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Physiotherapist and Research Scholar, ESIC Model Hospital & PG Research Institute- ESICPGIMSR (Under Govt of India),Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore and General Secretary of Bangalore Physiotherapist Network (BPN) 2017-2020

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31 Aug 2014

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28 Aug 2014

Physiotherapist Jobs- August 28 2014

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Stem cell therapy combined with Physiotherapy gets paraplegic Capt back on feet

Two years after he was shot at by an Afghan militant in Kashmir, Captain Manish Singh, who was left paraplegic by the injury, can walk again, thanks to 18-month stem cell treatment. Coupled with rehabilitation, Capt Singh, who could not even sit, is now mobile with the help of calipers. 

Buoyed by the improvement, he now determined to return to the Special Forces he was assigned to. After an AK47 bullet ripped through his stomach on September 25, 2012, Singh was injured in the D12 vertebra; he became paraplegic and lost control over bowel and bladder functions. "I was taken to a hospital in Sringar and then to the army hospital in Delhi where I was operated upon. Though my upper body functions were normal, I had no sensation or motor control below my navel," said Singh, who is originally from Ludhiana. While rehabilitating at the army hospital at Kirkee in Pune, a colleague from the army suggested to Singh about stem cell therapy and rehabilitation. 

"Capt Singh arrived at our centre in an ambulance, incapable of any movement," said Dr Alok Sharma, director, NeuroGen Brain and Spine Institute, Nerul. "There are a number of reasons why I was confident of great results from our treatment: First, he was provided with precise medical care for the first four months. Secondly, he is young thirdly, him being an army man, he is determined and extremely focused," said Dr Sharma, who is also the head of neurosurgery department at Sion Hospital.

The series of four stem therapy at the clinic was interspersed by bed mobility techniques that included rolling and shifting from bed to wheelchair and vice versa, gait training, ambulation lessons and physiotherapy, which comprised push-knee splints and balance training to improve trunk balance.

Now almost back on his feet, Capt Singh will return to Kirkee in September and after a week, he will travel to Mhow, an army cantonment in Madhya Pradesh where he will go to infantry school. "I feel better, stronger and more determined to return to my life as it was. I want to get back into shooting, to represent India at the next Commonwealth Games," said Singh who was awarded the Shaurya Chakra in January 2013.

"What makes this case special is that Singh never gave up hope. He doesn't even encourage his parents to visit as it is emotional for him," said Dr Sharma.

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26 Aug 2014

Physiotherapy Council Awareness and Information

Dr Harsh Vardhan : Helming India to Good Health:

The present Honourable Health Minister of India, ENT surgeon, Dr. Harsh Vardhanji is known for his exemplary work. He held the portfolios of Education, Health and Law in the Delhi government between 1993 and 1998.

A piece of legislation that bears his stamp is the Delhi Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy which defines Physiotherapy as:  “Physiotherapy” means Physiotherapeutic system of medicine which includes examination, treatment, advice and instructions to any person preparatory to or for the purpose of or in connection with movement dysfunction, bodily malfunction, physical disorder, disability, healing and pain from trauma and disease, physical and mental conditions using physical agents.

On similar lines everyone should work in all capabilities for a Central Physiotherapy Council with an autonomous status for Physiotherapists in his Tenure.

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25 Aug 2014

Physiotherapist Vacancies- Gulf and India-Updated on August 25 2014

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22 Aug 2014

Physiotherapist Vacancies- Singapore, Gulf and India-Updated on August 22 2014

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20 Aug 2014

Health Alert- Ebola Virus Outbreak- Signs, Symptoms, Updates and Prevention

Health Alert: EBOLA Virus Outbreak
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On August 8, the World Health Organization (WHO) had sounded an international emergency on the Ebola epidemic in four Western African countries. According to WHO, 2,127 EVD cases have been detected worldwide till August 13 and the total fatalities caused by it stands at 1,145.Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks have a case fatality of up to 90%. EVD is one of the most dangerous diseases with no known vaccine or cure. It is mostly transmitted through close personal contact and exposure to bodily fluids and secretions of an infected person. The countries affected in this outbreak currently include Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhanji has expressed satisfaction with the infrastructure in place at all entry points to the country to detect people arriving with symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). A health facility to quarantine passengers who show symptoms of the Ebola virus has been set up at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi.

A hoax message of the dreaded Ebola reaching Karnataka has been doing the rounds on social media and WhatsApp. People are recklessly forwarding a message regarding an M.Tech student of NIT, Suratkal, dying of the disease. Dr Narsimalu K., nodal officer at Gandhi Hospital said, “These are all rumours. All the nodal officers of South India are coordinating with each other and in case of any confirmed case, we will intimate all the states.” Dr S. Ramakrishna said “People must follow hand-washing hygiene very strictly.” 
News Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140820/nation-current-affairs/article/app-spreads-ebola-rumour-india

Awareness is an important protective measure.Some key resources and organizations are provided below.


Human-to-human transmission: direct contact with blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids. In some circumstances “EVD can be transmitted for several weeks after recovery from illness. Contact with objects that have been contaminated with infected secretions can also spread the virus.”

Animal-to-human transmission: Ebola is transmitted through close contact with blood,secretions, organs or bodily fluids of infected animals, including the consumption of contaminated meat.

Direct contact with deceased person: Contact with a deceased person infected by EVD can spread the disease.


Normally symptoms will appear between 8 -10 days of exposure. Timely treatment of EVD is important but challenging since the disease is difficult to diagnose clinically in its initial stages as early symptoms such as headache and fever are nonspecific to EVD. If an individual in the affected region  suffers from any of these symptoms, they should seek medical care. Common symptoms include the  following:
• Fever • Diarrhea • Headache • Weakness • Joint and muscle aches • Vomiting • Lack of appetite • Stomach pain

Some patients may experience: rash, red eyes, hiccups, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, bleeding inside and outside body.


• Avoid physical contact with anyone who has the above symptoms
• Wash hands thoroughly after exposure to public areas including restrooms, airports or general areas
• Isolation of sick patient
• Avoid consumption of animal meat from infected area
• Disinfection of contaminated places
• Public awareness
• Protective clothing for healthcare workers/personnel handling infected patients and animals


• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website : http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/ 

• World Health Organization (WHO) website : http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/

This document is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute and should not be relied upon for medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition or diagnosis. Information regarding EVD has been gathered from the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization websites.

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Physiotherapist Vacancies- Updated on August 19 2014

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16 Aug 2014

Physiotherapist Vacancies updated on August 16 2014

Physiotherapist vacancies in Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Ahmedabad, Pune, Delhi NCR, Mohali & other locations.

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15 Aug 2014

PhysioNews: Michigan ,USA : Law for direct access for Patients to go directly to a Physiotherapist for Evaluation and Treatment without a Physician’s Referral.

American Physical Therapy Association marks Michigan milestone:

By the Midland Daily News: August 15 2014

Governor Rick Snyder recently signed legislation that will allow patients in Michigan to go directly to a physical therapist for evaluation and treatment without a physician’s referral. 

With the enactment of SB 690, Michigan joins 49 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting some level of direct access to treatment by physical therapists without the need of a referral.

This is a significant milestone for the people of Michigan, and for the physical therapy profession,” said Paul A. Rockar Jr., president of the American Physical Therapy Association.

 “APTA has long advocated for improved patient access to physical therapists, and I applaud Michigan’s achievement in making this policy a reality.”
The bill, sponsored by state Sen. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, and promoted by the Michigan Chapter of APTA, creates the option for patients to see a physical therapist without a referral or prescription from a physician, for up to 21 days or 10 treatment visits.

The new law will also allow patients to see a physical therapist directly for injury prevention and fitness promotion, with no time or visit limit. In addition to establishing direct access, SB 690 specifies that only licensed physical therapists may use the term “doctor of physical therapy” in connection with their services. The passage of this legislation is the culmination of many years of hard-fought effort on the part of MPTA that at times faced significant opposition, the organization stated. A similar bill was sponsored in the Michigan House of Representatives by Rep. Margaret O’Brien.

“The goal of direct access to physical therapy in Michigan has been 34 years in the making,” said MPTA President Sue Talley. “This achievement would not have been possible without the commitment of multiple MPTA presidents; legislative chairs; the grass roots efforts of our members and patients; and Sen Moolenaar and Rep O’Brien.”

“This is not only a victory for physical therapists in our state, but more importantly represents a great benefit to the people of Michigan who need the services of physical therapists,” said Craig Miller, MPTA’s legislative director.

 “SB 690 will better equip physical therapists in Michigan to help our state achieve the triple aim of health care—to provide high-quality care that is cost effective and accessible for the health care consumer.”

The milestone of achieving some form of direct access to treatment in all 51 U.S. jurisdictions comes on the heels of achieving direct access to evaluation throughout the U.S. in 2013. However, while this is a historic achievement for the physical therapy profession, the fight for unfettered patient access to physical therapist services is far from over, the APTA stated.

“There are a number of direct access states with provisions tied to their direct access law that are not based on evidence or on the best interests of the patient,” Rockar said. “APTA’s work will continue to remove these unwarranted provisions tied to treatment provided via direct access.”

The new Michigan law will take effect Jan. 1, 2015. APTA provided a direct access grant to the MPTA to support its efforts on SB 690.

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Happy Independence Day

29 States, but United as a Country. Our INDIA. Freedom in the mind, Faith in the words, Pride in our Souls!! Let’s salute our Proud Nation on 68th Independence Day! Lets be a responsible Citizen of India.The six fundamental rights of an Indian Citizen:
1. Right to equality
2. Right to freedom
3. Right against exploitation
4. Right to freedom of religion
5. Right to cultural expression and educational
6. Right to constitutional remedies

Proud to be an INDIAN..Happy Independence day...Jai Hind!!

13 Aug 2014

Physiotherapist Jobs- Gulf and India- August 13 2014

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11 Aug 2014

Sports Physiotherapist - Shilpa Choudhary

Physiotherapist Shilpa Choudhary talks about sports injuries and feels the player has an important role in recovery:

She sprints to her patients, and a mere touch soothes many pains. Shilpa Choudhary, a physio from Himachal Pradesh has made Bangalore home. “I love this place...and the weather is salubrious...” says the 29-year-old, who is pursuing her Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries at the KGT College of Physiotherapy.
The Zuari Garden City ITF Open women's tennis tournament is her first major break. “I have been contracted by the KSLTA for this tournament and hopefully many more will follow,” she says.
Shilpa is passionate about sports and has been an athlete and basketball player in school before coming to Bangalore. She enrolled in Garden City College, where she completed her bachelor’s degree, when her romance with Bangalore began.

“I was fascinated by the city. I came under the guidance of Dr.Jerome Einstein (who is currently associated with ESI Hospital in Rajajinagar). He has been a source of great help with his advice and remedial tips. I have always sought his opinions whenever I am faced with problems relating to my treatment,” she says.
Shilpa moved to Mumbai after school, where she worked with a couple of health centres . “It was an exhilarating experience working in intensive care before a long-time romance culminated in marriage and took me to Delhi. My husband Gyanander Kumar Goutham fanned the spark which brought me back to Bangalore for my masters.”
Dealing with injury is a big aspect of sport, and Shilpa feels the player has an important role in recovery. “It is very important to know the depth of injury, and this has to come from the person,” she says. “To determine the gravity of the injury be it the ligament or the tissue, the player has to point out the type of pain and the exact spot. Only then can we determine the injury and treat it accordingly. Full cooperation can help quicker recovery.” Playing on different surfaces and at different levels of competition can lead to varied niggles and injuries even in the fittest of sports persons. “When we provide them the cure or a quick heal, seeing them take the court again gives us immense satisfaction,” Shilpa says.
She does not consider her profession, as a men-only domain. “There are lots of women taking this up. It is lucrative once you make a name in it and if one is lucky enough to be associated with a major sport like cricket or hockey besides tennis, in India, then the sky is the limit.”
Shilpa says Bangalore is where her calling seems to be. “With the KPL, IPL, IBL and others coming up, I hope to make it big in my career.”

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7 Aug 2014

Research: Steroid injections and physical therapy equal for treating shoulder pain

Physical therapy and steroid injections work equally well for shoulder pain, according to a new study.
Researchers compared the treatments for people with shoulder impingement syndrome, a common type of persistent pain that can be caused by tendonitis, bursitis or other inflammation in the shoulder joint. “Interestingly, there is not standardized treatment for this and it can vary,” said lead author Daniel I. Rhon, a physical therapist at the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
“I think there is a strong consensus that exercises can help, and patients may also get a referral to physical therapy for this condition,” Rhon told Reuters Health in an email. “Because of the pain and inflammation that is sometimes present with shoulder impingement, corticosteroid injections are also a very common treatment used by general practitioners, orthopedists, and rheumatologists.”Some doctors send patients to physical therapy and others don’t, while still others will give a shot and also recommend physical therapy, he said. Patients have some say in which treatment they get, but doctors usually influence the choice.
Rhon and his team randomly divided 104 patients with this kind of pain into two groups. One group received physical therapy twice a week for three weeks. The therapists evaluated weakness, mobility and pain and performed stretches, contract-relax techniques and reinforcing exercises on the shoulder or upper spine area. They also prescribed at-home exercises for the patients.Patients in the other group were offered up to three injections of corticosteroids over the course of a year. They also received printed instructions for gentle exercises to do at home.
Both groups had significant improvement in symptoms after one month, which continued over the one-year period of the study, the research team reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Patients’ scores on pain and disability were reduced by half with either treatment.By the end of the year, 60 percent of the steroid injection group had returned to their primary care doctor for shoulder pain again, compared to 37 percent of the physical therapy group. The injection group was also more likely to end up having more injections or additional physical therapy.
The research was supported by funding from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists.“In the clinic I often see patients that have had multiple injections and continue to have persistent pain - thus their referral to physical therapy,” Rhon said. “I was curious to understand a little more about this.”
“Only half of all new episodes (of shoulder impingement) end in complete recovery after six months, indicating it is a serious health problem,” said Brooke K. Coombes, who coauthored an editorial accompanying the study. Coombes studies rehabilitation medicine in the physiotherapy department of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
She was not surprised that steroid injections and physical therapy worked about equally well. The relief from an injection may not last as long, leading to more treatments, or the physical therapy appointments may give doctors more time to educate patients about dealing with shoulder pain, Coombes told Reuters Health by email.“Physical therapy involves more patient-clinician contact than a single consultation at which an injection is given,” she said. “This may allow for advice or reassurance about the condition and self-management approaches.”
Injections are less costly than therapy because they only involve one visit to the doctor rather than several therapy sessions, but if they also result in more doctor visits down the line, that may end up balancing out costs, she said.Certain people may benefit more from steroid injections than physical therapy, or vice versa, but that will need to be researched more, she said.
“One thing to point out is that the number one reason that patients turned down participation in this study was because they did not want to be randomized into a group that might receive an injection,” Rhon said. “This suggests that there is a number of patients that really don't want to get an injection.”

Physical therapy is an excellent treatment option to consider for these patients, he said.

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4 Aug 2014

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Ask Your Physical Therapist: Exercise is important after Therapy

In the United States, hundreds of thousands of individuals undergo joint replacement surgery annually (over 770,000 combined hip/knee). Subsequently, physical therapists routinely answer questions about exercise after joint replacements. As you may expect, physical therapists are in favor of exercise.

Barring any medical-related restrictions from your physician, most exercises are safe. If you are concerned, please consult with your primary-care provider before starting a program.
If all clear medically, then start with a cardiovascular regimen, which may include walking, stationary cycling or swimming, and build up to the stair stepper or elliptical if so desired. 

Non-impact exercise is safe to do on replaced knees or hips, provided you have sufficient flexibility and strength.Running after hip or knee replacements is highly discouraged unless you desire to have the procedure again. But do not forget the strength component as well. Strength, flexibility and endurance are all important aspects for good health.

Those undergoing joint replacements will often deal with pain and reduced functionality for several years before surgery, and thus lose a significant amount of strength. It is not possible to regain all your functional strength after a joint replacement procedure in the 6-12 weeks of physical therapy you may undergo after surgery. It takes eight or more weeks for a young athlete to begin to build strength, and even longer as an individual ages.

Reacquiring strength after surgery takes months of hard work, and maintenance of said strength is vital if one wishes to resume a higher level of function/quality of life. The old phrase of “use it or lose it” rings true.
Do you want to struggle with stairs or rising from a chair? If not, then get moving on what you think are “waste of time” exercises. If you need a refresher, call the therapist who helped you. They will help guide you through or direct you to a quality personal trainer if desired.
Remember, it is possible to continue with an active lifestyle after one of these procedures if you work hard.
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2 Aug 2014

Physiotherapist Vacancies- Gulf and India- August 01 2014

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1 Aug 2014

Zaheer Khan launches fitness training and physiotherapy center

Zaheer Khan, one of India’s most successful pace bowler in test match launched his dream project, ‘ProSport’, a fitness and strength training center on 29th July 2014. The 5000 sq ft maiden center at Lower Parel, has been located strategically to cater to all locations.

Founded by Zaheer Khan along with world’s leading physiotherapist and strength & conditioning professional, Andrew Leipus and Adrian Leroux, the objective of this fitness training center is to extend world class strength & conditioning training mainly to athletes, both pro & amateur and further extending superior fitness programs to citizens who aim to maximize their physical potential.

Talking about his dream project, Zaheer Khan said, “I have worked with Andrew and Adrian in past to improve physical fitness and benefitted from their training methods and conditioning. It was during these training sessions that I realised that the need of such set-up in India which could provide superior standards of fitness training and physiotherapy. I am thrilled to have started this venture and together with the support of Andrew and Adrian, we will try to provide international standards of fitness and strength training in India.”

The Mumbai center is divided into ‘Specially Designed Unique Gymnasium’ and ‘Physiotheraphy’ which are modelled and equipped to offer highly specialized strength & conditioning training and state of the art machines that offer all those critical services a hi-standard fitness training and physiotherapy center must use and offer.

Prosport team comprising of Pramod Parkar, CEO & Director and Akshit Mehta, Director Operations plan to extend the services across all the metro cities and strategic tier-II cities and will launch 2 more centers by 2015 and so on.

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