Dr. Farhia Shah, DPT (USA)

HOD & Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Dr. Farhia Shah, DPT is the Head of Physical Therapy Department in Faculty of Applied Sciences at Nur International University.

She holds a Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College, USA.  She completed her undergraduate studies in Pre-Physical Therapy (Biology Major) from St. Anselm College, USA.

Dr. Farhia has been a member of Nur-Fatima Memorial System for over a decade. She has served as Vice Principal of Fatima Memorial Hospital – Institute of Allied Health Sciences since August 2015 managing 9 allied health disciplines. Additionally, as the head of physiotherapy department, she is actively involved in academic and clinical management of her discipline. Her leadership has strengthened Nur-FMS physiotherapy department among local competition where her students have excelled in academic and clinical areas. She has been a university approved internal and external examiner, paper setter, paper assessor and auditor in various physiotherapy courses. She has served as higher education commission appointed national curriculum review committee member for development of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum. She has played a pivotal role in enhancement of FMH clinical physiotherapy services to be at par with international best practice standards.

Her clinical expertise includes musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. She has been actively teaching Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardiovascular, and Integumentary physical therapy assessment and treatment.

Her clinical and research interests lie in musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and women’s health physical therapy.

Qualification

Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College, USA.

Pre-Physical Therapy (Biology Major) from St. Anselm College, USA.

  1. Shah, F.; Riaz, M.; Hassan, D. & Abbas, Z. (2017): Factors Contributing to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Pattern of its Presentations. Rawal Medical Journal, Vol. 42(2).
  2. Shah, F.; Riaz, U. & Hassan, D. (2016): Role of Routine Physical Therapy with and without Release Phenomenon in Patients of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. International Journal of Rehabilitation Sciences, Vol. 5(2).
  3. Shah, F.; Zia, N.; Hassan, S. & Khan, A. (2014): Comparison of Isometric Exercises with and without Manual Traction in Relieving Pain in Patients with Cervical Spondylosis. Journal of Allama Iqbal Medical College, Vol. 12(1).
  4. Shah, F.; Zia, N; & Hassan, S. (2012): Relative Efficacy of Grade 1 Oscillations and Distractio in Females Having Adhesive Capsulitis.. Journal of Allama Iqbal Medical College, Vol. 10(3).
  5. Shah, F.; Hassan, S. & Shabbir, M. (2012): Significance of Joint Mobilization in the Management of Adhesive Capsulitis. Journal of Allama Iqbal Medical College, Vol. 10(2).
  6. Shah, F.; Zia, N. & Hameed, S. (2012): Relative Efficacy of Muscle Energy Technique and Static Stretching in Young Females with Hamstrings Tightness. Journal of Allama Iqbal Medical College, Vol. 10(1).
TITLE SEMESTER CODE
Kinesiology I Fall 2016 DPTB-101
Kinesiology II Spring 2017 DPTB-102
Kinesiology I Fall 2017 DPTB-101
Kinesiology II Spring 2018 DPTB-102