Unveiling truths about osteoarthritis—its impact on youth, exercise benefits, and how physiotherapy can prevent surgery. Read on for clarity!14Dec

Osteoarthritis Myth-Debunking: Separating Facts from Fiction

  The personification of osteoarthritis may look like a fiend or a demon, trying to bring you to your knees (Pun intended).  Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease, in which the tissues in the joint break down over time. It is the most common type of arthritis and is more common in older people. People with osteoarthritis usually have joint pain and, after rest or inactivity, stiffness for a short period of time.  The global prevalence of knee OA was 16% in individuals aged 15 and over and  22.9% …
The Healing Power of Light Low-Level Laser Therapy in Tendon Repair14Dec

The Healing Power of Light: Low-Level Laser Therapy in Tendon Repair .

If physiotherapy was a person, he would be a mastermind magician with thousands of tricks up his sleeve. The profession is extremely intricate and there is slight chance clinicians may get their treatment options tangled up. One such card every therapist has up their sleeve is electrotherapeutic modalities. One such modality that has been clinically proven to be effective is low-level laser therapy.  Low-level laser therapy is a form of laser medicine used in physical therapy, which uses low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes to alter cellular functions. Low-level laser therapy …
How Music Therapy Supports Children with Cerebral Palsy14Dec

Tuning Up and Creating Harmony: How Music Therapy Supports Children with Cerebral Palsy.

No matter how hard you try, you cannot pull apart creativity and innovation from the field of physical therapy. While it may not be immediately apparent, creativity and innovation are essential components of the field. Physiotherapists are often required to come up with unique and individualized treatment plans that take into account the specific needs and challenges of each patient. This requires a great deal of creativity and innovation, as well as the ability to think outside the box and adapt to new situations as they arise.  It is our …
Healing-the-Planet-Healing-Ourselves-The-Connection-Between-Environmentalism-and-Physiotherapy14Dec

Healing the Planet, Healing Ourselves – The Connection Between Environmentalism and Physiotherapy

  The environment is the foundation of all life on Earth. It provides the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the resources we use to build our homes, businesses, and communities. However, in recent years, the environment has been under threat from various human activities, including pollution, deforestation, climate change, and overuse of natural resources. These activities have led to severe environmental degradation, resulting in the loss of biodiversity, destruction of habitats, and adverse effects on human health and well-being. These are well-known facts …
The Power of Virtual Reality in Physical Therapy14Dec

From Digital Worlds to Real-Life Improvements: The Power of VR in Physical Therapy

As a physical therapist, I have witnessed firsthand how the field of physical therapy is constantly evolving and am always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to treat patients and educate them. Every day, new modalities and techniques emerge that can help us better serve our patients and improve their outcomes. One such modality that has been gaining traction in recent years is therapeutic virtual reality (TVR). With its ability to create immersive digital environments that simulate real-world scenarios, TVR has the potential to revolutionize the way we …
The Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy To Break Free From Negative Patterns.14Dec

Breaking Free From Negative Patterns: The Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Are you struggling with treating individuals with chronic pain or injury or suffering from it yourself and feeling like traditional treatments aren’t getting to the root of the problem? Physical therapy is a valuable tool for restoring function and mobility, but what about the emotional toll that pain and injury can take? That’s where a revolutionary form of therapy comes in – cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how CBT is being used in the field of physiotherapy to help patients manage the psychological …
How-Robotics-is-Changing-the-Future-of-Physiotherapy14Dec

From Science Fiction to Reality: How Robotics is Changing the Future of Physiotherapy

  Physiotherapy is an ever-evolving profession, and with the advancements in technology, it’s taking a new direction. One of the newest and most exciting developments in physiotherapy is the use of robotics. The integration of robotics in physiotherapy is revolutionizing the way physical therapy is conducted, offering unparalleled precision, and significantly improving outcomes for patients. As the field of physiotherapy continues to grow, robotics is becoming an increasingly popular area of research, with new and innovative techniques emerging regularly. In this article, we’ll explore how robotics is changing the face …
The Healing Power Of Videogames In Physical Recovery14Dec

Game Over for Pain – The Healing Power of Video Games in Physical Therapy

  Video games have long been associated with mindless entertainment and the sedentary lifestyle, but what if we told you that video games can actually be a valuable tool in the process of rehabilitation? It may sound counterintuitive, but numerous studies have shown that video games can improve cognitive and physical function, enhance motor skills, and even help with pain management. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or dealing with a chronic illness, video games may just be the prescription you need to speed up your recovery and get back …
How High Tech Clothes Clothes Could Be Your Next Doctor14Dec

Smart Phones, Smart TVs, But Smart Shirts??

Technology has transformed the field of physiotherapy, offering new ways to diagnose and treat injuries, monitor progress, and enhance patient outcomes. From virtual reality systems that simulate real-life scenarios to gaming software which are to be used therapeutically. Technology is helping physiotherapists provide more effective and personalized care to their patients. That being said, it is still quite shocking when you hear something like a smart shirt. Can clothing really be smart? Can a shirt really be therapeutic? Let’s find out!  With the rise of wearable technology, smart shirts are …
How Research is Physiotherapy’s way forward10Oct

How Research is Physiotherapy’s way forward

The scope of any form of development is determined by its quality of research. The same goes for physiotherapy but in this case, that same research is grossly lacking in substantive and quantity. We asked Dr. Mridul Makkar, an ex-physiotherapy associate and current research associate at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana of what she makes of the current scenario of research in physiotherapy.   Is the lack of physiotherapists in India a factor to the lack of evidence-based research too? While India lacks physios for sure, the problem isn’t just the …
Understanding-Patient-Adherence-From-A-Physio.26Sep

Understanding Patient Adherence From A Physio

  Perhaps the most important but frequently overseen factor in recovery success is patient adherence and emotional understanding. Having a clear insight into the headspace of both the patient and the physio would be key to improving patient-physio relations. Here’s what Dr. Pallavi Variyani, a PhD candidate in community health and rehabilitation to say about patient adherence.   Why is patient adherence important? Dr. Pallavi explains patient adherence the best way possible i.e., a doctor’s commitment to a patient. Be it making patients feel better and confident about themselves to …
UNFORSEEN ALLIES YOGA & PHYSIOTHERAPY20Sep

UNFORSEEN ALLIES? YOGA & PHYSIOTHERAPY

Maybe Indians have known this for a while. Maybe we don’t. But as modern healthcare takes a turn to make itself more efficient, we’ve also begun excavating our roots. And when one comes across yoga, maybe we can say, “In search of gold, we lost a diamond”. We went down that route with Dr. Neha Deo, a certified yoga practitioner and physiotherapist, who’s been around for more than a decade. She explained yoga for what it is and how physiotherapy is better because of it. Here’s what she had to …