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Birendra Madi Dewan

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

PhD - Rehabilitation Science, Texas Tech University Health Science Center BPT, Physiotherapy Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, India

Description

Dr. Dewan joined Long Island University in 2020 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Dewan is a licensed physical therapist, a passionate educator and an active researcher. He completed his physical therapy education in India and his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from TTUHSC, Texas. Dr. Dewan is primarily responsible for teaching courses in the Movement Analysis series in the DPT program. Dr. Dewan’s research interests focus on optimizing the rehabilitation interventions in patients with dysfunction of balance and gait through the understanding of neural and biomechanical mechanisms underlying the control of movements. He utilizes dedicated research space within the Department of Physical Therapy that features state-of-the-art technology for motion analysis, including a 3D motion capture system, force platform and wireless surface electromyography, to perform kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic analyses of normal and pathological human movements.

Specialties

Biomechanics, Motor Control, Neurological Physical Therapy, Research Methods in Postural Control and Gait, Hydration of the Intervertebral Disc

Publications

Hallur, S. S., Brismée, J.-M., Sizer, P. S., Dierick, F., Dewan, B. M., Thiry, P., & Sobczak, S. (2020). Three-dimensional spinal position with and without manual distraction load increases spinal height. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 43(4), 267–275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.04.007

Dewan, B. M., Roger James, C., Kumar, N. A., & Sawyer, S. F. (2019). Kinematic validation of postural sway measured by Biodex Biosway (force plate) and Sway Balance (accelerometer) technology. BioMed Research International, 2019, 8185710. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8185710

Munster, M. M., Brismée, J.-M., Sizer, P. S., Browne, K., Dewan, B., Litke, A., Pape, J. L., & Sobczak, S. (2018). Can 5 minutes of repetitive prone press-ups and sustained prone press-ups following a period of spinal loading reverse spinal shrinkage? Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2018.1442539

Pape, J. L., Brismée, J.-M., Sizer, P. S., Matthijs, O. C., Browne, K. L., Dewan, B. M., & Sobczak, S. (2018). Increased spinal height using propped slouched sitting postures: Innovative ways to rehydrate intervertebral discs. Applied Ergonomics, 66, 9–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2017.07.016

Lectures and Presentations

Dendy DW, James CR, Brooks T, Hooper TL, Lierly M, Dewan BM, Chen YR, Johnson C, Mireles S. On-field performance effectiveness of an ACL injury prevention program during a recreational softball season for young girls: Applying coach and player engagement. Poster Presentation: Endowed Lecture Series Meeting at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lubbock, Texas, 10/03/2019

Dendy DW, James CR, Brooks T, Dewan BM. Clinical Case: Functional changes after Schroth method in a young girl with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) using motion capture system during gait and stance. Poster Presentation: 14th International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment Conference. San Francisco, California, 04/24-27/2019

Dewan BM, Sawyer S, James CR, Kumar NA. Kinematic validation of postural sway measured by Biodex Biosway (force plate) and Sway Balance (accelerometer) technology. Poster Presentation: 31st Annual Student Research Week at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lubbock, Texas, 03/19/2019

Drusch AS, Hallur SS, Brismée JM, Sizer PS, Dierick F, Dewan BM, Thiry P, Sobczak S. Three-dimensional spinal mobilization positions with and without manual distraction load enhance spinal growth. Poster Presentation: 31st Annual Student Research Week at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lubbock, Texas, 03/19/2019

Dendy DW, James JW, Brooks T, Lierly M, Dewan BM, Chen YR. Case study: Effectiveness of an ACL prevention program during a recreational softball season for a young girl. Poster Presentation: Endowed Lecture Series Meeting at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lubbock, Texas, 09/13/2018

Hallur SS, Brismée JM, Sizer PS, Dierick F, Dewan BM, Thiry P, Sobczak S. “Three-dimensional spinal mobilization positions with and without manual distraction load enhance spinal growth”. Poster Presentation: Endowed Lecture Series Meeting at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lubbock, Texas, 09/13/2018

Munster M, Brismée JM, Sizer PS, Dewan BM, Browne K, Sobczak S. "Can five minutes of repetitive prone press-ups and sustained prone press-ups following a period of spinal loading reverse spinal shrinkage?" Poster Presentation: Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. San Antonio, Texas, 02/17/2017

Pape J, Brismée JM, Sizer PS, Matthijs O, Browne K, Dewan B, Sobczak S. “Increased spinal height using propped slouched sitting postures: Innovative ways to rehydrate intervertebral discs.” Poster Presentation: Endowed Lecture Series Meeting at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lubbock, Texas, 09/20/2016

Pape J, Brismée JM, Sizer PS, Matthijs O, Browne K, Dewan B, Sobczak S. “Increased spinal height using propped slouched sitting postures: Innovative ways to rehydrate intervertebral discs.” Poster Presentation: 28th Annual Student Research Week at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lubbock, Texas – 03/09/2016

Pape J, Brismée JM, Sizer PS, Matthijs O, Browne K, Dewan B, Sobczak S. “Increased spinal height using propped slouched sitting postures: Innovative ways to rehydrate intervertebral discs.” Poster Presentation: International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists. Glasgow, United Kingdom, 07/06/2016