Category: Pain

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Research assistant wanted for low back pain research

linkphysio | January 2, 2018

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, […]

Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS)- Nepali version

linkphysio | June 2, 2017

Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) is one of the most frequently used outcome measures to assess physical function in individuals with musculoskeletal pain conditions. It is an easy to use measure because it only asks patients three to five items that they find difficulty doing on a scale of 0 to 10. As patients choose […]

Pain Rating Scales- Nepali versions

linkphysio | June 2, 2017

Pain rating scales Different measures exist to assess intensity of pain which are suited for different individuals based on age, education and culture. Read this previous blog on different measures for assessment of pain intensities. They are translated and adapted to assess pain intensity in Nepalese with pain. Numerical Pain Rating Scales are among the […]

Research Assistant Wanted

linkphysio | March 16, 2017

Want to Gain Quality Experience in Research? Join us to work in Research related to Chronic Pain. If you are a motivated physiotherapist interested in research and willing to advance career in research, here is the opportunity for an accelerated experience in research. You will be trained in research methodology at the same time get […]

Summary of IFOMPT 2016

linkphysio | August 13, 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 […]