Physiotherapy (PT) is used for treating deformities, ailments and injuries through the use of different types of methods, like electrotherapy, exercise, heat therapy, and massage. Physiotherapy is also referred to as physical therapy. It is beneficial in the treatment of cardiopulmonary, neurological, and orthopaedic diseases. Every age-group of patients, such as adults, children, and infants, can benefit from PT based procedures and treatments. A physiotherapist is a trained health care professional, who makes use of various methods for the treatment of disorders for enabling patients to make the overall quality of their life better.
Manipal Hospitals, best physiotherapy hospital in Hebbal, Bangalore have a strong team of physiotherapists who work in conjunction with other specialists to provide a personalised plan, focused to treat the specific problem(s) of the patient.
While the patient is an in-patient, the treatment is performed with full precaution and care to ensure that the individual recovers enough to be discharged. When the individual is discharged, a full regime is provided to the patient that they need to follow, of which various exercises are to be performed in their home or place of work. Proper and appropriate advice and training is given to the individuals so that they can use the required equipment on their own effectively, and perform all their treatments with ease, care, and taking all precautions.
Physiotherapy is commonly used to treat neck pain. Neck physiotherapy will reduce stiffness or pain so that an exercise programme geared at stretching and strengthening the neck can begin. For the treatment, the specific exercises, methods, and duration will be specific for each person.
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Physiotherapy for Joint Injuries
Any of the body joints can contract an injury. Joints enable movement between bones and are therefore prone to injury. There are various causes for joint injuries. The quality and range of movement and the strength at the joint will be affected if there is an injury.
A Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is a non-traumatic or traumatic event that causes neural damage affecting sensory, motor, respiratory function, bladder function, bowel function, and sexual function. Neurological interruption also influences skin integrity, blood pressure, and temperature regulating ability.
Some of the common forms of sports injuries are as follows,
Joint Restrictions The range of motion in the joints dictates human movement. Motion can be limited due to factors like the joints themselves, by nerves, muscles, and connective tissue surrounding the joint. Causes of stiffness and restriction include nerve entrapment, osteoarthritis, or muscular tightness. When range of motion is reduced, the body…
Physical therapy plays a critical part in the treatment of Parkinson's disease to help patients stay independent and active for as long as it can be done.
Falls and injuries related to fall, such as fractures, can lead to functional impairment, long standing pain, lowered quality of life, raised costs of healthcare, and possibly mortality. Due to this, various single and multiple component strategies of intervention have been designed for fall prevention and subsequent injuries. Physical therapy approach…
If arthritis is not treated, it can become debilitating. It is possible that in some cases, despite medication it will continue to progress, leading to disability. Physiotherapy provides strategies and treatments for lowering the risk of disability.
Commonly, two forms of physiotherapy are recognised,
Active Therapy: Patients move their body and perform stretches and exercise.
Passive Therapy: Treatment is given with no effort from the patient.
Consult with a team of experts at Manipal Hospitals to know more about treatments.
Physiotherapy helps people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education, and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
Some strategies that can be employed to stay motivated are:
Do activities that you enjoy
Do your exercises with a friend
Build in new exercises regime into your routine
Schedule your exercise and look at it as an appointment you have to keep
Join an exercise class of your interest
It is the most common form of degenerative arthritis. In this condition, the cartilage wears out. The cartilage is meant to cushion the surface at the ends of the bone. With breaking down of the cartilage, bones begin to rub against each other’s surface, leading to sw
Following treatments can be used,
Assistive device usage
Hot and cold treatments
Regular physical activities
Passive physiotherapy is recommended in a case where exercise is not possible or is painful. Some passive therapies are,
Cold / hot packs
It can help in several ways, such as,
Improving walking and balance
Increase independence and quality of life
Increasing function in the problem led or arm
Increasing levels of energy
Increasing rolling ability, ability to move in bed, ability to stand and sit
Reducing muscle stiffness, pain and spasms
Reducing risk of falling
Retraining normal movement patterns