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Top 10 Physiotherapist in Bangalore!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 88% (192 ratings)
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

Physiotherapy Treatment For Frozen Shoulder!

Dr. Aneeta Verma 87% (10 ratings)
Wellness Diploma, MBA (Healthcare), BPTh/BPT, Post Graduate Specialization In Preventive Health Care
Physiotherapist, Noida
Physiotherapy Treatment For Frozen Shoulder!

Frozen shoulder is a condition when somebody encounters continuous shoulder stiffness and pain. It could last for weeks. It is likely to occur when swelling increases around the shoulder which reduces inability to move or stretch properly. This ordinarily happens when somebody is recovering from an injury. Frozen shoulder at times happens when somebody is wearing a sling or a cast. It also occurs, if someone is recovering from surgery, experiencing joint pain or facing restraint of movement for other reasons.

A frozen shoulder can go on from a couple of months to as much as 3 years and the precise cause is unknown. Physiotherapy is often to treat this condition. It has been found that posture plays a huge part in your recovery from a frozen shoulder. The urgent goal is to get the shoulder join moving once again. The sooner this is done, the better are the odds of a quick recovery. Anti-inflammatory medicines, heat application and delicate stretching activities are performed with the assistance of a physiotherapist.

Physiotherapy is very crucial for a frozen shoulder since it is very difficult to get movement in the stiff joint without any exercise, stretching or other methods used by a physiotherapist. It is mostly crucial to get physiotherapy to:

  1. To reduce pain in the shoulder
  2. To increase the flexibility and strength of the shoulder
  3. To enhance movement of the shoulder.
  4. To increase endurance of the muscles

Physiotherapy treatment for a frozen shoulder depends on the stage you are on and is customized according to the needs of your condition. Physiotherapy treatments for a frozen shoulder include:

  1. Pain relief: Pain diminishing techniques including gentle shoulder movement exercises, muscle releases, needle therapy, dry needling and kinesiology taping for pain can help during the painful swelling phase.
  2. Defrosting: Shoulder mobilization and stretching are the best in order to achieve a full shoulder recovery. As your scope of movement increases, your physiotherapist will then be able to give you muscle strengthening exercises to control and keep up your recently found range of movement.
  3. Warm Up: Before beginning shoulder exercises for a frozen shoulder, try to warm up your shoulder keeping in mind the end goal. That is to help blood supply in the affected area and avoid future injuries. The best approach is to extend and warm up the shoulder by applying heat for 10 to 15 minutes, scrubbing down or showering with Epsom salt.

Physiotherapy does not bring out immediate results, but gradually. Flexibility will increase gradually. One should keep in mind, not to stretch their shoulder too quickly at once. This can lead to a ligament tear. The exercises should be tender and gradual.

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How Physiotherapy Can Help In Knee Pain?

Dr. Sachin Singh 82% (10 ratings)
BPT, Master of Hospital Administration
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
How Physiotherapy Can Help In Knee Pain?

Knee pain is one of the most common and painful ailments that can limit mobility.  Injuries can result in cartilage or meniscal tears or sprains too.  Obesity is another reason knee pain is on the rise.  Also, regular wear and tear of the ligaments and tendons around the knees due to old age is another cause. These days, with reduced physical activities and sedentary lifestyles, the rate at which knees are wearing out has also become accelerated. Whatever the reason, a correct diagnosis followed by prompt treatment can help.

Over the years, physiotherapy has been playing an important role in treating knee injuries.  Whether to supplement the various drugs to reduce pain and inflammation or to avoid surgery, physiotherapy has helped many and its popularity is growing every day.

Here are some ways that physiotherapy can help reduce pain.

1.  Improve flexibility of tendons - The knee cap is an area where there are lot of tendons and ligaments coordinating to enable movement. Careful exercising can ensure that the flexibility of tendons and ligaments is improved, thereby making your knee movement easier and less painful.

2. Improves blood supply - As we all know, proper movement requires good blood supply. Exercising with special focus on the knee ensures that blood supply is improved, and thereby the supporting ligaments and tendons function optimally.

3. Enhances the knee cap function - The knee cap is that portion which joins your thigh bone to your calf bones.  This is prone to slip out of place, especially with arthritis and injuries. This can be painful and limit movement to a great degree. Focused exercises aimed at improving knee cap function will ensure that the knee cap has a wider range of function, and does not slip out of its socket easily.

4.  Reduce rigidity - Once you start physiotherapy, you will feel your knees getting more flexible. The rigidity that had set in as a result of injuries and/or old age will also reduce over a period of time.

5. Slow down the wear and tear - When you start physiotherapy after knee damage, continuing the exercise routine, of course with expert guidance, can reduce the pace at which further damage might happen.

A word of caution though.  Be sure to consult an experienced physiotherapist before you begin.  Exercising in a bad manner can do equal or more harm than the original injury or old age itself.

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Physiotherapy For Emphysema!

Xcell Physiocare 85% (22 ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Physiotherapy For Emphysema!

Emphysema is a lung disease, where the walls of the air sacs are destroyed completely and the lungs lose their elastic gradually. This makes it inconvenient for the person to breathe in/out as the size of the lungs lessens. This, in turn, increases the breathing rate and finally, you may end up with breathlessness. If proper care is not taken, it can also lead to heart enlargement which may further increase your chances of having a heart failure.

Causes of Emphysema:
Some of the common causes of Emphysema are:

  1. Irrespective of whether you are exposed to direct or second-hand smoking, chemical fumes, pollution you can still be affected by Emphysema. Although one of the main and most common reasons for Emphysema is Smoking. The tobacco smoke has almost 4000 chemicals in it. These chemicals will first destroy the airways, then the elastic sacs and finally the elastic fibers.
  2. Another reason for Emphysema is protein deficiency, but this is a very rare reason. Only one or two percent of the people will be affected by Emphysema due to this reason. A protein called AAT deficiency can damage the elasticity of the lung structure and can cause lung damage.
  3. Aging is also a cause of Emphysema. As you grow older, lungs also start aging and hence that can damage the elasticity of the lungs.

Physiotherapy treatment for Emphysema:
When you meet your physiotherapist, you will have a discussion in order to find the actual symptoms of Emphysema. Based on the symptoms, the physiotherapist will analyze how it is affecting your lifestyle.
A physiotherapist will make sure to provide the best and specialized treatment for the symptoms of Emphysema. Your treatment will be decided and started based on the severity of your symptoms.

Breathing techniques:
Your physiotherapist will work on controlling the respiratory rates, Diaphragmatic breathing, reduction of breathing volume and exercises related to relaxation breathing. These techniques will help in retraining your breathing.

Secretion clearance:
The physiotherapist will work on productive and effective coughing techniques, manual assistance which includes shaking and vibrating and postural drainage. They will help in removing the mucus out of the airways as they block the airways. This way you will be able to keep your airways as hygienic as possible. This will also help in reducing any kind of infections that may be caused due to the excessive mucus.

Educating the patients:
Your physiotherapist will help you understand the causes of Emphysema, how the allergens and environment are responsible for it, how to manage your medication and how to identify the possible asthmatic attacks.
With the help of physiotherapy, Emphysema sufferers will be able to lead a normal life as much as possible.

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Lower Back Pain - Is Physiotherapy Effective?

Dr. Faiyaz Khan Pt 90% (488 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Fellowship In Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR) Advanced Diploma in Nutrition & Diet
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
Lower Back Pain - Is Physiotherapy Effective?

Low back pain is one of the most common medical problems and occurs due to injury associated with the nerves, bones, and muscles of the back. The pain can vary from a sharp shooting pain that happens at various intervals to a gnawing pain that can last for weeks on end. While the former can go away with some muscle relaxant, the latter may need a combination of medications and exercise.

Common reasons include improper sleeping posture, lifting, fracture, lack of exercise, disk injuries, arthritis, and many more. Most of these instances would lead to medium to long term pain that will not subside on its own. Physiotherapy has been proven to provide very good relief and render it pain-free.
The aim of physiotherapy is 3-fold - reduce pain, improve movement, and maintain the spinal function in the long run. Most often, the therapy sessions would last for about 4 weeks when the regular course of medications have not helped much.

The nerves, muscles, bones, and disks of the low back are supported by the abdominal muscles and the back muscles. The intent of the exercise is to strengthen these two sets of muscles so that the spine/low back per se is not very susceptible to injury.  The exercises would be a combination of stretching followed by strengthening and conditioning, all aimed at these two sets of muscles.

Some common exercises include bottom to heels stretch, knee rolls, back extensions, deep abdominal strengthening, and pelvic tilts.

  • In addition to being used a sole means of treatment, physiotherapy also is used in back pain to treat severe cases both pre and post surgically. What is corrected by surgery needs to be enhanced by the regular exercises as prescribed by the doctor.
  • One disclaimer that a doctor might want to give is that the physiotherapy may not be beneficial if exercises are not done properly or if the patients don't adhere to the scheduled prescription. The long-term success depends not just on getting the relief but on following the maintenance exercises that are prescribed. This is more important and helps avoid relapse of the back pain.  A good posture and improved core stability with ongoing exercises is the key to success of physiotherapy in low back pain. 
  • While most people consider low back pain as a chronic condition, it can be managed effectively. It is important to realize that there is no overnight cure and that it may not get better on its own. Physiotherapy is a very good intervention; however, it will depend on the severity of pain and how it affects the patient's lifestyle. 
     
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Paralysis - How Physiotherapy Is Ideal For Treating It?

Dr. Kapilchand Narra 91% (21 ratings)
B.P.T, M.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Paralysis - How Physiotherapy Is Ideal For Treating It?

Physiotherapy can greatly help a patient of paralysis by making him/her independent to the maximum extent. Physiotherapy also plays an important role in negating potential complications after a paralysis. Although the process of rehabilitation can take time, it produces significantly encouraging result for a patient to continue with it until full recovery. The recovery depends on the type of paralysis a person has undergone. Notably, there are four types of paralysis:

  1. Hemiplegia

  2. Quadriplegia

  3. Paraplegia

  4. Monoplegia

Role of Physiotherapy-

The process of physiotherapy should resume as soon as the patient is stabilized. It not only helps in relaxing muscles, but also helps in smooth blood circulation. Long-term therapy can ensure muscle tone and overall well-being of an individual.

In the case of an external injury related to the brain, physiotherapy can speed up the recovery and reduce swelling to a significant extent. Some of the benefits are-

  1. Physiotherapy can help a person regain the highest possible mobility.

  2. Physiotherapy can increase the respiratory function of a person.

  3. It helps the person in bringing down blood pressure and contracture.

  4. A physiotherapist also focuses on unaffected area and works on them to ensure that the unaffected part of the body, in no way, loses mobility and retains the natural strength.

  5. Physiotherapy also helps to manage a paralyzed bladder.

  6. A physiotherapist suggests proper wheelchair, splint, braces, orthosis etc. These help a person to reintegrate quickly after the paralysis.

  7. Physiotherapy lifts the morale and motivation of a patient by addressing post-traumatic experiences such as denial, anxiety, hostility, depression and anger.

  8. It also serves as a perfect guide for the family of the patient.

Exercises that a Physiotherapist Suggests-

  1. Aerobic Exercise: This is a set of physical exercises that lets the muscle tissues exchange oxygen at a rapid rate. The goal is to enhance the function of the motor neuron and the aerobic capacity of a patient. Support straps and gain belts might be required for a patient to stand on feet. A handrail helps to walk during this phase.

  2. Physical Conditioning: Balance, stability, and coordination is the motive of any physical program for a paralyzed individual. Passive or active motion exercises help an individual to regain function of the limbs. Passive exercise also helps to regain strength. A physiotherapist rotates the thumb of a patient in such a way that the back of his hand faces forward.

  3. Leg Rotations: One common exercise that is tried by a physiotherapist is to make the patient lie down on a mat with his/her legs straightened. Supporting the knee joint and the ankle, the right leg is moved outward and pulled backward. This is again repeated with the other leg.
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Back Pain - How Does Physiotherapy Help It?

Dr. Varun Shanbhag 86% (10 ratings)
BPTh/BPT, Bachelor In TCM, DTCM
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Back Pain - How Does Physiotherapy Help It?

Most of us suffer from lower back pain at some point in our lives; be it from a sedentary lifestyle, spending hours at the office desk or from strenuous physical exercises. In most cases, a little bit of rest does the trick. However, if the lower back pain persists for 3-6 weeks, physiotherapy is recommended.

How does physiotherapy help?

The main purpose behind physiotherapy is reducing lower back pain and increasing muscle and bone function, so that such instances are avoided in the future. Physiotherapy is the first line of defence against lower back pain. More drastic measures such as surgery are undertaken once physiotherapy fails to do is job.

Physiotherapy is often recommended when the back pain is caused due to lifestyle factors, a minor injury like a fall or other moderate factors. For more severe back injuries, doctors recommend surgery straight away when there is no scope of performing physiotherapy.

Low-intensity back pain can be cured using a combination of heat packs, ultrasound wave therapy and Iontophoresis (using a localized current source to introduce medical ionic compounds to the body).

A physical therapy program for back pain usually has two components:

  1. Passive physical therapy to help reduce the patient's pain to a more manageable level

  2. Active exercises

Passive Physical Therapy - Modalities

The physical therapist may focus on decreasing pain with passive physical therapy (modalities). These therapies are considered passive because they are done to the patient. Examples include:

  1. Heat/ice packs

  2. TENS units

  3. Iontophoresis

  4. Ultrasound

Active Physical Therapy - Back Pain Exercises

In addition to passive therapies, active physical therapy (exercise) is also necessary to rehabilitate the spine. Here are some of the common exercises for back pain:

  1. Back Stretch: Put your hands underneath your head while lying back. Bend your knees but put your feet on the ground. Roll your legs to one side and hold them there for 10 seconds. Repeat three times for each side.

  2. Deep Lunge: For this, you need to kneel on one knee with the other foot pointed towards the front. Lift the back knee up and hold it there for five seconds and then bring it down. Repeat this exercise three times for each side.

  3. One Leg Stand: This is the simplest of exercises. Hold on to a wall for support while standing and face towards it. Then slowly hold one leg and bend it behind you. Hold in the same position for five seconds before bringing it down. Repeat the process three times for each leg in five second gaps.

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Top 10 Physiotherapist in Delhi

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 88% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top 10 Physiotherapist in Delhi

Underwent a joint surgery or pulled that hamstring muscle while running. Physiotherapy will help you. It might be difficult to choose among top physiotherapist of Delhi. A good physiotherapist can help you with faster recovery and treating various ailments. In many cases it has been seen that physio can even delay or need for joint replacement surgeries like knee replacement. Physiotherapy can help in reducing pain or injury related to shoulder, spine, sprains. Ankles etc. Top 10 physiotherapist in delhi are:

1. Dr. Jeetu Mishra

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Dr. Mishra has 14 years of experience and is a physiotherapist and chiropractor. He is a reputed name in Delhi- NCR, especially when it comes to treating back problems. Before opening his own clinic, he has worked with some premium hospitals like fortis, max and medanta. He currently practices at Acctive & Fit Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Centre, Delhi. It is a well equipped center to take care of all your health problems. 

Consultation fees:  ₹500

2. Dr. Hemant Gaur

MPT, M Phill

Dr. Gaur is a well known physiotherapist in West Delhi. He has 7 years of experience and practices at Advance Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre. 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: ₹200

3. Dr. Aneeta Verma (PT)

BPTh/BPT, Post graduate specialization in Preventive Health Care, MBA - HealthCare Management

Dr. Aneeta Verma is a renowned physiotherapist with 10 years of experience in Delhi- NCR. she has also done masters in nutrition. Combining both her skills as a nutritionist and physiotherapist, she specialises in treating cervical & back pain, obesity, diabetes, PCOD and sport injuries . She is currently associated with Eva Physiotherapy & Wellness Clinic at Noida and Delhi.

Consultation fees: ₹350 - 500

4. Dr. Gaurav Mohan (PT)

BPTh/BPT, MPTH/MPT
 
Dr. Gaurav Mohan is a physiotherapist in Delhi with 10 years of experience. After his pos graduation he has done a specialisation in Butlers Neural Mobilization under Dr. Sharrof, Mumbai. 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 Physio Hut.

Consultation fees: ₹300

5. Dr. Hitesh Khurana

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT

Dr. Hitesh Khurana practices at his own Physiotherapy Clinic- Dr Khurana Physiotherapy Center, Delhi. He has an extensive experience of more than 15 years and has treated different type of cases in his career. He has best and advance machines to take care of you back or joint problems. 

Consultation fees: ₹200

6. Dr. Rajveer Singh

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

7. Dr. Jitesh Sharma (PT)

BPTh/BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy

Dr. Jitesh Sharma is an experienced physiotherapist with 10 years of experience. He practices at  New Age Rehabilitation Centre, Faridabad & Fortis Escorts Okhla. 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 and Delhi Council of Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy

Consultation fees: ₹500- 600

8. Dr. Khyati (PT)

BPTh/BPT

Dr. Khyati is known for her hardwork and dedication for her patients. She has 9 years of experience and currently practices at Sai Physiocare Services At Home. ed physio who work for the upliftment of her profession by giving quality treatment. Her areas of expertise are trauma injury, paralytic care, parkinson's disease and treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Consultation fees: ₹300

9. Dr. Anjana Gupta

Diploma in Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), DPT

Dr. Gupta has 34 years of experience and is amongst the leading physiotherapist in Delhi. She is currently associated with Physiocare Physiotherapy Clinic, Greater Kailash 2, Delhi. She actively participates in various medical camps and specialises in dealing with back pain related issues like-  slip disc and cervical spondylosis. She also take sessions on postural training and frozen shoulder.

Consultation fees: ₹400

10. Dr. Rajiv Mehta (PT)

BPTh/BPT, MPT 

Dr. Rajiv Mehta is an experienced physiotherapist with 19 years of experience. His specialization are clinical, cardiovascular & pulmonary, geriatric, orthopedic physiotherapy. He is recipient of many awards like Healthcare Excellence Award, Best physiotherapist award in North West Delhi. He is currently practising at Velocity Fitness Clinic in Pitampura, Delhi.

Consultation fees: ₹500

How Physiotherapy Can Help Manage Frozen Shoulder?

Dr. Natasha Khanna 83% (10 ratings)
BPTh/BPT, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar;Capri institute of manual therapy, Fellowship In Cardiac Rehabilitation, CAPRI, DELHI, Eploris
Physiotherapist, Delhi
How Physiotherapy Can Help Manage Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is a condition when somebody encounters continuous shoulder stiffness and pain. It could last for weeks. It is likely to occur when swelling increases around the shoulder which reduces inability to move or stretch properly. This ordinarily happens when somebody is recovering from an injury. Frozen shoulder at times happens when somebody is wearing a sling or a cast. It also occurs, if someone is recovering from surgery, experiencing joint pain or facing restraint of movement for other reasons.

A frozen shoulder can go on from a couple of months to as much as 3 years and the precise cause is unknown. Physiotherapy is often to treat this condition. It has been found that posture plays a huge part in your recovery from a frozen shoulder. The urgent goal is to get the shoulder join moving once again. The sooner this is done, the better are the odds of a quick recovery. Anti-inflammatory medicines, heat application and delicate stretching activities are performed with the assistance of a physiotherapist.

Physiotherapy is very crucial for a frozen shoulder since it is very difficult to get movement in the stiff joint without any exercise, stretching or other methods used by a physiotherapist. It is mostly crucial to get physiotherapy to:

  1. To reduce pain in the shoulder
  2. To increase the flexibility and strength of the shoulder
  3. To enhance movement of the shoulder.
  4. To increase endurance of the muscles

Physiotherapy treatment for a frozen shoulder depends on the stage you are on and is customized according to the needs of your condition. Physiotherapy treatments for a frozen shoulder include:

  1. Pain relief: Pain diminishing techniques including gentle shoulder movement exercises, muscle releases, needle therapy, dry needling and kinesiology taping for pain can help during the painful swelling phase.
  2. Defrosting: Shoulder mobilization and stretching are the best in order to achieve a full shoulder recovery. As your scope of movement increases, your physiotherapist will then be able to give you muscle strengthening exercises to control and keep up your recently found range of movement.
  3. Warm Up: Before beginning shoulder exercises for a frozen shoulder, try to warm up your shoulder keeping in mind the end goal. That is to help blood supply in the affected area and avoid future injuries. The best approach is to extend and warm up the shoulder by applying heat for 10 to 15 minutes, scrubbing down or showering with Epsom salt.

Physiotherapy does not bring out immediate results, but gradually. Flexibility will increase gradually. One should keep in mind, not to stretch their shoulder too quickly at once. This can lead to a ligament tear. The exercises should be tender and gradual.

4 Ways Physiotherapy Can Help In Frozen Shoulder!

Dr. Rajesh Pal 86% (74 ratings)
BPTH/BPT, MPTH/MPT-Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma In Ergonomics (PGDHSC - Ergonomics)
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
4 Ways Physiotherapy Can Help In Frozen Shoulder!

Frozen shoulder is a condition when somebody encounters continuous shoulder stiffness and pain. It could last for weeks. It is likely to occur when swelling increases around the shoulder which reduces inability to move or stretch properly. This ordinarily happens when somebody is recovering from an injury. Frozen shoulder at times happens when somebody is wearing a sling or a cast. It also occurs, if someone is recovering from surgery, experiencing joint pain or facing restraint of movement for other reasons.

A frozen shoulder can go on from a couple of months to as much as 3 years and the precise cause is unknown. Physiotherapy is often to treat this condition. It has been found that posture plays a huge part in your recovery from a frozen shoulder. The urgent goal is to get the shoulder join moving once again. The sooner this is done, the better are the odds of a quick recovery. Anti-inflammatory medicines, heat application and delicate stretching activities are performed with the assistance of a physiotherapist.

Physiotherapy is very crucial for a frozen shoulder since it is very difficult to get movement in the stiff joint without any exercise, stretching or other methods used by a physiotherapist. It is mostly crucial to get physiotherapy to:

  1. To reduce pain in the shoulder
  2. To increase the flexibility and strength of the shoulder
  3. To enhance movement of the shoulder.
  4. To increase endurance of the muscles

Physiotherapy treatment for a frozen shoulder depends on the stage you are on and is customized according to the needs of your condition. Physiotherapy treatments for a frozen shoulder include:

  1. Pain relief: Pain diminishing techniques including gentle shoulder movement exercises, muscle releases, needle therapy, dry needling and kinesiology taping for pain can help during the painful swelling phase.
  2. Defrosting: Shoulder mobilization and stretching are the best in order to achieve a full shoulder recovery. As your scope of movement increases, your physiotherapist will then be able to give you muscle strengthening exercises to control and keep up your recently found range of movement.
  3. Warm Up: Before beginning shoulder exercises for a frozen shoulder, try to warm up your shoulder keeping in mind the end goal. That is to help blood supply in the affected area and avoid future injuries. The best approach is to extend and warm up the shoulder by applying heat for 10 to 15 minutes, scrubbing down or showering with Epsom salt.

Physiotherapy does not bring out immediate results, but gradually. Flexibility will increase gradually. One should keep in mind, not to stretch their shoulder too quickly at once. This can lead to a ligament tear. The exercises should be tender and gradual.

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