By Dr. Manuel K. Punnia Raj
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Regular physical activity using large muscle groups, such as walking, running, or swimming, produces cardiovascular adaptations that increase exercise capacity, endurance and skeletal muscle strength. Habitual physical activity also prevents the development of coronary artery disease and reduces symptoms in patients with established chronic systemic disease like diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, obesity, depression and many more.
Increase in human adaptation to the fast world, pollution, bad eating habits and stress affects the human body in a negative way increasing the risk of illness and disease.
The healthcare system in the world has grown rapidly but the demand for non-invasive medication still remains high among the public. The most popular and trusted non-invasive healthcare around the globe is physical therapy rehabilitation.
Physical Therapy Rehabilitation – The Key to Better Health
Physical Therapy Rehabilitation has evolved as a great alternative to surgery and medication.
Physical therapists are specialists in movement impairments and are effective in developing or designing programmes in the management of Orthopaedic, Geriatric, Neurological, Paediatric, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary disorders using physical methods of treatment to help alleviate pain and paralysis. This improves the person’s quality of life and assists them in returning to their normal daily routine, pain free and deformity free.
Through physical therapy rehabilitation a variety of disorders & injuries of the musculoskeletal & neurological system like arthritis, low back pain, neck pain, spinal disc prolapse, spinal scoliosis, cerebral palsy, sports injuries, stroke and post-surgical rehab are treated with evaluation and diagnosis, determining the possible outcome of the patient and its improvement and creating an individualised treatment using various therapeutic modalities and protocols. Therapeutic exercises can truly help relieve and soothe stress, as well as help the body function without pain and limitation.
Biomechanics and realignment of posture, exercises and ergonomics are important components of the physical therapy rehabilitation.
Physical therapy corrects & prevents movement disorders…problems that impair your ability to move and live your life.
Tips for general well being and lowering your risk of disease:
Drink 3 litres of water everyday
Have enough sleep and relaxation
Listen to your body
Avoid or reduce stress as best as you can
Eat well-balanced meals that are low in fat and cholesterol and include several daily servings of fruits and vegetables
Get regular exercise. If your weight is considered normal, get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. If you are overweight or obese, you should get 60-90 minutes of exercise every day
Keep your blood pressure below 130/80 mmhg if you have diabetes or chronic kidney disease, and below 140/90 otherwise
Keep your cholesterol and blood sugar under control.
For pain free enjoyable life contact your health partner: Physio Beyond – The Physical Therapy Specialist at 05-5478786.