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Amitabh Dashottar

Amitabh Dashottar, Ph.D., M.S.

Amitabh Dashottar, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy , Department of Physical Therapy

Amitabh Dashottar, Ph.D., M.S.

About

Amitabh recently joined the Physical Therapy faculty at Simmons College in 2013. 
His doctoral research focused on distinguishing between the contributions of humeral torsion, glenohumeral joint posterior capsule, and rotator cuff muscles to Posterior Shoulder Tightness using biomechanical and clinical measures. Amitabh completed a brief post doc in the Laboratory of Investigative Imaging at Ohio State University focused on using ultrasonography to scan posterior shoulder.

Assistant Professor Dashottar will establish a biomechanics research lab at Simmons where research will focus on:

  1. Describing the biomechanical factors of shoulder dysfunctions
  2. Evaluating the commonly used Physical Therapy assessment procedures of shoulder and,
  3. Evaluating the efficacies and mechanism of action of soft tissue treatment techniques used to treat shoulder dysfunctions in clinics.

Amitabh is a recent convert to barefoot running and wants to qualify for and successfully finish the Boston Marathon barefoot. In his spare time he enjoys reading fiction and watching cartoons.


Education

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Barkatullah University, MP, India
  • Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal), DAVV, MP, India
  • Ph. D Health & Rehabilitation Science
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Borstad J, Dashottar A. Quantifying strain on posterior shoulder tissues during 5 simulated clinical tests: A cadaver study. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Feb; 41(2):90-9.
  • Dashottar A, Borstad J. Validity of measuring humeral retroversion using palpation of bicipital tuberosities. Physiother Theory Pract. 2012 Apr 11.
  • Dashottar A, Borstad J. Contracture of the posterior capsule of the glenohumeral joint in overhead athletes. Shoulder & Elbow. doi: 10.1111/j.1758-5740.2012.00180.x
  • Gupta M, Dashottar A Borstad J. Scapula kinematics compared between groups separated by body mass index. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. J Appl Biomech 2012 August, 22.

Research Presentations

  • Dashottar A, Borstad J: Validity of measuring humeral torsion using palpation of bicipital tuberosities. Poster presentation at the bi-annual meeting of the International Shoulder Group, Abersythwyth, Wales, UK (August 2012).
  • Dashottar A, Borstad J: Loss of internal rotation range of motion after posterior shoulder muscle hardness increase. Platform presentation at the bi-annual meeting of the International Shoulder Group, Abersythwyth, Wales, UK (August 2012).
  • Dashottar A, Borstad J: Quantifying internal rotation loss during four simulated clinical measures of posterior capsular tightness. Platform presentation at the bi-annual meeting of the International Shoulder Group, Abersythwyth, Wales, UK (August 2012).
  • Dashottar A, Costantini O, Borstad J: Humeral head translation and subacromial pressure after contracting the posterior glenohumeral capsule: A study using cadavers. Platform presentation at the bi-annual meeting of the International Shoulder Group, Abersythwyth, Wales, UK (August 2012).
  • Costantini, O, Dashottar, A, Borstad, J. "Effects of Serratus Anterior Muscle Fatigue on Scapular Kinematics." ASB 2012.
  • Dashottar A, Borstad J: Shoulder positions affect the muscle hardness and the range of motion of the shoulder joint. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American society of Biomechanics (ASB), Long beach CA, (August 2011).
  • Borstad J, Dashottar A: Humeral head translations and subacromial pressure after shrinking the posterior glenohumeral joint capsule. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American society of Biomechanics (ASB), Long beach CA, (August 2011).
  • Dashottar A, Borstad J: Palpation of humeral tuberosities as a way to quantify the humeral retroversion angles. Platform presentation at the Annual meeting of International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Brussels, Belgium (July 2011).
  • Borstad J, Dashottar A. Evaluation of posterior shoulder tightness measurements. Platform presentation at the bi-annual meeting of the International Shoulder Group, Minneapolis, MN, (July 2010).
  • Borstad, J; Dashottar A: Evaluating five posterior shoulder tightness measurements. Poster session presentation at combined section meeting American association of Physical Therapy. San Diego (February 2010).
  • Borstad J, Dashottar A: Strain on the posterior shoulder in five simulated clinical test of shoulder: A cadaveric study. Oral presentation in inter departmental grand rounds. School of allied medical profession (April 2010).
  • Borstad J, Dashottar A: Evaluation of the ability of five posterior shoulder measurements. Poster session presentation at OSUMC research day (April 2009).
  • Dashottar A Misra, A: A comparative study on the efficacy of scapular stabilizing exercises in the management of shoulder impingement syndrome. Platform presentation at 45th annual conference of Indian association of physiotherapist (February 2007)
  • Misra A, Dashottar A: A comparison of cross sectional area of lumbar multifidus in people with and without low back pain. Platform presentation at 45th annual conference of Indian association of
  • physiotherapist (February 2007)
  • Dashottar A: Current concepts in Knee rehabilitation. Platform presentation at national conference on arthoplasty and rehabilitation (November 2006)