Journal Club: Convergence and Divergence of Exercise-Based Approaches That Incorporate Motor Control for the Management of Low Back Pain

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Please review the following article: Convergence and Divergence of Exercise-Based Approaches That Incorporate Motor Control for the Management of Low Back Pain

The discussion will be led by Naga Vemparala.

Naga Vemparala is employed as an outpatient physical therapist at Trinity Health Of New England, Hartford. He graduated from the Masters Physical Therapy program from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT in 2006. He received Masters of Physiotherapy (M.P.T) from Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India in 2004 and Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T) from Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai, India in 2001.

He is certified in the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) C1 & C2 (2016) and the SEAS- Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis (2017). He is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and is currently pursuing an international diploma in MDT - McKenzie Institute International. He successfully completed the online diploma component in 2019 and the clinical training at National Health Service, Dundee, Scotland in 2020.

Naga is an advanced practitioner with immense experience in the management of pediatric and adult patients with spinal deformities. He is an active participant in the CT chapter of APTA continuing education programs and was credentialed in clinical instructor program (2016). In 2017, Naga was awarded the ‘Patient care excellence award’ by Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT for passion and tenacity that exceeded the expectations of the patients, families and colleagues.

His physical therapy methods used in outpatient rehab at Yale New Haven Hospital was accepted for presentation at the 2019 Safety, Quality & Experience conference. The presentation was titled ‘Prevention of Opioid epidemic with utilizing the McKenzie method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy for Chronic musculoskeletal pain’. He has improved patient safety and satisfaction with therapeutic alliance and activation of self-motivation to MDT exercises in a multi-disciplinary YNHH Spine Center.

Naga is an active participant of the journal clubs in Middlesex Hospital Rehab, CT and North Virginia MDT study group. He has participated in community fundraiser services at Yale ‘Ride closer to free’ and Bennett cancer center- Bloominmetric bicycle rides for cancer research and American foundation for suicide prevention.


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 What is a PT journal club?

A PT journal club is a meeting of a group of physical therapists and/or physical therapist assistants, designed to present, review, discuss and critically analyze recent articles, germane to the common clinical interests for promotion of evidence-based practice.  It is a great way to help keep up with the professional literature and have valuable conversations with colleagues with the same practice interests.


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