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It is observed that senior citizens often suffer from common medical conditions. Arthritis, respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, vision impairment, weak muscles, and mental illness are commonly associated with the elderly. Geriatrics is a branch of medicine that focuses on health care of the elderly. Geriatric conditions usually include muscoskeletal problems, mental illness, incontinence, and impaired senses, balance problems, chronic pain, and sleep deprivation. Physiotherapy treatments have been successful in resolving or managing each of these ailments. Here’s what physiotherapy has to offer to the field of geriatrics. Muscoskeletal Disorders Low bone density, arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle fatigue and related health issues are all major

Stress and related health issues have long been a cause of concern in medical circles. Physiotherapy is a safer alternative than psycho active drugs to relieve stress. Physiotherapy deals with stress permanently instead of just keeping it at bay. Here is how stress can be dealt with by through physiotherapy. Stress Related Symptoms Fatigue, back and neck pain, indigestion, and anxiety attacks are all symptoms of working in a high stress environment. Patients suffering from these symptoms are often sleep deprived, depressed or asthmatic. Stress raises blood pressure and increases the chances of cardiovascular disease. Even the early onset of Alzheimer’s can

Physiotherapy is a profession in health care that involves assessment and treatment of various injuries and afflictions of the muscular and skeletal system. Since it is not a main stream in medicine, many people are ignorant of what this science entails. There is a need to dispel some of the common misconceptions that people have about physical therapy. Physiotherapy treatment involves exercises While that is not completely untrue, physical exercises form only a small part of the range of treatment and therapies that a physiotherapist specializes in. Exercises are suggested for treatment and recovery in only specific cases where patients need to

Heel pain is a very common foot complaint. It may involve injury to the heel bone, fat pad, ligaments, tendons or muscles. A pinched nerve in your lower back can also be a reason for heel pain. To ensure an accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment, it is important to have your heel pain thoroughly assessed. Who can suffer from heel pain? Almost anyone can suffer from heel pain, however certain age groups seem to be at higher risk of developing heel pain, including: Children aged between 8 and 13 years Active people - eg: who are into running sports People who stand

Scoliosis is medical condition wherein the spine gets curved sideward, resulting in one or even two curves, making the spine appear more like an ‘S’ shape. In some cases, the spine shows a rotation component. This rotation starts when scoliosis becomes more pronounced. This is known as torsion-scoliosis, causing a gibbus. Scoliosis can be present from birth. Such instances are called congenital scoliosis. Other types of scoliosis can be developed during growth, and the causes for this are yet to be found. Types of Scoliosis: >strong>Structural (Idiopathic) Scoliosis: Idiopathic scoliosis has genetic roots. A family history of scoliosis, particularly along the female side