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Dr.Ibrahim Moustafa Moustafa Acting Chair of Physiotherapy Department Academic RankAssociate professor

Specialization:

  • Physical Therapy

Research Interests:

  • Structural rehabilitation of the spine- Posture.- EMG and evoked potential studies- Spinal mobilizations and manipulations- Pain management - Biomechanics of the spine - Sensorimotor integration - Headache and dizziness- Fibromyalgia - Chiropractic

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B.Sc. of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt, 1998. M.Sc. of Physical Therapy Cairo University, Egypt, 2004. Title of thesis: Dermatomal somatosensory evoked potential demonstration of nerve root function after 2-way traction. Ph.D. of Physical Therapy, 2009, Cairo University, Egypt, Title of thesis: Remodeling of thoracolumbar orthosis in view of three dimensional analysis and its therapeutic application.
Visiting academic –Physiotherapy department-College of health sciences /University of Sharjah , UAE form 2016- till now Associate professor-Basic science department – Faculty of Physical Therapy --Cairo University-Egypt from 2014-2016. Assistant professor -Basic science department – Faculty of Physical Therapy– Cairo University-Egypt from 2009-2014. Lecturer-Basic science department – Faculty of Physical Therapy-Cairo University –Egypt-from 2004-2009. Demonstrator–Basic science department–Faculty of Physical Therapy -Cairo University –Egypt-from 1999-2004.
Managing editor of Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy Cairo University Since 2015 January ISSN 1110-6611 published by Medknow Membership of Journal Editorial Boards Editorial board member of Journal of Pain Management & Medicine Editorial board member of Austin spine journal Service as Reviewer for Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, Disability and rehabilitation journal, Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy Clinical rehabilitation journal. Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation . Austin spine journal Journal of Taibah university Journal of Pain Research International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation We covered one session in the Professional diploma in vestibular science course 2017 under the title Vestibular rehabilitation Therapy .we highlighted the role of physical therapy rehabilitation in different vestibular disorders
The effect of weight loss on normalization of postural control, gait performance and associated maladaptive neuroplastic changes. A two year prospective cohort study [ submitted to jalila foundation but not accepted yet]
Moustafa IM, Diab AA, Harrison DE. Brief report: does rehabilitation of cervical lordosis influence sagittal cervical spine flexion extension kinematics in cervical spondylotic radiculopathy subjects? Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2017 (in press) Publisher IOS Press Shimaa T. Abu El Kasem , Omaima M. Kattabie , Neveen A. Abdel Raoof , Ibrahim M. Moustafa .Effect of forward Head Posture on Sensorimotor Integration Int J Physiother. Vol 4(2), 118-125, April (2017 Moustafa IM, Diab AA, Harrison DE, Taha S. The addition of a sagittal cervical posture corrective orthotic device to a multimodal rehabilitation program improves short and long term outcomes in patients with discogenic cervical radiculopathy.Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Dec;97(12):2034-2044. Publisher Elsevier Moustafa IM, Diab AA, Harrison DE. The effect of normalizing the sagittal cervical configuration on dizziness, neck pain, and cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility: a 1-year randomized controlled study. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2017 Feb;53(1):57-71 Publisher, Edizioni Minerva Medica. Moustafa IM, Diab AA, Harrison DE. The effect of normalizing the sagittal cervical configuration for the management of cervicogenic headaches: a 2-year pilot randomized controlled trial.Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2016 in press. Publisher, Mosby Moustafa IM, Diab AA. The addition of upper cervical manipulative therapy in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Rheumatology International.2015 Jul; 35(7):1163-74. doi: 10.1007/s00296-015-3248-7. Publisher, Springer. Moustafa IM, Diab AA. The effect of adding forward head posture corrective exercises in the management of lumbosacral radiculopathy: randomized controlled study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2015 Mar-Apr;38(3):167-78. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.11.009. Publisher, Mosby. Moustafa IM, Diab AA. Multimodal treatment program comparing 2 different traction approaches for patients with discogenic cervical radiculopathy: a randomized controlled trial. J Chiropr Med. 2014 Sep; 13(3):157-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2014.07.003.Publisher, Elsevier. Diab AA1, Moustafa IM. The efficacy of lumbar extension traction for sagittal alignment in mechanical low back pain: a randomized trial. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2013; 26(2):213-20. doi: 10.3233/BMR-130372.Publisher, IOS Press. Moustafa IM, Diab AA. Extension traction treatment for patients with discogenic lumbosacral radiculopathy: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2013 Jan; 27(1):51-62. doi: 10.1177/0269215512446093. Epub 2012 Jun 8.Publisher, SAGE Publications DiabAA, MoustafaIM.Lumbar lordosis rehabilitation for pain and lumbar segmental motion in chronic mechanical low back pain: a randomized trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012 May; 35(4): 246-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.04.021.Publisher, Mosby Diab AA, Moustafa IM. The efficacy of forward head correction on nerve root function and pain in cervical spondylotic radiculopathy: a randomized trial. Clin Rehabil. 2012 Apr; 26(4):351-61. doi: 10.1177/0269215511419536. Epub 2011 Sep 21.Publisher, SAGE Publications. Moustafa IM, Diab AA, Harrison DE. Brief report: does rehabilitation of cervical lordosis influence sagittal cervical spine flexion extension kinematics in cervical spondylotic radiculopathy subjects? Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (in press) Publisher IOS Press Diab RH, Hamed R, Moustafa IM. Efficacy of McKenzie protocol on non-specific neck pain. International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research,Int J Physiother Res 2016, Vol 4(5):1631-38.Publisher IJPHY Publishers Moustafa I, Diab A. Does Improvement Towards A normal Cervical Sagittal Configuration Aid in the Management of Fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial Bull. Fac. Ph. Th. Cairo Univ 18(2) 2013. Moustafa I, Diab A, Ahmed A, Harrison D. New RCT Shows Improved Pain, Motion & Nerve Function with Lordosis Correction. American journal of clinical chiropractic 2010. Moustafa I, Diab A. New Bracing Concept in the Treatment of Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain: A Randomized Trial. Bull. Fac. Ph. Th. Cairo Univ 14(2) 2009. Conference Papers Moustafa I, Diaab A, Taha S, Harrison D.Demonstration of central conduction time and neuroplastic changes after cervical lordosis rehabilitation in asymptomatic subjects: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial . The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) DC .2017 Moustafa I, Diaab A, Harrison D. Randomized controlled trial on denneroll and lumbar radiculopathy. accepted in WFC (world federation of chiropractic ) congress. 2015, Athens. Moustafa I, Diaab A, Harrison D. 2-way traction for cervical spondylotic dizziness accepted in WFC (world federation of chiropractic) congress. Athens 2015. Moustafa I, Diaab A, Ahmed A, Harrison D. The efficacy of cervical lordosis rehabilitation for nerve root function, pain, and segmental motion in cervical spondylotic radiculopathy", wcpt, holland, 21 june 2011. Published in physiotherapy volume 97 supplement S1. Ahmed A. Moustafa I, Elgayed S, Ibrahim I. Polarity effect of microcurrent electrical stimulation on tendon healings: biomechanical and histopathological studies WCPT, Holland, 22 June 2011. Published in physiotherapy volume 97 supplement S1. Other Publications Moustafa I, Diab A.Does Improvement Towards A normal Cervical Sagittal Configuration Aid in the Management of Fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial Bull. Fac. Ph. Th. Cairo Univ 18(2) 2013. Moustafa I, Diab A,Ahmed A,Harrison D.New RCT Shows Improved Pain, Motion & Nerve Function with Lordosis Correction. American journal of clinical chiropractic 2010.
Influence of positive anterior mobilization on lumbar intervertebral movement in mechanical low back pain 2010 Efficacy of denneroll traction on restoring normal sagittal configuration of lumbar spine 2011 Efficacy of posterioanterior mobilization on nerve root function in patients with cervical disc prolapse2011 Validity of rasterography for measirng pelvic parameters 2011 Nerve root function at different traction angles 2012 3D posture aberrations in cervical spondylosis 2012 influence of forward head posture on thoracic outlet syndrome2012 Efficacy of transcrnial laser on senosiomotor integration2014 Active versus passive stretching on intervertebral movement 2015 Effect of forward Head Posture on Sensorimotor Integration 2015 Efficacy of 3D cervicothoracic orthosis on chronic non specific neck pain 2015
International publication award Cairo University -2013. International publication award Cairo University -2014. International publication award Cairo University -2015. Mediterranean Region original research Poster award –Athena- 2015 Chiropractic Biophysics Researcher of the Year award 2016 International publication award Cairo University -2017
My teaching philosophy is based on a strong belief in student engagement and participation. My responsibility is to engage the students; theirs is to participate. Effective teaching requires teacher-student two-way interactions. As a teacher, I do not just provide information to students but also care about their progress in the class. Students should not just memorize information without thinking. To stimulate students’ engagement and participation, I try to relate class materials to their previous experiences and their future goals. In addition, I encourage students to ask questions. Answering students’ questions is easy; however, I ask students to give their opinion or their thoughts first. I understand that some students may not have the courage to ask questions during class. I assign students to write a short summary of each topic and students can write down their questions with their own thoughts or opinions. This method helps students to understand their strengths and weaknesses in the class, and also helps me to improve future classes. It helps me to be flexible and change future lesson plans to meet students’ needs.
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