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17/12/2017
Dr.Arab Amir Massoud
 

Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Health and Medical Education

Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

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Amir Massoud Arab (Loodaricheh) PT, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Physical Therapy University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

Evin, Koodakyar Ave.P.O Box 1985713834 ,Tehran, Iran.

Tel:      (98) 21 22180039 (Office)

Fax:      (98) 21 22180039

Email:arabloo_masoud@hotmail.com  -  amarab@uswr.ac.ir

 

Date of Birth: 29/11/1972

Place of Birth: Tehran, IRAN

Marital Status: Married, Three Children

 

 EDUCATION

2008,  University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree: Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)

Field of Study: Physical Therapy

Dissertation: The patterns of muscle imbalance in patients with chronic low back pain (Supervisor: Mohammad R. Nourbakhsh; Professor at North Georgia College & State University

2000, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

Six Months Residency in Manual Therapy of the Spine (TMJ, Cervical, Thoracic and LumboPelvic Region) (510 Hours)  

Instructor: Mohammad R. Nourbakhsh; Professor at North Georgia College & State University

2000, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree: Master of Science

Field of Study: Physical Therapy

Thesis: The relative effects of mechanical factors on low back pain

(Supervisor: Mohammad R. Nourbakhsh; Professor at North Georgia College & State University

1997, Semnan University of Medical Sciences   

 

Degree: Bachelors of Science

Field of Study: Physical Therapy

Thesis: The effect of two treatment methods on grip strength in   patients with cervical osteoarthritis

  

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2009-present                Vice Chair

Department of Physical Therapy University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation SciencesTehran, Iran

 

2008-present                Assistant Professor

Department of Physical Therapy University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Tehran, Iran

2004-2008                  Faculty Member, Lecturer                                

Department of Physical Therapy University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Tehran, Iran

2003-present                Director of Biomechanics Lab. and Lab Instructor Department of

Physical Therapy University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Tehran, Iran

2003-2004                   Lecturer of Clinical Course (Clinical Instructor)

Department of Physical Therapy University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Tehran, Iran

2001-2003                   Clinical Instructor (Clinical Course)

Department of Physical Therapy University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Tehran, Iran

1998                           Adjunct Instructor (Part-time)

Department of Physical Therapy Semnan University of Medical Sciences Semnan, Iran  

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2001-2009                  Saba Clinic (Under USWR)

(3 days/week; 8:00–12:00 am)

Fatemi Avenue, 4th Alley,

Tehran, Iran

 

2009-present               Akhavan Rehabilitation Center (Under USWR)

(3 days/week; 8:00–12:00 am)

Vali-Asr Avenue, Asadimanesh St. 

Tehran, Iran

 

2003-present              Physical Therapist

Private Clinic: Nabi Medical Center

(3 days/week; 4:00–8:00 pm)

Shahrak Gharb, Golestan Avenue, Next to the Al-nabi Mosque

Tehran, Iran

 

2003-2006                   Physical Therapist

Private Clinic: Zafar Rehabilitation Center

(3 days per week; 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Zafar Street, No: 236

Tehran, Iran

 

 TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

 -   Muscle and Nerve Physiology (PhD level)

-   Advanced Manual Therapy of the Spine (PhD level)

-   Musculoskeletal Pathobiomechanics (MSc level)

-   Principles of Manual Therapy: Spine and Extremities (MSc level)

-   Biomechanics of the Lower Extremity (MSc level)

-   Electrophysiology (MSc level)

-   Research Instrumentation (MSc level)           

-   Kinesiology of the Spine (BSc level)

-   Kinesiology of the Upper Extremities (BSc level)

-   Kinesiology of the Lower Extremities (BSc level)

-   Physical Therapy in Orthopaedics (BSc level)

-   ElectroTherapy (BSc level)

-   Biomechanics (MSc level, Department of Orthotics & Prosthetics)

-   Clinical Course (BSc level, Course Director)

 

 PUBLICATIONS

PAPERS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

 1.      MR Nourbakhsh, AM Arab. Relationship between mechanical factors and incidence of low back pain. Journal of Orthopedic Sport Physical Therapy 2002; 32(9), 447-460.

2.      MT Joghataei, AM Arab, H Khaksar. The Effect of cervical traction combined with conventional therapy on grip strength on patients with cervical radiculopathy. Clinical Rehabilitation 2004; 18(8), 879-887.

3.      MR Nourbakhsh, AM Arabloo, M Salavati. The relationship between pelvic cross syndrome and chronic low back pain. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 2006; 19(4), 119-128.   

 4.      AM Arab, M Salavati, I Ebrahimi, ME Mousavi. Sensitivity, specificity and predictive value of the clinical trunk muscles endurance tests in low back pain. Clinical Rehabilitation 2007; 21(7), 640-647.

5.      M Salavati , M Moghadam, I Ebrahimi, AM Arab. Changes in postural stability with fatigue of lower extremity frontal and sagittal plane movers. Gait & Posture. 2007; 26(2), 214-218.

6.      AM Arab, I Abdollahi, MT Joghataei, Z Golafshani, A Kazemnejad. Inter- and intra-examiner reliability of single and composites of selected motion palpation and pain provocation tests for sacroiliac joint. Manual Therapy 2009; 14 (2), 213-221.

7.      AM Arab, R Bazaz Behbahani, L Lorestani, A Azari. Correlation of digital palpation and transabdominal ultrasound for assessment of pelvic floor muscle contraction. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 2009; 17(3), E75-79.

8.      M Chehrehrazi, AM Arab, N Karimi, M Zargham. Assessment of pelvic floor muscle contraction in stress urinary incontinent women: Comparison between transabdominal ultrasound and perineometry. International Urogynecology Journal Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 2009; 20: 1491-1496. (DOI 10.1007/s00192-009-0977-8)

9.      AM Arab, R Bazaz Behbahani, L Lorestani, A Azari. Assessment of pelvic floor muscle function in women with and without low back pain using transabdominal ultrasound.  Manual Therapy 2010; 15:235-239. (DOI10.1016/j.math.2009.12.005)

10.  AM Arab, MR Nourbakhsh. The relationship between hip abductor muscle strength and iliotibial band tightness in individuals with low back pain. Chiropractic and Osteopathy 2010; 18:1

11.  AM Arab, M Chehrehrazi. The response of the abdominal muscles to pelvic floor muscle contraction in women with and without stress urinary incontinence using ultrasound imaging. Neurourology and Urodynamics 2011;30: 117-120. (DOI 10.1002/nau.20959)

12.  AM Arab, MR Nourbakhsh, A Mohammadifar. The relationship between hamstring length and gluteal muscle strength in individuals with sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 2011; 19: 5-10. (DOI 10.1179/106698110X12804993426848)

13.  O Rasouli, AM Arab, M Amiri, Sh Jaberzadeh. Ultrasound measurement of deep abdominal muscles activity in sitting positions with different level of stability in subjects with and without low back pain. Manual Therapy 2011; (doi:10.1016/j.math.2011.01.009)

14.  AM Arab, M Chehrehrazi, B Parhampour. Pelvic floor muscle assessment in standing and lying position: Comparison between women with and without stress urinary incontinence. Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal 2011; 17: 20-24.

15.  N Karimi, I Ebrahimi, K Ezzati, S Kahrizi, G Torkaman, AM Arab. The effects of consecutive supervised stability training on postural balance in patients with chronic low back pain. Pakistan Journal of Medical Science 2009; 25(2), 177-181.

16.  I Ebrahimi, GR Shah hosseini, M Salavati, H Farahini, AM Arab. Clinical trunk muscle endurance in subjects with and without low back pain. Medical Journal Islamic Republic Iran 2005; 19, 95-101.

17.  O Rasooli, M Amiri, AM Arabloo. Comparison of abdominal muscles thickness changes at different postures between non-specific chronic low back pain patients and healthy males by ultrasonography. Journal of Rehabilitation 2010 winter; 10(4), 32-39. (Press in Farsi)

18.  F Ghaderi, AM Arab, A Nodehi Moghaddam, M Rahgozar. Reproducibility of maximum voluntary isometric contraction in "Empty can" position during surface electromyographic analysis of shoulder muscles. Modares Journal of Medical Sciences: Pathobiology 2010 spring; 13, 69-78. (Press in Farsi)

19.  S Nazarymoghadam, A Nodehi Moghaddam, AM Arab, A Zeinalzade. Scapular kinematics: A comparison between females with and without general hypermobility syndrome in arm elevation. Journal of Rehabilitation 2010 summer; 11(2), 8-14. (Press in Farsi)

20.  R Mohammadi, A Nodehi Moghaddam, AM Arab, A Kazemnezhad. Shoulder key exercise effect of on isometric torque of glenohumeral joint movements in healthy young females. Journal of Rehabilitation 2009 summer; 10(2), 38-44. (Press in Farsi)

21.  AM Arab, MR Nourbakhsh, M Salavati. Relative effects of mechanical factors on low back pain. Kowsar Medical Journal 2004 spring; Vol:9, part 1: 1-11. (Press in Farsi)

22.  M Moghadam, M Salavati , E Ebrahimi, AM ArabThe effect of fatigue in proximal and distal muscles of lower extremity on postural control. Journal of Rehabilitation 2003 summer; 4(13), 29-36. (Press in Farsi)

 

 SUBMITTED ARTICLES TO PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

 1.      AM Arab, M Chehrehrazi. Ultrasound measurement of abdominal muscles activity during abdominal hollowing and bracing in women with and without stress urinary incontinence. Manual Therapy (Under review; Manuscript ID: YMATH-D-10-00027)

2.      L Ghamkhar, AM Arab, M Emami, MR Nourbakhsh. Altered pattern of muscle activation during prone hip extension in women with low back pain. Chiropractic and Osteopathy (Under review; Manuscript ID: MS ID : 1393766239449572)

3.      AM Arab, L GhamkharMR Nourbakhsh. Muscle activation patterns during prone hip extension with and without abdominal hollowing or bracing maneuver. Journal of Orthopedic Sport Physical Therapy (Under review; Manuscript ID:10-10-3602-RR)

4.      N Tahan, AM Arab, O Rasouli, E Neisani Samani. Reliability of the ultrasound measurements of abdominal muscles activity when activated with and without pelvic floor muscles contractionManual Therapy (Under review)

  

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

 1.      AM Arab, S Maleki, A Abbasloo. Pelvic floor muscle contraction with and without abdominal muscle contraction in patients with low back pain. Manuscript in progress

2.      AM Arab, V Samadi, MA Sedighi Gilani. Assessment of pelvic floor muscle function in men with chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Manuscript in progress.

3.      AM Arab, M Emami. The activity pattern of the lumbo-pelvic muscles during prone hip extension in individuals with hamstring injury. Data collection in progress.

4.      AM Arab, MR Nourbakhsh. Craniosacral therapy for tinnitus: Two case reports with one year follow up. Manuscript in progress

5.      AM Arab, M Vafaei. The relationship between general hypermobility syndrome and lumbar lordosis or foot arch. Manuscript in progress.

6.      AM Arab, M Shafiei. General hypermobility syndrome in different phase of menstrual cycle. Data collection in progress.

7.      AM Arab, N Malek, F Biabani. Lumbar lordosis in pregnant and nonpregnant women. Manuscript in progress.

     

 BOOK

(Translation to Farsi)

1.      AM Arab, B Akhbari, M Hosseinzadeh. Maintaining Body Balance, Flexibility and Stability. University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Press. 2008

2.      M Akbari, AM Arab, N Karimi, M Moghadam Salimi. Principles of Manual Therapy; A Manual Therapy Approach to Musculoskeletal dysfunction. University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Press. 2007

 

PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS (ABSTRACTS)

 1.      AM Arab, MR Nourbakhsh, A Mohammadifar. The relationship between hamstring length and gluteal muscle strength in individuals with SIJ dysfunction. 7th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Los Angeles, USA, 9-12 November, 2010.

2.      AM Arab, A Abbasloo, S Maleki. Pelvic floor muscle activity with and without abdominal muscle contraction in patients with low back pain. 7th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Los Angeles, USA, 9-12 November, 2010.

3.      AM Arab, D Pourmakhdoum. Transabdominal ultrasound measurement of pelvic floor muscle function in women with chronic low back pain. APA Conference Week, Sydney, Australia, 1-5 October 2009. Abstract published in the e-AJPVolume 55:4, Supplement

4.      AM Arab, M Chehrehrazi. Pelvic floor muscle activity during abdominal hollowing and bracing maneuvers in women with and without stress urinary incontinence. APA Conference Week, Sydney, Australia, 1-5 October 2009. Abstract published in the e-AJP Volume 55:4, Supplement

5.      AM Arab, A Talimkhani, S Emdadi. Change in lumbar lordosis during prone knee flexion test in subjects with and without low back pain. 3rd International Conference on Movement Dysfunction, Edinburgh, UK, 30 October-1 November 2009. Abstract published in the journal Manual Therapy Volume 14, Supplement 1, October 2009.

6.      AM Arab, A Azari, R Behbahani, L Lorestani. Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction in women with low back pain. 5th World Congress; World Institute of Pain, New York, USA, 13-16 March 2009. (Poster presentation)

7.      AM Arab, R Bazaz Behbahani, L Lorestani, A Azari. The relationship between digital palpation test of pelvic floor muscle and thickness of the pelvic floor muscle measured by the trans-abdominal ultrasonography. 6th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 November 2007.

8.      AM Arab, M Salavati, I Ebrahimi. Clinical tests of muscle endurance in low back pain. 6th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 November 2007. (Poster presentation)  

9.      MR Nourbakhsh, AM Arab. The relationship between patterns of muscle imbalance and low back pain. 5th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Melbourne, Australia 10-13 November 2004.

10.  MR Nourbakhsh, AM Arab. Relationship between mechanical factors and incidence of low back pain. 14th International WCPT Congress, 7-12 June, 2003, Barcelona, Spain.

11.  MR Nourbakhsh, AM Arab. Muscle imbalance pattern and low back pain. 14th International WCPT Congress, 7-12 June, 2003, Barcelona, Spain.

12.  AM Arab, A Hatami. Anatomy Trains: Myofascial approach in manual and movement therapy. 5th Asian-Pacific International Congress of Anatomists & 8th Iranian Congress of Anatomical SciencesAnatomy in Rehabilitation Seminar. 16-19 May 2008, Tehran, Iran.

13.  AM Arab, M Salavati, I Ebrahimi. The sensitivity, specificity and predictive value of the clinical muscle endurance tests in low back pain. Emirates Physiotherapy Conference, 29 April-1 May 2006, Dubai, UAE. (CME accredited)

14.  AM Arab, MT Joghataei, A Jannati. The Effect of cervical traction combined with conventional therapy on grip strength on patients with cervical radiculopathy. Emirates Physiotherapy Conference, 29 April-1 May 2006, Dubai, UAE. (CME accredited) (Poster presentation)

15.  AM Arab, MR Nourbakhsh. Muscle imbalance syndrome and low back pain. Emirates Physiotherapy Conference, 29 April-1 May 2006, Dubai, UAE. (CME accredited) (Poster presentation)

16.  AA San’ati, AM Arab. The relationship between size of thoracic kyphosis, strength and length of shoulder muscles. 22ndIranian Physiotherapy Congress. 3-5 May 2011, Tehran, Iran

17.  A Talimkhani, Sh Emdadi, AM Arab. Lumbar lordosis during prone knee flexion test. 22nd Iranian Physiotherapy Congress. 3-5 May 2011, Tehran, Iran

18.  A Firouzi, AM Arab. The relationship between strength and ultrasound thickness measurement of elbow flexor muscles in healthy subjects. 22nd Iranian Physiotherapy Congress. 3-5 May 2011, Tehran, Iran

19.  A Mosadegh, AM Arab. The relationship between strength and ultrasound thickness measurement of anterior tibial muscles in healthy subjects. 22nd Iranian Physiotherapy Congress. 3-5 May 2011, Tehran, Iran

20.  L Ghamkhar, AM Arab. The activity pattern of lumbo-pelvic extensor muscles during prone hip extension in women with low back pain. 11th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 22-23 December 2010, Tehran, Iran.

21.  F Ghaderi, A Nodehi Moghaddam, AM Arab, M Rahgozar. The activity pattern of shoulder girdle in subjects with and without chronic neck pain. 11th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 22-23 December 2010, Tehran, Iran.

22.  AM Arab, M Chehrehrazi, B Parhampour. The response of the abdominal muscles to pelvic floor muscle contraction in women with and without stress urinary incontinence using ultrasound imaging. 11th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 22-23 December 2010, Tehran, Iran.

23.  R Keshavarz, AM Arab, M Rahmati. Compare between psychosocial rehabilitation and usual care in patients with chronic low back pain: Systematic review. 11th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 22-23 December 2010, Tehran, Iran.

24.  A Paknejad, AM Arab. Mechanism of the relationship between hamstring muscle length and back extensor muscle endurance in sacroiliac joint stability. 11th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 22-23 December 2010, Tehran, Iran.

25.  A Firouzi, AM Arab. Pelvic floor muscles in trunk stability. 2nd Student’s Rehabilitation Congress. 22-24 February 2011, Tehran, Iran

26.  O Rasouli, M Amiri, AM Arab. Comparison of abdominal muscle response to differenr postures in non-specific chronic low back pain and healthy male subjects utilizing ultrasonography. 20th Physiotherapy Congress of Iran. 12-14 May 2009, Tehran, Iran

27.  R Mohammadi, A Nodehi, AM Arab, A Kazemnejad. The effect of the shoulder selective exercise on the rotator cuff muscles endurance in healthy young females. 20th Physiotherapy Congress of Iran. 12-14 May 2009, Tehran, Iran

28.  M Chehrehrazi, AM Arab, N Karimi. Pelvic floor muscle activity during abdominal hollowing and bracing maneuvers inwomen with stress urinary incontinence. 20th Physiotherapy Congress of Iran. 12-14 May 2009, Tehran, Iran

29.  M Shafiei, AM Arab. A survey on body general hypermobility index during different phases of menstrual cycle. 20thPhysiotherapy Congress of Iran. 12-14 May 2009, Tehran, Iran. (Poster presentation)

30.  S Nazarimoghadam, A Nodehi, AM Arab. A comparison of scapular kinematic between subjects with and without general hypermobility syndrome in frontal and sagital plane arm elevation. 20th Physiotherapy Congress of Iran. 12-14 May 2009, Tehran, Iran. (Poster presentation)

31.  M Chehrehrazi, AM Arab, B Parhampour. Comparison between transabdominal ultrasound and perineometry in women with stress urinary incontinence. 20th Physiotherapy Congress of Iran. 12-14 May 2009, Tehran, Iran. (Poster presentation)

32.  M Emami, L Ghamkhar, AM Arab. Postural improvement using core integration. 20th Physiotherapy Congress of Iran. 12-14 May 2009, Tehran, Iran. (Poster presentation)

33.  M Chehrehrazi, AM Arab, N Karimi. Comparison between transabdominal ultrasound and perineometry for pelvic floor muscle assessment. 10th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 23-24 December 2009, Tehran, Iran.

34.  F Ghaderi, AM Arab, A Nodehi Moghaddam, M Rahgozar. Reliability of the maximum voluntary isometric contraction in surface electromyography of the shoulder muscles. 10th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 23-24 December 2009, Tehran, Iran.

35.  M Golpour, K Ezzati, N Karimi, AM Arab, M Rahgozar, B Khorasani. Effect of supervised functional stabilization exercise in men with non-specific chronic low back pain. 10th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 23-24 December 2009, Tehran, Iran

36.  A Talimkhani, S Emdadi, AM Arab. Lumbar lordosis change in prone knee flexion test in subjects with and without low back pain. 10th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 23-24 December 2009, Tehran, Iran

37.  AM Arab. Exercise therapy in management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Seminar in Exercise, Security and Health, Birjand University, 29 January 2009, Birjand, Iran.

38.  AM Arab, R Keshavarz, S Sherafat. Role of fascia in postural improvement. 9th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 24-25 December 2009, Tehran, Iran.

39.  S Sherafat, R Keshavarz, AM Arab. Movement impairment in low back pain syndrome. 9th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 24-25 December 2009, Tehran, Iran.

40.  AM Arab. Principles of joint mobilization. Seminar in Physiotherapy in Disease, Medical Council of I.R.IRAN, Milad Hospital. 23-25 Feb 2008, Tehran, Iran.

41.  R Behbahani, L Lorestani, A Azari, AM Arab. Comparison of pelvic floor muscles strength in healthy women and those with low back pain. 18th Physiotherapy Congress of Iran. 8-10 May 2007, Tehran, Iran

42.  O Rasouli, M Amiri, AM Arab. Comparative study of abdominal muscle response to different postures in non specific chronic low back pain and healthy subject utilizing ultrasonography. 8th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy.26-27 Dec 2007, Tehran, Iran

43.  R Behbahani, L Lorestani, A Azari, AM Arab. Comparison of the two evaluation methods of pelvic floor muscles in women with and without low back pain. 7th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 26-27 Dec 2006, Tehran, Iran

44.  V Samadi, AM Arab. Pelvic floor muscles dysfunction in chronic pelvic pain syndrome. 7th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 26-27 Dec 2006, Tehran, Iran

45.  M Sakhaei, B Akhbari, AM Arab. Principles of core exercise. 7th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 26-27 Dec 2006, Tehran, Iran

46.  V Samadi, AM Arab. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). 1st Conference, Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Impairment, 7-8 Nov 2006, Tehran, Iran.

47.  M Shafiei, R Keshavarz, AM Arab. Function of Neuromatrix in musculoskeletal disorders. 1st Conference, Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Impairment, 7-8 Nov 2006, Tehran, Iran.

48.  R Behbahani, L Lorestani, A Azari, AM Arab. Correlation between digital palpation and ultrasound measurement of pelvic floor muscle. 1st Conference, Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Impairment, 7-8 Nov 2006, Tehran, Iran.

49.  AM Arab, M Salavati. The sensitivity and the trunk endurance tests in individuals with low back pain. 6th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 29-30 Dec 2005, Tehran, Iran

50.  A Ghaniabadi, S Rahmdel, N Karimi, AM Arab. Correlation between lumbar lordosis, abdominal muscle strength andendurance and the number of pregnancy. 1st Seminar of Physical Therapy-Health-Women, Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), 21 Dec 2005, Tehran, Iran

51.  M Moghadam, M Salavati , E Ebrahimi, Arab AMComparative study of the effect of muscle fatigue in frontal and sagital plane on postural control. 3rd Student Seminar of Physical Therapy. 6-7 Dec 2004, Tehran, Iran.

52.  M Hosseinzadeh, Arab AM. New concepts in spinal stabilization. 3rd Student Seminar of Physical Therapy. 6-7 Dec 2004, Tehran, Iran.

53.  AM Arab. T4 syndrome. 3rd Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 3-4 March 2003, Tehran, Iran

54.  AM Arab, A Mohammadifard. Clinical diagnostic tests for sacroiliac joint dysfunction. 4th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 22-23 Dec 2003, Tehran, Iran

55.  AM Arab, MR Nourbakhsh. Clinical analysis of pelvic crossed syndrome in patients with low back pain. 14thPhysiotherapy Congress of Iran. 13-15 May 2003, Tehran, Iran

56.  AM Arab. Muscle tightness and weakness in patients with low back pain. 2nd Student Seminar of Physical Therapy.8-9 Dec 2003, Tehran, Iran

57.  AM Arab, MR Nourbakhsh, M Salavati. Relative effects of mechanical factors on low back pain occurrence. 13thPhysiotherapy Congress of Iran. 21-23 May 2002, Tehran, Iran

58.  AM Arab, A Jannati. The Effect of cervical traction on grip strength in patients with cervical radiculopathy. 13thPhysiotherapy Congress of Iran. 21-23 May 2002, Tehran, Iran

59.  AM Arab, MR Nourbakhsh, M Salavati. Relative importance of musculoskeletal factors in low back pain. The National Seminar of Mechanical Low Back Pain. 28-29 May 2002, Tabriz, Iran

60.  A Ghaniabadi, Sh Rahmdel, N Karimi, AM Arab. Relationship between abdominal muscle strength and endurance with pregnancy number. 1st Student Seminar of Physical Therapy. 17 Dec 2002, Tehran, Iran

61.  AM Arab. Segmental evaluation and mobilization of the spine. Saba Rehabilitation, Research and Educational Center, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences. 19 Nov 2001, Tehran, Iran.

62.  M Hadian, I Ebrahimi, A Moezi, Arab AMPanel discussion: Flexibility. 17th Physiotherapy Congress of Iran. 16-18 May 2006, Tehran, Iran

63.  I Ebrahimi, M Salavati, Arab AMPanel discussion: Musculoskeletal adaptation. 3rd Student Seminar of Physical Therapy. 6-7 Dec 2004, Tehran, Iran.

64.  I Ebrahimi, M Salavati, Arab AMPanel discussion: Treatment approach based on motor control in low back pain. 2ndStudent Seminar of Physical Therapy. 8-9 Dec 2003, Tehran, Iran

 

RESEARCH/ CLINICAL INTEREST

-      Exercise and Manual Therapy with emphasis on Spine (Mobilization, Manipulation, Craniosacral Techniques, Myofascial Release)

-      Musculoskeletal Impairment (Orthopedic and Sport Physical Therapy)

-      Movement Pattern in Musculoskeletal Disorders (Altered Movement Pattern)

-      Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction

-      Ultrasonography for Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Muscles

-      Surface Electromyography (Kinesiologic EMG)

 

SERVICE

-   Director of Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran, (2003-present)

-   Administrator of Students Research Committee, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran, (2010-present)

-   Chairman, 11th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. 23-24 December Tehran, Iran, (2009).

-   Scientific President: Anatomy in Rehabilitation Seminar. In “5th Asian-Pacific International Congress of Anatomists & 8thIranian Congress of Anatomical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (2008)

-   Scientific President, First Conference of Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Impairment, Tehran, Iran (2006)

-   Executive Administrator, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Workshop, Tehran, Iran (2005)

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AT CONFERENCES

-   Member of the Scientific Committee: 4th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2003)

-   Member of the Scientific Committee: 5th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2004)

-   Member of the Scientific Committee: 6th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2005)

-   Member of the Scientific Committee: 7th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2006)

-   Member of the Scientific Committee: 8th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2007)

-   Member of the Scientific Committee: 9th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2008)

-   Member of the Scientific Committee: 10th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2009)

-   Member of the Scientific Committee: 11th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2010)

-   Member of the Scientific Committee: 2nd Student Seminar of Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2003)

-   Member of the Scientific Committee: 3rd Student Seminar of Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2004)

-   Member of the Executive Committee: 6th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2005)

-   Member of the Executive Committee: 7th Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2006)

-   Member of the Executive Committee: 3rd Student Seminar of Physical Therapy. Tehran, Iran (2004)

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AT USWR

 University

-   Research Council, Deputy of Research, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Press, member 2009

-   Editorial Board, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Press, member 2004-2008

-   “Neuroscience and Rehabilitation” Research Group, 2006

 

 Department of Physical Therapy

 -   Research Committee, member 2008 – present

-   Education Committee, member 2004 - present

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

-   Iranian Physiotherapy Association

-   Medical Council of Islamic Republic of IRAN

   

CERTIFICATION / CONTINUING EDUCATION ATTENDED

2000                                      Manual Therapy of the Spine (TMJ, Cervical, Thoracic and LumboPelvic Region)

Six Months Residency (510 Hours)

Instructor: Mohammad R. Nourbakhsh; Professor at NGCSU, USA.

2003                                         Soft Tissue Mobilization Workshop

Instructor: Mohammad R. Nourbakhsh; Professor at NGCSU, USA

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, December 25.

2003                                      Neuro-rehabilitation Workshop

Instructor: Derrick Wade; Oxford Centre for Enablement, UK

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences,

2005                                    Massage: Clinical Practice & Theory Workshop 

Instructor: Johanna Thackwray, Certified Sport Massage Therapist in Canada, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, December.

2005                                         Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Workshop

Instructor: N Fouladi; Member at KING’S College

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences,

2006                                      Ultrasound Imaging in Retraining Trunk Muscle Control Workshop 

Instructor: Paul W. Hodges; Professor at University of Queensland,

Australia, Emirate Physiotherapy Conference, Dubai, May 1.

2006                                      Lower Limb Mechanics Workshop

Instructor: Jenny McConnell; Grad Dip Man Ther, Sydney, Australia

Emirate Physiotherapy Conference, Dubai, April 30.

2006                        Movement Impairment Syndrome in LumboPelvic Region Workshop

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences,

2006                                      Lab Finding in Spinal Disorders Workshop

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences,

2007                                      Pharmacology in Physical Therapy Workshop

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences,

2008                                      Pressotherapy Workshop

Instructor: ENRAF-NONIUS Company

Saba Clinic, Tehran

2009                                      Kinesiotaping Workshop

Iranian Physiotherapy Association, Tehran Branch, Rofaideh Hospital, October 29. 

2009                                      Massage Therapy Workshop

Iranian Physiotherapy Association, Akhavan Rehabilitation Center, Tehran, November 4-5

2009                                      Pelvic Floor Workshop

Instructor: Mohammad R. Nourbakhsh; Professor at NGCSU, USA, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, December 23

2009                                      Craniosacral Therapy Workshop

Instructor: Mohammad R. Nourbakhsh; Professor at NGCSU, USA, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, December 24

2009                                      Myofacial Release Workshop

Instructor: Mohammad R. Nourbakhsh; Professor at NGCSU, USA, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, December 25

2010                                      Principles of Pharmacology in Rehabilitation Workshop

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences,

2011                                      Manipulation Techniques for Cervicothoracic Junction Workshop

Instructor: Mohammad Jamali; Boston, USA,

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, December 23-25.

 

WORKSHOPS PRESENTED

Shiraz City, Iran, November 12. 2009

2.      Segmental Evaluation and Mobilization of The Lumbar Spine, presented at Iranian Physiotherapy Association, Isfahan Branch, Isfahan City, Iran, October 22- 23. 2009

3.      Mobilization of The Cervical Spine, presented at Iranian Physiotherapy Association, Tehran City, Iran, February 12- 13. 2009

4.      Evaluation and Mobilization of The Lumbar Spine, Differential Diagnosis in Low Back Pain, presented at Iranian Physiotherapy Association, Tehran City, Iran, November 13- 14. 2008

5.      Segmental Evaluation and Mobilization of The Spine, Differential Diagnosis in Low Back Pain, presented at Iranian Physiotherapy Association, Tabriz City, Iran, July 31- August 1. 2008

6.      Mobilization of The Lumbar Spine, Spinal Stabilization, presented at Welfare Organization, Gorgan City, Iran, October 18-19. 2006.

7.      Segmental Evaluation and Mobilization of The Spine, presented at Social Security Organization, Dr. Labbafi Nejad Hospital, Tehran City, Iran, August 19-20. 2006

8.      Mobilization of The Lumbar Spine, presented at Social Security Organization, Shiraz City, Iran, January 23-25. 2005

9.      Mobilization of The Lumbar Spine, presented at Social Security Organization, Isfahan City, Iran, January 2-4. 2005

 

 RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

 -  Rater in the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE) system, McMaster University, CANADA

-   Editorship:

-            Member of advisory board: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology, Present

-   Invited reviewer of manuscript:

-            Journal of Rehabilitation, 2005-Present

-            Journal of Gorgan University of Medical Sciences,

-            Iranian Journal of Child Neurology

-   Reviewer of PhD and M.Sc Thesis;

-            University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2004-present

-            Iran University of Medical Sciences, 2004-2006

 

 THESIS SUPERVISOR/ ADVISOR

 PhD Thesis

-   Supervisor; “Sonomyographic assessment of abdominal muscles when activated alone and with pelvic floor muscle contraction in women with and without chronic non-specific low back pain.” by N. Tahan. Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2010.

-   Advisor; “The Comparison of Shoulder Girdle Muscular Activation Pattern in Subjects With and Without Chronic Neck Pain.” by F. Ghaderi. Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2008-2009.

M.Sc Thesis

-   Supervisor; “Muscular Activation Patterns During Prone Hip Extension Exercise in Athletes with and without Hamstring Strain Injuries.” by M. Emami, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2010-2011.

-   Supervisor; “Effects of Abdominal Hollowing and Bracing Maneuvers During Prone Hip Extension Exercise on Lumbopelvic Muscles Recruitment pattern in Patients with Chronic Low back pain.” by L. Ghamkhar, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2009-2010.

-   Supervisor; “Pelvic Floor Muscle Activity During Abdominal Hollowing and Bracing Maneuvers in Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence.” by M. Chehrehrazi, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2008-2009.

-   Advisor; “Effectiveness of Supervised Accelerated Functional Lumbar Stabilizing Exercises in Patients With Low Back Pain.” by M. Golpour, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2009.

-   Advisor; “A Comparison of Scapular Kinematic between Subjects With and Without General Hypermobility Syndrome in Frontal and Sagital Plane Arm Elevation.” by S. Nazarimoghadam, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2008-2009.

-   Advisor; “The Effect of Shoulder Key Exercise on Isometric Torque of Glenohumeral Joint Movements in The Healthy Young Females.” by R. Mohammadi, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2008.

-   Advisor; “Comparison of Abdominal Muscle Response to Different Postures in Non Specific Chronic Low Back Pain and Healthy Male Subjects Utilizing Ultrasonography.” by O. Rasouli, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2007.

 

B.Sc Thesis

-   Supervisor; “Change in Lumbar Lordosis During Prone Knee Flexion Test in Subjects With and Without Low Back Pain.” by A. Talimkhani, Sh. Emdadi, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2009.

-   Supervisor; “Relationship Between Tender Point in Myofacial Anatomy Train and Incidence of Low Back Pain” by F. Tabatabaei, R. Fatemi, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2009.

-   Supervisor; “General Hypermobility Index in Different Phase of Menstrual Cycle.” by M. Shafiei, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2008.

-   Supervisor; “Muscle Recruitment Patterns During Prone Hip Extension Test in Individuals With Low Back Pain.” by A. Hatami, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2008

-   Supervisor; “Evaluation of Pelvic Floor Muscle Function in Men with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and Healthy Male Subjects Utilizing Transabdominal Ultrasonography.” by V. Samadi, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2007.

-   Supervisor; “Pelvic Floor Muscle Contraction With and Without Abdominal Muscle Contraction in Patients With Low Back Pain.” by S. Maleki, A. Abbasloo, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2007.

-   Supervisor; “Correlation between Digital Palpation and Ultrasound Measurement of Pelvic Floor Muscles in Women With and Without Low back Pain.” by R. Bazaz Behbahani, L Lorestani, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2006.

-   Supervisor; “Relationship between Cognitive Disorders and Functional Postural Balance in Stroke Patients” by K. Aghazadeh, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2006.

-   Supervisor; “Inter- and Intra-Tester Reliability of Selected Scaroiliac Tests.” by Z. Golafshani, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2005.

-   Supervisor; “Hamstring Muscle Length in Low Back Pain Patients With and Without Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction.” by A. Mohammadifard, M. Khodabakhshi, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2003.

-   Advisor; “Discriminative Validity of Clinical Tests for Muscle Endurance in Subjects With and Without Low back Pain.” byS. Karimi, I. Marjanjoo, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2003.

-   Advisor; “The Relationship between General Hypermobility Syndrome and Lumbar Lordosis or Foot Arch.” by M.Vafaei,Department of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2002.

-   Supervisor; Book Translation to Farsi: “Maintaining Body Balance, Flexibility and Stability.” by M. HosseinzadehDepartment of Physical Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2006.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

UNIVERSITY

Outstanding Faculty Member, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Press, 2010

Outstanding Reviewer, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Press, 2006

Outstanding Researcher, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2005

 

ACADEMIC REFERENCES

1.    Mohammad Reza Nourbakhsh PT, Ph.D, OCS

Professor

Director of Research
Department of Physical Therapy
North Georgia College and State University
Dahlonega, GA 30597
Tel: 706- 864 1766
Fax: 706- 864 1493
E-mail: 
mrnourbakhsh@northgeorgia.edu

 

2.    Mohammad Taghi Joghataei Ph.D
Professor in Anatomy (Fellowship in Neuroscience)

Department Chair 
Anatomical Sciences Department 
Iran University of Medical Sciences 
Hemmat Highway,

Tehran, 14155-5983
Tel: (98) 21- 880 58689
Fax: (98) 21- 880 58689
E-mail: 
joghataei@iums.ac.ir

 

3.    Mohammad Parnianpour Ph.D
Professor

Biomechanics Engineering

Biomechanics Lab. 
School of Mechanical Engineering

Sharif University of Technology

Azadi St.

Tehran, IRAN

Tel: (98) 21- 661 65559
Fax: (98) 21- 660 00021 
E-mail: 
parnianpour@sharif.edu

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