Types of Physiotherapy - Manual Training In Physiotherapy

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Manual training in Physiotherapy

This is a Training for individuals who have difficulty in walking (For eg. training a person affected with stroke to walk independently)

Goals

  1. Training the person to walk with crutches
  2. Training to use the wheel chairs
  3. Training is given to those who use Artificial Legs

Where useful?

  1. Amputees (person who has lost a leg)
  2. Stroke
  3. Paralysis

Balance Training

Balance training is a training given to those who have difficulty in balance while sitting , standing.

Where useful?

  1. Ataxia (Balance disorder due to damage in a part of brain)
  2. Loss of joint position sense
  3. Parkinsonism (Disorder in part of brain)

Therapeutic Exercises

This is a kind of exercise, taught to improve the overall physical activity of the body to strengthens the Muscles, bones, joints and Ligament

Stretching

Stretching is a manual way of lengthening the shortened structures like muscles, tendons, ligaments and thereby increasing the movement of the joint

Where useful?

  1. Stiff neck
  2. During warm-up sessions of physical activity, eg. before sports

References:

  1. Therapeutic Heat - (https://fadavispt.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=1932§ionid=141707499)
  2. Sample Records For Cryotherapy - (https://www.science.gov/topicpages/c/cryotherapy.html)
  3. Light Therapy - (https://accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=2223§ionid=173788506)
  4. Contrast Bath Therapy - (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrast_bath_therapy)
  5. Shortwave And Microwave Diathermy - (https://accessphysiotherapy.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=465§ionid=40195359)
  6. Ultrasonics - (https://www.encyclopedia.com/science-and-technology/physics/physics/ultrasonics)
  7. Therapeutic Massage Techniques - (https://www.physioblasts.org/f/public/1366280192_429_FT0_technique_of_massage.pdf)
  8. The Properties Of Water And Their Applications for Training - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4327375/)

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I suffer from TMD and have pain in the right side neck. I have been adviced IFT for ten days. Is it ok to go for it and will it reduce the pain. Ravindra Bawari

i have problem while writing and while working on keyboard or using calculator.
i cannot grip the pen properly within my 1st finger and thumb and while working on computer i am unable to use my 1st finger for pressing keys so i use my middle finger.
please advice...

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varun

I had short wave diathermy in Italy for a shoulder injury. It seems to have been very succesful - pain reduced and mobility improved afte 3 sessions. I would try it again.

i have muscular atrophy in my both hand, i cant hold anything and close my figure.anyone advice my how to recover from it.Or any way of treatment??

For lumbar spondylosis, I've been advised IFT as part pf physio therapy. I find however that IFt sometimes hurts [as if someone pricks me with a pin]while it is on in specific areas. Is it ok? Should I ask to reduce the intensity ..? I should add I do feel a certain degree of comfort once the therapy is over..

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