A Conversation with pride of Indian Women's Cricket - MITHALI RAJ

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. - Steve Jobs

It is said that each great work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. “To Be Great is to Be Misunderstood.” Ralph Waldo Emerson has coined this phrase in his essay, “Self Reliance.” The author continues saying, “Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.” At PHYSIOTIMES, we are privileged to bring to you the stories of some great men and women, who have proven their mettle through sheer hard-work, dedication and sense of purpose. We hope these stories inspire you to unleash your true potential and take a genuine shot at your own version of greatness.In this issue, we bring to you the story of Mithali Raj, a south Indian girl who defied the norms and challenged the status quo to take up women cricket - a sport that not many women would dare to take in the 90’s. Mithali Raj - one of the pioneers of Indian women’s cricket has led the Indian cricket team to numerous cricketing highs. In an exclusive conversation with PHYSIOTIMES, she shares the story of her life, which she calls as a roller coaster ride. She also emphasizes the role of physiotherapy in her career.

The issue also features interview of NehaKarnik, ex-physiotherapist to the national cricket team for women. She has shared her experiences of working with the national team and what it takes to be a successful sports physio. We also bring to you an interview with KanuPriya, who was a physio to the recently released movie Dangal by Aamir Khan Productions. We are sure that such assignments would open new vistas for physios wanting to work in film production units and similar unconventional career options.Apart from various scholarly articles, the issue features coverage of our nation-wide series of seminars on Marketing in Physiotherapy initiated by PHYSIOTIMES in various cities under the title “Marketing Mantra”. 

 

COVER FEATURE: In Conversation with the pride of Indian Women's Cricket – MITHALI RAJ

India's women cricketers have had their share of struggles ever since females started playing cricket at a professional level in the 1970s. A quick look at India's current women's team reveals how most of them come from humble backgrounds and have faced social pressures, but have made it big in the national team. Indian captain Mithali Raj, an embodiment of calmness and confidence, is one such player. Cricket being a rough game where you slog it out in the sun, her grandparents ha... Read More

PHYSIO SPEAKS: Experiences of a Sports Physio - NEHA KARNIK

Frankly physiotherapy was never my first choice, I always wanted to be a veterinary doctor but I ended taking Bachelors course in Physiotherapy after my parents insisted. So I landed in KLES institute of Physiotherapy which was then the department of Physiotherapy in Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) in Belgaum. I particularly enjoyed studying anatomy and biomechanics. Biomechanics seemed like a wickedly interesting combination of physics and anatomy. I had immense support from my profe... Read More

PHYSIO SPEAKS: The Story of Team Dangal'sDhaakadPhysio - KANU PRIYA

BPT from SBSPGI Dehradun, MPT Sports Medicine from College of Applied Education and Health Sciences, Meerut. Worked withIndian WrestlingWomen Team for around 6 months. Worked  withIndian Weightlifting Team for 1.5 year. Associated withDangal movie project for 10 months. Now workingas Physio for Mumbai Marathi team in Pro Wrestling League.

I got the opportunity as I was the Physio to real Geeta&BabitaPhogat in wrestling camps, and the production needed a sports physio who kn... Read More

FUTURISM: Online Education In Physiotherapy - DR.DEVDEEP AHUJA

Recently, I came across a discussion forum where I found there was substantial resistance to the idea of online education in physiotherapy. There were a variety of views put forth of which some were relevant concerns e.g. physiotherapy is a hands on profession and practical skills cannot be taught in an online medium while others were simply voices of inertia and resistance to change.

In recent years, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Penn, Edinburgh and dozens of other elite... Read More

GUEST COLUMN: Obesity Management- Emerging Role of Physiotherapist - DR.ANNU & DR.HIMANSHU TANWAR

Physiotherapy has a wide scope of practice with emerging specialties. As the time changes, the needs of society change and we have to equip our technologies and treatment methodologies to suit the same. Rising incidence of obesity all over the world is leading to more people approaching health professionals with complaints of joint pain and other related co morbidities arising from being overweight.

Obesity is widely recognized as a disease state now and medical fraternity is coming... Read More

AVANT GARDE: Primary Benefits of PEMF Therapy - DR.CHETAN BHARDWAJ

Clinical evidence shows thatPEMF therapy reduces pain associated with trauma from accidents, sports injuries, surgeries and burns as well as from disease and degeneration. PEMF therapy improves these conditions in many different concurrent ways including mechanical, chemical, electrical and magnetic processes within the cells of the body.

Beyond its complex mechanisms, PEMF therapy offers many health benefits. PEMFs help the natural body healing processes by delivering a non-invasiv... Read More

CLINICAL PEARLS: Intraoperative Neuromonitoring-Opening News Doors for spinal surgeries - DR.NEHAL SHAH

It was a nice Monday morning and I was suffering from MONDAY BLUES and suddenly I got a phone call from eminent spine surgeon of the city. More than the call, his purpose of call was surprising and a feelgood factors in itself. He had called to say that he had purchased Intraoperative monitoring equipment and wanted to begin neuromonitoring per operative. I felt honored when I came to know the reason for his call. He said: for doing Intraoperative monitoring, the first person he thought of wa... Read More

REPORTAGE: Marketing Mantra - A nationwide series of seminar on marketing in physiotherapy - A Special Report

Clinical evidence shows thatPEMF therapy reduces pain associated with trauma from accidents, sports injuries, surgeries and burns as well as from disease and degeneration. PEMF therapy improves these conditions in many different concurrent ways including mechanical, chemical, electrical and magnetic processes within the cells of the body. 

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SPOTLIGHT: PhysioDhari Classes-An Innovative Educational Initiative - DR.YOGESH MANDHYAN

The physiotherapist is not a mere educated degree-holder who treats patients by physical means. The physiotherapist is a change agent possessing skilled hands, attentive ears, an actively thinking brain, exceptional communication skills, who takes an extra step to work with a holistic patient-centric approach. Their ultimate goal is better care for individuals, better health for populations and communities, and lowered cost of health care.

The physiotherapy education landscape of In... Read More

CURRENT AFFAIRS: The Latest Research and Updates in Physiotherapy

The physiotherapist is not a mere educated degree-holder who treats patients by physical means. The physiotherapist is a change agent possessing skilled hands, attentive ears, an actively thinking brain, exceptional communication skills, who takes an extra step to work with a holistic patient-centric approach. Their ultimate goal is better care for individuals, better health for populations and communities, and lowered cost of health care.

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BOOK REVIEW: Heal Pelvic Pain - Amy Stein, MPT

Heal Pelvic Pain, by physical therapist Amy Stein, offers a program of stretching, toning, and relaxation exercises, plus healing massages and a specialized nutrition plan for men, women and children of all ages. Used by patients in her New York practice, Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, the program helps relieve pain, incontinence, improve bladder and bowel function, cure IBS, reduce sexual discomfort, and improve the quality of your life.

This book is a wonderful primer for patient... Read More

CONTEST: Story Writing Competition-Participate and Win Exciting Prizes

It gives us great pleasure to bring to you a ‘STORY WRITING COMPETITION’ based on the picture given above. The purpose of this contest is to provide an opportunity to explore your creative bent of mind and generate ideas which are innovative and appealing & you can win exciting prizes too. Keep the given picture in mind and try to build a story around the same in not more than 500 words. You can write on any subject and it should not necessarily be related to physiotherapy.&nb... Read More

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