Neurofeedback Intervention to Modulate Knee Osteoarthritic Pain Experience
Areas of study
- Chronic musculoskeletal pain
- knee osteoarthritis
- pain neuromodulation
- cortical neuronal oscillations, pain neuroscience
- Dr Ramakrishnan Mani, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
- Professor Dirk De Ridder, Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago
- Dr Divya Adhia, Research Fellow, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2017) First Class, JSS College of Physiotherapy, Mysuru, India
Mathew J, Adhia DB, Smith ML, De Ridder D, Mani R. Protocol for a Pilot Randomized Sham-Controlled Clinical Trial Evaluating the Feasibility, Safety, and Acceptability of Infraslow Electroencephalography Neurofeedback Training on Experimental and Clinical Pain Outcomes in People with Chronic Painful Knee. NeuroRegulation. 2020 Mar 25;7(1):30-.
Raja K, Gupta S, Mathew J, Rao P. Development of training manuals for community disability workers. Physiotherapy-The Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapists. 2020 Jan 1;14(1):37.
Raja K, Joseph JK, Mathew J. Students' perception of vertically integrated learning approach in physiotherapy education: An exploratory case study. Physiother - J Indian Assoc Physiother 2019;13:48-51.
Raja K, Girish S, Gupta S, Mathew J, Ganasan V. Assessment Battery for Children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (ABCD): Preliminary report of tool development and clinical application (vol 11, pg 175, 2018). Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2018 Jan 1;11(4):341-.
Raja K, Joseph JK, Mathew J. Structured curriculum delivery in undergraduate physiotherapy education: A qualitative study. Physiother - J Indian Assoc Physiother 2018;12:30-6.
Raja K, Mathew J, Bista B. Generic work capacity assessment tool for working conditions in India: Preliminary results of development and standardization. International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences. 2017 Apr 1;6(2):99.
Mathew J, Raja K, Baby FP, Basima B. Energy efficiency of ambulation–A comparison of various orthopedic possibilities. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2017 Oct 19.
Mathew J, Vanlalpeki T, Nair GG. Gait Evaluation of Institutionalized Elders – A Feasibility Study. Indian J Gerontol. 2017;31(1):1–16.
Handbook of Rehabilitation Sciences’ (Elsevier publications) by Gerry Leisman and Joav Merrick. Volume 11- physical medicine, physical therapy and orthopedic rehabilitation.
Mathew J, Adhia D, Ridder DD, Mani R. Neurofeedback for Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Feasibility Study Protocol. Postgraduate Symposium; 03/12/2019; School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago: Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research; 2019.
Mathew, J. Raja K, (n.d.). Kinematic gait variation in institutionalized elderly –implication to practice. In: XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. [online] Brisbane: XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, p.P039. Available at: http://www.biomech2017.com [Accessed 12 Jul. 2018].
Mathew J, Raja K. Gait Evaluation during Uneven Terrain Ambulation in Stroke Survivors. Joint Conference of Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation & Neurorehabilitation Subsection of Indian Academy of Neurology IFNR 2016; National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India2016.
Mathew J, Raja K. Kinematic Gait Analysis in Sagittal Plane of Institutionalized Geriatric Population Using Kinovea Software. Intercollege Academic Week Celebration; JSS College of Physiotherapy, India2016.
Awards and recognitions
- 2020 ISNR Student Paper Award, The International Society for Neuroregulation and Research (ISNR), USA.
- 2020 Q-EEG Scholarship Award, The International Society for Neuroregulation and Research (ISNR), USA.
- 2020-2022: University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.
- 2019-2020: University of Otago International Masters Research scholarship, University of Otago.
- 2019: Best demonstrator award, Early Learning in Medicine-anatomy labs, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago.
- 2018: Research associate, IASP Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education grant (2018), JSS College of Physiotherapy, India
- 2017: Best outgoing student (UG), JSS College of Physiotherapy, India
- 2016: Best paper award, Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation (IFNR-16) conference held in National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India
- 2016: Paper presentation-first prize, Intercollege Academic Week Celebrations, JSS College of Physiotherapy, India.
- 2013-2015-Overall academic excellence award (UG), JSS College of Physiotherapy, India
Why did you choose the School of Physiotherapy?
I chose the School of Physiotherapy as it holds a world-class reputation in the field of physiotherapy education and research. The enormous support and guidance offered by the staff and supervisory team is the greatest strength. I understand that a degree from the School of Physiotherapy is regarded highly in academic circles globally.
Best things so far
I am amazed and privileged with the support offered by the staff, supervisory team, international and interdepartmental collaborations and colleagues from the School and other associated departments.