Sciatica
on 22 Feb 2013 by Robin author list email the content item print the content item create pdf file of the content item
Sciatica Sciatica is irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve begins from the lower spine on either side. It travels deep in the pelvis to the lower buttocks. From there, it passes along the back of each upper leg and divides at the knee into branches that go to the feet.CausesAnything that causes irritation or puts pressure on the sciatic [read more]
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'My PhD Journey' - Sahana Kamath
on 25 Aug 2012 by Sahana P Kamath author list email the content item print the content item create pdf file of the content item
Hi everyone. I am an Indian physiotherapist with my Masters in Pediatrics who is now pursuing PhD  in the esteemed University of Florida and I want to share with you all my story so that anyone who has a similar dream can follow the procedure. When I had initially thought of PhD in USA, I decided to consult some professional consultants. [read more]
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Cranial nerves: functions and testing of the oculomotor nerve.
on 13 Apr 2010 by Robin author list
The oculomotor nerveOrigin :The oculomotor nerve arises from the anterior aspect of midbrain. There are two nuclei: The oculomotor nucleus originates at the level of the superior colliculus. The Edinger-Westphal nucleus supplies parasympathetic fibres to the eye Sympathetic postganglionic fibres also join the nerve from the plexus on the internal carotid artery in the wall of the cavernous sinus and are distributed [read more]
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Cranial nerves : functions and testing of the optic nerve.
on 12 Apr 2010 by Robin author list
The optic nerveOrigin:The optic nerve is composed of retinal ganglion cell axons and Portort cells which then forms the optic chiasm where there is a partial decussation of fibres from the temporal visual fields of both eyes. Most of the axons of the optic nerve terminate in the lateral geniculate nucleus from where information is relayed to the visual cortex [read more]
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Cranial nerves: functions and testing of the olfactory nerve.
on 10 Apr 2010 by Robin author list
The Olfactory Nerve Origin: The specialized olfactory receptor neurons of the olfactory nerve are located in the olfactory mucosa of the upper parts of the nasal cavity. Olfactory receptor neurons continue to be born throughout life. The olfactory nerve is the shortest of the twelve cranial nerves and only one of two cranial nerves (the other being the optic nerve) that do [read more]
Avoid stress at work.
on 08 Jul 2008 by Robin author list
DO.. Take your breaks. Take your full lunch break. Start work on time. Leave work on time. Talk to your colleagues, PRO about pursuing a grievance if the problem has been ongoing and no solutions are forth-coming if it is from your employer. DON'T.. Suffer in silence. Work beyond your means. Work unpaid overtime. Ignore health and safety effects [read more]
Geriatrics - Generalised view
The team who cares for the elderly .
on 03 Aug 2007 by Robin Robert Varghese author list
Geriatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life. A geriatrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to prevent and manage the unique and, oftentimes, multiple health concerns of older adults. Older persons may react to illness and disease differently than younger adults. Geriatricians [read more]
Spinal Stabilization Program May Be Most Effective for Low Back Problems
Medscape Medical News, May 2006 Emma Hitt, PhD; Gary Vogin, MD; Desiree Lie, MD, MSEd
on 02 Aug 2007 by Emma Hitt, PhD; Gary Vogin, MD; Desiree Lie, MD, MSEd author list email the content item print the content item create pdf file of the content item

May 8, 2006 — For the treatment of chronic low back disorder, a 10-week spinal stabilization pr[...]
For the treatment of chronic low back disorder, a 10-week spinal stabilization program appears to be more effective than manually applied therapy or giving patients an education booklet, according to a new study in the May 1 issue of Spine.The spinal stabilization program evaluated consisted of "functionally progressive" exercises that emphasized strengthening of various muscles supporting the spine. A video [read more]
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The use of Mulligan techniques in combined movements and combined positions of the lumbar spine
on 17 Apr 2006 by Mart de Kruijff, B.PT, MAS.O.M.T. author list
Brian Mulligan has developed a most ingenious compilation of manual techniques. For the spine it inc[...]
Brian Mulligan has developed a most ingenious compilation of manual techniques.(1) For the spine it includes techniques like NAG (natural apophyseal glide), SNAG (sustained natural apophyseal glide), MWM (mobilisation with movement), SMWAMS (spinal mobilisation with arm movement) and so on. The techniques are always parallel or in right angles to the treatment planes.The treatment plane is lying across the concave [read more]
Rotational Instability Of the Midthoracic Spine Assessment and Management
Diane Lee. Published in Manual Therapy 1(5): 234-291
on 29 Mar 2006 by Diane Lee BSR FCAMT author list email the content item print the content item create pdf file of the content item
Diane Lee. Published in Manual Therapy 1(5): 234-291,

Recent research has enhanced the understan[...]
Recent research has enhanced the understanding of instability of the spine. The principles of this research has been incorporated into the evaluation and treatment of the unstable thorax. Rotational instability of the midthorax is commonly seen following trauma to the chest. Specific mobility and stability tests have been developed to detect this instability. The tests [read more]