Lecturer - College of Medical & Health Sciences - Physiotherapy Dept.
  • Has 22 years of experience as an expert and aconsultant in neurology physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Inventor of the ‘Vertigo Free Device’ with patent number: 1524
  • Has conducted more than 40 international workshops in Neuro-Rehab and Vestibulo-Rehab specialties
  • Has been invited as a keynote speaker in many international conferences as well


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.


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


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.


  • Rehabilitation Symposium. The Effect of Headphone on Postural Stability in young Adults. John Hopkins Aramaco Healthcare. December 6-7, 2016. KSA
  • Poster presentation Title: The effectiveness of early physiotherapy intervention for treating patients with BPPV. WCPT Congress. May 2015. Singapore.
  • Keynote Title: The effects of vision and vestibulopathy on standing balance. 1st Salalah international Physiotherapy Conference. April 2013. Oman
  • Keynote Title: Evidence based practice for treating BPPV. 4thBiennial Emirates Physiotherapy conference. Dubai.May 20-21, 2012.
  • Keynote Title: The effects of visual, proprioception, and vestibular systems  on balance. The Second Gulf Colliquim. King Faisal Hospital. KSA. 28-29, Nov 2007.
  • Keynote Speaker. Title: Vestibular Rehabilitation. Vertigo one day workshop. King A.Aziz university hospital. 26, April, 2007.
  • Invited Title: The 3 systems that control Balance. The sixth Lebanon international conference. Lebnaon. 14-15 April 2007.
  • Keynote Speaker. Title: Physiotherapy management of spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries symposium. Bahrain. 28-March, 2007.
  • Invited Speaker. Title: The effects of vision and vestibulopathy on static and dynamic balance. The 3rdInternational GCC conference. Evidence Based Practice. 20-21 Nov, 2006. Bahrain.
  • Invited Speaker.Title: The effectiveness of early physiotherapy intervention for treating patients with positional vertigo. International Physical Therapy Conference. New Horizons in Rehabilitation. 6-8, Dec 2005. Kingdom of Saudia Arabia.
  • Invited Speaker . Title: How to manage a vertigo case.Vertigo Symposium. 7-8, January 2004. King Fahad Hospital of the University, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia.
  • Keynote Speaker. Title: BPPV. Second GCC Physical Therapy Conference in Kingdom of Bahrain, (Nov 2000).
  • Keynote Speaker. Title: Treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The Third Bahraini – German Medical conference in Kingdom of Bahrain (Feb 1999).
  • Keynote Speaker. Title: The effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation. First GCC Physical Therapy Conference in Kingdom of Bahrain (Feb 1998).


  • 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.
  • BPPV: Evidence Based Practice Book
  • Effects of Vision, Vestibular dysfunction and Proprioception deficiency on standing balance. Physical Therapy Journal


17298971 rdashti@ahlia.edu.bh



  • DR. REDHA BAHMAN DASHTI Publications


  • Theories of neurology physiotherapy

  • Clinical neurological medicine

  • Surgery

  • Pharmacology

  • Research methodology

  • Organisation and ethics

  • Occupational health ergonomics in physiotherapy

  • Neuroanatomy and physiology