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Low back pain update presentation at NEPTACON 2018

I flew to Nepal last week to deliver an invited talk on “low back pain- update” at Nepal Physiotherapy Association Conference (NEPTACON 2018). I received an overwhelming response: houseful presence, many questions, request to conduct longer sessions demonstrating how to educate/reassure patients with low back pain.  Although I requested for an hour session, due to […]

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Diagnostic triage in low back pain

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal problem encountered by a clinician. For the purpose of screening and diagnosis of LBP, a diagnosis triage has been proposed for patients when first presenting to a clinician. The goal of diagnostic triage is to exclude non-spinal causes of back pain and to allocate […]

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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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Classification of Low Back Pain based on Neuropathic, Nociceptive, or Central Sensitization dominance

Low back pain (LBP) is a heterogeneous disorder including patients with dominant nociceptive (e.g., myofascial LBP), neuropathic (e.g., lumbar radiculopathy), and central sensitization pain [1]. Nociceptive pain is defined as “pain arising from actual or threatening damage to non-neural tissue and is due to the activation of nociceptors, or as pain attributable to the activation […]

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How to exercise in different chronic pain conditions?

After a very interesting discussion on exercise prescription for chronic low back pain on a previous post on chronic pain, I received an invitation to write a blog on exercises for chronic pain which I accepted to write. For writing this blog, I performed a narrative review of literature and summarized the evidences for three […]

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Assessing “function” in clinical practice and research

When a patient comes to us, he/ she almost always explains their problems in terms of the functions. For example: “I cannot comb my hair due to pain”, “I cannot walk”, I can’t climb the stairs because of pain” etc. Function is really important to a patient, and so it should be for a physiotherapist […]

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I have subscribed to PEDro “Evidence in my Inbox” – have you?

PEDro is physiotherapy Evidence Based Database. To learn how PEDro is useful resource for physiotherapists click here. A brand new feature of PEDro includes “Evidence in your Inbox”. With this feature of PEDro, “The latest clinical practice guidelines, systematic reviews and clinical trials for each area of physiotherapy and for selected topics in physiotherapy can […]

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PEDro – An important physiotherapy evidence resource.

PEDro is physiotherapy Evidence Based Database. It is created to bring physiotherapy evidences free to use for physiotherapists all round the world. It archives more than 31 thousand interventional studies (clinical trials), summary of evidences (Systematic reviews) and clinical practice guidelines. It is easier as physiotherapists to browse through one database PEDro for updating themselves, […]

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