At first they will ask you WHY you’re doing it. Later they will ask you HOW did you do it?
It gives me great pleasure to bring to you this vivid issue of PHYSIOTIMES that brings several aspects of physiotherapy together, starting from a top-notch gynec surgeon’s perspective on the role of physios in women health to our chief mentor Dr. Mokashi’s confrontations with computers to a review article on the rotator cuff of the hip and a case report on the thoracic spine in chronic muskuloskeletal conditions. The issue also contains a brief article on rescription of medicines by physiotherapists.
Marketing of PT practice has become the need of the hour. From this issue onwards, we bring to you a brief series of articles in the Marketing Mantra column by Erika Trimble, a renowned Marketing coach who has helped thousands of PT practitioners improve their practice. The issue also features regular columns like Aqua corner, Acupuncture & Research series, Physio Yoga, Book Review, Best of Web, Word Maze etc. We are sure you would enjoy reading articles from authors who have contributed their expertise on diverse topics
I graduated in the days of calculators which were electromechanical and term computing was taken as calculating in the past. In mid-1960s as I was preparing some material in Prosthetics computing forces at any point across long mechanical axis of a bone, in biomechanics was a mathematical exercise. In 1967, for statistical processing of data, we used logarithms based on abascus and the mathematical calculators. Even in 1975 we punched cards manually to file information! It was in ... Read More
Dr. Mukesh Bavishi is a leading Gynec Surgeon, Fertility specialist Gynec Cancer Surgeon and cosmetic surgeon for women practicing for 25 years now. His wife Dr.Vidula Bavishi is also a Gynecologist.
Dry. Bavishi has invented 4 stitch less surgeries (NDVH- Non Descent Vaginal Hysterectomy) for women, one of which he has named after his wife as Vidula’s operation. He has created a world Record in Gynec surgeries & won 5 international and 11 national awards including the pre... Read More
Before I start writing on the hip rotator cuff, I want to pen down a couple of things. The first is a question, the second a confession.
Question is, have you ever asked yourself this? “What am I doing now that is different from what I did a couple of years ago with my patients.” If your answer is “nothing different”, then that’s bad news. This just means that you have reached the ‘stagnation stage’ for yourself and your patients. If your an... Read More
We often overlook this area of the spine during our evaluation of patients complaining of neck, arm, and hand or radiating pain in the upper extremity. Edmonston and Singer (1997) suggest that there is a rapid clinical interest in the thoracic spine as it has been recognized as an important source of local and referred pain. In addition, the role of the thoracic spine in determining overall spinal posture and the influence of thoracic mobility on movement patterns in the other regions of the ... Read More
Why should a physiotherapist prescribe medication?- Answer to this question depends on the perspective. A physiotherapist working as a part of a complete rehab team certainly has other team members to fall back to as far as medications are concerned. On the other hand many of the PTs running solo practice often feel the need to prescribe certain medications along with the core physiotherapeutic treatment that they administer, especially for the self-referred patient. Of course the existing op... Read More
If you are starting a practice in the healthcare field or are building your practice, it is normal to find marketing challenging. How to effectively market your private practice may not have been highlighted in your professional training; it may feel that self-promotion is in conflict with your values of serving others. You are also likely uncomfortable with the marketing strategies used by some companies today, which feel aggressive and manipulative. Hence, you may have a dim view of marketi... Read More
In the last article, authors Melzack, Wall and Bowsher helped explain the theory of pain relief through Dry Needling. This is the last article of the series, where we will be listing a few conditions that will benefit from the extensive use of Dry Needling. Also mentioned will be other techniques that could prove useful along with Dry Needling, thus specifying a global approach to treating that particular condition.
1) Headaches: Before treating headaches, it ... Read More
I AM PROUD TO BE A PHYSIOTHERAPIST (IQ), ENRICHED MY KNOWLEDGE WITH PSYCHOLOGY (EQ), EMPOWERED IT WITH YOGA SCIENCE (SQ) TO NURTURE THE REHABILITATION PROCESS WHOLISTICALLY
Illnesses are caused, not by intrusion of biological agents or environmental factors, as we always mistakenly think, but by our wrong relationship with our own bodies, to other people, to our complicated minds; and with emotions and instincts at war with one another due to POOR STRESS COPING MACHANISMS. Modern me... Read More
Life is a delicate balance between happiness and sadness, success and failure, love and hate, health and wealth, and then movement and stillness. Watsu is a tool that encompasses a balance of emotions and physical wellbeing and therapeutic benefits. Receiving a Watsu session is an experience, learning the technique is another. Both the processes deeply impact our body and soul.
Giving is a virtue, which very few people possess. And giving without expectations of receiving is r... Read More
Introduction- In the previous articles of the research series, I delved into the issues of choosing a research topic, formulating research questions, undertaking literature reviews as well as choosing research design. As you will note, the focus was on ‘How’ to do research and ‘what’ to research. Much like general medical and surgical research, physiotherapy research in the 20th century was also driven by focus on objective designs such as RCTs and therefore rarely dis... Read More
Physical Rehabilitation of the injured Athlete is a medical reference book that equips you to apply today’s hottest strategies in non-operative sports rehabilitation so you can help your patients return to play as quickly and fully as possible.Read More