Author: linkphysio

Learn about Osteoarthritis

linkphysio | June 2, 2020

Osteoarthritis is among the most common and debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. There are so many inconsistencies we read on the internet on osteoarthritis management. To solve this problem, Prof. David Hunter from the University of Sydney, a world-leader on osteoarthritis research, has started a website, Joint Action to provide consistent and evidence-based messages on osteoarthritis. One […]

Low back pain – resources

linkphysio | April 12, 2020

Today, I had a chance to participate in a discussion facilitated by Nepal Physiotherapy Association on low back pain over Zoom and was broadcasted on the association’s official Facebook Page. I was very happy with the active engagement of everyone (other speakers and audiences). Very interesting questions were raised, and as promised, I am sharing […]

Pain Prevention – Nepali translations of the IASP factsheets are online

linkphysio | April 6, 2020

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is working in various ways to achieve its vision of working together for pain relief throughout the world.  The IASP has celebrates a global year on pain every year on an area of pain as one of its ways to improve pain relief worldwide. The theme […]

Career advice 2: Should I pursue a PhD?

linkphysio | October 30, 2019

Almost all (educated) parents in Nepal want their children to do a Ph.D. It is next to becoming an almighty in Nepal and other developing countries although 6-year post-PhD is still considered early career researcher in high-income countries. Although many want it, not many know a way to get there. In this post, I will […]

Career advice: Part 1

linkphysio | March 22, 2019

I find at least one person a week asking me which career track to follow in future. Most questions come from physiotherapy interns just complete Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), or physiotherapists completing Master of Physiotherapy (MPT). Three common questions I receive are: (1) should I continue studying MPT after BPT without doing some clinical practice? […]

Summary and reflection of year 2018

linkphysio | January 28, 2019

As a ritual, I am writing this blog to summarize my year 2018 and reflect on it. As the second year of my PhD, I had aimed to: (1) complete data collection for my PhD research, (2) write manuscripts for publications as much as I could, and (3) and spent some time traveling to visit […]

Low back pain update presentation at NEPTACON 2018

linkphysio | December 3, 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 […]

Resources for Evidence-based Practice and Research

linkphysio | July 12, 2018

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  Books on Evidence-based practice Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions – By Tammy Hoffmann, […]

Diagnostic triage in low back pain

linkphysio | March 15, 2018

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems 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 […]

ढाड दुखाईको अनुसन्धानमा भाग लिनुहोस्

linkphysio | February 22, 2018

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 […]