Alakananda Banerjee

Dr Alakananda Benerjee has been a physical therapist for almost 31 years state of art rehabilitation projects in major hospitals of New Delhi,India (Apollo, Fortis and Max).

The rehab center’s had multidisciplinary treatment protocols, built on high ended research and academic program focusing on international standard guidelines in patient care. Alakananda Banerjee was the first in India to develop a comprehensive treatment protocol for dysphagia in acute and chronic care.

She was a honorary faculty on Innovative Technology for Biodesign students at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and have national and international publications/presentations in area of Functional Electrical Stimulation for stroke patients (An Indo-German research study) and on an EEG-EMG (Synphne) therapy for stroke patients (an Indo-Singapore Study).

With expertise in International Classification of Functioning, (ICF-WHO guideline) she has undertaken workshops on ICF in various healthcare centre and academic institutions in India. Alakananda Banerjee founded the Dharma Foundation of India (DFI-a charitable trust) in the year 2010 to help develop innovative community healthcare models and technology to implement Active Ageing (WHO framework) in the community dwelling elders. DFI has received research grants from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Asia Pacific Ubiquitous Healthcare Sydney Australia and WHO SEARO for studies on Technology for Active Ageing at New Delhi and Kolkata. She is the co-founder of Dharma Rehab Excellence which strive to develop state of art rehab centres in India. Alakananda Banerjee has been elected Vice President of All India Senior Citizen Confederation (AISCCON-period 2016-2019).