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Dear Readers,

The entire world is into a truly unpredictable situation. The global COVID-19 pandemic situation is impacting everyone and everything- from our families, our businesses to our day to day lives. During these tough times, we salute our COVID-19 WARRIORS truly for putting up a brave heart and fighting for all of us.

We are really inspired by the selfless healthcare workers around the world without whom it would have become a one-sided war with the entire world collapsing at a lightning speed.

Although a lot needs to be done, the first and the most important thing to understand is that “the show must go on !!!” We have to accept the present scenario and find ways to combat it. Reading more, enhancing your skills and sharing your knowledge is one such way.

PHYSIOTIMES team is happy to bring the latest MAY’20 Issue in this adverse situation, truly due to sheer hard work of the team coordinating from different ends and the believe of our readers. This issue is full of enriching contents covering 8 articles by renowned authors.

‘Need to reconceptualize Manual Therapy’ , ‘Fraility’, ‘COMA Stimulation- trapped Inside your mind” are exceptional food for the brain. Conspicuous articles like   Design Ergonomics’, ‘Importance of Clinical Relationships in Physical Therapy’ are fit for the present world.

‘Detox is a scam’ is a myth breaking one. ‘Use of PILATES in overcoming incontinence’ are thought-provoking write-ups. Last but not the least, we have incorporated an article signifying the role of Physiotherapy in COVID-19 patients to keeping up with the present times.

I wish to thank Mr. Pradeep Karambelkar sir for lending his unending support. I thank all the authors for their contributions to make the issue a complete one. Hopefully, we will come out of this situation soon, till than let’s keep our spirits and learning high!!!

Need to reconceptualise manual therapy: Challenging the norms of physiotherapy practice

Should we use manual therapy techniques to ‘treat’ our patients or assume a role of enabler of rehabilitation by providing education, advice and self-management programs for the patients? This debate of ‘hands on vs hands off’, ‘passive vs active treatment’ or ‘manual therapy vs non-manual therapy’ has been going on for several years across the international physiotherapy fora and there are strong views on both sides.

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Telerehabilitation: How to arrange physiotherapy during COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, thousands of rehabilitation facilities all over the world are limited in treating their patients. Some of them are closed, others have limitations on quantity and/or type of patients they can serve. Is telerehabilitation a way to fix it?

As a CBDO of Raccoon.Recovery, a company that develops physical rehabilitation equipment, I have talked to dozens of therapists and rehab centre managers after th... Read More

COVID 19 - PHYSIO AS A PRIMARY VENTIALTOR

We all are aware of the new pandemic Coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) is an infectious disease caused by a SARS-CoV -2 resulted in the outbreak of respiratory illness known as COVID -19 viruses. That can cause illness from common cold all the way up to more severe respiratory illness.

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COMA STIMULATION- “Trapped inside your own mind”

 “A fate that’s only comparable to death”- Coma is a state of unconsciousness where a person is unresponsive and cannot be woken. Someone who is in coma is unconscious and has minimal brain activity they are alive but cannot be woken up and show no signs of being aware. Coma can last from days to weeks while in some cases lasts for years. Recovery depends on the severity of any brain damage and original cause of the coma.

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DETOX IS A SCAM THAT NEVER HELPS LOSE WEIGHT

Look at the world around you. And you will find the weight watchers and body shaming brigade going starry-eyed and the naysayers and the no believers giving a knee-jerk-reaction eye roll to this one thing that seems omnipresent these days in the world of diet, health and fitness-The Detox Diet.

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"Ergonomic corrections solve the problem of chronic low back pain: where is the evidence?

The forms in which we sit, stand and walk are among the strongest of all behaviors, with deep personality roots— and so altering the stance can be as challenging as quitting smoking or chips of potato. It had better make the effort worth it!

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Importance of Clinical relationship in Physical Therapy

Physical therapists’ role in a multidisciplinary team is very crucial. PT is like a bridge between patient and the doctors. Physical therapist needs to develop the clinical relationship skills to smoothly work in the clinical set up along side developing the clinical skill. Understanding the patients, colleagues and the clinical environment is equally important as understanding of any clinical case.

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Frailty

Ageing is an inevitable phenomenon. Ageing not just affects the individual but it affects everyone in the society in one way or other. India Ageing Report – 2017 highlights that the share of the population over the age of 60 is projected to increase from 8 % in 2015to 19 % in 2050. The elderly population is expected to increase from 10.5 % to 22.4 % during 2012–2050 (Asia). These demographic trends suggest that the health care sector should be prepared to tackle geriatric health d... Read More

USE OF PILATES ON PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE STRENGTH IN WOMEN WITH URINARY INCONTINENCE

The prevalence of Urinary Incontinence (UI) among women varies widely but is approximately 55%. Many women feel embarrassed and believe it's a normal part of womanhood. For this reason, many cases of UI go undiagnosed.

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