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Physiotherapy

The following types of physiotherapy are done in the Department.

 1. Exercises

2. Short wave

3. Electric Stimulation

4. C.P.M. exercises

5. Traction

6. Wax Therapy Suspension exercises ,Shoulder wheel , pulley exercises , hand rehabilitation ,ultrasonic Therapy , interferential Therapy ,TENS, NDT,etc

 The patients who suffer from neurological, muscular and skeletal disorders are being provided therapeutic treatment to relieve pain, increase muscle power and restore mobility of the affected joints/limbs. The department is equipped with Electro-therapy & Exercise Therapy modalities viz Short Waive Diathermy. Microwave Diathermy, Electro Mygraphy, Interferential Therapy, Laser, Ultrasound, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerves Stimulator (TENS) Cervical and Lumbar traction and Isokinetic exercise units. The Institute also has the facility for Paraffin Wax Bath, Quadriceps exerciser, Hot packs and Cold packs Traction and Diathermy machine/equipment etc. The Students and Internees of B.R.T and DRT, BPT also undergo clinical training in the department.

 ROLE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN REHABILITATION OF PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED.

 Physiotherapy is a non pharmacological exercise oriented natural approach.

Physiotherapy contributes not only in the achievement of physical independence but indirectly acts as a main augmenting force to improve vocational potentials and psychological status leading to the attainment of social security.

The vocational placement of a patient is directly dependent upon the degree of restoration of physical independence and the working capacity, both of which are achieved with physiotherapy only.

Factors like personal touch, longer association during the therapeutic sessions, feeling of betterment following exercise and the words of encouragement not only improve the motivation and morale of a patient but also greatly enhance his psychological status.

 

Achievements on these three aspects, PHYSICAL, VOCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL, in turn lead to social security.

 

The areas needing special consideration

· Early referral

· Preoperative physiotherapy

· Early ambulation

· Preventive role

 1.Early Referral

On many occasions the patients are referred late. This leads to development of complications thereby increasing the period of rehabilitation and also causes uncalled for misery to the patient. In cases like, cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, paraplegia, peripheral nerve lesions, as well as orthopedic cases earlier the patient reports for physiotherapy, the better. Outcome measurements of function and quality of life can be expected better only with early rehabilitation.

 2.Preoperative Physiotherapy

Preoperative evaluation, training and education of the patient on the postoperative regime of physiotherapy is absolute necessary for whom a major surgical procedure is planned. Postoperative it gets difficult with patients teach exercise regimes and gait training.

 3.Early Ambulation

Early ambulation undoubtedly has various advantages, however ambulation without the achievement of its prerequisites leads to patients discomfort and disinterest besides a bad gait.

 4.Preventive Role

 Role of physiotherapy as a preventive role is well recognized. It plays a significant role in Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary prevention. This area needs concentrated efforts and education of the masses on large scale

 

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