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Reflection on the “Mulligan Concept” Workshop

It is very important for all clinicians to reflect on things that we learn may it be by undertaking a course or what our patients teach us every day in the clinic. By reflection, I mean, analyzing what did I learn, what is good about this, how can I use this in my patients, how […]

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Physiotherapy in Nepal – A view from an external eye

I am currently in the midst of spending 3 weeks in the Physiotherapy Department of the Dhulikel Hospital and Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences. Although there have been physiotherapists living and working in Nepal for a number of years I would have to say that physiotherapy as a profession is very much in it’s […]

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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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Should we worry about “how much it hurts” in Chronic Pain?

History of pain management suggests strong value of focusing on pain intensity as the goal of treatment. This is true for cancer pain towards the end of life and probably for acute pain with injury or pathology. However, for pain without obvious pathology or trauma, addressing elimination of pain may not be right goal of […]

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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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We got it published in JOSPT!!!

Earthquake in Nepal this year was a Disaster in its true form. With many killed, plenty injured and disabled, houses collapsed, which followed by ongoing aftershocks and other disasters such as floods and landslides. We shared our experiences regarding the disaster management as physical therapists with Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) on […]

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Evidence-Based Physiotherapy Practice- What is it and how to do?

What is Evidence Based Physiotherapy Practice (EBP)? Steps in EBP “Nothing could be more humanistic than using evidence to find the best possible approach to care” (Jules Rothstein, PT, PhD) Background: Any empirical observation about the apparent relation between events constitutes potential evidence. “The conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making […]

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