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Becoming Fit, Shall I Have Personal Fitness Training Or Physiotherapy?

Being physically fit, does not only give you physical satisfaction in life. It brings self confidence; it brings balance and coordination, makes you more productive at work. Considering finding a gym or a fitness center to bring out a new you? Or choosing a personal trainer instead?

Let me introduce you to the benefits of having a personal trainer before you shop for your fitness center. Read more…

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Physical Therapy Information – Physiotherapy: Origins and Antecedents

Physiotherapy has its origins in the days of Hippocrates. Even in those early days, massages were used as supplementary medical treatments. From those simple beginnings, physiotherapy has evolved into a complex science today.

In 460 B.C. Hector used a treatment known as aqua therapy for physical treatments. Professionals to treat their patients even in today’s advanced age, use the same therapy, modified to suit different requirements. Read more…

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Physical Therapy Information – Physiotherapy And After

Physiotherapy is a tough prospect. Just to keep doing it requires immense reserves of willpower and stamina. Sometimes, even turning up for an appointment is a painful task. Once you’re through with your session you may feel euphoric, but what are the long-term consequences?

Once you complete your physiology, your physiotherapist will advise you on what to continue doing. These words and the exercises are to be remembered for any unfortunate event where you have a relapse. Read more…

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How Much Does Physiotherapy Cost?

If you are referred to a physiotherapy clinic for an injury or condition, you might be wondering about the physiotherapy costs.  More than that, it is important to find out if insurance will pay for treatment and procedures.  These are questions to answer before going to the clinic for help.

The simple answer is that no one can pinpoint the exact amount of treatment a person will need, so overall physiotherapy costs are just an estimate.  It is possible for an experienced and skilled physiotherapist to make a fairly accurate approximation of how long treatment will take.   Read more…

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Introduction To Physical Therapy – Asthma Management Through Physiotherapy And Its Concerns

About fifteen million Americans require asthma management through physiotherapy programs. There are several medical and physiotherapy treatments which have been successfully employed to manage asthma issues. Recently, there have been concerns raised over the use of some questionable treatment.

Some physiotherapy clinics insist asthma can be controlled through physiotherapy programs. Syptoms like breathlessness and wheezing can apparently be alleviated by physiotherapy. Massages are also said to relieve the same symptoms in both young and old patients. Read more…

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Why You Should Be Wearing an ASO Ankle Brace

The most common reason for wearing an ASO ankle brace is to prevent ankle sprains. Although it replicates traditional athletic taping methods, the ASO is actually an improvement over taping. This is due to the emulation of taping techniques achieved through the use of patented nylon figure-eight straps. These straps incorporate stirrup and heel-locking to provide the desired support. The straps are easy to use, and can be adjusted without removing the shoe. The ASO is made of a thin but strong ballistic lightweight nylon. This brace is laced up in the front of the foot, and can therefore be tightened enough to avoid slipping. While the brace does provide excellent support, it is of no help unless you actually wear it.

Patient compliance is the key to bracing therapy. The most reliable ankle support provides lateral and medial ankle stability (inversion and eversion), and subtalor support (heel lock). The ASO is comfortable, supportive, protective, and the application isn’t complicated. Plus, the brace fits easily into the patient’s shoe. The ASO (Ankle Stabilizing Orthosis) fits all of the stated criteria for achieving patient compliance. Using the ASO ankle brace saves both money and time for athletes, over the use of athletic tape. Taping an athlete will cost approximately 5 times as much as purchasing one pair of ASO ankle braces. Using braces rather than taping also frees up a lot of the time required by athletic trainers to tape the players. Athletes can brace themselves anytime, anywhere. Read more…

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Introduction To Physical Therapy – Rehabilitation Of Amputees And The Advantages Of Physiotherapy

Amputation is a major blow to anyone, both physically and psychologically. To help a person deal with the loss of a limb a team of trained professionals is engaged – a doctor, a prosthetist, a psychologist, and nurses. To rehabilitate an amputee, a physiotherapist is also required.

When a person is adjusting to life without a limb, a physiotherapist is almost indispensable in the patient’s healing process. An amputee has to deal with several physical and physiological issues the. Among these are phantom pains, which are painful sensations that seem to emanate from the limb that has already been removed, as if it still exists. These are nervous responses and require physiotherapy to overcome and treat it. Read more…

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Physiotherapy at Home

If you suffer from a long term condition, have just had surgery, or have an accident related injury, then no doubt you have been referred to a physiotherapist by your doctor. Physiotherapy is a proven way to help recover motor skills and minimize pain through the repetition of proscribed exercises. It works, but it can be very inconvenient. Here are some of the advantages to consider when it comes to receiving your physiotherapy at home.

Effects of travel. In many cases, patients who need physiotherapy may find that getting to their appointment in itself is enough to cause additional pain or discomfort. Driving on one’s own, sitting in a passenger seat for a period of time, and even taking the bus may all aggravate the original injury further. Having a professional come to your home and work on your physio program with you will eliminate the chance of further discomfort caused by a trip in to the physiotherapist’s office. Read more…

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Physiotherapy Shows Benefits Following Knee Replacement Surgery

According to a recent study published on, physiotherapy can improve the daily lives of osteoarthritis patients who have undergone knee replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of disability found in oler people, so total knee replacement surgery is a routinely performed procedure. Since some patients continue to experience problems with everyday tasks shortly after surgery, researchers reviewed data to determine if short term physiotherapy is an effective solution.

The study involved over 600 patients who were reviewed for effectiveness of physiotherapy treatments accordng to improved function, quality of life, walking, range of knee joint motion, and muscle strength. The results found a small to moderate effect of functional exercise on joint motion and quality of life at three to four months after surgery. This effect, however, was not sustained at one year. Read more…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis and Physiotherapy

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritic disease or spondyloarthropathy, classified with reactive arthritis, bowel disease arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. The underlying relationships between these diseases are complex but they are connected by enthesitis (inflammation of the ligament/bone junctions) and by possession of the HLA B27 gene on white blood cells. The enthesitis process at the joint edges can cause fibrosis and then ossification of the area (bone formation).

AS is the commonest of the spondyloarthropathies and its occurrence varies with the occurrence of the HLA B27 gene in the population, AS being less common in the tropics and more common in northern European countries. 0.1 to 1.0% of people are affected but this varies with latitude and is more common in white people. About 1-2% of people with the HLA B27 gene actually develop AS but this becomes 15-20% likelihood if they have a first degree relative with the disease. Read more…

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