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Dr.Akhbari Behnam
 

Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Health and Medical Education

Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

Curriculum Vitae


First Name: Behnam                                      

Surname: Akhbari

Date of Birth: September 23; 1964               

Nationality: Iranian

Associate Professor          

Gender: Male                  

 

Work Address: Physiotherapy Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Koudakyar St., Daneshjou blvd., Evin, Post Code: 19857-13831, Tehran, IRAN.                                        

Tel: 0098 21 22180039                                                                                                                  

 E-mail: akhbari@uswr.ac.ir, behnamakhbari@gmail.com

Scopus: http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=17134263100

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qiR5n-4AAAAJ&hl=en

 

Educational Background

2002-2007          PhD in Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Faculty, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN

1986-1990          MSc in Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN

1982-1986          BSc in Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN

 

Career

2010-present     Associate Professor of Physiotherapy Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, IRAN

2007-2010         Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, IRAN

1993-2007         Academic Tutor of Physiotherapy Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, IRAN

1990-1993         Academic Tutor of Physiotherapy Department, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, IRAN

 

Teaching Areas

  - Kinesiology and Biomechanics

  - Physiotherapy in Orthopedic Conditions

  - Electrodiagnosis and Electromyography

  - Manual Therapy

  - Motor Control

 

Research Areas

      - Postural and Motor Control Deficits in Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Disorders

      - Sensorimotor and Cognitive Contributions in Normal and Abnormal Postural Control

      - Cross Cultural Adaptation and Validation of Functional Outcome Measures in Iranian Subjects with Various Disabilities

      - Exercise Progression Based on Motor Control Findings in Subjects with Disabilities

         - Myofascial Therapy    

 

Students' Theses Guided

- MSc Theses, as supervisor: 6 titles

- MSc Theses, as advisor: 10 titles

- PhD Theses, as supervisor: 6 titles

- PhD Theses, as advisor: 6 titles  

 

Clinical Interests

    - Functional Training in Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Disorders

    - Manual Therapy in Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunctions

    - Myofascial Therapy and Dry Needling 

 

Specifications

2010          Two-day workshop on “Principles of Pharmacology in Rehabilitation” (July 13-14), Iranian Physiotherapy Association, Tehran, Iran

2005          One-day workshop on “Academic Rank Promotion” (December 21), University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2005          One-day workshop on “Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation” (September 1), University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2005          Three-day workshop on “Qualitative Research Methods” (February 15-17), University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2004          Three-day advanced workshop on “Massage Techniques” (November 22-24), University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2003          Three-day workshop on “Neurorehabilitation” (October 26-28), University Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran               

2003          One-day advanced workshop on “Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques” (November 24), University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2000          One-day advanced workshop on “TMJ Manual Therapy” (July 5), University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2000          Three-day advanced workshop on “Craniosacral Therapy” (May 16-18), University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

1999          Four-Month advanced training course on “Manual Therapy” (May 16-18), University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

1999          Five-day workshop on “Research Methodology” (March 13-17), Faculty of Rehabilitation, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

1997          Six-day professional training course on “Manual Therapy” (August 9-14), Iranian Physiotherapy Association, Tehran, Iran

1997          Six-day workshop on “Research Methodology” (July 5-10), University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

1995          Three-day workshop on “Rehabilitation Basics” (October 21-23), University of  Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

1995          One-day workshop on “Teaching Methodology and Evaluation” (August 10), University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

1992          Two-week advanced training course on “Low and Medium Frequency Electrotherapy” (May 13-30), Enraf Nonius Co., Delft, Netherland

         

Professional Membership

2002-Present         Medical Council of IR Iran

1986-Present         Iranian Physiotherapy Association (IPA)

 

Executive Positions

2009-present         Member of the “Rehabilitation Committee”, Sports Medicine Federation, Tehran, Iran

2009-present         Member of “Evaluation of Physiotherapy Programs Committee”, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Iran

2009-present         Official Expert of the Physiotherapy in “The Public Prosecutor's Office and Disciplinary Board”, Medical Council of IR Iran, Tehran, Iran                            

2008-present         Member of the “Research Committee”, Physiotherapy Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2008-2009              Member of the “Biomechanics Committee”, Physiotherapy Research Center, Shahid-Beheshty University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2008-2009              Member of the “DPT Committee”, Iranian Physiotherapy Association, Tehran, Iran   

1996-2002             Member of the “Board of Directors”, Iranian Physiotherapy Association, Tehran, Iran

 

International Publications

1)       Akhbari B, Salavati M, Safavi-faraokhi Z, and Mohammdi F. Intra-and inter-session reliability of static and dynamic postural control in participants with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome. Physiother Can. 2015; 67(3): 248-253.

2)       Akhbari B, Salavati M, Ebrahimi E, Ezzati K, and Haghighatkhah HR. Association of ultrasonography findings with pain, range of motion, disability, and pressure pain threshold in subjects with upper trapezius myofascial pain syndrome. Physical Treatments. 2015; 4(4): 221-227.

3)       Nazari-moghadam S, Salavati M, Esteki A, Akhbari B, Keyhani S, , and Zeinalzadeh A. Effect of dual-tasking on variability of spatiotemporal parameters in subjects with and without anterior cruciate ligament deficiency using linear dynamics. Physical Treatments. 2015; 4(4): 213-220.

 

4)       Akhbari B, Salavati M, Ahadi J, Ferdowsi F, Sarmadi A, Keyhani S, and Mohammadi F. Reliability of dynamic balance simultaneously with cognitive performance in patients with ACL deficiency and after ACL reconstructions and in healthy controls. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2014; 13: 43-48.

5)       Sherafat S, Salavati M, Ebrahimi-Takamjani I, Akhbari B, Mohammadirad S, Mazaheri M, Negahban H, and Lali P. Effect  of dual-tasking on dynamic postural control in individuals with and without non-specific low back pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2014;37(3):170-179.

6)       Akhbari B, Salavati M, Ezzati K, and Mohammadi Rad S. The Use of dry needling and myofascial meridians in a case of plantar fasciitis. J Chiropr Med 2014; 13: 43-48 (Top 5 downloaded articles in 2014).

7)       Sokhangoei Y, Abbasabadi A, Akhbari B, and Bahadoran MR. Investigating the relation of walking speed changes with the metabolic energy consumption index in traumatic unilateral below knee amputees. Europ J Experiment Biolog  2013, 3(3):173-177.

8)       Mohammadi F, Salavati M, Akhbari B, Mazaheri M, Mohsen Mir S, and Etemadi Y. Comparison of functional outcome measures after ACL reconstruction in competitive soccer players: A randomized trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2013; 95(14):1271-7.

9)       Baharlouei H, Salavati M, Akhbari B, Mosallanezhad Z, Mazaheri M, and Negahban H. Cross-cultural validation of the Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) using self-report and interview-based questionnaires among Persian-speaking elderly adults. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2013;57(3):339-44.

10)   Sherafat S, Salavati M, Ebrahimi-Takamjani I, Akhbari B, Mohammadirad S, Mazaheri M, and Negahban H. Intra and inter-session reliability of postural control in participants with and without non-specific low back pain using the Biodex Balance System. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2013;36(2):111-118.

11)   Mohammadirad S, Salavati M, Ebrahimi-Takamjani I, Akhbari B, Sherafat S, Mazaheri M, and Negahban H. Intra and Intersession Reliability of a Postural Control Protocol in Athletes with and Without Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Dual-task Paradigm. Int J Sports Phys Ther 2012;7(6):1-10.

12)   Soleimanifar M, Salavati M, Akhbari B, and Moghadam M. The interaction between the location of lower extremity muscle fatigue and visual condition on unipedal postural stability. Eur J Appl Physiol 2012;112(10):3495-3502

13)   Mohammadi F, Salavati M, Akhbari B, Mazaheri M, Khorrami M, and Negahban H. Static and dynamic postural control in competitive athletes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and controls. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2012; 20(8):1603-1610

14)   Salavati M, Mohammadi F, Khorrami M, Akhbari B, and Mazaheri M. Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS); reliability and validity in competitive athletes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2011; 19(4):406-410

15)   Rahnama L, Salavati M, Akhbari B, and Mazaheri M. Attentional demands and postural control in athletes with and without functional ankle instability. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2010; 40(3): 180-187.

16)   Akhbari B, Ebrahimi-Takamjani I, Salavati M, and Sanjari MA. A 4-week biodex stability exercise program improved ankle musculature onset, peak latency and balance measures in functionally unstable ankles. Phys Ther Sport 2007; 8(3): 117-129.    

17)   Akhbari B, Ebrahimi-Takamjani I, Salavati M, Farahini H, and Sanjari MA. Ankle musculature latency measurement to varying angles of sudden external oblique perturbation in normal and functionally unstable ankles. MJIRI 2007; 22(4): 166-174.

 

Persian Articles in Iranian Journals (English abstracts available)

1)       Karimi N, Salavati M, Akhbari B, Arab AM, Abdollahi I, Nodehi Moghadam A, Safavi Farokhi Z, and Akhavan N. Internal Evaluation of Physiotherapy Department of University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences. Physical Therapy 2013; 1(1); 9-16

2)       Nodehi Moghadam A, Baharloyee H, Akhbari B, and Joharee S. Correlation between hip ankle flexibility and postural balance in elderly. Physical Therapy 2012; 2(1); 17-22

3)       Nodehi Moghadam A, Akhbari B, Baharloyee H, and Joharee S. The effects of hip and ankle stretching on old people balance. Iranian J Ageing 2012; 7 (24):41-48

4)       Akhbari B, Salavati M, and Ezzati K. The Effect of ankle kinesio taping on postural balance in athletes with and without functional ankle instability. Physical Therapy 2012; 1(1); 9-16

5)       Bayatloo A, Salavati M, and  Akhbari B. The ability to selectively allocate attentional demands on walking during secondary cognitive and motor tasks in elderly people with and without history of falls. Iranian J Ageing 2011; 5 (18):14-20

6)       Mahmoudian A, Akhbari B, and Salavati M. Attentional demand of walking in athletes with and without functional ankle instability. J Rehabil 2010; 10(4): 40-46.   

7)       Rahnama L, Akhbari B, Salavati M, and Kazemnejad A. Comparison of Attentional Demands of Postural Control between athletes with functional ankle instability and healthy athletes. J Rehabil 2008-9; 9(3&4): 38-43.

8)       Soleymanifar M, Salavati M, Akhbari B, and Kazemnejad A. The effect of local fatigue induced at proximal and distal muscles of lower extremity in sagittal plane on visual dependency in quiet standing postural stability of healthy young females. J Rehabil 2008; 8(4): 16-21.

9)       Karimi M, Akhbari B, Shaterzadeh MJ, and Salavati M. Comparison of ankle taping effect on postural stability between females with functional ankle instability and healthy individuals. J Rehabil 2007; 8(2): 17-23.

10)   Saraipour S, Salavati M, Akhbari B, and Kazemnejad A. Translation and adaptation of Knee Injury and Outcome Score (KOOS) into Persian and testing Persian version reliability among Iranians with osteoarthritis. J Rehabil 2007; 8(1): 42-47.

11)   Akhbari B, Ebrahimi I, Salavati M, Farahini H, and Sanjari MA. Reliability of timing of muscle activity measurements of ankle musculature in reaction to various angles of sudden external oblique perturbation. J Iran Univ Med Sci 2007; 13(53): 22-31.

12)   Akhbari B, Ebrahimi I, Salavati M, Farahini H, and Sanjari MA. Reliability of ankle musculature latency, peak and time of activation measurements to sudden external frontal perturbation. J Rehabil 2004; 5(3): 7-13.

13)   Ebrahimi I, and Akhbari B. Neural adaptation. J Rehabil 2001; 6-7(2): 57-62.

 

Books

2012               Examination of Musculoskeletal Injuries, 3rd ed. Teimourzadehnovin press, Tehran, Iran.

2010               Physical Therapy in Functionally Unstable Ankles, 2nd ed. USWR press, Tehran,                                                                                        Iran.

2009               Maintaining Body Balance, Flexibility, and Stability, 1st ed. USWR press, Tehran,                                                                                        Iran.

 

Presentations

2015               Movement health and functional movement screening. The 26th Iranian Physiotherapy Congress, Tehran, Iran

2014               The application of sonoelastography in diagnosis in myofascial dysfunctions. The 2nd Seminar of Electro Physical Agents (EPAs) Therapy in Iran, Tehran, Iran

2013               Dry needling and myofascial meridians: A case report of plantar fasciitis. The 14th International Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

2012               Relationship between non-specific chronic low back pain and neck pain. The 13th International Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

2012               Paradigm shift in movement dysfunction. The 13th International Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

2012               The Efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy. The 1st Seminar of Electro Physical Agents (EPAs) Therapy in Iran, Tehran, Iran

2011               Attentional demands of dynamic postural control in with and without nonspecific chronic low back pain. The 12th International Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

2011               Pandiculation: Natural way maintaining functional integrity of myofascial system. The 12th International Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

2010               Discriminant validity of clinical and laboratory measures of single and dual task balance performance in older adults with and without history of falls. The 22th Iranian Physiotherapy Congress, Tehran, Iran

2010               Attentional demands of dynamic postural stability control in healthy subjects and patients with functional ankle instability. The 2nd Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community, Seattle, USA

2011               Muscle repositioning: Modern approach for myofascial release. The 11th International Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

2009          Cross-cultural adaptation, reliability and validity of the Persian version of the  Modified Falls Efficacy Scale. The 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and  Geriatrics, Paris, France

2009          Postural dysfunction: Comprehensive approach based on functional pathology. Physical Therapy Seminar on Geriatrics, Tehran, Iran

2009          The validity of clinical findings in discrimination of segmental lumbar instability. The 10th International Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

2008               The effect of ankle taping on postural stability in patient with functional ankle instability and healthy subjects. The 20th Iranian Physiotherapy Congress, Tehran, Iran

2008         Muscle compartmentalization: Applied research and clinical aspects based on the partitioning hypothesis. The 5th Asian-Pacific International Congress of Anatomists, Tehran, Iran

 

2008         Craniosacral therapy: Comprehensive approach based on clinical structure-function relationship. The 5th Asian-Pacific International Congress of Anatomists, Tehran, Iran

2008          Pre-event massage, Sports Medicine Federation, Tehran, Iran

2008         Muscle Energy Technique (MET) in SIJ. The 11th Asian Federation of Sports Medicine Congress, Tehran, Iran

2006          A 4-week Biodex stability exercise program improved ankle musculature onset, peak  latency and balance measures in functionally unstable ankles. The 3rd International Ankle Symposium, Dublin, Ireland

2005          The specific effect of plane and segment of lower extremity muscle fatigue on dynamic postural control. 5th Motor Control Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria 

2005          The effects of fatigue in proximal and distal muscles of lower extremity on postural control. The 8th Asian Federation of Sports Medicine Congress, Tokyo, Japan 

2004          Manual therapy in sport-related spinal disorders, Sports Medicine Federation, Tehran, Iran

2004          Physical therapy after surgical interventions, Congress of Nursing and Iranian Surgery Association, Tehran, Iran

2003          Sensory-motor training, Medical Council of IR Iran Re-education, Tehran, Iran

2003          New perspective in electrotherapy, Medical Council of IR Iran Re-education, Tehran, Iran

2003          The human motor control system's response to mechanical perturbation: Ankle joint, Application in Motor Control Theories in Rehabilitation, Ahvaz, Iran

2002               Mobilization of the lumbar spine. The 8th International Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

2002               Physiotherapy of Rotator Cuff Surgery. The Seminar in Shoulder and Rehabilitation, Tehran, Iran

2001               Energy medicine and manual therapy. The 7th International Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

2000               Ankle perturbation system: New horizon in Iranian rehabilitation research. The 8th Annual Congress of Physical Medicine and Electrodiagnosis, Tehran, Iran

1999               The role of manual therapy in sport injuries. The 1st Course of Physical Therapy and Sport, Tehran, Iran

1999               Structural integration. The 5th International Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

1998               Diagnosis and specific exercise for benign positional vertigo. The 2th Student’s Seminar in Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

1998               New approach on functional training. The 4th International Seminar in Specific Spinal Physical Therapy, Tehran, Iran

1997          The effects of hydrocortisone iontophoresis in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The 1st Gulf Medical Rehabilitation Congress, Kuwait, Kuwait       

                                 

General Interests and Hobbies

   - Being with family and friends; chess; volleyball; football and basketball; Aerobics; reading books on history, manual therapy and sport science.

 

 

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