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This issue is a celebration of the glorious 12 years of PHYSIOTIMES- India’s first and leading Physiotherapy Magazine. Walking down the memory lane, the seeds of PHYSIOTIMES were planted by Mr. Mukesh Nayak and Physio Bhumika Nayak back in July’2009. PHYSIOTIMES has always succeeded in building a bridge between amazing authors and inquisitive readers to share knowledge beyond limits.
I would like to thank Mr. Pradeep Karambelkar for helping me to continue the legacy. I have been fortunate enough to take up the responsibility since July 2019. Its been a wonderful journey since then connecting with young, budding authors to richly experienced Physios sharing their experience and expertise. Amazing has been talking with our cover story Sportspersons who have been ecstatic enough to share their experiences with the Physiotherapy Community.
July’21 issue covers interview with World Para-Badminton Champion Manasi Joshi talking about the Role of Physiotherapy in bouncing back after the life-changing accident only to take over the world. Enchanting articles covered in this special issue like, ‘Physiotherapy in Space’, ‘ The immediate effect of dry needling and extracorporeal shockwave therapy on hand grip strength’, ‘Emergency medical management in football, ‘Exploring a ray of hope in time of COVID crisis: High Flow Nasal Oxygen Therapy(HFNC), ‘ Is a clinically trained hemiparetic lower limb ready for real life environment-based challenges?’ and ‘from the PT’s Desk ’.
Manasi Joshi is an Indian para-badminton player, the current World Champion and a changemaker. Rightly said, leaders are not born, they are made.
Manasi was listed as the Next Generation Leader 2020 by TIME Magazine in October 2020 and she appeared on their Asia cover, making her the first para-athlete in the world and the first Indian athlete to be featured on the magazine’s cover, for being an advocate of rights for people with disabilities.
IS A CLINICALLY TRAINED HEMIPARETIC LOWER LIMB READY FOR REAL LIFE ENVIRONMENT BASED CHALLENGES?
After a stroke, majority of stroke individuals regain their ability to walk. However, 70% of these individuals face difficulty in community ambulation even though they achieve relatively good steady-state walking ability. One-third of stroke survivors have reported an inability to walk within their community. Community ambulation is extremely essential as it contributes ... Read More
Sports related concussion (SRC) is often caused by trauma for eg. ‘a direct blow to the head’, which ‘impairs the neurological function’ (McCrory, et al. 2017). The concussion guidelines in all the sports have been made very strict and are given much importance, with allowance of concussion substitutes. High speed and contact sports, such as football and rugby, have high prevalence of sports related concussion (SRC) (Price, Mallioras and Hubson, 2012). In the USA, for ... Read More
We see them living with diseases, going through recoveries, adaptations. Physiotherapy introduces me to see the life of diseased people. We witness entire course- their journey through diseases and come across varities of people: From how they live flawlessly to how they just hate themselves being in diseased states, from their caretakers’ cry for their masters in ill-state to loved ones’ carelessness towards them, from utmost hope to peaks of hopelessness, from breakdowns to brea... Read More
Hand grip strength (HGS) is described as the force applied by the hand to hold on, to pull on, or to suspend objects in the hand. It is a reliable measurement which can be easily used to evaluate the functional integrity of the hand. The power of grip is the result of forceful flexion of all fingers joints with a maximal voluntary force that the subject is able to exert under normal bio-kinetic conditions, as it is directly affected by the muscular, skeletal and neural system... Read More
In 2020, COVID-19 engulfed the world giving rise to a pandemic across the globe Upgrading the respiratory care was the prime concern since the main target of this deadly virus happened to be through paranasal sinuses. The main Clinical manifestations of COVID-19 are fever, cough, pneumonia. And from then on different variants gave rise to different symptoms. Severe patients can develop ARDS leading to acute respiratory failure. The mortality rate of severe COVID -19 patients was high in sever... Read More
Exercise is the number one health priority in space and it is so important for astronauts to exercise while they’re in space. To stay healthy in space, astronauts are scheduled to exercise for two and a half hours per day for six days per week. Most, however, exercise seven days per week. They perform both cardio and resistance exercises to keep their muscles and bones strong.
The theory was that a more stringent regimen of resistance training and interval aerobic exercis... Read More