“Carlow Doctor of Physical Therapy program strives to develop critical thinking skills to transform students into lifelong learners whose clinical practice will be equally influenced by the habits of the Heart, Head, and Hand.” – Kunal Bhanot

Education 

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
PhD, Orthopedics and Sports Science, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah
MS, Kinesiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nev.
BPT, Physiotherapy, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab, India


Research

  • Biomechanical exploration of the Star Excursion Balance Test
  • Exploration of the Kinetic Chain Theory
  • Investigation of the efficacy of various rehabilitation exercises

Publications 

  • Peer-reviewed publications
    • Kaur, N., Bhanot, K., Ferreira, G., Lower Extremity and Trunk muscle activity during Y Balance Test on Stable and Unstable Surfaces. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Apr;17(3):483-492 
    • Kaur, N., Bhanot, K., Ferreira, G., Effects of Lower Extremity and Trunk Kinetic Chain Recruitment on Serratus Anterior Muscle Activation During Forward Punch Plus Exercise on Stable and Unstable Surfaces. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2020 Feb;15(1):126-38. DOI: 10.26603/ijspt20200126 
    • Bhanot K, Kaur N, Brody LT, Bridges J, Berry DC, Ode J. Hip and Trunk Muscle Activity During the Star Excursion Balance Test in Healthy Adults. J Sport Rehabil. 2019 Sep 1;28(7):682-691.  doi: 10.1123/jsr.2017-0145. 
    • Kaur, N., Bhanot, K., Brody, L., Bridges, J., Berry, D., & Ode, J. Effects of Lower Extremity and Trunk Muscle Recruitment on Serratus Anterior Muscle Activation in Healthy Male Adults. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Dec;9(7):924-37. 
    • Mercer, J. A., Dufek, J. S., Mangus, B. C., Rubley, M. D., Bhanot, K., & Aldridge, J. M. (2010). A description of shock attenuation for children running. Journal of Athletic Training, 45(3), 259-264. DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-45.3.259.J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2019;49(1):CSM30-CSM62 https://doiorg.prxusa.lirn.net/10.2519/jospt.2019.49.1.CSM30 
  • Peer-reviewed presentations
    • Kaur N, Wilford K, Bhanot K.  Teaching musculoskeletal psychomotor skills in a virtual environment.  APTA and ACAPT Educational Leadership Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 2022.  Session 42. 
    • Bhanot K, Wilford K, Kaur N. Using Simulation Experiences to Develop Affective Skills in Physical Therapy Students for the Outpatient Setting. Poster presentation at the Combined Section Meeting of APTA, San Antonio, TX, February 2022. 
    • Bhanot K. Clinical Advances in Low Back Pain. Invited Speaker. Global Association for Physiotherapy Conference, New Delhi, India, December 2021. 
    • Wilford K, Bhanot K, Kaur, N. Manual Therapy, and the Human Movement System – Is Motor Control the Missing Piece? Educational Session. AAOMPT Conference. Cleveland. October 2021. 
    • Wilford K, Flores M, Andrea C, Bhanot, K. Time Out! Rethinking teaching and learning habits: An immersive experience. Educational Session. APTA and ACAPT Educational Leadership Conference. Atlanta. October 2021. 
    • Kaur N., Bhanot K., Ferreira, G., Trunk and Lower Extremity Muscle Activity during the Y Balance Test in healthy adults. E-Poster presentation at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2021. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: 53(5) Supplement. 
    • Wilford K., Kaur N., Bhanot K. Team Teaching: An Unexpected Method to Revitalize Your Course. Poster Presentation. The Teaching Professor Conference. New Orleans. June 2021. 
    • Wilford K., Bhanot K., Kaur N. Collaborative Mentorship: Good for the Goose and the Gander. Mentor Session. The Teaching Professor Conference. New Orleans. June 2021. 
    • Kaur N., Bhanot K., Ferreira, G., Difference in healthy male & female EMG activity during the Y balance test. E-Poster presentation at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2020, San Francisco. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: 52(5) Supplement.  
    • Kaur N., Bhanot K., Ferreira, G., Gender differences between muscle activation during Star Excursion Balance Test on stable versus unstable surfaces. Poster presentation at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2019, Orlando, FL. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: 51(6):56, June 2019 doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000560663.98118.71 
    • Bhanot K., Kaur N., Ferreira, G., Effects of stable and unstable surfaces on the lower extremity and trunk muscle activation during the Star Excursion Balance Test and Y Balance Instrument in healthy adults. Accepted for Platform presentation at the 2019 Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Washington D.C. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2019;49(1):CSM30-CSM62 https://doiorg.prxusa.lirn.net/10.2519/jospt.2019.49.1.CSM30 
    • Bhanot, K., Kaur, N., Butler, J., The use of neuromuscular electrical simulation in glenohumeral unidirectional instability when an exercise-based approach has failed: A case study. Poster presentation at the 2018 annual conference of the Texas Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, TX. 
    • Kaur, N., Bhanot, K., Ferreira, G., Effect of stable and unstable surfaces on the serratus anterior muscle activation in a kinetic chain exercise among healthy adults. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 48(1), A47.  https://doi-org.prx-usa.lirn.net/10.2519/jospt.2018.48.1.A30. Platform presentation at Combined Section Meeting of American Physical Therapy Association, 2018, New Orleans, LA. 
    • Bhanot, K., Kaur, N., Chambers, R., The effects of spinal mobilizations, manual stretching, and exercises in the treatment of testicular pain: a case report. Poster presentation at 2017 Annual conference of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT. 
    • Bhanot, K., Brody, L., Kaur, N., Bridges, J., Berry, D., & Ode, J. Hip and trunk muscle activity during the star excursion balance test in healthy adults. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 44(1), A68-69. DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2014.44.1.A47 Platform presentation at the Combined Section Meeting of American Physical Therapy Association, 2014, Las Vegas NV.  
    • Kaur, N, Brody, L, Bhanot, K, Bridges, J, Berry, D, & Ode, J. Effects of Lower Extremity and Trunk Muscle Recruitment on Serratus Anterior Muscle Activation in Healthy Male Adults. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 44(1), A109. DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2014.44.1.A75 Poster presentation at the Combined Section Meeting of American Physical Therapy Association, 2014, Las Vegas NV. 
    • Bhanot, K, Mercer, JA, Masumoto, K, Dufek, JS. Shock Attenuation and impact characteristics in Children running at different Stride Lengths. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 40(5) DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000321793.17511.b1 Platform presentation at the 55th Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine, 2008, Indianapolis, IN. 
    • Bhanot, K, Mercer, JA, Dufek, JS, Freedman, JA, House, AJ, Griffin, JR. Effect of Change in Running Speeds on Shock Attenuation among Children. Poster presentation at the 54th Annual Meeting, American College of Sports Medicine, 2007, New Orleans, LA. 
    • Mercer, JA, Bhanot, K, Dufek, JS, Freedman, JA, House, AJ, Griffin, JR. Quantification and comparison of SA characteristics for children running on treadmill and over ground. Poster presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting, National Athletic Trainer’s Association, 2007. 
    • Bhanot, K, Mercer, JA, Dufek, JS, Freedman, JA, House, AJ, Griffin, JR. Effect of Change in Running Speeds on Shock Attenuation among Children Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Meeting, Southwest American College of Sports Medicine, 2006, San Diego, CA. 
    • Bhanot K., Moving forward, optimizing movement. Poster presentation at the 41st Annual Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, 2003, India.

Awards & Recognition

  • Board of Directors faculty award for “Excellence in Teaching”. University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Austin, TX. 
  • Patient satisfaction recognition award. Department of Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region, Bay City, MI 
  • Kinesiology student research award. Department of Kinesiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 
  • Roll of Honor (Outstanding student award). Department of Physiotherapy, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Dev University, India.  

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Pennsylvania Chapter of the APTA
  • APTA Academy of Physical Therapy Education (APTE)
  • APTA Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy (AOPT)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
  • International Society of Progression in Rehabilitation and Education (InSPIRE)
  • Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP) 
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