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”

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”

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”

Taping in hemiplegic shoulder subluxation


The shoulder complex consists of four separate joints, which afford it incredible mobility in all planes of motion, but at the expense of its stability. The glenohumeral joint (GHJ) relies on the integrity of muscular and capsuloligamentous structures rather than bony conformation for its stability. Injury or paralysis of muscles around the shoulder complex mayContinue reading “Taping in hemiplegic shoulder subluxation”

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”