Category: Reflection

Low back pain – resources

Saurab Sharma | 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 […]

Career advice 2: Should I pursue a PhD?

Saurab Sharma | 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

Saurab Sharma | 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

Saurab Sharma | 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 […]

Reflection of year 2016 and 2017

Saurab Sharma | January 1, 2018

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 […]

INPTRA Conference 2017

Saurab Sharma | July 14, 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 […]

Summary of IFOMPT 2016

Saurab Sharma | 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 […]