Dr. Hafiza Sana Ashraf


Physical Therapy


I am a highly dedicated and driven postgraduate specializing in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy. With a relentless pursuit of knowledge, I continuously seek out opportunities to expand my expertise, enhance my clinical skills, and delve into cutting-edge research. With an impressive background spanning over five years in research and 3.5 years in various clinical settings, including ICUs, indoor (musculoskeletal rehabilitation in a dialysis center, cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, women's health) and outdoor rehabilitation, COVID rehabilitation, and post-surgical rehabilitation, I bring a wealth of hands-on experience to the table.

Moreover, I possess almost one and a half years of academic experience, where I delved into the fascinating subjects of Anatomy and Exercise Rehabilitation. Additionally, I have honed my administrative skills during the same period, gaining invaluable experience in Journal Management (Pakistan Journal of Physical Therapy), Post-graduate research, Departmental slate review reporting, and curriculum-oriented activities. I am also well-versed in handling university-related processes for Nigeria's Medical Rehabilitation Therapist Board Registration (MTRB).

Passionate, hardworking, and self-motivated, I am driven by a strong desire to make a difference in the field of Physical Therapy. Whether contributing to groundbreaking research, providing top-notch patient care, or shaping the next generation of therapists through education, I am committed to making a positive impact.


SrNo. Year Degree Board/University
1 2010 Matric BISE Lahore
2 2013 FSc (Intermediate) BISE Lahore
3 2013-2018 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) The University of Lahore
4 2019-2021 Masters of Science in Physical Therapy Musculoskeletal The University of Lahore


SrNo. From To Category Designation Organization
1 24 March 2022 Still Academic Experience Lecturer, Journal Coordinator The University of Lahore, Defense Road Campus, Lahore
2 Oct 2019 23 March 2022 Consulting Experience Physical Therapist (OPD, Indoor, ICU) The University of Lahore Teaching Hospital, Lahore
3 July 2019 October 2019 Consulting Experience Physical Therapist Re Active Physio, Physical Therapy Clinic, Johar Town, Lahore
4 February 2019 June 2019 Professional Experience House Officer- Surgical ICU Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore


SrNo. Title
1 Association of Restless Leg Syndrome with Sleep Quality and Fatigue in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients with and without Hemodialysis: A Cross-sectional Study
2 Physiotherapists’ Attitude Towards Professionalism
3 Effects of Ponytail versus Modern Hijab Wear on Cervicogenic Headache and Postural Deviation
4 Prevalence Of Neck and Back Pain Among Gynecologists and Obstetrics in Tertiary Care Hospital of Lahore: Neck and Back Pain among Gynecologists and Obstetrics
6 Prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among surgeons in Gujranwala, Pakistan
7 Sleep quality, sleep efficiency and level of anxiety in lactating women
8 Impact of disease activity level on sleep quality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross sectional study
9 Frequency of temporomandibular dysfunction, pain intensity and joint s level of disability among patients with cervical pain under physical therapy treatment in Lahore, Pakistan
10 Comparison Of Anterior Knee Pain In Adolescent Athletes Participating In Single Sport And In Multiple Sports
11 Comparison of health related quality of life among female patients who had received early versus delayed physiotherapy after modified radical mastectomy
12 Prevalence of anterior pelvic pain, pain intensity and functional disability among pregnant women of Lahore city, Pakistan
13 Frequency of agricultural work-related musculoskeletal disorders, functional disability and ergonomic awareness in farmers of Kasur district, Punjab, Pakistan
14 Comparison of upper extremity muscles strength in school going children with and without carrying heavy bags using dynamometer
15 Association of stress level with gender, semester of study, and clinical practice in undergraduate physical therapy students: A cross sectional survey
16 Knowledge, Interest and Perception of Academic Physiotherapists with Regard to Professional Ethics
17 Elements Affecting Adherence To Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Exercises In Females With Urinary Incontinence
18 Assessment of Postural Changes Among School-Going Children Due to Heavy Backpacks in Lahore
19 Prevalence of sleep paralysis among hostelite females of university of Lahore, Pakistan
20 Knowledge, attitude and perception of young athletes towards prevention of sports injuries
21 Frequency of musculoskeletal shoulder pain and level of disability in loaders working at railway stations of Lahore city
22 Prevalence of Uterus Prolapse in Pregnant Females of Lahore: A Cross-sectional Survey
23 Prevalence of Preeclampsia in Adolescent
24 Knowledge, perception, and attitude of pregnant women towards the role of physical therapy in antenatal care: a cross sectional study in Lahore, Pakistan


SrNo. Year Level City Country Confence
1 2019 Participant Lahore Pakistan 1st National Public Health conference in Punjab University, through Rehabcure
2 2021 Attendee Lahore Pakistan 3rd International E-Conference on Rehabilitation Sciences on Innovations in Rehabilitation Technology & Research, Riphah International University
3 2018 Attendee Lahore Pakistan International Conference on Cerebral Palsy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Lahore
4 2022 Organizing team & Attendee Lahore Pakistan 1st International Conference on Advances in Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore


SrNo. Year Awarding Organization Description
1 2020 The University of Lahore, Defense Road Campus, Lahore Excellence Award on Scientific Research & Methodology Seminar arranged by Student Focus Awarded by Speaker Prof. Dr. Syra Afzal; Editor, Annals of KEMU, and Prof. Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad; Dean FAHS, UOL.


SrNo. From - To Title Organization
1 April 2019 - December 2022 Member Positive Pakistan; Lahore Chapter
2 September 2020 - Still Member Zanoor Foundation
3 March 2021 - Still Reviewer Rawal Medical Journal
4 March 2021 - Still Reviewer Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (ELSEVIER
5 July 2021 - Still Reviewer Journal of Pakistan Medical Association - JPMA
6 2018 - 2020 Campus Ambassador & Member Medical Globe Allied Health Sciences
7 2015 - 2016 Member UOL Healthcare Society
8 2020 - Still Social Welfare Member Shahina Ghias & Shifa Welfare Foundation
9 November 2018 - Still Member Pakistan Physical Therapy Association

Courses Taught

SrNo. Type Title University Semester
1 Theory, Lab (DPT) Anatomy-III The University of Lahore, Defense Road Campus, Lah 3
2 Theory, Lab (DPT) Physiology-II The University of Lahore, Defense Road Campus, Lah 2
3 Lab (M/Phil. MSK) Exercise Rehabilitation The University of Lahore, Defense Road Campus, Lah 2

Project Supervisor

SrNo. Title From - To Organization Type
1 DPT, MS-MSK, M.Phil. MSK, MS. Neuro July 2022 - Present The University of Lahore, Defense Road Campus, Lahore Thesis Supervisor


SrNo. From - To Organization Job Description
1 03/25/2022 - 07/16/2023 The University of Lahore, Defense Road Campus, Lhr Coordinator, Pakistan Journal of Physical Therapy
2 04/01/2022 - 11/30/2022 The University of Lahore, Defense Road Campus, Lhr Master's Thesis Defense- team member, PG Research
3 11/01/2021 - 08/30/2022 The University of Lahore, Defense Road Campus, Lhr Board of Studies (BOS); Team member- PG Research


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Extracurricular Activities

SrNo. Hobbies Interests

Languages and Skills

SrNo. Langues Skills
1 English & Urdu Speaking, Writing
2 Punjabi Speaking, Writing
3 Scientific Research - English Data Analysis through SPSS Software
4 English & Urdu Proficient in MS Office (Urdu, English)
5 Graphics Website Designing, Photoshop, Whiteboard animation

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Consulting Experience