Mr. RM. Sundar Kumar

Certified Neuro-Developmental Therapist (NDTA, USA)

Dr. RM. Sundar Kumar

Certified Neuro-Developmental Therapist (NDTA, USA)

Trained Sensory Integration therapist (USC/WPS)

Personal Statement

Dr. RM. Sundar Kumar has 14 years of post-graduate professional experience in Physiotherapy. Currently working as Consultant Paediatric Physiotherapist providing expert solutions to the families and children with Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delays, Autism, Sensory Processing disorder and cortical visual impairment.

Education

  • General Movements Trust (Austria, Europe) 2016 - March

    Basic and Advanced Certification in Prechtl’s Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements

  • University Of Southern California / WPS 2015 - March

    Certificate Course in Sensory Integration Perspective and Intervention

  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (USA) 2012 - November

    Certification in Neuro-Developmental Therapy (PEDS)

  • Master In Physiotherapy (Neuro Sciences) 2003 - June
  • Bachelors In Physiotherapy 2000 - December

Positions and honors

Manage and administrate a multi-disciplinary early intervention team of Physiotherapist, Psychologist and Special educators

Training therapist in evaluation and Management of childhood Neuro-developmental disorders Awareness campaign and CME programs for primary care practitioners to identify children at risk of developmental disorders and make appropriate referral.

Development of online parent based intervention programs for children with developmental disorders

Development of strategies and low cost therapy resources for rural early intervention setups

Current Position :

  • Senior Consultant – Centre for Child developmental and Disabilities, Bangalore
  • Consultant - Dr. Bidari’s Ashwini Children’s hospital, Vijayapura, Karnataka
  • Co-Founder director of Online Childhood web portal – Totsguide.com
  • Centre for Child Development and Disabilities - April 2012 to Jan 2017
  • Director Therapies and Chief Paediatric Physiotherapist
  • Systematic evaluation of Neuro-motor impairments, Sensory Processing challenges using measurement tools such as DASII, GMFM scale, TGMD, M-ABC, Sensory profile, Sensory Processing Measure, Praxis testing, Posture and Movement analysis and Clinical Observation
  • Develop family based goal setting and implement intervention strategies for children with developmental challenges using Neuro-developmental treatment, sensory Integration and Behavioural frameworks.
  • Make appropriate referral to Paediatric Neurologist, Paediatric Orthopaedist, Child Psychiatrist, child Nutrition expert, orthotist and other relevant health care professionals
  • Working in co-ordination with multidisciplinary team that includes Developmental Paediatrician, Child Psychologist and Special educators
  • Counselling families related to diagnosis, treatment planning, prognosis, follow-up monitoring, home program and etc….
  • Training therapist in Neuro-developmental treatment and Sensory Integration frameworks
  • Administrative responsibilities as decided by the management

Acharya Institute of Health Sciences :- 2005 to 2012

  • Assistant Professor and Vice principal
  • Assess and treat clients with Neurological and developmental concerns Supervise Physiotherapist and students during treatment of clients with neurological and developmental concerns
  • Teach and train Post-graduate and Under-graduate Physiotherapy students
  • Organised free health and Physiotherapy camps
  • Developed Physiotherapy assessment and community service protocols
  • Facilitate research work in Physiotherapy

Lyallpur Khalsa College :- 2003 to 2005

  • Lecturer
  • Assess and treat clients with orthopaedic, Neurological and Developmental issues
  • Supervise Under-graduate Physiotherapy students and Interns
  • Create and Maintain health records of clients
  • Resource Person For the course “Potential – Change for Children with Cerebral Palsy orgainised by Department of Physiotherapy (Bangalore Campus), Manipal University .
  • Resource Person For the course “Potential – Change for Children with Cerebral Palsy orgainised by Department of Physiotherapy (Bangalore Campus), Manipal University .
  • Resource Person for CME on Sensory Processing Challenges and Motor Delay pointers organised by Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Belgavi Branch - March 2017
  • Resource person for CME on Early Identification of motor and visual challenges at office practice organised by Indian Academy of Paediatrics, VIjayapura Branch - March 2017
  • Presented “Participation challenges and Sensory Processing disorder in children with ASD” at Indian Federation of Neuro-Rehabilitation Conference, Bengaluru - April 2016
  • Resource person for CME on “Visual Impairments in Childhood” organised by Dr. Chitra’s Progressive Milestones Child Development Clinic, Bengaluru - January 2016
  • Presented on “Cortical Visual Impairment and Sensory Processing disorder”, Karpedicon Developmental Workshop, organised by Centre for Child Developmental Disabilities, Bengaluru - Sep 2015
  • Resource person for the CDE program on “Pediatric oral care for the medically compromised” organised by Department of Pedodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore - August 2014
  • Course Instructor : 6 weeks training program on management of children with Neuro-motor disorders for Physiotherapy students from Malaysia, organised by Centre for Child development and disabilities, Bangalore -September - October 2014
  • Course Instructor : 6 weeks training program on management of children with Neuro-motor disorders for Physiotherapy students from Malaysia, organised by Centre for Child development and disabilities, Bangalore - July - August 2014
  • Resource Person : Analysis of Posture and Movement of Children with Neuromotor Disorders at 4 th Bangalore Physiotherapist Network conference - July 2014
  • Developmental Screening at office Practice for Primary Care Practitioners (Paediatrician) Centre for Child Development and Disabilities - August 2013
  • Sensory Processing Disorder in Children with Autism – Primary Practitioners Perspective Centre for Child Development and Disabilities - August 2012
  • Course Instructor : Application ofBasic Kinesiotaping Methods Acharya Institute of Health Sciences - 2011
  • Course Instructor : Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and its clinical application College of Physiotherapy, Ambedkar medical college - 2007

Memberships

  • Indian Association Of Physiotherapists - L8546
  • Member, Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (USA) - 80526