Summary

Dr. Redha Dashti  graduated with a BSc, PT from Kuwait University in 1992, MSc in Neuro PT Rehabilitation and Vestibular Rehabilitation from MGH-IHP, Boston (1997), and Doctor of Physical Therapy (thesis: Vestibular Rehabilitation) from St. Augustine University, Florida (2007).

Dr. Dashti has 22 years of experience as an expert and a consultant in neurology physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation. Dr. Dashti is the inventor of the ‘Vertigo Free Device’ with patent number: 1524.

He has been working full-time as a Chairperson of the Physiotherapy Department at Ahlia University since April, 2013.  Dr. Dashti had previously worked as a specialized (consultant) physiotherapist in the Ministry of Health (Bahrain) from 1992-2013, and as a part-time senior lecturer at Ahlia University (2004-2013). Dr. Dashti is currently working as a consultant neuro-vestibulo rehab PT in the Therapy Centre (private clinic) since 2011. Dr. Dashti was head of the Allied Licensure Committee at The Ministry of Health (2007-2011), and he was the President of the Bahrain Physical Therapy Association from 2010 to 2012. Since 1997, Dr. Dashti has conducted more than 40 international workshops in Neuro-Rehab and Vestibulo-Rehab specialties, and has been awarded in these different fields accordingly. Dr. Dashti has been invited as a keynote speaker in many international conferences as well.

Awards 

  1. Bronze Medal for the Best Inventions in ALABTIKAR international inventions competition. May 2010. Jeddah, KSA.
  2. Staff of the Month, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Physiotherapy Department. (December 2004).
  3. The Mary Mankin prize for the most out standing Physical Therapy Master’s thesis given in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (May 16, 1998).
  4. Award of the best performance in Physical Therapy. Kuwait University, Kuwait (1990).

Research

Dr. Dashti is highly interested in the field Neurology Physiotherapy assessment and rehabilitation (i.e., Stroke Rehab, Parkinson Rehab), Balance, and Vestibular Rehabilitation: i.e., BPPV, Vestibulopathy Rehabilitation.

Dr. Redha Bahman Dashti Research

 

Teaching

Dr. Dashti had worked as a par- time lecturer in College of Health Science as part of the Ministry of Health (Bahrain) from 1997-1999, and as senior lecturer and clinical instructor in Ahlia University from 2004 to 2013. Currently, he is a full-time lecturer at Ahlia University and is teaching courses such as theories of neurology physiotherapy, clinical neurological Medicine and surgery and pharmacology. He has previously taught many different courses including Research methodology, organisation and ethics, occupational health ergonomics in physiotherapy, and neuroanatomy and physiology.

Supervision

Supervision of undergraduate project of BSc in PT at Ahlia University, since 2007. Dr. Dashti had supervised more than 12 undergraduate projects in the area of Neuro-Rehabilitation, Vestibulo-Rehabilitation and migraine. 

Presentation

  • Rehabilitation Symposium. The Effect of Headphone on Postural Stability in young Adults.John Hopkins Aramaco Healthcare. December 6-7, 2016. KSA

  • WCPT Congress. May 2015. Singapore.

Poster presentation Title: The effectiveness of early physiotherapy intervention for treating patients with BPPV.

  • 1st Salalah international Physiotherapy Conference. April 2013. Oman

Keynote Speaker. Title: The effects of vision and vestibulopathy on standing balance.

  • 4th Biennial Emirates Physiotherapy conference. Dubai.May 20-21, 2012.

Keynote Speaker. Title: Evidence based practice for treating BPPV

  • The Second Gulf Colliquim. King Faisal Hospital. KSA. 28-29, Nov 2007.

Keynote Speaker. Title: The effects of visual, proprioception, and vestibular systems  on balance.

  • Vertigo one day workshop. King A.Aziz university hospital. 26, April, 2007.

 Keynote Speaker. Title: Vestibular Rehabilitation

  • The sixth Lebanon international conference. Lebnaon. 14-15 April 2007.

Invited Speaker. Title: The 3 systems that control Balance.

  • Spinal cord injuries symposium. Bahrain. 28-March, 2007.

Keynote Speaker. Title: Physiotherapy management of spinal cord injuries.

  • The 3rd International GCC conference. Evidence Based Practice. 20-21 Nov, 2006. Bahrain.

Invited Speaker. Title: The effects of vision and vestibulopathy on static and dynamic balance.

  • International Physical Therapy Conference. New Horizons in Rehabilitation. 6-8, Dec 2005. Kingdom of Saudia Arabia.

Invited Speaker. Title: The effectiveness of early physiotherapy intervention for treating patients with positional vertigo.

  • Vertigo Symposium. 7-8, January 2004. King Fahad Hospital of the University, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia.

Invited Speaker . Title: How to manage a vertigo case.

  • Second GCC Physical Therapy Conference in Kingdom of Bahrain, (Nov 2000).

Keynote Speaker. Title: BPPV

  • The Third Bahraini – German Medical conference in Kingdom of Bahrain (Feb 1999).

Keynote Speaker. Title: Treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

  • First GCC Physical Therapy Conference in Kingdom of Bahrain (Feb 1998).

Keynote Speaker. Title: The effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation.

 

Publications

Conferences 

  1. The Effectiveness Of Brandt-Daroff Technique In Treating Patients With Acute And Chronic Bppv, Dashti R. (2015), WCPT World Congress 2015, Singapore , Physiotherapy , Vol 101.

  • BPPV: instructions and exercises. Educational Flyer. In Arabic.( 2007)
  • Stroke Booklet. October 2010. Bahrain Physical Therapy association.
  • BPPV. Bahrain Physical Therapy Magazine. October 2000 issue.
  • The effect of ice on spasticity. Bahrain Physical Therapy Magazine. June 2003 issue.
  • In Process:
  • The Effectiveness of Brandt Daroff Technique in treating BPPV patients in Bahrain. A Prosepective study. In process
  • BPPV: Evidence Based Practice Book
  • Effects of Vision, Vestibular dysfunction and Proprioception deficiency on standing balance. Physical Therapy Journal, in review.

 

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