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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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Resources for Evidence-based Practice and Research

I plan to compile resources that can be useful to students and clinicians to understand research and evidence-based practice in simple language. Here is one resource that is really valuable from the International Society of Evidence-Based Healthcare. Youtube link to videos  You may suggest any resources that you are aware of in the comment section, […]

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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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ढाड दुखाईको अनुसन्धानमा भाग लिनुहोस्

के तपाईलाई ढाड दुखेको छ ? यदि छ भने आउनुहोस् साहारा अस्पतालमा !!! यहाँ ढाड दुखाई सम्बन्धि अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय स्तरको अनुसन्धान भइरहेको छ । यस अनुसन्धानका प्रमुख अनुसन्धानकर्ता सौरब शर्माले निउजिल्याडको प्रतिष्ठित विश्वविध्यालयसँग आबद्ध भई आफ्नो PhD का लागि ढाड दुखाईको लागि बैज्ञानिक रुपमा प्रमाणित भइसकेका उपचारहरु तुलना गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ । यस अनुसन्धानमा भाग लिन र […]

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Where NOT to publish: Predatory Journals

Research publication is a requirement for many reasons. For example, academicians need it for promotion, and or to maintain academic position such as Professorship; and researchers need it to demonstrate research and publication skills, which helps in securing grants. Similarly, students need it to secure a scholarship, and improve track record for career growth. But, […]

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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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