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Dr. Farooq Rathore

Assistant Professor and Consultant Rehabilitation Medicine
Combined Military Hospital Lahore Cantt
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Combined Military Hospital , Abid Majeed Road

Brief Biography:

Practical skills                                                                                                                    

After an experience of 7 years in PM  & R, I have a vast exposure and skills in the management of Spinal cord Injury, Stroke, Amputations, Neurological disabilities and Musculoskeletal ailments. I have done an adequate number of following procedures.

  • Nerve Conduction studies and Electromyography (NCS/EMG)  procedures
  • Intraarticular and Intarlesional injection procedures  Shoulder, Knee, wrist, CTS, Plantar fasciitis, Ankle.
  • Phenol Motor Point Blocks for spasticity
  • Pain Management Procedures(Trigger Points inj, Tender Points inj, Nerve Blocks)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Urerthral catherization, IV line etc




Teaching responsibilities and Current Job description

  • At present I am running the department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Combined Military Hospital Lahore Cantt as a consultant. I give consultations in outdoor (weekly average 250-300 patients) , perform EMG/NCS, do injection procedures and attend indoor calls. Majority of the OPD patients present with musculoskeletal problems like back pain, various forms of arthritis and Fibromylagia. Most paediatric patients have Cerebral palsy, while few have other problems like congenital club foot and Neural tube defects. Most of the indoor patients are from orthopaedic and plastic surgery.
  • Throughout my registrar ship at Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine,Rawalpindi, I remained actively involved in the training and teaching of the Post graduate residents of PM & R, Nursing Officers, Assistants, and Physiotherapists for Class I & II training under Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute,Rawalpindi. 
  • After acquiring my Rehabilitation Medicine diploma (Jan 2007), I remained Officer In charge of Spinal Injuries Ward and I had regular lectures and clinical/teaching sessions of residents PM & R in my ward. I had experience of teaching/delivering Hands on training to general duty doctors and nursing staff in spinal injury rehabilitation after the devastating earthquake of Oct 2005 inPakistanin which AFIRM had to supervise rehabilitation of more than 400 cases of acute spinal cord injury.
  • I worked as the Secretary of the Weekly Journal club, AFIRM (March 2007-July 2010). My job was to arrange the articles, coordinate the club meeting and assigning responsibilities to the trainees for presentation.
  • I was appointed as Officer in charge / Coordinator of the training and residency affairs in Jun 2009. I was responsible for coordinating the post graduate training of doctors undergoing training for fellowship, students of Bachelors in Physiotherapy and trainees in sports medicine course. I made the monthly training program, coordinated the elective rotations, liasoned with the supervisors and helped the residents in solving issues pertaining to their residency. I also prepared the question papers and arranged the six monthly examinations for the post graduate residents. I have also performed the duties of examiner for Rehab residents and physiotherapy assistants during their annual examinations. I performed this duty till Aug 2010 when I was posted out to a new station.
  • I am the only Pakistani member of Rehabilitation Disaster Relief Committee (RDRC) of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. I am the lead author of a landmark discussion paper, on “”Role of Medical Rehabilitation after Natural Disasters” and co-author on a number of ongoing manuscripts (review and special communications) on Disaster Rehab.

Computer and Internet Skills

  • I have an excellent command of Microsoft office (Word and PowerPoint) and good command over Excel. I am fluent in the use of SPSS, which is my preferred program for data analysis.
  • I am the administrator of “”RehabPakistan”, the only online Rehabilitation Forum for PM&R Doctors in Pakistan. The current membership stands at 50 including consultants and Residents in PM&R along with Prosthotist and Orthotists.

Academic positions:

  • Visiting Academic Scholar at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute
  • Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at Combined Military Hospital
  • Member Delgate Assembly and Disaster Relief Committee atInternational Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research interests:

Spinal Cord Injury

Stroke Rehabilitation

Pain Management

Medical Rehabilitation after disasters


Any other information:


  1. Academic Scholarships 1990-1995, Islamabad College for Boys,G/6-3, Islamabad
  2. Sub editor English section “AMCOL”. Official magazine ofArmyMedicalCollege. 1998-2000
  3. Certificate of Honors in Biochemistry ---- 1st  professional MBBS (1997)
  4. Certificate of Honors in Pharmacology ---- 2nd   professional MBBS (1998)
  5. Certificate of merit for standing 1st    in subject of Rehabilitation medicine, Grading diploma course 2005-07,  held at Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute,Rawalpindi
  6. Ibn-e – Sina Silver medal in recognition of outstanding original research work presented at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences ,Islamabad  annual symposium 2007
  7. Co –Chairman of scientific session at 5th Annual conference and Scientific Symposium. Bangladesh Association of PM&R 2008. 15th Nov 2008.Dhaka,Bangladesh.
  8. Recipient of ISPRM 2009 Young Investigator award (Consisting of a Plaque and 500 Euro). This award was chosen among 190 oral presentations made at the 5th World Congress of International Society of physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. 13-17 June, 2009. The only speaker and first presenter  from Pakistan
  9. Co –Chairman of scientific session at the 2nd IRF World Conference and 7th Annual conference and Scientific Symposium. Bangladesh Association of PM&R 2012. 2nd -4th Dec 2012. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  10. Invited speaker at the 5th Annual conference and Scientific Symposium. Bangladesh Association of PM&R 2008. 15th Nov 2008.Dhaka, Bangladesh
  11. Plenary Speaker at the  2nd IRF World Conference and 7th Annual conference and Scientific Symposium. Bangladesh Association of PM&R 2012. 2nd -4th Dec 2012. Dhaka, Bangladesh
  12. Key Note Speaker at First conference on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Rural and Developing Regions, at Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey.9-12 June 2009. The only speaker from Pakistan.
  13. Elected as the first and only active individual member of the ISPRM Assembly of Delegates fromPakistan in Aug 2010.
  14. Awarded Michael Moles Fellowship by the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine for 2011-2013.( http://www.wadem.org/moles_fellowship.html )

10. Named in the directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan 2011 by Pakistan Council for Scientific Research.

11. Recipient of the  award for second best oral paper presentation  at the 18th Post Graduate Medical Education Conference, AKU, Karachi (May 31st  June 1st , 2013)

12. Actively involved in scientific research for more than 5 years and have a total of  90  (publications , posters and  paper presentations)   in national and international medical journals. These are the largest number of publications/ presentations  from any doctor working in Rehabilitation medicine inPakistan

13. Only doctor based in South East Asia (including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Srilanka) to publish 16manuscripts on different aspects of Spinal cord injury in indexed medical journals




  1. Four Posters at 26th Annual Winter meeting of AAPNA awarded  Honorarium of Rs 8,000 each ( Total Rs 32, 000)
  2. Recipient of $ 1500 travel grant from Emerging Nations Science Foundation , Italy to present 03 poster and 01 oral presentation at the 5th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) Istanbul,Turkey, 13-17 June, 2009
  3. Winner of the   Young Physician’s Scholarship for the 7th World Stroke Congress in Seoul, Korea, October 13 – 16, 2010.
  4. Recipient of $ 2500 travel grant from Emerging Nations Science Foundation , Italy to present 04 posters and 01 oral presentation at the 6th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) , San Juan, Puerto Rico (12th -16th June 2011)
  5. Recipient of $ 25, 000 Scholarship from Pakistan Armed Forces to Undergo On Job Training in the USA (Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU, NY and Kessler Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ) –June –Dec 2011.
  6. Recipient of $ 1500 travel grant from International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications , UK to present paper at the 117th AMSUS Annual Meeting  San Antonio, Texas (6th -9th Nov 2011)
  7. Recipient of Research Productivity Award 2010, 2011  and 2012 from Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Islamabad.
  8. Recipient of the ISPRM education fund for the 7th  World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Beijing China.

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