MedTeacher - Dr. Charu Chhabra (PT)
Name: Dr. Charu Chhabra (PT)
Educational Qualifications: BPT from Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR), Delhi, India (2015-2020)
MPT from Jamia Hamdard, Delhi, India (2020-2022)
Current Position: Assistant Professor at K.R. Mangalam University, Sohna Road, Gurugram, Haryana, India
What are your areas of interest within your profession?
Neurorehabilitation, Research Methodology, patient care and management, Pedagogy in Physiotherapy
Things that you are passionate about concerning the clinical/research/current aspects of your profession:
I am deeply passionate about research. It is a field that allows me to explore new horizons, contribute to the body of knowledge, and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare industry. Over the years, I have dedicated significant time and effort to conducting research in the field of physiotherapy.
I take great pride in having my research work recognized and accepted in prestigious journals. One of my research papers have been accepted in Scopus indexed journals, showcasing the quality and relevance of my work. Furthermore, I have achieved the remarkable feat of having one paper included in the UGC CARE list 1 journal, and four in Web of science journal which signifies its high academic merit.
My research contributions extend beyond journal publications. I have also written six book chapters for edited books that have been accepted for publication and are currently in press. These chapters serve as a testament to my expertise in specific areas of physiotherapy and further establish my credibility as a researcher.
What made you choose teaching or mentoring as a profession?
I chose teaching and mentoring as a profession because I am passionate about sharing knowledge, guiding students, and contributing to their professional development.
Any 3 topics/subjects that you like the most:
Research Methodology, Ethics in Physiotherapy, Neurology and Neurosurgery
What are your fields of interest in Research/clinical practice?
Musculoskeletal, Neurorehabilitation, Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy, Paediatrics
What are your career goals or expectations?
I aspire to be a Professor in Physiotherapy at the University of my choice.
What would you be doing if not for the current profession?
If I was not an Assistant Professor, I would have been a consultant physiotherapist at a Government Hospital.
What makes a 'good day' at work/college/institute?
A good day at college is one where a positive and conducive learning environment is fostered, and meaningful interactions take place between students and faculty. It is a day where students feel engaged, inspired, and supported in their educational journey.
When these elements come together, it creates an environment where learning thrives, students flourish, and the college community as a whole benefit.
Who do you idolize and why?
I find inspiration and admiration in various individuals who have influenced my personal and professional journey.
Witnessing their dedication and commitment to their students has instilled in me a strong desire to make a positive impact in the lives of my own students.
Kindly mention your Publication(s), if any:
• C. Chhabra, S. Jain, M. Mazhar; A critical review on the Spiro metric evaluation in traffic police to assess the impact of air pollution in India; Journal of innovative technologies and emerging research; vol.6; issue 6; (ISSN: 2349-5162)
• Mohd Mazhar and Charu Chhabra. “Role of Pharmacology Education for Physiotherapists". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 5.4 (2021): 01-02
• Charu Chhabra and Mohd Mazhar. “Sitting Ergonomics and Maintenance of a Good Posture". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 6.12 (2022): 02-04.
Kindly mention your achievements or awards:
1. Academic achievement: Emerged as the Gold Medalist in Masters (Jamia Hamdard)
• Received “Eminent Young Aspirant Award” dedication and extraordinary contribution in the field of Physiotherapy at SPINE ORTHO NEURO PHYSIO CONCLAVE on 17th June 2023
• Received “Young Scientist Award” for contribution in the field of Physiotherapy at International conference on & Multidisciplinary Approaches in Engineering, Science, Agriculture, and Social Studies (MAESASS-2023) organized by the Council of Research and Sustainable Development, India, the Society of Education, India, and the European Laser Academy, Germany.
• Received “Young Achiever Award” for excellent contribution in the field of Physiotherapy, at Physio Connect 3, International Conference.
• Received “Master blaster of Physio” Award as recognition for contribution, at 2nd national Sports conference of Physiotherapy held on 3rd March 2019
• Received “Star student award” at FEMCON 2 (female physio summit 2019) organized by Jaipur National University
• Secured 1st position in Professional paper presentation category at National Conference Physio-Bharat Summit (2023)
• Secured 2nd position in paper presentation at 8th INCPT AIIMS 2019
• Secured 1st position in poster presentation at Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University.
• Secured 1st position in UG category in Physio vibes 2019 and 2nd position in Poster presentation
• Secured the 1st position in junior paper category and 3rd positiin in poster presentation in FEMCON2 organized by Jaipur National University in 2019.
• Secured 2nd prize in paper presentation at 1st National sports physiotherapy conference on 7th October 2018.
• Presented poster at 1st National symposium (6th September 2018) and secured the 2nd position.
What is one of your hidden talent(s) that you would like us to know?
I had been a part of the choir in the school and college.
What current trends/practices are baffling to you?
These include Artificial intelligence, Machine learning and Robotics in the field of Physiotherapy.
How would you sum up your current assignment/job/Institute/professional life?
In my current role as an Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy at KR Mangalam University, I have the privilege of guiding and teaching BPT students while also providing treatment to patients in the Out patient department of Physiotherapy. With a background in home physiotherapy and clinicals, I have gained valuable experience in treating patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
As an educator, I am dedicated to impart knowledge and skills to my students, ensuring they receive comprehensive training in physiotherapy. I take pride in mentoring them and guiding their professional growth. Additionally, I am involved in administrative work for NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) at the university, contributing to the overall quality and standards of the institution.
My current profile combines teaching and mentorship responsibilities with hands-on patient care, allowing me to contribute to the development of future physiotherapy professionals while making a positive impact on the well-being of individuals in need.