PHYSIOTIMES Vol.9 Issue 3 Nov-Dec'2017

At the outset, here’s wishing you a Very Happy New Year.

But first - with 2018 now here, let us take a moment to reflect: What does the New Year mean to you? To many people, the New Year means a fresh start - a chance to try something different, form a new habit, or start over. This is a phenomenally precious time in our lives. We have been given the chance to thoughtfully consider how we showed up over 2017, so we can make the course corrections and self-optimizations needed to make 2018 the best year so far of our lives.

At PHYSIOTIMES, it has always been our endeavour to provide you with the best of information in the field of physiotherapy. This New Year we make ourselves a promise and recommit to our purpose to serve you with contemporary and clinically relevant contents to help you make well informed decisions.It is often said that there’s not much that a little stroll can’t fix. The importance of walking as a regular exercise can’t be over emphasized. Whether you're just having a down day or a down life, taking a walk can instantly lift your mood - especially when you go outdoors. The benefits of walking seem so obvious that they're rarely discussed. So in this issue, we reiterate the importance and benefits of walking as an exercise in the cover story. The healing hands section features an article on the Manual therapy of the thoracic region, with pictures and illustrations to understand the concept thoroughly. Exercise prescription forms the core of physiotherapy practice. However, helping a client adhere to regular exercise is a challenge. In this issue, we discuss how the nature of your exercise program is a key determinant of adherence.

Enthesopathy and its symptoms and treatment are being discussed in an article. A special article on standardizing the process of dry needling is being covered that discusses the key components of quality care. This issue also contains a Dry Needling Assessment Form by Physilife to help those clinicians who use dry needling in their day to day practice.Pro Kabaddi League has taken our truly indigenous sport of Kabaddi to higher echelon of professionalism. Kabaddi and aggression go hand in hand, making the players susceptible to injuries in any part the body given the physical nature of this sport. In this issue we cover various injuries in Kabaddi, their treatment and prevention strategies.In the modern digital era, predatory publishing is on a rise. It is important for physios to know how to differentiate a genuine publication from a fake one. The article “Journal Publishing: Separating the wheat from the chef” presents the current publishing scenario in physiotherapy.Vestibular Rehabilitation is an important aspect of physiotherapy. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a common condition encountered.  We discuss the importance of Epley maneuver in the management of BPPV. Current affairs section features latest research worldwide on topics pertaining to physiotherapy.

Dear friends, January is a fresh shot at your highest potential. A whole new platform to step into your possibility. I wish that you kick start 2018 ultra-strong with the right Mindset, Heartset, Healthset and Soulset to help you emerge victorious in the battle of life.  

Health and Happiness always

Mukesh Nayak, Director


Cover Feature : Walking a step for Life By Dr.Smruti swagatika dash

Walking has become a wonder drug for today's lifestyle related disorders. Walking is prevention Strategy. It is a healthy way of living. Life is getting sedentary day by day. Our lifestyle is to be blamed. Whether it is students’ or the working class, it all involves hours and hours of sitting in the entire day. We all have become almost like rocks. But anatomically and physiologically we need to move. Our body demands that. Being couch potatoes is suicidal, a silent killer. Most of... Read More

Healing Hands : Manual therapy of the thoracic region By Prof.Umasankar Mohanty

Anatomy And Biomechanics Of The Thoracic Region: The thoracic spine is the longest part of the spinal column and is considered a transitional zone between the cervical and lumbar spine. The region is unique because of the size and extent of the region and the articulations with the rib cage. The articulations with the rib cage lead to regional variations in movement patterns and function (Willems JM, Jull G 1996). The thoracic region has least mobility, prime  reason being the presence o... Read More

Feature Article : Is Your Exercise Program impeding adherence? By Devdeep Ahuja

In the previous articles of this series on the determinants of rehabilitation adherence, I have discussed the impact of therapeutic relationships as well as patient’s social interactions on rehabilitation adherence. But one of the key determinant of adherence is the nature of exercise program. This includes the number and complexity of exercises, their adaptation into the routine, specificity to the client and patient’s understanding of the program. If a patient had an expectation... Read More

Snapshot : Enthesopathy: Symptoms & Treatment By Zawn Villine

Enthesopathy refers to a problem with the attachment of tendons, ligaments or components of a joint onto the bone. People with enthesopathy typically experience pain and may have stiffness or difficulty moving the affected joint or area of the body. When an inflammatory condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, causes the pain of enthesopathy, it is called enthesitis. The symptoms of enthesitis and enthesopathy are the same and can feel like generalized joint pain, or pain at a specific locati... Read More

Spotlight: Dry Needling: Standardizing the delivery By Subhanjan Das

Dry needling as modiality is not a new phenomenon. In fact, it turns out to be at least three quarters of a century old if we consider the paper of Brav and Sigmond in 1941 as the beginning of modern day dry needling where they claimed pain could be relieved by simple needling without injecting any substance.  However, the popularity of dry needling has reached its maximum only in recent times.  It is now evident that dry needling has become more than just a passing fad and is turni... Read More

Special Article : Kabbadi Injuries: Treatment & Prevention By Modasta

Kabaddi is a very famous and ancient game that originated in India and now has become popular in Japan, Iran, Canada, United Kingdom and Southeast Asia. Kabaddi is a game of speed, strength, stamina and agility. The core competencies needed for a kabaddi player include raiding, dodging, hand and feet movements. A kabaddi player requires proficiency in both offensive and defensive skills. Kabaddi, being a physical game incorporating skills of wrestling and rugby, aggressiveness is part of the ... Read More

View Point: Journal Publishing: Separating the wheat from the chaff By Asir John Samuel

Introduction: Physiotherapy researchers are recognized and valued based on their research publications. If there is no research publication produced by a researcher, then it is considered that the researcher was not involved in any research work. Researcher’s research work is known to the world only by their scientific publications. Research publication in standard journals earns them research funding by recognized funding agencies and entitle them for international travel grant. Unfort... Read More

Quintessential: The effectiveness of Epley Maneuver in the management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) By Dr.Arunjyoti Hazarika

BENIGN PAROXYSMAL POSITIONAL VERTIGO: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder arising in the inner ear. Its symptom is a spinning sensation caused by changes in the position of the head which is also referred as repeated episodes of positional Vertigo. BPPV is the most common cause of the symptoms of vertigo. Vertigo a distinct process sometimes confused with the broader term dizziness complained by the patients in the clinic between 42% of these patients eventually is diagn... Read More

Current Affair: Latest physiotherapy and rehabilitation research from prestigious universities and journals across the globe

Tuina Massage could be a Cost-effective Treatment for Chronic Neck Pain: A Chinese massage called as Tuina has shown significant reduction in chronic neck pain intensity. This therapy usually involves the manipulation of both soft tissue and backbone. It is relatively safe and cost-effective to no treatment. The findings of this study are further discussed in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM). Dec 19, 2017, Source: Eurekalert

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The Explain pain handbook Protectometer  ByProf. Lorimer Moseley & Dr.David Butler: The explain pain handbook: protectometer represents the next step in the explain pain revolution, the handbook represents the most up to date thinking, and many hours of espresso fuelled debate from Moseley and butler. The hand book distils the latest in neuroimmune pain science into an easily accessible book for patients and introduces the “Protectometer”- a ground breaki... Read More

Event Calendar

1) Mangalore Physiocon 2018

    International Physiotherapy Conference

   Dated: 13th January, 2018 to 19th January, 2018

   Organised by: South Canara Physiotherapy teachers association

   Contact: 9663407439, 8722584931, 9886819787, 9995290251

   Email: [email protected]

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Search as many words as you can related to ergonomics from the given word maze. They can be in any order or any direction. you can e-mail the answer only key of this word maze along with your name, city,designation and a profile picture on our mail id: [email protected] before 31st jan2018 and the participants with maximum correct responses will be declared as the winners.The winner's details will be published in our fourthcoming i... Read More




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