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Is physiotherapy invented by the west?

Is physiotherapy invented by the west?

In 460 BC: "physicians like hippocrates and later galenus are believed to have been the first practitioners of physical therapy, advocating massage, manual therapy techniques and hydrotherapy to treat people in 460 bc." according to wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/physical_therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Geriatrics (Definition)

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a speciality that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and ...Read more


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What are considered well accepted benefits and risks for physiotherapy.?

Lots more pluses: Than minuses. See your doctor, get a diagnosis and therapy prescription and go. The results are correlated to how much work you put in, and compliance with your home exercise program. It's also been shown that having faith in your therapist will improve your outcome. ...Read more

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Could physiotherapy help with sciatica?

Could physiotherapy help with sciatica?

Stretching and PT: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options. Physical therapy is often the first line treatment along with conservative care administered as well. ...Read more

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What's involved in physiotherapy on your knees?

What's involved in physiotherapy on your knees?

See below: It usually involves strenghtening exercises of the muscles that cross the knee and also stretching tight muscles that may impact knee function. It sometimes may also be treatments to decrease pain and inflammation in the knee. The exercises progress from easy ones to harder ones and then to exercises that may simulate some sports activity if the person is an athlete who is trying to get back ...Read more

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What are some physiotherapy techniques for elbow injury?

What are some physiotherapy techniques for elbow injury?

Elbow physio: Ice, heat, range of motion, friction massage, stretching, strengthening. ...Read more

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What do you wear for physiotherapy? Gym clothes or swimsuit?

Usually gym: Usually you could wear gym clothes if you are doing pt on land. Some pt is done in a pool and then obviously you would want a swimsuit. ...Read more

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Herniated disk pain increased after physiotherapy, what's wrong?

Herniated disk pain increased after physiotherapy, what's wrong?

See details: Physical therapy is often not an effective treatment for a true disc herniation. If the herniation does not respond to conservative therapies then surgery is an option. ...Read more

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What is the difference between physical medicine and physiotherapy?

What is the difference between physical medicine and physiotherapy?

Physical therapy: Physical medicine is a state of the medical arts that is practiced by doctors who specialize in medical management of many disorders e.g. Pain management, spinal disorders, etc. Physical therapy is the type of therapy prescribed by doctors in order to help many canditions e.g. Musculo-skeletal problems, pain problems etc. The therapy is done by physical therapist who are licensed to do this ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

Physiotherapy programs, or physical therapy, work to improve movement capacity in those recovering ...Read more