Dr. D.R. Watson Arulsingh

Assistant Professor
BPT- Program Director

Dr. Watson Arulsingh D. R serves in Gulf Medical University since 2019.  He has more than 15 years of teaching experience and has 22 publications in reputed journals. He headed Khelo India funding Project worth 18 crores (INR) to establish Sports Science Centre under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, India. He worked at various capacity as clinical head, sports injury management team for National level meets, member of curriculum committee and project monitoring committee at university level.

Areas of interest

  • Sports Injury Prevention
  • Sports injury and fitness screening
  • Orthopedics & Sports injury Rehabilitation
  • Integrated manual therapy for musculoskeletal disorder
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Clinical Reasoning in orthopedic physiotherapy
  • Health & wellness


  • PhD in Physiotherapy in 2017 from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) in 2005 from Annamalai University, India
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) in 1999 from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, India
  • Post graduate diploma in Preventive & Promotive Health Care, (PGDPPHC) in 2001 from Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India.

Selected Publications

  • D.R. Watson Arulsingh, Praveen Kumar Kandakurthi, Ramprasad Muthukrishnan, Sukumar Shanmugam,“Effectiveness of neural mobilisation combined with postural correction exercises in a patient with lateral knee pain’’- A Case report, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 2021,ISSN 1360-8592. [link]
  • Watson Arulsingh D R, Ganesh S Pai, Screening of foot defects, deformities and diseases among endurance runners; Saudi journal of sports medicine,2018. 18;136-45.
  • Disha Shetty, Baskaran Chandrasekaran, A Watson D R, Joseph Oliverraj Exercise in polycystic ovarian syndrome: An evidence-based review. Saudi journal of sports medicine. September-December 2017, 17(3):123- 128.
  • Watson Arulsingh D R, Ganesh Pai, Asir John Samuel; Does medial arch height differs from barefoot runners to shod runners? – An analytical study. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. January-March 2015, 6, No. 1.
  • Arulsingh Watson DR; Austin; Sobhan, M Effects of 12 minutes Bruce protocol sub-maximal exercise on cardiovascular response between athletes and non- athletes; International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research;1 (2015): 67-73.
  • Bhoomita Gadhiya, Watson Arulsingh D R, Pitchiah Arunachalam, Asir John Samuel; Is there any difference between Back Saver Sit-Reach Test and Modified Back Saver Sit-Reach Test in estimating hamstring flexibility among the primary school children? Archives of Year: 2014 | Volume: 2 | Issue : 2, Page : 155-159.
  • Rai Bipin, Watson Arulsingh DR, Samuel Asir John; Prevalence of Injury among Football Players and its Relationship with Core Muscles Stability; Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy – An International Journal: 2014, Volume: 8, Issue: 2; 206-