Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a dynamic profession, uses a range of treatment techniques to restore movement and function within the body. The aim of physiotherapy is to optimize the patient range of movement and function whilst at the same time reducing pain and recurrence.

Our team has the goal oriented approach through comprehensive approach, support and advice. Physical therapy team are an integral part of the clinical and firm part of support team for our consultants, our team team uses the evidence based treatment methods in our clinical practice. Team has a regular discussion session with consultants. Leads to the highest possible degree of physical activity participation and improved quality of life.

Preethi team has been the trusted choice in managing the post – operative rehabilitation with our experience and expertise will accelerate the recovery from surgery. For patients wanting to return to the demanding level of atheletic performance will be benifited by our co ordinate care model.

There are different approaches used by physical therapist.

  • Joint Mobilization
  • The technique used for Painful, Stiff, Painful and Stiff, Hyper Mobile Painful and Hypermobile.
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Muscle Stretching
  • Neurodynamics
  • Massage and Soft Tissue Techniques

Equipments

Interferential current therapy is an effective therapy option used by many physiotherapy clinics to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process, getting your body back to a healthy, pain Free State. The high frequency signals of an IFC penetrate through the skin into deeper lying muscle tissues.

Electrodes are placed on your skin around the injured body part. The Interferential Current device then transmits electrical impulses in minute quantities through your skin. Underlying tissue and nerves are stimulated which begins the healing properties.

These impulses are not painful in the least. In fact, patients describe the sensation as a minor prickle on their skin. Frequencies produced by the IFC have been proven to stimulate endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. This form of therapy is also extremely useful in reducing pain, inflammation, curing edema, and spasms.

  • Reduces or eliminates your pain safely.
  • Noticeable decrease in swelling and inflammation.
  • Restores lost movement and improves restricted movements and coordination.
  • Stimulates the natural hormones which can help your body heal faster.

Considered by many experts as a highly effective form of treatment for chronic pain.

When Complex electric muscle stimulation is added to your training, it helps maximize your muscular effort by engaging a greater percentage of muscle fibers. Complex targets both Type 1 slow twitch muscle fibers which impact endurance and Type 2 fast twitch muscle fibers with impact power and explosiveness. Complex can help your training efficiency allowing for enhanced fitness results. Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) – also known as neuromuscular electric stimulation (NMES), muscle stim or e-stim  sends electronic pulses to your motor nerves in order to create muscle contractions. Whether you’re a weekend warrior looking to speed your recovery or an elite athlete trying to increase vertical jump, Complex devices can help you reach your goal.

NMES has been shown to:

  • Increase Muscle Strength and Density
  • Larger Muscle Size
  • Improved (VO2) Max
  • Increase Explosive Strength
  • Speed Up Muscle Recovery

Using pre-designed programs, NMES devices can help:

  • Increase vertical jump
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Speed up recovery
  • Enhance local blood circulation
  • Improve core strength

Ultrasound is applied using the head of an ultrasound probe that is placed in direct contact with your skin via a transmission coupling gel.

Therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to cause increases in:

  • healing rates
  • tissue relaxation
  • tissue heating
  • local blood flow
  • Ultrasound can also be used to achieve phonophoresis. This is a non-invasive way of administering medications to tissues below the skin. Most common conditions treated with ultrasound include soft tissue injuries such as tendonitis (or tendinitis if you prefer), non-acute joint swelling and muscle spasm. Most muscle and ligament injuries can benefit from therapeutic ultrasound.

The ultrasound waves are generated by a piezoelectric effect caused by the vibration of crystals within the head of the probe. The ultrasound waves that pass through the skin cause a vibration of the local soft tissues.

This vibration or cavitation can cause a deep heating locally though usually no sensation of heat will be felt by the patient.

Traction

Traction is a therapeutic method to relieve pain by stretching and realigning the spine. Placing a stretch on the spine separates the vertebrae and helps to relieve direct nerve pressure and stress on the vertebral discs.

Cervical traction is a common nonsurgical treatment for a herniated disc in the neck that relieves pain by opening up the cervical foreman to reduce pressure on compressed nerve roots exiting the spinal canal. Traction can either be applied manually or by spinal traction devices.

Cervical traction is a type of spinal traction that is done as a short-term treatment for neck pain. Cervical traction is designed in a way to relieve cervical nerve root compression and muscle spasms. A steady or intermittent force is applied to the neck in order to stretch the cervical muscles and soft tissues along with widening the spaces between the upper vertebrae by using a manual, i.e. hands only or mechanical force. The  physical therapist decides the amount of force and the length of time a person stays in a cervical traction. The amount of pressure for cervical traction is increased gradually.

In lumbar traction, intermittent or continuous force is applied to the lumbar spine either manually or mechanically. The aim of lumbar traction is to decrease the back pain related with back muscle spasms and lumbar nerve root impingement. Lumbar traction is also done for treating lumbar herniated disc or protruding discs, degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis.

Just like cervical traction, lumbar traction also increases the space between the vertebrae, and relieves back pain and promotes healing.

Certain regions of the spinal column are gently and slowly pulled in opposite directions so as to stabilize or change the position of the injured or damaged sides of the spine.

There are many medically accepted forms of spinal traction, including the Soft tissues or Joints Mobilization, Decompression of pinched nerve roots and herniated inter vertebral disc reduction.

If the structural integrity of the spine is impaired, such as seen in osteoporosis, infection, tumor or cervical rheumatoid arthritis, then spinal traction should be avoided. Spinal traction is also contraindicated in other physical conditions such as Cardiovascular disease, Pregnancy, Hernia and in some cases of TMJ.

BENEFITS OF EXCERCISE DURING GESTATIONAL PERIOD

Exercise During pregnancy period:

  • Maintenance / Improvements of material fitness
  • Control excess weight gain
  • Improved posture, appearance and sleep
  • Decrease incidence of varicose pain
  • Decreased incidence of back pain
  • Decreased water retention and level of tension
  • Possible decreases in complication during labor
  • Shortened Labor
  • More rapid postpartum recovery

Exercise during pre – natal period:

  • Controlled weight loss
  • Less backache
  • Better circulations and reduction of wrist and ankle swelling
  • Quicker post natal delivery
  • Better ability to cope with labor and childhood
  • Physical activity prevents gestational diabetes [diabetes during pregnancy],relieves stress
  • Builds more stamina needed for labor and delivery

Exercise during post natal:

  • Strengthen pelvic floor muscles [kegel’s exercise]
  • Strengthen abdominal muscle
  • Weight loss
  • Correct and regain correct posture
  • Increased muscle tone and strength
  • Increases energy and stamina
  • Enhance self confidence

Diet – Simple diet instructions:

  • Eat moderate amount of whole grains.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables which will provide more fibers and help to control your blood sugar and insulin level.
  • Eat several of lean protein.
  • Drink plenty of water [2 to 3 lits] throughout the day.

“Avoid sugary foods and beverages and cut back on saturated fat”.

Our team have been trained in the use of exercise therapy to strengthen the muscle improve function. Our team is an expert in the prescription of the “BEST EXERCISE” for an individual not only. Our physiotherapist assist to return sport, we can also assist at work place. “ERGONOMICS” looks at the best posture and work station setup for your body to work.

Thus the PREETHI TEAM PHYSIO with holistic approach, patient centered focus take the extra step, for our patients. Strong pursuing of ongoing professional development with strong communication skills.

Physiotherapists

Physiotherapy
Sadaiyandi
Physiotherapy
Mani Megalai
Physiotherapy
Josephine Nancy