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Physical Therapy Helps Improve Sensation

Physical Therapy Helps Improve Sensation

Physical therapy or physiotherapy is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention (therapy using mechanical force and movements). It is carried out by physical therapists or physiotherapists. When there is a sensory loss experienced, physiotherapy is used to improve body sensation.

The main cause of sensory loss is aging. As we age, our senses tend to become less sharp. However, it may also occur due to illness or accidents. The following points elaborate on how sensory loss occurs.

Visual Impairment
The most common causes around the world are refractive errors, cataracts, glaucoma age related macular degeneration. Visual impairment is remedied by working on various eye related exercises, by providing Braille displays on computers and a Braille script for books etc, by magnification of the said material if patient doesn’t have complete visual loss and so on

Hearing Loss
The main causes include age, being subjected to high decibels of sound, physical trauma, genetic, disorders, wrong medication. Hearing loss is treated with the help of surgery, by providing hearing aid, assistive devices, wireless hearing aid.

The inability to perceive odor or ansomnia is caused by many ailments. Few of which are diabetes, long term alcoholism, stroke, epilepsy etc. Treatment for ansomnia depends on the cause.

Ageusia or the loss of taste functions is caused by neurological damage, problems with endocrine system and aging, anxiety disorder, cancer, liver failure are some of the known causes.

The best treatment methods does not always have to be surgical. A physical therapy healthcare centre has a wide array of solution to improve body sensation and improve your life.

Aerobic Conditioning
Aerobic exercise increases oxygen delivery and neurotransmitters to keep our heart, lungs, and nervous system healthy. Exercise may also reduce depression. An increased heart rate helps to increase blood flow to all parts of the body. This helps in remedying sensory loss.

Flexibility / Stretching Exercises
Specific stretching for target muscles should be performed daily for target muscles or as directed by your therapist using the techniques that they feel will assist you to reach your flexibility goals. There are a variety of ways that stretching can enhance flexibility.

Progressive Strengthening Exercises.
A variety of strengthening exercises are used to gradually increase strength. After the experience of sensory loss, it takes time to regain the sensation. From there the physical therapist will slowly help to improve strength necessary for day to day activities.

Balance And Coordination
To improve balance, there are few exercises that help in improving attention and task alertness, improve reflexes, muscle strength, overall sensory processing to ensure that the body is receiving the correct messages and responding correctly to them

Physiotherapy treatment will improve tactile sensation by bombarding the nerves with sensory input to help compensate for changed or reduced sensation. It will also improve your mobility and balance as well as communication and sense of well being. At HCR, provide the best treatment methods in physical therapy at your home. No need to travel to a physical therapy healthcare centre, we bring the healthcare center to you.