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Dr.Kalyana Chakravarthy Bairapareddy Academic RankASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


  • Physiotherapy for Cardiopulmonary conditions

Research Interests:

  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, Physical activity promotion and fitness, exercise prescription for prevention of diseases, Physiotherapy in Intensive care management


Master of Physiotherapy, PhD (Manipal University, India)
: Faculty in Physiotherapy department, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, India (February 2006-August 2017)
Professional Activities: • Organizing Seminars, Workshops, delivering lectures for professionals • ISO trained and certified auditor • Experience as Academic accreditation officer and Nodal officer for Allied Health Sciences programs • Certified Basic Life Support course instructor • Specialized in Physical fitness and wellness programs
1. Life member of Indian Association of Physiotherapists 2. Member of National Association of Healthcare Quality 3. Fellow in Academy of General Education, India
Selected Research Projects: • Physical activity promotion strategies for health promotion in pulmonary, cardiac and metabolic diseases • Exercise effects on visceral fat and biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases • Physiotherapy practice, early mobilization in intensive care units • Exercise training in chronic pulmonary diseases
Selected Publications Bhat, A., K. Chakravarthy, and B.K. Rao, Chest physiotherapy techniques in neurological intensive care units of India: A survey. Indian J Crit Care Med, 2014. 18(6): p. 363-8. 2. Bhat A, Chakravarthy K, Rao BK. Mobilization of patients in neurological Intensive Care Units of India: A survey. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016;20:337-4 3. Samosawala NR, Vaishali K, Kalyana BC. Measurement of muscle strength with handheld dynamometer in Intensive Care Unit. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20:21-6. 4. Shah, A.,Chakravarthy K, Maiya A, Vora V, GopeeM ., Epicardial adipose tissue thickness in young Indian overweight and obese individuals. Ann Med Health Sci Res, 2014. 4(Suppl 1): p. S56-7. 5. Snehil Dixit, Kalyana Chakravarthy,Jaya Shanker Tedla., Comparison of two walk tests in determining the claudication distance in patients suffering from peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Advanced Biomedical Research, 2015.4. 6. Mehrotra, Anupam and Chakravarthy, Kalyana and Hazari, Animesh and Kumar, Sampath A (2016) Correlation of three bioelectric method with skin fold thickness in body fat measurement in Indian obese. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7 (4). pp. 678-683. ISSN 0975-8585 7. Gopala Krishna Alaparthi, Vaishali, V Prem, Jaya ShankerTedla, Kalyana Chakravarthy, Ravi Shankar Y. Normative Values for Maximal Respiratory Pressures in Subjects Age 20 to 70 Years. A Cross-sectional Study. IJPOT 2011;5(4):60-63 8. JayashankerTedla, U V Shenoy, SharadaNayak, Kalyana Chakravarthy, Reliability of hand-held dynamometer for strength testing of knee musculature in healthy Indian pediatric population: a cross-sectional study. , J PhysTher. 2010; 2: 11-8 9. R. Dey, U. Thakur, L. Sunny, L. D'Almeida and K. Chakravarty, "Digital chest expansion measurement & its biomedical application," E-Health and Bioengineering Conference (EHB), 2015, Iasi, 2015, pp. 1-4.doi: 10.1109/EHB.2015.7391565
• Supervised and guided several undergraduate and postgraduate level research projects in Physiotherapy
• Won best innovative idea for presenting the idea on Innovation day for the prototype presentation on Speech enabled chest vibrometer • Participated in competitions held at national level for innovative ideas • Participated in Lockheed Martin-India Innovation growth program and stood one among top 50 innovative ideas submitted in 2010 • Won second prize for idea, “ Integrated respiratory exerciser” in a business plan competition held at National Institute of Technology, Suratkal in 2012 • Won second prize for paper presentation in 2nd International meet on Non Communicable Diseases held at Manipal University in collaboration with University of Alabama, USA and Madras Diabetic Research Foundation, Chennai, India Research Grants 1. The development of speech enabled chest vibrometer: DSIR, GOVT of India: Principle investigator 2. The development of pneumatic breathing resistor device: BOP Philips, Manipal, Principle investigator 3. The development of low cost combined airway clearance and inspiratory muscle training device, Manipal University: Innovation support fund for developing prototype: Principal Investigator 4. Development of chest expansion analyzer, seed money, Manipal University, Principle investigator
• Academic accreditation, internal auditing • Physiotherapy clinical services in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, intensive care units, fitness and health promotion programs • Research supervision and guidance Community services: • Foot care education for Diabetic individuals • Prevention of complications of Obesity& sedentary life style • Early detection of airflow limitation in smokers and education • Prevention of musculoskeletal diseases in computer professionals • Prevention of osteoporosis in elderly
I strongly believe that it is important for students to learn the appropriate content in the courses that I teach. I try to keep myself updated with the latest developments in the courses I teach and use the advanced teaching learning methods. My primary goal as a teacher is to maximize the critical thinking capabilities of the students. I am a proponent of active learning and use a variety of methods to encourage discussion and interaction. I always encourage my students to debate and discuss the issues in the courses I teach. As an academician with experience in accreditation, I also try to use the quality indicators in teaching learning methodology to meet the course objectives.
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