In Conversation with NEERAJ CHOPRA Boy with Golden Hand

Dear Readers, 

Here we are, presenting before you the last edition of the year 2021, to step into a better world, quite literally. With the festival of lights, things are getting back in shape to mark the new beginnings. 

There is another reason to celebrate this season and that is the organisation of PHYSIOTIMES AWARDS 2021 to celebrate Excellence in Physiotherapy.

I’m delighted to share that we received over 80 entries in different categories and the jury had a real tough time selecting 14 Final Nominees out of the eminent Physios.

In a mesmerising event held on 31st Oct’21, the nominees got AWARDEES, CHALLENGERS & NOMINEES trophies and certificates. The event witnessed presence of all nominees in-person as well as virtually with eminent guests to grace the occasion.

The festival of lights has marked the beginnings of a brighter , better tomorrow. 

The last edition of the year covers interview with NEERAJ CHHOPRA, India’s Golden boy talking about his journey and the role of Physiotherapy in the same and also conversation with ISHAAN MARWAHA, NEERAJ’S official Physio at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Amongst the treasures, we have ‘A study on the effectiveness of hand therapy in improving handwriting and speed in school going children’, ‘Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) during Spinal surgery to prevent Neurological complications’, ‘Segmental correction approach to idiopathic SCOLIOSIS’.

Also, we have, ‘Rehabilitation innovations combating COVID 19 pandemic- emerging role of Telerehabilitation’, ‘Visual Ergonomics- an emerging field of Sports Ergonomics’,‘Importance of Facial Fitness’ to complete the issue.

It has been reassured that ‘Optimism’ can do wonders, however the difficult the situation might be. 

I’m very thankful to Mr. Pradeep Karambelkar sir for being supportive as always, the eminent jury members for PHYSIOTIMES AWARDS, my hard-working team who made sure that everything went smooth, above all, the contestants, who without a doubt are the winners.

I congratulate all the Authors of the Nov’21 edition.   

Last but not the least, let’s pray for a safer, brighter and promising new year.

Health and Happiness always,



In Conversation with Neeraj Chopra Boy with Golden Arm

Neeraj Chopra is the first track & field athlete to win a gold medal for India at the Tokyo Olympic 2020. He believes in giving his 100% in every tournament. In conversation with PHYSIOTIMES, Neeraj Chopra discusses his passion, hardwork and also the importance of having a Physiotherapist in the team.

Early life and how you started getting inclined towards athletics

I grew up in a joint family of 18 members in the ... Read More

Interview with Neeraj Chopra's Physio ISHAAN MARWAHA

Tell us how you got inclined towards Sports Physiotherapy?

Since childhood I was always inclined towards sports, I used to play cricket and other sports. When finally, it came to choosing a career, I got an opportunity to be a Sports Physiotherapist. This way I could always be associated with sports.

Tell us about your journey of RIO OLYMPICS? 

Rio Olympics was my first Olympic experience; it was an amazing journey working w... Read More

VISUAL ERGONOMICS : An emerging field of sports ergonomics by Sharmila Devi. V (PT)

Ergonomics is a broad discipline, 

often concerned with postural, functional, brain-based/neurological, and environmental aspects of people at work starting from household work to the office or industrial workplace and leisure to sports activities.

The sports ergonomics plays an increasing role in the design of sport and outdoor recreation systems, the optimization of the athlete and team performance, and prevention of sports and athlete... Read More


Scoliosis is a three-dimensional deformity of the spine that entails lateral deviation in the coronal plane with a curvature of more than 10°. It is classified into 3 major types: congenital, idiopathic, and syndromic. Congenital scoliosis occurs as a result of a vertebral defect. Syndromic scoliosis is associated with certain skeletal, neuromuscular, or connective tissue disorders. Idiopathic scoliosis refers to a spinal deformity with no known cause. In addition to the spinal torsions, ... Read More

Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (Ionm) during Spinal Surgery to Prevent Neurological Complications” by Dr. Parul Rakholiya (PT)

Cramer DE et al 2009 concluded that 57.1 % of cases associated with significantly higher risk of new onset of major neurological deficits immediately after spinal surgery.

Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) consist in a subcontinuous evaluation of spinal cord sensory - motor functions by using electrophysiological methods such as electromyography (EMG), evoked potentials [somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP), motor evoked potentials (MEP)], transcranial motor evoked potential (... Read More

A study on effectiveness of hand therapy in improving handwriting and speed in school going children by Dr. N N BOBBY (PT)

Skilled hand writing is an essential activity for school age children. Handwriting is often judged and seen as a reflection of an individual’s intelligence and capability. 


Aim of the study is to find out the effectiveness of hand therapy in improving hand writing and speed in school going children. 

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Importance of Facial Fitness by DR. ASHIKA G. TANNA (PT)

Facial aging is caused by a loss of elasticity, as well as by the gradual displacement of fat pads between muscle and skin, which tend to slide downward over time.


It is a series of exercises like making repetitive motions and exaggerated expression to activate facial muscles. By carrying out regular facial exercises, you promote the circulation of blood to  different areas of the face, thus repl... Read More

Rehabilitation innovations combating COVID 19 pandemic: Emerging role of telerehabilitation by Dr. Shahin Naz Jamali(PT)

world health organization (WHO) declared the COVID 19 a health emergency at international level in January 2020 and declared pandemic in March 2020 as it spread in almost every countries of the world.

COVID 19 has become a public health crisis that has spread to most regions/countries of the world. Various preventive measures like social distancing, regular hand washing,  use of alcohol based hand sanitizer, avoidance of going to crowed/public places... Read More



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