Physiotherapy is a branch of medicine which works on physical aspect of ailments. Physiotherapists of Bhatia hospital work towards rehabilitation and maintenance, to bring back lost activity to near normal function. PhysiotherapistS rehabilitate the individual after injury or surgery to return into normal activity at its earliest. It also prevents further loss of tissue damage.
Conditions which are managed by Physiotherapy:
- Arthritis: inflammation of one or more joints. Physiotherapists can provide education, coping strategies and develop a rehabilitation program aimed at joint-specific exercises, physical fitness programs, and recommendations for assistive devices.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: it is due to compression of nerve in wrist causing numbness, tingling and pain. Physiotherapy helps in the management of carpel tunnel syndrome. Surgery is needed if there is severe damage to median nerve.
- Concussion: it is due to traumatic brain injury. It is not always easy to know if someone has a concussion. It need to evaluate properly before going for physiotherapy.
- Frozen Shoulder: frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a painful disabling disorder in which shoulder capsule becomes inflamed and stiff which gradually restrict the shoulder movement. Diabetic and rheumatoid arthritis patients are at higher risk of developing it.
- Golfer’s Elbow: pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow. The pain centers on the bony bump on inside the elbow and may radiate into the forearm.
- Headaches: cervicogenic headache is usually on one side of the head; it originates in the neck and then spreads towards the front of the head. Most prominent causes of a cervicogenic headache is simply undergoing an excessive amount of stress to your neck and spine, often due to bad posture or repetitive strain of the muscles surrounding the neck.
- Low Back Pain: Pain in the low back can be a result of conditions affecting the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen, and the skin covering the lumbar area.
- Neck Pain: Most episodes of neck pain are due to muscle strain or soft tissue sprain (ligaments, tendons), but it can also be caused by a sudden force. These types of neck pain often improve with time and non-surgical care, such as physiotherapy. But if neck pain continues or worsens, there is often a specific condition that requires treatment.
- Pediatric Conditions: physiotherapy for various pediatric ailments are done here.
- Sciatica: pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with just conservative treatments in a few weeks.
- Sports Injuries: injuries that occur in athletic activities or while exercising. Physiotherapists can treat sports injuries, and provide strategies and education to prevent injuries from happening and returning to sport or activity safely.
- Tendonitis: tendons become inflamed and irritated.
- Tennis Elbow: condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that results in pain on the outside of elbow. It is also known as lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is caused by either abrupt or subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow.
- Whiplash: neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. This type of injury usually occurs during a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA). The sudden force stretches and causes tearing of the muscles and tendons in the neck.