Dear Readers,

New Year Greetings from PHYSIOTIMES to our extended family!!

I am very happy and proud to complete 1st year of this exciting journey of serving as Editor-In Chief of India’s leading Physiotherapy magazine-PHYSIOTIMES.

This issue is different in all contexts as it covers the paradigm shift of Rehabilitation from conventional to Modern (Technology-driven).

Going by the belief that New Year brings New Ideas and New approaches in all dimensions, moreover an acceptance for the same. From the times when designing AI based modalities and protocols was a thing of the west, we have reached a milestone where Impossible seems Possible, and that’s a New Beginning.

Also, bringing thought-provoking articles as always like,” Physical Activity & Exercise Rehab. In Older Patients”, “Role of Graded Motor Imagery”, “Pain-a dilemma of sensation & perception”, “ PEDRO-a tool for budding Researchers”.

Never the less, write-ups like,” To do Kegel or Not to do Kegel” and “Taming the thyroid” will give fuel to an innovative brain.

PHYSIOTIMES promises to keep you updated and ahead always and so we proud bring our much-awaited featured article on “The Abhinav Bindra Foundation & ABSMARI”- which is an initiative to help bridge the gap between the Indian Sport & Healthcare Industry by providing Indian Physiotherapists affordable and comprehensive education.

Last but not the least, I am happy to interview Niranjan Pandit- a gem of Physio. who is passionate about his work. I would like our readers to share their case-studies at [email protected] to be posted on PHYSIOTIMES FB.

Signing off on this note…..

Health and happiness always,

Anubha Singhai

THE ABHINAV BINDRA FOUNDATION A step to transform the Sports Ecosystem!


Introduction : The Abhinav Bindra Foundation, a non-profit initiative by India’s First Individual Gold Medalist, Abhinav Bindra aims at making the Global Best Practice accessible to the Indian Physiotherapy and Sports Science Industry. By imbibing technology in the Industry, the organization sees an Indian (and Global) Sports and Healthcare Ecosystem that looks to strive towards an Accountable, Acc... Read More


Rehabilitation is defined as the very act of restoring someone to health or normal life after a period of illness or trauma.

Technological innovations, both existing and forthcoming, are expected to enhance the scope of patient recovery.

PHYSIOTIMES brings you a detailed insight of how we are stepping towards a technology-driven future of Rehabilitation guided by dynamic professionals.

From Indian movies to Practitioners and Patients, the crutche... Read More

Interview with Niranjan Pandit (Physiotherapist) National Cricket Academy, BCCI.

1. Tell us about your experience with National Cricket Academy, BCCI

It is a privilege to work within elite Indian cricket ecosystem at the highest level as National Cricket Academy (NCA) is the main center for injury rehabilitation and training for all players. The structured framework of working, making decisions with and for the best players in the country for their injury rehab and getting them back into action in a timely and safe manner consid... Read More

PAIN A dilemma of sensation and perception. By Dr. Jasrah Javed (PT)

Theories of pain have been changing since the proposal of the first pain theory known as the intensity theory, proposed in c.428 to 347 B.C by Athenian philosopher Plato. The theory talks about pain sensation and perception having a system of its own just like other systems of the body performing their respective functions. The evolution in pain theories led us to the biopsychosocial pain model in 1978 when George Mengel criticized the biomedical model of pain and considered pain as a holisti... Read More

Physical Activity and Exercise Rehabilitation in older Patients in long-term care facilities By Dr. Ashraf Thoker (PT)

World Health Organization, has already recognized the importance of exercise for the quality of care in the LTCF setting. Scientific evidence from recent meta-analyses have shown that exercise training, i.e., a subset of physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive, and purposeful, being generally used to improve/maintain physical and functional capacities, has been found to have positive effects on the ability to perform ADLs in LTCF patients. Exercise training presents undoubta... Read More

To Do Kegel or not to Do Kegel? By Dr. Deeksha Singh (PT)

   Kegel exercises were first discussed in literature in 1948 by a male gynaecologist Dr. Kegel. Kegel exercises are meant to close the openings in the pelvic floor (urethra, vagina [if present] and anus) and lift them up. Kegel exercises are commonly thought to only benefit women but men have pelvic floor muscles and can be benefited by keeling as well. Kegel exercises are often thought of as a cure all too any and all pelvic floor dysfunction. In my opinion Kegels are OVER prescri... Read More

Taming the Thyriod Prof. By Subin Chungath

Tanya is a 29-year-old IT employee hailing from the city of the queen of Arabian sea. She was one of the promising, enthusiastic and energetic resources for the company with a good reputation. One fine morning she started gaining weight, feeling sluggish and lethargic. It was very frustrating for her to be in that situation. She was confused with the body signs and symptoms and it continued for more than a month. As a first step, she talked to a family friend who was a physiotherapist about t... Read More

Role of Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) In Neurological Rehabilitation By Sourav Mitra (PT)

Neuro-rehabilitation is a complex medical process which aims to aid recovery from a nervous system injury, and to minimize and or compensate for any functional alterations resulting from it. It mainly includes neurophysiological approaches and task specific practice for motor control and recovery.

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PEDro: A Tool for Budding Physiotherapy Researchers by Prachi Sathe (PT)

The PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database) scale is based on the Delphi list developed by Verhagen and colleagues at the Department of Epidemiology, University of Maastricht (1). The Delphi list, a criteria list for quality assessment of randomised clinical trials for conducting systematic reviews was developed by Delphi consensus. The list is based on "expert consensus", on empirical data.

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