“I am inspired by Carlow University’s mission, which emphasizes transforming students into leaders who would be just and merciful. I would want our graduates to think from their minds and lead from their hearts.”  – Navpreet Kaur

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Orthopedics and Sports Science, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT USA
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT, USA
Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab, India


Research

  • Kinetic chain
  • Star excursion balance test and Y balance test
  • Muscle activation during various rehabilitation exercises
  • Effective interventions in musculoskeletal disorders
  • Educational research

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
    • Wilford K, Anderson, H, Kaur N, Domenech T, Borman N. Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy’s Independent Study Course Tissue Tolerances series, ISC 30.2. June 2020.
    • 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):126-138.
    • 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., 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. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Dec;9(7):924-37.
  • 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. 
    • 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.
    • Kaur N. Are Special Tests Really “Special”. A critical look at their usefulness in an orthopedic examination 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.
    • 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. 20-minute 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. Kaur, N., Bhanot, K., & Ferreira, G. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise52(7), supplement.  e.Poster at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2020.
    • 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.A30Platform 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.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2021 Board Excellence in Scholarship Award – University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 
  • Pennsylvania Chapter of the APTA (TPTA) 
  • American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) 
  • APTA Academy of Education (APTE) 
  • Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP) 
  • International Society of Progression in Rehabilitation and Education (InSPIRE) 

Addtional information

  • National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Development Committee Member (EDC-PT)
  • Journal of Athletic Training (JAT) and International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (IJSPT) Manuscript Reviewer
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