Litty Mathew Shibu was born in India, in the year 1976. She attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy (BPT) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore in the year 2000. She started her Academic Career as Lecturer at Padmashree Institute of Physiotherapy (PIP) in 2000, immediately after her Graduation and was later promoted to the position of Head of Undergraduate Studies at PIP, in the year 2003.  During her career at PIP, apart from teaching & evaluation of undergraduate students, she worked as Clinical Physiotherapist at Padmashree Rehabilitation Unit, Bangalore, and Clinical Coordinator at the Employee State Insurance Hospital, Bangalore and Coordinator for PIP Journal Club which was constituted to promote Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Litty had been instrumental in organizing various Community based Rehabilitation Outreach Programs in collaboration with Governmental Agencies and NGO’s. She was appointed as Coordinator for CME program for Padmashree Group of Institutions in 2002 and successfully conducted several workshops in collaboration with IAP (Indian association of Physiotherapists)

She has joined Ahlia University as Lecturer in 2004 and was involved in teaching and evaluation of undergraduate students as well as the administrative tasks of the BSc.PT program till 2008. She completed her Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration (MHA) from RGUHS Bangalore, in the year 2010 and continued working as Lecturer at Physiotherapy Department of Ahlia University till date. Currently she is pursuing her PhD at Brunel University, London.


Litty is interested in the area of management of Physical therapy practices and Human resource development including continuing professional development (CPD) and evidence based practice (EBP). She has published research articles in the field of CPD and is actively engaged in the research area of EBP.

Ms. Litty Mathew Shibu Research



Litty was involved in teaching and evaluation of undergraduate students at PIP, Bangalore. She handled various subjects including Human anatomy, Kinesiology, Electrotherapy, Orthopedic physiotherapy, cardiopulmonary physiotherapy, Ethics and Geriatric physiotherapy during her tenure from 2000 to 2004. Her responsibilities also included evaluation and treatment of the patients at various clinical sites that are affiliated with clinical training of students, namely Padmashree Rehabilitation Unit, Bangalore and Employee State Insurance Hospital, Bangalore

At Ahlia University she handled many subjects including musculoskeletal anatomy, Human Physiology, Biochemistry, Radiology and Pathology, Pediatric physiotherapy, cardiopulmonary physiotherapy and Neuroanatomy and physiology for various levels of the undergraduate degree program.



Supervision of undergraduate project of Bsc.PT at Ahlia University, 2014, titled ‘Prevalence of Work related Musculoskeletal Disorders amongst Physical therapists in the Kingdom of Bahrain’. The work was appreciated and was published in a reputed journal in 2015.



  1. P.T management of paraplegic patients, Sanjay Gandhi institute of trauma and orthopedics, 2001.
  2. P.T management of osteoarthritis, Padmashree research day, 2004.
  3. Physiologic Effects of ageing, Ahlia Psychology club, 2013.
  4. An overview of continuing professional development (CPD) of physical therapists, Ahlia – Brunel symposium 2014.



  1. Prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders amongst Physiotherapists in the kingdom of Bahrain, D. N. Aljairan, H.K.Al Ameeli, A. R. Al Fadhel, E.S.Al Saeedi, L. Shibu, E. Rajab (May 2015), Physiotherapy, Volume – 101, Pages – e54.
  2. Evaluating professional development in healthcare with outcome based models, Litty M Shibu, Ebrahim K Rajab, Tillal Eldabi (November, 2015), Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century II, Pages – 31.


  1. The role of social media in continuing professional development of physical therapists: a review of the literature., poster presentation, L Shibu, E Rajab, T Eldabi (2 May 2015), WCPT world Congress 2015, World confederation for physical therapy (WCPT), Singapore.