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  1. Effect of plyometric training on speed, power and agility in adolescents playing basketball Download Article

    Sharvari Chikhalkar, Dr. Sukhada Ghodey (PT), Dr. Snehal Ghodey (PT)
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    Background and Aims This study was done to see the effect of plyometric training on adolescents playing basketball on their power, speed and agility after them performing their normal routine. In adolescents power, speed and agility is usually not as good as the elite players, exactly why it leads to various injuries. Plyometric Training has been shown to improve Speed, Power and Agility in Elite players. Methods 30 Participants were included for this experimental study in the age group 15-17 years, males and females and were randomly divided into 2 groups (n=15); Experimental and Control, the control group performed their normal routine and the experimental group performed their normal routine followed by a set plyometric exercises for 6 weeks, thrice a week. The Pre and Post outcome measures used were Lane Agility Drill Test, 3/4th Court Sprint Test and Standing Vertical Jump Test. Results There was an improvement in the Lane Agility Drill Test timing with a p-value of 2.68848E-05, also in the 3/4th Court Sprint Test with a p-value of 0.00389 but not much improvement in the Vertical Jump Test with a p-value of 0.614 in the Experimental Group for all the 3 tests

  2. Prevalence of foot drop in lumbar degenerative disease Download Article

    Nausheen Sajid Khan, Dr.Neha Ingale, and Dr. Sachin Chaudhary, Nikhil Patil
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    The purpose of this study is to find out prevalence of foot drop in lumbar degenerative disease. 100 patients suffering from lumbar degenerative disease were included in the study between age group of 25-55 years from both genders. The medical research council scale was used, to evaluate the strength of tibialis anterior muscle by performing manual muscle test. Data was collected and Statistical Analysis was done by calculating its mean. In this study The Prevalence of Foot Drop in Lumbar Degenerative Disease was 8% and found out that most of the foot drop patient resulted from ignored cases of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Prolapse Intervertrebral Disc out of which most of them were males with farming occupation and most of them suffer unilaterally

  3. To study pulmonary function in traffic and city police of Jalgaon city Download Article

    Suchandra Chandankar, Sachin Chaudhari, Milind Kahile and Nikhil Patil
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    The purpose of this study is to check pulmonary function in traffic and city police of jalgaon city. 120 policemen were selected in the study with age group 30 to 60 years with minimum 5 years of experience for duration of 5 months. PEFR and chest expansion was evaluated for each policemen and was analysed with paired ‘t’ test. Conclusion: Difference in PEFR and Chest Expansion was statistically significant. According to the study Traffic police is more affected than city police because of pollution.

  4. Correlation between abdominal muscle strength and pulmonary function in subjects with low back pain Download Article

    PranitaBhavsar (Intern), Dr SachinChaudhary (PT), Dr. PriyaDeshmukh (PT), Dr. Milind Kahile
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    Low back pain is a broad term encompassing pain, muscle tension, or stiffness localized below the costal margin and above the inferior gluteal folds. Reviewing of previous studies shows that low back pain is partly caused by weak abdominal muscles. Developing strong abdominal muscles may help prevent back pain by making individual less prone to back injuries. Few studies have been done to find out the relation between expiratory muscle and pulmonary function. Pulmonary function test provide the clinician with information about integrity of the airways. Pulmonary disease are classified into 3 basic categories; Obstructive, Restrictive, Combined. To diagnose the respective pulmonary condition Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Forced Expiratory Volume in One sec. (FEV1) Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR), “Curl up” was examined. Observational study was carried out with 60 samples by using convenient sampling in the duration of 6 months at Dr.UlhasPatil College of Physiotherapy. After ethical committee consideration Subjects were enrolled according to selection criteria. With respect to the objective mentioned there is no correlation between Abdominal Muscle Strength and FEV1/FVC, as the r value is 0.04 and the P value was 0.72. It suggested that abdominal strengthening may help in good pulmonary function and may assist the ventilatory process along with maximum forceful exhalation with correct breathing techniques and posture.

  5. The effect of neural tissue mobilisation performed simultaneously with mechanical cervical traction on pain disability and functions of patients with chronic cervical radiculopathy Download Article

    Suresh Patel, Dr. Snehal Ghodey (PT)
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    Background and aim Cervical radiculopathy is a disorder involving dysfunction of cervical nerve roots that commonly manifests as pain radiating from the neck into the distribution of the affected root. Mechanical traction expands the space between the vertebrae, increases the movement of the joints and stretches the muscle and ligaments around the vertebrae. Neural mobilisation is interventions aimed at affecting the neural structures or surrounding tissue (interface) directly or indirectly through manual techniques or exercises.The analgesic action of cervical traction and neural tissue mobilisations has been explored and recognized in many RCT studies and analyzed in systematic reviews, the effect of both modalities applied simultaneously has not been previously investigated. Therefore the need of this study is to present the effect of simultaneous application of cervical traction with neural mobilization on pain and disability in patient experiencing chronic cervical radiculopathy and observe any enhanced effect. Methodology An experimental study was carried out wherein 30 individuals selected by simple random sampling positive for signs and symptoms of chronic cervical radiculopathy of median nerve (Positive spurling’s test/Distraction test and Upper limb tension test positive for median nerve or a combination of these).Experimental group was given mechanical traction and neural mobilisation simultaneously and control group separately. Both were given other conventional treatment. The interventions were for 6 consecutive days and Numerical Pain Rating Scale, Neck Disability Index and Patient Specific Functional Scale were taken pre and post intervention. Result and conclusion The study suggests that there is statistically significant difference for reduction in pain, neck disability and improvement in patient's functions in both groups pre and post treatment. It also suggests that there is statistical significant difference in improvement in neck disability and patient's functions in experimental group than the control group but equally effective in alleviation of pain.

  6. Comparision of nerve flossing and conventional therapy with only conventional therapy for sciatica Download Article

    Darshana D. Chaudhary, Neha Ingale, Kalyani Nagulkar
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    Background Sciatica is one of the most common painful and disabling conditions affecting about 40% of low back pain cases and 1.6% - 43% of adult population annually. Many conventional physiotherapeutic modalities have been used to manage sciatica but the effect of Nerve Flossing Technique (NFT), which is a cost effective treatment option in the management of acute sciatica is yet to be investigated. Aim This study was therefore conducted to compression of nerve flossing and conventional therapy with only conventional therapy for sciatica. Methods A pretest-posttest control experimental design, involving 30 participants from DR. Ulhas patil college and hospital, with sciatica were randomly assigned into two groups; Group A (control group) received only Conventional Physiotherapy that is traction and TENS and group B (Experimental group ) received NFT in addition with Conventional Physiotherapy. The outcome of the study was assessed using visual analogue scale (VAS) and Straight Leg Raise (SLR). Results The result of this study revealed the experimental group had significant (P<0.01) improvement in both outcome measures when compared to the control group. Conclusion Nerve Flossing Technique reduced sciatica and improved hip range of motion hence can be utilized in the treatment of patient with sciatica.

  7. To compare the immediate effect of PRT vs tens on pain in trapezitis Download Article

    Juhi Ramteke, Jaywant Nagulkar, Khadija Dhrolia and Arpita Rathod
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    Aim The purpose of this study is to find the comparison between immediate effect of Positional Release Technique Vs TENS on pain in Trapezitis. Objectives- To determine effect of PRT & TENS on upper trapezitis. To find out whether the application of Positional Release Therapy alone can reduce pain and improve function in patients with trapezitis. To find out the immediate effect of high frequency (conventional TENS) in pain reduction in patient with upper trapezitis. Conclusion The result of this study showed that Prt and tens both are beneficial in reducing pain in patients with trapezitis . Although Prt is more effective than tens in reducing pain in trapezitis as compare to TENS.

  8. Prevalence of low back pain in postnatal mothers who have undergone LSCS Download Article

    Manoj Pachore, Milind Kahile and Jaywant Nagulkar, Nikhil Patil
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    The purpose of this study is to find prevalence of low back pain in postnatal mothers who have undergone LSCS. Retrospective study was carried out in Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College & Hospital with 100 patient who undergone LSCS. Postnatal mothers who are in normal vaginal delivery were excluded from the study. Oswestry low back scale was use to find low back pain and prevalence was calculated. Conclusion incidence of low back pain is much greater in post pregnant females. Based on type of pregnancy C-section reported higher incidence.

  9. To compare effect of dual task training on treadmil v/s conventional balance exercises on balance and risk of fall in the elderly community dwellers Download Article

    Lai Pathak, Dr. Anuradha Sutar (PT) and Dr. Snehal Ghodey(PT)
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    Background and Aims This study is to see how effective dual task training on treadmill on balance and risk of fall is and to compare its effectiveness with conventional balance exercises. In geriatric population, balance is the most commonly affected due to age related changes in the brain. Also they experience falls or build fear for it due lack of coordination and strength, therefore, loss of balance. Since dual task on treadmill will help in improving co-ordination as motor and cognitive tasks are involved, it can be used to improve balance. As doing our daily chores includes dual tasking every time, following study is undertaken on geriatric population as they are most prone for falls. Method A comparative study was done on 30 individuals of Talegaon Dabhade (age 65 and above) which were divided into two groups by simple random sampling. In experimental group 15 individuals were given dual task training on treadmill for 6 weeks in 18 sessions (3times/week). The control group of 15 individual was given conventional balance exercise. Pre and post outcome measures were taken on BBS, DGI and MFES. Results The scores increased more in experimental group than control group in BBS with p value of 0.0293, in DGI p value of 0.0001 and in MFES p value of 0.0285 which are statistically significant. Therefore, in this study we can say that dual task training on treadmill is more effective than balance exercises.

  10. A review on concept of Body Donation and Ayurveda Prospective Download Article

    Dr. Pradnya Gondane, M.D. (Ayu.) Rachana Sharir
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    Body donation is the donation of whole body after death for medical research and education purpose.The body donation is honourable and gracious act which helps society in many ways. Voluntary Body Donation is a program wherein the general population can will their bodies to serve the purpose of medical education and scientific studies. Any individual can donate the body and any hospital/medical institution approved by state government can accept the body for medical education and research. There has been lot of resistance towards body donation. For the creation of awareness we need help of NGOs to organize the body donation Camps.

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