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24 May 2009

News Archive

Bupa Accused Of Bullying Tactics Over Physiotherapist's Fees Which Will Restrict Patient Choice

08 May 2009 - 1:00 PDT

Bupa has set in motion a campaign to lower the fees that physios charge their members, and to reduce the number of approved providers, which will decimate the industry and restrict patient choice.

Physios should have the commercial autonomy to set their own fees and to request that their patients settle their accounts following treatment.

Bupa are trying to reduce the number of Physios holding approved provider status from the current number of 13,000 practitioners to 1000, thereby severely restricting patient choice.

Facing an outlook of rising costs and falling revenue, Bupa is exercising its considerable corporate muscle to coerce Physiotherapists, in private practices all over the country, into absorbing core cost-bearing functions. Bupa has admitted using its dominant market position to force local Physiotherapists to take over the major share of its claims processing in an effort to transfer costs and increase its own margins.

Bupa originally stated in discussions with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Private Practitioners Association (Physio First) in October 2008 that it wanted to cull the number of physios it recognized to treat its members from 13,000 to 1000. Bupa have since retreated from this position in discussions with the CSP but not before they had caused widespread panic in the industry. Private physiotherapy is largely made up of sole practitioners or small businesses. In the current economic climate, the threat of losing a significant proportion of income is of grave concern to physiotherapists.

Bupa's attempt to try and impose onerous, one sided, contracts on vulnerable practitioners will inevitably disenfranchise patients. The tough contractual terms being proposed will require a substantial increase in time spent on unproductive, unpaid administration on Bupa's behalf. The result will be less time spent with the patient and a significant deterioration in the personal bond between patient and Physiotherapist that is essential to speedy recovery.

Physiotherapy London

21 May 2009

Physiotherapy Colleges in India

Physiotherapy Colleges in Andhra Pradesh

Name Address Seats
Apollo College of Physiotherapy Apollo Hospitals Campus, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033 (A.P.) Ph: 040-23607777, 23550332 Email: Website:
Govt. Nizamia Tibbi CollegeNizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University) Panjagutta, Hyderabad 500482 (A.P.)

Physiotherapy Colleges in Bihar

Name/Address Phone Seats
Indian Institute of Health Education & Research
Health Institute Road, Beur, (Near Central Jail), Patna 800002 (Bihar)
0612-252999 *****
National Institute of Health Education & Research Rajputana Gali, Maharajganh, Gulzarbagh,
Patna 800007 (Bihar)
***** *****
National Institute of Physiotherapy & Communication Disorders
PMP Bhavan, Kashi Nath Lane, East Lohanipur, Patna 800003 (Bihar)
***** *****

Physiotherapy Colleges in Chandigarh

Name Address Seats
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

Chandigarh 160012 (Punjab)
Ph:0172-2747585 to 600

Physiotherapy Colleges in Delhi

Name Address Seats
Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy Karkardooma, Vikas Marg, Delhi 110092
Ph: 011-22379827
Amity School of Physiotherapy Yasho Bhavan, Okhla Centre, Opposite Don Bosco Technical Institute, Okhla Road, New Delhi 110025
Ph: 26326800, 26325335
Banarasidas Chandiwala Institute of Physiotherapy Chandiwala Estate, Maa Anandmai Ashram Marg, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019
Ph: 26382276-77
Delhi Institute of Rural Development Holambi Khurd, Delhi 110082
Ph: 27700815
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Jamia Hamdard University (Deemed University) Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi 110062
Ph: 011-26059688 Extn. 5516
Guru Gobind Indraprastha University Kashmere Gate, Delhi 110006
Ph: 23869313-16
Institute of Public Health & Hygiene RZ-A-44, Mahipalpur, New Delhi 110037
Ph: 26782850-54, 26781075
Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine & Allied Science FC-31, DDA's Institutional Area,
Near Pushpawati Singhania Hospital, Press Enclave Road, Seikh Sarai, Phase-II
New Delhi 110017
Ph: 011-26257793-94
Nice Academy of Paramedical Science JMSS Hospital, Nagli Dairy Colony,
Near State Bank of India, Najafgarh Road,
New Delhi 110043
Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped 4, Vishnu Digamber Marg, New Delhi 110002
St. Joan's College of Vocational Studies School of Physiotherapy, B-85,
Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
Ph: 011-55682566, 24334070

Physiotherapy Colleges in Haryana

Name Address Seats
Faridabad Institute of Technology SE/1, B.P., NTT, Faridabad (Haryana)
Ph: 0129-2412811, 5001334
G.B. Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Brahmanvas, Rohtak (Haryana) *****
Gaur Bhahman Ayurvedic & Physiotherapy College Brahmanwas Rohtak (Haryana) *****
Shri Baba Mast Nath College of Physiotherapy Asthal Bohar, Rohtak 124001 (Haryana) *****
Thakardevi Takanram D.A.V. Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Professors' Colony, Yamuna Nagar 135001 (Haryana)
Ph: 01732-226823
JCD College of Physiotherapy
JCD Vidyapeeth,Barnala Road,Sirsa
JCD MemorialCollege Of Physiotherapy JCD Vidyapeeth,Barnala Road, Sirsa ,
Ph: 01666-238120

Physiotherapy Colleges in Karnataka

Name Phone/E-mail Seats
Acharya Institute of Health Sciences Cholanagar, RT Nagar Post,
Bangalore 560032 (Kar.)
Ph: 080-23530369, 23543916
Al-Ameen College of Physiotherapy
Houser Road, Near Lalbagh Main Gate,
Bangalore 560027 (Kar.)
Ph: 080-22222402, 22234619 *******
Alva's College of Physiotherapy
Alvas Health Centre Complex, Moodbidri, Karkala Taluk, Dakshina Kannada 574227 (Kar.)
Ph: 08258-238104-11
Bangalore Medical College
Fort, Bangalore 560002 (Kar)
Ph: 080-26701529 *******
Bapuji College of Medical Sciencesn
Sowlang Road, I Man, Shimoga 577201 (Kar.)
Email: *******
Capital Colleges of Medical Sciences
No.9, BCIE, Old Madras Road, Doorvaninaga, Bangalore 560016 (Kar.)
Ph: 080-8512240, 8513583 *******
City College of Physiotherapy
Pound Garden, Kardri, Mangalore 575003 (Kar.)
Ph: 0824-2223275
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College Kadugondanahalli, Bangalore 560045 (Kar.) Ph: 080-25478904, 25476498
Dr. Syamala Reddy Academy of Paramedical Sciences
298-299, S.G.R. Towers, 7th Cross, Domlur Layout, Bangalore 560071 (Kar.)
******* *******
East West College of Physiotherapy
1954, 8th Main, 'E' Block, II State,
Rajajinagar, Bangalore 560010 (Kar.)
******* *******
Father Muller Institute of Health Sciences Fr. Muller's Road, P.B.No. 501, Kankanady, Mangalore 575002 (Kar.) Ph: 0824-2436301-0
Forence College of Physiotherapy
16th Cross, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar,
Bangalore 560038 (Kar.)
Ph: 080-25250477, 25284882 *****
Garden City College of Physiotherapy
No. 628/C, 11th Cross, Ist Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560038 (Kar.)
Ph: 080-25288831, 25271385
Goutham Institute of Medical Sciences
258, 2nd Cross, 5th Main, Manjunathnagar, W.O.C. Road, Rajajinagar,
Bangalore 560010 (Kar.)
Ph: 080-23303737
HKE's College of Physiotherapy Gulbarga, 585105 (Kar.) ***** *****
HMS College of Physiotherapy
Shettihalli, Tumkur 572102 (Kar.)
Hosmat Education Institution
No 45-Magrah Road, Bangalore 560023 (Kar.)
Ph: 8080-25593796,
Infant Jesus College of Physiotherapy
#6, 2nd Stage, VijayNagar,
Bangalore 560040 (Kar.)
PH: 080-23300668/958
Institute of Health Sciences
Vidyanagar, Panjimogaru,
Mangalore 575013 (Kar.)
Email: *****
Institute of Nursing Sciences
AB Shetty Circle, Mangalore 575013 (Kar.)
***** 80
J.N. Medical College JNMC Campus, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum 590010 (Kar.) Email: *****
JSS College of Physiotherapy Sri Shivarathreshwaranagar, Mysore 570015 (Kar.) Email: *****
K.T.G. College of Physiotherapy
Hegganahally Cross, Sunkadakatte, Vishwaneedam Post, Via, Magadi road,
Bangalore 560091
Ph: 080-28361926
K. Pandyarajah Ballal College of Physiotherapy Mangalore 574159 (Kar.) Ph: 0824-2217978, 2466290
Karnataka College of Physiotherapy
S.C.S. Hospital, Upper Bendoor, Mangalore 575002 (Kar.)
Ph: 0824-2222157, 2451442
Kasturba Medical College
Mangalore 575001 (Kar.)
***** 50
Kasturba Medical College
Manipal 576119 (Kar.)
***** *****
Kempergowda Institute of Physiotherapy K.R. Road, Bangalore 560004 (Kar.) Ph: 26619960
Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy
#5, Sarjapur Road, Koramangla, Bangalore 560034 (Kar.)
Ph: 080-25532751, 25532620 *****
Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy A.J. Towers, Balmatta, Mangalore 575002 (Kar.) Ph: 0824-22213936/8626 75

Name Phone/E-mail Seats
M.R. Medical College
Gulbarga, 585105 (Kar.)
Ph: 08472-220307
M.S. Ramaiah Medical College
Physiotherapy Department, MSR Nagar, MSRIT Post, Vidya Soudhu, Bangalore 560054 (Kar.)
Ph: 080-23608361, 23607473
Extn.: 425/403
M.V.J. College of Physiotherapy Channasandra, Near ITPL,
Bangalore 560067 (Kar.)
Ph: 080-255611740, 9845501326 ******
Manipal Academy of Higher Education Madhav Nagar, Manipal 576119 (Kar.) ****** ******
Maurya College of Physiotherapy
No.9, Wheelers Road, Frazer Town,
Bangalore 560005 (Kar.)
Ph: 080-25543827
Email: mcpbng@rguhs.nic.inn
Navodaya College of Physiotherapy Navodaya Eduction Trust, P.B. No. 26, South Kacheri Road, Raichur 584101 (Kar.) Email: ******
Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy
7th Floor, Ramabhavan Complex, Kodialbail, Mangalore 575002 (Kar.)
Ph: 0824-2464784
Noori College of Physiotherapy
Anderson Pet, KGF 563113, Kolar Distt. (Kar.)
Email: ******
Padmashree College of Physiotherapy Nagarbhavi Circle, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore 560072 Ph: 080-23211099, 23217664
S.D.M. College of Physiotherapy
Dhavalnagar, Sattur, Dharwad 580009 (Kar.)
Ph: 0836-22462253, 22477837 ******
Shanthinikethana College of Physiotherapy CIB, Colony, Chikdi, Bidar 585403 (Kar.) ****** ******
Shekar College of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
#81, Bull Temple Road, Bangalore 560019 (Kar.)
Ph: 080-28470090
Shree Devi college of Physiotherapy Ballalbagh, Mangalore 575003 (Kar.) Ph: 0816-2572106/72844 ******
Sreedevi College of Physiotherapy
Lingapur, Sira Road, Tumkur 572106 (Kar.)
Ph: 0824-2456501/7937
Sri B.M. Patil Medical College
Sholapur Road, Bijapur 586103 (Kar.)
Ph: 08352-262069, 250770
Srimal Rikhabchand Sukhani College of Physiotherapy
I.B. Road, Station Area, Raichur 584101 (Kar.)
Email: ******
Srinivas College of Physiotherapy
G.H.S. Road, Mangalore 575001 (Kar.)
Ph: 0824-2440061, 2425966
St. John College of Physiotherapy
6, II Main, Vijaynagar II State,
Bangalore 560040 (Kar.)
****** ******
The Oxford College of Physiotherapy
I Phase, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore 560078
Ph: 080-26552500-04 ******
Thakardevi Takanram Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilition
Professor Colony, Yamuna Nagar 135001 (Kar.)
Ph: 01732-226823
Vikas College of Physiotherapy
Urva, Chilimbi, Ashoknagar (P.O.) Mangalore 575006 (Kar.)
Ph: 0824-2459020/5016 ******
Yenepoya College of Physiotherapy
Medical & Dental Campus, Deralakatte,
Mangalore 574118 (Kar.)
Ph: 0824-2704668/79

Physiotherapy Colleges in Kerala

Name/Address Activity Courses Seats
Mohatma Gandhi University Medical College Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam 686560 (Kerala) Medical ***** ****

Physiotherapy Colleges in Madhya Pradesh

Name/Address Phone/E-mail Seats
Indore Institute of Paramedical Sciences
22, GF Scheme No.54, Opp. Meghdoot Garden, Vijaya Nagar, Indore (M.P.)
Ph: 2552833, 2552844, 5003333
Indore Institute of Paramedical Sciences
95-AF, Slice-6, Sector B, SCH-78, Indore (M.P.)
******* *******
M.G.M. Medical College
Indore (M.P.)
******* 32
R.G. Trivedi College of Physiotherapy
1/1, Akbarpur Kolar Road, Bhopal
******* *******
S.D. Medical Institute & Research Centre
Bhopal Road, Muzaffarnagar 251001 (M.P.)
Ph: 0131-26207279 *******

Physiotherapy Colleges in Maharashtra

Name Address Phone/Email Seats
All India Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400034 (Maha) ****** ****
BJ Medical College Ganesh Khind, Pune 411001 (Maha.) ****** ****
College of Physiotherapy PO Loni 413736, Distt. Ahmednagar (Maha.) Ph: 02422-273600
Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Kasaba Bawda, Kolhapur 410006 (Maha.) ****** ****
Govt. Medical College Nagpur 440003 (Maha.) ****** 20
Grant Medical College Byculla, Mumbai (Maha.) ******
K.J. Somaiya College of Physiotherapy & Research Centre Estern Highway, Sion, Mumbai 400022 (Maha.) PH: 022-24090253, 24020933 30
Krishna Institute of Physiotherapy Karad, Satara (Maha.) ****** 30
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College Sion, Mumbai 400022 (Maha.) ****** 10
Mahatma Gandhi Mission's College of Physiotherapy Sector-18, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai 410209 (Maha.) ****** 30
NDMVP College of Physiotherapy Vasantdada Nagar, Adgaon, Nashik 422003 (Maha.) ****** 30
Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy Pimpri, Pune 411018 (Maha.) Ph: 020-27420010, 27420156
Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Memorial Medical Trust's Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College Sawangi (Meghe) Wardha 442004 (Maha.) Ph: 07152-240129
Sancheti Institute of Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Shivaji Nagar, Pune 411005 (Maha.) ****** ****
Seth G.S. Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Parel, Mumbai 400012 (Maha.) ****** 40
Terna Charitable Trust College of Physiotherapy Sector-12, Phase-II, Nerul, Navi Mumbai 400706 (Maha.) Ph. 022-27720563, 27721442 30
Topiwala National Medical College Dr. A.L. Nair Road, Mumbai 400008 (Maha.) ****** 10
VSPM's College of Physiotherapy Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Digdoh Hills, Hingna Road, Nagpur 440019 (Maha.) Ph: 07104-236290 50

Physiotherapy Colleges in Rajasthan

Name/Address Phone Seats
School of Physio & Occupational Therapy
S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur 302004 (Raj.)
PH: 49020 10

Physiotherapy Colleges in Orissa

Name/Address Phone Seats
National Institute of Rehabilitation Training & Research Olatpur, P.O. Bairoi, Cuttack 754010 (Orissa) ******

Physiotherapy Colleges in Pondicherry

Name Address Seats

Physiotherapy Colleges in Punjab

Name/Address Phone Seats
Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar (Punjab) ****

Physiotherapy Colleges in Rajasthan

Name/Address Phone Seats
School of Physio & Occupational Therapy
S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur 302004 (Raj.)
PH: 49020 10

Physiotherapy Studies in Tamil Nadu

Name Address/Phone Seats
AALIM Muhammed Salegh College of Paramedical Sciences Nizara Bonanza, Opposite to L.I.C., 813, Anna Salai, Chennai 600002 (T.N.)
Ph: 28555499, 28588559
Adhiparasakthi College of Physiotherapy Melmaruvathur MGR Distt. 603319 (T.N.)
Ph: 04115-229257/378
Annai Theressa Institute of Paramedical Sciences Bharath Hospital, Bangalore Byepass Road, Salem 636004 (T.N.) *****
B.S. College of Physiotherapy 114, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai 600096 (T.N.) *****
Bharani Swathi College of Physiotherapy V.G.P. Babu Nagar Medavakkam, Chennai 610302
Ph: 044-2277078
C.E. & C.T. College of Paramedical Sciences Coimbatore 641006 (T.N.) *****
Cheran College of Physiotherapy Cheran Institute of Health Sciences, Coimbatore 641005 (T.N.) *****
Chennai Medical College Chennai 600003 (T.N.) *****
Christian Medical College Thorapudi P.O., Vellore 632002 (T.N.)
Ph: 2262603,
College of Physiotherapy Rajaji Tuberculosis Hospital, Tiruchirapalli 620001 (T.N.) *****
College of Physiotherapy Poonamallee, Chennai 600077 (T.N.) *****
Gokulam Institute of Paramedical Sciences 102, Saradha College Road, Salem 636004 (T.N.)
Ph: 0427-2448171/72
Govt. College of Physiotherapy Trichy 620001 (T.N.) *****
Govt. Institute of Rehabilitation & Artificial Limb Centre K.K. Nagar Chennai 600083 (T.N.) *****
Jay J College of Physiotherapy PV Vaithyalingam Road, Malliga Nagar,
Old Pallavaram, chennai 600043 (T.N.)
J.K. College of Nursing & Paramedical S.F.No.-90, Kamaraj Road (Next to ESI Hospital) Varadarajapuram,
Singanallur, Coimbatore 641015 (T.N.)
Ph: 0422-2577136, 2577136
J.K.K. Munirajah Medical Research Foundations College of Physiotherapy, Ethirmedu, Kumarapalayam,
Salem Distt. 638183 (T.N.)
K.B.Y.S. College of Physiotherapy Pudukotai Distt. 622503 (T.N.) *****
K.M.C.H. College of Para-Medicine Post Box. No-3209, Avanashi Road, Coimbatore 641014 (T.N.)
Ph: 0422-2627196/784
Kavimoni College of Physiotherapy Maruthi Towers, No.-1569, Trichy Road,
Opp. CMC Hospital, Coimbatore 641014 (T.N.)
Maharaja College of Physiotherapy Besant Nagar, Chennai 600090 (T.N.)
Ph: 044-24917646
Nanda College of Paramedical Sciences 33, Perundurai Main Road,
Thindal P.O. Erode 638009 (T.N.)
Padmavathi College of Physiotherapy Krishnagiri Main Road, Periyanahalli,
Dharmapuri 635205 (T.N.)
Ph: 04348-247201/247146
Raja Muthiah Institute of Health Sciences Annamalai Nagar 608002 (T.N.)
Ph: 22068
R.V.S. College of Physiotherapy 242-B, Trichy Road, Sulur, Coimbatore 641402 (T.N.)
Ph: 0422-2687421/80
S.R.M. College of Physiotherpy No.6, Bharathi Salai, Rampuram, Chennai 600689 (T.N.)
Ph: 044-22491934
Saveetha Dental College and Hospital (College of Physiotherapy) 162, Poonamalle By-Pass Road, Chennai 600077 (T.N.)
Ph: 044-26801580/587
School of Physio & Occuptional Therapy CMC, Vellore (T.N.) *****
Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences 395, Sarojini Naidu Road, New Sidhapudur, Coimbatore 641044 (T.N.)
Ph: 0422-2210075/76
Sri Jaya Paramedical Educational Institute 21, Haddows Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600006 (T.N.) *****
Sri Padmavathy College of Physiotherpy Tiruchirapalli 621001 (T.N.) *****
Sri Ram Chandra Medical College & Research Institute Porur, Chennai 600016 (T.N.)
Ph: 24765512, 24769816
Thanthai Roever College of Physiotherapy Elambalur, Perambalur, Trichy Distt. 621212 (T.N.)
Ph: 0452-2534593, 2534701
V.K. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Elayampalayam, Tirchengodu 637205 (T.N.) *****
Vinayaka Mission College of Physiotherapy Sankari Main Road, Salem 636308 (T.N.)
Ph: 0427-2477316/17
Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Ela Yampalayaam, Tiruchengode,
Namakkal 637205 (T.N.)
Ph: 04288-234427/670

Physiotherapy Studies in Uttar Pradesh

Name/Address E-mail Seats
IPEC Education Campus B-58, Surya Nagar, Flyover Road, Site IV, Sahibabad, Distt. Ghaziabad (U.P.)
PH: 0120-2895135, 2896375
Santosh Medical & Dental Colleges No.1, Santosh Nagar, Pratap Vihar, Ghaziabad 201009 (U.P.)
Ph: 0120-47411410-3

Physiotherapy Colleges Uttaranchal

Name Address Seats
Mahatama Gandhi Medical & Cancer Research Centre Harrawala, Hardwar Road, Dehra Dun (Utt.)
Sardar Bhagwan Singh PG Institute of Biomedical Sciences & Research Balawala, Dehradun 248161 (Utt.) Ph: 0135-2685753, 2686246 Email: Website:

Physiotherapy Studies in West Bengal

Name/Address E-mail Seats
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research 244, Acharya J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata 700020 (W.B.) ***** ***
National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped B.T. Road, Kolkata 700090 (W.B.) *** ***

Diabetes-Specific Exercise Tips

  • Discuss with your doctor what types of exercise might be appropriate for you. Complications of diabetes such as severe eye disease and nerve damage may make some forms of exercise dangerous for you. Your doctor may also schedule a test to see how your heart responds to exercise.
  • Do not exercise if your blood sugar is greater than 250 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter) and your ketones positive. This is an indication that you already may have a lack of insulin and exercise will only cause a greater rise in your blood sugar. Hydrate yourself and adjust your insulin as necessary, contact your health care provider.
  • Use caution when exercising if your blood sugar is greater than 300 mg/dL without evidence of ketones, exercise may help decrease your sugars, but it's possible they will increase instead. Hydrate well prior to and after exercise and keep track of your sugars and ketones.
  • Learn the effects of various types of exercise on your blood sugar.
  • Have carbohydrate-based foods available for exercise and for the period following exercise. Add carbohydrates to your meals if you plan on doing exercise, adjust your insulin dose appropriately in anticipation of exercise.

Diabetes and Exercise Tips

  • To reduce the risk of hypoglycemia if you have diabetes, follow a regular routine of exercising, eating your meals, and taking your medicines at the same time each day.
  • Prolonged or strenuous exercise can cause your body to produce adrenaline and other hormones that can counteract the effects of insulin and cause your blood sugar to rise. If you are participating in strenuous exercise (exercising at your maximum capacity) or prolonged exercise (lasting for several hours or more), your insulin and/or oral diabetic medicine may need to be changed. Talk to your health care provider about how to adjust your medicine.
  • Be careful exercising when your medicine is reaching its peak effect.
  • Depending on the time of exercise, reducing your dose of either long-acting insulin or short-acting insulin will be necessary. Your doctor can recommend how to make this adjustment.
  • Exercise with someone who knows you have diabetes and knows what to do if you have a low blood-sugar reaction.
  • Wear a medical identification tag (for example, MedicAlert) or carry an identification card that states you have diabetes.

What Types of Exercise Is Best for Diabetes?

Strength Training and Type 2 Diabetes

The latest findings show that exercise such as strength training has a profound impact on helping people manage their diabetes. In a recent study of Hispanic men and women, 16 weeks of strength training produced dramatic improvements in sugar control that are comparable to taking diabetes medication. Additionally, the study volunteers were stronger, gained muscle, lost body fat, had less depression, and felt much more self-confident.

For more detail, see WebMD's article Strength Training and Diabetes.

Aerobic Fitness and Type 2 Diabetes

Any activity that raises your heart rate and keeps it up for an extended period of time will improve your aerobic fitness. Aerobic exercise helps decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes and helps those with diabetes to better manage their blood sugar levels. Besides the health benefits, exercise is fun and boosts your mood. It's hard to feel stressed when you're walking fast on a treadmill or swimming laps in a pool.

Exercise Affect Blood Sugar Levels

Normally, insulin is released from the pancreas when the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood increases, such as after eating. Insulin stimulates the liver and muscles to take in excess glucose. This results in a lowering of the blood sugar level.

When exercising, the body needs extra energy or fuel (in the form of glucose) for the exercising muscles. For short bursts of exercise, such as a quick sprint to catch the bus, the muscles and the liver can release stores of glucose for fuel. With continued moderate exercising, however, your muscles take up glucose at almost 20 times the normal rate. This lowers blood sugar levels.

But intense exercise can have the opposite effect and actually increase your blood glucose levels. This is especially true for many people with diabetes. The body recognizes intense exercise as a stress and releases stress hormones that tell your body to increase available blood sugar to fuel your muscles. If this happens to you, you may need a little bit of insulin after intense workouts.

For a variety of reasons, after exercise, people with diabetes may have an increase or a decrease in their blood sugar levels.

Exercise helps control type 2 diabetes

  • Improving your body's use of insulin.
  • Burning excess body fat, helping to decrease and control weight (decreased body fat results in improved insulin sensitivity).
  • Improving muscle strength.
  • Increasing bone density and strength.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Helping to protect against heart and blood vessel disease by lowering 'bad' LDL cholesterol and increasing 'good' HDL cholesterol.
  • Improving blood circulation and reducing your risk of heart disease.
  • Increasing energy level and enhancing work capacity.
  • Reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and releasing tension and anxiety.

20 May 2009

Meeting of FCRP-BD at Mirpur Centre

A second meeting of Friends of CRP-Bangladesh (FCRP-BD) was held at the Mirpur Center of the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) on 2nd May 2009 to form a structured FCRP-BD body. .
The meeting started with the welcome speech of the founder and coordinator of CRP Valerie A. Taylor. With the aspect of the first meeting in March the Chairman of the Trust for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (TRP) Mr. Saidur Rahman started the discussion regarding a structured form of the FCRP-BD. He mentioned that in the last meeting we started discussing the possible ways that the FCRP-BD members could contribute at CRP. He said 60% contribution come from the individual supporters of CRP. If we could include the corporate donors and supporters, who especially related with the media can do a greater help for CRP. He stressed on professionalism. He advised the Donor Liaison officer of the organization Mr. Abu Zafor to share the list of FCRP-BD members with the other members who were present at that meeting, So that they could work on a small group to form a FCRP-BD body. After one month they will sit again. Mr. Rahman said, so far we could not utilise the government officials; we should think to seek help from them properly.
Mr. Mustaque Ahmed a long standing supporter of CRP said, FCRP-BD should sit together within very short time to form a body. They may even sit once in every two or three months. He mentioned that in Savar centre, we charge a minimum fee from the patients for treatment according to their financial condition. A patient is catagorised according to his/her economic status and received the subsidise treatment. He suggested to provid absolutely free treatment for all the patients.
Another FCRP-BD member Mr. Aziz U Ahamed, a formerly of UNHCR(Geneva) said, 425 registered members are enough to make CRP a billion dollars project. He stressed that FCRP-BD should be the fundraising force of CRP. He suggested enlisting the potential persons who can contribute at CRP but not yet listed.
The meeting decided to sit again in a large gathering after working out with the FCRP-BD member-list within very short time to form a structured body for FCRP-BD.
FCRP-BD members Mr. Asgar Hosain, Dr. Mohammad A. Jabbar along with Mrs. A. Jabbar and some senior staff from Savar and Mirpur were present at the meeting and participated the discussion.

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About CRP Bangladesh

CRP has a strong commitment to training and believes that training plays a vital role if health care services in Bangladesh are to be strengthened and developed. At present, only a few health professionals in Bangladesh are trained adequately to provide appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.

In response to the lack of training facilities for health care professionals, BHPI was established in 1992 with the goal of producing highly skilled staff to work in health care provision and rehabilitation countrywide.

BHPI provides a number of nationally recognised training courses. These courses include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy Bsc Honours Degrees, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Diplomas, Laboratory Sciences and Radiography Diploma, Certificate in Education for Special Education and Diploma in Rehabilitation Nursing. All the courses run at the BHPI are recognised by their respective government departments.

Some other institutes in Bangladesh offer physiotherapy courses at various levels but the BHPI is the only institute in the country to offer a Bsc Honours Degree course in Occupational Therapy and a Bsc Honours Degree course in Speech and Language Therapy. CRP is constantly promoting these professions by lobbying and networking with the government to create posts and awareness of the value of allied health in the medical community. However, one of the best ways for people to become aware of the value of these professions is to see them in practice. Successful examples of this are the student placements in different government hospitals and non-government hospitals such as Dhaka Medical College & Hospital (DMCH), National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases (NICVD), National Institute of Traumatology, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation (NITOR), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) and Bangladesh Institute for the Rehabilitation of Diabetes Metabolic and Endrocine Disorders (BIRDEM). Even though the students are not fully qualified, they make a tremendous impact and can demonstrate how effective the multidisciplinary team can be.

From the occupational therapy placement at NIMH, CRP has received interest form different institutions and organisations who are interested in creating positions in the future, including Drug Rehabilitation Centres and the Schizophrenia Association.

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18 May 2009

World Physical Therapy Day - Bangladesh

he Bangladesh Physiotherapy Association (BPA) celebrated World Physical Therapy Day on 8 September 2008 with a press conference, attended by the Chairman of the regulatory reform commission. The BPA used this press conference to recommend the restructuring of the health care delivery system in Bangladesh, and inclusion of qualified physical therapists in the health care system. There was also a rally in central Dhaka which was attended by around 700 people.

Colourful posters were on display in physiotherapy institutes, medical colleges and hospitals to raise awareness about physiotherapy among the general population.

Picture of physiotherapy in Bangladesh

Physiotherapy course in Bangladesh was first started at the National Orthopedic Hospital (NITOR) under the affiliation of the University of Dhaka in 1973.From then it follows a path of rise and fall. Within last 15 years, realizing the prospect, some private universities have also launched the subject though have lack of facilities.
Introducing a subject does not mean the establishment of the respective profession.
BSc physios don’t get job at public hospitals cause there is no post for them. We repeatedly told the govt to create physio posts at the govt funded hospitals. But the authority did not show any interest regarding this, mysteriously {may be the doctors who think we would reduce their income, influenced the government .Doctors here have strong association which is politically biased}.
After graduation we begin our career. Actually, private health sector is doing a great job by proving jobs for physios.
I believe, continuing professional development by gaining knowledge, conducting research, is essential if we want to see our profession in a respectable position. But there is no opportunity for further education in Bangladesh. We are insisting our govt to start MSc course at public universities. Apart from these efforts, support from international level is also crucial.
In short, we need 3 things: job, council, further education. We all know what the problems are. Now we need motivated action to solve the problems.

So Bangladeshi physios, put your responses here……………

Moshiur Rahman (a physio from Bangladesh)
Cell: 0189 48 43 46

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