Portrait of Karthikeyan Muthumayandi

Karthikeyan Muthumayandi

EDI Lead


Mr Karthikeyan Muthumayandi received a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy from the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R medical University, India in 1998. After teaching biomechanics, sports therapy and rehabilitation in the Nanda Institute of Physiotherapy, he completed M.P.Th. in Physiotherapy from Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India in 2002. He worked as senior physiotherapist in charge of Sports and Neuro-Musculoskeletal rehabilitation for two years in Apollo Hospital (world’s third largest group of corporate hospitals) New Delhi. He competed M.Phil from Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne in 2010. He was working as research physiotherapist from 2004 before he joined the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kent in May 2014. He was appointed as honorary research associate in Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University.

Research interests

Karthik's  research interests are exploring the use of latest generation physical activity monitors in objective quantification of physical ambulatory behaviour in individual at macro (quantity-community ambulation) and micro level (quality-spatial and temporal gait parameters of gait) through machine learning approach. One of the objectives is to evaluate these technologies as tools to increase the physical ambulatory activity in an individual.

His other research interests are looking at the impact of obesity in patients with severe  osteoarthritis, exploring patients reported outcome in patients waiting for joint replacements, prediction of outcome through machine learning after surgery and also looking at gait pathologies in people with orthopaedic disorders.

In the future, he intends to explore the possibility of translating the objective quantification of physical ambulatory activity to clinical relevance. To explore new technologies and machine learning programming in sports evaluation


Karthikeyan's teaching focuses on clincial practice.

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