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Research assistant wanted for low back pain research

Want to gain quality experience in research? If yes, apply for this research assistant position for a study that is looking to explore a feasibility of a clinical trial evaluating effectiveness of pain education on patients with low back pain. Job location: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal Type: Full time Job duration: February 7 – May 6, […]

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Reflection of year 2016 and 2017

I began writing this post early last year (2016) to reflect back on year 2015, but was unable to complete. I hereby plan to reflect on both the years 2016 and 2017 in this blog by listing a few of my achievements and briefly explaining how I was able to achieve them. I will describe […]

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Pilot-testing versus field testing

Pilot-testing and field testing sound similar and many recall both to be the same and use them interchangeably. However, there are distinct differences between the two. Pilot-testing is a qualitative inquiry on one or more small sample(s) representative of the population. Field testing on the other hand is a quantitative analysis done on a large […]

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Outcome measure – talk at WCPT conference

It was an excellent opportunity to present at a how to… seminar on “Outcome Measures” at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress 2017. Outcome measures are important for assessment in clinical practice and research. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have now become very common for the assessment of a variety of constructs such as […]

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INPTRA Conference 2017

I was lucky to receive a scholarship to attend INPTRA conference in Cape Town on June 30 and July 1, 2017. This is a focused meeting of physiotherapy regulators from all over the world and issues regarding physiotherapy regulation, education, accreditation etc are discussed. Find the summary of the presentation of day 1 and day […]

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Pain Rating Scales- Nepali versions

Pain rating scales Different measures exist to assess intensity of pain which are suited for different individuals based on age, education and culture. Read this previous blog on different measures for assessment of pain intensities. They are translated and adapted to assess pain intensity in Nepalese with pain. Numerical Pain Rating Scales are among the […]

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Summary of IFOMPT 2016

I was among the lucky three in the world to be supported by IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists) and Glasgow city with international bursary award to attend IFOMPT 2016 conference in Glasgow this year between 4th – 8th July. I waited for this conference for 4 years after the last one in […]

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Make use of free Resources and handouts from APTA CSM conference

I always wanted to attend the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) combined section meeting (CSM) in the United States. This year, I am less upset about not being able to attend as APTA has put all the handouts of the conference talks in their website. The website has handouts for the topics such as: 1. […]

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How to write the “result section” of an article?

The result section of an article describes to the reader the outcome and finding of the research in a clear and concise manner. It is the reflection of the “method section”. It explains what the authors found from the research. The function of the result section is to objectively present the text result without interpretation. […]

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Mulligan’s Approach – Workshop Opportunity in Nepal

What is Mulligan’s concept? A concept of manual therapy where the therapist applies the accessory joint mobilizations with the patient generated physiological movement (MWM). Mostly, it is done in weight bearing position and helps to reduce the pain and symptoms instantly. This is the reason why the patients or those with painful disorders like the […]

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