BPT(SRMC, Chennai), MIAP, NDT/BOBATH PAEDIATRICS(Johannesburg, RSA)
Paediatric Neuro Developmental Therapist
Child Developmental Center, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, INDIA
Asimayan Nandi completed his Basic Neuro Developmental Therapy from South African Neuro Developmental therapy Association, Johannesburg , Republic of South Africa and has been trained as an Neuro Developmental Therapist [NDT] with Dr. Gillian Saloojee, Senior SANDTA tutor. He completed his Bachelors of Physiotherapy degree from Sri Ramachandra medical college and Research Institute, Chennai. He is a Paediatric Neuro Developmental Therapist working in Child Developmental Centre in Apollo Gleneagles Hospital , Kolkata. He is a trained NDT therapist [BOBATH Method] who is specialized in the subject of Paediatric physiotherapy. His specialist area of expertise includes:-
Neuro-disability (Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, SMA)
Neuro-developmental (Developmental delay with gait problems)
Genetic and Syndromic conditions (Down’s syndrome, Pradderwilli Syndrome, Beals syndrome) Chest Conditions (which requires chest physiotherapy)
Fine Motor difficulties in children with cerebral palsy and developmental delays
Asimayan, while working in CDC, AGH, got interested in normal movements of a normal child from neonatal period to the first year of life and how it differs with an atypical child. So later, he has completed advanced level – II NDT courses on Movement Analysis and Facilitation of Athetosis child from Senior Bobath tutor Jean Pierre Maes (Bobath centre, London ). He has also completed his advanced upper extremity management and treatment training for children from Neuro Developmental Treatment Association, USA conducted by Lezlie Adler OT, Kate Blain OT Advanced course Instructors.
He is trained in assesing children with Bayley Scales for Infant and Toddler Development, trained by Betty Hutchon UK Bayley Trainer at Addenbroke’s Treatment Centre,Addenbroke Hospital,Cambridge,UK. He is a Certified Sensory Integration Therapist from University of Southern California /WPS.He is trained and successfully completed Basic and Advanced training in Prechtl method of Qualitative assessment of General Movements with neonates/babies.
Neuro Developmental Therapy (NDT) focuses on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance; it makes the child as functional and independent as possible with modification on child’s environment.