NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia, Pune, India 2015


NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Sancheti Health Academy, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India Sancheti is organising  second ADULT NDT course in INDIA. Seats available – 24 only Course Dates: 19-01-2015 – 06-02-2015 It will be 5 days/week for three weeks. Saturday & Sunday off. CourseContinue reading “NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia, Pune, India 2015”

My first International publication as Co Author in NDTA Network on the net, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011, VOLUME 18, ISSUE 6: Thanks to Dr. Asha Chitnis, C/NDT


Thanks to Dr. Asha Chitnis, C/NDT for help and guidance in publishing the paper in NDTA NETWORK. Participation and Participation Restrictions in a Teenager with Down Syndrome: an Indian Scenario By by Reena Mody, PT, C/NDT, Gajanan Vithalrao Bhalerao, MPT, Sujata Noronha, PT, C/NDT Madhavi Kelapure, PT, C/NDT, Asha Chitnis, PT, C/NDT NDTA Network  onContinue reading “My first International publication as Co Author in NDTA Network on the net, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011, VOLUME 18, ISSUE 6: Thanks to Dr. Asha Chitnis, C/NDT”

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”

Never plan the therapeutic management based on the diagnosis or cause of stroke, but based on sign and symptoms and the patients’ occupational demands.


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 diagnosis or cause of stroke, but based on sign and symptoms and the patients’ occupational demands.”

Every patient of thalamic bleed doesn’t show symptoms of thalamic syndrome…!


 Most of the patients with thalamic bleed don’t show the typical symptoms of thalamic syndrome or thalamic pain. These bleeds are around the basal ganglion and internal capsule so they do show signs of hemiplegia and some will show signs of hemianesthesia on opposite side of body. We assume that every patient of thalamic bleedContinue reading “Every patient of thalamic bleed doesn’t show symptoms of thalamic syndrome…!”

What is the therapeutic management of thalamic bleed?


What is the therapeutic management of thalamic bleed? This is the question I have been commonly asked by most of the students and therapists. Instead of answering their question I ask them a question. What are the signs & symptoms of the patients? I always keep in mind that we as therapists don’t treat theContinue reading “What is the therapeutic management of thalamic bleed?”

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.”

DO NOT STRETCH CALF (TENDO ACHILLES TENDON) TIGHTNESS If IT DON’T HAVE GOOD STRENGTH IN PLANTAR FLEXORS


DO NOT STRETCH CALF (TENDO ACHILLES TENDON) TIGHTNESS If IT DON’T HAVE GOOD STRENGTH Most of the neurological cases presents with calf (Tendo Achilles tendon) tightness i.e hemiplegic, paraplegic, cerebral palsy & Parkinsonism. On routine examination we come across mild to moderate TA tightness. And common line of treatment is TA stretching. But very fewContinue reading “DO NOT STRETCH CALF (TENDO ACHILLES TENDON) TIGHTNESS If IT DON’T HAVE GOOD STRENGTH IN PLANTAR FLEXORS”

we commonly get confused between homonymous hemianopia and neglect…!


In early stage of stroke rehab due to  homonymous hemianopia and hemianestesia. patients doesn’t attend to the affected side. But this neglect of affected side doesn’t mean that they have neglect. when somebody has  homonymous hemianopia and hemianestesia we should not comment about the unilateral neglect. Unilateral neglect is a perceptual disorder. that means patient unable attend on half side of the body & neglectContinue reading “we commonly get confused between homonymous hemianopia and neglect…!”

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?”