How Have Physiotherapeutic Remedies Brought A Change In The Field Of Medical Sciences!!
Physiotherapy refers to the professional field of health-related science which treats the various bodily problems using multiple physical movements to bring back the functionality in the various body parts. Physical therapy does not just help with treating problems and pain but also helps in increasing bodily flexibility and improves health while promoting fitness.
What are the various physiotherapy techniques?
- Geriatric Physical Therapy: This is the kind of physiotherapy which is usually required by people in old age. As they age the mobility and sensory abilities of their body weaken. It helps in improving their flexibility and helps with other problems that might occur with old age such as Alzheimer’s, joint pains, back pain and so forth.
- Sports Physical Therapy: People who regularly engage in sports-related activities face various physical problems. They usually suffer from sprains, stiffness, muscle tears, bone dislocations and so forth. This is the reason why it is necessary to get regular physical therapy sessions. They help them in improving their muscle movement, increase body flexibility and reduce soreness on the body which can be a result of continuous sports indulgence. Also, physical therapists use their advanced knowledge and study to analyze the possible problems which might arise due to certain physical activities and prevent them beforehand. This helps to avoid future complications.
- Orthopedic Physiotherapy: This is the kind of physical therapy which analyses the muscular problems, strains and tears. They can start in the form of simple back and neck pains but can later lead to greater physical problems. A lot of times people in their middle age start experiencing these problems. But not necessarily as extreme stress and continuous working can also lead to pains and stiffness in the muscles of the neck, back, and waist region. Sitting upright for long hours can also be the reason behind this problem and hence orthopedic physical therapy is a good way to treat it.
- Pediatric Physical Therapy: Some children are born without proper sensory and physical development. There physical movements and other physical capabilities are slower than other average children. They might take longer to understand the basic concept and hence face problems at school and other aspects of life. But there is no need to worry about it as pediatric physical therapy can help in the treatment of such problems.
What are the different remedies to deal with vertigos and other physiological problems?
Some several therapies and remedies can help you deal with various physical problems. They can be understood as mentioned below:
- Effective Neck exercises: There are multiple neck exercises that you can practice to get rid of vertigo related problems. The Epley Maneuver requires you to turn your head to 45 degrees gently and lie down on the edge of the bed with a pillow on some distance. When you lie down your head should be on the bed but your shoulders should be on the pillow. Keep your position for about 30 seconds and then turn your head around to the other side without actually getting up. Again stay still for about 30 seconds, make sure that you do not jerk your neck abruptly as it may cause serious damage. Then get up and sit on the bed very gently and move your head to 45 degrees on each side after the interval of a few seconds until your vertigos go away.
- Back exercises: The sermons maneuver is an effective back exercise that requires you to sit comfortably with your head turned 45 degrees in any one direction. Then lie down very gently but on the opposite side of your head. Keep still and stay like that for about 30 seconds. Then without fully getting up, lie down on your back but do not change the direction of your head. Then get up gently and look down towards the ground. Then sit back up and stay still. Keep doing it very slowly until you stop feeling your vertigos. This is an effective remedy for dizziness as well.
- IFT: It stands for Interferential Therapy and uses an IFT machine. Medium frequency currents are used to reduce back and neck pains. They also help in dealing with other chronic pains.
- TENS: it stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, and TENS is used to reduce the sensation in the nerve receptors and give relief from the vertigo pains and so forth.
- Ultrasonic Therapy: This technique sees the low vibrations of sound waves to provide deep heating of the tissues and other affected areas to reduce the sensation of pain through Ultrasonic Therapy.
So, from the above-given information, you can learn about the various exercise and remedial techniques used by physiotherapists to help the patients get rid of multiple physical problems and ailments.
MBBS, MS, M.Ch (Neurosurgery)