PHYSIOTIMES Vol.9 Issue 6 May 2018

Time flies, but memories last forever.

Dear Readers

Greetings from PHYSIOTIMES

Time is the most pivotal entity that controls our lives. It has no beginning and no ending. All things are born in time, grow in time and then decay and die in time. Time moves at its own pace. It is a constant phenomenon that surrounds our existence, second by second, minute by minute, every hour, every day, week, month or year. It cannot be commanded or even managed as most people might like to believe. How can you manage something that is not in your control? What you essentially manage are your own priorities and not the time. No matter what you do, time doesn’t change its course for anyone. It does not wait for kings or princess and has no pity for beggars. It cannot be analyzed. It cannot be criticized (though we all do at times in some or the other way).

I am talking about the magnificence of time with you today because of a special reason. As I started writing this note, I realized that the issue you are holding in your hands is the 54th consecutive issue of PHYSIOTIMES and we have completed 9 years of service in this field of physiotherapy. What a tremendous journey it has been with you all by our side. Time has really flown and we are grateful to you all for having come so far.

I remain indebted to all the readers for their unswerving support to us all these years. I thank all the advertising partners who have stood by us and made this venture commercially viable. I thank the authors who have contributed their expertise on myriad topics to make it content rich. I am grateful to the editorial board members, the team at PHYSIOTIMES and every single reader and physiotherapist of the country for showering their immense love and affection in all these years.

PHYSIOTIMES has facilitated meaningful exchange of information amongst the physiotherapists of India and we feel privileged to be a part of this great fraternity.  I am sure we shall see many interesting & innovative projects in the field by young and dynamic physios in the future that shall bring glory to the field.

May the almighty shower his choicest blessings upon you and give you power to alleviate the suffering of the ailing humanity.

To your good health and comfort,

Mukesh Nayak


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