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Miss Deepa Abichandani

Miss Deepa Abichandani

abichand@lsbu.ac.uk

Physiotherapy, Sports Rehab & Chiropractic

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I joined LSBU in 2021 as a Lecturer and took up the role of Practice Placement Lead in Physiotherapy in September 2021.

My background is that I am a Musculoskeletal specialist physiotherapist with two MSc degrees. I completed my last super-specialist training in early 2019, but have substantial experience working as a Consultant as well as a Clinical academic across healthcare systems within the UK and my home country India.

Alongside my clinician side, I am a keen researcher whose interests expand from assessment and intervention strategies for musculoskeletal disorders, chronic pain, and professional practice among healthcare professionals to community health and related areas.

At LSBU, my research activities encompass being a member of the Systematic Review Board panel and Research Ethics panel, engaging in the supervision of MSc dissertations and delivering on / leading modules for research methods and critiquing of literature.

My external research commitments include being actively involved in collaborative projects across different HEI and NHS partners.

Courses taught

Physiotherapy - BSc (Hons)

Physiotherapy - MSc (Pre-Registration)

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
2017
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
2017
Indian Association of Physiotherapists
2010
Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP)
2018

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Measurement properties of smartphone applications for the measurement of neck range of motion: a systematic review and meta analyses
Abichandani, D. and Elgueta-Cancino, E. (2022). Measurement properties of smartphone applications for the measurement of neck range of motion: a systematic review and meta analyses. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 23 (138). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-022-05066-6

Microscopic changes in the spinal extensor musculature in people with chronic spinal pain: a systematic review.
Purushotham, S, Stephenson, R S, Sanderson, A, Abichandani, D, Greig, C, Gardner, A and Falla, D (2022). Microscopic changes in the spinal extensor musculature in people with chronic spinal pain: a systematic review. The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2022.01.023

A meta-analysis and systematic review of changes in joint position sense and static standing balance in patients with whiplash-associated disorder
Abichandani, D., Mazaheri, M., Kingman, I., Treleaven, J. and Falla, D. (2021). A meta-analysis and systematic review of changes in joint position sense and static standing balance in patients with whiplash-associated disorder. PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249659

Can People with Chronic Neck Pain Recognize Their Own Digital Pain Drawing?
Abichandani, D., Barbero, M., Cescon, C., Gallace, A., Punt, D., Sanchis-Sanchez, E. and Falla, D. (2020). Can People with Chronic Neck Pain Recognize Their Own Digital Pain Drawing? Pain Physician. 23, pp. E231-240. https://doi.org/10.36076/ppj.2020/23/E231

Comparison of Knee Joint Position Sense, Balance and Physical Function in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis and Age-Sex Matched Normals
Abichandani, D. and Jetpurwala, H. (2017). Comparison of Knee Joint Position Sense, Balance and Physical Function in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis and Age-Sex Matched Normals. International Journal of Science and Research . 6 (3).

Comparison of Upper Limb Proprioception in Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain Patients with Age-Sex Matched Healthy Normals
Abichandani, D. and Parkar, B. (2017). Comparison of Upper Limb Proprioception in Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain Patients with Age-Sex Matched Healthy Normals. International Journal of Science and Research. 6 (3), pp. 1423 - 1428.

Psychological Problems in Parents of Children with Spina Bifida
Abichandani, D. and Shah, R. (2015). Psychological Problems in Parents of Children with Spina Bifida. International Journal of Science and Research. 4 (9).

Effect of Lower Trapezius and Serratus Anterior Muscle Strengthening on Pain and Function in Patients with Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain
Abichandani, D. and Vora, K. (2017). Effect of Lower Trapezius and Serratus Anterior Muscle Strengthening on Pain and Function in Patients with Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain. International Journal of Science and Research . 6 (9), pp. 528-534.

Assessment of Anaerobic Power and Balance among Elite Indian Under-19 Football Players
Abichandani, D. and Hule, V. (2017). Assessment of Anaerobic Power and Balance among Elite Indian Under-19 Football Players. International Journal of Science and Research. 6 (9).

Awareness of Various Aspects of Physiotherapy among Medical Residents
Abichandani, D. and Vidhi Radia (2015). Awareness of Various Aspects of Physiotherapy among Medical Residents. International Journal of Science and Research. 4 (10), pp. 1460-1465. https://doi.org/https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v4i10/SUB159055.pdf

Measures of neck muscle strength and their measurement properties in adults with chronic neck pain-a systematic review.
Abichandani, D., Ting, J.T.Y., Cancino, E.E., Althobaiti, S. and Falla, D. (2023). Measures of neck muscle strength and their measurement properties in adults with chronic neck pain-a systematic review. Systematic Reviews. 12 (1), p. 6. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-022-02162-5

Comparison of Knee Proprioception during the Three Trimesters of Pregnancy
Abichandani, D. and Gupta, V. (2016). Comparison of Knee Proprioception during the Three Trimesters of Pregnancy. International Journal of Science and Research. 5 (4), pp. 223-227.