Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Research Center of Semnan University of Medical Sciences has been operating since April 2010 with the approval of the University Board. Following continuous follow-up, this center was approved in principle in 2011. On 19/7/2018, based on the vote issued in the 268th session of the Council for the Development of Medical Universities, a definite agreement was reached with the establishment of a neuromuscular rehabilitation research center at Semnan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services. The building of this center is located in Quds Street of Semnan, located in the Tabatabai and Aghvami donated building. The center with an area of approximately 500 square meters has various departments including electrodiagnostic laboratories, ultrasonography, motor analysis, isokinetics, balance assessment and sports physiology, library, conference hall, computer unit. It is hoped that with the help of God Almighty, the increasing efforts of the dear researchers of this center, the help of esteemed researchers in other research centers and universities across the country as well as international centers in other countries and with the care of esteemed officials, this center can take an effective step in advancing its lofty goals in order to serve the holy system of the Islamic Republic.

Address of the center in the scientometric system of the Ministry of Health:




  • Conducting research on achieving the most effective rehabilitation method in patients with Neuromuscoloskletal disorders
  • Conducting research on achieving the most effective rehabilitation method in patients with Neuromuscoloskletal disorders
  • Conducting research on the application and use of electrodiagnosis methods
  • Publication of research results in international journals
  • Liaise with similar international research centers
  • Laying the groundwork and increasing the quantity and quality of research in the field of neuromuscular rehabilitation
  • Targeting research in the field of rehabilitation
  • Applying and use of the results of rehabilitation researches
  • Increasing resource absorption


Research priorities

Research priorities of the Occupational therapy group:

Evaluation of balance disorders in the elderly, evaluation of motor perceptual skills, occupational therapy in psychiatric disorders, the effect of tdcs on different cognitive and motor skills of children, research on nicu and early interventions, validity and reliability of assessment tools, evaluation of the quality of life and occupational performance, investigating the effect of new occupational therapy interventions

Research priorities of the Physiotherapy group:

The role of rehabilitation in prevention, evaluation and treatment of diseases of neurological, muscular, skeletal and structural, metabolic and evaluation and rehabilitation in balance disorders


Research priorities of Speech therapy group:

  • Investigating of the prevalence of speech and language disorders in Semnan province
  • Preparation of standard tests for assessing speech and language disorders in children
  • Providing educational materials and tools for the treatment of speech and language disorders in children
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of different treatment methods in speech and language disorders in children
  • Preparation of protocols for early interventions for speech and language disorders and investigation of their effectiveness in health centers
  • Preparation of appropriate treatment protocols for speech, language and swallowing disorders in hospital wards and evaluation of their effectiveness
  • Providing of the appropriate screening tools for early detection of speech and language disorders in children
  • Evaluation of the role of speech therapy in the critical care ward of hospitals (infants and adults).

Features and capabilities

The Comprehensive Rehabilitation Laboratory affiliated to the Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Research Center of Semnan University of Medical Sciences has been operating since April 2009 with the approval of the University Board.

Balance Assessment Laboratory










  • The comparative effects of unilateral and bilateral transcranial direct current stimulation on motor learning and motor performance: A systematic review of literature and meta-analysis
  • The Effect of Stabilization Exercises Along with Self-care Training on Transverse Abdominal Activity, Pain, and Disability in Mothers with Low Back Pain Having Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Immediate effect of whole body vibration on trunk proprioception in non-specific chronic low back pain
  • Evaluating parents' reactions to Children's stuttering using a Persian version of reaction to Speech Disfluency Scale
  • Personal, familial and social factors associated with academic failure in university students: A case-control study in Iran
  • Effects of mindfulness based cognitive therapy on disability, thickness of the lumbar multifidus muscle, fear avoidance beliefs and metacognitive beliefs in the subjects with non-specific low back pain
  • Is there a relationship between body mass index and postural deviations in overweight and obese powerlifting athletes?
  • Trunk-pelvis kinematics variability during gait and its association with trunk muscle endurance in patients with chronic low back pain
  • Effect of Chronic Low Back Pain on Lumbar Spine Lordosis During Sit-to-Stand and Stand-to-Sit
  • A comparative study of the attitude of patients participating in narcotics anonymous program and undergoing methadone maintenance therapy towards substance abuse
  • Determining pain in patients with voice disorders: a qualitative study
  • The immediate effect of whole body vibration training on the electromyographic activity of contralateral hand muscles; a randomized controlled trial




Members of this center


Degree/ Major

Atefe Aminian Far

Ph.D., Physiotherapy

Afshin Samaei

Full Prof., Neurology

Fatemeh Ehsani

Ph.D., Physiotherapy

Abdol Hamid Haji Hasani

Ph.D., Physiotherapy

Rasoul Bagheri Mahali

Ph.D., Physiotherapy

Rozita Hedayati

Ph.D., Physiotherapy

Roghaye Mohamadi

Ph.D., Physiotherapy

Zia-din Safavi Farokhi

Ph.D., Physiotherapy

Zahra Ahmadi Zade

MSc, Occupational Therapy

Maryam Mokhlesin

MSc, Speech Therapy

Fatemeh Kasbi

MSc, Speech Therapy

Jalal Bakhtiari

Ph.D., Speech Therapy

Seyed Abolfazl Tohidast

Ph.D., Speech Therapy

Masome Salmani

Ph.D., Speech Therapy


Head of this center
Atefeh Aminian far