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Dr. Abhishek Srivastava

Director- Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Neuro rehabilitation Specialist
MBBS, MD (Rehabilitation Medicine), DNB (Rehabilitation Medicine), Senior Residency (Neurological Rehabilitation), PhD (Neurological Rehabilitation)

Fellowships

  • Stanford Veterans Affairs Hospital, Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford University, California, USA
  • Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Cleveland, USA
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA
  • Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Expertise

  • Management of Unconscious Patients or Disorders of Consciousness
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic or Non-traumatic brain injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • Spasticity management with Botulinum toxin injections
  • Developmental disorders
  • Management of complex disability or multisystem involvement
  • Balance, gait and motion analysis

Services Offered

Neurological Rehabilitation, Robotic Treatment for Paralysis, Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Peadiatric Rehabilitation, Musculoskelletal Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation for Cognitive, speech, swallow, sensory, motor, and bladder problems

Dr Abhishek Srivastava (MBBS, MD, DNB, PhD) is a Triple Doctorate in Rehabilitation Medicine, First PhD in Neurological Rehabilitation in the country from prestigious National Institute of Neurosciences, Bangalore and underwent specialty training at best centers in United States, Europe and Singapore. He has received numerous Awards and Fellowships in the field of neurosciences and rehabilitation including prestigious "Young Physician's Scholarship" from World Stroke Organization, Best Research Paper form Neurological Society of India, IAPMR Gold Medal and Dr Anisya Vasanth Award and IAPMR Dadhichi Award for his pioneering research work

Dr Srivastava is Honorary Medical Staff Member at reputed Shepherd Medical Center, Atlanta, USA. He is among the few Physicians who is invited Faculty at Faculty at World Congress of Neurology, World Congress of Neurorehabilitation and International Spinal Cord Society. He has edited one book, contributed four chapters, published 40 research papers, and delivered more than 100 invited lectures & papers at various International and National meetings in the field of neurosciences and rehabilitation. Dr Srivastava is a Resource Person for World Health Organization Projects, Expert for Indian Council of Medical Research Geriatrics Research Committee & Disability Research Group, and National Board of Examinations Curriculum Review Committee. He is the Founder Director of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation, Executive Committee Member of Indian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Editor of Newsletter of Indian Stroke Society and Peer Reviewer for various International Journals.

KDAH Experience

Dr Srivastava has more than 15 years of experience in Rehabilitation Medicine. He has set up the first and only of its kind comprehensive Center for Rehabilitation in India at Kokilaben Hospital with state of the art technology, multidisciplinary trained team with inpatient rehab beds, day care and outpatient services. His clinical areas of interest are stroke, traumatic brain injury, hypoxic encephalopathy and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. He is an expert in 3D Instrumented Gait Analysis and multimodality spasticity management including Botulinum toxin injections, and Robotics in Neurorehab. He has managed more than 8000 patients with complex neurological and neurosurgical problems in last 8 years at Kokilaben Hospital. He has active research interest in recent advances in neurorecovery and neuroplasticity and is conducting multiple research studies on regeneration, repair and rehabilitation after neurologic injury.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Secretary, Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation
  • Executive Committee, Indian Association Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Indian Council of Medical Research, Disability Research Group
  • Indian Council of Medical Research, Geriatric Committee
  • World Federation of Neurorehabilitation
  • International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Asia Oceania Federation of Neurorehabilitation
  • World Stroke Organization
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • International Spinal Cord Society
  • World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Society Of India
  • Indian Neuropsychiatry Association
  • IndianAcademy of Neurology
  • Indian Spinal Cord Society
  • Indian Stroke Association
  • Indian Academy Of Cerebral Palsy
  • Bombay Neurosciences Association

Books Published

  • EDITOR, STROKE TALK. Quarterly Newsletter of Indian Stroke Association
  • EDITOR Of BOOK: REGENERATION, REPAIR & REHABILITATION: REDEFINED. AB Taly, Abhishek Srivastava, T Murali, KPS Nair, BM Maheswarappa (eds), 2006, NIMHANS Publications, Bangalore, India, ISBN 81 – 86412 – 00 – X
  • EDITOR SOUVENIR, XXXIII Annual National Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Bangalore, India, January 2005

International Peer Reviewer

  • SPINAL CORD, International Spinal Cord Society, Nature Publishing House
  • INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, World Stroke Organization, Wiley – Blackwell
  • NEURAL REGENERATION RESEARCH (NRR) JOURNAL (2007-2010), Published by Elsevier Ltd, Singapore, ISSN 1675-5374, CN11-5422/R
  • ANNALS OF INDIAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY, Medknow Publications, ISSN – 0972 – 2327
  • ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION, Elsevier
  • Indian Journal of Physical medicine & Rehabilitation, India

Fellowship / Travel Bursary

  • DR W G RAMA RAO TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP FROM IAPMR, 2009
  • YOUNG PHYSICIAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FROM WORLD STROKE ORGANIZATION, for III Annual Conference of World Stroke Organization, Vienna, Austria, Sept 2008
  • ASIAN STROKE FORUM TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP, for II Conference of Asian Stroke Forum (ASF2007), Kyoto, Japan, Sept 2007
  • INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE TRUST (IAMST) TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP, for International Conference on Neurology and Rehabilitation (ICNR 2007), New Delhi, India, March 2007
  • ASIA PACIFIC STROKE SOCIETY TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP, for Asia Pacific Congress Against Stroke (APCAS2007), New Delhi, India, March 2007
  • T S SRINIVASAN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP, for Annual Courses in Clinical Neurosciences 2007, Chennai, India, February 2007

Presentations Awarded

  • JOINT SECOND BEST POSTER, Maya Prabhu, Kundan Singh, Abhishek Srivastava. "Effect of Lokomat training on improving gait and balance in patients with hemiparesis" III National Conference Of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation, Mumbai, India, March, 2015
  • JOINT SECOND BEST POSTER, Stephaine Da Cruz, Abhishek Srivastava. "Equilibrium composite index- diagnostic tool for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo using computed dynamic posturography", III National Conference Of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation, Mumbai, India, March, 2015
  • JOINT SECOND BEST POSTER, Ankita Bhutada, Abhishek Srivastava. Is Instrumental Evaluation and Oral food trials warranted in Neurologically Severely Impaired Individuals? III National Conference Of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation, Mumbai, India, March, 2015
  • IAPMR DADHAICHI AWARD for Best Research Work "Robotic in Neurorehabilittion" at XXXXIII Annual National Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Trivandrum, India, January 2015
  • SECOND BEST POSTER, Geeson Arumbur, Nishant Mahajan, Abhishek Srivastava. "Additional Step Training in Improving Balance and Asymmetric Weight Bearing in Post Stroke Hemi Paresis: A Case Report", II National Conference Of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation, Mumbai, India, March, 2014
  • BEST PAPER IN NEUROLOGY "Depression in Post Stroke Aphasia: Prevalence and Relationship with Disability in Stroke Survivors" at Annual National Conference of Neurological Society of India (NEUROCON 2012), New Delhi, India, December 2012
  • BEST PAPER AWARD for "Gait Analysis in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH): Characteristics and Which Parameters respond to the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Tap Test?", III International Congress on Neurology & Rehabilitation, Chennai, India, January 2012
  • BEST PAPER IN NEUROLOGY for "Rehabilitation Intervention in Chronic Stroke Survivors: Do They Improve Locomotor Outcome" At 58th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, Lucknow, India, January 2009
  • DR ANISYA VASANTH AWARD FOR BEST SPEAKER For Invited Lecture " Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training in Improving Gait After Stroke" At XXXVI Annual National Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Hyderabad, India, January 2008
  • IAPMR GOLD MEDAL FOR BEST RESEARCH PAPER AWARD For Paper " Clean Intermittent Catheterization In Spinal Cord Injured Paraplegics With Clean Cloth And Lubricant Technique" At XXXII Annual National Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Calicut, India, February 2004
  • AWARD FOR SECOND BEST POSTER for paper " Gait Training in Post Stroke Hemiplegics: Role of body weight supported treadmill training" At International Conference on Neurology and Rehabilitation (ICNR 2007), New Delhi, India, March 2007
  • SHORT LISTED FOR SPINAL CORD SOCIRTY GOLD MEDAL FOR BEST PAPER AWARD For Paper Titled "Bladder Management Outcome after Spinal Cord Injury: A Prospective Study" At IV International Spine And Spinal Injuries Conference (ISSICON 2008), New Delhi, India, February 2008
  • SHORT LISTED FOR THE T S SRINIVASAN OUTSTANDING NEUROLOGISTS AWARD FOR BEST CLINICAL CASE PRESENTATION "Supernumerary Phantom Limb after Intracerebral Haemmorhage" At Annual Courses Of Clinical Neurosciences 2007, Chennai, India, February, 2007
  • SHORT LISTED FOR THE T S SRINIVASAN OUTSTANDING NEUROSCIENTIST AWARD FOR BEST SCIENTIFIC POSTER "Role Of Balance Training In Stroke: A Prospective Study" At Annual Courses Of Clinical Neurosciences 2007, Chennai, India, February, 2007
  • SHORT LISTED FOR SPINAL CORD SOCIRTY GOLD MEDAL FOR BEST PAPER AWARD For Paper Titled "Surgical Management Of Pressure Ulcers In Neurological Rehabilitation Set Up" At III International Spine And Spinal Injuries Conference (ISSICON 2006), New Delhi, India, March 2006
  • SHORT LISTED FOR SPINAL CORD SOCIETY GOLD MEDAL FOR BEST POSTER AWARD For Poster Titled "Sexuality In Spinal Cord Injury: Problems And Solutions" At III International Spine And Spinal Injuries Conference (ISSICON 2006), New Delhi, India, March 2006

Book Contributions

  • Abhishek Srivastava, AB Taly. Falls in Elderly. In. Reviews in Neurology 2008, S Prabhakar, AB Taly (eds), IAN Publications, Haryana, 81-108
  • Abhishek Srivastava, AB Taly. Peripheral Neuropathies: A Rehabilitation Approach, In. Progress in Clinical Neurosciences. V Rajashekhar, KB Bhattacharyya (eds), Neurological Society Of India Vol. XXI, 2007, 271-314
  • Abhishek Srivastava, AB Taly. Multiple Sclerosis: A Rehabilitation Approach. In. Re6views in Neurology 2007, S Prabhakar. A B Taly (eds), IAN Publications, Chandigarh, 250 - 282
  • Abhishek Srivastava. Disability Acts, Benefits And Guidelines For Evaluation Of Various Disabilities And The Process Of Certification. In. Regeneration, Repair & Rehabilitation: Redefined. AB Taly, Abhishek Srivastava, T Murali, KPS Nair, BM Maheshwarappa (Eds), NIMHANS Pub, Bangalore, 2006, 266-289

Research Publications

  • Srivastava A, Taly AB, Gupta A, Murali T. Bodyweight Supported Treal Trainining in Chronic Stroke Survivors: A Randomized Control Trial. (Accepted) International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Menon N, Srivastava A. Practical Management of Gait Disorders in Hemiplegic Patients. (Accepted)
  • Srivastava A, Taly AB, Gupta A, Murali T. Rehabilitation interventions to improve locomotor outcome in chronic stroke survivors: A prospective, repeated‑measure study. Neurology India 2015;63, 10.4103/0028-3886.158202
  • Mathur N, Jain S, Kumar N, Srivastava A, Purohit N, Patni A. Spinal Cord Injury: Scenario in an Indian State. Spinal Cord 2014 Sep16.doi:10.1038/sc.2014.153
  • Srivastava A. International Perspectives in PM&R practice: Developing World. Pinnacle of Rehabilitation Care, Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA, USA, Sept 2012
  • Abhishek Srivastava. Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training in Gait Restoration Following Stroke. Stroke Talk IX, June 2011, Page 5
  • Abhishek Srivastava. Stroke Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. Stroke Talk VIII, Indian Stroke Association, March 2011, Page 6
  • Abhishek Srivastava, AB Taly, A Gupta, T Murali. Post Stroke Depression: Prevalence and Relationship with Disability in Chronic Stroke Survivors. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2010;13:123-127
  • Abhishek Srivastava, AB Taly, A Gupta, A Moin, T Murali. Guillain Barre Syndrome Following Snake Bite: An Unusual Complication. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2010;13:67-68
  • Abhishek Srivastava. Stroke: Outcome and Prognostication. Stroke Talk III, Indian Stroke Association, March 2010, Page7
  • A Gupta, AB Taly, Abhishek Srivastava, T Murali. Guillain Barre Syndrome: Rehabilitation Outcome, Residual Deficits and Requirement of Lower Limb Ortotics for Locomotion at I yr Follow up.2010; 32:1897-1902
  • Moumita Hati, Abhishek Srivastava, Shirish Hastak. Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study: Evidence based Swallowing Management. Stroke Talk III, Indian Stroke Association, March 2010, Page 4
  • Abhishek Srivastava, A Gupta, AB Taly, T Murali. Surgical Management of Pressure Ulcers during Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation: Outcomes for Patients with Spinal Cord Disease. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2009; 32(2): 125-131
  • Abhishek Srivastava, AB Taly, A Gupta, S Kumar, T Murali. Post stroke Balance Training: Role of Force Platform with Visual Feedback Training. Journal of Neurological Sciences 2009; 287:89-93
  • A Gupta, AB Taly, Abhishek Srivastava, T Murali. Non Traumatic Spinal Cord Lesions: epidemiology, complications, neurological and functional outcome of rehabilitation. Spinal cord 2009; 47(4): 307-311
  • Abhishek Srivastava. Stroke: Recovery, Repair and Rehabilitation. Stroke Talk I, Indian Stroke Association, October 2009, Page 7
  • A Gupta, AB Taly, Abhishek Srivastava, T Murali. Urodynamics Post stroke in Patients with Urinary Incontinence: Is there Correlation between Bladder Type and Site of Lesion. Annals of Indian Academy of neurology 2009;12:104-107
  • Abhishek Srivastava, A Gupta, P Murthy, T Murali. Catatonia with multiple pressure ulcers: An Rare Complication in Psychiatric Setting. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2009; 51: 217-219
  • A Gupta, AB Taly, Abhishek Srivastava, T Murali. Efficacy of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy in Healing of Pressure Ulcers. Neurology India 2009; 57: 622-626
  • Abhishek Srivastava, A Gupta, AB Taly, T Murali. Post Stroke Balance Training: Role of Dynamic Posturography. Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Accident 2008; 17(5): S73
  • Abhishek Srivastava, A Gupta, AB Taly, T Murali. Post Stroke Gait Training: Role of Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training. Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Accident 2008; 17(5): S41
  • Abhishek Srivastava, AB Taly, A Gupta, ML Noone, T Murali, J Thirthahalli, BN Gangadhar, K Kumar, PN Jayakumar. Stroke with Supernumerary Phantom Limb: A Lady with Multiple Arms. International Journal of Stroke 2008; 3(S1): 149-150.
  • Abhishek Srivastava, AB Taly, A Gupta, S Kumar, T Murali. Force Platform with Visual Feedback Training in Improving Balance after Stroke. International Journal of Stroke 2008; 3(S1): 355.
  • Abhishek Srivastava, AB Taly, A Gupta, S Kumar, T Murali. Role of Body weight Supported Treadmill Training in Retraining Gait after Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Study. International Journal of Stroke 2008; 3(S1): 360
  • A Gupta, AB Taly, Abhishek Srivastava, T Murali. "Urodynamics Post Stroke in Patients with Urinary Incontinence: Is there is a Correlation between Bladder Type and Site of Lesion". Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2009;12: 104-07
  • Abhishek Srivastava, AB Taly, A Gupta, ML Noone, T Murali, J Thirthahalli, BN Gangadhar, Keshav Kumar, PN Jayakumar. Stroke with Supernumerary Phantom Limb: Case Study, Review of Literature and Pathogenesis. Acta Neuropsychiatrica 2008; 256-264
  • Abhishek Srivastava, A Gupta, P Murthy, T Murali. Multiple Pressure Ulcers In A Patient With Catatonia: An Rare Complication in Psychiatric Setting. Indian Journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2008; 19(1): 24-26
  • A Gupta, AB Taly, Abhishek Srivastava, T Murali. Traumatic vs. Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Lesion: Comparison of Neurological and Functional Outcome after Inpatient Rehabilitation. Spinal Cord 2008; 46: 482-487
  • A Gupta, AB Taly, Abhishek Srivastava, T Murali. "Quality of Life & Psychological problems in Patients Undergoing Neurological Rehabilitation at a Tertiary Center". Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2008;11: 225-230
  • Abhishek Srivastava, A Gupta, Ravi Kumar, T Murali, BN Gangadhar. Salvaging a Psycho-Flexed Hand. Indian Journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2008; 19(1): 18-20
  • A Gupta, AB Taly, Abhishek Srivastava, T Murali. Urodynamic Profile in Myelopathies: A Follow-up Study. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2008;12:35-39
  • Abhishek Srivastava, A Gupta, Ravi Kumar, BN Gangadhar, T Murali. A Rare Case of Psycho-Flexed Hand. Acta Neuropsychiatrica 2008; 20 (3): 157–158
  • Anupam Gupta, Abhishek Srivastava, Arun B Taly, Murali Thyloth. Single-Stage Multilevel Soft-Tissue Surgery in the Lower Limbs with Spastic Cerebral Palsy: Experience from a Rehabilitation Unit. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics 2008;4: 358-363
  • Abhishek Srivastava, N Mathur. Bladder Management Outcome after Spinal Cord Injured Patients: A Prospective Study. Indian Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2008; 19(2): 43-47
  • Abhishek Srivastava, A Gupta, AB Taly, T Murali. Surgical Reconstruction of Pressure Ulcers in Patients with Spinal Cord Diseases: A Prospective Study Indian Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2008; 19(2): 27-31
  • T Murali, Abhishek Srivastava. Book Review: Cerebral Palsy – A Manual for Therapists, Parents and Caregivers. Indian Journal of Medical Research 2007; 126 (3): 234-235
  • Abhishek Srivastava. Evaluation of Neurological Disability. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Education, Research and Training 2007; 2 (4): 3-5
  • Abhishek Srivastava. Functional Restoration Following Stroke: Role of Physical Strategies. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Education, Research and Training 2007; 2 (4): 12-16
  • Abhishek Srivastava. Stroke Rehabilitation. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Education, Research and Training 2007; 2 (4): 6-11
  • Abhishek Srivastava. Leprosy: Principles of Rehabilitation. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Education, Research and Training 2007; 2(3): 3-6
  • Abhishek Srivastava, AB Taly, DN Nagaraja. Stroke Rehabilitation: A Neurologist Perspective. Souvenir Of Regional Asian Stroke Congress & I National Congress Of Indian Stroke Association, 2006
  • T Murali, AB Taly, Abhishek Srivastava. Neurological Legal Disability. Annals Of Indian Academy Of Neurology 2006; 9(3):184-86

Invited Speaker

  • "Stroke Rehabilitation", CME on Stroke, API Raipur, India, July, 2016
  • "Paradigm Shift in Neurorehabilitation", International Conference of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM2016)", Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, May, 2016
  • "Post Stroke Aphasia: An Update", International Conference of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM 2016)", Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, May, 2016
  • "Goal Setting in Spasticity Management", Webinar, Spasticity Management, Mumbai, India, May, 2016
  • Chairperson, "Stroke", International Conference of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation", Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, May, 2016
  • Chairperson," Sensory Rehabilitation", World Congress of Neurorehabilitatioon (WCNR 2016), Philadelphia, USA, May, 2016
  • Recent Advances in Neurorecovery and Neurorehabilitation, NKenya Medical Association, Mombasa, Kenya, April, 2016
  • "Neurorehabilitation", IMTEC, Muscat, Oman, April 2016
  • "Recent Advances in Neurorehabilitation", CME on Stroke Management, IMA Udaipur, India, March, 2016
  • "Instrumented Gait Analysis", IV National Conference Of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation, Bangalore, India, April, 2016
  • Chairperson, "Music Therapy in Neurorehabilitation", IV National Conference Of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation, Bangalore, India, April, 2016
  • "Recent Advances in Neurorehabilitation", IMA Surat Branch, India, March, 2016
  • Chairperson, Session on Recent Advances in Techonolgy in Disability Management", New Delhi, India, February, 2016
  • "Robotics: A Paradigm Shift in Neurorehabilitation" , Annual Mid Term CME of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Imphal, India, January 2016
  • "3D Gait Analysis", International Conference of COMHAD, Nagpur, India, December 2015
  • "Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation", International Conference, of COMHAD, Nagpur, December, 2015
  • "Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation", International Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disease Symposium and International Congress of Interventional Neurology, Hyderabad, India, November 2015
  • "Chairperson, CME on Neurorehabilitation", Annual National Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology, Agra, October, 2015
  • "Cardiac Rehabilitation". Annual Mid Term CME of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Srinagar, India, September 2015
  • "Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation", Delhi Neurological Associtaion DNA-UP-UK Midcon, Mussorie, India, September 2015
  • "3D Instrumented Gait Analysis", I Asia Oceania Congress of Neurorehabilitation", Seoul, Korea, Sept, 2015
  • "Neural Plasticity, Neural Recovery and Neurorehabilitation", IMPACT, Improving Patient Care in Spasticity Through Neurorehab Treatment (IMPACT), Mumbai, August, 2015
  • "Management of Unconscious Patient", Improving Patient Care in Spasticity Through Neurorehab Treatment (IMPACT), Mumbai, August, 2015
  • "Management of Aphasia", Improving Patient Care in Spasticity Through Neurorehab Treatment (IMPACT), Mumbai, August, 2015
  • "Recent Advance is Locomotor Training", Improving Patient Care in Spasticity Through Neurorehab Treatment (IMPACT), Mumbai, August, 2015
  • "Spasticity Management", Improving Patient Care in Spasticity Through Neurorehab Treatment (IMPACT), Mumbai, August, 2015
  • Sexual Rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury, Annual National Conference of Neurotrauma Society of India, Bangalore, August, 2015
  • "Goal Setting in Planning Spasticity Management", ISTART, Mumbai, July, 2015
  • "3D Instrumented Gait Analysis", International Conference on Autism and Cerebral Palsy", Mumbai, India, May 2015
  • "Botulinum Toxin in Post Stroke Spasticity", Botox Neuro Update'15, Colombo, Sri Lanka, April, 2015
  • "Rehab Robotics", Indian Medical Association, Ahmadabad Branch Annual Meeting, Ahmadabad, India, April 2015
  • "Prerequisites of Normal Gait", II Bangalore Gait Course, Bangalore, India, March 2015
  • 3D Gait Analysis: A Walk through the Gait Lab", II Bangalore Gait Course, Bangalore, India, March, 2015
  • "Kinesiology of Shoulder", Master Class on Shoulder Pain, Musculoskeletal Medicine & Pain Summit, Jaipur, March 2015
  • "Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain" Master Class on Shoulder Pain, Musculoskeletal Medicine & Pain Summit, Jaipur, March 2015
  • "Botulinum Toxin in Neurorehablitation", III Annual Conference of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation, Mumbai, India, March 2015
  • "Robotics in Neuorehabilitation" at Pune Chapter of Indian Association of Occupational Health, Pune, India, February, 2015
  • "Acute Stroke Rehabilitation" at Annual Conference of Karnataka Academy of Neurosciences, Mangalore, India, February, 2015
  • "Robotics in Neuorehabilitation" at XXXXIII Annual National Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Trivandrum, India, January 2015
  • "Neurorehabilitation", Annual Conference of Mumbai Chapter of Indian Association of Occupational Health, Mumbai, October, 2014
  • "Neurorehabilitation in Unconcious Patient", Annual Conference of Maharashtra Chapter of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Mumbai, October, 2014
  • "Botulinum Toxin in Lower Limb Spasticity", Indian Spasticity Treatment Assessment & Rehabilitation Program ISTART, New Delhi, India, September, 2014
  • "USG Guided Botulinum Toxin Injection", Indian Spasticity Treatment Assessment & Rehabilitation Program ISTART, New Delhi, India, September, 2014
  • "Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation" Annual National Mid Term Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Bhopal, India, Sept 2014
  • "Poliomyelitis: How We Won", VIII World Congress of NeuroRehabilitation, WFNRCON2014, Istanbul, Turkey, April, 2014
  • "Neural Plasticity & Rehabilitation", II National Conference Of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation, Mumbai, India, March, 2014
  • "Botulinum Toxin for Lower Limb Spasticity", Botulinum Toxin in Spasticity Management Workshop, II National Conference Of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation, Mumbai, India, March, 2014
  • "Neural Regeneration, Plasticity & Rehabilitation", Annual National Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Chennai, India, January, 2014
  • "Pharmacology in Neurological Recovery", Annual National Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Chennai, India, January 2014
  • "Neurorehabilitation of Unconscious Patient", Annual National Mid Term Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India, Sept 2013
  • "Neurological Rehabilitation: Assessment and bringing Evidence into Practice" , Annual National Mid Term Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India, Sept 2013
  • "Botulinum Toxin in Spasticity Management", Annual National Mid Term Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India, Sept 2013
  • "Evaluation and Management of Aphasia" Annual National Mid Term Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India, Sept 2013
  • "3D Instrumented Gait Analysis", Annual National Mid Term Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India, Sept 2013
  • "Role of Botulinum Toxin in Lower Limb Spasticity", at Botox in Neurological Disorders (BOND) Workshop, Kathmandu, Nepal, June 2013
  • "Rehabilitation of the Unconscious Patient", I National Conference of Indian Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation", Lucknow, India, March 2013
  • Role of 3D Instrumented Gait Analysis in Spasticity Management", I National Conference of Indian Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation", Lucknow, India, March 2013
  • Chairperson, "Stroke Symposium", I National Conference of Indian Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation", Lucknow, India, March 2013
  • Chairperson, "Spasticity Symposium", I National Conference of Indian Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation", Lucknow, India, March 2013
  • "Role of Inj Botox in Spasticity", I National Conference of Indian Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation", Lucknow, India, March 2013
  • Neural Plasticity, Recovery and Regeneration" at Indian Stroke Association National Conference, Ludhiana, India, March 2013
  • "Recent Advances for Locomotor Training" at Indian Stroke Association National Conference, Ludhiana, India, March 2013
  • "3D Instrumented Gait Analysis in Stroke" at Indian Stroke Association National Conference, Ludhiana, India, March 2013
  • "Neural Plasticity and Regeneration" at National Stroke Update, Stroke: Controversies and Challenges, Mumbai, India, February 2013
  • "Spasticity: Untreated / Under treated" National Stroke Update, Stroke: Controversies and Challenges, Mumbai, India, February 2013
  • "Cardiac Rehabilitation" at Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (IAPMRCON2013), Bangalore, India, January 2013
  • "Recent Advances in Balance and Gait Management Post Stroke" at Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (IAPMRCON2013), Bangalore, India, January 2013
  • "Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab" at Bombay Neurosciences Association Meeting, Mumbai, January 2013
  • "Recent Advances in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation", Annual National Conference of Neurological Society of India (NEUROCON2012), New Delhi, India, December 2012
  • "Post Stroke Aphasia" at Annual Conference of Maharashtra Chapter of IAPMR, Mumbai, India, Nov' 2012
  • "Clinical Approach to Neurogenic Bladder", Annual National Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology (IANCON), Ahmedabad, September 2012
  • "3D Instrumented Gait Analysis: Application in Neurologic Diseases", Mid Term Annual CME of Indian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Hyderabad, India, Sept 2012
  • "Quality of Life in Aphasia" at International Workshop on Aphasia, Indore, India, August 2012
  • "Stroke Rehabilitation" at World Federation of Neurology Continuum Course, Mumbai, India, June 2012
  • "Management of Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders" at World Federation of Neurology Continuum Course, Mumbai, India, June 2012
  • "3D Instrumented Gait Analysis: A Novel Approach in the Management of Gait Disorder", Grand Rounds, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, Mumbai, India, June 2012
  • "Rehabilitation Services in India" at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia, May, 2012
  • "Recent Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation" at Annual Kerala Neurocon, Trivandrum, India, May, 2012
  • "Recent Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation" at Neuro Club, Nasik, India, April, 2012
  • "Management of Post Stroke Aphasia" at Annual Conference of Bombay Neurosciences Association, Mumbai, India, April 2012
  • "Stroke Rehabilitation" at Recent Advances in Stroke Care: Team Concept Webinar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, April, 2012
  • "Principles and Practice of Stroke Rehab" at V MP Neurological Association (MPNEUROCON), Bhopal, India, March, 2012
  • "Stroke Rehabilitation" CME on Recent Advances in Management of Stroke , IMA Mulund Branch, Mumbai, India, March 2012
  • "Medical Complications in Stroke Rehab" V MP Neurological Association (MPNEUROCON), Bhopal, India, March, 2012
  • "Role of Botulinum Toxin in Post Stroke Spasticity" VII Annual National Conference of Indian Stroke Association (STROKECON 2012), Pune, India, March 2012
  • "Multiple Sclerosis: Disability Assessment & Rehabilitation" , International Neuroinflammation Conference, Chennai, February 2011
  • "Spasticity Management" International Conference on Neurology & Rehabilitation, Chennai, India, January 2012
  • "Treatment of Post Stroke Aphasia" at World Congress of Neurology, Marrakesh, Morocco, November 2011
  • "Evidence based Stroke Rehabilitation" at V AMRICON, Kolkata, India, September 2011
  • "Recent Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation" CME on Brain Stroke, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, India, September 2011
  • " Diabetic Foot: A Rehabilitation Approach" CME on Diabetes Mellitus, IMA Chapter, Mumbai, September 2011
  • "Management of Neuropathic Feet" at Annual National Conference of Vascular Society of India, Mumbai, India, September 2011
  • "Neural Plasticity and Rehabilitation after Brain Injury" at XVI Academia Eurasiana Neurochirugica, Mumbai, India, February, 2011
  • "Autologus Bone Marrow Derived Mononuclear Cells in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury" at International Symposium on Role of Stem Cells in Spinal Cord Injury, Mumbai, India, February, 2011
  • "Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Transplantation in Stroke" at International Symposium on Role of Stem Cells in Spinal Cord Injury, Mumbai, India, February, 2011
  • "Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation" at Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, N Delhi, India, January 2011
  • "Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitation Principles" at Bombay Neuroscience Association, Mumbai, India, Dec 10
  • "Recent Advances for Locomotor Training after Neurologic Injury" at III International Neurorehabilitation Workshop, Indian Head Injury Foundation, New Delhi, November, 2010
  • "Spinal Cord Injury due to Road Traffic Collisions" at International Spinal Cord Society Conference (ISCoS 2010), New Delhi, October, 2010
  • "Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation" at Mid Term Annual CME of Indian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India, August 2010
  • "Instrumented Gait Analysis in Cerebral palsy" at Mid Term Annual CME of Indian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India, August 2010
  • "Recent Advances in Gait Disorder Management Disorder after Neurolgic Injury" at Bombay Neuroscience Association, Mumbai, India, July 2010
  • "Comprehensive Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury", International Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury, Indian Head Injury Foundation, Mumbai, India, June 2010
  • "3D Instrumented Gait Analysis" at II International Congress on Neurology & Rehabilitation, Goa, India, April 2010
  • "Multiple Sclerosis: A Rehabilitation Approach" at II International Congress on Neurology & Rehabilitation, Goa, India, April 2010
  • "Instrumented Gait Analysis: Novel Approach to Analyze Gait Disorder" at Annual Conference of Bombay Neuroscience Association, Mumbai, India, April 2010
  • "Force Platform with Visual Feedback Training in Balance Training after Stroke" at II International Neuroscience Forum, Chongqing, China, March 2010
  • "Surgical Management of Pressure Ulcers in Neurological Rehab Setup" at II International Neuroscience Forum, Chongqing, China, March 2010
  • "Recent Advances in Neurorehabilitation" at Indian Neurointervention Foundation Annual Course: Circle of Willis and Others, Mumbai, India, March 2010
  • "Clinical Efficacy of Instrumented Gait Analysis" at Gait Course 2010 - Newer Horizons in the Management of Cerebral Palsy: 3 D Instrumented Gait Analysis and Botulinum Toxin, Mumbai, India, January 2010
  • "Instrumented Gait Analysis Laboratory" at Gait Course 2010 - Newer Horizons in the Management of Cerebral Palsy: 3 D Instrumented Gait Analysis and Botulinum Toxin, Mumbai, India, January 2010
  • "Cardiac Rehabilitation" at Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Jaipur, India, January 2010
  • "Instrumented Gait Analysis: Partnership with Technology in Management of Cerebral Palsy" at IV Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy IAPCON, Mumbai, India, January 2010
  • "Novel Approaches in Locomotor Training in Stroke Rehabilitation" at Indian Stroke Association CME on Recent Advances in Stroke Management, Mumbai, India, November 2009
  • "Instrumented Gait Analysis" at Continuing Medical Education Course from Bombay Orthopedic Society, Mumbai, India, October 2009
  • "Heart Failure: Role of Rehabilitation" at Cardio Update 2009, Pune, October 2009
  • "Recent advances in Neurorehabilitation" at International Seminar on Role of Electrophysical Agents in Clinical Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India, August 2009
  • "Learning to Walk Again After Neurological Injury" at 18 Annual Conference of Neurotrauma Society of India, Jaipur, August 2009
  • "Long Term Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury" at International Neurorehabilitation Conference, Indian Head Injury Foundation, New Delhi, August, 2009
  • "Novel Approaches for Gait Disorder Management after Stroke" At IV National Conference of Indian Stroke Association (ISA), Hyderabad, February, 2009
  • "Importance of Physical Activity in Hypertension viz-a-viz Age" At World Health Organization (WHO) Workshop on Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases by Diet & Physical Activity (WHO DPAS), New Delhi, December 2008
  • "Recommended Physical Activity for Children, Young People and Elderly" At World Health Organization (WHO) Workshop on Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases by Diet & Physical Activity(WHO DPAS), New Delhi, December 2008
  • "Objectives for Physical Activity Among Various Age Groups" At World Health Organization (WHO) Workshop on Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases by Diet & Physical Activity (WHO DPAS), New Delhi, December 2008
  • " Learning to Move Again: Body-weight Supported Treadmill Training" At IV International Spine And Spinal Injuries Conference (ISSICON 2008), New Delhi, India, February 2008
  • Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training in Improving Gait After Stroke" At XXXVI Annual National Conference Of Indian Association Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation (IAPMRCON 2008), Hyderabad, India, January 2008
  • "Sexuality & Disability: Problems to Solutions" At XXXIII Annual National Conference Of Indian Association Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (IAPMRCON 2005), Bangalore, India, January 2005

Dr. Abhishek Srivastava: TB Meningitis squeale with spastic paraparesis

Tuberculosis is one of the most common and devastating diseases affecting mankind. India has largest population suffering from tuberculosis and its sequel. It can affect lungs, brain, spinal cord, bones, intestines, etc and has devastating consequences from coma to paralysis.

Mr X, 54 years old male was admitted under Dr. Abhishek Srivastava’s care on 31/07/2015. He was a known case of TB Meningitis squeale with spastic paraparesis who was non ambulatory since last 4 years. He suffered a fall with suspected seizures on the day of admission before reaching the hospital. On examination he was conscious, alert, answering questions and had a contused lacerated wound over his right eye. He had good power in all four limbs but his lower limbs had developed severe spasticity and resultant contractures .He was dependent for his all Activities of daily living , bed bound with contractures in hip and knee which further added in severe deconditioning and decreased endurance. Inspite of having some power in bilateral lower limbs he was never rehabilitated to improve or maximize functional independence in the last four years.

Physician supervised inpatient comprehensive neurorehabilitation treatment program was started comprising of spasticity management with oral medications, management of osteoporosis with bisphosphonates, Inj. Botulinum toxin injected in bilateral hamstring muscles, physical therapy to improve strength, balance, standing, endurance and gait training and occupational therapy to improve functional and activities and daily living training, and orthotics to support knee and ankle. As he was bedbound for 4 years, it was very difficult to initiate walking. So Robotic assisted treadmill gait training (Lokomat TM) was initiated to improve gait and motor recovery. This is one of the latest and high end technologies to initiate walking in any person with muscle paralysis. Anyone with weakness of both lower limbs due to spinal cord injury or disease, one side weakness due to stroke or traumatic brain injury, and all four limb paralysis due to brain or spinal cord injury can be made to walk on this training system to initiate neuroplasticity and enhanced motor and functional recovery.

He had bilateral knee pain due to joint degenerative changes interfering with therapy and hence underwent bilateral knee intra-articular steroid injection. Stiffness and spasticity in knee continued to hamper mobility training and hence he underwent Inj. Botox procedure (400 Units) in bilateral hamstrings and bilateral ankle plantar flexors along with bilateral below knee corrective cast applied with ankles in maximal possible correction. Cast was removed after one week and mobility training was reattempted but he continued to have pain and stiffness in bilateral knee and ankle during robotic training. Dr. Navita Purohit’s (pain medicine) opinion was sought and he underwent bilateral tibial nerve block under USG guidance on 07-10-2015, which further improved ankle movement and he was able to bear weight on the ankle with improved stiffness in knee. He started walking with walker but still had left ankle pain (medial side) which hampered full weight bearing and altered walking pattern.USG was done which was suggestive of subcutaneous edema with no muscle tear and on Dr. N Purohit’s advice underwent left posterior tibial nerve block.Pain reduced and walking pattern improved further.

He continued inpatient physician supervised multidisciplinary neurorehab program for 3 months and at discharge was able to walk with ankle supports and walker and was totally independent for self care activities and indoor ambulation.

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