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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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Consensus statement on Patellofemoral pain: Part 1

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a common condition of the knee that is characterized by the pain behind and around the patella. It is present in 7 – 28% of population and is slightly more common in women. As different researchers define the condition differently in their research, so do the clinicians. This results in difference […]

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Tear of Fascia Cruris: A new Diagnosis to consider in Achillodynia

Treating any condition requires knowledge of various sources of symptoms that may elicit pain. These sources of symptoms could arise from tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, nerves and fascia. The treatment of the pain or problem will differ based on the structures involved. Thus, accurate diagnosis of the problem is required for which clinicians need to […]

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Stretching is not the only solution to improve flexibility!!!

Muscle tightness specifically of Hamstring muscle is a very common problem. It is speculated that it can cause variety of problems such as low back pain, hamstring muscle strain, patellofemoral pain, plantar fasciitis etc. A variety of treatment techniques have been used in the past to improve hamstring flexibility, however, none of the techniques proved […]

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