Arif Hussain Talpur

Mr. Arif Hussain Talpur

Assistant Professor

Department of Human and Rehabilitation Sciences

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Arif Talpur has completed his basic education from Khairpur Mirs Sindh, and higher education from Karachi University. He is doing his PhD degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences Iran. He has 6 international publications with high repute journals and 5 national publications in HEC recognized journals. He has worked as Assistant Professor in Riphah International University Islamabad, and Assistant Professor in Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University Islamabad. He has clinical experience of Liaquat National Hospital as Physiotherapist and MaxHealth Hospital Islamabad as Senior Physiotherapist. His research interest areas are Neuroscience, Neurophysiology and Neurorehabilitation.
Arif Talpur is specialist of Neurorehabilitation with focus on Brain disorders including Stroke, Parkinson and Traumatic Brain Injury. During Pandemic, he has given his services in Intensive Care Unit of MaxHealth Hospital as Frontline Fighter as Senior Physiotherapist.

Awards/ Achievements

Arif Talpur worked as senior physical therapist in 16 Bedded Intensive Care Unit arranged especially for COVID-19 pandemic patients along with team of Intensivist Dr. Rana Imran Sikandar, Physician Dr. Muhammad Salman, and staff nurses. For which, he was awarded with COVID-19 Frontline Fighter 2020.


Ph.D (Scholar) Tehran University of Medical SciencesPhysical Therapy-
M.Sc.University of Karachi, Pakistan Physical Therapy2014
B.Sc.University of Karachi, Pakistan Physical Therapy2011
PGD Teaching Methodology & Professional EthicsRiphah International University Islamabad -2019


1Inhibition of hyperuricemia and gouty arthritis in mice using copper nanoparticles; Biological Trace Element Research (Published) Impact factor “2.3”
2Comparative Effect of Driving side on Low Back Pain due to Repetitive Ipsilateral Rotation in Pakistan Journal of Medical Science (Published) Impact Factor “0.719”
3Antioxidant and Anti-gout effects of orally administered zinc oxide nanoparticles in gouty mice; Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology (Published) Impact Factor “3.755”
4Frequency Of Neck Pain In Modern Hijab Wearing Females In Twin Cities; Rawal Medical Journal (HEC Y Category) (Published)
5Frequency of back pain in security guards/work environment factors; in Journal of Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences (JRCRS)(Published) (HEC Z Category)
6Measurement of Quadriceps angle in Females with chronic Knee pain; in Independent Journal of Allied Health Sciences (IJAHS) (Published)
7Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in Shoulder Derangement, a Case Report; International Journal of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Published)
8Task Specific Training for Upper Extremity in Stroke, a Case Report; Journal of Physiotherapy Research (Published)
9Frequency of Neck and Back Pain in Young and Middle Aged Adults of Islamabad and Rawalpindi Due to Usage of Electronic Gadgets during COVID-19 Quarantine; Journal of Physiotherapy Research (Published)
10COVID-19 Pandemic and Physical Theray Rehabilitation: A Short Review; Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research (Published)
11Effects of Compelled Body Weight Shift Technique (CBWS) on weight bearing and gait velocity in patients with chronic stroke (Oral Presentation in Stroke Forum UK Conference 2020)

Master’s Thesis Supervised

1Effects of Rood’s Sensory motor training along with Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in sub-acute stroke.
2Effects of whole body vibration on functional independence in older adults.
3Comparison between CIMT and Bimanual training on functional outcomes in hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
4Comparison of Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Training and Constraint Induced Movement Therapy in spastic cerebral palsy children with mirror movements
5Comparison of auditory and visual feedback in the Learning of a Skilled Motor Activity by Elderly Adults
6Effects of Rood’s vestibular stimulation techniques on diabetic neuropathy patients with moderate fall risk
7Effect of virtual reality training along with modified constraint induced movement therapy in young children with cerebral palsy
8Comparison of whole body vibration vs. virtual reality training on balance & postural control in unilateral chronic stroke patients.


1Certified SPSS Version 23 Trainer
2Certified Intra-articular Injection Therapy
3Certified Musculoskeletal Ultrasonographer
4Certified Kinesio-taping Therapist
5Certified Dry-Needling Therapist