All of us here at Actin Physio are proud to introduce you to the latest member of our team, Karma Bhutia.
Karma graduated with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy (2005) and Postgraduate Masters degree in Manual Therapy & Sports Physiotherapy (2009) from University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, one of the pioneering institute for Post Graduate Manual Therapy/Manipulative Physiotherapy studies, which was originally started by Geoffrey D. Maitland. He is a certified Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) through University of British Columbia. He holds Level II Sports Trainer Certificate from Sports Medicine Australia and is a Member of Sports Medicine Australia.He also has successfully completed the competency exam from The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy United States and is Licensed to practice Physiotherapy in New York State. His thesis / research during his Master’s programme involved a study on “Efficacy of Sports Specific Balance (Proprioception) training on incidence of Ankle Sprains in Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball Players: A Systematic Review”.
Since 2005 Karma worked as a Physiotherapist in India, Australia and Canada. Work experience includes Hospital Settings, Private Practice Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Motor Vehicle Accident injuries, Workplace and Sports injuries. Karma has also worked as a team Physiotherapist for South Australian National Football league (Aussie Rules Football) in Adelaide.
Karma uses his sound clinical reasoning to Educate, Assess and Manage patients with musculoskeletal (muscles / bones / joints / nerves) problems. Integrating IMS into his physiotherapy practice allows him to diagnose and treat the chronic myofascial (muscle/ fascia interface) pain that can be present in the musculoskeletal system in the absence of any obvious signs of injury or inflammation.
Karma’s treatment techniques include Soft tissue manipulation, Myofascial release, Manual therapy, Spine and Peripheral Joint mobilization and Manipulation, Chan Gunn Intramuscular stimulation and exercise therapy. His areas of practice include advanced musculoskeletal assessment of posture, movement patterns and muscle imbalances which may lead to chronic pain, work and sports injuries as well as treating headaches, neck, shoulder, lower back, hip, knee and ankle disorders.
Karma enjoys solving problems and finding ways to help people improve their quality of life and maximize their potential.