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3 Keys to Living a Pain-Free Life

A pain-free life. Most people can only dream of a life with less pain. While it’s impossible to get rid of all sources of pain in life, it might be possible to minimize the discomfort, especially when dealing with chronic or daily pain. But how? If you’re one of the many who is constantly fighting pain, take a look at these tips for living as much of a pain-free life as possible.

Stay Active

It’s been said before and it will certainly be said again: Being active is necessary for good health. Our bodies were meant for movement. Whether that’s in the form of community commitments and family outings, simple exercise routines, or hopefully both, being active is one of the only ways to ensure better health. If you’re not currently active, get yourself up and moving. Join a gym, pick up a new hobby, or get involved with some active friends. The more active you are, the stronger your body will be and the less likely you will be to experience frustrating injury and pain on a regular basis.

Don’t Wait to Get Help

Too many people hold out on getting help when a new pain pops up. One of the best ways to live with less pain is by making prevention a part of life. When you feel a new pain (or an old one!) in your knee, back, head, or elsewhere, get to the doctor for a checkup. This allows a professional to find a course of action that can diminish the pain, and hopefully prevent it from coming back in the future.

See a Chiropractor Regularly

Chiropractors are already well known for their ability to eliminate back pain, but the pain reducing effects of chiropractic care can reach much further. As restrictions are removed from the vertebrae of the spine, less pain may be felt in the back, neck, joints, and various other locations around the body. This form of care may also strengthen the body and improve flexibility, which can mean less pain in the future as well. If you really want to live a pain-free life, adding chiropractic care to the normal routine is an excellent way to start.

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your life, visit with chiropractors at The Joint. What makes The Joint the place to go? Besides chiropractors who truly care about your health and wellness, you can also use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. Living a pain-free life is possible if you’re willing to take health into your own hands. Get moving down a healthier path beginning with a short trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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Physiotherapy in Delhi

Our range of Physiotherapy Services

Orthopaedic

  • Improves joint functionality
  • Therapy for general injuries

Neurological

  • Recover from neurological impairments
  • Physiotherapy for stroke & spinal cord injuries
  • Therapy for Parkinson’s disease

Sports

  • Therapy for sports injuries
  • Joint, muscle & bone injury prevention

Post-Operative

  • Restores motion and strength
  • Speedy recovery after surgery

Paediatric

  • Therapy for babies, toddlers and young children
  • Helps developmental of cognitive & motor skills
  • Helps babies start walking, improve balance & grip.


Geriatric

  • Therapy for elderly family members
  • Treatment for arthritis, Alzheimer’s, joint stiffness, etc.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) Top Colleges,

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Top Colleges for Bachelor of Physiotherapy [BPT]

BPT Course: Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the course are tabulated below.

Course LevelUndergraduate
Duration4.5 years
Eligibility10+2 from a recognized educational Board.
Admission ProcessCounseling after qualification of a relevant entrance examination.
Examination TypeSemester System
Total Course FeeINR 1 to 5 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 8 Lacs
Top Recruiting Areas/FieldsHospitals, Educational Institutions, Health Institutions, and such.

PT Course: What is it about?

Physiotherapy is a branch of healthcare that applies modes of physical movement such as exercise, massage, besides education, advice, and counselling services to circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, pain, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions, or other environmental factors.

Students enrolled to the course are taught on an advanced level about core physiotherapeutic skills such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and application of electro-physical modalities, which have been proven to cure a range of disabilities and disease related to spine, back, neck, and even stress-related incontinence.

BPT Course: Top Institutes

Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country are tabulated below along with their corresponding locations and fees charged by each.

NAME OF INSTITUTELOCATIONAVERAGE ANNUAL FEES
Christian Medical College (CMC)VelloreINR 40,603
Madras Medical College (MMC)ChennaiINR 1,150
SRI Ramachandra UniversityChennaiINR 66,667
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (LTMMC)MumbaiINR 29,143
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER)KolkataINR 12,500
Government Medical College (GMC)NagpurINR 24,200
Topiwala National Medical College (TNMC)MumbaiINR 35,060
PT Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMES)RohtakNot Mentioned
M.S. Ramaiah Medical CollegeBangaloreNot Mentioned
Maharajah’s institute of Medical ScienceVizianagaramINR 64,000
Baba Farid University of Health ScienceFaridkotINR 53,333
Manipal University (MU)ManipalINR 99,500
Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS)NashikINR 20,830
Santosh UniversityGhaziabadNot Mentioned
Bundelkhand UniversityJhansiINR 40,755
Maharaja Agrasen Medical College (MAMC)AgrohaINR 47,705
Hamdard Institute of Medical Science and Research (HIMSR)New DelhiINR 1,00,000
NIMS UniversityJaipurINR 52,222

NEUROGEN REPORT: Neuroregenerative Rehabilitation Therapy – DR.MAMTA LOHIA

Physiotherapists play a significant role in improving the functional status of patients with neurological disorders. However, there are some neurological diseases and injuries, where despite our best efforts, the patients are still left with severe and incapacitating neurological deficits.It is for this group of patients that there is now a new hope in the form of regenerative medicine using stem cell therapy.The relevance of stem cell therapy to us is that, physiotherapist have a very important role to play in this therapy, both before, during and after the treatment.The combination of regenerative medicine using stem cells and an aggressive neurorehabilitation program is referred to as Neuroregenerative Rehabilitation therapy(NRRT). The interesting fact of this combination is that the stem cell therapy helps in improving the clinical results of our physiotherapy, whereas at the same time physiotherapy helps in improving the clinical results of stem cell therapy.

The neurological disorders that respond to NRRT include  Spinal Cord injury, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy ,Stroke, Motor Neuron diseases ,Dementia, Sequelae  of head injury  &  Neurological infections and other genetic neurological disorders .The  concept of Neuro Regenerative Rehabilitation Therapy(NRRT) at NeuroGen promotes a multidisciplinary & holistic approach to bring about recovery of neural function with a close integration of Neuro regenerative (including stem cell therapy), Neuro protective (medications)& neurorehabilitative therapies (physical / occupational / speech). Thus, it combines the best neurobiological repair technologies & neurorestorative techniques. The rehabilitation protocol  is then individualized to the specific requirements of each 

patient emphasizing on functional recovery & independence in ADL.

As Physiotherapists we would all like to know “What are stem cells?”: Stem cells are unspecialized immature cells that are capable of dividing endlessly & making exact replicas of themselves and also of spawning a range of more specialized cells. There are 3 types of stem cells:

a)Embryonic stem cells (ESC’s):derived from embryos obtained from IVF clinics & aborted tissues.

b) Cord blood stem cells: obtained from umbilical cords at birth & they are collected & stored in cord stem cell banks.

c) Adult stem cells: found in adult tissues such as bone marrow. Their primary role in the body is maintenance & repair of different tissues. These adult stem cells have the potential to form other types of tissues such as neurons.

Their exists confusion in the mind of many medical and rehabilitation professionals about the governmental regulations that exist regarding stem cell therapy.The actual facts are that , in India,the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)  is responsible for the regulations for stem cell therapy and according to them the use of adult stem cells is permissive. The ICMR however puts the use of  embryonic stem cells in restrictive category and therefore, we do not use embryonic stem cells at NeuroGen. We use only Autologous adult stem cells derived from the bone marrow. The advantage of using adult stem cells is that recipients  will not experience immune rejection or any other serious side effects since; it is their own tissue (autologous) that has been injected back in to them.

The NRRT protocol includes hospitalization of patient for 6 days, where in on day 1 ,the patient is thoroughly evaluated by the rehabilitation team. The scales used to assess the patients are disorder specific, eg. Modified Ashworth scale for spasticity, Manual muscle testing , Functional independence measure(FIM), ASIA scale for Spinal cord injury , STREAM scoring for stroke patients,  GMFCS–E & R for cerebral palsy , Expanded disability status score for Multiple sclerosis ,Amyotrophic lateral Sclerosis Functional rating scale for Motor Neuron Disease, Brooke & Vignos scale for Muscular Dystrophy. After thorough evaluation, in cases of selective muscle weakness(eg. In muscular dystrophy patients), motor points on those muscles are plotted by the  physiotherapists,  where stem cells are to be  injected (intramuscularly).Motor points are the surface references of the muscle beneath, which either denotes the main entrance  point of the nerve into the muscle ,or  in case of deeply placed muscles, the point where the muscle emerges from under cover of the more superficial ones .Thus , injecting stem cells at e motor points of the muscles facilitates further specific implantation of the  cells in isolated individual muscles, with a better chance of improving their overall function or muscle power.After evaluation on day 2, patient undergoes autologous stem cell( bone marrow derived mononuclear cells) transplant, intrathecally and in select cases  intramuscularly too.This  is a minimally invasive procedure & is reasonably safe, done under local anesthesia & a mild sedation. Following this, patients undergo intensive neurorehabilitation from the very  next day .

The rehabilitation protocol includes individualized treatment plan with emphasis on individual muscle strengthening, especially the muscles that have been injected with stem cells .These are usually the  anti gravity muscles of upper , lower limbs and trunk muscles. Research reveals that the  injected stem cells release cytokines, growth factors and  promotes angiogenesis in the injected area, i.e., in the nervous system and the muscles. This further  promotes  regeneration of the nervous system with  strengthening   the connectivity  as well as stimulating optimal activity of  the skeletal muscle fibres and delaying the degeneration in the muscles .Studies also reveal that exercise helps in mobilizing the stem cells thus giving enhanced results. Hence, muscle strengthening exercises using theraband, weight cuffs & swiss ball activities are widely used. We also advise regarding the orthotic management of the patient , so as to facilitate easy movements & promote early weight bearing &  gait training. After infusion of stem cells, physiotherapy plays a prime role in enhancing & facilitating their mobility & multiplication within the body. It has been observed that patients, who have continued a regular , vigorous & intensive rehabilitation program after the therapy have shown better & sustained clinical improvements .Hence, it is advised to follow the international rule of 6 which recommends “6 hours of rehabilitation activities per day for 6 days a week for 6 months “. Thus, rehabilitation forms the core of the NRRT.

STATISTICS:  At NeuroGen,  we have treated  over 400 patients of different Neurological Disorders like Spinal Cord Injury ,Muscular Dystrophy , Multiple Sclerosis , Cerebral Palsy , Stroke ,Motor Neuron Disease  & other miscellaneous conditions  like spinocerebellar ataxia,  syringomyelia, spinal muscular atrophy, head injury ,autism, peripheral neuropathy, etc. Our results analysed for 300 patients with 6 months of followup ,  broadly, are as follows: Out of 300 patients, 73% of them have improvements in their symptoms & functions, thereby, improving their quality of life. A few of them, who were suffering from MND (a rapid progressive disorder) despite  the therapy, continued to deteriorate .Specific improvements seen in various disorders (at the end of 6 month follow up & regular physiotherapy) are as follows:In Multiple sclerosis, out of 22 patients, 17 patients showed reduction in spasticity, 9 showed improved UE & trunk coordination, 6  improved in speech clarity, 8 showed increased muscle strength, & 17  showed spasticity reduction. Also, 11 patients shifted on EDSS Scale showing objective neurological improvement.In Muscular Dystrophy patients out of 72, 32 showed improved trunk strength, 30 improved in their LE strength & 20 improved in UE strength, with 11 of them showing gait improvement.In spinal cord injury patients about 12 shifted on ASIA scale by 2 grades, showing improvements in muscle power & gait with assisted devices.In cerebral palsy, out of 16 patients 6 showed improvement in oromotor functions like speech swallowing &  neck holding  ,8 of them  showed reduction in  seizure frequency & 10 showed normalization of tone.Out of 11 Stroke patients ,6 showed reduction in spasticity, speech & gait improvement while 4 improved in hand function.In Motor Neuron Disease, results are not very promising,since only (7 %) improved while (97%) deteriorated with symptoms of early fatigue , weakness, muscle wasting &  bulbar symptoms ,which progressed  with  the natural  course of the disease.

In such a scenario, we envisage a very important and combinatorial role of rehabilitation enhancing the outcomes of upcoming regenerative therapies.This multi-pronged approach is surely the way ahead and it behooves us, as the rehabilitation specialists, to participate more actively to be a part of this burgeoning, frontline research. 

Home Healthcare: Best Practices By Poonam Botadara

Home health care is a system of care provided by skilled practitioners to patients in their homes. The goals of home health care services are to help individuals to improve function and live with greater independence; to promote the client’s optimal level of well-being; and to assist the patient to remain at home, avoiding hospitalization or admission to long-term care institutions. When it comes to physiotherapy, home health care is an integral part of the practice. More so in the modern era, where people have started expecting everything over a single click of a button, home health care is fast becoming a more convenient and usually less expensive alternative, especially for the elderly population.

After listening to the home health care experiences of my colleagues at work and other physiotherapists, I thought of writing about this important topic from my point of view. I have been actively involved in home health care for about three years now along with my Job at the hospital and thus thought of taking up this topic on a larger scale for all of us in this field.

While I was in the United States, I was constantly reminded about the importance of documentation, insurance policies and also heard numerous cases of clients suing the therapist or the Insurance Company’s queries for Physiotherapists to justify the number of sessions needed by the patient to restore them to their prior function level. However in India, most of us are not currently facing such issues due to the standard of practice being different from other countries but very soon I am sure that we will also have these procedures soon enough with so much advancement in our field in the last few years!

Let me narrate a small incidence that prompted me to take this up more sincerely. I will highlight the important things. I was treating an elderly lady aged around 80 years for her right knee pain, which developed after having twisted her knee while trying to get off the car. She was unable to travel due to the pain thus wanted to be seen at home. They had already tried some home remedies but to no avail. She resided with two maids in the house and her daughters would visit/stay whenever possible. We started rehabilitation keeping all the factors such as age, medical history (HTN, IHD and severe OA of both knees requiring TKR which she didn’t wish to undergo), x- ray and orthopedic clearance in mind and progressed very slowly with her.

I explained all precautions and necessary steps that needed to be taken to the daughter and the maids, gave regular updates to the daughter post every session and handed an exercise sheet with instructions in the language understood by her daughter and maid separately. Having learnt the importance of documentation, I used to keep a record of general patient details, anything clinically relevant or the changes made in exercise protocol in a notebook as and when possible, more for my reference and self reflection to modify treatment/evaluation.

The sessions were irregular after sometime as she was having other health concerns and I insisted on medical clearance from her Cardiologist before continuing her physiotherapy treatment. Her daughter contacted me after sometime stating that her mother was better and the doctor said we could continue rehabilitation. I resumed the session and noted that she was complaining of increased pain in her right knee on weight bearing which wasn’t present earlier and I requested her daughter to see an Orthopedic at the earliest, however they said they had shown him and he had advised TKR only so we should continue. However I refused to go ahead with the treatment as I noted increased swelling, bruising and pain in her knee.

I also noted that the maids and daughter had different versions of details which were told to me when I inquired about my patient’s activities in details. After a few days the daughter said that she took her mother to a different Orthopedic who advised her bed rest and also made a comment regarding the Physiotherapist not having enough knowledge and thus she had landed with a tibial stress fracture (She used colloquial words on behalf of the Orthopedic which I do not deem appropriate to quote here as I am aware of only one side of the conversation). The daughter didn’t accuse me directly of anything but I was deeply hurt by her statements and sudden change of words. 

Despite repeated requests and concerns to take her mother to an Orthopedic they refused to do it when it was needed and found it so easy to put us at fault for what could have gone wrong at their end. Luckily having my notes, images of the patients knee range (after taking her permission) I was confident that I had taken all precautions and still faced with this unpleasant situation. I start wondering what if I wasn’t keeping a note of things, what if I had not stopped further treatment at the right time? This led me to thinking that so much could have gone wrong in terms of not knowing the truth from the daughter or the house help regarding patients activities at home which could have led to the increase in pain, any carelessness on the part of the house help as they have their own advice to give to patients, what message was conveyed to the Orthopedic, were the exercises being done or not, were they not followed correctly and so many small things which could have gone wrong. Luckily she didn’t land up with anything severe or it could have led to a negative mark on ones career without being at fault. I discussed this with all my colleagues and HOD at work that also started thinking that even when we try to go with the right clinical decision every time we may not have evidence to prove it.

I would like to take this opportunity to provide with some guidelines and safety measures for all those practicing home health care.

The few things which I think are important are:

SAFETY

>Have brief knowledge of the family members of the patient you will be visiting.

> Safety is important and an issue that is not given lot of thought.

> For female therapists make sure there is some Female present in the house while treating male patients and visa versa

> Also keep someone informed about the area / homes one plans to visit.

CHARGES

>Be clear about the charges before you visit (these are variable everywhere but till then its ethical to keep charges uniform for all from a particular workplace).

> Discuss how the payment will be given (Cheque/ Cash).
> Inquire if they require a receipt for the sessions in the beginning itself.

> Avoid using signatures and try using a stamp (there could be a misuse of your signature in your absence) or Letterhead.

DOCUMENTATION

>Document details especially clinical findings, reports, medical history and any other relevant information needed on day 1 of the visit.

>Keep a copy of the reports.

>Make a note of exercises added/changed and a note of important progress notes with dates.

> It is also important to notify the Orthopedic/ Doctor concerned with the updates in patients rehabilitation. It could be in the form of a message /call or a simple note when the patient has an appointment scheduled with the Doctor concerned. That is an appropriate way of gaining the patients faith and confidence as well. 

FOR THE THERAPIST

  • Take care of your own body posture while treating patients. Ask for help where possible as a home set up is different from a hospital set up and thus make use of equipment to enable easy functional transfers.
  • Sanitize
  • Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing including Footwear

FEW POINTERS IN GENERAL:

  • Make sure you keep a record of the days that you make a visit and notify patients to do the same.
  • Request the patient / family members not to make payment in front of the other staff at home and respect the privacy of your payment.
  • Keep a tab on medical condition of the patient & remember to STOP therapy if there is slightest suspicion of any abnormal.
  • Give clear instructions to the family members with regards to exercise and how they need to be done
  • train the staff with regards to hygiene, transfers , care for the patient
  • Carry a small physiotherapy kit. The following things which comes to my mind (tape, goniometer, pulse oximeter, stethoscope, theraband, pocket tns/us/ift, measuring tape, sanitizer, tissues, diary/notepad and pen).

If you are unsure about anything regarding the case, please discuss and ask for guidance than proceed with something that may prove detrimental to the patient. I would be more than happy even if one small thing is of use to any one of us!  I am sure there may be things I may have missed out but I would be happy if this topic leads to a discussion amongst us!

Career in Physiotherapy

physiotherapist rehabilitates patients by helping them improve their physical movement. They treat people who are injured or disabled in order to recover full function and movement. It’s both cure and prevention focused, and requires in-depth anatomical and musculature knowledge. Therapy usually covers:

  • Exercise
  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Medication

Physiotherapists are required to maintain close physical contact with their patients; they must not shy away from such closeness, or be unwilling to demonstrate exercise methodology. Compassion, empathy, friendliness, good communication and patience are a must.

Eligibility Criteria

Physiotherapy colleges generally offer the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), which requires 50% marks in 10+2 (science stream). Hospitals prefer BPT graduates to B.Sc. graduates for this field; the former is a more in-depth and pertinent course. A one year Diploma in Physiotherapy (DPT) will also grant access into BPT physiotherapy courses. Further studies involve the two-year Master of Physiotherapy (MPT).

Career Prospects

Physiotherapy jobs may be found at:

  • community health centres,
  • mental health centres,
  • nursing homes/private care centres,
  • rehabilitation centres,
  • sports clinics,
  • fitness centres
  • government hospitals
  • the Institute of the Physically Handicapped
  • Defence establishments
  • Teaching establishments
  • Their own clinic

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फिजियोथेरेपी (Physiotherapy) यूं तो आधुनिक चिकित्सा पद्धति मानी जाती है, लेकिन भारत में सदियों से चले आ रहे मालिश व कसरत के नुस्खे का ही यह मिला-जुला रूप है. मानसिक तनाव, घुटनों, पीठ या कमर में दर्द जैसे कई रोगों से बचने या निपटने के लिए बिना दवा खाए या चीरा लगवाए फिजियोथेरेपी एक असरदार तरीका है. मौजूदा समय में अधिकांश लोग दवाइयों के झंझट से बचने के लिए फिजियोथेरेपी की ओर रुख कर रहे हैं, क्योंकि यह न केवल कम खर्चीला होता है, बल्कि इसके दुष्प्रभाव की आशंका न के बराबर होती है. तो चलिए एक नजर आपको बताते हैं फिजियोथेरेपी के फायदों (Benefits of Physiotherapy) के बारे में- 

आइए, सबसे पहले यह जान लेते हैं कि फिजियोथेरेपी है क्या?

प्रशिक्षित फिजियोथेरेपिस्ट द्वारा व्यायाम के जरिए शरीर की मांसपेशियों को सही अनुपात में सक्रिय करने की विधा फिजियोथेरेपी कहलाती है. इसे हिंदी में भौतिक चिकित्सा पद्धति कहा जाता है. घंटों लगातार कुर्सी पर वक्त बिताने, गलत मुद्रा में बैठने और व्यायाम या खेल के दौरान अंदरूनी खिंचाव या जख्मों की हीलिंग के लिए फिजियोथेरेपिस्ट की सेवा लेने की सलाह खुद चिकित्सक भी देते हैं.


फिजियोथेरेपी है इन 5 लाइलाज बीमारियों का इलाज

घुटनों का दर्द

एक उम्र के बाद घुटनों का दर्द एक आम समस्‍या बन गई है। घुटनों में मौजूद साइनोविल फ्लूड कम होने पर घुटने की ह‍ड्डियां आपस में रगड़ने लगती हैं और सर्फेस रफ हो जाता है, जिससे घुटनों में असहनीय पीड़ा होती है। घुटनों का दर्द अगर प्रारंभिक स्‍टेज में है तो फिजियोथेरेपी बहुत ही अच्‍छा विकल्‍प है। इसमें एक्‍सपर्ट अलग-अलग एक्‍सरसाइज के माध्‍यम से मरीज के मसल्‍स को मजबूत करते हैं, जिससे घुटने की उम्र 20 साल तक बढ़ जाती है और आपको पेन किलर नही खानी पड़ती है।

कमर का दर्द

अक्‍सर गलत पोश्‍चर या किसी तरह की दुर्घटना के कारण लोगों में कमर दर्द की समस्‍या रहती है। Low Back Pain की प्रॉब्‍लम सबसे ज्‍यादा देखने को मिलती है। दरअसल, हमारी बॉडी का सर्वाइक और लंबर प्‍वाइंट सबसे ज्‍यादा मूव होता है। जिससे Back Pain की समस्‍या होती है। ऐसी स्थिति में अगर फिजियोथेरेपी कराई जाए तो इस दर्द से आप छुटकारा पा सकते हैं। Back Pain या कमर दर्द में भी फिजियोथेरेपिस्‍ट अलग-अलग एक्‍सरसाइज के माध्‍यम से दर्द को को ठीक करते हैं।

फ्रैक्‍चर

फ्रैक्‍चर में सर्जरी के बाद होने वाले दर्द को भी फिजियोथेरेपी के माध्‍यम से बिना दवा के ठीक किया जा सकता है। इसमें एक्‍सपर्ट एक्‍सरसाइज की मदद से फ्रैक्‍चर के आसपास की मांसपेशियों को मजबूत बना देते हैं। इसमें ज्‍वाइंट का मोबलाइजेशन किया जाता है, जिससे दर्द दूर हो जाता है।

अस्‍थमा

बदलती जीवनशैली में अस्‍थमा केवल बुजुर्गों को ही नही बल्कि कम उम्र के लोगों में देखने को मिल रही है। अस्‍थमा एक जानलेवा बीमारी है, जिससे ज्‍यादातर लोग ग्रसित होते हैं। इस समस्‍या से निजात पाने के लिए फिजियोथेरेपी अच्‍छा विकल्‍प हो सकता है। एक्‍सपर्ट के मु‍ताबिक, अस्‍थमा में मरीज को अलग-अलग ब्रीदिंग एक्‍सरसाइज कराई जाती है, जिससे फेफड़े मजबूत हो जाएं और अस्‍थमा से निजात मिल सके।

गर्भावस्‍था में

फिजियोथेरेपी का प्रयोग स्‍त्री रोगों में भी किया जाता है। गर्भवती महिलाओं को अलग-अलग एक्‍सरसाइज कराई जाती है जिससे डिलीवरी में कोई प्रॉब्‍लम न हो। आमतौर डिलीवरी से पहले और बाद भी महिलाओं को फिजियोथेरेपी दी जाती है। अक्‍सर डिलीवरी के बाद महिलाओं का वजन बढ़ जाता है, मसल्‍स लूज हो जाते हैं। मसल्‍स को सही देने के लिए फिजिकल थेरेपी जरूरी होता है।

THE ROLE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN PRE AND POST NATAL WOMEN

he physical changes to a women’s body as related to pregnancy are multiple. The centre of mass changes, there is more pressure on the organs, and there is increased weight to be carried. All of this in a relatively short span of time often leads to back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence. In fact, over two thirds of pregnant women experience back pain, one fifth experience pelvic pain and over 40% experience urinary incontinence in their first pregnancy – with half remaining incontinent at 8 weeks post-partum, and one third experiencing a new onset of incontinence after childbirth.

Evidence shows that group training programs designed and delivered by physiotherapists can relieve lower back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence in pregnant women.

A randomized controlled trial by Morkved et al., of 289 pregnant women showed that 12 weeks of specially de-signed group training by a physiotherapist was effective in preventing lumbo-pelvic pain at 36 weeks of preg-nancy. The trial group participated in physiotherapist lead exercises 60 minutes a week from the 20th through the 36th week of pregnancy. There were significantly fewer women in the training group that reported lumbo-pelvic pain during pregnancy and after delivery.

A Cochrane review conducted in 2007 looked at interventions for preventing and treating back and pelvic pain in pregnant women, and found evidence for strengthening exercises, pelvic exercises, and water gymnastics reduc-ing lower back pain intensity better than standard prenatal care.

Another study by Morkved et al. of 301 pregnant women showed strong evidence for the prevention of urinary in-continence after a 12 week intensive pelvic floor muscle training supervised by physiotherapists at both 36 weeks of pregnancy and 3 months post-partum.

Harvey’s 2003 study of pregnant women showed that post-partum pelvic floor muscle training appeared to be effective in decreasing post-partum urinary incontinence.

In 2005 the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada issued a joint policy statement on Postural Health for Women and the Role of Physiotherapy. With respect to pregnant women, the joint policy statement recommends:

1. Physiotherapist directed pelvic floor muscle training to prevent urinary incontinence during pregnancy and after delivery.

2. Physiotherapist directed core stability training to prevent and treat back and pelvic pain during and following pregnancy.

While pre and post natal exercise programs are common, and they help many mothers, they may be harming oth-ers. An informal survey of a small number of these programs revealed;

– most lack even a basic screening, assessment or continued monitoring
– exercises were not adapted for any pain, posture or incontinence issues
– key factors such as the presence of a diastasis recti or caesarean section delivery were not addressed programs
– presented exercises that were contraindicated or not suitable for pregnant women in general
– there was no accommodation for the stage of pregnancy or post-partum status
– exercises presented in group class settings were the same for all participants, regardless of ability, stage of pregnancy and health status

HOW CAN A PHYSIOTHERAPIST HELP PREGNANT WOMEN?

It is within the scope of practice of a physiotherapist to properly assess, treat and educate pregnant women in effective and safe exercises that have been shown to decrease back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence – throughout their pregnancy and post-partum.

A good physiotherapist delivered program for pregnant women would;

1. Screen patients to ensure they could safely participate in an exercise program;

2. Assess patients for posture, strength, flexibility, balance as well as any musculoskeletal issues that could have a bearing on pregnancy;

3. Instruct patients on how to perform exercises safely and effectively;

4. Utilize an individualized approach – even in a group setting;

5. Enable group discussion and education regarding pre and post natal issues.

The goal of such a program would be to offer women improved prenatal fitness – that would lead to a healthier and easier pregnancy and delivery. A good program would also offer an integrated approach to health care – and share detailed assessment findings with the participant’s primary and pregnancy health care providers. As well, for women who are experiencing a high risk pregnancy, private sessions should be arranged with strict observa-tion of the health care provider’s restrictions with a focus on maintaining the pelvic floor and alleviating pain.

In researching this subject matter, this author discovered that the ideal program as described above – does not exist in our area. This program will be added to the authors personal practice. The program will be delivered in two parts
– one for pre natal mothers called ―Deliver Strong‖, and
– one for post natal mothers called ―Restore the Core‖.

Further program details will be sent to all Guelph area MD’s, but please feel free to contact the author directly through South City Physiotherapy of you would like more information.

 Common Injuries from Weight Lifting

Common Injuries from Weight Lifting
Weight lifting helps build muscle mass, tone the body, increase strength and boost metabolism, but improper techniques can result in painful or debilitating injuries.Weight Lifting Injuries

Weight lifters who fail to take proper precautions put themselves at risk for injury, especially to the shoulders, knees and back.

Shoulder Injuries

Overhead weight lifting activities, such as bench and shoulder presses and lateral raises, can result in shoulder impingement syndrome.

With this condition, inflammation and swelling of the rotator cuff leads to pain in the front and side of the shoulder and upper arm. Initially, the pain may be noticeable only when you lift your arms, but as the injury progresses, you may feel pain even when sitting still or lying down.

The same types of weight lifting activities that can cause shoulder impingement syndrome can also result in a tear to the rotator cuff. A rotator cuff tear is a painful condition that causes pain and weakness with activity.

Proper diagnosis is imperative to proper treatment. Treatments may include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medicines, cortisone injections, regenerative techniques, or potentially surgical repair.

Knee Injuries

Repetitive leg lifts, including hack squats, lunges, deep knee bends, jumps, and knee extension can cause injury to the patellar tendon.

The patellar tendon connects the kneecap (patella) to the shinbone (tibia). When the patellar tendon is overused tiny tears can develop in the tendon. As a result, you may begin to feel pain in the patellar tendon, usually just below the kneecap.

Physical therapy and a patellar tendon strap can often help reduce the symptoms of patellar tendinopathy, however, further treatment is often needed. Your doctor may recommend treatment with anti-inflammatory medications or may try regenerative treatments such as platelet-rich plasma injections. In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to repair extensive damage.

Back Injuries

Bench presses, rows, and dead lifts are among the most common weight lifting exercises leading to back sprains and strains. Sprains — tears or stretches in the ligaments — are acute injuries directly caused by trauma.

Strains also occur from injury; however, those usually affect the muscles or tendons rather than the ligaments. Most sprains and strains can be effectively treated with the R.I.C.E. method, or rest, ice, compression and elevation. Severe injuries may warrant surgical repair.

Lifting heavy weights with the back muscles, rather than the leg muscles, can result in a herniated disk. This painful condition occurs when one of the rubbery cushions, or discs, between the vertebrae slips out of place or ruptures.

Treatment for a herniated disc usually includes a combination of medications and physical therapy. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.

Other Concerns

In addition to shoulder, knee and back problems, improper weight lifting techniques can result in wrist, elbow and neck injuries as well. If you have begun to experience pain or discomfort as a result of a sports injury, schedule a consultation today with Dr.Nasir Physiotherapy And Rehabilitation (www.drnasirphysio.com) 9891878611/333

Our experienced orthopedic and sports medicine specialists can help you avoid further damage and get you back to your favorite strength training or weight lifting regimen.

Joints Pain Physiotherapy

There are many types of injuries and conditions, which can be treated successfully by Physiotherapy. These range from ligament and cartilage problems to tendon and muscular strains. Any pain can also be due to overuse injuries, sudden injuries, bad posture any pathological problem such as arthritis, gout, infections, back pain, neck pain etc.

Pre & Post Operative Rehabilitation

Pre & Post Operative Rehabilitation
Most of us are familiar with a comprehensive post-operative rehabilitation program designed to promote healing, reduce pain and swelling, restore joint mobility, flexibility and strength. However, many of us are not aware of the benefits of a structured pre-operative or “pre-habilitation” program.

This is a program designed by your physical therapists to help you prior to surgery so that you can have a great outcome after surgery. The goals of a pre-habilitation program:
Mentally prepare for surgery
Reduce pain and inflammation
Restore range of motion
Improving muscular control of the injured joint
Normalizing movement patterns prior to your surgery
Improved overall well-being and fitness
Gain a good understanding of the exercises that you will perform immediately after surgery
Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Physical therapy is typically indicated following an orthopedic surgery such as operations on the hip, knee, shoulder, wrist, hand, neck, foot, ankle, and spine to facilitate a speedy recovery. Physical therapy can start anywhere from a few hours to a few days after surgery and in some cases there may be a period of immobilization following surgery.

A patient’s ability to regain motion and strength and ultimately return to their daily activities depend on physical therapy. The body will not regain normal motion without specific retraining. Physical therapists are specifically trained to restore range of motion and strength without compensation and to prevent re-injury during the recovery process. The therapist can also provide the patient with specific guidelines to allow optimal healing.

After a thorough evaluation by a physical therapist, goals will be set to minimize the adverse effects of surgery such as pain and swelling as well as to restore normal movement, flexibility and function. The therapist and patient will work together to establish functional goals related to resuming normal activities of living as well as preventing an injury from recurring. The therapist will then design an exercise program tailored specific to the patient’s needs and abilities, and work.

Therapy is often divided into distinct phases. The first comes immediately after surgery when the body part may be immobilized while pain and swelling subside. Then comes a series of progressively challenging exercises to restore range of motion, stability, and strength. The final goal is to return the patient to a pre-injury activity level. Post-operative treatments may specifically include:

Strategies for pain reduction including modalities such as ice, heat, and electrical stimulation
Flexibility exercises to improve range of motion
Exercises to strengthen muscles
Posture, balance, and coordination training
Gait analysis and training
Manual therapy techniques
Self-care training
Home exercise instruction

Gynaecology Physiotherapy.

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a specialist service available privately at Claremont Hospital for the assessment and management of a range of conditions which affect the lower urinary tract and musculoskeletal systems. It can be particularly useful for women who have undergone gynaecology surgery or during/following pregnancy and child birth. Please read the sections below to explore what conditions we are able to treat, how you can book an appointment and to answer some frequently asked questions.

Gynaecology (Pre and Post Op) Physiotherapy can treat:

Increased urinary frequency/urgency (the need to pass urine often/urgency)
Stress incontinence
Urge incontinence
Mixed urinary incontinence
Faecal or flatal incontinence
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (pre or post-surgery)
Pelvic floor weakness (pre or post-surgery)
Pelvic pain – including pain when having sexual intercourse
Post operative care for any Gynaecological surgery (eg. pelvic floor repair, hysterectomy)
New Mum MOT

Lady Physiotherapists in Vikas Puri

Physiotherapy, also referred to as physical therapy, is an allied health profession that makes use of bio – mechanics or kinesiology, manual therapy, exercise therapy and electrotherapy, to help patients restore, maintain and increase their physical mobility, strength and function.

Physiotherapists’ are better able to help patients regain mobility, as they have a better understanding of how the body works and are trained in clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat disabilities. Physiotherapists can help patients recover from injuries and disabilities ranging from back painneck painknees pain to ligament issues.

Physiotherapy also helps in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from Parkinson’sParalysisStroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy. Furthermore, physiotherapists can heal both chronic and acute problems by  treating patients at home.

Physiotherapy at Home

We want to make sure that anybody who needs Physiotherapy gets expert treatment so we offer a Home Visit service to accommodate those who can’t make it to the clinic.

People avail of this home physiotherapy service for a number of reasons; often people are too injured, too sick  or in too much pain to leave the house whereas in other cases people simply prefer to receive physio treatment at home where they are most comfortable.

our Physiotherapists regularly provide our home visit service to patients with Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons Disease.   Home physiotherapy is also quite appropriate for Post-Surgical  patients like hip or knee replacements as well as those with falls and balance problems. Furthermore palliative care for positioning can be learned at home visits and of course all of the injuries and conditions that we regularly treat in the clinic can be treated in the home.

Physiotherapy at home allows the rest of the family to be involved in the treatment and gain a better understanding of the condition, as well as giving them an opportunity to ask the physio any questions and also learn how they can help out.

Currently we offer home visit services in West delhi.

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Physiotherapy at Home
Home Visit Services
Dietician at home
Speech therapy for Child at Home
Occupational Therapy at Home
Antenatal Therapy at home
Clinical Psychologist at Home
Special Education at Home

Medical Technology Industry – Statistics & Facts

The medical technology industry is an eminent part of the healthcare sector. It includes, most of all, medical devices which simplify the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and illnesses. The most well known medical technology products are, among others, pacemakers, imaging instruments, dialysis machines and implants. The whole global medical technology industry’s market size stands at some 400 billion U.S. dollars. Established centers of this industry include the United States and Western Europe. But industry trends show that Asia and first of all China, are about to play a more prominent role in the years to come. 

Most of the top medical technology companies come from the United States. Some are only divisions of larger companies, like global leader Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices & Diagnostics, or General Electric Healthcare. In 2015, Johnson & Johnson made some 25.1 billion U.S. dollars through its medtech division, and thus was the top U.S.-based company. 

Although medtech revenues kept increasing over the last years, the financial crisis had a negative impact on the industry. This can be shown by reference to the number of IPOs, which after the crisis was distinctly lower than before it. However, starting with 2013, a strong upward trend is visible throughout the industry’s IPO activity

The strongest businesses within the medtech industry are in vitro diagnostics (IVD), cardiology, diagnostic imaging, and orthopedics. In vitro diagnostics currently generate some 48 billion U.S. dollars globally, but are forecasted to exceed 70 billion dollars by 2022. Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Roche is the global top manufacturer, generating about nine billion U.S. dollars in worldwide IVD revenue in 2015. It is expected that Roche will further increase its share of the global in vitro diagnostics market from 18 percent in 2015 to nearly 19 percent in 2022. 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. 

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,

customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and

an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan. 

Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science. 

Center Name:UK NURSING HOME- Vikaspuri
Center Address:UK NURSING HOME,M-25, Vikaspuri, Near PVR, Block M, KG-III, New Delhi, Delhi 110018
Phone:9891878611
Center Name:Genesis Hospital – Janakpuri
Center Address:130, Block C4A, Block C1, Janakpuri, Block C4A, Block C 4B, Janakpuri, Janak Puri, Delhi 110058
Phone:9891878611
Center Name:Westside Orthopaedic & Physiotherapy Clinic, Vikaspuri
Center Address:Westside Orthopaedic & Physiotherapy Clinic, Block-JG 3, Flate number-126A On road, Linck Road Between Vikaspuri H Block to CRPF Camp,, Ring Road, Block JG 3, Vikaspuri, Delhi 110018
Phone:9891878611
Center Name:Surya Kiran Hospital- Najafgarh
Center Address:Near Tuda Mandi, Association with SURYA KIRAN HOSPITAL & Trauma Centre, Block E, New Roshanpura, Najafgarh, Delhi 110043
Phone:9891878108
Center Name:Mata roop Rani Maggo Hospital- Uttam Nagar
Center Address:Mata Roop Rani Maggo Hospital, Metro Pillar no-709 Nawada, Uttam Nagar Dwarka More New Delhi, Delhi 110059
Phone:09891878611
Center Name:Indus Valley Hospital, Near Tehsil, Najafgarh
Center Address:Roshan Mandi, Near Tahsil, Associated With INDUS VALLEY HOSPITAL, Najafgarh Extension, Najafgarh, Delhi 110043
Phone:9891878108

Speech therapy for Child/adult

As your child grows, you will likely need to tweak the method of therapy he is receiving. Adolescents (particularly middle-school students) might be embarrassed about receiving speech therapy and begin to resist it — and in order for therapy to be effective, children must be active and willing participants. On top of that, your child might start to “plateau” around this age, and additional therapy won’t always bring further benefits. If your child’s progress seems to have slowed or he seems reluctant to talk about his therapy sessions, it could be time to call a meeting with your school’s special-ed team to re-evaluate his plan.

For adults with language disorders and good insurance — as well as parents who want to seek treatment outside of school — private practice speech therapists are also an option for treating language processing disorders. Private therapists pride themselves on being able to accommodate each patient’s specific needs, and will usually suggest seeing you or your child once or twice a week (compared to once a week at most in the public school system). As an added bonus, private therapists can often accommodate busy schedules without removing a child from the classroom or an adult from the workplace. A private therapist may also be able to suggest at-home exercises, and can reach out to a child’s teacher to suggest classroom strategies to help encourage language development.

Center Name:Genesis Hospital – Janakpuri
Center Address:130, Block C4A, Block C1, Janakpuri, Block C4A, Block C 4B, Janakpuri, Janak Puri, Delhi 110058
Phone:9891878611

Dietitian

A dietitian alters their patient’s nutrition based upon their medical condition and individual needs. Dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems

Occupational therapy

For promoting normal delivery, better health and strengthOccupational therapy (OT) is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities. It is an allied health profession performed by occupational therapists.

Joints pain Physiotherapy

There are many types of injuries and conditions, which can be treated successfully by Physiotherapy. These range from ligament and cartilage problems to tendon and muscular strains. Any pain can also be due to overuse injuries, sudden injuries, bad posture any pathological problem such as arthritis, gout, infections, back pain, neck pain etc.

Physiotherapist role in orthopedics?

The orthopedic patient needs physical therapy to improve the movements of the specific region (articular or not) because life is movement and movement is life.Its necessary a good relationship between physiotherapist and orthopedic surgeon.The physiotherapist needs receive a complete information about the orthopedic problem of the patient and to have liberty to prescribes an rehabilitation program . The orthopedic surgeon and the physiotherapist are partners. 
Orthopedicians and Physiotherapist work hand in hand to address issues regarding rehabilitation and advice to patients regarding treament hence should be within the initiation of treatment that the Physio be involved in nerve injuries.

Physiotherapy is the most important part of any orthopaedics and trauma management. Once physiotherapy is prescribed by an Orthopaedic surgeon, the Physiotherapist should be able to follow the instruction and to evaluate her or himself and must be knowing the biomechanics of the parts being physiotherapy done. Simply applying heat and giving some exercise is not the role of Physiotherapist.

Physical therapy plays an integral role in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. The indications for most elective orthopaedic procedures (excluding emergent procedures) is failure to improve with conservative management. The great majority of patients with musculoskeletal complaints (over 90% if you look at literature for low back pain patients) improve with a combination of NSAIDs, physical therapy, and rest. Only after these option are exhausted should surgical intervention be considered.Even after surgical intervention, physical therapy plays an important role. Proper post-operative physical therapy ensures a timely recovery, and faster improvements in range of motion.

What do Physiotherapists do?

Physiotherapy is the treatment of injury, disease and disorders through physical methods — such as exercise, massage, manipulation and other treatments — over medication and surgery.

Many people may be of the opinion that physiotherapists mainly work with back and sports related injuries, but they would be very mistaken. Physiotherapists are highly trained health professionals who provide treatment for people suffering from physical problems arising from injury, disease, illness and ageing. Their aim is to improve a person’s quality of life by using a variety of treatments to  alleviate pain  and  restore function or, in the case of permanent injury or disease, to lessen the effects of any dysfunction.

The job role of the physiotherapist

The role of a physiotherapist is extremely varied with no two days being the same. He/she may have to assess the physical condition of a patient in order to diagnose problems and implement a treatment plan, or alternatively they could also be re-training patients to walk, or helping others to cope with crutches, walking frames, or wheelchairs. He/she will also be responsible for educating their patients and their families, (as well as the community at large) to prevent injuries and to help those people lead healthy lifestyles. In some instances the physiotherapist may be asked to plan and put in place community fitness programmes. Finally, physiotherapists can also issue sick leave certificates should it be deemed necessary to do so.

During the course of their career a physiotherapist will treat all manner of people including children with cerebral palsy, premature babies, pregnant women, people undergoing rehabilitation, athletes, the elderly (to try and get them fitter), and those needing help following heart disease, strokes, or major surgery.

Types of physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for a plethora of conditions and any one of these treatments can help lessen the recovery time after a variety of surgeries.

Physiotherapists can specialise in a number of different areas including sports medicine, children’s health (paediatrics), and women’s health and within these parameters there are three different areas of practise. These are:

  • Musculoskeletal which is also called orthopaedic physiotherapy and is used to treat conditions such as sprains, back pain, arthritis, strains, incontinence, bursitis, posture problems, sport and workplace injuries, plus reduced mobility. Rehabilitation following surgery is also included within this category.
  • Neurological- This is used to treat disorders of the nervous system including strokes, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. It can also be used for rehabilitation following brain surgery.
  • Cardiothoracic is the name given to the treatment of used asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and other cardio-respiratory disorders.

Types of therapies

  • Each individual’s treatment is tailored to suit their specific requirements and a physiotherapist will choose from a wide range of therapies, including:
  • Manual therapies – These can include, joint manipulation and mobilisation (which includes spinal mobilisation), manual resistance training, and stretching.
  • Exercise programmes – such as muscle strengthening, posture re-training, cardiovascular stretching and training
  • Electrotherapy techniques – which consists of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), laser therapy, diathermy, and ultrasound.

In many cases an injury can be caused by other underlying factors. It could be that constant back pain is caused by repetitive work related activities, bad posture, being over-weight, or even adopting the wrong technique when playing a sport. Accordingly the physiotherapist not only treats the back pain but addresses the other factors too. This holistic approach aims to reduce the risk of the injury happening again.