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Director's Profile

"Dr Shabnam Agarwal (PhD) is a clinician, educator and researcher. She is a specialist musculo-skeletal physiotherapist, practicing in Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata, as the Chief Physiotherapist, since the past 20 years. She is also the Director Education of Nopany Institute of Healthcare Studies and Nopany Institute of Professional Studies. The former is a Post-Graduate (PG) level college of Physiotherapy, affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS). She is on the PG Board of Studies of the WBUHS. She is the Honorary Consultant Physiotherapist to His Excellency Governor of West Bengal. She served as a member of the Central Scientific Committee, Indian Association of Physiotherapists from 2004-2006. She is regularly invited as a panelist, speaker or moderator in National and Regional conferences and has been a WCPT conference reviewer for presentations and workshops.

Besides being a clinician and involved in academics, Dr Shabnam continues to be deeply interested in research. It is her belief that research is a way to pay back the profession by advancement of knowledge. She has presented her research in both national and international forums as well as published in reputed journals.

She received her master's degree in Orthopedic physiotherapy from University of Wales, College of Medicine Cardiff. Her PhD from Curtin University, Perth, investigated outcomes of treatment in cervical radiculopathy and thus her continued clinical research interests include spine treatment and rehabilitation. She uses modern concepts of exercise therapy in her clinical practice.

Dr Shabnam lectures and conducts workshops on Cervical Spine and Upper Quadrant muscular dysfunction and rehabilitation. Assessment techniques combine basic principles of anatomy and biomechanics with advanced level knowledge of neurophysiological and musculoskeletal control. Multi-approach techniques for intervention are essentially based on low threshold muscle recruitment and motor control inefficiency. Both are causative and/or result in faulty static and dynamic postures and movement patterns.

Further, as a speaker of the Theraband academy at the black level, she conducts workshops on basic and advanced uses of bands and balls to clinicians as well as PG students."

News & Events

Online Class Schedule - BPT Online Class Schedule - MPT Admission 2020 - 2021 MPT Admission 2020
  • April 2020

    NIHS has started online classes for continuation of studies during this pandemic period of COVID 19.

  • March 2020

    Organized a Physiotherapy camp for Musculoskeletal (MS) pain for all Kolkata Police Traffic Guards at the Institute premises on 6th & 7th March 2020.

  • February 2020

    2nd Year & 3rd Year BPT Examination 2019 were commenced.

  • January 2020

    03.01.2020College reopen

    06.01.2020NIHS college picnic was organized at Abakash near Barasat. Student participated in different games organized.

    08.01.2020Final BPT Examination 2019 commenced.

    10.01.2020NIHS Faculty members were invited as speaker in Annual Conference of Society of Indian Physiotherapists (SIP).

  • December 2019

    Organised Cancer Rehabilitation Workshop with Resource Person Dr. Shailendra Mehta.

    Organised Free Physiotherapy and Mobility aids distribution camp in collaboration with Rotary Club Of Calcutta, Chowrenghee.

  • November 2019

    Induction of MPT, Fitfeet camp at Bangalore, 16th November.

    Organised SIP-TALK on Manifestations of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome by Dr. Upendra Goswami, 01st Nov, 2019.

  • October 2019

    Durga Puja vacation starts from 05th October and college reopen on 20th Oct.

    Dr. Shabnam Agarwal received award from vice chancellor of Janardhan Rai University and sharing stage with Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan.

    Dr. Shabnam Agarwal received award from vice chancellor of Janardhan Rai University and sharing stage with Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan.

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