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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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26 Feb 2016

Admission Alert: Fellow (Doctoral) Programme (FP) on Ergonomics

Admission Alert: Fellow (Doctoral) Programme (FP) on Ergonomics for Physiotherapists at Centre of Excellence- Ergonomics and Human Factors, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Under Ministry of HRD , Government of India, Mumbai
Last date to apply: April 4, 2016
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) offers a Doctoral Level Fellowship Program recognized by Ministry of HRD as equivalent to PhD of any Indian University. It is a programme with a view to mould individuals competent enough for a career in academic, research, business and consulting. 
The Fellow Program of NITIE was started in 1980, since then nearly 50 Fellowship (Doctoral) Degrees have been awarded. Fellowship Program alumni are placed in academics and industry. Now more than 60 candidates are enrolled for the same and an average of four Fellowships is awarded in a year. The program is interdisciplinary in nature, covering all areas of Management, Ergonomics and Environmental Management.
This program is multi-disciplinary in nature and broad based spanning different facets of contemporary Industrial, Business and Social issues.  The Program also encourages sponsored candidates from Industry, Academic Institutions, Government and other organizations. It promotes Research in inter-disciplinary areas through a system of joint supervision and team effort. 
Prospective Candidate for the Programme
Flexibility is inherent in the Design of the Program. It admits scholars in three categories, Direct, External and Sponsored.
Direct Candidates:
All eligible candidates with sound academic background and research potential who wish to pursue Research for the Fellow Programme as full-time research scholars in NITIE. They are eligible to get a monthly stipend and yearly contingency grant.
External and Sponsored Candidates:
All eligible candidates with sound academic background and research potential who wish to pursue the Fellow Program simultaneously with their full-time employment in industry, academic, government and other organizations should fulfill six months residential requirement on NITIE campus.

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23 Feb 2016

Physiotherapist’s invention intended to reduce athletes’ concussion risk

By the inventor’s own admission, TopSpin 360 is a goofy-looking gadget.
It attaches to a Rugby football helmet and has a small weight at the end of an arm that spins around as an athlete rotates their head — something like swinging a hula hoop around your hips.
But the training device, being tested by Western University’s football team, has the potential to become a breakthrough in reducing concussion injuries that are the curse of college and professional athletes.
The TopSpin 360 is the invention of Theodore Versteegh, a physiotherapist at the Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at Western, who played for the Mustangs football team about 20 years ago.
“I have friends whom I played with back then who had their careers shortened and were affected by concussion,” said ­Versteegh, who’s earned his doctorate in physical therapy.
“The long-term effects can be devastating,” he said.
Versteegh is developing the device with business partner Jeff Fischer, a former Mustangs strength and conditioning coach who helped introduce ImPACT software, a concussion-­assessment tool, to Canada.
Caused by blows to the head or violent hits to the upper body common in contact sports, concussions are brain injuries, the effects of which are usually temporary but can range from headaches and concentration troubles, to memory and balance ­problems.
Repeated concussions have been linked to dementia, memory loss and depression and have become a controversial issue in professional sports, and the focus of a recent Hollywood movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith as the pathologist who uncovered the truth about brain injuries in NFL players. 
Essentially, the TopSpin 360 works as a strengthener to help the neck cushion concussion-causing blows.
Versteegh said the device trains the neck muscles to resist the sudden impact of blows that throw the head back in a whiplash motion, causing a concussion as the brain and brain stem rattle around.
“It’s like the shocks on a car. If they’re weak and you hit a bump, you bottom out,” he said. “If they’re strong, you can absorb a much bigger bump.”
As the TopSpin 360’s weight spins, the centripetal force increases, forcing the neck muscles to work harder. A digital device records the speed of the rotations.
Versteegh said he and Fischer got the brainstorm while sitting in a pub watching a video of NHL star Sidney Crosby taking a blindside hit in the 2011 Winter Classic game, which resulted in a concussion.
“As a physiotherapist, I noticed his head was flopping. If he had a stronger neck, he would have been able to absorb the hit,” he said,
The TopSpin 360 is used as long-term training in the pre-season. The player uses the device twice a week for about 10 minutes.
In 2014, a group of eight Mustangs trained with the device. None suffered a concussion during the regular football season. A control group whose members did not train, did suffer some concussions.
The team has bought nine of the TopSpin 360 devices.
For the last three years, head coach Greg Marshall says, the team’s players have worn helmets equipped with a small sensor that measures blows to the head.
Last month the school’s star quarterback, Will Finch, decided not to return for a fifth year to avoid the risk of more concussion injuries.
Marshall said the TopSpin 360 could provide important protection in the future.
“It’s something we take very seriously. We need to make our contact sports safer and we hope that this is something that will strengthen our players’ necks and help reduce concussions,” he said.
All players on the team will train with the device in the pre-season, and the team’s medical staff will carefully monitor any concussions during the 2016 season.
“Those who perform better on the device should be less prone to concussions,” said Versteegh.
Although the device is now being tested on football players, he said the TopSpin can be used in hockey or any other sports where concussions are a risk.
The device can also be used as a screening tool. Recording the velocity of the weight as it spins can identify players with weaker neck muscles who may be prone to concussions.
Versteegh said women’s soccer holds a special interest because female soccer players suffer more concussions than male soccer players, possibly because their neck muscles aren’t as strong.
He said the TopSpin 360 will sell for about $1,500 a unit and will at first be marketed in the Canadian university football market. The University of Waterloo has already expressed interest.
After that, it’s on to the big-time of the CFL, the NFL and other professional sports leagues.
Versteegh said the pro leagues have tried rule changes and equipment improvements to reduce concussions, but those efforts are “maxed out”
“There’s nothing in the market that the market can do for themselves to reduce concussion risk.”
Versteegh said the device won’t prevent all concussions, such as those when a hockey player slams into the rink boards, but it’ll help any injuries when the head is snapped around by contact with another player.
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22 Feb 2016

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16 Feb 2016

Physiotherapy Interview Tips: How to present yourself in an Interview and Common Interview Questions and Answers


Preparing for an interview can be such a daunting process. You are probably looking to further yourself in your career and get that job you have always dreamed of, whether you are looking to join a busy hospital or a private practice. The questions and answers from an interview will help the employer decide if you are the best match for them, which is why you may want to do some research before you head out, ensuring you have all the answers that you feel are important to your role within the industry.

Interview Tips2:

·         Doing your research prior to an interview will reflect your preparedness, professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge of the position
·         Know the location of the interview and how long it will take you to get there
·         Wear professional attire
·         Bring a copy of your resume and cover letter
·         Make sure you’ve done research on the employer/organization
·         Interviews often contain scenarios of clinical situations. Practice scenarios before the interview
·         Share your personal story which motivated, love or inspired you to become a physio
·         At the end of the interview, be sure to ask about income and benefits—if you don’t ask it will seem odd that it isn’t a matter of interest/clarification—this is your first professional job and you aren’t expected to know much about the income portion
·         You might want to send a follow-up thank you email or letter to those involved in the interview process

Candidacy – Are you the right fit?2

Consider P A W S when you’re telling your future employer about yourself:
Personal – who are you? Why are you interested in the position?
Academic – what academic interests do you have and how are these relevant?
Work – what relevant work/volunteer skills do you have?
Skills – do you have any transferrable or additional skills that are relevant?
·         Why are you the right person for this position?
·         What are your plans for the future in this profession?
·         What do you require from an organization you work for?

                                     Common Interview Questions

Behavioral – How would you act in a given situation?2
·         Tell me about a time you were faced with a difficult moral/ethical decision?
·         How do you deal with peers who have different approaches?
·         How do you go about planning a treatment program?

Consider S T A R  when you try to describe an experience clearly:
Situation – what happened? Who or what was involved?
Task – what was the task that needed to be accomplished?
Action – what steps did you take to accomplish the task?
Result – what was the outcome of your actions? Was the situation resolved? 
Situational – If you were faced with specific circumstances, how would you deal with them?2
·         What would you do if a patient’s family member wanted to do something that wasn’t good for the patient?
·         What would you say to a member of another professional (i.e. Doctor, OT, insurer, other profession) to give reason for physiotherapy treatment importance?
·         How would you measure your effectiveness as a physio, or as a department/clinic?

Professional Responsibility – What is your ethic on supporting & advancing your new profession?2
·         What have you done to further the profession of physiotherapy?
·         What association resources will you bring into workplace practice (webinars, journal club…)?

                Physiotherapy Interview Questions and Answers  :

Why did you become a Physiotherapist and why do you believe you are good at it?1

This is one of the favourite questions that you can expect in any interview. The worst thing you can do is say that you have always wanted to be a physiotherapist; this doesn’t give the interviewer much information. Instead tell them how you have a passion for the job, how you enjoy relieving patients pain and working with a variety of people on a daily basis. Inform them on your assessment and communication skills.

How do you handle stress in the work place? 1

Another favourite question which you can expect to have to answer and probably one of the most difficult questions you will get. Don’t make the mistake of claiming you never get stressed at work, everyone gets stressed at some point. Instead tell them things that have stressed you out and why, and then talk about how you resolved it. Examples can include how disorganisation stresses you out and finish on how you fixed the problem and what you did to organise the situation moving forward. You may want to mention how you struggled not being able to access patients on the ward and how you worked with the nursing staff to handle the problem.

How do you determine a treatment plan?1

Creating a treatment plan is a very important element to your job, so expect this when answering a Physiotherapy interview question. Think carefully about this one and what is important in creating a treatment plan for each patient, mention how you ask the patient questions and assess the patient, including their overall health and mental health. Mention how you track their progress and make necessary adjustments to suit their progress. You may also mention how you see each patient as unique and each case as different, creating a plan to meet that individual’s requirements.

How do you manage obese patients?1

Physiotherapy has become an important element when it comes to obese patients. You will want to discuss how you have an understanding for your patients and that you empathise with their situation. How you motivate them by prescribing aerobic activity based on their ability. Also discuss how you monitor their progress, starting with gradual exercise tailored to their overall health. Also factors you take into consideration when prescribing exercise, such as whether they are smokers, if they drink alcohol and their blood pressure levels.

Do you understand KSF and what is it?1

You can mention how KSF stands for Knowledge and Skills Framework and how it’s made up of six important elements; communication, people and personal development, service improvement, health and safety, security and quality and equality and diversity. It’s a good idea to mention how this affects you and how you have taken this information to help you progress in your career.

What are your biggest challenges?1

There are a number of challenges influencing the Physiotherapy industry. You may want to discuss the long working hours and how you deal with that or how you find that working with ward nurses is challenging and how you work with them to meet your rota.

Why do you feel note taking is important?1

This is an opportunity for you to offer your own personal account of the importance of taking notes on your patients from their symptoms to treatments and outcomes. You can mention how your notes are important to doctors and nurses in the future, helping them identify past problems and treatments, along with any medications the patient may be taking. It also helps the team assist the patient by having all the previous information at their fingertips

Interviewee Questions:2

Asking questions during your interview shows that you know about the workplace and have given considerate thought to working there:
·         What is the culture of work place – fun, serious, religious, casual, formal, etc.?
·         What opportunities are there for mentorship?
·         What is your favourite thing about working here?
·         What is the biggest challenge working here?

                      All the best for your Interview process and Career Progression.

Best Regards,
Einstein Jerome
Physiotherapist and Research Scholar
ESIC Model Hospital & Research Institute (Ministry of Labour, Govt of India)
Executive Committee Member-Bangalore Physiotherapists Network (BPN)
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10 Feb 2016

Critical care Physiotherapist Jess Whibley beat surgeons to the prestigious British Journal of Surgery

United Kingdom: Critical care Physiotherapist Jess Whibley beat surgeons to the prestigious British Journal of Surgery oral presentation prize at a National surgery conference at the end of last year.

She is pictured with medical colleagues Christopher Peters and Asif Chaudry who worked with her on the study on preoperative physiotherapy assessment for upper gastrointestinal surgery and the ability to predict post-operative outcomes and long term survival.

The study concluded there is a strong case for preoperative exercise. The upper GI prehabilitation initiative at the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trust will appear in a Frontline feature on cancer rehab –

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7 Feb 2016

Veterinary Physiotherapy : People que up for Physiotherapy of their pets in Bhopal

A Government veterinary hospital at Sadar Manzil in Bhopal has introduced physiotherapy treatment for pets. The service is said to be the first-of-its-kind in North India.

The centre, which began functioning in January 2016, would provide a variety of machines and treatment options for small animals, including infrared lamp, muscle and nerve stimulator and short wave diathermy.

Scores of pet owners queue up with their whining dogs, cats, sheep and goats on the first day. At present, the service being offered free of cost, but a token registration fee will be imposed soon.

“In case of fractures, rheumatism, myositis, varicose veins and sprains in small pets, treatment is provided through the allopathic system, but physiotherapy has proved to be a very good supportive treatment,” said Dr Anil Sharma, in-charge veterinarian at the hospital. The staff at the hospital was trained at Asha Niketan Centre in Bhopal for the specialised treatment.

A research by head of department of surgery at Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly, Dr AM Pawde, on the efficacy of physiotherapy on pets identified points on the body of animals where the treatment could produce positive results. In fact, the research suggests that in seven out of 10 cases physiotherapy works better than the allopathic system, Sharma said.

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1 Feb 2016

Physiotherapist Vacancies in Saudi Arabia, UAE and India - February 01 2016

Physiotherapist Vacancies in Bangalore, Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Saudi Arabia and UAE.
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