“Avoid bending forwards” and “Stop lifting heavy loads.”

“Always bend your knees when you lift something from ground.”

Does this sound familiar to you?

Well, let me tell you that this is a myth. Yes, you read it right! Let me explain this.

A software guy with sedentary lifestyle and long hours of working walks into the clinic and tells us he has a slipped disc problem since years; and presently he is suffering from low back pain which radiates down the right leg. During examination when he is asked to bend forward and touch his toes, we find that he can barely touch his lower thigh; reason being that he has never attempted to bend forward since last 10 years. Can you believe this?

On further history taking the client tells us that he had an episode of low back pain when he was a teenager and the doctor asked him to stop bending forward as this would exacerbate his symptoms.

Looks like the doctor forgot to tell him when was he supposed to “Stop exercising this caution!!

After few clinical tests we reach to a diagnosis which tells us that his pain is pure mechanical in nature which is arising from myofascial tightness and stiff low back. His low back needs specific exercises and movements instead of being protected in a soft cotton roll.

Our spine is designed in a way so that it is able to carry heavy loads in multiple directions every day.

Ever seen those amazing people on TV who can pull an entire truck with their teeth? These people have strong and stable neck muscles which absorb and distribute the loads evenly on the spine.

Now, how is this even achieved?

Answer to this question lies in Stability.

Stability of spine under loads is the single most essential aspect of avoiding pain in any part of spine. Spondylosis, Spondylolisthesis, Annulus tears, Spurs, Ligament tears can be prevented if a spine has good stability. Stability is the ability of spine, under physiologic loads, to limit displacement in order to avoid pain and protect spinal nerves. Spine alone cannot achieve this alone. There are discs, numerous ligaments, muscles and fascia attached to and surrounding the spine which make this possible. Stronger the supporting structures, higher the loads a spine can carry. Tight or lengthened musculature do not allow your spine to move or distribute loads appropriately, leading to low back pains or slipped discs.

We at Physioactive, not only diagnose and treat the cause of your back pain but also give you tips on preventing it from occurring again in future. We have the best and most advanced technology available in physiotherapeutic arena namely Alter G, Decompression Spinal Therapy, Therapeutic Laser Class IV and shockwave therapy which can help you in your recovery from pain and getting back to your routine. You will receive individualized exercise routine which has to be followed by you at your home.

 

Our philosophy is to get you back to your functional self, instead of restricting you from doing your desirable activities.

Visit Physioactive and keep your spine free from pain.

By- Dr. Anjana Aggarwal ( P.T.)
PhysioActive

If you are in search of treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery or you are planning for physiotherapy in Gurgaon, then you must be desperately looking for effective physiotherapy, for long or short term care, after surgery or injury?

It is highly recommended to take an appointment from Dr. D. M. Manoj a well experienced physiotherapist in Gurgaon who needs no introduction. He has received BEST PHYSIOTHERAPIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 from Health Care Today. He is director of Physioactive the wellness hub in Gurgaon.

Dr. D. M. Manoj specializes in Sports Injury Management, Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations. His Qualifications include Masters in Physiotherapy (Sports Medicine); Dr. D M Manoj has been associated as a lifetime member of IAP. He is a renowned rehabilitative therapist certified in Spinal and Peripheral manipulation (Osteopathic and Chiropractic) and Dry needling.

He has also worked as a Team Physiotherapist at the ‘Indian Women’s Hockey team’ for the 15th Asian games.

Dr. D. M. Manoj is currently the Founder of Mudraa Physical Therapy, Orthopedic and Sports Injury Rehab Clinic in Gurgaon and a consulting Physiotherapist and Controller at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon.

Dr. D. M. Manoj offers a holistic as well as integrative approach for evidence based assessment and management of orthopedic, musculoskeletal, sports injuries, neuromuscular, cardiac & pediatric conditions. His experience as physiotherapist at Indian Women’s Hockey Team, Indian Tennis Association, National Martial Arts Team, Ramkrishna Hospital Andhra Pradesh & Christian Medical College, Vellore speaks volume about his skills and capabilities.

Dr. D. M. Manoj at Physioactive wellness hub uses highly advanced Physiotherapy & Occupational therapy treatment and each patient benefits from his detailed evaluation/assessment and individualized treatment plan with the use of latest equipments, technology and manual therapy. The ultimate goal of Dr. D.M. Manoj is to make each patient functioning better at home, work & other social settings. Dr. D.M. Manoj teaches patients about their conditions and what to do to minimize their symptoms and maximize their function & he considers this as an important part of each patient’s rehabilitation program.

Dr. D. M. Manoj is a healthcare professional with tremendous sensitivity, tact, and patience to listen to patient’s problems and contribute to wellbeing through dedication and sincere efforts. He has established track record in providing quality treatment to patients by demonstrating superior clinical excellence. After visiting Dr. D.M. Manoj at Physioactive wellness hub you will realise total renovation and boost in your confidence.

For taking appointments call 0124-4659090 / 9971799090 or visit www.physioactiveindia.com

Who hasn’t seen a Sportsperson on TV being taken off the field with an injury? It can be quite frustrating, and at times, debilitating for any person taking part in any form of sports, whether recreational or professional, to get back to field after sustaining a sports related injury.

Sports Rehabilitation encompasses all the three facets –

  1.  Emphasis on injury prevention by employing adequate and appropriate   techniques – Sports Fitness or Sports Specific Training;
  2.  Physical and functional recovery from the sports injury;
  3.  Reconditioning of body, identification of and management of any limitations, and judicious follow-up while the patient returns to the sports activity.

Sports fitness or sports specific training is a domain of sports rehabilitation incorporating core exercises in various formats, agility drills, medicine balls, resistance bands and balance and proprioception exercises, neuro-muscular training which specifically mimic certain sports specific tasks (e.g. throwing, punching, serving, etc.). The objective of fitness regime adopted now isn’t just raw power or speed – it is the transfer of that exercise to improved performance and yield results on the field; idea here is that instead of simply performing a squat with more weights or becoming a faster sprinter, the athlete will train in and master the specific activity of their sport during their gym workout, while simultaneously working with a physical therapist to fix any imbalances or weak points that they might have developed over time.

Sports-specific training also means perfecting the motor patterns and actual technical skill required on the field, which might mean working with a coach and a physical therapist to perfect one’s body mechanics during a golf swing or a serve in tennis for example. It’s not about just going through the motions, but rather performing those motions correctly to plug any biomechanical “force leaks” or prevent future injuries.

Participating in sports can often lead to severe trauma or chronic, long-term pain caused by stress on the joints. Either way, the injuries can result in lasting damage. Repetitive movement injuries (e.g. – hitting a tennis ball, swinging a golf club); stretched or torn ligaments and tendonsin the groin, shoulders, ankles, and knees – which might or might not be repaired surgically, back strain; and post-surgical rehabilitation are the four key areas where a Physical therapy is essential for appropriate, adequate and a faster recovery and return to sporting activity and a normal life. If casts or braces are used for an extended period of time, the limb is immobilized which can cause dramatic muscle loss, also some patients develop Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy – Therapy can be effectively used to help the athlete regain their strength much faster and in a way that increases range of motion and improves flexibility.

At Physio Active, we have facilities like Alter – G (Anti-gravity treadmill), Wireless – Pro Functional muscle stimulation machine, latest Shockwave therapy, Dry- Needling and Kinesio-Taping specialists for comprehensive Sports Rehabilitation. Our consultants effectively evaluate and supervise sports fitnessregimens specific to the sports, and are well experienced and equipped to manage all kinds of sports injuries and rehabilitationprograms specific to them. Furthermore, we instill in our patients the need to train correctly for each kind of sports so as to bring out the best of performances without sustaining any injuries; the motto being “perfect practice makes you perfect.”

By – Dr. Prabhleen Khurana (P.T.)

PhysioAcive

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