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Role Of Physiotherapy In Geriatric!

MPT - Neurological Rehabilitation, MPT-cardio pulmonary conditions, JMMT
Physiotherapist, Srinagar
Role Of Physiotherapy In Geriatric!

Geriatric physiotherapy covers a wide area of problems concerning the elderly. There are many conditions that affect people as they grow older and include but are not limited to the following: arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, alzheimer's disease, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders, incontinence, etc. Physiotherapists play a key role in enabling older people to use a number of the body's systems fully to enhance mobility and independence. Sadly, in some situations, neither improvements nor even maintenance of functional mobility can't be achieved. In those particular cases, physiotherapists can make a difference by helping older people to be comfortable and pain-free.

Geriatric physiotherapy became a specialty of physical therapy study in 1989. Since then, physiotherapists have worked to understand the problems of the aging. The types of problems faced in geriatric physiotherapy are grouped into three different categories. One category is the problems that happen because the patient simply does not use their limbs or does not exercise. These problems can be addressed by reconditioning through range-of-motion exercises and other exercises.

Another category deals with is cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions and stroke. The physiotherapy professional has an array of tools at its disposal to work with these conditions. Exercise therapy, electro therapy, and more can be used.

The third category is skeletal problems. Geriatric physiotherapy helps people who have these disorders, such as osteoporosis which makes patients frailer, and osteoarthritis very painful these problems require special attention. Along with that, geriatric physiotherapy is responsible for preventing many falls because of work with balance and gait. Some clinics focus entirely on balance issues for the elderly.

Geriatric physical therapy is a proven means for older adults to improve mobility and balance, build strength, boost confidence in their physical abilities, and nonetheless, remain active over years. However, some of the work of geriatric physiotherapy is not aimed at returning patients to their earlier states of health. The most important goals are to be able to function at their best abilities. Doing everyday tasks and living an unconfined life are valuable assets.

Another role of geriatric physiotherapy is to help with rehabilitation after knee or hip replacement surgeries. People who have these operations are likely to walk differently. It affects their abilities to do daily chores and their quality of life.

Some people turn to physiotherapy as a form of treatment after an accident, or in relation to other conditions. Others are referred to physiotherapy clinics by their doctors for specific problems. Still, others end up in geriatric physiotherapy care in hospitals or nursing homes after accidents or illnesses. All of these people get great benefits, contributing to their physical abilities and helping to maintain their independence for longer periods of time.

With increased age, patients often face many physical and emotional changes that can affect the level of function and well-being. Rehabilitation maintains functional independence among the elderly. Rehabilitation of geriatric patients is imperative for the patients' well-being and for society. Depression is common in the older population if a functional loss of mobility and an inability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) predominates. Cognitive impairment, such as delirium and dementia, can affect the patient's rehabilitation goals and outcomes.
Muscle strengthening activities and exercise to enhance balance and prevent falls should also be done two to three times a week. Based on the scientific evidence available, these recommendations are thought to improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone and functional health, and to reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases, depression and cognitive decline.

The nature and quantity of exercises seem to differ depending on the principal outcome measure, walking three times a week for at least six to twelve months can lead to great benefits in executive functions performance and structural and functional brain improvements.
According to many researchers, aerobic exercise, at least at a moderate intensity level, is necessary (often sufficient) to obtain gains in cognitive and cerebral health, but others argue that resistance training at least two times a week can promote cognitive and functional brain plasticity in older adults. One-year moderate-intensity aerobic exercise program three days/week significantly improved spatial memory in adults aged 55-80 years. 

Everyone knows that exercise is good for health but does not practice at the recommended level for health.

The ultimate aims of geriatric rehabilitation are the same as in any other field of medicine- the restoration of independence and the maximum possible restoration of physical and mental functions. I think the most important step is to get the patient out of bed at the earliest possible moment the illness permits; bed is a dangerous instrument and has more side-effects than the most potent medicines yet it is still prescribed and used casually, and in the case of the older patient is that much more dangerous" rest in bed is anatomical, physically and psychologically unsound. Look at the patient lying in bed, what a pathetic picture he makes, the blood clotting in his veins, the lime draining from his bones, the scybalous blocking his colon, the flesh rotting from his seat, the urine leaking from his distended bladder, and the spirit evaporating from his soul" most people who have not experienced working in geriatrics think it must be boring but it is not; they think there is no future in it, but there is, for it is so rewarding and a great challenge to send an old person back to his or her place in society. Physiotherapy for geriatric patients is much the same as physiotherapy for any other patient, only it is taken at a slower tempo and it requires constant repetition. After the older patient has been acutely ill he may suffer from confusion, brain damage, or anemia resulting in disorientation and lack of comprehension, lack of confidence, fear of falling or walking or lack of energy. His hemoglobin level may be low, and the drugs which cured his acute illness may have side-effects such as diarrhea or dizziness. The lack of the will to live is probably the most difficult to overcome.

We can't stop time. Or can we? the right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. Physiotherapists, who are movement experts, prescribe physical activity that can help you overcome pain, gain and maintain movement, and preserve your independence often helping you avoid the need for surgery or long-term use of prescription drugs.

Things I as a physiotherapist want you to know:

  • chronic pain doesn't have to be the boss of you.
  • you can get stronger when you're older.
  • you may not need surgery or drugs for low back pain.
  • you can lower your risk of diabetes with exercise. 
  • exercise can help you avoid falls and keep your independence
  • your bones want you to exercise.
  • your heart wants you to exercise.
  • your brain wants you to exercise. 
  • you don't" just have to live with" bladder leakage.
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Top Physiotherapists in Gurgaon

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 90% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri

Today’s lifestyle is full of stress, long commuting hours, staying back in office to meet that deadline. All this can lead to musculoskeletal problems. These top physiotherapist in Gurgaon, can help you with determining any kind of musculoskeletal problems as well as treatment. They can help you with the simplest of thing like posture correction to post surgery physio like in case of knee or hip replacement. They also help in treating as well as the training required for sports. Below is the list of Top 10 Physiotherapist in Gurgaon, you can refer in case you are suffering from any kind of muscle or joint injury, pain or discomfort. 

1. Dr. Deep Arya

BPT

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Deep has 21 years of practice and runs his own clinic as Arya Physiotherapy Clinic, Gurgaon. His clinics are very well equipped with high facilities and world class technology. His areas of specialization are general, orthopedic, neurology, geriatric, sports injuries and joint pain.

2. Dr. Rajesh Pal (PT)

BPTh/BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma In Ergonomics (PGDHSC - Ergonomics), MBA - Hospital Management

Consultation fees: ₹500-600

Dr. Rajesh Pal has 18 years of experience at  PAL Physiotherapy and GNH Hospital, Gurgaon. He is a trusted physiotherapist and a trusted name in Gurgaon. His areas of specialisation are backache related disorders and sport injuries. 

3. Dr. Ranjana Arora

B.P.T, M.P.T(ORTHO), Certification In Gym Instructor & Prenatal & Post Natal

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Ranjana is known for her hardwork and dedication for her patients. She has 16 years of experience and currently practices at Physioslimfit Wellness Centre.. Her areas of expertise are trauma injury, paralytic care, parkinson's disease and treating rheumatoid arthritis. She also specializes in Pain management, Aerobics,  Gym Instruction and pre- post natal exercise.

4. Dr. Sachin Singh

BPT, Master of Hospital Administration

Consultation fees: ₹400-500

Dr. Sachin has 20 years of experience and is amongst the leading physiotherapist in Gurgaon. He is currently associated with Neurortho Physiotherapy Clinic, Gurgaon. He actively participates in various medical camps and specialises in dealing with back pain related issues like-  slip disc and cervical spondylosis. He also take sessions on postural training and frozen shoulder in different corporate offices.

5. Dr. Gaurav Tyagi

BPT, MPT- Ortho

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Tyagi has around 9 years of experience in treating various types of musculoskeletal pain, orthopaedic and neurological conditions. He also treats sports injuries, geriatric care and rehabilitation. He is currently working as a HOD of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in Anahat Multispeciality Hospital, Gurgaon and was previously associated with some of the reputed hospitals like Brij Medical Center, Nu Tech Mediworld and Qi Spine.

6. Dr. Pallavi Jain

BPTh/BPT, MPT - Physiotherapy

Consultation fees: ₹900

Dr. Pallavi Jain has 7 years of experience as a physiotherapist in Gurgaon. She currently practices at W Pratiksha Hospital. Other than being a physiotherapist, she is a certified Mat Pilates Level 1 Instructor. Sh also has hands on experiment on treating cases of  trauma injury, paralytic care, parkinson's disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

7. Dr. Yogyata Gandhi (PT)

Antenatal and Postnatal Fitness Instructor, CSPT, BPTh/BPT, Certification in Lactation

Consultation fees: ₹400 - 600

Dr. Yogyata Gandhi is a consultant physiotherapist who is associated with paras hospital Gurgaon. She has 10 years of experience in this field and specialises as sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist and antenatal physiotherapist.  She is a certified pregnancy yoga and fitness expert and runs her own prenatal yoga classes in association with gynecologists.

8. Dr. Geyata Shrivastava

BPTh/BPT

Consultation fees: ₹200

Dr. Geyata is a well known physiotherapist, with  9 years of experience and practices at Dr. Geyata Shrivastava clinic. Her clinic is known for using the best and latest technology in machines for treating any pain and bone related ailments. Areas of specialization are general, orthopedic, neurology, geriatric, sports injuries and joint pain.

9. Dr. Neha Mittal

MPTh/MPT

Consultation fees: ₹600

Dr. Neha is currently affiliated with Mayom Hospital, Gurgaon. She has 11 years of experience as  physiotherapist. She is expert in treating some very rare critical and challenging cases. She is a certified Kinesio Taping Therapist, qualified Mulligan mobilization practitioner and Thera Band Trainer. Her rares of experiment are treatment of Orthopedic, Post-Surgical, Neurological, Pediatric, Gynecological, Cardiopulmonary, Sports Physiotherapy, Lifestyle and Obesity conditions.

10. Dr. Neetu Rathi (PT)

MPTh/MPT - Neurological Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Neetu other than being a physiotherapist, she is a certified in different procedures like clinical dry needling, workplace ergonomics, kinesio taping (CKTT), mulligans manual mobilization therapist, cupping and manual therapy and pilates. Her areas of interest are treating cases with low back pain, knee pain and neck pain, antenatal and postnatal cases, ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation, Paralysis, Neuro Physiotherapy and Sports Injury.

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Top 10 Physiotherapist in Mumbai!

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 90% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top 10 Physiotherapist in Mumbai!

Physiotherapy is important for treating and preventing many musculoskeletal disorders as well as for simple things like posture correction.  Below is the list of top physiotherapists in Mumbai for intensive and comprehensive care are:

1. Dr. Varun Shanbhag

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor In TCM, DTCM

Dr. Varun Shanbhag is a Physiotherapist with specialisation in treating neuro, sports and musculoskeletal. He has 5 years of experience and practices at Exercise Clinic, Mumbai. He has many international certification like MOTNS, Crossfit L1, Neurolinguistic programmer, sports nutritionist, Neurodevelopmental Therapy.  He has also done advanced certifications in Kinesiology Taping, Dry Needling and Mulligan Therapy. 

Consultation fees: ₹500

2. Dr. Pooja Mehta

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)

Dr. Pooja Mehta is founder of Dr.Pooja Mehta clinic. She has been part of Sports Physio for Maharashtra women's football team was associated with tennis team. She is certified in manual therapy, Dry Needing, Cupping, Trigger Point, Soft tissue release, MFR, Sports Taping, Kinesio Taping, Dynamic Taping. 

Consultation fees: ₹1000

3. Dr. Dimple Kapasi

BPTh/BPT, B.PT

Dr. Dimple Kapasi runs her own clinic- Dr Dimple Kapasi's Physiotherapy Clinic. She has an experience of 14 years in the field of physiotherapy in India and USA. In her career she has successfully treated people with all age groups from Children to old age. Her areas of expertise are orthopedic, neurology, surgery and pre/post natal conditions. She has conducted various workshops on hip and knee joint replacement in USA with team of orthopedic surgeons.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

4. Dr. Bhavin Parmar

BPTh/BPT

Dr. Kumar is a well known physiotherapist with 9 years of experience. He currently practices at Saachi. His clinic is known for using the best and latest technology in machines for treating any pain and bone related ailments. Areas of specialization are general, orthopedic, neurology, geriatric, sports injuries and joint pain.

Consultation fees: ₹400

5. Dr. Amin A. Khan

MDT(Mc Kenzie) , P.G-Dietitian, N.D.T-( Neuro Development Technic )

Dr. Khan has an experience of 10 years as a physiotherapist. After his pos graduation he has done a specialisation inNutrition and dietetics. He is certified by neuro-ortho institute, Australia. He specialises as Neuromuscular Physiotherapist and is known to practice using advance techniques like dry needling for trigger point and movement enhancement. He also home visits in special cases or you can visit him at Millennium Scan Centre in Kurla Nursing Home, Mumbai

Consultation fees: ₹300

6. Dr. Priti Mehendale

MPTh- Musculo Skeletal Conditions

Dr. Priti Mehendale is a renowned physiotherapist with 15 years of experience in Mumbai. She currently practices at Physiologix - Physical Therapy Centre By Priti Mehendale. She specialises in treating cervical & back pain, obesity, diabetes, PCOD and sport injuries .

Consultation fees: ₹700

7. Dr. Tapan Shah

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT

Dr.Tapan Haresh Shah is consultant physiotherapist with 15 years of experience. He specializes in the field of musculoskeletal and sports. He is good at diagnosing foot problems and providing orthotic prescription. He currently practices at Beyond Movement, Mumbai.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

8. Dr. Deepa Verma

BPTh/BPT

Dr. Deepa Verma has 13 years of experience and practices at Movement For life. She specializes in treatment of coccydynia or tailbone pain. Other than this she also has special interest in cases of post surgery, knee pain, sports, geriatric physical physiotherapy. She is a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist & Indian Red Cross Society.

Consultation fees: ₹400

9. Dr. Sanjay Bakhshi (PT)

BPTh/BPT, Diploma in Acupuncture, MPTh/MPT - Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Dr. Sanjay Bakhshi is practicing from last 20 years and is currently working as a consultant and neurorehabilitation specialist at his own clinic- Dr Sanjay Bakhshi Physioline. He is pioneer in India for using Robotic Glove Gloreha therapy for the treatment of Paralysis in India. He has treated many cases of paralysis in India including some renowned film personalities like late Mr. Sunil Dutt. 

Consultation fees: ₹1500

10 Dr. Vivek Kakkar

MPTh/MPT, MSC CVR, MANUAL THERAPIST

Dr. Vivek Kakkar is a famous physiotherapist who is practicing in Mumbai from last 15 years.  in these fields. He currently runs his own clinic- Dr. Kakkar's Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Center in different parts of Mumbai. He is a certified manual therapist in spine and a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist.

Consultation fees: ₹550-1000

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Top 10 Physiotherapist in Bangalore!

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 90% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

Physiotherapy is effective in restoring the mobility and functioning in any case of musculoskeletal sprains and surgeries. You can contact these top 10 physiotherapist in Bangalore in case if you or your loved one are suffering from disorders such as meniscal injuries, mental health, sciatica, shin splits, shoulder problems, spinal injuries, and sprains in ankles, thumbs, necks etc. The top physiotherapists in Bangalore are listed below:

1. Dr. Aamir Kaleem

M.P.T, Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Dr. Aamir Kaleem is a Clinical Physiotherapist with 19 years of experience. He currently practices at Quantum Physiotherapy. He is a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist. His areas of specialisation are orthopaedic physiotherapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), Cryotherapy/ Cold Therapy and Manual Therapy.

Consultation fees:  ₹250

2. Dr. Sumanjit Sharma

MPTh/MPT

Dr. Sumanjit Sharma (P.T.) is a sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist with 9 years of experience. He is a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist and currently practices at Stride Rehab Care. He actively participates in various medical camps and specialises in dealing with back pain related issues like-  slip disc, cervical spondylosis and frozen shoulders.

Consultation fees:  ₹400-500

3. Dr. Manali Gupta

BPTh/BPT

Dr. Manali Gupta with 7 years of practice. She is a geriatric, orthopedic and neuro physiotherapist. She currently practices at Nap Heal and Wellness Physiotherapy Clinic, Bangalore. Few of the areas of her specialization are lumbago, sports physiotherapy, global postural reeducation - RPG. 

Consultation fees:  ₹250

4. Dr. Sandeep Dhar
 MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BPTh/BPT

Dr. Sandeep Dhar is an experienced physiotherapist with 10 years of experience. He practices at  Columbia Asia, Bangalore. He is specialises as orthopedic and sports and musculoskeletal. He is also known for his other treatments like cryotherapy, electrical stimulation, range of motion and strengthening exercises. He is a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapists.

Consultation fees:  ₹650

5. Dr. Nithin Krishna K (PT)

MPTh/MPT - Neurological Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT

Dr. Nithin Krishna with 9 years of experience  he practices at his own clinic Telerad RxDx diseases. His areas of expertise are areas of expertise are trauma injury, paralytic care, parkinson's disease and treating rheumatoid arthritis. He specialises as Neuromuscular Physiotherapist.

Consultation fees:  ₹250

6. Dr. Kamalika Bhattacharya

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT

Dr. Kamalika M Bhattacharya has more than 20 years of experience and has done her masters from UK. She has worked with Singapore Armed Force and Changi general Hospital as a Senior Physiotherapist and is also an experienced fitness coach.  She has expertise in outpatient orthopedics, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, spine, shoulder, and spinal manipulation. She is currently practicing at Fostr Healthcare.

Consultation fees:  ₹300

7. Dr. S. Gomathi

BPTh/BPT

Dr. S Gomathi with 18 years of experience and a reputed physiotherapist. She currently practices at Dr.Gomathi's Physiotherapy Clinic and Trust Physiotherapy Clinic, Bangalore. She is a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist. In her career she has treated many cases of weight reduction, pain management, paralysis management, maintaining venous circulation, soft tissue and joint mobilization, Heat and cold therapy, range of motion exercise.

Consultation fees:  ₹300

8. Dr. Rajveer Singh(pt)

BPTh/BPT, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR), MBA (Healthcare)

Dr. Rajveer Singh has 11 years of experience and practices at trinity physiotherapy. He specializes in treatment of coccydynia or tailbone pain. Other than this he also specializes in post surgery, knee pain, sports, geriatric physical physiotherapy. He is a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist & Indian Red Cross Society.

Consultation fees: ₹400

9. Dr. Raksha Srinivasan

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT

Dr. Raksha Srinivasan is a physiotherapy with specialization in sports and manual Therapy as well as MD in Acupuncture. She is a member of Indian Physiotherapy Association and currently practices at Rapid Recovery Physio, Bangalore. Her areas of expertise are trauma injury, paralytic care, parkinson's disease and treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Consultation fees: ₹500

10. Dr. Dhanajeyan Jayavel

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Certificate course in Manual therapy (CMT)

Dr. Dhanajeyan Jayavel is an experienced physiotherapist with 19 years of experience. His specialization are clinical, cardiovascular & pulmonary, geriatric, orthopedic physiotherapy. He is recipient of many awards and recognition in his field. He is currently practising at Spectrum Physio Centre, Bangalore.

Consultation fees: ₹500

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