In conversation with Star Athlete Poorva Sawant



Hope is the only thing stronger than Fear

Dear Readers,

It has been a really difficult & challenging time, but it certainly has brought out the best in our empathy and generosity to all those around us. Amidst this deadly pandemic, the only thing that gives us strength is HOPE.

May be this is the time when we can spend time with Self, and realize that sooner or later life would get back on tracks.

I’m sure lots of Physios around the world have been working tirelessly for the betterment of COVID patients in hospitals and also through Tele-health. 

Covering in this issue, we are in conversation with a young budding talent , POORVA SAWANT talking about the role of Physiotherapy in her recovery from Hamstring Strain, also discussing the experiences of Physio Ketaki More under Physio Speaks.

Riveting articles like ‘ Psychological Physiotherapy Interventions in Covid Pts.’, ‘ Sensory Retraining Technique in Neurological Rehabilitation’, ‘ Role of exercise in management of Diabetes’, ‘
Neuroplasticity- A camouflaged cardinal in ACL Rehabilitation’, ‘Physio Horoscope.’

Articles ‘ Dry Needling’, ‘  Importance of Regular Video graphic Movement Analysis’, ‘ Are we ready for first contact practice musculoskeletal Physiotherapy’, will without  a doubt  keep you intrigued.

Dear friends, do take care of yourselves and stay calm, together we can and we will win.


Anubha Singhai,


Because things will get better.
It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever.


In conversation with star athlete Poorva Sawant

PHYSIOTIMES is happy to talk to the young budding talents and Poorva Sawant of Maharashtra tops the list. She has made her state proud during the Under 17 Girls Athletics Triple Jump Final at Khelo India Youth Games 2019 at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Balewadi on January 13, 2019, in Pune, India.

• How did you start your journey as an athlete?

I was selected in my school's (U... Read More

Interview with Poorva sawant's Physio Dr. Ketaki More (PT)

Dr. Ketaki Aditya More,a Certified Mulligan Practioner (CMP) , Msc in Musculoskeletal from UK University , BPTH (MUHS), former head Physiotherapist at Bharat Petroleum refinery Mahul, Mumbai.

She has undertaken a lot of ergonomics and health assessment seminars at various companies such as Ambit, Tata Chemicals, Godriej & Boyce and SIDBI bank.

She has also done lectures for the staff of Grand Hyatt, Hungama channel and Intelligencia.

 Poorva Sawant has b... Read More

Psychological Physiotherapy Interventions in COVID patients by Dr.Tejal Rajandekar(PT), Dr. Radhika PK (PT) and Kaustubh Augustine (PT)

Psychological intervention is defined as a relationship aimed at promoting a better adaptation of the individual to a given situation and thereby optimizing his or her resources concerning autonomy, self-knowledge, and self-help Concerning COVID 19, psychological intervention is characterized by a set of competencies that involve those related to the individual intervention as well as those related to the areas of health promotion and disease prevention, long-term care, humanization, qua... Read More

Sensory retraining techniques in neurological rehabilitation by Dr. Annu (PT)

Sensory retraining is aimed to stimulate skin receptors, muscle and joint receptors, to perceive and process accurate somatosensory information. It is given to patients suffering from impaired sensations due to peripheral or central neural injuries.

It is well researched and documented on the principles of neuroplasticity that repetitive somatosensory stimulation creates changes in the neurotic synapses leading to changes in adapting motor control plasticity which further m... Read More

Role Of Exercise In Management Of Diabetes by Dr. Krima Shah (PT)

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.
It occurs:

  • When the pancreas does not produce enough insulin
  • When the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces
  • Hyperglycemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of the body's systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels.............
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Neuroplasticity: A camouflaged cardinal in ACL injury rehabilitation by Dr. Srishti Banerjee (PT)

Injuries to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)are one of the most common injuries in athletes. Even after surgical interventions and prolong rehabilitation the long term consequences such as early osteoarthritis (OA) and chances of re-injury are a constant area of concern. The current rehabilitation strategies mainly focus on biomechanical factors such as muscle strength, balance and plyometric functions however enough attention isn’t given to aberrant movements patterns and motor control... Read More

DRY NEEDLING: A New Physiotherapy Tool For Improving Pain And Disability In Adults With Tension Type Or Migraine Related Headaches Dr. Vardhman Jain (PT)

Headache is a common problem faced worldwide as over 90% of people have noted at least one type of headache during their lifetime. Headaches can be debilitating. Recurrent tension-type headache is the second most common chronic disease worldwide, with an age-standardized prevalence of 21.75%. Even worse, a bad headache can lead you to cancel plans and spend time in a dark room medicating yourself. If you are looking for alternative ways to handle your headaches, there are options to treat or ... Read More

Importance of regular videographic movement analysis by Along with an in-depth documentation in the course of rehabilitation of a patient by Dr. Zoeb Rangwala(PT)

Most of the time as patients come to us, we take a brief history of present illness and begin our therapy after a thorough assessment. But how many of us really document every detail of what is asked and assessed? As physiotherapy students we used to be constantly asked to do so but once we started practicing, we barely do any of it. Even if a documentation is really done, it is brief and just pertaining to the joint...............

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Are we ready for first contact practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy? by Dr. Raveena Kini (PT)

Musculoskeletal problems are quite prevalent among the Indian population. According to WHO, approximately 1.71 Billion people have musculoskeletal problems worldwide, with low back pain being the highest number on the chart. With a huge number of people being affected, it is imperative that there are good diagnostic and treatment facilities available for the same. In India, considerate proportion of population indulge in manual labour or have desk jobs with increased screen time that they end... Read More

Physio horoscope by Dr. Garima Gupta (PT) and Dr. Hina Vaish (PT)

Health depends on the choices you make in your day-to-day life. Physio-horoscope is a prediction of health based on your health habits. Health tips are added to make you aware that small changes in your habits will ensure good health.............

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