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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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Sports Injury Rehabilitation

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Sports Injury RehabilitationWhen you are involved in active sports injuries are bound to happen. Recovering from these injuries can be very exhausting if you don’t undergo the right treatment. Sports injury rehabilitation is a specialised approach dealing with sport related injury treatment. This specialised technique has benefitted many and is on the rise in the sporting world. Various procedures are adopted by sport therapists all around the world depending on the nature and degree of the injury.

What is sports injury rehabilitation?

Sport injury rehabilitation was developed to get injured sportsmen in pre-injury physical condition within a short span of time. This therapeutic multi-disciplinary approach is responsible for prevention, evaluation and treatment of sport injuries. Sport or exercise therapists create a treatment plan based on target specific goals such as mobility, flexibility, coordination of balance and joint positioning. The initial phases of treatment are concentrated on reducing pain and swelling while promoting healing. Once the pain and swelling are under control, reconditioning treatment begins.

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How Physiotherapy can reduce recovery time for hip replacement patients

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hip replacement patientsIt is common for patients suffering from severe hip joint arthritis to opt for hip replacement surgery or Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). Even if patients undergo a successful hip replacement surgery, it is still a battle half won because the other half consists of recovering from the replacement surgery and returning to the pre-surgery active lifestyle. Physical therapy and exercise therapy can help you achieve this by reducing your recovery time and strengthening your hips muscles so that you are back on the grid in no time.

Why is physical therapy and exercise therapy important?

Hip replacement surgeries have been consistently successful in bringing down pain levels in patients and improving their quality of life through enhanced functional abilities. But, when taking a long-term perspective, there are studies which have noted persistence of impairment and functional limitation in individuals after a HRS. A study published in the European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine has clearly supported physical therapy exercise programs as an effective way of consistently improving physical impairment and ability to function.

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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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All you need to know about a Popped (Dislocated) Shoulder

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Popped  ShoulderIf you follow football you might have witnessed the tussle between West Ham defender Joey O’Brien and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in their recent Stamford Bridge face-off which ultimately ended with Joey sustaining a severe shoulder dislocation. Trust me when I say this, dislocating your shoulder is a fairly common injury. Yes, it is a fact that your shoulder joint is the most commonly dislocated joint in your body and so if you have popped your shoulder, don’t panic and read on to know more about the condition.

What is shoulder dislocation?
Shoulder dislocation is the most commonly observed joint dislocation because the shoulder joint is the most mobile joint of the body and provides a very high range of motion which facilitates overall movement through rotations and lifting functions. Your shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint. The movement of your arm is facilitated by this arrangement which has the head of your arm bone (humerus) perfectly fit into the joint socket (glenoid fossa) which is in turn a part of the larger shoulder blade (scapula). The arm is held in the socket by a fibrous ring of cartilage (labrum) which extends from the joint socket and holds onto the arm bone head like a sock. This arrangement is stabilised by a fibrous tissue in the joint capsule and also by ligaments and muscles surrounding the joint.

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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