Amitabh Dashottar

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
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About Me

Dr. Dashottar joined the faculty at Simmons University in January 2013. Before Joining Simmons, Dr. Dashottar did Postdoctoral research at the Laboratory of Investigative Imaging and his doctoral research at the Human Performance Laboratory at the Ohio State University. The primary focus of his work is shoulder joint biomechanics. He serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. Dashottar is an avid runner and tries to run a half marathon a year.

What I Teach

  • Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice courses.

Research/Creative Activities

Dr. Dashottar's research focuses on the shoulder joint biomechanics. He is interested in the biomechanical factors that lead to shoulder joint dysfunctions. In addition he is also interested in evaluating the validity of commonly used shoulder joint assessment procedures and, the mechanism of action of soft tissue treatment techniques used in Physical Therapy treatments.

Publications

Dashottar A, Costantini O, Borstad J. A comparison of range of motion change across four posterior shoulder tightness measurements after
external rotator fatigue.International Journal of Spots Physical Therapy(In Press).

Volz, KR,Dashottar, A, Evans, KD. Determining the validity and reliability of elastographic analytics utilizing rotator cuff muscles.Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. e-pub http://jdm.sagepub.com/content/early/recent.

Volz KR,Dashottar A, Evans KD. "Exploring the use of sonographic evaluation of the glenohumeral labrum: A pre-clinical replication."Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. (In Press)

Gupta M,Dashottar ABorstad J. Scapula kinematics compared between groups separated by body mass index.Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 2013 Aug;29(4):380-5.

Dashottar A, Borstad JD. Validity of measuring humeral torsion using palpation of bicipital tuberosities.Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. 2013 Jan;29(1):67-74.

Dashottar A, Borstad J.. Posterior glenohumeral joint capsule contracture. Shoulder & Elbow. 2012 Oct 1;4(4).

Borstad JD,Dashottar A. Quantifying strain on posterior shoulder tissues during 5 simulated clinical tests: a cadaver study.Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2011 Feb;41(2):90-9.

Presentations

Dashottar A: From Bench Sciences to Evidence Based Physical Therapy. Keynote address at the 52nd Annual Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP). 14-16th February 2014, Indore, MP, India.

Evans K,Dashottar A, Sonography of the Glenoid Labrum: Preclinical Methodology for Teaching and Diagnostics. Poster presentation at World Congress - Ultrasound in Medical Education. Columbia SC, University of South Carolina. September 2013.

K Volz, K Evans,Dashottar, A: Developing an elastography scanning protocol for the glenohumeral joint. At Society of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Sonography. Las Vegas, NV. October 2013.

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 AMisra, 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)

Awards

2007-2012: Graduate Research Associate, The Shoulder Motion Analysis Research Team, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

International Society of Biomechanics technical group travel grant, for presenting research at the 9th International Shoulder Group meeting at Abreystwyth University, Wales, UK (August 2012).

2nd price for the poster: Developing an elastography scanning protocol for the glenohumeral joint. At Society of diagnostic medical ultrasound sonography (national ultrasound meeting in Las Vegas NV). K Volz, K Evans, A Dashottar