Mr. Shahnawaz Anwer attained his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2007 and Master of Physiotherapy in 2009 from the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at the Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. Previously, he worked as a full-time researcher at the King Saud University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (ranked 56th among universities in Asia) from June 2013 to Jan 2019. He also worked as Assistant Professor at Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India from 2012 to 2013. He worked as Junior Lecturer at the National Institute of Orthopedically Handicapped (NIOH), Kolkata, India from 2010 to 2012. He is a reviewer for more than 20 International peer reviewed Indexed Journals. Additionally, he has been serving as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy and BMC Musculoskeletal disorders since 2015. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles in indexed journals (e.g., Physiotherapy, Arch Phys Med Rehabil, Medicine, J Geriatric Phys Ther, etc.). His articles have been cited for more than 520 times and his H-index is 11. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University through the Postgraduate Studentship Award in January 2019. His research interests focus on ergonomics, postural control, fall prevention, work-related musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers.

Publications/Citations Data Summary

Type of Publication                               Number of Publications

Articles in International peer reviewed Journals              72

Original paper                                                            57

Systematic review/Meta-analysis                              6

Other reviews                                                             5

Case report                                                          4

Total impact points                                                   91.55

ResearchGate Score                                            29.64

Conference Papers                                                     12

Books/Book Chapters                                           2

Citation Source                                      Number of Citations

Google Scholar                                     523

H-index                                                  11

i10 index                                                       16

Scopus                                                    259

ResearchGate                                               328

Recent scientific publications in peer reviewed indexed journals

  1. Alghadir A, Anwer S. Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in construction workers in Saudi Arabia. The Scientific World Journal. Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 529873, 5 pages. doi:10.1155/2015/529873. PMID: 25811043 [PubMed] [Impact factor 1.219]
  2. Ahmad H, Iqbal A, Anwer S, Alghadir A. Effect of modified hold-relax stretching and static stretching in improving hamstring muscle flexibility. J. Phys. Ther. Sci. 27 (2): 535–538, 2015.PMID: 25729210 [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 0.392]
  3. Zafar H, Alghadir A, Anwer S, Al-Eisa E. Therapeutic effects of whole-body vibration training in knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Aug;96(8):1525-32.  doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.03.010. Review. PMID: 25827655 [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 3.077]
  4. Alghadir A, Zafar H, Iqbal ZA, Anwer S. Physical therapy education in Saudi Arabia. J. Phys. Ther. Sci 27 (5):1621-1623, 2015. PMID: 26157276 [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 0.392]
  5. Alghadir A, Anwer S, Anwar D, Nezamuddin M. The development and validation of hundred paisa pain scale (HPPS) for measuring musculoskeletal pain. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Jul;94(29):e1162. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000001162. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 5.723]
  6. Palekar TJ, Mokashi MG, Anwer S, Kakrani AL, Khandare SD, Alghadir A. Effect of galvanic skin resistance aided biofeedback training in reducing pulse rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure due to perceived stress in physiotherapy students. Turk J Phys Med Rehab (Turk Fiz Tıp Rehab Derg) 2015;61:116-9 2015;61:116-9. [Web of Science][Impact factor 0.136]
  7. Alsanawi HA, Alghadir A, Anwer S, Roach KE. Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of an Arabic version of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index. Int J Rehabil Res. 2015 Sep;38(3):270-5.  PMID: 25954858 [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 1.284]
  8. Alghadir A, Anwer S, Brismee JM. The reliability and minimal detectable change of timed up and go test in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2015) 16:174. DOI 10.1186/s12891-015-0637-8. [Web of Science] [PubMed][Impact factor 1.717]
  9. Alghadir A, Anwer S, Shaphe MA, Anwar D. Effects of Exercise on Spinal Deformities and Quality of Life in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (systematic review and meta-analysis). BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 123848, 15 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/123848. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 2.134]
  10. Sule K, Rathi M, Palekar TJ, Anwer S. Comparison of Conventional Therapy versus Sleeper Stretch with Conventional Therapy in Adhesive Capsulitis. IJHSR. 2015; 5(11): 186-192.
  11. Palekar TJ, Baxi GD, Anwer S. Introducing Objective Structured Practical Examination In Physiotherapy. NJIRM. 2015; 6(5): 86-89.
  12. Alghadir A, Anwer S, Iqbal ZA, Alsanawi HA. “Cross-cultural adaptation, reliability and validity of Arabic version of reduced Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis index in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Disabil Rehabil. 2016 Apr;38(7):689-94. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1055380. PMID: 26066566 [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 1.919]
  13. Anwer S, Alghadir A, Brismee JM. Effect of home rxercise program in patients with knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2016 Jan-Mar;39(1):38-48. doi: 10.1519/JPT.0000000000000045. PMID: 25695471 [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 1.833]
  14. Alghadir A, Gabr SA, Anwer S. Fatigue and oxidative stress response to physical activity in type 2 diabetic patients. Int J Diabetes Dev C 2016;36(1):59-64. DOI 10.1007/s13410-015-0420-2. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 0.366] 
  15. Anwer S, Alghadir A, Zafar H, Al-Eisa E. Effect of whole-body vibration training on quadriceps muscle strength in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Physiotherapy. 2016 Jun;102(2):145-51. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor3.12]
  16. Alghadir AH, Anwer S, Iqbal ZA. The psychometric properties of an Arabic numeric pain rating scale for measuring osteoarthritis knee pain. Disabil Rehabil. 2016 Jan 6:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 1.985]
  17. Susan L. Whitney, Ahmad H. Alghadir and Anwer S. Recent evidence about the effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2016 Mar;18(3):13. doi: 10.1007/s11940-016-0395-4. PMID: 26920418 [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 1.944]
  18. Einas Al-Eisa, Asma Al-Rushud, Ahmad Alghadir, Anwer S, Bashayer Al-Harbi, Noha Al-Sughaier, Noha Al-Yoseef, Reem Al-Otaibi and Hanadi Ali Al-Muhaysin. Effect of motivation by “Instagram” on adherence to physical activity among female college students. Biomed Res Int. 2016;2016:1546013. doi: 10.1155/2016/1546013.  PMID: 27034927. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 2.58]  
  19. Ahmad Alghadir, Alia A Alghwiri, Hamzeh Awad, Anwer S. Ten-year diabetes risk forecast in the capital of Jordan: Arab diabetes risk assessment questionnaire perspective-A strobe-complaint article. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(12): e3181. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003181. PMID: 27015209. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 5.723]
  20. Alghadir A, Anwer S. Effect of retro and forward walking on quadriceps muscle strength, pain, function, and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis knee: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2016; 17:161. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 1.717]
  21. Einas Al-Eisa, Asma Alderaa, Arwa AlSayyad, Fatimah AlHosawi, Shahad AlAmoudi, Sara AlTaib, Sara Mahmoud, Tarfah AlGhanim, Ahmad Alghadir, Anwer S. The perception and readiness of interprofessional education among undergraduate health care female students at King Saud University. J. Phys. Ther. Sci. 2016; 28 (4):1142-1146. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 0.392]
  22. Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Ahmad Alghadir, Zaheen Iqbal, Anwer S. Effect of absence of vision on posture. J. Phys. Ther. Sci. 2016;28(4):1374-1377. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 0.392]
  23.  Ahmed H, Shaphe MA, Iqbal A, Khan AR, Anwer S. Effect of trunk stabilization exercises using a gym ball with or without electromyography-biofeedback in patients with chronic low back pain: An Experimental Study. Phys Med Rehab Kuror 2016; 26(02): 79-83. DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-102537. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 0.329]
  24. Ashis K Paul, Anwer S, S S Rau and Ahmad Alghadir. Comparison of the combined effects of hip and knee muscle strengthening versus knee muscle strengthening alone on pain, function and gait parameters in knee osteoarthritis. Phys Med Rehab Kuror 2016; 26(03): 118-123. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 0.329]
  25.  Alghadir A, Anwer S. Test-retest reliability of beurer glass diagnostic scale for measuring body mass index. Phys Med Rehab Kuror 2016;26 (05):242-244. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 0.329]
  26. Alghadir A, Iqbal ZA, Anwer S. Effect of physiotherapy on pain and recovery of physical functioning after total knee arthroplasty: one-month follow-up. Phys Med Rehab Kuror 2016;26:284-287. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 0.329]
  27. Alghadir A, Iqbal ZA, Anwer S. Comparison of pre and post physiotherapy versus post physiotherapy only on pain and recovery of function after total knee arthroplasty. J. Phys. Ther. Sci. 2016;28:2754-2758. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 0.392]
  28. Muzaffar Ahmad Khan, Jamal Ali Moiz, Shahid Raza, Shalini Verma, M.Y. Shareef, Anwer S, Ahmad Alghadir. Physical and balance performance following exercise induced muscle damage in male soccer players. J. Phys. Ther. Sci. 2016;28:2942-2949. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 0.392]
  29. Surabhi Agarwal, Shahid Raza, Jamal Ali Moiz, Anwer S, Ahmad H. Alghadir. Effects of two different mobilization techniques on pain, range of motion and functional disability in patients with adhesive capsulitis: a comparative study. J. Phys. Ther. Sci. 2016;28:3342-3349. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 0.392].
  30. Jamal Ali Moiz, Vishal Bansal, Majumi M Noohu, Shailendra Nath Gaur, Mohammad Ejaz Hussain, Answer S, Ahmad Alghadir. Activities-specific balance confidence scale for predicting future falls in Indian older adults. Clin Interv Aging. 2017;12:645-651. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 2.133]
  31. Ahmad H. Alghadir, Einas S. Al-Eisa, Anwer S. Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric analysis of the Arabic version of the Oxford knee score in adult male with knee osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2017;18:190. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 1.717]
  32. Anwer S, Alghadir AH, Al-Eisa ES, Iqbal ZA. The relationships between shoulder pain, range of motion, and disability in patients with shoulder dysfunction. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2018;31(1):163-167. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 0.917]
  33. Alghadir A, Anwer S, Zafar H, Iqbal ZA. Effect of localized vibration training on muscle strength in healthy adults: a systematic review. Physiotherapy. 2018;104(1):18-24. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 3.12]
  34. Alghadir A, Anwer S, Zafar H, Al-Eisa E. Effect of quadriceps and hamstrings muscle cooling on standing balance in healthy young men. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2017 Sep 1;17(3):176-182. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 1.56]
  35. Samar Nausheen, Jamal Ali Moiz, Shahid Raza, Mohammad Y Shareef, Anwer S and Ahmad H. Alghadir. Preconditioning effect by light load eccentric exercise versus low level laser therapy on markers of muscle damage in collegiate men. Journal of Pain Research 2017, 10:2213-2221. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 3.5]
  36. Joudeh AA, Alghadir A, Zafar H, Elwatidy SM, Tse C, Anwer S. Effect of quadriceps and calf muscles fatigue on standing balance in healthy young adult males. Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions 2017. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2018 Jun 1;18(2):248-254. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 1.56]
  37. Al-Muqiren TN, Al-Eisa EA, Alghadir AH, Anwer S. Implementation and use of standardized outcome measures by physical therapists in Saudi Arabia: barriers, facilitators and perceptions. BMC Health Service Research 2017, 17:748. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 1.8]
  38. Sourabh Kumar Sharma, Shahid Raza, Jamal Ali Moiz, Shalini Verma, Irshad Husain Naqvi, Anwer S, and Ahmad H. Alghadir. Postactivation Potentiation Following Acute Bouts of Plyometric versus Heavy-Resistance Exercise in Collegiate Soccer Players. Biomed Res Int. 2018:3719039. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 2.58]
  39. Alghadir A, Zafar H, Anwer S. Effect of footwear on standing balance in healthy young adult males. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2018;18(1):71-75. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 1.6]
  40. Ahmad H. Alghadir, Anwer S, Amir Iqbal and Zaheen Ahmad Iqbal. Test-retest reliability and the minimum detectable change in the visual analogue, numerical rating, and verbal rating scales for measuring osteoarthritic knee pain. Journal of Pain Research. 2018;11:851-856. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 3.5]
  41. Manzar MD, Salahuddin M, Maru TT, Alghadir A, Anwer S, Bahammam AS, Pandi-Perumal SR. Validation of the adapted Leeds sleep evaluation questionnaire in Ethiopian university students. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018;16(1):49. [Web of Science] [Impact factor 2.28]
  42. Ali Albarrati, Hamayun Zafar, Ahmad H. Alghadir, Anwer S. Effect of Upright and Slouched Sitting Postures on the Respiratory Muscle Strength in Healthy Young Males. Biomed Res Int. 2018: 3058970. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 2.58]  
  43. Shalini Verma, Jamal Ali Moiz, Anwer S, Ahmad H. Alghadir, Mohammed Ejaz Hussain. Effect of aerobic training on oxygen uptake, oxidative stress, and cardiac autonomic function in type 2 diabetes: A dose-response study. Trials 2018 May 24;19(1):289. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 2.07]  
  44. Alghadir AH, Anwer S. Effects of vestibular rehabilitation in the management of a vestibular migraine: a review. Frontiers Neurology. 2018 Jun 12;9:440. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00440. eCollection 2018. Review. [Web of Science] [PubMed] [Impact factor 3.508]
  45. Anwer S, Alghadir AH, Zafar H, Brismee JM. Effects of orthopaedic manual therapy in knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Physiotherapy. 2018 Sep;104(3):264-276. [Impact factor 3.120]
  46. Zafar H, Alghadir AH, Anwer S. Effects of head-neck positions on the hand grip strength in healthy young adults: a cross-sectional study. Biomed Res Int. 2018 Jul 25;2018:7384928. doi: 10.1155/2018/7384928. eCollection 2018. [Impact factor 2.583]
  47. Alghadir AH, Al-Eisa ES, Anwer S, Sarkar B. Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of three scales for measuring balance in patients with chronic stroke. BMC Neurol. 2018 Sep 13;18(1):141. doi: 10.1186/s12883-018-1146-9. [Impact factor 2.170]
  48. Alia A Alghwiri, Ahmad Alghadir, Hamzeh Awad, Anwer S. Comparison of diabetes risk estimate in the cities of Riyadh and Amman. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(40):e12689. [Impact factor 2.028]
  49. Farhan Alam, Shahid Raza, Jamal Ali Moiz, Pooja Bhati, Anwer S, Ahmad Alghadir. Selective strengthening of tibialis posterior and stretching of iliopsoas on navicular drop, dynamic balance and lower limb muscle activity in pronated feet: a randomized clinical trial. Phys Sportsmed. 2018 Dec 5:1-11. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2018.1553466. [Impact factor 1.545]
  50. Md. Dilshad Manzar, Mohammed Salahuddin, Sony Peter, Ahmad Alghadir, Anwer S, et al. Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale in Ethiopian university students. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jan 9;19(1):41. [Impact factor 2.420]
  51. Ahmad H. Alghadir, Anwer S, Bibhuti Sarkar, Ashis K. Paul and Dilshad Anwar. Effect of 6-week retro or forward walking program on pain, functional disability, quadriceps muscle strength, and performance in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial (Retro-Walking trial). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2019;20(1):159. [Impact factor 1.998]

  Book Publication:

  1. Quadriceps Muscle Training Using Biofeedback In Knee Osteoarthritis

A Research Based Guide For The Therapist

ISBN: 978-3-8484-4119-8

  1. Shahnawaz Anwer and Ahmad Alghadir (2016). Pain Management in Knee Osteoarthritis, Pain Management, Prof. Milica Prostran (Ed.), InTech, Available from: