Exercise is a science. In each exercise you have to be aware of your posture, movement, strength, speed and repetition. Improper application of any of these variables can be harmful and instead of making you fit, it will deteriorate your physical condition. This science of exercise is termed as Physical Therapy.
Physical Therapy Interventions include skilled and purposeful application of exercise, methods and techniques to bring about changes consistent with diagnosis and requirement of patients.
Earlier concept was that if you have some pain or limitation then you need to consult a Physiotherapist. But now scenario is changing. Physiotherapy can also help in prevention of numerous conditions.
For instance Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus (Type II), Hypertension are all results of sedentary lifestyle. Properly prescribed exercise plan can prevent this and the complications it leads to. Apart from these an essential upcoming plan is the Geriatric fall prevention programme which involves balance training and environment modification to help avoid pathological fractures and injuries resulting due to falls.
Kids of the modern era face several health issues owing to the growing interest in technology and its smart gadgets. This has led to a decline in the overall physical activity of kids. Reduced physical activity and the consequent increase in weight have led to increase incidence of childhood obesity. It is essential to start interventions at an early stage when the child is still developing. Once this development is complete the changes that have already manifested cannot be reverted to normal. To know more visit our blog: