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About Physiotherapy

It is said 'physician adds years to life while a Physiotherapist adds life to years'. Physiotherapy is a safe, Non - invasive mode of treatment without any adverse Side effects.

It is a well know fact that there is an ever - growing demand for physiotherapists not only in India, but also across the world. It is because, only through Physiotherapy the daily aches and pains of housewives, the neck pains of IT Professionals, the Joint pains of the elderly and aged or the displacement pains resulting from accidents can be alleviated. It also has widespread applications in promotion of health in such stages as menopause and child bearing women, advanced age, and in vocational situations as IT workers, industrial workers, Sports men, etc.

While other medical sciences such as orthopedics (bone, muscle and ligament), Neurology 9brain, Spinal Cord and nerves), Cardiothoracic (heart and lungs), Pediatrics (children's health), Sports Medicine (injuries from sports) OBG (woman's health) treat the disease and deformities, it is only Physiotherapy that can take it forward and holistically restore mobility. Physiotherapy holds the key to rehabilitate cases of paralysis, fractures, muscle pains deformities etc., by using therapeutic modalities and exercises.

Physiotherapy is a holistic science through which ailments and deformities are assessed, diagnosed and treated through physical agents like heat, cold, sound, light and exercise. Without this, the recovery of the patient is at doubt.These and many other features of Physiotherapy offer tremendous opportunities for gain full and useful employment across institutions, world over.

Some of them are:
Hospitals & Nursing Homes
Sports Training Facilities
Rehabilitation Centers for the handicapped
Physiotherapy Equipment Manufacturers
Schools for the Mentally Retarded & Physically Disabled Children
Industrial Establishments
Fitness & Wellness Centers
Defense Medical Establishments
Educational institutions etc.

How Physiotherapists treat
Physiotherapy treatments can include the following:
Personalized exercise programs designed to improve your strength, range of motion, and function
Joint mobilization and manipulation to reduce pain and stiffness
Hot and cold packs and modalities to relieve pain, reduce swelling, speed up the healing process, improve movement and function
Airway Clearance methods to assist people with breathing difficulties
Skin and wound care
Management of incontinence including pelvic floor re-education
Functional activity and tolerance testing and training
Work and occupational re-training and return to work planning
Prescription, fabrication and application of assistive, adaptive, supportive and protective devices and equipment
Environmental change, focusing on removing barriers to function

Some Common Treatment Areas
Tennis Elbow
A common term used to describe pains in the forearm and elbow area. However this condition is not restricted to tennis player but can affect golfers, gardeners and factory workers who strain their arm. The condition can be treated with manual therapy, ultrasound and use of an arm brace.

Lower Back pain
These can have a variety of causes from poor posture to whiplash and even uneven leg length. Most patients can be successfully treated with a combination of manual therapy, postural correction and workplace posture adjustments.

Strains & Sprains
Muscle strains and ligament sprains are very common and not just in sportsmen and women. They can be extremely painful and debilitating but fortunately do repond very well to electrotherapy such as ultrasound or laser and graded exercises.

Cardiothoracic
Disorders of the cardio respiratory system including asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis are treated with Rehabilitation after thoracic surgery very effectively. Physiotherapy - led cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) is a Clinical and cost effective intervention for those living with cardiovascular diseases.

Neurological
Disorders of t he nervous system including acquired head injuries , stroke , spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis are treated through Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapy Treatment
The aim of physiotherapy is to restore movement and normal mobility functions, post illness, injury and deformity. Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages and with patients of all ages and with a wide range of health conditions. Whether it is pain Management and rehabilitation from an acute injury like a sprained ankle, or management of chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, a physiotherapist can help bring back normalcy. But physiotherapy is not limited to rehabilitation of injury and the effects of disease or disability alone. A Physiotherapist also provides education and advice for fitness, well being, disease and injury prevention.

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