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September, 2014

World Physiotherapy Day All you ever wanted to know about Physiotherapy

World Physiotherapy Day at Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore

Physiotherapy, though much talked about is not understood by everyone and wrong physiotherapy treatments can lead to serious health complications. Here at Sakra World Hospital, we hold your best interests at heart and aim at providing you with well informed choices. On the occasion of World Physical Therapy Day, we are here to help you understand what physiotherapy is and how you can benefit from it.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems, injuries or disabilities make it hard to move around and perform everyday tasks. The goal of physiotherapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed independently or with little help.

Physiotherapy can also help with recovery and rehabilitation after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physiotherapy for injuries or long-term health problems such as arthritis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

How can a physiotherapist help you?

Your physiotherapist generally enquires about your symptoms and routine activities. A treatment plan is then chalked out for you and is customizable as your recovery proceeds. The goals are to help your joints move better and to restore or increase your flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination and balance.

The therapist will initially aim at reducing the pain and inflammation experienced by you. This can be done through techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound or electrical stimulation. The treatment also incorporates exercises such as stretching, core exercises and walking. Based on your condition, your physiotherapist may also recommend a few more exercises to attain faster recovery.

Communication is key for the treatment to proceed smoothly. Sakra World Hospital encourages regular communication with its patients in order to closely monitor their progress and customize the treatments.

What should you look for while choosing a physical therapist?

You should always choose a therapist who prioritizes your health and can communicate to you about your treatment. Physiotherapists are usually specialized in areas of expertise such as:

  • Back and neck pain

  • Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab)

  • Wound care

  • Cancer-related problems

  • Treatment of children or older adults

We at Sakra World Hospital realize how crucial even the minor alteration in your treatment plan can be. Our physiotherapy team of highly skilled therapists, assistants, PCS & GDA ensure customized treatment plans and support during recovery. Our therapists are trained in treatment and rehabilitation in various areas of concern such as:

  • Sports physiotherapists who can treat and rehabilitate any sporting injuries

  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapists who can assess and treat any bone, joint, muscle, tendon, ligament or nerve injury

  • Pediatric physiotherapists who help children with developmental issues

  • Neurological physiotherapists who help people with neurological conditions, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease

  • Occupational physiotherapists to aid in treating injured workers and help workplaces to become safer

  • Continence and women's health physiotherapists who help men and women overcome bladder and bowel dysfunction and help women before and after pregnancy.

Our dedicated team of rehabilitation specialists provides excellent pre, intra and post-operative care provide out-patient, in-patient as well as domiciliary care to the patients

If you are in pain or if your body isn't doing what you think it should, get in touch with us so that we can help you. Our aim is to get you back on track as quickly as possible. 



Dr Maheswarappa B.M.

Senior Consultant & HOD Sakra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences

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