Department of Physiotherpy, Allied Health Sciences, State University of Medical and Allied Sciences








Dr. Davidson Okwudili John, a visiting Lecturer I at State University of Medical Sciences Igbo-Eno graduated with BMR PT (Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy) from the university of Nigeria &MSc (Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy) from the University of Lagos Nigeria. He obtained a PhD in Human Kinetics specializing in Exercise Physiology from Ebonyi State University Nigeria. He has extensive experience as an administrator academic Researcher and clinician spanning 15 years including local and International universities Research institutes and centers. His current research encompasses areas of physical activity and functional rehabilitation in chronic non-communicable diseases HIV Oncology and Palliative Care physiotherapy well as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and sports physiotherapy. He teaches courses in areas of cardiopulmonary physiotherapy Oncology & Palliative care physiotherapy Pain management Physical Fitness & wellness Exercise Physiology as well as aspects of Sport physiotherapy. He is well published in his core areas of research.


Ph.D in Exercise physiology – – 2022
Ebonyi State University, Nigeria

M.Sc. in Physiotherapy (cardiopulmonary specialty) – 2012
University of Lagos, Nigeria

Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) – 2010
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria


BG Ogundunmade, DO John, NN Chigbo. Ensuring quality of life in palliative care physiotherapy in developing countries. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences 2024, 5, 1331885

Asouzu, Nonso, Mong, Emeka, Agha, Maximin, Asouzu, Nwabumma, Anekwu, Emelie, John, Davidson, Okoye, Emmanuel, Ibeneme, Sam. (2024). Relationship between hamstrings–quadriceps strength ratio and the performance of tasks in Berg’s Balance Scale among stroke survivors in Abakaliki, Nigeria. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine. 10. e001826. 10.1136/bmjsem-2023-001826.

Okezue, Obinna, Madonna, Uzoigwe, Livinus Ekene, Ugwu, John, Jeneviv, John, Davidson, Mgbeojedo, Ukamaka. (2024). Level of Independence, Anxiety and Relevant challenges among Persons with Disabilities towards their use of facilities in Public Buildings. Facilities. 10.1108/F-06-2023-0053.

Jeneviv John, Ujunwa Nnaji, Obinna Okezue , Ugochukwu Nnadozie , Davidson John*, Antoninus Ezeukwu, Ukamaka Mgbeojedo, Ifeanyi Enyanwuma. Effects of circuit exercise training on body image, cardiorespiratory indices, and body composition of obese undergraduates in a Nigerian University. Physiotherapy Quarterly 2023, 31(2): doi: https://doi.org/10.5114/pq.2023.112744
(SNIP: 0.508, SJR: 0.208)

Davidson Okwudili John*, Maximim Agha, Emeka Mong, Nnaemeka Nwobodo, Nonso Asouzo, Vitalis Aneke,Ifeoma Maduanusi. Effects of Moderate Intensity Circuit Exercise Programme on the Blood Oxygen Saturation and Pulmonary Function of People Living With HIV. International Journal of Current Science Research and Review.2022: 5(9):3387-3393.

Maximin Agha, Emeka Mong, Davidson Okwudili John*, Odirachukwu Ahanonu, Vitalis Aneke, Nonso Asouzo,Nnaemeka Nwobodo, Jeneviv John. Effects of 8-Week Circuit Exercise Training on the Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Health Status of People Living with Hivat Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. International Journal of Current Science Research and Review, 2022; 5(8), 2989-2997

Emeka Mong, Jeneviv John, Davidson John, Peter Dim, Odirachukwu Ahanonu, Roseline I Obianonwo. Hand-Eye Coordination and its Relationship with Anthropometric characteristics of Professional Football Players based on their Playing Position. International Journal of Current Science Research and Review, 2022; 5(8), 2981-2988.
Jeneviv Nene John*, Ernest Chimerenma Ugwu, Obinna Chinedu Okezue, Echezona Nelson Dominic Ekechukwu, Ukamaka Gloria Mgbeojedo, Davidson Okwudili John & Antoninus Obinna Ezeukwu (2022): Kinesiophobia and associated factors among patients with chronic non-specific low back pain. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2022; DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2103747
(Thompson Reuter IF:2.439; SNIP: 1.313; SJR: 0.715)

John Jeneviv Nene*, Nwosu Chiamaka Justina, Okezue Obinna Chinedu, Anyachukwu Canice Chukwudi, John Davidson Okwudili and Mgbeojedo Ukamaka Gloria Relationship between Anthropometric Variables and Lung Function Parameters among apparently Healthy Adults in a Nigerian University. International Journal of Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine. 2022; 9:176
John Jeneviv*, Asogwa John, Okezue Obinna, John Davidson, Mgbeojedo Ukamaka, Ezeukwu Antoninus. Physiotherapy students’ perception of their clinical learning environment and clinician teaching attributes in Nigeria. OpenPhysio, 2022. DOI: 10.14426/opj/a20220428

Obinna Chinedu Okezue*, Emeka Collins Agbo, Jeneviv Nene John, Davidson Okwudili John. Patient involvement in medical decisions: a survey of shared decision making during physical therapy consultations. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2022 DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2022.2029653 (Thompson Reuter: IF 2.176; SNIP: 0.925; SJR: 0.460)

Ngozi Immaculata Ugwu*, Augustine Ejike Okoye , Collins N Ugwu , Festus E Iyare , Felix Osogu Edegbe , Gabriel Chima Ugwu , Ejike Felix Chukwurah , Ikeagwulonu Chinaza Richard , Davidson Okwudili John , Ugochukwu Uzodimma Nnadozie , Emmanuel Uchechukwu Nwokwu . Distribution pattern and prevalence of haematological cancers among adults in Abakaliki, South-Eastern Nigeria. Nigeria Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2021 Oct-Dec;28(4):266-272. doi: 10.4103/npmj.npmj_636_21. PMID: 34850754 (Thompson Reuter: IF (JCR): 4.973; SNIP: 1.14; SJR: 0.71)

Peter Dim , Maximus Agha , Emeka Mong , Jeneviv John , Davidson John. Coaches’ knowledge of practices deleterious to sports performance in Nigerian Universities. International Journal of Research publication. 2021; 90(1): 159 – 181 DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1009011220212544

Okezue Obinna*, Anamezie Toochukwu, John Jeneviv, John Davidson. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Office Workers in Higher Education Institutions: A Cross-Sectional Study. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences. 2020; 30. 715. 10.4314/ejhs.v30i5.10. (SJR: 0.359)

John Jeneviv, Chukwu Chisom, Ezeukwu Antoninus, John Davidson*, Okezue Obinna, Uchenwoke Chigozie. The relationship between self-reported physical activity level, haematological indices, and health-related quality of life of people living with human immunodeficiency virus. HIV & AIDS Review. International Journal of HIV-Related Problems. 2019;18(3):176-182. doi:10.5114/hivar.2019.88356. (SNIP: 0.183; SJR: 0.151)

Ogochukwu Onuorah, Maximus Agha, Emeka Mong, Davidson John*, Peter Dim, Odirachukwu Ahanonu, Jeneiv John. Relationship of quadriceps femoris muscle strength and endurance with selected anthropometric indices. International Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Journal. 2019; 4(4):192-196. DOI: 10.15406/ipmrj.2019.04.00197

Obinna Antoninus Ezeukwu, Chidiebere Gideon Ebisike, Jeneviv Nene John, Obinna Chinedu Okezue, Davidson Okwudili John*. Self-reported Physical activity level and associated factors among patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. Journal of Rehabilitation Science and Research. 2019; 6(1):6-14. DOI: 10.30476/JRSR.2019.44717

Jeneviv Nene John*, Rufus Sunday Akinbo, Bankole C Aiyejusunle, Davidson Okwudili John, Obinna Chinedu Okezue. Relationship Among Body Adiposity Index, Skinfold Thickness and Bioelectric Impedance in Estimating Body Fat in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis. Novel Techniques in Arthritis and Bone Research. 2018; 3(3) 555614. DOI: 19080/NTAB.2019.03.555614
Obinna Antoninus Ezeukwu, Chidiebere Gideon Ebisike, Davidson Okwudili John, Obinna Chinedu Okezue, Jeneviv Nene John*. Predictors of self-reported physical activity level among patients with Non-specific chronic low back pain. International Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation journal. 2019; 4 (1): 25-35.
Obinna Chinedu Okezue*, Olisaemeka Ashley Akpamgbo, Obinna Antoninus Ezeukwu, Jeneviv Nene John, Davidson Okwudili John. Adult flat foot and its associated factors: A survey among road traffic officials. Novel Techniques in Arthritis and Bone Research. 2019;3(4) 555616. DOI: 10.19080/NTAB.2019.03.555616.
Davidson Okwudili John*, Bosede Tella, Olajide Olawale, Jeneviv N. John, Titilope A. Adeyemo, Obinna C. Okezue. Effects of a 6-week aerobic exercise programme on the cardiovascular parameters, body composition and quality of life of people living with human immune virus. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation. 2018; 14(5):891-898.
(SNIP: 0.93; SJR: 0.481)

Ahanonu Odirachukwu, Mong Emeka, John Davidson*, Dim A Peter, Onuorah Ogochukwu C, John N Jeneviv, Electrical Sensory Threshold and Current Tolerance Response to Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation after Application of Thermal Agents on Apparently Healthy Undergraduate Students. ARC Journal of Research in Sports Medicine. 2018; 3(2):19-24.

Ojukwu Chidiebele Petronilla, Anekwu Emelie Moris, Okemuo Adaora Justina*, Nwabueze Jennifer Omelogo, John Davidson Okwudili, Ezugwu Uche Anthonia, Uchenwoke Chigozie Ikenna . Antenatal Exercise Practices: Associated Factors and Correlation with Antenatal Quality of Life. Journal of Applied Life Sciences International. 2018; 4(18):2394-1103.


Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Doctor of Physiotherapy


Desktop Publishing / Microsoft Office Applications

Winter, 2019 International Scholar Award
WPT-IPT-HOPE: World Physiotherapy (WPT) – International HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hospice & Palliative Care Physical Therapist (IPT-HOPE) specialty- group.