Conditions We Treat

Pains & Injuries

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Arthritis is a joint disorder causing inflammation in one or more joints. It is common in adults 65 and older, but it can affect people of all ages. Arthritis is used to describe a range of different diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround joints, and other connective tissue. The most common form of the condition is osteoarthritis which occurs when the cartilage lining the bones in the joint breaks down due to wear and tear.
A Tension Headache is caused by a tightening of the muscles in the upper back, neck and head, and is the most common of all the various headache types. Many people cite stress as an important headache trigger. Feelings of stress or anxiety instruct the nervous system to initiate the ‘fight or flight’ response, which is characterised by shallow breathing, increased blood pressure and heart rate, and increased muscle tension. Women are more prone to react in this way to anxiety and depression than men.
Headaches may be caused by problems which have developed in the spinal joints of your neck (cervical headache). The spinal joints can become stiff and/or inflamed, causing the surrounding soft tissues and muscles to spasm. This can then cause local pain in the neck and associated pain to spread to the head (referred pain). Cervical headaches can be effectively treated by Physiotherapy.
There are a number of things like fractures, misalignment, arthritis, dental abscess and Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). TMJ is the most common cause of jaw pain.  It is most commonly caused by the grinding of teeth during sleep or while stressed. This overuse of the face muscles makes pain worse. It is important to learn to “switch off” or “relax” the muscles regularly during the day. A Regime of facial exercises can help relax and relieve this pain.
Bell's Palsy is a disorder that affects nerves and muscles in the face causing paralysis or drooping of one side of the face. It occurs when the nerve that controls the facial muscles is swollen, inflamed, or compressed. Most people who experience the condition are concerned about the unsightly unbalanced look it gives to their face but fortunately such imbalance resolves completely in most cases.
Understanding what condition you have and what you can do to help reduce your symptoms is half the battle. We will provide you with advice and education on exercises for neck pain aimed at reducing the likelihood of it recurring while giving you tips on how best to reduce pain on a day to day basis. This usually means working with a few home exercises to help compliment your sessions with the physiotherapist. By the time your sessions have come to an end you should feel, if not pain free already, that you are able to manage your condition while working towards a sustainable pain.
Whiplash is an injury to the neck that usually occurs in a motor vehicle accident. It affects the soft tissue (neck muscles) but can also involve the spinal joints and ligaments, the jaw joints, and the upper, mid and low back. Other associated symptoms can include headaches, dizziness and anxiety.
The shoulder joint is an extremely flexible joint which allows us to move the arm in all directions. This wide range of joint movement however means the shoulder is very susceptible to injury. Shoulder muscles, shoulder injury, shoulder tendonitis.
A Dislocated Shoulder is a common shoulder injury in contact sports such as rugby and martial arts.
Despite the name, Golfers Elbow does not just affect golfers and is most often associated with work-related activities. It is equally common in men and women, peaking in prevalence between the ages of 30 and 50.
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) is a common cause of elbow pain. It is characterised by pain over the outer side of the elbow, which may radiate down the forearm. Tennis Elbow is equally common in men and women, peaking in prevalence between the ages of 30 and 50.
A Broken Wrist is among the most common broken bones, usually occurring following a fall on an outstretched hand. Risk factors for a Broken Wrist range from participation in certain sports such as skiing or football, to bone conditions such as osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become thinner and more fragile.
A Sprained Thumb is often referred to as Skier's Thumb, due to the prevalence of this injury during skiing. It is a common cause of thumb pain and swelling. Skier's Thumb refers to damage to the Ulnar Collateral Ligament at the base of the thumb. It is important to note that this injury is not exclusive to skiers and can occur to anyone where there is sufficient force applied to the thumb that takes it in a direction furthest away from the hand.
Finger, hand, or wrist problems may be caused by an injury, rheumatic arthritis or tendonosis. It could also be caused by repetitive motion syndrome or a writer’s thumb due to excessive use of particular fingers or muscles of the hand. The redness, swelling and tenderness of the affected area can be brought down by rest and exercise therapy.
Scoliosis in a growing child is always abnormal and has the potential to cause considerable disability and must be taken seriously. Scoliosis may not be the primary defect nor always require treatment. Minor asymmetry is common in children and may lead to unnecessary treatment and concern but a curve of more than 15 is of greater concern because there is potential for progression with growth.
Spondylosis is a type of Osteoarthritis of the spine. When the low back area is affected, it is known as "lumbar spondylosis" and when affecting the neck area, it is known as "cervical spondylosis". It is thought to be mainly a problem of "wear and tear" and ageing. When it occurs in the younger age groups, it is usually associated with injury or previous damage to the joint. Certain occupations may also make a person more prone to the condition.
Costochondritis is a painful condition of the chest wall. It is caused by inflammation in the joints between the cartilages that join the ribs to the breastbone (sternum). Although painful, it is not a serious condition. A combination of medicines, TENS and mild exercise therapy can bring relief.
IMP: Chest pain can have serious causes and the cause of it should be established by your physician.
Back pain can be caused by problems with discs, joints, muscles and ligaments. It is most often the result of acute trauma / injury, poor postural habits and the accumulation of physical stress on the spine but there are other causes of back pain such as inflammation, and rarer, more serious problems such as progressive diseases affecting bones and joints.
Sacroiliac joint problems are one of the most common causes of lower biomechanical back pain. Though a common pain, it can be helped with treatment from a physiotherapist.
A Groin Strain is a common injury to the muscles of the inner thigh. The groin muscles, known medically as the "adductor muscle" group, consist of six muscles that span the distance from the inner pelvis to the inner part of the femur (thigh bone). These muscles pull the legs together, and also help with other movements of the hip joint. The adductor muscles are important to many types of athletes including sprinters, swimmers, soccer players, and football players.
Perthes is a condition that affects growing children, and is characterised by a temporary loss of blood supply to the hip. Without an adequate blood supply, the “ball” in the socket of the hip becomes inadequate and the bone gradually breaks down. The area becomes inflamed and irritated.
A Thigh muscle strain is quite common in sports like football, where kicking is repeatedly practiced. A Thigh muscle strain refers to a tear in the Quadriceps muscle group. Usually, the muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits and the muscle tissue becomes torn. A tear in a Thigh muscle is referred to as a Thigh strain and depending on its severity it is classified as a first, second or third degree strain.
Sciatica is a specific pain that originates from the sciatic nerves which each run from one side of the pelvis through the hip and buttocks and down the leg. The Sciatic nerve forms what is effectively an electrical cable to and from the brain. Sciatica is a condition where pain, weakness or altered sensation can be experienced in the buttock, hamstring, calf or foot but stem from the spine, via the Sciatic nerve.
Hamstring Injury is common in sports and is sometimes known as a 'pulled Hamstring'. The term 'pulled muscle' comes from the description of how the injury takes place. Usually, the Hamstring muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits and the muscle tissue becomes torn. A tear in the Hamstring muscle is referred to as a Hamstring strain by medical professionals.
There are many types of knee injuries and conditions, which can be treated successfully by Physiotherapy. These range from ligament and cartilage problems to tendon and muscular strains. Our Physiotherapists are experts in assessing the cause of your knee pain and in treating the problem effectively.
Jumper's Knee is the common term for Patellar Tendonitis. Typically knee pain comes on gradually if running, jumping and landing activities are practised too much, because the strain on the Patellar Tendon becomes too great and microscopic damage develops in the tissue that makes up the tendon. Early recognition by a doctor or Chartered Physiotherapist is important as the outcome is better if treatment is initiated early. In minor cases of Jumper's knee, a Patellar Tendon strap can be effective in relieving symptoms. We have these available for sale in the retail section of our clinic.
Runners Knee is a painful overuse knee injury that affects the outer part of the knee. It is fairly common in runners and cyclists. It is reported to affect 2-10% of all runners, while around a quarter of all knee injuries in cyclists are diagnosed as Runners Knee.
A Calf Muscle Injury is common in sports and are sometimes known as a 'pulled calf'. The term 'pulled muscle' comes from the description of how the injury takes place. Usually the calf muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits and the muscle tissue becomes torn. A tear in the calf muscle is referred to as a calf strain and depending on its severity it is classified as a first, second or third degree strain.
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a painful condition that causes pain just below the knee cap. It most commonly occurs in teenagers who play a lot of sport involving kicking, running or jumping. It causes pain and swelling just below the knee. Using an ice pack and physiotherapy usually helps.
This is a common term for shin pain during running. It can be a misleading term and most sports medicine professionals try to avoid using it. This is because shin pain and 'Shin Splints' can be due to several different conditions. One of the most common shin conditions that are frequently labelled as Shin-Splints is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome.
Soft tissue injuries are injuries related to the soft tissues of the body (muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve). Specific diagnosis can be made by our Physiotherapists to determine what structure is involved and how advanced or severe the sprain, strain or tear is.
A Sprained Ankle is one of the most common injuries caused by participation in sports. It refers to soft tissue damage around the ankle, usually caused by an inversion injury (where the ankle is twisted inwards) or an eversion injury (where the ankle is twisted outwards). Because of the position of the bones around the ankle, the inversion injury is far more common. This injury causes damage to the lateral ligaments on the outside of the ankle.
Whether you're a walker,a runner or just trying to get from A to B, any foot pain can make life difficult. There are a number of contributing factors which can cause discomfort and pain in the foot. Foot pain can be caused by genetically inherited conditions such as a mechanical imbalance in the foot, or developed from an injury or inappropriate foot wear.
As there are several potential causes, it is important to have Heel Pain properly diagnosed. Our Chartered Physiotherapists will be able to accurately diagnose the underlying source of your Heel Pain so that appropriate treatment can be applied.


Rehabilitation

After a serious injury, illness or surgery, you may recover slowly. You need to regain your strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things you did before. This process is Rehabilitation.


Our experts at ReLiva work at assessing your condition and thereby setting goals for an effective rehabilitation. The process and therapy for rehab will be successful only when we identify and set the goals properly. These goals may vary for different people depending upon the condition they are facing.


We offer Rehab services for the following conditions:


Neurological Rehab

People surviving conditions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurone disease, Paralysis, Muscular Dystrophy, GuillainBarre Syndrome, Parkinsons disease etc have disorders of the nervous system. They need to relearn skills, they lose because of the damage to their brains, spinal cord or nerves.


In such cases, ReLiva will focus on regaining strength, re-establishing the movements and making the patient as independent as possible.


Our experts will use 4 step standardized ReLiva Process to assess the specific conditions of the patient and chart out a treatment plan using a combination of:


  • Education and promotion of self-management
  • Hands-on neurological Physiotherapy, example -soft tissue stretches, joint mobilisations etc.
  • Balance work
  • Exercise therapy
  • Sensory retraining
  • Pain management
  • Practising activities of daily life
  • Teaching the care-givers, techniques on moving or positioning


Orthopedic Rehab

At some time or the other, most of us would have signed a note for quick recovery on the plaster of a friend's or family member's broken bone. We do realize that this broken bone will rejoin after a prescribed period of immobilization (plaster) by the doctor. What we often miss is that we also need to undergo a proper rehabilitation programme with a trained physiotherapist to regain the range of motion and rebuild muscle strength of the affected area, to the fullest.


The Rehab programme for dislocation is usually longer than that for a fracture. A Physiotherapy expert will help you gradually restore motion, rebuild joint strength and most importantly establish stability of the joint.


Our experts use the 4 step standardized ReLiva Process to ensure an optimal outcome of the Rehab Programme and reduce the likelihood of recurrence of dislocation.


In case of joint replacements, the Rehab Programmes are far more extensive. You may want to avail the facility of Home Service also. We can begin to assist you as soon as you have decided to have a surgery. We plan your rehab and start the therapy as soon as you reach home from the hospital. Our focus is to reduce pain and odoema as much as possible, along with retraining the muscles to gain strength and speeding up your recovery.



Cardiac Rehab

Recovering from a heart attack, angina or moving on with life after a by-pass surgery or angioplasty can be a bit overwhelming without a plan. We help you in 3 simple steps to manage your condition and move towards Living your Life again!


  • Call a nearby ReLiva clinic
  • Know your treatment plan
  • Recover and manage your condition

It is an established fact that PT led Cardiac Rehab Programmes are clinically effective in reducing mortality improving health and quality of life; reducing length of hospital stay and reducing the number of hospital readmissions for cardiac issues.


You can inform us as soon as you have discovered your heart condition or decided to undergo a surgery and ReLiva experts will plan a tailored Rehab and Education programme for you. You can begin your therapy immediately or in case of surgery; as soon as you are discharged and reach home. Our goal is to help you recover, return to an active life and to reduce the risk of further heart problems.


At ReLiva, you will receive a supervised and monitored exercise therapy along with education and maintenance plan to avoid further heart ailments. We also offer a Prevention of cardiac problems Programme's in Group Therapy, where you can undergo therapy along with your spouse or friend in a more fun and cost-effective way. Please call us at 9920991647 or email us at contact@reliva.in to discuss your options with our experts at the ReLiva clinic near you.



Pulmonary / Respiratory Rehab

Shortness of breath often limits what people with chronic lung diseases, Asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - can do. When ordinary activities like walking or climbing stairs becomes difficult, everyday life with Asthma or COPD gets harder.


Pulmonary or Respiratory Rehabilitation is a programme of education, breathing techniques and exercise therapy to help you learn to breathe - and function - at the highest level possible.


In line with the 4 step standardized ReLiva Process, our experts will take a complete health history, talk with you about your current level of activity, and help you set goals for what is most important to you. They will teach you breathing techniques, give you tips on conserving energy, relaxation, travel, how to do everyday tasks with less shortness of breath and how to stay healthy and avoid COPD exacerbations or manage the asthmatic conditions.



Geriatric

The process of ageing is often complicated by a range of neurological, cardiac and physical conditions and disorders like Parkinson's disease, Falls, joint pains related to Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Hip & Joint replacements, balance disorders and so on.


For senior citizens, we device special Rehab programmes depending upon the problem (or a couple of them) they are facing. ReLiva also offers certain modules of your Rehab Programme in Group therapy to make it more fun, motivating and cost-effective. Our objective is to help restore mobility, reduce pain and increase fitness levels of the patients, who, like all of us, deserve a dignified and independent life.


Our therapy for elderly includes Gait re-education, balance exercises, transfer training, exercise therapy etc. to enable them to function at their best abilities, doing everyday tasks and living an unconfined life.


We also offer Home visits for the seniors who cannot make it to our clinics for some reason. Infact, many of the problems and challenges of ageing are better managed in your own home environment, where we can see the problems on the spot. We can also involve care-givers and family members to give them a better understanding of how they can help.


Our Physiotherapists will follow the 4 step standardized ReLiva Process to help the seniors recover and become self-reliant so that they can Live their Life again!



Women's Health

From incontinence to prolapse, pelvic pain or constipation, there is growing evidence that Physiotherapy can alleviate, and in many cases cure these symptoms. Many women don't know that help is available and it can be an embarrassing topic too.


At ReLiva, we recognize this and engage female physiotherapists for dealing with Women's issues.


They assist women with a wide spectrum of conditions, including :


  • Pregnancy Exercise / Prenatal & Postnatal Program – FAB Moms
  • Pelvic Floor pain in pregnancy
  • Bladder Dysfunction
  • Chronic Pelvic pain

In line with the 4 step standardized ReLiva Process our experts will devise your treatment programme. They will use a combination of pelvic floor exercises, Pilates and/or electrical stimulation, advice on sleeping postures, toileting and positional modifications,relaxation techniques for treating your condition.



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