Things are changing with respect to the use of cryotherapy in acute injuries, and the way we use ice in physiotherapy practice.

Ice is an extremely hot (or rather, cool) topic in sports medicine and acute injury rehab, and for good reason. The way we treat injuries is continually changing based on recent research. Due to this, it’s no wonder that there is confusion around whether ice is good, bad, or indifferent for injuries.

When someone rolls their ankle, most of us instinctively grab an ice pack. When we see professional athletes get injured, they’re wrapped in ice before they’ve…


While some of us have grown up with one hand on the computer mouse and a smartphone in the other, others have more gradually learned to love the virtual world and all the convenience that it offers. Some, a bit more reluctantly bring up the rear, but for all of us, the virtual world offers both well known, and as yet undiscovered, opportunities.

One of these opportunities is called Tele health. It may also be referred to as Telemedicine or Tele rehabilitation. …


In India, people are generally unaware of the opportunities available in the physiotherapy field and hence become reluctant in choosing physiotherapy as a career. Physiotherapy is the science of treating illnesses and disabilities caused by birth, trauma, or other physiological causes in the body. Physiotherapists perform assessments and treatment by using physical techniques such as preventive measures, exercise, mobilization, manipulation, body awareness, and electrotherapeutic modalities like Trans-cutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Ultrasound, interferential therapy, in treating pain and promoting joint function and mobility.

People are becoming more aware of the benefits of physiotherapy. The positive outcome from the treatment session…


If your physician has prescribed a course of physical therapy for you, you may be unsure what to anticipate and whether the treatment will help you relieve your symptoms. If you feel a little apprehensive about your first physical therapy appointment, you are not alone. Apprehension is normal, especially if you’ve been experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort.

While individual results may vary, there are a few do’s and don’ts that might help you get the most out of your physical therapy program.

Do Provide a Thorough Medical History

When you arrive at your first physical therapy appointment, your…


In view of the current lockdown, it has become necessary to modify and adapt regular exercise programs from outdoor to home conditions, taking advantage of both the space and material available. It is of the utmost importance to follow the recommendations of scientific societies, health institutions and experts. Maintaining physical activity levels is key to addressing sedentary behavior as well as to mitigating the psychological impact of quarantine, since sedentariness has a well known detrimental effect on cardiovascular function.

Regular aerobic activity, such as walking, bicycling or swimming, can help you live longer and healthier. Need motivation? Examine the effects…


The Active Cycle of Breathing Techniques (ACBT) is a patient-directed active breathing technique that can be used to mobilize and clear excess pulmonary secretions as well as increase lung function in general. It’s a versatile care technique that can be used in combination with positioning and tailored to suit the needs of most patients. Depending on the patient’s issue, each variable may be used separately or as part of the ACBT cycle. Once ACBT has been taught, the patient can be encouraged to use it independently. It’s used to:

● Loosen and clear secretions from the lungs.

● Improve ventilation…


The healthcare provider can access a wide variety of paediatric communities using paediatric telehealth, including those with obstacles such as physical location or limited resources. Paediatric telehealth has grown in the last 10 years. Telehealth by allied health and nurses in rural and remote areas may be as successful as a face-to-face session, according to the authors of a systematic review and meta-analysis. However, there is poor uptake to telehealth amongst practitioners. Different devices are used in paediatric telehealth including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Barriers

Licensure issues, a lack of interest from insurers, and a lack of training tools…


The future is looking bright for our Physiotherapy Professionals!

The Lok Sabha has passed the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020, to regulate and standardise the education and practice of allied and healthcare professionals in India.

Although physiotherapists, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, and other healthcare professionals are governed by their own regulatory bodies, a proper framework for the establishment and preservation of quality of services and education of allied and healthcare professionals through a National Regulatory Body has been long overdue.

With that being said, by recognizing the specialized expertise and contributions of more than 56 different categories…


The rapid evolution of technology has allowed health professionals to begin to adapt to these changes and deliver healthcare in a modern, remote manner. More recently, mHealth has come into play, which refers to the concept of using mobile devices, such as phones, tablets and smartphones in both medicine and public health. The shift to technology-based practice, especially smartphone-based apps is an extremely relevant area for health professionals to effectively interact with and manage a wide range of patient groups. Therapeutic compliance has been a topic of clinical concern since the 1970’s due to the widespread nature of non-compliance with…


You’re confident that you have found the right physiotherapist for your injury, and have scheduled your first appointment. So what’s next? How do you ensure that you make the most out of your home physiotherapy experience? Here are a few tips.

The Environment

Decide on the ideal spot in your home for your physical therapy session. It should be well-lit and free from hazards or clutter. Your therapist may be carrying a portable therapy table and some small workout equipment, so make sure there is enough space to accommodate this.

Be Prepared

Wear clothing that is suitable for the assessment…

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