Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

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What is physiotherapy ?

Physiotherapy deals with restoring and maintaining functional movement, reducing pain and promoting health in individuals. Physiotherapists are extensively trained in manual therapy which means we are “hands on” with our patients. This may include massage and joint mobilization and manipulation, as well as muscle stretching which we achieve using a wide variety of techniques. To complement our manual skills, we sometimes make use of different modalities to reduce pain and inflammation including hot packs, ice, TENS, Electrical stimulation, ultrasound and laser treatment. Acupuncture and trigger point therapy is also widely practiced by physiotherapists, physiotherapists are highly trained in exercise prescription and often give patients exercises to do at home to help resolve their conditions.

The Importance of Physiotherapy

If pain is a problem, then physiotherapy is the solution. Study and experiences prove that physiotherapy has been a very effective tool against pains and injuries ranging from minor to major.

To get rid of muscle tenancy or immobility the physiotherapist may suggest stretches, exercises, heat therapy, massage or traction and such things alone or they may be coupled and grouped as well as per the seriousness or condition of the problem. To escape from head ache or muscle ache sometimes painkiller is effective but they have limitations and side effects as well but physiotherapy deals with pains and injuries of upper tiers. Hence its importance can’t be denied in any way.

The importance of physiotherapy can be observed by the fact that respiratory disease treatments are also carried out by physiotherapeutic techniques e.g. coughing, vibration, cupped hand technique, clapping etc. involve the use of physiotherapeutic techniques frequently proving the importance of physiotherapy. Exercises you perform before and after surgery help strengthen your joint and improve flexibility so that you can get back on your feet faster. They also increase your chances of long-term satisfaction with your new joints. It is important to commit to a rehab plan and work with your surgeon and physical therapist to continuously set goals.

Office ergonomics is a very hot topic these days as individuals struggle with an increased incidence of repetitive strain injuries in the workplace.

Workdays lost as a result of neck and low-back strain, postural strain, headaches, arm and hand numbness, and tingling can be prevented through a properly fitted workstation and frequent breaks. • Makes the job safer by preventing injury and illness. • Makes the job easier by adjusting the job to the worker. • Makes the job more pleasant by reducing physical and mental stress.

The main risk factors for office-related Cumulative Trauma Disorders are:

• Repetition. • Awkward positions or posture. • Excessive pressure or force.

PREVENTION


DO’S & DON’T


PREVENTION STRATEGIES: STANDING

• Have foot clearance so standing workers are in a balanced position; and • Include something on which to rest one foot when standing. • Sit and move as much as possible. • Stand with one foot in front of the other, not side by side. • Periodically shift your weight from one leg to the other. • Work with one foot slightly raised (a six-inch/15 cm footstool is ideal). • Wear comfortable shoes (sturdy, low-heeled, supportive)

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