Physical therapy or physiotherapy is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement .It works towards maintenance and rehabilitation of the individual’s physical activity. Physiotherapy uses physical agents for the treatment of patients.

It includes Electrotherapy and Exercise Therapy

  • Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy is used for relaxation of muscle spasms, prevention and retardation of disuse atrophy, increase of local blood circulation, muscle rehabilitation and re-education electrical muscle stimulation, maintaining and increasing range of motion, management of chronic and intractable pain, post-traumatic acute pain, post surgical acute pain, immediate post-surgical stimulation of muscles to prevent venous thrombosis and wound healing.

Therapies used

  • Interferential Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical muscle stimulator
  • Short wave diathermy
  • Paraffin wax bath
  • TENS
  • Moist heat/ Steam etc
  • Exercise therapy

A regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to restore normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain caused by diseases or injuries.

It includes stretching, strengthening,, different type of exercises to maintain muscle property and improve strength.

Instruments used

  • Static cycle
  • Shoulder wheel
  • Shoulder pulley
  • Pronator & supinator
  • Therabands
  • Exercise ball
  • Weight cuffs etc