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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

NAME

POSITION TITLE

Ahmad Alghadir, MS, PhD, PT

Assistant Professor

INSTITUTION  AND LOCATION

DEGREE

YEAR

GPA

FIELD OF STUDY

King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

B.Sc.

1998

4/5

Physical Therapy

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

M.Sc.

2002

3.9/4

Neuromuscular Physical Therapy

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Ph.D.

2006

4/4

Rehabilitation Sciences

 

Training/Employment/Experience

1/1999-6/1999            Intern Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, KSA

7/1999-12/1999          Intern Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, KSA

1/2000-12/2000          Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, KSA

1/2000-12/2006          Graduate Assistant, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

7/2000                       Compiler of the Basic Statute of the Saudi Physical Therapy Association (SPTA), Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

1/2007-now                Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

7/2007-now                Member of the Students' Interview Committee of the Medical Colleges, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

8/2007-now                Supervisor of the Students' Cultural and Social Activities, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

9/2007-now                Head of the Recruitment Committee, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

11/2007-now              Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

 

Honors

12/2002                      Prince Bandar Al Saud Award of Academic Excellence, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, Washington, DC, USA

 

Publications

1. Alghadir A. Conservative treatment of plantar fasciitis with dorsiflexion night splints and medial arch supports: a prospective randomized study. PhD dissertation http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-11112006-133842/unrestricted/AhmadAlghadir_ETD2006.pdf 

2. Alghadir A, Irrgang J, Delitto A, Wukich D, Burdett R. Conservative Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis with Dorsiflexion Night Splints and Medial Arch Supports: a Prospective Randomized Study (in press).

3. Alghadir A, Irrgang J, Delitto A, Wukich D, Burdett R. Range of Pain-Free Passive Ankle Joint Dorsiflexion as a Predictor of the Success of Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis with Dorsiflexion Night Splints (in press). 

4. Alghadir A, Irrgang J, Delitto A, Wukich D, Burdett R. Medial Longitudinal Arch Height as a Predictor of the Success of Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis with Medial Arch Supports (in press).

5. Alghadir A. Plantar Fasciitis: Review of the Literature (in press).

 

Scientific Activities

The following conferences, workshops, and courses have been attended:

1. 2nd Saudi P.T. Group meeting on Pediatric Rheumatology.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center                         3 Nov 1998.

2. 3rd Saudi P.T. Group meeting on Cardiac Rehabilitation.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center                          2 Feb 1999.

3. 4th Saudi P.T. Group meeting on Acupuncture Treatment.

King Khalid University Hospital                                                 2 March 1999.

4. 5th Saudi P.T. Group meeting on Brain Electrical Changes Following Stroke.

King Fahad National Guard Hospital                                              6 Apr 1999.

5. Course on Movement Science & Neuro. Rehabilitation.

College of Medicine, King Saud University                     13, 15 & 16 May 1999.

6. Workshop on Neurodevelopment Treatment for Stroke Patient.

King Fahad Hospital, King Faisal University                        17 & 18 May 1999.

7. Workshop on Peripheral Joint Mobilization.

King Fahad Hospital, King Faisal University                        19 & 20 May 1999.

8. 1st Saudi P.T. Group meeting on Post-Operative Knee Stiffness.

Dallah Hospital                                                                             7 Sep 1999.

9. 2nd Saudi P.T. Group meeting on New Approach to the Management of

Severe Muscle Spasticity.

Security Forces Hospital                                                                5 Oct 1999.

10. 3rd Saudi P.T. Group meeting on Sports Injuries of the Eye.

King Khalid University Hospital                                                     2 Nov 1999.

11. Symposium on Update in Orthopedic Surgery.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center                    8-10 Nov 1999.

12. 4th Saudi P.T. Group meeting on Insensitive Foot.

King Fahad National Guard Hospital                                            30 Nov 1999.

13. 6th Saudi P.T. Group meeting on Management of Shoulder Sports Injuries.

Security Forces Hospital                                                              15 Feb 2000.

14. Course on Reflexology & Acupressure Technique.

(Attendant & Coordinator)

Rathawia Medical Specialized Center                                      4-6 March 2000.

15. National Training Course on Clinical Acupuncture.

(Attendant & Coordinator)

Rathawia Medical Specialized Center                                      7-9 March 2000.

16. Course on Sensory Approaches in Treatment of Cerebral Palsy.

(Attendant & Coordinator)

Rathawia Medical Specialized Center                              29 & 30 March 2000.

17. Course on Image Interpretation of X-Ray, CT-Scan and MRI.

(Attendant & Coordinator)

Rathawia Medical Specialized Center                                        1-6 April 2000.

18. 7th Saudi P.T. Group meeting on Physical Therapy Management in Knee

OA: the Latest Approach to Evaluation & Treatment.

King Fahad National Guard Hospital                                             4 April 2000.

19. Course on Management of the Spine & Head in Sport Injury.

Rathawia Medical Specialized Center                                     3 & 4 May 2000.

20. Workshop on Muscle Energy Technique & Joint Mobilization of the

Cervical & Upper Thoracic Spines.

King Fahad Hospital, King Faisal University                        17 & 18 May 2000.

21. 8th Saudi P.T. Group meeting on Physical Therapy Approach in Clinical

Management of Headache.

Security Forces Hospital                                                             21 May 2000.

22. Workshop on Practical Application of Electrotherapy in Physical Therapy.

Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital                                                4 & 5 Oct 2000.

23. Advanced Semi-Intensive Course on English as a Second Language.

University of Pittsburgh                                                     3 Jan-12 April 2001.

24. Course on Spinal Manipulative Therapy.

Swodeam Institute of Manual Therapy                                             Nov 2002.

25. Workshop on Writing Research Articles.

University of Pittsburgh                                                                11 Jan 2003.

26. Web-Based Tutorial on Research Integrity.

University of Pittsburgh                                                               27 Aug 2003.

27. Web-Based Tutorial on Human Subject Research.

University of Pittsburgh                                                          28-30 Aug 2003.

28. Web-Based Tutorial on HIPAA Researchers Privacy Requirements.

University of Pittsburgh                                                               30 Aug 2003.

29. Workshop on Grantspersonship.

University of Pittsburgh                                                           20 March 2004.

30. Web-Based Tutorial on HIPAA Physicians Privacy Awareness Training by

UPMC.

University of Pittsburgh                                                               11 Sep 2004.

31. Web-Based Tutorial on HIPAA Physician Security Training.

University of Pittsburgh                                                               13 Feb 2005.

32. Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Physical Therapy

Association.

Orange County Convention Center                                           21-24 Jun 2006.

33. Saudi Physical Therapy Symposium on Research at a Glance.

King Fahad Medical City                                                            30 May 2007.