Dr Olumide Dada


Dr Olumide Dada



Olumide Olasunkanmi DADA, MNSP, PhD PT, is a licensed physiotherapist with core competence in stroke rehabilitation and the rehabilitation of general neurological conditions. He had his undergraduate education in physiotherapy from the premier physiotherapy training institution in Nigeria, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria where he graduated top of his class with numerous distinctions and prizes including prizes for the overall best student in physiotherapy and best student in Exercise Therapy. He proceeded to obtain his postgraduate qualifications from the same institution, obtaining a Master’s degree with honors and a doctor of philosophy degree in neurological physiotherapy.

Dr. Dada was awarded the African Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship grant in 2009 towards his PhD dissertation. He has also won several other awards and prizes for excellence in research including the Travelling Grant for international Brain Research Organization of the African Neuroscience School in 2005, the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship Grant in 2009, the award for the Embodiment of the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) for Collaborative Work with Other Fellows in 2013 by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC).

Dr. Dada has authored several peer review articles in the areas of disability and wheelchair accessibility, genealogical patterns of stroke survivors, Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT), and post stroke fatigue with a goal mantra of “returning the clients to as near as possible to premorbid state”.

He is currently a clinician and instructor in the University of Ibadan Health Service where he is involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in his current position as the head of physiotherapy. He is also an associate teaching faculty in the department of physiotherapy at the same university, where has been a co-examiner in clinical examinations for some years. He was formerly an assistant lecturer in the School of Health Technology in Federal University of Owerri, Nigeria.

Dr. Dada is the pioneer Chair of the Neuro-Physiotherapy Specialty Group of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (NSP) and currently serves as the National Public Relations Officer of the NSP. He is a reviewer with Bayero Journal of Evidenced-Based Physiotherapy and the Edito-in-Chief of the National Magazine of the NSP. He is married to Oluchi with whom he has 2 sons (Ore and Mayo) and a daughter (Dara).

All session by Dr Olumide Dada

  • Westminster218-Mar-2016

Neurophysiotherapy in Nigeria: an overview of neurophysiotherapy service models, how current evidence is used in supporting treatment models and the challenges therein