Md. Julker Nayan

Md. Julker Nayan is a renowned Occupational Therapist and rehabilitation professional in Bangladesh, with special expertise in disability & rehabilitation, ergonomics and occupational health services, adult neurological rehabilitation and community based rehabilitation. He studied Rehabilitation Science (Masters) and Occupational Therapy – OT (B.Sc.-Hon’s)at Bangladesh Health Professions Institute-BHPI (i.e. the academic institute of CRP), affiliated with Faculty of Medicine, University of Dhaka) and MPH. Mr. Nayan started his career in 2003 and is serving the CRP and its academic institute BHPI as Associate Professor of OT & Head of the Department. He is the author/co-author of several critically acclaimed research reports/articles (published in reputed peer reviewed journals) on post-rehabilitation job status of people with spinal cord injury, prevalence of cognitive impairment and functional status among the stroke survivors, health seeking behavior of stroke patients, hemorrhagic child stroke, gender-specific functional fine dexterity test (FFDT), nine hole peg test in Bangladesh and occupational therapy for upper extremity burn, among others. Mr. Nayan is the President of Bangladesh Occupational Therapy Association (BOTA), and holds membership of International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), UK and Asian Spinal Cord Injury Network (ASCoN) and fellowship winner. He is also a member of the Technical Working Group of WHO Package of Priority Rehabilitation Intervention.

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Md. Zahid Hossain

Mr. Zahid Hossain is an emerging rehabilitation professional in Bangladesh, with special expertise in physiotherapy. He studied Rehabilitation Science (M.Sc.) and physiotherapy (B.Sc.-Hon’s) at the University of Dhaka, and has also accomplished certificate courses in Propioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF-Level I) and Dry Needling (Level I), respectively from PNF Society, India and PRIDE, India.Mr. Hossain started his professional career in 2009, and is currently serving Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI) (which is the academic institute of the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed–CRP), as a Lecturer of Physiotherapy.Two of his published articles are critically acclaimed, i.e. ‘Identify the learning needs for Physiotherapists to work in cardiac sector in context of Bangladesh’ (published in Bangladesh Physiotherapy Journal, Vol. 7, August, 2016) and ‘Effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment for post chikungunya arthralgia’ (Edorium J Public Health 2017; 4: 69–75).Mr. Hossain is an office-bearer of Bangladesh Physiotherapy Association (BPA), and an active member of International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO).

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