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 fores are always acting on our bodyContinue reading “Why Aquatic therapy? What is the benefit? Who can Benefit from it?”

To do or not to do Masters Program in Physiotherapy


Frequently Asked questions. Que 1. To do or not to do masters program? Ans: There are two  parts to this answer a. Yes, need to do master program. Master program helps you to improve your knowledge, research & analytical skills. It will help to learn how to present your work. More Education/training in a specialisedContinue reading “To do or not to do Masters Program in Physiotherapy”

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”

Causes and management of hyperextension of knee in hemiplegic and Paraplegic


Normal range of motion (ROM) of the knee joint is from 0 to 135 degrees in an adult. Full knee extension should be no more than 10 degrees. In genu recurvatum (back knee), normal extension is increased. The development of genu recurvatum, may lead to knee pain and knee osteoarthritis. You can watch full videoContinue reading “Causes and management of hyperextension of knee in hemiplegic and Paraplegic”

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”

Basic Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT Paeds) workshop in November -December 2012


Indian Association Of Physiotherapy Pune Branch &  Sancheti College Of Physiotherapy Pune Organizing a workshop on Basic Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT Paeds) Course Instructor- DR. ASHA CHITNIS MPT, NDT paeds This is an exciting and intensive training course for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists comprised of both theoretical and practical work. The material presentedContinue reading “Basic Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT Paeds) workshop in November -December 2012”

Outcome Measures used in Cerebral Palsy; Types of scales & Validity, reliability & sensitivity of scales


Outcome Measures used in Cerebral Palsy; Types of scales & Validity, reliability & sensitivity of scales What is outcome measure? Why do we have to measure the outcome? How to choose the outcome measures? Which scale will be able to pick up the change? What is validity, reliability and sensitivity of a scale? What levelContinue reading “Outcome Measures used in Cerebral Palsy; Types of scales & Validity, reliability & sensitivity of scales”