Rami Abbas

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Rami Abbas

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Physical Therapy

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Rami Abbas

Associate Professor- Assistant Dean

Assistant Dean Rami L. Abbas, Associate Professor of physical therapy. He graduated with a BSc in physical therapy from Lebanese University – Faculty of Public Health in 1994. He earned his MSc in physical therapy in 1999, and his PhD in 2011 from Cairo University – Faculty of Physical Therapy. Dr. Abbas have a strong clinical background where he worked as physical therapist in the physical therapy department at Makassed General Hospital in Beirut in 1994 till reaching the position of the head of the department from 2001 till 2011. He also started his teaching career in the Lebanese University from 2001 till 2011. In 2011, he was appointed at Beirut Arab University – Faculty of Health Sciences - Physical Therapy department. In 2013, he was also appointed as Assistant Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Professionally, he was an elected member in the Order of Physical Therapists of Lebanon (OPTL), where he presided the scientific affairs committee 2005-2009, then Vice President of the OPTL 2009-2011. He was also appointed as the delegate of the OPTL in the Arabic Confederation for Physical Therapy 2006 – 2013. Currently, he is a member of the retirement board of OPTL. He is interested in rehabilitation research particularly in prevention, neurology, geriatrics, and disability. He also gave many lectures in physical therapy and medical congresses in Lebanon and abroad.


I teach many courses in the physical therapy department. I use various contemporary methods of student particularly PBL and TBL in addition to lab demonstration and practical applications. Courses I teach are related to neurological rehabilitation sciences in addition to Assessment in PT, cardio respiratory PT, motor control, and differential diagnosis. I usually try my best to link best assessment methods to the course objectives as well as to the whole PT program outcomes.


Fall Courses 2018/2019

  • Neurological PT (4 Crs.)
  • Assessment in PT (3 Crs.)
  • Assessment in PT Lab (1 Cr.)
  • Neuromuscular PT Practice I (3 Cr.)

Spring Courses 2018/2019

  • Neuromuscular PT I (3 Crs.)
  • Neuromuscular PT I Lab (1 Cr.)
  • Motor Control (3 Crs.)
  • Clinical Screening and Differential Diagnosis II (3 Crs.)
  • Neuromuscular PT Practice II (3 Cr.)

Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation
  • Disability
  • Amputation
  • Physical therapy intervention for cardiopulmonary disorders -geriatric rehabilitation.
  • Neurology
  • Muscle Performance
  • Biological Effects of Physical Agents


  • Member of BAU student misconduct committee
  • Member of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Physical Therapy department councils
  • Member of scientific committee at the Order of Physical Therapy of Lebanon
  • Speaker in many conferences in Lebanon and abroad
  • Member of the exam committee of the national physical therapy colloquium exam (Ministry of Education and Higher Education).


  1. Ashem, Haidy N., Hamada Ahmad Hamada, and Rami L. Abbas. "Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Immunoglobulins and Anemia after Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients." Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (2020).
  2. Bekhet, Amira Hassan, Ahmed Ramadan Abdallah, Horeya M. Ismail, Doaa M. Genena, Nermin A. Osman, Ayman El Khatib, and Rami Labib Abbas. "Benefits of Aerobic Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials." Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 20, no. 11 (2019): 3197-3209.
  3. El Khatib A, Abbas RL, Ragab H, Takey K. Evaluation of the Risk of Developing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Preclinical and Clinical Dental Students. Accepted paper and presentation in the first International Conference on Urban Health & Wellbeing UHWB2018. October 23:25/2018.
  4. Abbas RL, Houri MT, Rayyan MM, Hamada HA, Saab IM. Effect of Unifocal versus Multifocal Lenses on Cervical Spine Posture in Patients with Presbyopia. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics. 2018 Mar 30:1-4.
  5. Elhamed HB, Koura GM, Hamada HA, Mohamed YE, Abbas R. Effect of strengthening lower trapezius muscle on scapular tipping in patients with diabetic frozen shoulder: A randomized controlled study. Biomedical Research. 2018;29(3).
  6. Abd Elrashid, Nesrein A., Hamada A. Hamada, Alshaimaa M. Abdelmoety, Gaber S. Soliman, and Rami Abbas. "Additional effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields to laser therapy on management of diabetic foot ulcer: a single blind randomized controlled trial." BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH 15, no. 4 (2018): 3322-3328.
  7. Zoheiry IM, Ashem HN, Ahmed HA, Abbas R. Effect of aquatic versus land based exercise programs on physical performance in severely burned patients: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of physical therapy science. 2017;29(12):2201-5.
  8. Awad E, Ahmed HA, Yousef A, Abbas R. Efficacy of exercise on pelvic pain and posture associated with endometriosis: within subject design. Journal of physical therapy science. 2017;29(12):2112-5.
  9. Kheir Eddine H, Radwan G, Abbas R, Hassan KH. Effect of Pulsed Galvanic Electro Stimulation and Ultrasound on Burn Healing. A Randomized Clinical Trials. European Scientific Journal, ESJ. 2015 Nov 13;11(10)