9 Strategies to Increase Accuracy While Using a Hand-Held Dynamometer14Mar

9 Strategies to Increase Accuracy While Using a Hand-Held Dynamometer.

The most important and key value-add a Hand-Held Dynamometer (HHD) provides over Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) is that it produces objectivity, that is numerical values, to your strength assessments.  That being said, a therapist’s accuracy in measurement may be reduced if they do not use the HHD in the right way. Being as accurate as possible is very important as it enables therapists to effectively assess patients and monitor progress. This is the very reason therapists should learn the right way to use a HHD. But where do therapists go …
Prevention and Recovery of OA with Fitknees22Feb

Prevention and Recovery of OA with Fitknees

Introduction Walking, a seemingly effortless activity involves intricate biomechanics crucial for daily mobility. However, conditions such as osteoarthritis (OA) can disrupt this delicate balance, leading to significant gait deviations and functional limitations. Recognizing the importance of early detection and prognosis in knee OA management, Fitknees emerges as a groundbreaking tool integrating AI technology to swiftly perform comprehensive gait analysis. In this article, we explore how Fitknees serves as a pivotal predictor for knee OA and elucidate its role in facilitating proactive interventions for improved patient outcomes. Understanding Gait Deviations in …
Enhancing Patient Follow-Ups with Fitknees22Feb

Enhancing Patient Follow-Ups with Fitknees

As a physiotherapist, ensuring the continuity and effectiveness of patient care is paramount. Follow-up appointments play a pivotal role in monitoring progress, addressing concerns, and adjusting treatment plans. However, traditional follow-up methods often face challenges in terms of efficiency and patient engagement. This is where Fitknees, our innovative device, steps in to revolutionize the way physiotherapists conduct follow-ups and enhance patient outcomes. The Importance of Follow-Up in Physiotherapy: Follow-up appointments serve as crucial checkpoints in the patient’s journey towards recovery and rehabilitation. They provide an opportunity for therapists to monitor …
13Feb

Preventing Injuries and Optimizing Athlete Recovery With Fitmust

In the world of sports and fitness, injuries are an unfortunate but common companion to an athlete’s journey. According to research, most muscle injuries, ranging from 10% to 55% of all injuries, occur during sports activities. However, there’s a revolutionary approach gaining traction – targeted muscle training. This article explores the efficacy of targeted muscle training in preventing injuries and how Fitmust, our innovative handheld dynamometer, plays a crucial role in optimizing this process. The Power of Targeted Muscle Training: Muscle targeting involves isolating and focusing on specific muscle groups …
13Feb

Unlocking Shared Decision-Making: Fitmust as Your Physiotherapy Ally

In the realm of healthcare, the power dynamics between patients and healthcare professionals have evolved over time. The shift towards patient-centred care and shared decision-making (SDM) has become increasingly prominent. Shared decision-making is not merely a buzzword; it’s a dynamic collaboration between patients and healthcare providers to make informed decisions that align with the patient’s values and preferences.  For Starters, What Exactly is Shared Decision Making? Shared decision-making is a holistic approach, involving patients and healthcare professionals in a collaborative process to reach joint decisions about care. Whether it’s immediate …
05Jan

24 strategies to elevate your physiotherapy clinic in 2024.

As we step into the promising realm of a new year, there’s an innate desire to foster growth and improvement. For physiotherapy clinics, this sentiment translates into a heartfelt aspiration to enhance patient care, elevate standards, and make a real difference. In the spirit of a fresh year and renewed dedication, here are 24 genuine and actionable strategies to help your clinic blossom into an even better place for healing and well-being in 2024. Each of these 24 strategies is more than just a step; it’s a testament to your …
Working Professionals - The New Modern-Day Knee OA Prey22Dec

Working Professionals – The New Modern-Day Knee OA Prey

Remember when you were mindlessly scrolling through Instagram reels or Youtube shorts and a random video began with “POV: A day in the life of a (blah blah) employee”? Now while they’ve successfully managed to romanticize life and work (maybe even made you jealous!), they missed out on a few cons, obviously.   Most working professionals have a very simple workday. From reporting on time, getting some work done and checking out of the office, there are quite a few problems in that very basic schedule that should worry everyone …
Normalizing knee pain isn't wise. Awareness and timely care are crucial.22Dec

Knee Pain: From Silent Killer To Normalized Anomaly?

What’s your first reaction when someone gets ill? You’ll be sympathetic, hopefully! Maybe even suggest a tablet of paracetamol and if there’s no relief still, send a doctor their way.    Now, change the situation a tiny bit. Imagine someone has a worse condition; say they’re coughing blood due to tuberculosis. Well, you wouldn’t just wait around to check if it worsens, right? Did you spot the reason between the difference in the two reactions? We have normalized fever but not tuberculosis.   The perception at large is that we …
UNVEILING INDIA’S RELIANCE ON THE WESTERN WORLD FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY21Dec

UNVEILING INDIA’S RELIANCE ON THE WESTERN WORLD FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY

  Within the last few years, we have seen the revival in curiosity of ancient Indian healthcare practices – the most famous being Ayurveda. It’s fair to say people have even been enchanted by patriotism to such an extent that they want India to top every important list. And while we have made progress in many avenues, there is one place we’ve left ourselves behind – healthcare and specifically, physiotherapy.   While the first accounts of physiotherapy in India are as old as 600 BC, physiotherapy as a full-fledged medical …
PHYSIOTHERAPY IN INDIA MAY NO LONGER BE AFFORDABLE!21Dec

PHYSIOTHERAPY IN INDIA MAY NO LONGER BE AFFORDABLE!

Out of all human necessities, you could say access to healthcare is a human right. And quite rightfully so. After all, we all have the right to live. However, such philosophical inferences are rarely applicable in reality. While some countries boast free healthcare for their citizens, some need to pay mercilessly for even the most minute treatment. Eventually, effective healthcare boils down to one significant factor – money.   If we consider India as our focal point of conversation, we can’t brag about free healthcare. While welfare programmes like Ayushmann …
India’s Desperate Need of Physiotherapists - Revealing the Demand-Supply Gap21Dec

India’s Desperate Need of Physiotherapists – Revealing the Demand-Supply Gap

Indian healthcare. What are the first pictures that cloud your mind when you think of this? Some common answers include visualizing overcrowded government hospitals, luxurious looking surgeries in private hospitals and even purchasing medicines from local pharmacies.   But even in the most remote corner of your racing mind, did you imagine physiotherapy? You, like almost everyone else, did not.   As any healthcare professional would tell you, physiotherapy is one of the most overlooked industries within Indian healthcare. Nowhere close to being mainstream, many people fail to comprehend the …
How Research is Physiotherapy’s way forward10Oct

How Research is Physiotherapy’s way forward

The scope of any form of development is determined by its quality of research. The same goes for physiotherapy but in this case, that same research is grossly lacking in substantive and quantity. We asked Dr. Mridul Makkar, an ex-physiotherapy associate and current research associate at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana of what she makes of the current scenario of research in physiotherapy.   Is the lack of physiotherapists in India a factor to the lack of evidence-based research too? While India lacks physios for sure, the problem isn’t just the …