In conversation with Indian Ace Shuttling pair Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa

Where there is a women 
there is magic


Dear Readers,

Firstly wishing all our amazing women authors, readers and the female Physios who continue to serve the mankind with the best of their potential while also playing diverse roles- a mother, a daughter, a wife, a homemaker, a very happy Women’s Day.

This issue is an example of the incredible work of our women authors while we feel privileged to feature ace-Badminton pair SIKKI REDDY & ASHWINI PONAPPA talking about the role of Physiotherapy in their fitness and career. 

Talking about equality, we can see women multitasking to the limits, matching or better to say playing a vital role in all spheres 
of life.
This issue covers articles like “Sarcopenia in Women & the aquatic environment”, “ Wallet Neuritis- Undoing & Unloading the work of Sitting”, “Hey Physios-are you depressed?”, “ Neuroplasticity improves fine motor skills in post-Stroke Rehabilitation”  “Ankylosing Spondylitis.” “and Telehealth Pandemic and beyond”.

Its our genuine effort to pay a tribute to the enormous powers of a Women, in all fields.

My heartfelt thanks to Mr. Pradeep Karambelkar, Director PHYSIOTIMES for his support and also to all our Authors for putting their best efforts to make the issue “amazing” by all means.


Dear Women,

You are half the society 

and you raise the other half,

Please don’t say you are equal to men,

You are far more superior

In conversation with Indian Ace Shuttling pair Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa

On this Women's Day, PHYSIOTIMES in conversation with ace shuttlers Sikki and Ashwini discuss why they chose the sport to what it takes to be a Woman of Substance. Right from representing India proudly in World Championships to winning laurels for the nation, they totally believe in staying focused. The two eminent women openly talk about the role of their Physiotherapists in preventing as well as recovering from injuries with double vigor.


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Sarcopenia in Women and the aquatic environment By Dr. Binal Dave (PT)

Sarcopenia is a condition commonly associated with aging and characterized by loss of muscle mass, strength, and function. Deterioration of muscular fitness negatively impacts the ability to perform everyday tasks, which may eventually lead to loss of independence. This article is intended to bring awareness to the disorder and reassurance to older adults that the aquatic environment can benefit those with, or at risk for developing, sarcopenia. Symptoms, risks, causes, treatments, and resear... Read More

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Evidence-Based exercise recommendations for Physiotherapists by Dr. Hina Jain (PT)

These recommendations provide an up-to-date, evidence-based approach to the full range of issues related to the use of exercise in AS, as well as identifying evidence gaps for further research.

            Wide spread dissemination & implementation of guidelines will be required to optimise exercise outcomes.

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Undoing & Unloading the damage of sitting: Wallet Neuritis by Dr. Tushar J. Palekar, Dr Rhucha Jadhav Rajapurkar (PT)

Men often keep their wallets in their back pockets, but seldom realise the potential postural alterations or conditions like Fat wallet syndrome which can occur as a consequence of prolonged sitting with a wallet kept in the back pocket.

Occupational sitting has been associated with an increased risk for developing low back pain. A study published by Lutz et al. in the year 2014 examined the effects of asymmetrical sitting surfaces induced by a wallet on acute changes in spine/pelvi... Read More

Neuroplasticity improves fine motor skills in Post Stroke Rehabilitation by P. Karthick (PT)

When u have difficulty with fine motor skills after stroke, it’s because your brain cannot properly communicate with your hand muscles. In order to get your brain and hands communicate again, you need to rewire your brain by neuroplasticity.

Neuroplasticity is the mechanism that rewire your brain and allow you to form new neural pathway, Neuroplasticity is activated through Mass practice, whenever you practice something new specific neural pathway in brain are triggered, when ... Read More

Hey Physio!! Are you Depressed?? by Dr. Srijani Banerjee (PT)

Christopher Ziguras said, “You are your own saviour and your own worst enemy.”

Mental health is still a hush-hush matter in our country.  When general public are stigmatised about mental illness, the plight of the health care professionals can be well imagined. Physiotherapists are an important resource in the healthcare sector. The recent pandemic has thrown the profession into limelight with the focus bein... Read More

NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION Underutilized Tool by Physiotherapists by Dr. Palak Shah (PT)

Non Invasive Ventilation Evolved from big machines to smart devices

It is a provision of Assisted ventilation without Endotracheal Intubation

NIV is divided into two main types:

  1. NPV – Negative Pressure Ventilation
  2. NIPPV – Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
  • NIPPV is further subdivided into sever... Read More

Telerehabilitation during the Pandemic & Beyond by Dr. Joshua Samuel Rajkumar (PT), Ms. Saanvi Jiteendra


Telehealth is defined as the use of electronic platforms to share medical information from one place to another in order to improve a patient's health. Other terminologies that are synonymously used with Telehealth are Telemedicine, Online Consultation, Digital Practice, etc. The key purpose of Telehealth is to overcome barriers scheduling, adverse weather conditions, and illness situations such as a Pandemic which we are going through and provide ea... Read More




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