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Breathing Exercises: Types, Techniques and Benefits

Breathing Exercises: Exercises for the lungs also referred to as breathing exercises , are essential for improving lung function and promoting respiratory health. These exercises are intended to strengthen respiratory muscles, increase lung capacity, and enhance the body's ability to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. These breathing techniques are frequently used in medical settings: Diaphragmatic Breathing Pursed lip Breathing Segmental Breathing Diaphragmatic Breathing: The diaphragm , a dome-shaped muscle situated below the lungs, is used actively during diaphragmatic breathing, also referred to as deep belly breathing or abdominal breathing . By fully contracting the diaphragm, this technique focuses on expanding the lower part of the lungs, enabling deeper and more effective inhalation and exhalation. Technique: Look for a quiet location where you can sit or lie down. You can close your eyes to improve relaxation and focus. Put one hand on your upper chest and the other on

Principles of Applying Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic massage has a lot of benefits including Physiological and Anatomical. Generally, the application of any massage stroke involves six elements or considerations, which are depth, speed, rhythm, duration, direction, and frequency. All aspects are included in Principles of Giving Therapeutic massage. Principles of Applying Therapeutic massage Beginning massage therapists will have to consciously work at incorporating these considerations into their massage. With practice and experience, however, these considerations will become second nature, and the mechanical feeling will evolve into one of fluidity.  Depth  Depth or depth of pressure is the amount of force a stroke applies to the tissue. Regardless of what implement is used (thumb, the heel of the hand, or forearm), the amount of force you apply to the tissue depends on the desired result. If the stroke is performed with the intent of spreading lubricant, the depth of pressure will be less penetrating than if the intent is t

Can Physiotherapy help in COVID-19?

Physiotherapists (Physical Therapists) and other clinicians often have direct contact with patients, which makes them susceptible to the transmission of infectious diseases. Physiotherapists are also often first contact practitioners, which means that they are in a position to take responsibility for the early identification of infectious disease and/or managing workload in primary care settings. Key considerations: Stay current - Ensure that you are well-read on current COVID-19 guidance. The WHO and the CDC have good evolving resources, also check with your local authority. Stay calm - Have an objective view of the crisis we are facing. People, for example, staff and patients, may look to you as a leader to provide information to help them make decisions and also provide reassurance that we can take care of them at this time of need. Minimize exposure in your setting - review infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines, practice social distancing, implement tria

Therapeutic massage in Physiotherapy- Types Effect and uses

Therapeutic massage in Physiotherapy- Types Effect and uses