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Prof. Shabnam Agarwal

Profile

Prof. Shabnam Agarwal is a dedicated clinician, innovative educator and serious researcher.

She is a specialist Musculo-skeletal physiotherapist, practicing in Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata, as the Chief Physiotherapist, since the past 25 years. Although a dedicated clinician, her passion for professional advancement and developing well trained graduate physiotherapists in eastern India led her into Academics, which saw her as Director Education of Nopany Institute of Healthcare Studies (NIHS), the first private physiotherapy college in Kolkata in 2004. As NIHS gradually became a centre of excellence, Dr Agarwal was entrusted with the responsibility of Nopany Institute of Management Studies. She is currently the secretary of the Nopany Foundation trust which runs the two institutions.

She has the distinction of being the honorary consultant Physiotherapist to His Excellency, Governor of West Bengal.

With a Masters from University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK and a PhD from Curtin University, Western Australia, Dr Agarwal combines this extensive academic exposure with her vast experience in both academics and clinicals.

Education

  • PhD, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (2011)
  • M.Sc. Orthopaedic Physiotherapy,University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK (1998)

Certifications

  • 1998 - The McKenzie Institute, UK, Part A – Lumbar Spine
  • 2000 - The McKenzie Institute, UK, Part B- Cervical Spine
  • 2000 - Kinetic Control, UK, Dynamic Stability and Muscle Balance of the Cervical Spine and Upper Quadrant
  • 2007 - Theraband Academy, USA, Train the Trainer

Area of Competence and Interest

  • Clinical reasoning
  • Clinical skills- spine specialist
  • Expert patient care and handling
  • Counselling
  • Clinical and epidemiological research
  • Bridging theory with practice

Academic Courses Taught

  • Research Methodology
  • Women’s Health
  • Manual Therapy

Clinical Experience

  • 1993 - Chief Physiotherapist, Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata, India
  • 1992 - 1993 Physiotherapist, Spastics Society of Eastern India, Kolkata, India

Academic Experience

  • 2020 - Secretary- Nopany Foundation
  • 2017 - Director Education, Nopany Group of Institutions
  • 2002 - Director Education, Nopany Institute of Healthcare Studies, Kolkata, India

Training Programs

  • The Global Concept Of MSK Problems - Assessment & Management - Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2018
  • Cervical Spine stability and dynamic Muscle imbalance at Kolkata 2005, 2015, Bhubneshwar 2015, Dehradun 2015
  • Bands, Ball and Balance – Kolkata 2008, Ghaziabad 2013, Bhubneswar 2014, Udaipur 2016, Dhaka 2016, Gujarat 2015
  • Train and Treat with Bands and Ball- Kolkata 2010, 2012, 2018; Delhi 2012, 2014, Dehradun 2013, Colombo 2014
  • Gait - an Analysis of its Neuro - musculo - Skeletal Components – 2012, 2013
  • Core Stability and Balance – Dehradun 2012, Delhi 2012
  • Elastic Resistance Training: from Basics to Functional Rehabilitation – Dehradun 2012, Ghaziabad 2012; Delhi 2012

Editorial Services

  • 2018 - Editorial Board member, (i) International Journal of Physiotherapy and Cancer (ii) Rehabilitation Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • 2018 - Member of International Society of Physiotherapy Journal Editors
  • 2016 - Editor: Journal of Society of Indian Physiotherapists
  • 2004 - 2007 - Member Editorial Board of the Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapists

Awards

  • 2018 - ESCEO-Eli Lilly Scholarship at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO Congress, Krakow, Poland
  • 2018 - Best Academician Award at the OMPTCON, Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • 2016- Significant Contribution Award for excellent academic contribution in the field of physiotherapy, Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University
  • 2015 - Best Clinician Award, received at the 1st PiCON, Bhubneshwar
  • 2009 - CP Nair Oration award for professional contribution and excellence in research and academics by the IAP, the 4th WCPT -AWP and IAP congress, Mumbai
  • 2008 - Senior Science Paper Award at the 46th Annual Conference of the IAP, Dehradun
  • 2003 - Best Senior Science Paper Award at the 41st Annual conference of the IAP, Mumbai
  • 1999 - Best Junior Science Paper Award at the 37th Annual Conference of the IAP, Chennai
  • 1997 - Best Junior Science Paper Award at the 35th Annual Conference of the IAP, Calcutta
  • 1993 - Best Student’s Award at the Annual Conference of the I.A.P.
  • 1992 - Gold Medal - Dip. P.T.
  • 1991 - Governor’s Medal, Raj Bhavan, Kolkata
  • 1990 - Silver Medal at the All-India Basic Leadership Camp, New Delhi

Research Areas

  • Sarcopenia in India
  • Osteoarthritis in the Indian population
  • Cervical spine radiculopathy

Publications

  • Saha S, Sur M, Ray Chaudhuri G, Agarwal S
    EFFECTS OF MIRROR THERAPY ON OEDEMA, PAIN AND FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN PATIENTS WITH POSTSTROKE SHOULDER - HAND SYNDROME: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL.
    Physiother Res Int.2021;1–8. doi.org/10.1002/pri.1902
  • S. Agarwal , G. Raychaudhuri , M. Sur, Hassan M
    Translation of the questionnaire ‘Sarcopenia- Quality of Life’ into Bangla
    http://www.sarqol.org/en/downloads/bangla September 2020
  • Pradhan A, Raj R, Ray Chaudhuri G, Agarwal S, Basak T
    FUNCTIONAL BALANCE & GAIT BALANCE IN NORMAL GERIATRIC POPULATION: BY GAIT TRAINING WITH MULTIPLE TASK.
    Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. October-December 2018; 12(4);39-45.
  • Basak T, Pal TK, Agarwal S.
    A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE EFFICACY OF ISCHAEMIC COMPRESSION AND DRY NEEDLING WITH MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUE IN PATIENTS WITH UPPER TRAPEZIUS MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS.
    International Journal of Health Science and Research; 2018;8(4): 74-81.
  • Basak T, Pal TK, Agarwal S.
    COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF WRIST MANIPULATION, PROGRESSIVE EXERCISES AND BOTH TREATMENTS IN PATIENTS WITH TENNIS ELBOW.
    International Journal of Health Science and Research; 2018; 8(4): 87-94.
  • Pradhan A, Ray Chaudhuri G, Agarwal S.
    EFFECT OF TASK ORIENTED TRAINING WITH OR WITHOUT TRUNK RESTRAINT ON REACHING ACTIVITY IN ADULT HEMIPARESIS.
    Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy;2018;12(1): 7-11
  • Agarwal S, Pradhan A, RayChaudhuri G, Das S.
    PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG AUTO-RICKSHAW DRIVERS IN URBAN KOLKATA.
    INT.J.CURR.RES.ACA.REV. 2017.; 5(5), 85-92. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.505.011
  • Dhar S, Agarwal S
    EFFECTIVENESS OF AN ELASTIC BAND EXERCISE PROTOCOL IN TRI-COMPARTMENTAL OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE
    Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy., Vol. 9, No. 2,April-June- 2015
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT
    CLINICAL PREDICTION RULE FOR RESPONDERS TO SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF SPONDYLOTIC CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY AT ONE YEAR
    Physiotherapy, volume 101, Supplement 1, Pages e36-37, May 2015
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Edmondston S
    CLINICAL PREDICTION RULE FOR CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY AT 3 AND 12 MONTHS FOLLOW-UP
    Physiotherapy, Vol.97, Supplement S1, Pages- es32-33, June 2011
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT
    SEGMENTAL CERVICAL VERTEBRAL MOTION AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES
    Physiotherapy, Vol.97, Supplement S1, Pages- es32-33, June2011
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Agarwal A, Singer KP
    RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE HINDI VERSION OF THE NECK PAIN AND DISABILITY SCALE IN CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY PATIENTS
    Disabil Rehabil 2006, 28(22): 1405-12
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    EVALUATION OF CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION IN A CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY PATIENT GROUP AND A MATCHED CONTROL GROUP USING THE SPINT-T GONIOMETER
    Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, 2005; 9(2): 93-101
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    VALIDATION OF THE SPIN T GONIOMETER – A CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION DEVICE
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005; 28(8): 604-609.
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    THE RELIABILITY OF THE SPIN T CERVICAL GONIOMETER IN MEASURING CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION IN AN ASYMPTOMATIC INDIAN POPULATION
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005; 28(7): 487-492
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    THE RELIABILITY OF THE SPIN T CERVICAL GONIOMETER IN MEASURING CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION IN AN ASYMPTOMATIC INDIAN POPULATION
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005; 28(7): 487-492
  • Agarwal S., Chakroborty P.K. and Banerjee D.P. (1993)
    A STUDY OF THE PATTERN OF MUSCLE INVOLVEMENT IN GUILLAIN BARRE' SYNDROME
    Journal of the IAP, December: 23-30

Conference Presentations

  • Prof. Shabnam Agarwal
    Exercise prescription for the sarcopenic older adult
    Presented: KLE UNIVERSITY QUADRANS 2021 through video conferencing, 26th February 2021
  • Prof. Shabnam Agarwal
    The Covid Battle- Do Physios have a Role?
    Presented: WEB CON – SOCIETY OF INDIAN PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, 16th January 2021
  • Prof. Shabnam Agarwal
    PREVENTIVES for common viral diseases (including dengue)
    Presented: Bhownipore Education Society through video conferencing, 25th August 2020
  • S. Agarwal , G. Raychaudhuri , T. Basak , M. Sur, N. Samad
    PREVALENCE OF SARCOPENIA IN EASTERN INDIA
    Presented: Poster no. ID1522, at the Virtual WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress (World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases), Barcelona, Spain, August 2020
  • Prof. Shabnam Agarwal
    Muscular dysfunction and instability in the Cervical spine
    Presented: 5th Annual Physio Help Event INMEDICA 2020, Dehradun, 26th July 2020
  • Prof. Shabnam Agarwal
    Health & Wellness in Lockdown
    Presented: Physionews 24 Channel, Bangladesh through video conferencing, 2nd May 2020
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT
    SEGMENTAL CERVICAL VERTEBRAL CURVATURE AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES FOLLOWING CONSERVATIVE INTERVENTIONS FOR CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY
    Presented: Poster no. P243, at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress (World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases), Krakow, Poland, April 20; 2018.
  • Agarwal S, Sarma A
    A CLINICALTRIAL COMPARING FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES IN TRICOMPARTMENTAL OA KNEEPATIENTS TREATED WITH A PNEUMATIC UNLOADING BRACE AND RESISTED HIP AND KNEEEXERCISES
    Presented: Poster no. P268, at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress (World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritisand Musculoskeletal Diseases), Krakow, Poland, April 20; 2018.
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT
    CLINICAL PREDICTION RULE FOR RESPONDERS TO SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF SPONDYLOTIC CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY AT ONE YEAR
    Presented: Platform Rapid 5 Presentation, PLR5-06, Abstract number -613-0000-02972, at the International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Singapore, May 1-4, 2015.
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Edmondston S
    CLINICAL PREDICTION RULE FOR CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY AT 3 AND 12 MONTHS FOLLOW-UP
    Presented: Research report platform presentation number RR-PL-1669, 16th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, 2011
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT
    SEGMENTAL CERVICAL VERTEBRAL MOTION AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES
    Presented: Research report poster display number RR-PO-205-6-Tue, 16th International congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, 2011
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Agarwal A, Singer KP
    RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE HINDI VERSION OF THE NECK PAIN AND DISABILITY SCALE IN CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY PATIENTS
    Presented: Infocommat, New Delhi 2007
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    EVALUATION OF CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION IN A CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY PATIENT GROUP AND A MATCHED CONTROL GROUP USING THE SPINT-T GONIOMETER
    Presented: at the 43rd Annual Conference of the IAP, Hyderabad, 2005
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    THE RELIABILITY OF THE SPIN T CERVICAL GONIOMETER IN MEASURING CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION IN AN ASYMPTOMATIC INDIAN POPULATION
    Publication: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005; 28(7): 487-492
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    VALIDATION OF THE SPIN T GONIOMETER – A CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION DEVICE
    Publication: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005; 28(8): 604-609.
    Presented: at the 41st Annual Conference of the IAP, Mumbai, 2003
  • Agarwal S. and Morris J.
    THE EFFECT OF ANGLE SPECIFIC ISOMETRIC STRENGTHENING EXERCISE OF THE QUADRICEPS FEMORIS MUSCLE ON ISOMETRIC AND ISOTONIC STRENGTH
    Presented: 37th Annual Conference of the IAP, 1999 at Chennai.
  • Chakroborty P.K., Agarwal S. and Banerjee D.P. (1994)
    A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF POLIOMYELITIS
    Published: Indian Medical Gazette C28 (12): 420-423.
    Presented: 32nd Annual Conference of the IAP, 1994 at Cuttack.
  • Agarwal S., Chakroborty P.K. and Banerjee D.P. (1993)
    A STUDY OF THE PATTERN OF MUSCLE INVOLVEMENT IN GUILLAIN BARRE' SYNDROME
    Published: Journal of the IAP, December: 23-30.
    Presented: 31st Annual Conference of the IAP, 1993 at Hyderabad.

Membership

  • 2015 – Founder member of Society of Indian Physiotherapists
  • 2012 - Member of the Indian Association of Pain Management.
  • 2010 - Member of Board of post-graduate studies for Physiotherapy Studies – West Bengal University of Health Sciences
  • 2008 - Invited member of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Healthcare, East
  • 2006 - 2008 - Member of Committee in charge of Improvement and Upgradation of the Web-Site of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists
  • 2005 - Member Ad Hoc Board of Post Graduate Studies, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
  • 2005 - 2007 EC member of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists, West Bengal branch
  • 2004 - 2009 - Member of Board of Under-graduate studies for Physiotherapy Studies – West Bengal University of Health Sciences
  • 2004 - 2006 - Member of the Central Scientific Committee – Indian Association of Physiotherapists
  • 1993 - Member of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists

Public Talks And Lectures

  • 2020 – Webinar – PREVENTIVE measures for common viral diseases, Bhownipore Education Society
  • 2020 - Webinar - Health & Wellness in Lockdown, Calcutta Chamber of Commerce
  • 2020 - Host for SIPCHAT online with Prof. S. S. Rau - Society of Indian Physiotherapists
  • 2020 - Musculoskeletal pains and simple solutions on Bangladesh TV
  • 2020 - Lecture on Computer Ergonomics in Sanjivini, Sanmaarg 2020
  • 2019 - Age, Aging and Activity - Saturday Club, Kolkata
  • 2018 - Mind your Back – Calcutta Cricket and Football Club, 2018
  • 2018 - Leadership Training – Special Olympics Bharat, Kolkata
  • 2012 - Stress Management workshop for Appeejay Tea Ltd, Dibrugarh, Assam
  • 2012 - Management of Low Back pain – Larsen and Toubro, Kolkata
  • 2011 - Knee pain – Jyotirmayee Club, Kolkata
  • 2010 - Know your knee pain, FICCI, FLO, Kolkata chapter
  • 2010 - Healthcare for Children – Kolkata, Sanmarg, 2010
  • 2009 - The importance and the implication of Physiotherapy in modern sports, Howrah Saraswati Club
  • 2006 - Management of Low Back pain – Rotary Club, Kolkata
  • 2005 – Osteoporosis Management, Shree Bhownipore Gujrati Stree Mandal, Kolkata
  • 2004 - Management of Low Back pain – Rotary Club, Mahanagar
  • 2000 - Stress Management workshop for Tata Tea Limited, Kolkata

Social Responsibility

  • 2021 - Hony. Governing body member of NEWS (Nature Environment and Wildlife Society) Area of work: wildlife conservation, ecology management, livelihood and natural resource management, health awareness and education
  • Traffic Police Camp - 6th and 7th March 2020 - A detailed Musculoskeletal examination of the painful joints was conducted by a team of professionals headed by Dr.Shabnam Agarwal, PhD (Director & Trustee of Nopany Group of Institutions) along with all Associate and Assistant Professors from the physiotherapy faculty of Nopany Institute of Healthcare Studies. All 303 police personnel were assessed, advised, and counselled.
  • Fit Feet Camps (2017-18) – A complete assessment of school children (classes 4-6) feet to screen impairments and generating individualised prescription for each with details of assessment and recommendations - Modern High School for Girls, Delhi Public School (Ruby Park and New Town), La Maternelle School
  • Hony. Vice president of Path Welfare Society 2012 - Area of work: education, child protection, skills and enterprise development, environmentally sustainable projects
  • World Disability day camp since 2004 -Area of work: identification of individuals in society who are physically challenged and require a mobility aid. Assessment, prescribing and donating mobility aids which are practical, useful in the environment the individual lives.
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07-07-2010
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28-06-2010
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23-06-2010
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09-02-2009
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Prof. Shabnam Agarwal

Profile

Prof. Shabnam Agarwal is a dedicated clinician, innovative educator and serious researcher.

She is a specialist Musculo-skeletal physiotherapist, practicing in Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata, as the Chief Physiotherapist, since the past 25 years. Although a dedicated clinician, her passion for professional advancement and developing well trained graduate physiotherapists in eastern India led her into Academics, which saw her as Director Education of Nopany Institute of Healthcare Studies (NIHS), the first private physiotherapy college in Kolkata in 2004. As NIHS gradually became a centre of excellence, Dr Agarwal was entrusted with the responsibility of Nopany Institute of Management Studies. She is currently the secretary of the Nopany Foundation trust which runs the two institutions.

She has the distinction of being the honorary consultant Physiotherapist to His Excellency, Governor of West Bengal.

With a Masters from University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK and a PhD from Curtin University, Western Australia, Dr Agarwal combines this extensive academic exposure with her vast experience in both academics and clinicals.

Education

  • PhD, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (2011)
  • M.Sc. Orthopaedic Physiotherapy,University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK (1998)

Certifications

  • 1998 - The McKenzie Institute, UK, Part A – Lumbar Spine
  • 2000 - The McKenzie Institute, UK, Part B- Cervical Spine
  • 2000 - Kinetic Control, UK, Dynamic Stability and Muscle Balance of the Cervical Spine and Upper Quadrant
  • 2007 - Theraband Academy, USA, Train the Trainer

Area of Competence and Interest

  • Clinical reasoning
  • Clinical skills- spine specialist
  • Expert patient care and handling
  • Counselling
  • Clinical and epidemiological research
  • Bridging theory with practice

Academic Courses Taught

  • Research Methodology
  • Women’s Health
  • Manual Therapy

Clinical Experience

  • 1993 - Chief Physiotherapist, Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata, India
  • 1992-1993 Physiotherapist - Spastics Society of Eastern India, Kolkata, India

Academic Experience

  • 2020 - Secretary- Nopany Foundation
  • 2017 - Director Education, Nopany Group of Institutions
  • 2002 - Director Education, Nopany Institute of Healthcare Studies, Kolkata, India

Training Programs

  • The Global Concept Of MSK Problems - Assessment & Management - Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2018
  • Cervical Spine stability and dynamic Muscle imbalance at Kolkata 2005, 2015, Bhubneshwar 2015, Dehradun 2015
  • Bands, Ball and Balance – Kolkata 2008, Ghaziabad 2013, Bhubneswar 2014, Udaipur 2016, Dhaka 2016, Gujrat 2015
  • Train and Treat with Bands and Ball- Kolkata 2010, 2012, 2018; Delhi 2012, 2014, Dehradun 2013, Colombo 2014
  • Gait - an Analysis of its Neuro - musculo - Skeletal Components – 2012, 2013
  • Core Stability and Balance – Dehradun 2012, Delhi 2012
  • Elastic Resistance Training: from Basics to Functional Rehabilitation – Dehradun 2012, Ghaziabad 2012; Delhi 2012

Editorial Services

  • 2018 - Editorial Board member, (i) International Journal of Physiotherapy and Cancer (ii) Rehabilitation Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • 2018 - Member of International Society of Physiotherapy Journal Editors
  • 2016 - Editor: Journal of Society of Indian Physiotherapists
  • 2004 - 2007 - Member Editorial Board of the Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapists

Awards

  • 2018 - ESCEO-Eli Lilly Scholarship at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO Congress, Krakow, Poland
  • 2018 - Best Academician Award at the OMPTCON, Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • 2016 - Significant Contribution Award for excellent academic contribution in the field of physiotherapy, Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University
  • 2015 - Best Clinician Award, received at the 1st PiCON, Bhubneshwar
  • 2009 - CP Nair Oration award for professional contribution and excellence in research and academics by the IAP, the 4th WCPT -AWP and IAP congress, Mumbai
  • 2008 - Senior Science Paper Award at the 46th Annual Conference of the IAP, Dehradun
  • 2003 - Best Senior Science Paper Award at the 41st Annual conference of the IAP, Mumbai
  • 1999 - Best Junior Science Paper Award at the 37th Annual Conference of the IAP, Chennai
  • 1997 - Best Junior Science Paper Award at the 35th Annual Conference of the IAP, Calcutta
  • 1993 - Best Student’s Award at the Annual Conference of the I.A.P.
  • 1992 - Gold Medal - Dip. P.T.
  • 1991 - Governor’s Medal, Raj Bhavan, Kolkata
  • 1990 - Silver Medal at the All-India Basic Leadership Camp, New Delhi

Research Areas

  • Sarcopenia in India
  • Osteoarthritis in the Indian population
  • Cervical spine radiculopathy

Publications

  • Saha S, Sur M, Ray Chaudhuri G, Agarwal S
    EFFECTS OF MIRROR THERAPY ON OEDEMA, PAIN AND FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN PATIENTS WITH POSTSTROKE SHOULDER - HAND SYNDROME: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL.
    Physiother Res Int.2021;1–8. doi.org/10.1002/pri.1902
  • S. Agarwal , G. Raychaudhuri , M. Sur, Hassan M
    Translation of the questionnaire ‘Sarcopenia- Quality of Life’ into Bangla
    http://www.sarqol.org/en/downloads/bangla September 2020
  • Pradhan A, Raj R, Ray Chaudhuri G, Agarwal S, Basak T
    FUNCTIONAL BALANCE & GAIT BALANCE IN NORMAL GERIATRIC POPULATION: BY GAIT TRAINING WITH MULTIPLE TASK.
    Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. October-December 2018; 12(4);39-45.
  • Basak T, Pal TK, Agarwal S.
    A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE EFFICACY OF ISCHAEMIC COMPRESSION AND DRY NEEDLING WITH MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUE IN PATIENTS WITH UPPER TRAPEZIUS MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS.
    International Journal of Health Science and Research; 2018;8(4): 74-81.
  • Basak T, Pal TK, Agarwal S.
    COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF WRIST MANIPULATION, PROGRESSIVE EXERCISES AND BOTH TREATMENTS IN PATIENTS WITH TENNIS ELBOW.
    International Journal of Health Science and Research; 2018; 8(4): 87-94.
  • Pradhan A, Ray Chaudhuri G, Agarwal S.
    EFFECT OF TASK ORIENTED TRAINING WITH OR WITHOUT TRUNK RESTRAINT ON REACHING ACTIVITY IN ADULT HEMIPARESIS.
    Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy;2018;12(1): 7-11
  • Agarwal S, Pradhan A, RayChaudhuri G, Das S.
    PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG AUTO-RICKSHAW DRIVERS IN URBAN KOLKATA.
    INT.J.CURR.RES.ACA.REV. 2017.; 5(5), 85-92. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.505.011
  • Dhar S, Agarwal S
    EFFECTIVENESS OF AN ELASTIC BAND EXERCISE PROTOCOL IN TRI-COMPARTMENTAL OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE
    Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy., Vol. 9, No. 2,April-June- 2015
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT
    CLINICAL PREDICTION RULE FOR RESPONDERS TO SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF SPONDYLOTIC CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY AT ONE YEAR
    Physiotherapy, volume 101, Supplement 1, Pages e36-37, May 2015
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Edmondston S
    CLINICAL PREDICTION RULE FOR CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY AT 3 AND 12 MONTHS FOLLOW-UP
    Physiotherapy, Vol.97, Supplement S1, Pages- es32-33, June 2011
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT
    SEGMENTAL CERVICAL VERTEBRAL MOTION AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES
    Physiotherapy, Vol.97, Supplement S1, Pages- es32-33, June2011
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Agarwal A, Singer KP
    RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE HINDI VERSION OF THE NECK PAIN AND DISABILITY SCALE IN CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY PATIENTS
    Disabil Rehabil 2006, 28(22): 1405-12
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    EVALUATION OF CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION IN A CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY PATIENT GROUP AND A MATCHED CONTROL GROUP USING THE SPINT-T GONIOMETER
    Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, 2005; 9(2): 93-101
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    VALIDATION OF THE SPIN T GONIOMETER – A CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION DEVICE
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005; 28(8): 604-609.
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    THE RELIABILITY OF THE SPIN T CERVICAL GONIOMETER IN MEASURING CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION IN AN ASYMPTOMATIC INDIAN POPULATION
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005; 28(7): 487-492
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    THE RELIABILITY OF THE SPIN T CERVICAL GONIOMETER IN MEASURING CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION IN AN ASYMPTOMATIC INDIAN POPULATION
    Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005; 28(7): 487-492
  • Agarwal S., Chakroborty P.K. and Banerjee D.P. (1993)
    A STUDY OF THE PATTERN OF MUSCLE INVOLVEMENT IN GUILLAIN BARRE' SYNDROME
    Journal of the IAP, December: 23-30

Conference Presentations

  • Prof. Shabnam Agarwal
    Exercise prescription for the sarcopenic older adult
    Presented: KLE UNIVERSITY QUADRANS 2021 through video conferencing, 26th February 2021
  • Prof. Shabnam Agarwal
    The Covid Battle- Do Physios have a Role?
    Presented: WEB CON – SOCIETY OF INDIAN PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, 16th January 2021
  • Prof. Shabnam Agarwal
    PREVENTIVES for common viral diseases (including dengue)
    Presented: Bhownipore Education Society through video conferencing, 25th August 2020
  • S. Agarwal , G. Raychaudhuri , T. Basak , M. Sur, N. Samad
    PREVALENCE OF SARCOPENIA IN EASTERN INDIA
    Presented: Poster no. ID1522, at the Virtual WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress (World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases), Barcelona, Spain, August 2020
  • Prof. Shabnam Agarwal
    Muscular dysfunction and instability in the Cervical spine
    Presented: 5th Annual Physio Help Event INMEDICA 2020, Dehradun, 26th July 2020
  • Prof. Shabnam Agarwal
    Health & Wellness in Lockdown
    Presented: Physionews 24 Channel, Bangladesh through video conferencing, 2nd May 2020
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT
    SEGMENTAL CERVICAL VERTEBRAL CURVATURE AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES FOLLOWING CONSERVATIVE INTERVENTIONS FOR CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY
    Presented: Poster no. P243, at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress (World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases), Krakow, Poland, April 20; 2018.
  • Agarwal S, Sarma A
    A CLINICALTRIAL COMPARING FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES IN TRICOMPARTMENTAL OA KNEEPATIENTS TREATED WITH A PNEUMATIC UNLOADING BRACE AND RESISTED HIP AND KNEEEXERCISES
    Presented: Poster no. P268, at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress (World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritisand Musculoskeletal Diseases), Krakow, Poland, April 20; 2018.
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT
    CLINICAL PREDICTION RULE FOR RESPONDERS TO SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF SPONDYLOTIC CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY AT ONE YEAR
    Presented: Platform Rapid 5 Presentation, PLR5-06, Abstract number -613-0000-02972, at the International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Singapore, May 1-4, 2015.
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Edmondston S
    CLINICAL PREDICTION RULE FOR CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY AT 3 AND 12 MONTHS FOLLOW-UP
    Presented: Research report platform presentation number RR-PL-1669, 16th International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, 2011
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT
    SEGMENTAL CERVICAL VERTEBRAL MOTION AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES
    Presented: Research report poster display number RR-PO-205-6-Tue, 16th International congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, 2011
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Agarwal A, Singer KP
    RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE HINDI VERSION OF THE NECK PAIN AND DISABILITY SCALE IN CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY PATIENTS
    Presented: Infocommat, New Delhi 2007
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    EVALUATION OF CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION IN A CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY PATIENT GROUP AND A MATCHED CONTROL GROUP USING THE SPINT-T GONIOMETER
    Presented: at the 43rd Annual Conference of the IAP, Hyderabad, 2005
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    THE RELIABILITY OF THE SPIN T CERVICAL GONIOMETER IN MEASURING CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION IN AN ASYMPTOMATIC INDIAN POPULATION
    Publication: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005; 28(7): 487-492
  • Agarwal S, Allison GT, Singer KP
    VALIDATION OF THE SPIN T GONIOMETER – A CERVICAL RANGE OF MOTION DEVICE
    Publication: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2005; 28(8): 604-609.
    Presented: at the 41st Annual Conference of the IAP, Mumbai, 2003
  • Agarwal S. and Morris J.
    THE EFFECT OF ANGLE SPECIFIC ISOMETRIC STRENGTHENING EXERCISE OF THE QUADRICEPS FEMORIS MUSCLE ON ISOMETRIC AND ISOTONIC STRENGTH
    Presented: 37th Annual Conference of the IAP, 1999 at Chennai.
  • Chakroborty P.K., Agarwal S. and Banerjee D.P. (1994)
    A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF POLIOMYELITIS
    Published: Indian Medical Gazette C28 (12): 420-423.
    Presented: 32nd Annual Conference of the IAP, 1994 at Cuttack.
  • Agarwal S., Chakroborty P.K. and Banerjee D.P. (1993)
    A STUDY OF THE PATTERN OF MUSCLE INVOLVEMENT IN GUILLAIN BARRE' SYNDROME
    Published: Journal of the IAP, December: 23-30.
    Presented: 31st Annual Conference of the IAP, 1993 at Hyderabad.

Membership

  • 2015 – Founder member of Society of Indian Physiotherapists
  • 2012 - Member of the Indian Association of Pain Management.
  • 2010 - Member of Board of post-graduate studies for Physiotherapy Studies – West Bengal University of Health Sciences
  • 2008 - Invited member of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Healthcare, East
  • 2006 - 2008 - Member of Committee in charge of Improvement and Upgradation of the Web-Site of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists
  • 2005 - Member Ad Hoc Board of Post Graduate Studies, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
  • 2005 - 2007 EC member of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists, West Bengal branch
  • 2004 - 2009 - Member of Board of Under-graduate studies for Physiotherapy Studies – West Bengal University of Health Sciences
  • 2004 - 2006 - Member of the Central Scientific Committee – Indian Association of Physiotherapists
  • 1993 - Member of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists

Public Talks And Lectures

  • 2020 – Webinar – PREVENTIVE measures for common viral diseases, Bhownipore Education Society
  • 2020 - Webinar - Health & Wellness in Lockdown, Calcutta Chamber of Commerce
  • 2020 - Host for SIPCHAT online with Prof. S. S. Rau - Society of Indian Physiotherapists
  • 2020 - Musculoskeletal pains and simple solutions on Bangladesh TV
  • 2020 - Lecture on Computer Ergonomics in Sanjivini, Sanmaarg 2020
  • 2019 - Age, Aging and Activity - Saturday Club, Kolkata
  • 2018 - Mind your Back – Calcutta Cricket and Football Club, 2018
  • 2018 - Leadership Training – Special Olympics Bharat, Kolkata
  • 2012 - Stress Management workshop for Appeejay Tea Ltd, Dibrugarh, Assam
  • 2012 - Management of Low Back pain – Larsen and Toubro, Kolkata
  • 2011 - Knee pain – Jyotirmayee Club, Kolkata
  • 2010 - Know your knee pain, FICCI, FLO, Kolkata chapter
  • 2010 - Healthcare for Children – Kolkata, Sanmarg, 2010
  • 2009 - The importance and the implication of Physiotherapy in modern sports, Howrah Saraswati Club
  • 2006 - Management of Low Back pain – Rotary Club, Kolkata
  • 2005 – Osteoporosis Management, Shree Bhownipore Gujrati Stree Mandal, Kolkata
  • 2004 - Management of Low Back pain – Rotary Club, Mahanagar
  • 2000 - Stress Management workshop for Tata Tea Limited, Kolkata

Social Responsibility

  • 2021 - Hony. Governing body member of NEWS (Nature Environment and Wildlife Society) Area of work: wildlife conservation, ecology management, livelihood and natural resource management, health awareness and education
  • Traffic Police Camp - 6th and 7th March 2020 - A detailed Musculoskeletal examination of the painful joints was conducted by a team of professionals headed by Dr.Shabnam Agarwal, PhD (Director & Trustee of Nopany Group of Institutions) along with all Associate and Assistant Professors from the physiotherapy faculty of Nopany Institute of Healthcare Studies. All 303 police personnel were assessed, advised, and counselled.
  • Fit Feet Camps (2017-18) – A complete assessment of school children (classes 4-6) feet to screen impairments and generating individualised prescription for each with details of assessment and recommendations - Modern High School for Girls, Delhi Public School (Ruby Park and New Town), La Maternelle School
  • Hony. Vice president of Path Welfare Society 2012 - Area of work: education, child protection, skills and enterprise development, environmentally sustainable projects
  • World Disability day camp since 2004 -Area of work: identification of individuals in society who are physically challenged and require a mobility aid. Assessment, prescribing and donating mobility aids which are practical, useful in the environment the individual lives.

06th June.
Sanmarg
I am most worried about the environment
03rd Oct.
The Telegraph
T2
Pain Drain
14-06-2012
Sanmarg
Kya hai Physiotherapy
19-04-2011
t2, The Telegraph
Eat, Play, Work out
28-07-2010
The Telegraph
She Rocks
07-07-2010
The Telegraph
What Women Kneed
28-06-2010
The Telegraph
What a Pain
23-06-2010
FICCI FLO
FICCI FLO Knee Oberoi
18-04-2009
The Telegraph
Me Time For Moms-To-Be
09-02-2009
The Telegraph
Teen TT
Watch How You Eat
09-01-2009
The Telegraph
Teen TT
Get Fit With a Ball
16-09-2008
The Telegraph
Teen TT
Beat Asthma
02-09-2008
The Telegraph
Teen TT
Strong bones for healthier life
07-07-2008
The Telegraph
Teen TT
Strength Training
29-06-2008
Statesman
Healing Touch
29-03-2008
Prabhat Kolkata
Prabhat Kolkata Health Alert
18-03-2008
The Telegraph
Teen TT
Bend It With Football
22-02-2008
The Telegraph
Teen TT
Sweat Your Way To Fitness
22-01-2008
The Telegraph
Teen TT
Sit right to stay fit
11-01-2008
The Telegraph
Teen TT
Burdened & Jaded

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