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What is physical therapy?

physical therapy

Introduction

Physical therapy is a branch of medical science that addresses all those issues which are related to injuries, or illnesses which limits a person’s movement and performance of functional activities of daily lives. Physical therapy uses different diagnosis techniques like X-ray, Citi scan and MRI. After that, when the injury or illness is identified, they use planned exercises to treat those injuries.

History

Physical therapy is a very vast subject. This field of study can be traced back to ancient times. The first form of physical therapy is believed to be used in 430 A.D.

Scope of Physical therapy

Physical therapy is used in different fields of life. The professionals of this field are called Physical therapists. The physical therapist is an integral part of the professional sports team because, as we all know, many physical injuries happen during sports. Also, apart from handling injuries on the field of play, they help players to do the right exercises in the gym. These people also run rehabs or clinics where they conduct planned activities for those people who lost their limbs during an accident or in the line action (which also includes soldiers) to get used to their prosthetic arms and legs. These products are eventually helping them in walking and doing things from their hands which they were unable to do before the treatment. PTs also help those patients who have by birth physical illness or are experiencing some foliage attack these patients cannot maintain their balance or use their hands or legs to perform any movement. A physical therapist uses different exercises which help them to connect their brain with their body. They also have a separate department in hospitals for treating those patients who have faced injuries in severe car accidents.

Physical therapy techniques 

The physical therapist uses different methods which include the following

l  Therapeutic Exercises

l  Patient Education

l  Manual Therapy

l  Soft Tissue Mobilization

l  Ice and heat

l  Electrical Stimulation

l  Light therapy

Some of them are described in detail below. 

l  Therapeutic Exercise

It is known as a go-to treatment for the physical therapist. When muscles, joints, and tissues are pushed beyond their limits or torn apart, the physical therapist uses these exercises to treat the patient. These include the range of motions and strengthening exercises.

l  Patient education

In order to recover a patient, the physical therapist teaches a patient some exercises which he/she does at home after the therapy class ends. Apart from that, a physical therapist also corrects sleeping and sitting postures of the patient to help him/her overcome illness or injury.

l  Manual Therapy

This technique involves the manipulation of muscles, stretches, and joint mobilizations. These treatments are given to the patients to overcome their pain, increase range of motions and decrease inflammation

l  Soft Tissue Mobilization

This technique involves the use of massage to allow muscles to relax and tissues to recover.

Conclusion

Physical therapy is also known as rehabilitation science. This branch of medical science is helping countless human beings to overcome their physical injuries and illness.

10 best workout shoes for Women

As women are becoming more health-conscious, the trend of going to the gym and doing a workout is also increasing. Shoes are an integral part of the exercise. The following are the ten best workout shoes for women in 2019.

1. Nike Women’s Free TR focus

Nike Women’s Free TR focus

The top spot is no surprise as we all know that Nike is one of the leading companies when it comes to sports and workout gear. These shoe lightweight because it is made of synthetic material. This enables you to move freely on any terrain helping women to do their mourning jogs without a hassle.

2. Brooks Women Glycerin 15

Brooks Women Glycerin 15

This shoe is made for those women who are more focused on Gymnastics. This shoe is designed for flexibility and it can handle pull and stretch easily because gum rubber is the material used in the sole of the shoe.

3. Great soles Ballet Nonskid shoes

Performing in ballet can be very painful if you slip and fall. So if you want to overcome it, these nonskid shoes are the right choice for you. These shoes have gray circles at the bottom. These gray circles create friction between the feet and the floor.

4. Asics Gel-Nimbus 18s

4. Asics Gel-Numbus 18s

If running is your favorite exercise, then these shoes are for you. These shoes are made from fluid technology. This technology combines stretch mesh with stretch reinforcement. It is available in different colors.

5. Puma Women Tazon 5

Puma Women Tazon 5

Puma is one of the recognized brands of sports gear and shoes. Tazor 5 is a women shoe product of Puma. This shoe is known for its breathability. This shoe was branded as a cross-trainer shoe but it can be used for general exercises also. It is also made of many synthetic materials and it is available in multiple colors.

6. Reebok Women s Crossfit Nano

This shoe is a masterpiece of design. This is Reebok’s most effective shoes created for women. This shoe also uses bubble sole to generate more power with less force also exerted it is the flat shoe to help you in your posture.

7. ASICS WOMEN’S Gel Nimbus 19

This shoe is the follow up of the previous shoe in this list. This shoe helps you relieve tension on the ankle, where your Achilles sits. As you know, these many injuries happen during a workout include this area.

8. Asics Women Gel Cumulus 19

This shoe will make your work a little bit harder in your workout. It has a flat sole, and its shape is like those old shoes your elders use to wear. 

9. Skechers sport women’s Sketch Air

If you are looking for a pair of shoes that are stylish, fashionable and also workout friendly, then this is the right choice for you. These shoes come with flexible sole helping you in your exercise and jogging.

10. New Balance Women WA365 V1

New Balance Women WA365 V1

This shoe is also made of synthetic material and it has a gum rubber sole. This shoe is light in weight and can be used for casual wear.