JEEVAN CLINIC

( Herbal, Acupuncture & Physiotherapy )

PHYSIOTHERAPY

 

                The word exercise originated from the 'ex' meaning out and the word 'erc' derived from the

'arcere' meaning to lock. Thus excersie means to unlock are to free a part to move.  The origin of exercise

as a therapeutic measures dates back to the pre-historic period.  The earlier wiriting on therapeutic

exercise using various postures  and movements of the body is traced back to about thousands years before

christ in Cong Fou of ancient china (Mac Aliffe, 1904).  The fourth volume ofAtherva veda of ancient india

called as Ayurveda recommended remedial exercise and massage about Eight hundered years before chirst

(Guthrie, 1945).  In ancient Greeze, interestingly enough, there excited a classes of gymnostics, besides

philosophers and priest-physisians who practised medicines.  They also studied the effects of diet and

exercises (litter, 1839 - 1861).                  

              

                Physical therapy (physiotherapy in many English speaking countries) is a health care

profession which provides services to individuals in order to develop, maintain and restore maximum

movement and functional ability throughout life. This includes providing services in circumstances where

movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors.

               

 

                 Physiotherapy which is the care and services provided by or under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist includes, 

     1.  Examining ( History, systems review and tests & measures ) individuals with impairments, functional limitations and disability or other health related conditions to determine a diagnosis, prognosis and interventions, and test & measures.

      2.  Alleviating impairments and functional limitations by designing, implementing and modifying therapeutic interventions.

       3.  Preventing injury,  impairments, functional limitations and disability.

       4.  Engaging in consultation, education and research.

                                                                                      --APTA

 

               Physiotherapy is the treatment of diseases or it's after effects by means of various physical modalities like remedial exercises, thermo therapy, cryo therpy and various modes of electric currents, hydro therapy, wax therapy etc.,  

               The Basic aim of physiotherapy is to provide maximum possible physical independence within the limits of the disease and disability. 

               Of all the modalities at hand, exercise forms the basis of physiotherapy for the relief of symptoms and to improve functions of the body or it's functioning capacity.

 

Application of Therapeutic Exercise Techniques to regions

of the body:

 

  •  Treating soft tissues, bony and post surgical problems
  •  The shoulder and shoulder girdle
  •  The elbow and forearm complex
  •  The wrist and hand
  •  The hip
  •  The Knee
  •  The ankle and foot
  •  The spine :-  Acute problems
  •  The spine:-  Sub acute, chronic and postural problems    

 

Special Areas of Therapeutic Exercise :

      Exercise for the obstetric patients

  •  Management of Vascular disorders of the extremities
  •  Chest physical therapy
  •  Management of obstructive and restrictive pulmonary conditions