PHYSIOTIMES Vol 11 Issue 2 September 2019

Dear Readers,

This is my maiden write up as the editor of the prestigious magazine PHYSIOTIMES. I feel excited and blessed to have received this magnificent opportunity to serve the information needs of the physio community. 

As I begin my journey as EDITOR of PHYSIOTIMES, I would like to express my deep sense of gratitude to Mr. Mukesh Nayak and Dr. Bhumika Nayak, who made this magazine a successful brand in the field of physiotherapy with their efforts and hardwork in the past 10 years. I also wish to thank Shri Pradeep Karambelkar sir (Director PHYSIOTIMES) for entrusting me with this important task.

Being an editor of a reputed magazine like PHYSIOTIMES carries great responsibilities. I seek the blessing of the almighty, elders and the entire physiotherapy fraternity to help me discharge my duties at the best of my ability. I would do my best to take PHYSIOTIMES to greater heights of success and contribute to its glorious legacy in the times to come.

It is aptly said if you want to deliver the best, follow the process. If I say that PHYSIOTIMES is not a brand but a deep connection of physiotherapists with quality content it won’t be wrong.  PHYSIOTIMES has followed certain rules and process of working which has connected great authors to readers.

The continuous support of each and every physio has made it possible to have a repertoire of more than 600 articles and 58 issues in the past 10 years. The launch of our recent MOBILE APP of PHYSIOTIMES is a step towards bringing this vast pool of information closer to you. The APP is now Live and can be downloaded on Google Playstore and APP store.

The access to Mobile App shall be free for annual subscribers of PHYSIOTIMES (PRINT VERSION). So they not only get the latest issue hard copy, but can also access the same issue as well as other past issues and articles on their smart phone. In case you are not a current subscriber, you have an option to subscribe to the Mobile App version only at a nominal yearly cost. This way you would be able to have access to all the past issues and articles right on your mobile. The genesis behind the Mobile app is to bring the entire knowledge in your pocket so you can read and update yourselves on the go.

This issue of September 2019 covers articles on Cancer Rehab and the role of exercise, Effectiveness of Dry needling in shoulder, and how physiotherapists exhibit unity in diversity. Sarah Key, a world renowned expert in the treatment of back pain, speaks about her Masterclasses and her plans to come to India in Feb 2020 for her practical adjunct classes. The issue also features other articles and regular sections like best of web, book review, current affairs etc. The TBI MOOC by Physiopedia is a great opportunity to update your knowledge for FREE. So make sure you enroll yourself in the Online Course on TBI.

As I begin my journey as the editor, I would like to end this note with a quote that sums up my feelings.

“Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.” - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Keep Reading. Stay happy.

Anubha Singhai


Cancer Rehabilitation by Dibyendu Roy

Cancer is the single most complex disease ever researched .There are over 200 kinds and
every single diagnosis manifests differently in each individual.There is no one single cure
and even the word ‘cure’ itself now both controversial and highly subjective

Cancer is a major public health problem world wide According to WHO Cancer figure among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide ,with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million can... Read More

Effectiveness of Dry Needling on Shoulder : Case studies by Dr Prachi Kulkarni,

Modernization of an era with leaps in medical science has necessitated the introduction of treatment techniques that not only resolve health issues completely but also reduce the duration of patient treatment. Shoulder pain is one such condition which is commonly treated by Physiotherapists. It is the third most common cause of musculoskeletal complaints for which patients seek the help of a Physiotherapist. According to Urwin et al, 16-26% of patient population reported with shoulder pain ..... Read More

Unity in Diversity by Prof. Satyen Bhattacharyya

India is a land with physical, cultural, linguistic, social, religious, political, ideological and psychological differences, but all get united with one mantra “India”. India is the only country in the world where so much diversity. Physiotherapy practice in India also follows the same rule ie. “Unity in Diversity”, as the Physios in practice in India, follow different houses of thoughts.

Disparity in the syllabus: Physiotherapy syllabus...... 

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6 Simple ways to Loose belly fat

Belly fat is not just a problem because it can look bad.

In fact, having lots of fat in the abdominal area is strongly linked to diseases like type 2 diabetes
and heart disease. For this reason, losing belly fat has massive benefits for your health and can help you live
longer. Belly fat is usually estimated by measuring the circumference around your waist. This can easily
be done at home with a simple tape measure. Anything above 40 inches (102 cm) in men and 3... Read More

An Interview with Sarah Key Part 1

QUESTION 1 Can you please give us a brief rundown on Masterclasses consist of? 

Levels 1 & 2 the Sarah Key Masterclasses are run together. They consist of 9 webinars that that you
complete online in the comfort of your own home at your own rate (this may take several weeks)
followed by 2 highly intensive Practical Adjunct days from daylight to dark, where I take you through
refining palpation skills with the hands and learning t... Read More

Hum Sath Hai

(A Unique Helpline for Paralytic survivors and their family members)

Hum Saath Hai is a team of trained physios specialized in neuro physiotherapy working together under a” Mission Life after Stroke” to train paralytic survivors and their family members. In our long path of stroke rehab, it has been seen that if any family member participate with all her/his efforts and continues till some bigger achievement in the survivor’s life,... Read More




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