For over thousands of years, physiotherapists have been helping patients in rehabilitation post-trauma or injury. Physiotherapy is an essential component  of healthcare, as it promotes, develops, maintains, and restores movement and improves the functional ability of patients. A physiotherapist analyses a patient’s emotional, psychological as well as social factors while addressing the physical issue in order to arrive at a treatment plan.

Advances in technology and improved patient awareness has resulted in a tremendous growth of physiotherapy.

Explore what is new in physiotherapy by reading and reviewing the latest case studies and research papers published by physiotherapists from across the globe

Obesity Management: Emerging Role of Physiotherapists

Published on: 2018/05/24
Dr. Annu & Dr. Himanshu Tanwar

Obesity is widely recognized as a disease state now and medical fraternity is coming forward to address the need to treat, manage or prevent it. Since exercise and physical activity are considered to play a major role in the management of obesity, physiotherapists are often the first contact person for secondary conditions resulting from obesity

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Is osteoarthritis really an irreversible condition?

Published on: 2018/06/29
Dr. Diana Pinto

Osteoarthritis (OA) is also an irreversible, progressive disorder although the pattern of progression varies symptomatically amongst individuals. Pain is the most vital symptom and a diagnostic factor of osteoarthritis. Other symptoms include joint stiffness, swelling at joints, crackling/grinding noise during joint movement and decreased function at the joint.

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Diagnostic Ultrasound: An Effective Tool For Physiotherapists

Published on: 2018/05/25
Dr. Mauris Lebret, Dr. Anthony Demont &  Dr.Ayumeric Neindre

In many pathological situations, the physiotherapist needs accurate assessment tools to propose the most suitable treatment. Ultrasound was found to be an accurate and reproducible tool compared to conventional tests.

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Importance Of Physiotherapy In Hemophilia

Published on: 2017/05/24
Subin Chungath

Physiotherapy is an integral part of the rehabilitation of hemophilic patients. Physiotherapy in haemophilia is a very relevant thought in our present scenario. Surveys show that about 1 instance in every 10,000 male births worldwide is having hemophilia.

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Neck Pain: An Occupational Hazard

Published on: 2017/05/24
Dr. Karen Wu

Rising pollution of the environment is causing inflammation and immune activation, leading to unprecedented instances of breast cancer. This letter aims to raise awareness for reducing pollutant burden on environment.

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Clinical Reasoning For Clinical Decisions Of Shoulder Pain

Published on: 2017/05/11
Dr. Bhavna Mhatre

When most people think of targeted cancer therapies, they most likely think immunotherapies and they should! We’re currently in the Golden Era of Immunotherapy; however, they’re no longer the “new kids on the block” in the cancer therapy field.

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A physiotherapist is an important team member in the management of a high-risk neonate especially those with severe respiratory and neurological complications. Our experience with babies receiving Chest physiotherapy in the NICU has shown to be beneficial in terms of early weaning from ventilator, improved oxygenation and decrease the length of stay in the hospital.

Read more – A neonatologist’s perspective on the role of physiotherapy in NICU

Parkinson’s disease and Physiotherapy Management

Published on: 2017/05/1
Dr. M. G. Mokashi

In Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy and progressive supranuclear palsy, the main regulators of the caudate nucleus and putamen (dopaminergic substantia nigra and glutaminergic caudal intralaminar nuclei), as well as the cortical projection from the pre-supplementary motor area, degenerate.

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Diary Of A Pragmatic Physiotherapist

Published on: 2018/07/27
Dr. Sheik Abdul Khader & Dr. Purnima Shrivatsava

Rapid technological advances, well-informed patients, fierce competition among health care providers and the dramatic increase in average life expectancy is ushering in a new era in healthcare. Being at the forefront of promoting,  developing, maintaining and restoring people’s maximum movement and functional ability, a physiotherapist has attained a remarkable and irreplaceable stature in the healthcare arena.

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Physiotherapy: From Books To Practice

Published on: 2017/07/27
Dr. Charu Sharma

Let us start with the basics, that is, a student enrolling in the Bachelors of Physiotherapy (BPT). He or she may not have a clear understanding of Physiotherapy as most of the students are those who were aiming for MBBS but could not make it and end up joining BPT  course. Very few students and their parents have clarity about this field.

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