Master in Physiotherapy (MPT) from Department of Physiotherapy, M S. Ramaiah Medical college and Teaching Institute, Bangalore affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science (RGUHS) - 2004, Bangalore. He has completed Doctoral Program (PhD) in Physiotherapy Subject with areas of research on â€œe-physiotherapyâ€ from Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar - 2011. He has also completed Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE) and Post Graduate certificate in Patent Pratice (PGCPP) from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, India in 2002 and 2012 respectively.
After completion of Post-Graduation Studies, He was invited to serve as a Lecturer at SBB College of Physiotherapy, Sheth V S General Hospital, Ahmadabad, Gujarat and afterward Assistant Professor, K M Patel Institute of Physiotherapy, Shri Krishna Hospital and Pramukh Swami Medical College, Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat. He has accomplished more than 16+ years of clinical and teaching experience in field of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Research Science in renowned national institutes / hospitals.
"To expand all the horizon of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Research Science with the Hands-On-Skills, Clinical Rezoning, and Outcome Based Practice"
Areas of Teaching Interests
Exercises Physiology, Biokinesiology, Movement Science Motor Control & Learning Epidemiology, Biostatics and Research Methodology, Meta-analysis Outcome Based Practice over Evidence Based Practice Sports Injuries Biostatics Professional Orientation program Concept clearing, structured thinking (Think - Understand - Apply)
Areas of research interest
Education - Active Learning and Teaching Methodology Pathomechanics, Movement Science, Human Performance, Ergonomic Designing Functional outcome measure and Training / Exercises Soft tissue injuries, Geriatric rehabilitation, health and wellness Pain Management Tele-physiotherapy Motor Relearning Program (MRP) Meta-analysis, Biostatics and Research methodology Interdisciplinary Research