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Kinesio Taping Peroneal Tendon Sublaxtion

What is Peroneal Tendon Subluxation? Peroneals are two muscles and tendons that stretch along the outer edge of your lower leg. Specifically, the peroneal tendons are enclosed in a fibrous tunnel that is attached behind the outside ankle bone. Peroneal Tendon Subluxation occurs when there is damage or injury Read more

Walking or Running: Which is Better?

Walking and running are the most popular physical activities. Both are excellent aerobic exercises. Both help promote weight loss, improve your sleep, elevate your mood, boost your energy levels, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The debate Walking and running Read more

Treating Compartment Syndrome with Massage Therapy

A compartment is a section within the body that contains muscles, blood vessels and nerves. Anatomical compartments are surrounded by fascia, or fibrous tissue. Compartments are present in all our limbs. The Syndrome Compartment Syndrome is a condition where pressure within one or more of the body's compartments becomes high. Read more

Protect Your Knee From Sports Damage

Sports like football, hockey and tennis require you to run at different speeds, using varying acceleration. Many times, you have to change direction while your foot is placed firmly on the ground. This causes stress to your knees and stretches the ligaments around your knees. Sometimes, this results Read more

5 Olympic Sports That Will Enhance Your Fitness

Sports persons don't just have good bodies. They are also fit and healthy, thanks to the overall strengthening and toning effects of playing sports. If you want more than just a hot bod and be really fit, you need to start playing one of these Olympic sports. 1. Kayaking Read more

All You Need To Know About Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, or PFPS, is a type of knee pain that happens around or under the patella. The patella is the kneecap or the roundish-triangular part that you can feel when you touch your knee in the front. It is also commonly called 'runner's knee' as it Read more

Rehabilitation for patients with cardiovascular diseases

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Rehabilitation for patients with cardiovascular diseasesExercise has major role in maintaining normal function of our heart by keeping it active. Regular exercise such as walking, jogging or aerobic exercises are highly recommended to keep the heart healthy for a long time. Patients who have undergone treatment for Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) such as heart valve surgery, bypass surgery and heart attack treatment find physical therapy rehabilitation programs intimidating. Lack of awareness of rehabilitation programmes for CVD makes patients sceptical about opting for it. Here is a complete analysis of CR for CVD patients to help you take the right decision.

Why is it necessary?
Heart diseases bring with them a number of functional limitations such as physical weakness, balance problems, reduced stamina induces fatigue even from regular chores such as grocery shopping and inability to climb stairs. The National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation – Annual Statistical Report 2010 observed that around half of patients suffering from CVD are diagnosed with secondary health problems. Around 30% suffer from lumbar pain and arthritis, 21% diabetes and approximately 16% of CVD patients suffer from respiratory diseases including asthma.

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