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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

Some Physiotherapy Exercises For Trigger Finger

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Trigger finger is a painful condition even in its initial phase and worse gets worse later on. It impairs your hand’s motor skills and makes it painful to even perform simplest of tasks which involve your affected hand. Curling up and locking-popping of the affected finger can be controlled and contained by a series of targeted exercises.  Exercises need to be performed targeting the opposite action in order to achieve mobility. Here is a mix of stretching and strengthening exercises which will help you battle trigger finger.finger

1.      Finger Abduction

Finger abduction is achieved by placing the affected finger side by side a normal finger with your hand stretched out straight. Now, using two fingers of your other hand gently press the side by side placed fingers. Try to move the together placed fingers apart and apply a comfortable pressure on them with your other fingers to achieve slight resistance. The pressure should be such that the two fingers separate with some effort. This exercise is beneficial in improving blood circulation to the injured finger. Repeat 8-10 times in 3 sets a day.

2.      Finger Stretch

To perform the exercise, keep your injured hand on a flat surface. Now, hold the injured finger with your other hand and gently raise it. Keep on raising it until a comfortable stretch is achieved. Hold the position for 2-3 seconds and then return to starting position. Repeat 8-10 times in 3 sets a day.

 

3.      Finger Spread

To perform the finger spread you will need an elastic band. Begin with pinching together fingertips your injured arm. Now, place an elastic band over the pinched fingers. Start moving your fingers away from each other and feel the elastic band tension work against your movement. Keep on moving till your injured finger is comfortable and then return to neutral position. Repeat this expansion-contraction routine 8-10 times in 3 sets a day. Read more


Physiotherapy For Persons With Slipped Disc

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Physiotherapy For Persons With Slipped DiscThe slipped disc or herniated disc or bulged disc is the chronic or acute backpain experienced by a patient because of the injury to the spine. Slipped disc is one of the most commonly occurring spine diseases and physiotherapy is the first considered treatment option. Treatment for patients suffering from slipped disc is a combination of medication as well as physical therapy and exercise therapy to help them cope with the injury. Surgery is considered only in 1 out of 10 patients diagnosed with slipped disc and is considered a last resort.

How can physical therapy help?

The physical therapy treatment for a patient suffering from slipped disc varies on the severity of the injury. Generally the treatment goes through three phases which includes pain reduction, back strengthening and rehabilitation through exercise therapy.

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Shoulder Instability Causes and Remedies

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Shoulder Instability Causes and RemediesOur shoulder joint is one of the busiest in our entire body, entrusted with the responsibility of movement of the upper limbs. So, the shoulder joint is also the most movable joint in our body facilitating overall movement through rotations and lifting functions. This extended range of motion also makes the shoulder joint vulnerable to dislocation through trauma or overuse. The ball and the socket joint of the shoulder are held together by ligaments, muscles and bones which when overstretched make the shoulder unstable.

Symptoms
The most common symptom to diagnose shoulder instability is the internal sense of the shoulder becoming loose and coming out or the sensation of the shoulder popping back in. There can also be an irritating sensation or discomfort caused by the feeling of the shoulder just hanging in there. Pain is not a necessary factor as not all dislocations are painful but there is an uneasy feeling in the shoulder area often experienced during physical activities.

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How To Continue Playing Your Favourite Sport After A Tennis Elbow

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Tennis ElbowThere are many ways other than outdoor sport that can cause injury. In these times of internet and junk food, it is common for individuals to drown themselves in an unhealthy lifestyle. And then, there are those who know how to balance it out with work and outdoor activity. If a tennis elbow injury sneaks up on you, it could leave you feeling in pain and frustrated. But fret not, we are here to help and we bring you the best tips on how to rehabilitate your injury, so that you can continue enjoying your favorite sporting or other activities.

Exercises
The Tennis elbow injury is caused by physical activity which involves extensive use of your forearms. Weak forearms give in when you perform rigorous physical activity, thus causing injury. The exercises for tennis elbow injury focus on strengthening the forearms and increasing its flexibility so that it is ready for any future hard or repetitive work load.

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Important Exercises for a Popped Shoulder

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Important Exercises for Shoulder

A popped shoulder brings with it pain, irritability, loss of concentration and a general feeling of unease. If you have popped a shoulder, you should take immediate measures to strengthen your shoulder as it is vulnerable to repeated dislocation. Shoulder dislocation can be treated with simple exercises which develop your core strength and ensure a firm bond between the humerus and the glenoid.

Exercise #1 – Shoulder Flexion

Place your unaffected hand below your injured hand to extend support for the elbow. In a sitting position, make both of your arms lean forward in a folded position. Rock your arms forward and backward while taking into account your limited range of motion.

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Typical Hockey Injuries And How To Treat Them With The Help Of Physical Therapy

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Typical Hockey Injuries

There is no doubt that when it comes to sports, hockey is unarguably the most favourite and most played game. Outdoor sports are good for health but have an increased number of injury chances. Injuries with less than 2 fractures and minor dislocations can be treated with physical therapy non-surgically.

Shoulder Dislocation
This is the most common injury caused in the game of hockey. Due to shock from a bad fall or collision, there are high chances that the shoulder ball may pop out of the socket causing the shoulder to get dislocated. When a dislocation occurs, a player must be immediately moved to the emergency room for instant reposition of the shoulder.

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Top 8 Solutions That Kinesio Taping Offers

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Injuries caused to the body can be resolved by traditional methods or by the new and emerging alternative methods. A therapy which is fast gaining prominence in resolving muscle injuries, musculoskeletal injuries and inflammatory conditions is Kinesio taping. Kinesio taping has been around for a while, but saw sudden surge in popularity, when it was used during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Though there have been doubts about the real benefits of Kinesio taping therapy, there are scores of users who have experienced quick recovery from injuries. Here are the top solutions offered by K-tapes:

1.      Strengthening muscles
Injured muscles are weak and cause a restricted range of motion. Injuries can cause restricted movement which interferes in your daily life. This loss of movement can be corrected by strengthening the inured muscles with Kinesio tapes. The taping technique is mostly used to suppress the effects of Soleus and Achilles tendon injuries. Read more


From Wheelchair To Your Two Feet: 5 Ways To Mobility After An Extended Recovery

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Being wheelchair bound with restricted movement can be the most frustrating phase of a trauma patient’s life. But, you do not have to surrender meekly to this condition.. Here are five popular therapies to ditch that wheelchair, fight through and regain control your life.

From Wheelchair1. Core Strengthening and Stability
The concept of core strengthening is similar to the idea of creating a strong structure for the building to withstand daily wear and tear. Physical therapy has recently progressed into core strengthening and stability training as an option for post trauma rehabilitation. Just as a building with a weak structure cannot withstand major blows, if your body is weak then you are susceptible to acute injuries and chronic overuse syndromes. The post operative exercise should always be a guided effort under the supervision or instruction of a physical therapist.

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Getting Back To Normal After Injuring Your Pelvis

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Getting back to normal after injuring your pelvisPelvic injuries are very critical as they restrict body movement. You might not be able to complete even your daily chores such as bathing and meal preparation because of a pelvic bone. The fracture which is caused because of a severe trauma to the pelvic region mostly occurs due to a fall, physical activity or an accident, leaving patients with restricted motion for a long time. Getting back to normal is a difficult process which demands patience.

The severity of the injury and many other factors like age of the patient, location of the fracture, etc are considered to determine the mode of treatment. The course of recovery from a pelvic fracture goes through three main phases – surgery(if needed), physical therapy, rehabilitation and occupational therapy.

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Reasons Why You Should Consider an Individual Treatment Plan for Your Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy is often recommended to patients suffering from chronic pain in the back, neck, shoulders and knees. Physical therapy has proven to be effective in relieving patients from pain and restoring normal functions. Patients, who have opted for physical therapy, have another effective option of personalised plans which allows their therapist to better understand their condition and ensure speedy recovery.

Treatment Plan for Your Physical Therapy

Individual Treatment Plan
A therapist evaluates current medical conditions, medical history, patient lifestyle and response to treatment for various problems a patient experiences and plans a step by step recovery programme known as the Individual Treatment Plan (ITP). The specialised treatment program is made in order to take care of individual needs of a patient as every patient differs in terms of medical history, lifestyle and complications. The ITP is created by your therapist during your first session.

Benefits
There are numerous benefits of ITP as opposed to general treatment as your therapist is involved in every aspect of the plan. Here are a few benefits that you would experience on opting for ITP.

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