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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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 Oct 2015

Physiotherapy Council Suggestions

Let’s Exercise the Democratic Right to get our Rights!!

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28 Oct 2015

Physiotherapy Council Update

Mail your Suggestions for the Physiotherapy Council and stand a Chance to win Free Registration for the Bangalore Physiotherapists Network (BPN) Annual Conference at Bangalore.

Click the below Link to View and Download the Draft:

Mail your opinion to the Ministry along with the suggested draft to “dirahs-mohfw@gov.in” with a BCC to "physiobangalore@gmail.com" before October 31

10 Lucky Winners will get Free Registration for the next BPN Conference

More number of Suggestion mails from Physiotherapists, Patients and Bureaucrats will help us a lot in achieving our Goal for Autonomous Status.

26 Oct 2015

Central Physiotherapy Council Update

Central Physiotherapy Council :

The Last date for Mailing the Suggestions and Comments to the Ministry of Health, Government of India in regard with “The Allied and Healthcare Professional’s Central Council Bill, 2015” is October 31. More Number of suggestion mails to "dirahs-mohfw@gov.in" by Physiotherapists and Patients will fetch us the desired Independent Status. Let’s take part in our Professional Growth.

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25 Oct 2015

Physical Therapy for Shoulder dislocation is more effective than surgery

Physical Therapy for Shoulder dislocation is more effective than surgery

Research published in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma by experts from St. Michael’s Hospital suggests that Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation may be treated better with physical therapy instead of surgery intervention

For years, it has been known that most cases of shoulder injuries were normally treated with surgery intervention causing future complications. This study introduced a whole new perspective by proving that those patients with the dislocation of the acromio-clavicular joint (AC) can be treated in a feasible way through physical therapy.

Dr. Michael McKee, an orthopedic surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital, explained that treating AC dislocation with surgery intervention is no longer recommended. The study also concluded that they couldn’t explain the long-term consequences of surgery in comparison with non-operative treatment. Nonetheless, the researchers explained that patients who were treated with physical therapy recovered faster than those patients who opted for surgery intervention.

The study

First, researchers studied 83 patients who had dislocation of the AC, 40 patients were treated with surgery and then rehabilitation, while the rest were treated only with sessions of physical therapy. Second, they monitored the patients’ evolution and complications during a period of two years.
The results were that after three months, patients with non-operative treatment came back to their normal routine while only 43 percent of patients who did receive surgery intervention were able to return to their daily routine.

Furthermore, the experts also explained that patients with surgery intervention suffered numerous complications during the recovery period, and the patients with physical therapy only presented two major complications that disappeared after some rehabilitation sessions.
Results showed, that only 16 percet of patients with surgery intervention were satisfied with the appearance of their shoulder while only 5 percent of patients with physical therapy reported dissatisfaction.

“The main advantages of surgery are that the joint is put back in place and the shoulder appears more symmetrical and pleasing to the eye […] The long-term implications of surgery for AC joint dislocation remain unclear when compared to non-operative treatment,” said Dc. Mackee in a statement.

Nonetleless, Dr. McKee explainded that patients with physical therapy presented better responses during treatment. He further recommended non-operative treatment before surgery because, according to him, health is more important that appearance.

14 Oct 2015

Physiotherapy Central Council Meeting

Physiotherapy Central Council Meeting by Bangalore Physiotherapists Network (BPN) with an Agenda to prepare a draft with SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) Analysis of the Allied and Healthcare Professional Council Bill,2015 for an Autonomous and Independent Status for Physiotherapists.

The Memorandum will be circulated to Physiotherapists for their opinions and will be submitted with Signatures of Physiotherapists and Patients with Supporting documents to the Health Ministry of India before October 25th. 
A Sincere attempt for Professional Growth !!

Physiotherapy Conference News in Media

National Congress of Physical Therapy (NCPT) 2015 news published in 
दैनिक जागरण (Dainik Jagran) News Paper

12 Oct 2015

National Congress of Physical Therapy (NCPT)

"Physiotherapy Career Building" talk in the wonderfully Organized National Congress of Physical Therapy (NCPT), 2015 at Ghaziabad.A Sincere attempt to spread the Career Building Concepts in our ever growing Profession!

                                A Grand Success with the theme " Platform for all, Equality for all ". 

7 Oct 2015

World Cerebral Palsy Day October 07 2015

October 07th is World Cerebral Palsy Day , an innovation project that was launched in 2012 by Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Australia) and United Cerebral Palsy (USA). It is supported by over 270 cerebral palsy service organisations, universities, parent groups, research institutions, student groups, schools and children's hospitals from 46 countries. More than an awareness day, the project aims to gather ideas from people with cerebral palsy and their supporters, and make the best of those ideas a reality.

The theme is "Change My World in One Minute". Participants post text or a video for an idea that, if invented, would change their world. The idea must take no longer than one minute to read or view.

In 2012, more than 470 ideas were posted on the World CP Day website. Three ideas were shortlisted and then the call went out to inventors. A research team from the University of Virginia (USA) won the major prize. They developed a prototype solar powered wheelchair which was an idea posted by Alper Sirvan, a man with cerebral palsy in Turkey. The wheelchair prototype was presented to Alper on World CP Day 2013.

5 Oct 2015

Physiotherapist - October 04 2015

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3 Oct 2015

Physiotherapy Council - Comments and Suggestions: by Einstein Jerome

Physiotherapy Council Important Information/Suggestion for Physiotherapists

Suggestions for creating an Independent Physiotherapy Council Bill and to Exclude Physiotherapy from the Proposed Allied and Healthcare Professional’s Central Council Bill, 2015

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is Seeking Comments/Feedback from stakeholders on “The Allied and Healthcare Professional’s Central Council Bill, 2015” (Last date for sending comments is 31st October, 2015 -Date has been Extended by 1 Week)

Comments may be furnished through Feedback on 


Requesting all Physiotherapists to take part in this cause by sending the suggestions and Comments.

For further details and supporting Documents send me a mail @ einsympt@gmail.com

 The Allied and Healthcare Professional’s Central Council Bill, 2015

Sub:  Suggestions for creating an Independent Physiotherapy Council Bill and to Exclude Physiotherapy from the Proposed Allied and Healthcare Professional’s Central Council Bill, 2015

With the reference to the notification in the Ministry of Health and Family welfare “Draft Version 15.0_1 Oct Sep 2015” I am hereby forwarding my views & suggestions related with creating an creating an Independent Physiotherapy Council Bill and to Exclude Physiotherapy from the Proposed Allied and Healthcare Professional’s Central Council Bill, 2015

The National Knowledge Commission (NKC)

"8.3 Allied Specialties: Allied Specialties as different from Para-medicals and nursing are – Physiotherapy and Dental Professions. These need to be studied and discussed separately”

(Page 62 of The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) , Established by the
Honl. Prime Minster of India in 2005)"

Findings of the Planning Commission of India (2007-2012):

Point number 3.1.104 states that “In the field of paramedical education, priority will be given for establishment of National Para Medical Council as an apex body to determine standards and to ensure uniform enforcement throughout the country. On similar lines, councils for physiotherapy and occupational therapy should also be established”

(Reference: Page 84 and 85 –Eleventh Five year Plan (2007-2012)-Volume II-Planning Commission of India)

Government of India Notifications

1. During the year 1998/99 following three categories were notified vide Govt. Of India Notification No. 674 dated 13.10.98 for inclusion under the Council & subsequently same were withdrawn (through their Notification dated the 25th June, 1999) from the purview of the Council as Ministry of Health was planning to have a separate Council for Physiotherapists

(Reference: Page 10 Ten years of progress -RCI-Towards Nation building-Dr. J. P. Singh-Rehabilitation Council of India)

2. The Director General of Health Sciences received a note on 17.04.2008 from the then Hon’ble Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapyee observing that after going through the contents of the bill of Physiotherapy Central Council, it is felt that the profession of Physiotherapy is strongly required for the society in contest of the trend of their involvement in the Health Care Delivery. These professionals are qualified enough to undertake the protocols of their system i.e. Physiotherapeutic system of medicine there by conserve as an independent practitioner within their ambit. it is felt that the objectives of the proposed bill shall be best fulfill in the public interest only when the proposed Physiotherapy Central Council is constituted as an autonomous and professionally represented body.

3. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare sought approval of the Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare for introducing a Bill to constitute a separate Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Council in contrast to the proposal of earlier bill entitled “Paramedical and Physiotherapy Council Bill” approved by the Cabinet on 17-9-2004. Accordingly, the comments were offered relating to the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Councils Bill, 2006. As per the directions of DGHS, the documents of Physical Therapy Board, California, U.S.A., Government of Navascotia, Canada and Prince Edward Isaland College of Physiotherapy, Newzealand  were reviewed and found that there is a regulatory mechanism is available in each of the country having mechanism. Accordingly, it is submitted that in India also a regulatory mechanism for the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy is required to be adopted.

Documentation about Physiotherapy in the Thirty-First report on Paramedical and Physiotherapy Central Councils Bill-2007 (Presented to the Rajya Sabha on 21st October,2008 and laid on the table of Lok Sabha on 21st October,2008):

Clause 8.2Physiotherapy being considered a discipline distinct from paramedical disciplines finds a specific mention in the title (Paramedical and Physiotherapy Central Councils Act, 2007)”

Clause 9.36 Committee’s attention was also drawn to the parallel position of Naturopathy and Yoga when compared with physiotherapy as both were based on physical and psycho-somatic methods of diagnosis and treatment, with both claiming benefit to the patients in a drugless manner. It was argued that both Naturopathy and Yoga are granted equal status along with Ayurveda under AYUSH.  Thus, physiotherapy also deserved to be granted an independent status.

Clause 9.46The fact that physiotherapy education over the years has made significant advancements and has evolved as a distinct profession seems to be well established.  This is strengthened by the considered opinion of Ministry of Law that physiotherapy profession should not be equated with the paramedical professions

Clause 9.47
The Committee also takes note of the fact as mentioned by the representative of the Ministry that in USA, physiotherapy profession has reached a stage where these professionals can practise independently.  Not only this, in some of the international Acts, it has been specifically provided that physiotherapists having the required experience can give physiotherapy treatment without a referral. These Acts also confer upon a physiotherapist the right to practise with or without referral governed by the circumstances of the case.

Clause 25.5 During the course of interactions, the Committee observed that there was a lot of dissatisfaction among the allied health professionals particularly physiotherapists and occupational therapists with regard to their pay scales. It was brought to the notice of the Committee that their entry into Government service after completion of four and a half years degree course in the respective profession was not being addressed properly.  The Committee was given to understand that their recurrent demands for bringing parity in the pay scales have yielded no results so far.  General perception was that discriminatory treatment was being meted out to them as their pay scales did not commensurate with their status and responsibility.

Clause 25.6 The Committee feels that all the allied health professionals including physiotherapists and occupational therapists play a crucial role in the field of medicine and physical rehabilitation. The Committee, therefore, strongly recommends that their legitimate interests should be taken care of and their existing pay structure may be revised according to their qualifications and duration of the course they have to put in before entering into a Govt. job.
The findings and documentation of this committee are in favour strong of an independent status and council for Physiotherapists.

Definitions of Physiotherapy:

1. Delhi Council for Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Bill 1997 : “Physiotherapy” means physiotherapeutic system of medicine which includes examination, treatment, advice and instructions to any persons 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 including exercise, mobilization, manipulation, mechanical and electrotherapy, activity and devices or diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
(Reference: http://delhiassembly.nic.in/aspfile/billspassed/141997.htm)

2. Maharashtra State OTPT Council: "Physiotherapy" means a branch of modern medical science which includes examination, assessment, interpretation, physical diagnosis, planning and execution of treatment and advice to any person for the purpose of preventing, correcting, alleviating and limiting dysfunction, acute and chronic bodily malfunction including life saving measures via chest physiotherapy in the intensive care units, curing physical disorders or disability, promoting physical fitness, facilitating healing and pain relief and treatment of physical and psychosomatic disorders through modulating physiological and physical response using physical agents, activities and devices including exercise, mobilization, manipulations, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical and thermal agents and electrotherapy for diagnosis , treatment and prevention.
http://www.msotptcouncil.com/OTPTActs.aspx )

International References:

1. Definition of Physiotherapy by World Health Organization which emphasizes on assessment and formulating a treatment plan independently by Physiotherapists.
"Physiotherapists assess, plan and implement rehabilitative programs that improve or restore  human motor functions, maximize movement ability, relieve pain syndromes, and treat or prevent physical challenges associated with injuries, diseases and other impairments. They apply a  broad range of physical therapies and techniques such as movement, ultrasound, heating, laser and other techniques. They may develop and implement programmes for screening and prevention of common physical ailments and disorders"

2. The World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Physiotherapists: 

           World Health Organization (WHO) has classified physiotherapists in professional group (ISCO Code 2264) and paramedical professionals have been classified in a separate entity ( ISCO code 2240). International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) is a tool for organizing jobs into a clearly defined set of groups according to the tasks and duties undertaken in the job.

3. World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) : Physical therapists are qualified and professionally required to: -undertake a comprehensive examination/assessment of the patient/client or needs of a client group -evaluate the findings from the examination/assessment to make clinical judgments regarding patients/clients -formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and plan -provide consultation within their expertise and determine when patients/clients need to be referred to another healthcare professional -implement a physical therapist intervention/treatment programme -determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments -make recommendations for self-management.

Hence, an individual Independent Physiotherapy Council will make recommendations to ensure the standardization of Physiotherapy Practice and the monitoring of actual performance of Physiotherapists in India which will be helpful for the improvement in Public Health Sector of India.

Thanking you in advance.

Einstein Jerome
ESIC Model Hospital (Under Ministry of Labour, Govt of India)
Executive and Medico legal Committee Member of Bangalore Physiotherapists Network (BPN)

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One Small step by a Physiotherapist can be one giant leap for Physiotherapy!
Mail your Council Suggestions to "dirahs-mohfw@gov.in" on or before October 31.
More Number of Mails by Physiotherapists and Patients will fetch us the desired Independent Status. Lets exercise the Democratic Right to get our Rights!!

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1 Oct 2015

National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) -APTA- #AgeWell

October is National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) hosted by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) each year to recognize how Physical therapists help transform society by restoring and improving motion in people's lives.

APTA's #AgeWell Campaign:

This October, the focus is on healthy aging and the many ways that physical therapists, as movement experts, can help individuals overcome pain, gain and maintain movement, and preserve their independence.