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Being Physio: Physiotherapist at Work

A real story or shall we say slice of life from a physiotherapist who was pronounced as the best physiotherapist by her own patient? Afterall, what it takes to being a physio?! Read on, in her own words.

During our college days when we were being trained to be a physio, we were told a story. It was about this huge ship which gets stuck in the middle of the ocean. No one among the marine engineers on the ship could rescue the ship. Help was sought from far and near. But absolutely no one could help. After a while when all the efforts start to seem waste, someone suggested a local mechanic staying on a nearby island. Not leaving any stone unturned, he was brought to the ship. This poor local guy comes, observes and examines the engine and then takes out a tool out of his backpack and taps a few times on a particular area of the engine. To everyone’s surprise engine starts whirring in no time. When they ask him about his service charges, he demands a big amount. No one expected a visibly poor and local basic mechanic lacking any fancy degrees to charge so much. When he demands such an amount, they ask him for the split of the services to justify the bill. He calmly replies, “The technique I used to solve your problem doesn’t cost much, but having an understanding and knowledge about which technique needs to be used for this particular problem and how effectively it needs to be used is costing you so much.”

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Shoulder Pain Cause & Treatment

Shoulder Pain: Causes and Treatment

Why does my shoulder hurt when I lift my arm?  How do I relieve shoulder pain?

What is shoulder pain that radiates down the arm?  Why are my shoulder and arm paining?

How long will my injured rotator cuff take to heal?

Is my shoulder hurting because of a pinched nerve?

These are just some of the questions that our team of physiotherapists across ReLiva Physiotherapy clinics answers frequently. This is because painful shoulder conditions are a relatively common occurrence nowadays.

A study reports that shoulder pain affects 18-26% of adults at any point in time. Symptoms can be persistent and disabling in terms of an individual’s ability to carry out daily activities both at home and in the workplace. Shoulder pain, therefore has large health care costs and a major impact on the health of affected individuals, including absence from work and disability.

That is why in this post, we have collated answers to questions about common shoulder problems and what can be done to treat them for pain relief.

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Exercises for Back Pain

Exercises for Back Pain

75% of the Indian population reported lifetime prevalence of lower back pain (LBP), as per a study in 2009. Despite such a high coincidence of back pain across Indian populations,  a typical response to back pain is to take it easy: either staying in bed or at least stopping any strenuous activity — resting for more than a day or two can actually undermine healing and worsen pain.

“My back used to hurt all the time and now I don't feel it anymore" is a phrase we hear a lot from people who seek Exercise prescription from us at ReLiva physiotherapy clinics, consistently. So what is it about “Exercise as Medicine” that works so well for back pain relief?

Can I do exercises with lower back pain?

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis : All You Wanted To Know

FAQs  I  Dos & Don’ts  I  Physiotherapy Treatment I  Causes  I  Symptoms  I  Risk Factors  I  Prevention   I   Exercises

Osteoporosis is a very commonly seen condition among ageing population: it weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. Our physiotherapists who see geriatric patients across different ReLiva clinics (Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Pune) report that fracture of wrist, spine and hip are most common due to osteoporosis but fracture of ribs, humerus (upper arm bone) and pelvis are not uncommon either.

Studies indicate the number of osteoporosis patients in India alone, at approximately 36 million (2013). Osteoporosis leads to more than 1.5million fractures each year. Statistical data shows that 1 out of 2 women older than 50 years have osteoporosis related fractures and 1 out of 3 men older than 75 years.

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Tennis Elbow Braces & Straps

Tennis Elbow Strap, Brace support for pain relief

Among the several pain sufferers we attend everyday at our clinics irrespective of the locations (Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai or Pune); whether their elbow pain is recent or they have an old chronic Tennis elbow pain, one question that remains common - is about wearing an elbow support : Tennis Elbow Brace, strap or just an elbow sleeve.

Should you use a tennis elbow strap, tennis elbow clasp / brace or a tennis elbow sleeve?

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Sciatica pain

साइटिका दर्द (Sciatica) और उपचार

साइटिका दर्द :  यह क्या है?

साइटिका एक सामान्य प्रकार का दर्द है जो कि साइटिका / कटिस्नायुशूल तंत्रिका को प्रभावित करता है, जो जांघ के पीछे और पैर के नीचे की तरफ से फैली है। निर्भर करता है, दर्द पैर या पैर की उंगलियों तक भी बढ़ सकता है। आमतौर पर निचले शरीर के केवल एक तरफ प्रभावित होता है।

रीढ़ की हड्डी को हमारे ट्रंक का भार सहन करना पड़ता है, और रीढ़ की हड्डी के निचले भाग में साइटिका तंत्रिका होती है। यदि मुद्रा, मांसपेशियों की ताकत, और श्रोणि संरेखण में परिवर्तन होते हैं, जिसके माध्यम से यह गुजरता है, तंत्रिका संपीड़ित होती है जो काफी आम तौर पर होने वाला पीठ और साइटिका /तंत्रिका दर्द पैदा करती है।

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Understanding Spondylosis VS Spondylitis

After back pain, neck pain is the second most common musculoskeletal complaint reported by patients. Resultantly, we hear the terms Spondylosis and Spondylitis most often from our patients as the cause of their back pain and neck pain. Sometimes people even use spondylitis and spondylosis interchangeably without understanding the difference and thereby the treatment involved to manage these spine conditions.

In this article, the spine Physiotherapists from ReLiva attempt to help you understand Spondylosis and Spondylitis, the difference between the two in terms of the symptoms, causes and treatment.

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What’s causing your back pain? Is it poor posture

If you haven’t had an accident or picked particularly heavy weight before the back pain episode, chances are that it is caused by prolonged poor or bad posture. You could get rid of lower back pain and back injury by following good posture best practices. Understand why and how posture affects your back.

We often hear that good posture is essential for good health. We tend to actually recognize poor posture only when we see it formed as a result of bad habits carried out over years and evident in many adults. But only few people have a real grasp of the importance and necessity of good posture.

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पीठ दर्द – कारण और घरेलू व्यायाम (Back Pain : gharelu upay)

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पीठ दर्द - कारण और घरेलू व्यायाम हम में से 80 प्रतिशत लोग अपने जीवन में किसी न किसी समय पर पीठ दर्द का अनुभव करेंगे। सब दर्दों में पीठ दर्द सिरदर्द के बाद दूसरे स्थान पर है, और कार्यस्थल की चोटों की सूची में सबसे ऊपर है, जिससे किसी अन्य कार्यस्थल की चोट से अधिक समय, विकलांगता और धन का नुकसान हो जाता है। हमारी पीठ हड्डियों, टेंडन, अस्थिबंधन और नसों का एक सावधानीपूर्वक इंजीनियर नेटवर्क है जो हमारे शरीर के वजन और भार को संतुलित करने में मदद करती है। इस नाजुक प्रणाली के लिए कोई मामूली क्षति या असंतुलन मांसपेशियों और जोड़ों पर दबाव डाल सकता है, जिससे दर्द और चोट लग सकती है। खराब मुद्रा में काम करने, उठाने, झुकने और उठाने, और कमर से घूमकर करने वाली गतिविधियाँ धीरे-धीरे आपकी पीठ की सहायक संरचनाओं को कमजोर कर सकती है और साथ ही दर्द और चोट का कारण बन सकती है।

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Elbow Treatments & Techniques

Tennis elbow treatment: Home Care & Physiotherapy

Recovery time  I  Home treatment  I  Physiotherapy and Exercises  I  Other Treatment options

Tennis elbow is a self-limiting condition, which means it may eventually get better without treatment. Tennis elbow will however mean swelling, pain and limited use of the affected arm, which may need treatment and management of pain. Early treatment can be done simply by self care at home.

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Tennis elbow is an overuse and muscle strain injury, causes pain around the elbow. Understanding the causes, symptoms makes it easy to cure tennis elbow.

All about Tennis Elbow : Symptoms, Causes and Cure

Overview  I  Symptoms  I  Causes  I  Pain relief  I  Treatment  I  Prevention

What is Tennis Elbow ?

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. Clinically known as lateral epicondylitis, Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive movements of forearm, arm or wrist.

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Ankle Sprain Causes & Recovery

Ankle Sprain : Sprain Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Overview  I  Symptoms  I  Risk Factors  I  Diagnosis  I  Treatment  I  Prevention

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Sprained your ankle while running or playing a sport? There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do it every day.

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