New Courses from IISM – 2018

New Courses from IISM – 2018

University Courses Offered: B.Sc Fitness & Lifestyle Modification (Duration 3 years, eligibility: +2 Science group) Fellowship In Fitness Medicine & Lifestyle Diseases Management (Duration 2 years, eligibility: MBBS) Fellowship In Sports Medicine & Sports Rehabilitation (Duration 2 years, eligibility: MBBS) Courses offered directly by our college:  Certificate Program in Fitness & Sports Physiotherapy (Duration 3 months, eligibility: […]

About Dr Kannan Pugazhendi

Dr. Kannan Pugazhendi, a pupil of the Madras Medical College graduated in the year 1986. He was fortunate about a career of sports medicine and was assigned to travel with Indian cricket team in 1989 (west indies series) as their team physician. He pursued his Master of sports medicine in New South Wales University, Australia. […]

Too much of a good thing is bad

Too much of a good thing is bad

            Has anyone won the 100 metres and the marathon title at the Olympics? Why can’t someone be the fastest at the shortest and the longest event?” asked my father’s friend. My dad replied, “The muscle fibre typing is totally different and the hypertrophy of muscle is detrimental to a […]

Potential vs Actual efficiency

Potential vs Actual efficiency

Training for a movement pattern is one and achieving complete range of movement with optimal control is another. It is essential and vital to achieve the range and control of a movement primarily to establish the neuro-muscular coordination and movement pattern for training,” dad said. “Can you give me an example?” the friend asked. “Squat […]

Train with a plan

Train with a plan

              What is this periodisation? How can this help any form of training?” asked dad’s friend. “Have you not been to a school? The classes conducted are called as periods. This is the same thing,” the friend’s wife answered. “This is not about academic work but it is to […]

Stretches for shin splints

Stretches for shin splints

My friend has severe pain on the right leg, below the knee and above the ankle, whenever she runs. She is not able to complete her run and is forced to walk to complete her warm-up,” sister complained to dad. “This is something people used to call shin splints,” dad replied. “What do you mean […]

Feel like a fish out of water? You are evolving

            The primitive man was a long-distance runner and hence could easily migrate to different continents. “I really feel like a fish out of the water,” proclaimed the friend. “Then that is the best thing to happen. You would now evolve faster,” dad said. “The fish that came out of […]

‘Sip, don’t gulp water’

            Can athletes take water during a competition?” asked the friend. “Water is the still the best fluid replacement before, during and after the exercise or game,” dad answered. “Then why do we have sports drinks?” asked the friend. “That is a different question. The idea of a sport drink […]

Stop giving excuses and start exercising

          This is the first time I’m hearing the words, exercise evasion. I have heard of tax evasion but not exercise evasion, and you mean the consequences can more be dire and calamitous? What are the common excuses for exercise evasion?” asked the friend. “Let us take it one at a […]

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