Public Awareness (10 items)
Articles aimed at Public Awareness on Physical Therapy
Wednesday 11 August 2004 / Arun author list
Sciatica
on 22 Feb 2013 by Robin author list email the content item print the content item create pdf file of the content item
Sciatica Sciatica is irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve begins from the lower spine on either side. It travels deep in the pelvis to the lower buttocks. From there, it passes along the back of each upper leg and divides at the knee into branches that go to the feet.CausesAnything that causes irritation or puts pressure on the sciatic [read more]
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Avoid stress at work.
on 08 Jul 2008 by Robin author list
DO.. Take your breaks. Take your full lunch break. Start work on time. Leave work on time. Talk to your colleagues, PRO about pursuing a grievance if the problem has been ongoing and no solutions are forth-coming if it is from your employer. DON'T.. Suffer in silence. Work beyond your means. Work unpaid overtime. Ignore health and safety effects [read more]
Geriatrics - Generalised view
The team who cares for the elderly .
on 03 Aug 2007 by Robin Robert Varghese author list
Geriatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life. A geriatrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to prevent and manage the unique and, oftentimes, multiple health concerns of older adults. Older persons may react to illness and disease differently than younger adults. Geriatricians [read more]
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)
on 11 Mar 2006 by Vestibular Disorders Association author list email the content item print the content item create pdf file of the content item
The goal of VRT is to retrain the brain to recognize and process signals from the vestibular system [...]
Why is therapy needed? If the brain cannot rely on the information it receives from the vestibular system, a person's ability to maintain posture and coordinate balance can become overly dependent on vision or on the information received from the muscles and joints (proprioception). This can lead to developing new patterns of movement to compensate for the change [read more]
Rotator Cuff Injuries
on 02 Oct 2005 by http://physioguy.com author list
Rotator cuff injuries commonly occur in the world of sports, and also during non-sporting activities[...]
rotator cuff Rotator cuff injuries commonly occur in the world of sports, and also during non-sporting activities. The rotator cuff is the name given to a group of muscles that surround the shoulder joint. These muscles can be injured through overuse, excessive muscle force, direct or indirect trauma. The typical injuries that result are muscle strains, tendinitis / tendinosis and even [read more]
Meniscus of the Knee
on 02 Oct 2005 by http://physioguy.com author list
Knee The menisci (singular: meniscus) are often referred to as the "cartilage" of the knee joint. In each knee, there exists a medial (inside) meniscus and lateral (outside) meniscus. They are sandwiched in between the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone). The term cartilage, however, is more often reserved for the articular surfaces of the bones. These bony surfaces are [read more]
Low Back Injuries
on 02 Oct 2005 by http://physioguy.com author list
Back pain is a common complaint among the average person. So common, in fact, that most people will [...]
spinal regionsBack pain is a common complaint among the average person. So common, in fact, that most people will experience a significant back injury at least once in their lifetime. Many factors are related in the onset of back pain, such as posture, occupation, activity, age and anatomical variation. In addition to these factors, the low back is simply subject [read more]
Ankle Ligament Injuries
on 01 Oct 2005 by http://physioguy.com author list
At various joints throughout the body, bands of connective tissue called ligaments function to hold [...]
At various joints throughout the body, bands of connective tissue called ligaments function to hold these joints together. These ligaments create stability, but also allow for normal joint mobility. A sprain refers to the injury of a ligament, which can vary from very mild to severe. The most common grading system for sprains is as follows:Grade I: the ligament is [read more]
Pragmatic Approach to Obesity
on 30 Aug 2004 by Boopathi A PT author list email the content item print the content item create pdf file of the content item
There are several options in the society for the obese people to ambiguously follow, and they should be protected from the misleading ways and that is the duty of the medical professionals rather than the fitness trainer. The human body is clearly designed for movement as evidenced by the fact that there are more than 600 skeletal muscles and [read more]
What is Physiotherapy?
on 19 Aug 2004 by Arun author list email the content item print the content item create pdf file of the content item
Physiotherapy, or Physical Therapy (Which can be assumed more accurate a terminology as the term [...]
Physiotherapy, or Physical Therapy (Which can be assumed more accurate a terminology as the term is derived from the two words 'Physical' and 'Therapy'), is a HealthCare profession concerned with the assessment, maintenance, and restoration of the physical function and performance of the body. It is a distinct form of care which can be performed both in isolation or in [read more]