Why Aquatic therapy? What is the benefit? Who can Benefit from it?


Article by: Dr. Gajanan Bhalerao (PT) MPT neuro PT , C/NDT (USA), Aquatic therapy (Kliniken Valens Switzerland) Physical Therapy is a constantly evolving field. There are many types and methods are adding as adjunct traditional physical therapy. Most of these therapies are performed on the land. There are multiple forces are always acting on ourContinue reading “Why Aquatic therapy? What is the benefit? Who can Benefit from it?”

My experience of 16th Post-Bachelor Aquatic Therapy Modular Course Package in Valens (Bad Ragaz), Switzerland


My experience of aquatic therapy workshop Switzerland (follow this blog on facebook) I was inspired by the C G Prashant’s 4 days aquatic therapy course in Pune. It was his teaching and training skill made me like the workshop. After completing the workshop i was enlightened with the new idea of aquatic therapy in neuro rehab.Continue reading “My experience of 16th Post-Bachelor Aquatic Therapy Modular Course Package in Valens (Bad Ragaz), Switzerland”

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation workshop in Sancheti Institute college of Physiotherapy, Pune, August 2014


Sancheti institute College Of Physiotherapy organized a workshop on SPINAL-CORD INJURY REHABILITATION  on 2nd August 2014 for final year BPTh students of  Sancheti institute College Of Physiotherapy . Course instructor was Dr. Gajanan Bhalerao (PT) MPTH Neuro, Associate professor, Sancheti College of Physiotherapy & HOD Physiotherapy and   Rehabilitation Sancheti Hospital, Pune. Earlier We used to teach thisContinue reading “Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation workshop in Sancheti Institute college of Physiotherapy, Pune, August 2014”

Hydrotherapy for traumatic brain injury with hemiplegia – our challenges and solutions


This is the case of a 16 yr old boy who met with an accident leading to a traumatic head injury in August 2011. He was in a coma for 1 month after which he gradually started showing improvement. I started treating him in January 2011. He had suffered a diffuse axonal injury due toContinue reading “Hydrotherapy for traumatic brain injury with hemiplegia – our challenges and solutions”

Fourth year CBR Project made easy, well planned, organized and fun filled Potential Research questions for a high-quality research project -A trial


All fourth year students  have to do a research project for community health  for partial completion of the exam. Every year, students  are allotted different teachers as guides. topics are provied by the guide or the concerned student,based on need of study and interest. There are several queries the student faces during project initiation Selection of topic? WhatContinue reading “Fourth year CBR Project made easy, well planned, organized and fun filled Potential Research questions for a high-quality research project -A trial”

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation workshop organized by Indian Association of Physiotherapist Pune Branch and Sancheti Institute college of Physiotherapy, Pune


Indian Association Of Physiotherapy Pune Branch & Sancheti institute College Of Physiotherapy organized a workshop on SPINAL-CORD INJURY REHABILITATION  on 27th and 28st October  2012 . Course instructor was Dr. Gajanan Bhalerao (PT) MPTH Neuro, Associate professor, Sancheti College of Physiotherapy & Inchargeof Department of Neuro and Spine Rehabilitation Sancheti Hospital, Pune. In this courseContinue reading “Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation workshop organized by Indian Association of Physiotherapist Pune Branch and Sancheti Institute college of Physiotherapy, Pune”

Never plan the therapeutic management based on the medical diagnosis or cause of stroke


All students and the therapists who are treating patients with stroke must have thought or heard this kind of question in their practice. What is the therapeutic management of frontal lobe bleed/infarction? What is the therapeutic management of occipital bleed /infarction? What is the therapeutic management of parietal bleed /infarction? What is the therapeutic managementContinue reading “Never plan the therapeutic management based on the medical diagnosis or cause of stroke”

HOW TO DO WALKING TRAINING WITH WALKER IN PATIENTS WITH ASIS TYPE C QUADRIPLEGIA WHO DO NOT HAVE HAND CONTROL TO HOLD THE WALKER DUE TO LMN LESION AT C7, C8 & T1.


Quadriplegic patients who have LMN lesion at C7, C8 & T1 do not have hand control and are unable to hold the walker.  In spite of improvement in lower limb and trunk strength these patients are unable to walk with walker because they can’t hold the walker. So what is the solution? The solution isContinue reading “HOW TO DO WALKING TRAINING WITH WALKER IN PATIENTS WITH ASIS TYPE C QUADRIPLEGIA WHO DO NOT HAVE HAND CONTROL TO HOLD THE WALKER DUE TO LMN LESION AT C7, C8 & T1.”

How to do ambulation training with KAFO in patient of spinal cord who got complication with accidental burn on thigh region?


Mr. Shah had D12 compression fracture, spinal cord compression with ASIA type B with neurological level of injury D12 & fracture upper end humerus. After one and half month of ambulation training he could walk with walker with moderate assistance for balance during dynamic activity of walking and assistance for stepping leg forward.  He wasContinue reading “How to do ambulation training with KAFO in patient of spinal cord who got complication with accidental burn on thigh region?”

HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN KAFO WITH STATIC ANKLE UNIT & DYNAMIC ANKLE WHILE PRESCRIBING KAFO IN SPINAL CORD INJURY?


While staring Ambulation Training In Spinal Cord Injury we commonly prescribe KAFO for standing and walking. But there is always a dilemma between KAFO with static ankle unit and dynamic ankle while prescribing KAFO in spinal cord injury. How to decide between with static dynamic ankle unit and dynamic while prescribing KAFO in spinal cordContinue reading “HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN KAFO WITH STATIC ANKLE UNIT & DYNAMIC ANKLE WHILE PRESCRIBING KAFO IN SPINAL CORD INJURY?”