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Physiotherapy myths

Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy, is a field which is very well known to many people, known to some and yet a mystery and unknown to most. As a physiotherapist myself, I come across several misconceptions that people have in their minds about physiotherapy and certain myths which are totally untrue.

I have already written a post on what physiotherapy is here-

In this post, I list some myths and misconceptions surrounding physiotherapy-

Myth 1- A person needs a referral to see a physiotherapist.
Yes, there are physicians and surgeons who refer a patient for physiotherapy, but that doesn't not mean you always need their referral to get yourself checked by a physiotherapist. A person can visit a physiotherapist directly and get checked by him/her. In case the physiotherapist feels that the condition cannot be cured by physiotherapy, he will redirect the person to the appropriate specialist.

Myth 2-Physiotherapy …


We live in a dual world. We are constantly torn between choices and are forced to take sides, and make decisions, even if we don't want to, consciously or subconsciously. We are torn between the wrong and the right which is projected before us by the outer world and the wrong and the right which we think is true. Confused? Me too!

Here is a short poem on choices.
Between the right and the wrong, must we choose, between the true and false,  between the day and the night
between joy and sorrow and today and tomorrow
amid laughter and pain and respect and disdain

in the seam of heaven and hell and fury and calm and faith and doubt must we dwell
 Between the waves  of hatred and of love Must we choose...
Between our inner self and  between the outer one which we project between our inner angels and demons sooner or later, must we choose..
Choices make us and shape our lives
For it does not matter what we have in us but who we choose to become....

JNU- A smart power game.

I was contemplating whether I should write a post on the JNU issue or not. My twiddling thumbs and thoughtful mind finally had to pin a short post.

On February 9 2016,  Anti-National slogans were shouted at the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. A campus which is well known and regarded with high esteem by many.

The slogans supported the terrorist Afzal Guru who was the prime convict for the attack on Indian Parliament. Afzal Guru was hanged at Delhi's Tihar Jail on 9 February 2013. His family was not informed about the execution.

Now India is a democratic country with freedom of speech. One can argue that the students had a right to voice their opinions even if it was in favour of not hanging Afzal Guru. Voicing one's opinion is one thing and shouting anti-national slogans is one thing. The slogans contained destructive words and violent attitude towards India. “Bharat ke tukde honge hazaar” (India will be broken into a thousand pieces) “Bharat ki barbadi tak jung …