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Manage Arthritis: Live Better

One of the biggest misconceptions today is about bones being made up of dead tissues. This is not true at all since they are as alive as other organs in our body. They are made up of cells, nerves, blood vessels and pain receptors and they can pain, a lot! If you have conditions such as stress fractures, certain cancers, arthritis, osteoporosis your bone can ache deep inside or hurt sharply on the surface.

World Arthritis Day was established by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and is celebrated each year on 12th October to work toward increasing awareness of arthritis and other rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) worldwide. where efforts are taken to encourage people with RMDs, their families, and the general population to catch every opportunity to take action and make a difference to the quality of life of people with RMD.

Arthritis Pain and Limitations in Activities

A person suffering from arthritis has difficulty in walking even for half a kilometer, climbing, bending, kneeling, climbing stairs, lifting or pushing a heavy object, or grasping small objects. They also face difficulty in standing or sitting for more than two hours at a stretch. Incapability to participate in social activities and emotional challenges are other worries.

Arthritis Management: Healthy Lifestyle Choices

These lifestyle tips can greatly reduce your risk of developing some RMDs and also manage the existing condition better:

  • Stop smoking as it affects your immune system and also increases the amount of pain you feel.
  • Stress can lead to mental tension which makes the pain worse and should be managed.
  • Get enough quality sleep for your mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Keep your alcohol intake in check.
  • Reduce the level sugars by cutting down on soft drinks, cereals, ready meals and processed foods.
  • Salt can cause a number of health conditions and adults should limit themselves to 5-6g a day.

Arthritis Pain Relief: Interesting Work-out Tips

If your joint hurts and you are not too eager on exercising, remember that exercise not only keeps those joints strong and flexible, it also promises pain relief for a host of conditions, osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia.

Physician-recommended treatment for joint pain and stiffness can help keep your arthritis under control. You can also talk to your physician about adding these exercises to improve your condition:

  1. Water Walking: Walking in waist-deep water lessens the weight on joints by 50 percent compared to that of walking on land.
  1. Water Aerobics: This is usually done in chest-deep water, lessening the impact on your joints by 75 percent compared with traditional aerobics.
  1. Swimming: It will work all of your muscle groups and builds cardiovascular endurance but choose a stroke that is most comfortable for your joints.
  1. Golf: It works your upper back, legs, shoulders, wrists, and hands.
  1. Muscle strengthening activities: Do exercises that work all the major muscle groups of the body because strong muscles take some of the pressure off the joints.
  1. Balance activities: To prevent the risk of falling, practice backward walking, sidestepping, heel and toe walking, standing on 1 foot for at least 3 days a week.
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HOSPICON - Sancheti

HOSPICON-2018, 10th Annual National Conference on 13th January 2018

Chief Guest: Prof. Dr. Nitin Karmalkar, Hon. Vice Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University.

All participants are cordially invited.

“HOSPICON” is followed by cultural event ANTARANG.


  • We have great pleasure in announcing our 10th Annual National Conference named “HOSPICON”.
  • Sancheti Healthcare Academy conducts a one year specialized course in Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management. (PGDHM), affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • The event HOSPICON is conducted by the students of the current batch as a part of event management training and supported by the alumni of the academy.
  • Delegates participate in paper presentation, poster presentation, best article competition for souvenir and open quiz competition and also participate in the cultural evening “ANTARANG”.
  • We cordially invite all participants.


Click here to fill the registration form and email us at :


Venue Location on Google Map

Dr. Nitu Mandke IMA House, 1st floor, 992, Shukrawar Peth, Tilak Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411002


Combined Meeting of 39th IASM & 9th SCIENTIFICA

Dr. Parag Sancheti

Organizing Chairman

President, IASM.

2nd to 4th Feb, 2018

 Sheraton Grand, Pune.



guiding and assisting in promotion physical fitness, Conducting and publishing research & organizing seminar, symposiums and worshops related to sports medicine and allied sciences.

Establishing Sports medicine centers in various states.


SCIENTIFICA is a national level conference for physiotherapy students which provides them to the opportunities to discuss reasearch and their innovative thinking.

With the statements of “Think Scientifica, Think Research”. Scientifica started in 2008 by the faculties of Sancheti College of physiotherapy Pune.

This year makes it more special as Scientifica enters in its 9th year and is also combined with IASM conference giving a golden opportunity to the orthopedicians and physiotherapists to interact and build up a camaraderie towards long-term professional support.


Dr. Anil Bhave (USA)

Dr. Mohit Bhandari (Canada)

Dr. Rami Abboud (UK)

Dr. Patrick Yung (Hong Kong)


Various Eminent National Faculties

For details contact – Ms. Heena on 98223 53333


Tentative Program for IASM Scientifica 2018, Pune.

2-4 February, 2018


2nd February 2018                     a) Team Physician Development Course

Friday                                         b) Anti Doping in Sports

9am-6pm                                    c) Gait Analysis

                                                   d) Research Methodology & Publications

                                                   e) Aqua Aerobics

                                                   f) Lower Limb Injuries in Sports & Biomechanics

                                                   g) Sports Fitness using BOSU Ball


3rd February 2018           Morning-

Saturday                                                 a. Registration & Inauguration.

9am-6pm                                                b. Keynote Sessions

c. Lecture Sessions

  d.Presidential Oration

                                     Afternoon- Free Paper Presentations

                                    Evening- Gala Dinner & Cultural Events


4th February 2018                       Morning-  Keynote Sessions

Sunday                                                         Lecture Sessions

9am-6pm                                      Afternoon –

a) Research Quiz

                           b) Formation of Research abstract

   c) Critical Analysis

                              d) Formulation of research protocol

             e) Guess the good word

      f) Clinical Mad-Ads



Registration Packages-

Category                                  Till                                 Till                                Late & Spot

                                      30th Nov, 2017                 31st Nov, 2017                (Subject to availability)

Non IASM Members       Rs. 6,500/-                         Rs. 7,500/-                              Rs. 8,500/-

IASM Members               Rs. 6,000/-                         Rs. 7,000/-                              Rs. 8,000/-

PG Student*                    Rs. 5,500/-                         Rs. 6,500/-                              Rs. 7,500/-

UG Students*                  Rs. 4,500/-                         Rs. 5,500/-                              Rs. 6,500/-

*Certificate From HOD is Mandatory.

The Above package includes: Conference Registration Fee+Gala Banquet Dinner on Saturday night + Lunch on Saturday & Sunday + Visit o Trade Exhibition + Applicable Service Tax.


Please send DD/Cheque in favour of “IASM Scientifica 2018”.


Ac Name- IASM Scientifica 2018

Bank- Bank of Maharashtra

Branch- Pune Main

Ac. No.-

IFSC Code- MAHB0001150



  1. Abstract not to exceed 300 words.
  2. The Decision of the Scientific committee shall be final.

For any further informations regarding abstract kindly contact-

Dr. Prajakta Sahastrabuddhe : +91 9930677920

Email Id :


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World Physiotherapy Day Celebration-2017

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8th September is celebrated as world physiotherapy day. To create awareness about physiotherapy and promote fitness amongst apparently healthy population, Sancheti College of physiotherapy students and staff had organized a free fitness assessment camp at Sancheti hospital as well as Kamla Nehru hospital on 8th Sept 2017. Under this event, our student and staff volunteers assessed more than 250 individuals for flexibility, strength, endurance and BMI which are key parameters defining physical health of a person. After assessment, participants were counseled about level of their fitness and remedies to improve it.




Ergonomic Session Taken at FIAT Company

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Occupational Health Month at Fiat

Fiat India Automobiles Ltd. had dedicated the month of July as ‘Occupational Health Month’. On 28th July 2017, a team of 2 doctors Dr. Ashish Yadav (M.S.Ortho) and Dr. Hiba Memon (PT) from Sancheti Hospital were invited to edify and create awareness about the same. There were approximately 70 employees which comprised of both white and blue collared namely desk job workers and  line workers.

The session commenced with a talk by Dr. Ashish Yadav on the topic- musculoskeletal  disorders amongst industrial workers where he addressed various problems such as neck pain, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. faced by the employees during their work tenure. He also highlighted the need to seek medical assistance as and when needed. The second session was taken up by Dr.Hiba Memon on the occupational ergonomics which encompassed correct posture to be adapted at work, use of right instruments along with exercise demonstration, which was mimicked by the entire audience. She laid emphasis on the need for implementing these exercises as a part of their work culture.

Both the sessions were followed by interaction with the audience. There was an exchange of dialogue related to their daily life scenarios.  The session was ended with lot of appreciation and promising response of implementing ergonomic analysis followed by a round of commended applaud from the staff of FIAT.


Mckenzie Event at Sancheti Hospital & Sancheti Healthcare Academy

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A discussion on McKenzie method of treating back, neck and joint pain was organized on 15 of July 2017, at Sancheti Hospital. McKenzie is an internationally well researched method used to evaluate and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders of spine and extremities.
 It was great honor to welcome Dr Asha Menon PT, Dip MDT from Mumbai, who facilitated the discussion. She is a faculty member of McKenzie Institute International, New Zealand, the Executive Director of McKenzie Institute India and also is the chief clinical principle of the only McKenzie Certified Clinic in India at Bharatiya Arogya Nidhi Hospital in Mumbai.
Dr Menon explained the concepts of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy commonly known as “McKenzie” with numerable validations from publications and data collected from patients worldwide. 74% of mechanical spinal disorders can give a directional preference, and the outcomes are known to be better, when directional preference exercise is utilised to manage patients. Evidences suggest the same in mechanical disorders of the joints. McKenzie utilizes detailed evidence based evaluation formats and then formulates precise exercise programs for effective pain relief, with focus on patient empowerment and self management, thus including prophylaxis. 
Sancheti hospital has McKenzie Certified clinicians who helped organize the event. McKenzie certified clinicians at Sancheti have been using the McKenzie approach to effectively treat back, neck and other joint pain.
The event was greatly appreciated by our doctors and students. Some feedback and highlights of the day are attached.

Sancheti Hospital Celebrated Doctor’s Day with the Patients and their happy experiences.



“Home away from Home “… is what patients feel about us!
Celebrated Doctors Day with the Patients and their happy experiences.
THANK YOU WELL WISHERS for attending Breakfast Meet at Sancheti Hospital!


Honoured To Serve Warkaris

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Tukaram & Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Wari is a big spiritual occasion in Pune & surrounding areas. On the occasion, thousands of Warkaris congregate and process towards Pandharpur.  Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy served Warkaris in 2 camps. One was held in Pune on 19th June, 2017 and second in Zendewadi, near Saswad in association with Shri Salasar Hanuman Chalisa Mandal, Pune. Dr. Riddhi, Dr. Sejal (2nd MPTs) Dr. Mayuri, Dr. Namrata , Dr. Kalpesh, Dr. Sanika,  Dr. Madhuri, Dr. Deepali (1st MPTs) were part of these camps. Numerous Warkaris with complaints of low back pain, calf pain, heel pain etc were given simple yet effective stretches and isometric training, posture corrections. Kinesio Taping was done for many of them to correct alignment and posture. Concept of health promotion was a integral part in both these camps so as to make the Warkaris aware about their pain and impact of physiotherapy in relieving that pain.