Category: Student’s Corner

Learn about Osteoarthritis

Saurab Sharma | 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 […]

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 […]

Resources for Evidence-based Practice and Research

Saurab Sharma | 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, […]

Where NOT to publish: Predatory Journals

Saurab Sharma | February 10, 2018

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, […]

Outcome measure – talk at WCPT conference

Saurab Sharma | August 28, 2017

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 […]

How to write the “result section” of an article?

Saurab Sharma | February 15, 2016

The result section of an article describes to the reader the outcome and finding of the research in a clear and concise manner. It is the reflection of the “method section”. It explains what the authors found from the research. The function of the result section is to objectively present the text result without interpretation. […]

Classification of Low Back Pain based on Neuropathic, Nociceptive, or Central Sensitization dominance

Saurab Sharma | February 11, 2016

Low back pain (LBP) is a heterogeneous disorder including patients with dominant nociceptive (e.g., myofascial LBP), neuropathic (e.g., lumbar radiculopathy), and central sensitization pain [1]. Nociceptive pain is defined as “pain arising from actual or threatening damage to non-neural tissue and is due to the activation of nociceptors, or as pain attributable to the activation […]

Writing “Methods” section of an article

Saurab Sharma | January 19, 2016

The method section of any article ideally ties “the introduction” to “the results” section to create a clear story line. It should present the obvious approach to answer the research questions and define the structure in which the result will be presented later. The method section of an article should allow readers to:• Understand how […]

How to write “introduction section” of an article?

Saurab Sharma | January 9, 2016

A “good introduction” makes up a “good article” Introduction is the most read section of an article. The quality of the introduction attracts the readers to further proceed to read the entire article. A good article will generate interest among the reader towards the research work. It is therefore critical part of an article, thus […]

I have subscribed to PEDro “Evidence in my Inbox” – have you?

Saurab Sharma | October 31, 2015

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 […]