Nilima Bedekar

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BACKGROUND Amongst various modalities of post operative rehabilitation in a total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, this study focuses on evaluating the effect of additional yoga therapy on functional outcome of TKR patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A comparative study was done to compare the effects of conventional physiotherapy and additional yoga asanas,(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluation of range of motion (ROM) is integral part of assessment of musculoskeletal system. This is required in health fitness and pathological conditions; also it is used as an objective outcome measure. Several methods are described to check spinal flexion range of motion. Different methods for measuring spine ranges have their advantages and(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis is commonly encountered by postmenopausal women. There is an increased need for a low cost and efficient treatment alternative to address this population. AIMS To study the effects of integrated yoga on bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. SETTINGS AND DESIGNS Experimental pre-post study conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Playing the violin can lead to asymmetric postures which can affect the cervical range of motion, cervical core strength and scapular stability. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to assess the cervical range of motion, cervical core strength and scapular dyskinesia in violin players and non-players of the same age group. METHODS An(More)
Osteoarthritis affecting knee joints is a debilitating condition. It is one of the global burdens of diseases. It causes pain, dysfunction and morbidity [1]. Recently the ESCAPE pain programme for osteoarthritis has launched an app to help people self manage the condition after physiotherapy contact sessions as required [2]. As there is no single treatment(More)
OBJECTIVES Epidemiology has taken on new roles in the management of health care services. In this study, we developed a non-pharmacological self-management modular program group intervention and evaluated its efficacy as an adjunct therapy in patients suffering from early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Patients were randomized to either participate in(More)
Low back ache (LBA) is a common musculoskeletal disorder sometimes associated with a positive limited Straight leg raise (SLR) test. Mulligan's bent leg raise (BLR) and Butler's neural tissue mobilization (NTM) are commonly used techniques for the treatment of low back ache where SLR is limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of both the(More)
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