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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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27 Nov 2015

Adhesive Capsulitis: Use the evidence to integrate your interventions

Frozen shoulder syndrome, clinically known as adhesive capsulitis, is a painful and debilitating condition affecting up to 5% of the population. Adhesive capsulitis is considered fibrosis of the glenohumeral joint capsule with a chronic inflammatory response. Patients experience pain, limited range of motion, and disability generally lasting anywhere from 1 to 24 months. The purpose of this clinical suggestion is to review the pathophysiology of adhesive capsulitis and discuss physical therapy interventions which are supported by evidence, thereby enhancing evidence-based practice.-Update for Information purpose by Physiotherapy Jobs Portal.

(Published in North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy)

Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3096148/

26 Nov 2015

The Constitution day of India

November 26 is The Constitution day of India: Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. May our dream of a new tomorrow come true for us!
Constitution Day in India is celebrated on 26 November. It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of India constitution by the Constituent Assembly of India on 26 November 1949 which later came into effect on 26 January 1950.
The Government of India declared November 26 as Constitution Day on 19 November 2015 by way of a gazette notification.The day of November 26 is chosen to spread the importance of the Constitution. My India, My Pride !!

22 Nov 2015

Cadre Restructuring for Physiotherapists in 7th Pay Commission

Cadre (Designation) up-gradation is the way forward for the growth of Physiotherapist both in Government and Private sectors.

The Cadre restructuring proposal to be submitted through Central Government Employees Union as the 7th Pay commission has recommended a Holistic Cadre Restructuring for Physiotherapists.

1. Physiotherapist
2. Senior Physiotherapist
3. Superintendent Physiotherapist 
4. Chief Physiotherapist 

(Reference: Co-ordination Committee Report Nov 2014, from Reference No.F.9-49/2012-Estt. (RCT) (P) with slight modifications)

21 Nov 2015

Osteoarthritis: Physiotherapy plays a key role in restoring the full range of movement of the knee after a knee joint surgery.

Osteoarthritis: Stress on post-surgery rehabilitation: Physiotherapy plays a key role in restoring the full range of movement of the knee after a knee joint surgery.

Knee joint or total knee replacement surgeries done on patients with osteoarthritis are quality of life enhancement procedures. These are done to relieve this 55-plus age group of pain and improve mobility. But, is surgery alone enough to bring the spring back in their feet? Not quite.

Post-surgery rehabilitation, primarily Physiotherapy, plays a key role in restoring the full range of movement of the knee or hip joint. If the restoration is poor, blame it on the lack of physiotherapy. The bulk of such cases relate to the total knee replacement surgeries.

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr.Sameer Ali of Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences says Physiotherapy is largely ignored and this restricts movement and denies the full benefit of the surgery.

Invariably, persons opt for surgery after suffering osteoarthritis for nearly four years. The cartilage that serves as a cushion between the tibia (shin bone) and the femur (thigh bone) at the knee wears out, leading to these bones coming into direct contact with each other. This leads to inflammation of muscles around the joint. The resultant pain prevents patients from walking. In turn, this leaves the muscles weak.

“Surgery provides only a prosthetic (artificial) knee joint. It does not help the muscles regain vigour. That can come only through physiotherapy,” says Dr. Sameer Ali.

If patients do not follow the full protocol of physiotherapy, the muscles will remain weak. This will leave the artificial joint bearing the full body weight of the patients when they walk, and it will wear out soon.

“Only 75 per cent of the knee joint surgery patients come for regular follow-up that is done at the following frequency: two weeks, six weeks, three months, six months and one year. Of these cases, only a paltry 25 per cent go through the full protocol of physiotherapy,” the surgeon says.

Generally, the problem lies with the belief among the patients that household work is a substitute to physiotherapy. They argue that it is strenuous enough to pass for exercise. But, the fact is that the knee joint is not specifically exercised to the required level, he says.

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18 Nov 2015

United Arab Emirates (UAE) : DHA and HAAD Process for Physiotherapists

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Process :
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License Exams:

Dubai Health Authority(DHA) Exam to be eligible to work in Dubai

2. Health Authority of Abudhabi (HAAD) exam to be eligible to work in Abudhabi and Al Ain.

Experience Required: 2 Years post registration experience after BPT or 1 Year experience after MPT

What is a DHA Eligibility Letter?

It is a confirmation that you have passed your DHA Licensing exam and you are eligible to apply for a job within Dubai. So this letter is the confirmation and authorization that you can work in Dubai only. Clearing DHA exam is an eligibility Criteria and other factors such as Experience, Skills, Job availability, Strong Resume,Nationality, Visa norms etc play a major factor .

After clearing DHA, one needs to activate the DHA License with the eligibility letter. For this you have to upload following documents and pay the prescribed fee (Can be done only with a Job Offer):

-Labor Card or Job Offer Letter
-Malpractice Insurance Letter
-Fees informed by DHA

The DHA and HAAD License exams consists of two steps: Primary Source Verification (Data Flow Process) and the Online exam.

Step 1: Completing the Primary Source Verification (Data Flow Process): Uploading of Certificates which will be verified by Data Flow

Step 2:  With the Data Flow Reference number the License exams can be booked online.

Data Flow (Primary Source Verification) Process Link: http://www.dataflowgroup.com/index.php/contact-us 

Health Authority of Abudhabi (HAAD) Process Link :


The exam centres and available dates will be notified by the exam conducting authority after completion of the Data Flow Process.
Converting DHA License to HAAD License:
This step is quite important before you start the procedure to convert DHA License to HAAD. As you can't start your procedure just after passing your DHA Exam. First you have to obtain DHA License. 

As per the new regulations, A Physiotherapist has to activate the current license with the eligibility letter. For this a Physiotherapist has to upload following documents and pay a fees of 1010 AED.

-Labor Card or Job Offer Letter
-Malpractice Insurance Letter
-Fees 1010 AED

These documents are given by your company when you are selected for a job. Some companies in UAE have a different way to do it to make it easy for new employee. They ask for your login ID and password and they do the rest of the stuff for you.

When you get your DHA License which is posted by Zajeel mail on a address provided by you. Now you are ready to get your license convert to HAAD / MOH.

Note: DHA Eligibility Letter cannot be converted to HAAD License. Only after obtaining the DHA License , it can be converted to HAAD License
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Please note, the above procedure is a suggested approach, and subject to change from either government authority)

17 Nov 2015

Customized Physical therapy may provide more relief for lower back pain than general advice on the best ways to remain active, an Australian study published in British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests.

Customized Physical therapy may provide more relief for lower back pain than general advice on the best ways to remain active, an Australian study published in British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests.

Researchers offered 300 patients with lower back pain two advice sessions explaining the source of their discomfort and providing instruction on proper lifting techniques. Roughly half of them also got 10 treatment sessions of personalized physical therapy over 10 weeks.

The physical therapy group had significantly greater reductions in activity limitations at 10, 26 and 52 weeks than the advice group and they also had less back pain at 5, 10 and 26 weeks.

“Our findings suggest that advice works for many people but that individualized physical therapy achieves more rapid reduction in pain and in the long term superior improvements in function/disability,” lead study author Jon Ford of La Trobe University in Bundoora, Australia said by email.

Low-back disorders are one of the most common afflictions that bring people to the doctor, and many of these patients with acute problems have persistent symptoms for at least a year, Ford and colleagues note in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

To be included in the study, patients needed to have experienced pain for six weeks to six months and have one of five specific types of back pain: disc herniation, reducible disc pain, non-reducible disc pain, joint pain or multifactorial persistent pain.

Patients assigned to customized physical therapy in the study using specific exercise techniques tailored to the type of injury and individual barriers to recovery. Some, for example, focused on posture and lifting to ease disc pain, while others with disc herniation worked on motor control targeting specific muscle groups.

Participants in both the advice and the physical therapy groups improved over time, but the people who received the customized exercise sessions generally did better.

One shortcoming of the study is that the advice group had far fewer encounters with health providers than the physical therapy group, the authors acknowledge.

“There was an 8-session difference in treatment groups, so there was a notable difference in provider attention that could account for some of these group differences,” Steven George, a physical therapy researcher at the University of Florida who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email.

In addition, the differences in outcomes between the two groups aren’t that large, as is often the case in studies of back pain, noted Julie Fritz, associate dean for research at the College of Health at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

“Back pain is very common and many patients are advised to attend physical therapy at some point,” Fritz said by email. “The challenge for researchers is to continue to examine which particular physical therapy interventions work for specific types of patients with low back pain and determine the optimal timing for physical therapy intervention.”


Background: Many patients with low-back disorders persisting beyond 6 weeks do not recover. This study investigates whether individualised physiotherapy plus guideline-based advice results in superior outcomes to advice alone in participants with low-back disorders.

Methods: This prospective parallel group multicentre randomised controlled trial was set in 16 primary care physiotherapy practices in Melbourne, Australia. Random assignment resulted in 156 participants receiving 10 sessions of physiotherapy that was individualised based on pathoanatomical, psychosocial and neurophysiological barriers to recovery combined with guideline-based advice, and 144 participants receiving 2 sessions of physiotherapist-delivered advice alone. Primary outcomes were activity limitation (Oswestry Disability Index) and numerical rating scales for back and leg pain at 5, 10, 26 and 52 weeks postbaseline. Analyses were by intention-to-treat using linear mixed models.

Results: Between-group differences showed significant effects favouring individualised physiotherapy for back and leg pain at 10 weeks (back: 1.3, 95% CI 0.8 to 1.8; leg: 1.1, 95% CI 0.5 to 1.7) and 26 weeks (back: 0.9, 95% CI 0.4 to 1.4; leg: 1.0, 95% CI 0.4 to 1.6). Oswestry favoured individualised physiotherapy at 10 weeks (4.7; 95% CI 2.0 to 7.5), 26 weeks (5.4; 95% CI 2.6 to 8.2) and 52 weeks (4.3; 95% CI 1.4 to 7.1). Responder analysis at 52 weeks showed participants receiving individualised physiotherapy were more likely to improve by a clinically important amount of 50% from baseline for Oswestry (relative risk (RR=1.3) 1.5; 95% CI 1.2 to 1.8) and back pain (RR 1.3; 95% CI 1.2 to 1.8) than participants receiving advice alone.

Conclusions: 10 sessions of individualised physiotherapy was more effective than 2 sessions of advice alone in participants with low-back disorders of ≥6 weeks and ≤6 months duration. Between-group changes were sustained at 12 months for activity limitation and 6 months for back and leg pain and were likely to be clinically significant.

Journal Source: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2015/10/20/bjsports-2015-095058.short?rss=1ly/1PoQKkC
British Journal of Sports Medicine, online October 20, 2015.

16 Nov 2015

Physiotherapist Vacancies- Updated on November 16 2015

November 16- Physiotherapist Vacancies in Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chandigarh and Gulf.

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– Updated on November 16, 2015

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11 Nov 2015

Direct Access in Physiotherapy

Patients 'should have direct access to physiotherapy': Patients should be able to see a physiotherapist in their GP's surgery, an expert has said.

Patients should be able to see a physiotherapist in their GP's surgery, an expert has said.
Professor Karen Middleton, chief executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said patients should have direct access to an NHS physio rather than needing a referral from their GP.

This would free up GPs to concentrate on other cases, some of which are more serious.
In a Scrubbing Up column for the BBC website, she said: "If you ring your local surgery, you can probably get an appointment with the GP or a nurse.

"But if you have a common problem such as back or neck pain, should you also be able to see a physiotherapist?

"We think so - as do increasing numbers of GPs, who are bringing in physiotherapists to work alongside them in their practices.

"These aren't physios the GP refers to - the physio is a patient's first point of contact who they see instead of the GP.

"Up to 30% of a GP's caseload can be musculoskeletal (MSK) problems, and physios are the experts in these conditions - so it makes complete sense for them to see those patients."
She said the benefits for patients are numerous - speeding up access to an expert, cutting the number of appointments they need and potentially avoiding surgery.

She said: "The longer someone waits for treatment, they greater the likelihood is that their relatively minor condition becomes chronic.

"So why not see the physio in the first instance?

"A physio can assess and diagnose a patient at that first appointment so that their rehabilitation begins immediately.

"In many cases, they will just need advice on what to do and the problem will go away.

"This then frees up places on the waiting list for people who genuinely need further treatment."

She said the new system would also save the NHS money.

"You'd also need to be living on Mars - or perhaps just outside the UK - to not know of the urgent and enormous problems the NHS faces financially.

"Our modelling shows that if even a fifth of the patients seeing their GP for an MSK problem saw a physio instead, it would save at least £525m a year for the NHS.
"That's a conservative estimate, by the way, as it looks only at the savings from that initial appointment.

"Additional savings would come from reduced follow-up appointments, fewer tests such as X-rays and scans and lower numbers of referrals on to secondary care in hospitals."

Ms Middleton said there was a need to dispel myths, such as it is not safe to skip the GP stage.

"Physios are trained to identify what we call red flags - evidence of serious illness - and would always send those patients on to the most appropriate medical professional," she said.

"Research has shown virtually no red flags are missed by Physios."

9 Nov 2015

Microsoft Technology in Physiotherapy

FDA clears Microsoft Kinect-enabled physical therapy program from Reflexion Health:
San Diego, California-based Reflexion Health has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its digital physical therapy tool, called Vera, which uses Microsoft Kinect motion-tracking to help patients with musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Canada-based Jintronix, a Reflexion competitor that also offers a Microsoft Kinect-based physical therapy program, received FDA clearance earlier this year.

Physical therapists can use Reflexion’s Vera to customize treatment plans and create their own exercises and educational materials for patients. From there, a patient can use the system to do exercises — an avatar in the program coaches and motivates patients to perform exercises. The program tracks their adherence to their treatment plan. The data Vera collects is sent to physical therapists who review their patient’s progress and, if they choose, alter the program. Vera also provides patients with access to instructional videos and education materials.

News Link: http://mobihealthnews.com/48190/fda-clears-microsoft-kinect-enabled-physical-therapy-program-from-reflexion-health/

6 Nov 2015

Physiotherapist Vacancies in UAE, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kerala , Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chandigarh-November 06 2016

November 06- Physiotherapist Vacancies in UAE, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kerala , Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chandigarh,.
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– Updated on November 06, 2015
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2 Nov 2015

Physiotherapist Vacancies - November 02 2015

Physiotherapist Vacancies in Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Gulf

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– Updated on November 02, 2015
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