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What Does Warm up and Cool Down To Our Body??

 What is WARM UP?? A warm-up is a pre-exercise phase that usually consists of low- to moderate-intensity movements and activities. Its main goal is to progressively raise the body's core temperature, pulse rate, breathing rate, and blood supply to the muscles that are in use. The purpose of a warm-up is to get the body ready for more physically and psychologically taxing activities and exercise. Many exercises, including dynamic stretching, light aerobics, and sport-specific drills , are frequently used as part of a warm-up. These exercises improve brain activation, joint mobility, and muscular flexibility. A warm-up also makes it easier for oxygen to reach the muscles efficiently, which enhances energy metabolism and lowers the chance of injury. The warm-up phase facilitates the change from a state of inactivity or rest to one of physical exertion preparation. It is seen as a crucial part of any fitness programme, helping to enhance performance, reduce injuries, and promote gener

What Is TENS( Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulation)?

TENS , or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a pain treatment that uses low voltage electric current to Distract pain signals in your body. TENS is typically done with a TENS unit. Nowadays there are many types of TENS Modalities are available, but the basic principle remains the same. TENS can be portable or with a clinic setup. You attach the pads directly to your skin. When the machine is switched on, small electrical impulses are delivered to the affected area of your body, which you feel like a tingling sensation.The electrical impulses can reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, which may help relieve pain and relax muscles. They may also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers. There are two theories about how transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) works. One theory is that the electric current stimulates nerve cells that block the transmission of pain signals, modifying your perception of

Bad habits that make your weight loss worse.

You tried everything to shed weight, but on the weighing scale, the numbers just weren't dropping. Wonders what you're wrong with? While you need to focus on bigger things, it's the little everyday habits that often get into the way weight loss is achieved. 👉Giving cravings late at night or in the evening is the most common habit that comes in the way people lose weight. You might think a couple of bites are harmless, but they aren't. Several studies show that snacking in the late evening results in poor sleep and obesity. Ask yourself, before heading to the fridge, if you're really hungry or just want to mummy something because you're bored. If you're really hungry, make sure you only consume 100 to 150 calories that would take the edge away from hunger. Better yet, keeping the healthy snacks option is recommended if you're anxious about mumming or immediate hunger. Hold a pack of roasted food or something else near you to satisfy your snaking

Myofascial slings In Physiotherapy

Myofascial slings are in body to Work together to transfer load through the lumbar and pelvic Area. As name says, Myofascial slings are made up of fascia, muscles and ligaments to provide  stability and mobility.  Myofascial slings connect and function together to produce dynamic movement in the body. when the Myofascial slings are working efficiently, they also help us move better, produce more force, and create more speed. The body is a complex system made up of many of these anatomical slings.  Muscles are linked by a fascia within a specific myofascial sling to generate force that transfers load within the pelvis and lumbar spine. Research indicates that it can cause instability when there is a weak component in the sling, resulting in poor performance and injury.  In order to generate and sustain dynamic movement, different muscles and slings will overlap and interconnect. They provide optimum alignment of bones and joints to create movement while myofascial slings function in ha

Choosing between Cold therapy or Heat Therapy !

You have an injury. All you can think about is the pain. Do you reach for the heating pad or the ice pack? Which will help the most? Hot Pack or Cold pack ?  We treat everything from arthritis to pulled muscles to inflammation with ice packs or heating pads. Treating pain with hot and cold can be extremely effective for several different conditions and injuries, and easily affordable.  The tricky part is knowing what situations call for hot, and which calls for cold. Sometimes a single treatment will even include both. Warmth seems inviting, but you know that cold is a very helpful therapy. It may be hard to decipher especially when pain is clouding your mind. Making a thoughtful choice will help you feel better. Making the wrong choice can lead to adverse reactions and more pain rather than relief. Start by knowing when to use each therapy. The simple answer is ice is for injuries; heat is for muscles, chronic pain, and stress. However, that can still be confusing. For instanc

Goniometery in Physiotherapy

The term goniometry is derived from two Greek words, gonia, meaning "angle" and metron, meaning "measurement". A goniometer is an instrument that measures the available range of motion at a joint. Goniometry is the art and science of measuring the joint ranges in each plane of the joint. If a patient or client suffers from a decreased range of motion in a particular joint, at the initial evaluation, the therapist can use a goniometer to evaluate what the range of motion is, and then ensure that the intervention works in subsequent sessions by using the goniometer. There are different types of goniometers; the most used is the standard universal goniometer, which is either made from plastic or metal tools. It consists of a stationary arm, a moving arm, and a fulcrum. The telescopic-armed goniometer, Gravity Dependent Goniometer, fluid goniometer, pendulum, electronic goniometer, and some AI-based Application smartphones are other types of goniometer used for joint ra

Physiotherapy Treatment For Neck Pain

A stiff neck is the most common pain that occurs because of improper positioning of the neck while sleeping or it can be a result of a stressful day at work or any injury or jerk. There’s a difference between a stiff neck and one that hurts so bad that it makes your head spin kind of pain, and it is “bad enough”. Neck pain or a stiff neck are extremely common can affect your life in so many different ways. Whether it be sharp neck pain, dull muscular aches, headache, or an inability to fully move your head, a sore neck can be very frustrating yet it's simple to fix in the majority of cases. When Should You See a Physical Therapist for Neck Pain ? when it’s unbearable you should see a PT. There are many causes of neck pain . It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. After X-rays and physical examination, the Physical therapeutic treatment plan is designed according to your need

Getting The Most Out Of Your Smart devices during workout !

Wearable technology is becoming more accessible and more usable than ever before. There are many different types, such as smartwatches (like your Brand new watch 😏 ), step trackers, heart rate monitors, sleep sensors( In smartwatches), calorie trackers, and assistants for workouts. A characteristic of heart rate monitoring is something that many of them have in common. Apple Watch Series 6 Heart rate can be a very useful tool for tracking cardiovascular health not only during a workout but also overall. You've probably heard, among other terms, terms like " target heart rate ," " resting heart rate ," and " maximum heart rate " but what does that mean? With our current technology, the good news is, all of these will be calculated for you, but it might be wise to know more about them to use them for your benefit.  even advanced watches like the Apple watch ( Recent Series) also Comes with an  EMG-Electro cardiogram.  That is advance in real-t

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PCOS.

PCOS is one of the most complex medical condition around, and unfortunately it isn’t well understood. As a result, women with PCOS aren’t receiving the information that they need to take control of their lives. Instead, they are given the advice to "Just lose weight"  or to take birth control medication. WHAT IS PCOS? PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. It causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess Male hormone(Androgen) levels. Normally the ovaries make huge amount of female sex hormones and small amount of male sex hormones. This helps regulate normal development of egg in the ovaries during each menstrual cycle. In PCOS these hormones get imbalanced and they start making slightly more androgens (male hormones). This causes complete or partial stoppage of ovulation, acne, Hirsutism, and other symptoms.  In PCOS, eggs o

What is stretching? How to stretch properly ?

Stretching is a form of physical exercise   which helps you to increase flexibility in means of mobility-related to Muscle. A physiotherapist uses stretching as a manipulative technic to increase the flexibility of muscles.  What stretching actually does to your body?  Longer immobilization can result in contracture, and sometimes it becomes irreversible. so stretching helps to maintain and develop flexibility for a prolonged period of time. Is it OK to stretch every day?   Stretching works on the flexibility principle and it is totally okay to stretch every day, but at least you should know about proper stretching techniques and it should be done in the proper way. so that it becomes effective. Keep In Mind that doing hard stretches on the rough or uneven floors can damage your Muscle or can cause Pain in joints also. make sure that you are doing Stretching on a Yoga mat or Firm Surface that is Good for your body and Not causing any pain. What is Selective Stretching? Selective

What is Physiotherapy treatment ?

Physiotherapy is now an upcoming broad term in the medical field. Physiotherapy is a very vast field. Did you know there are many Branches of Physiotherapy ? What is physio? do you also have the same question in your mind then let's clear this all,   

Effect of Childbirth on the Pelvic Floor And Physical Therapy

Treatment of pelvic floor impairment has become more visible and accepted in the physical therapy community over the past 10 to 15 years. In 2010, the specialty area of Women’s Health was recognized on a national level at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), at which 60 newly certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialists (WCS) were acknowledged for their achievements.  Advanced and in-depth study of anatomy, including internal muscle assessment, physiology, evaluation, and treatment, is highly recommended for therapists who specialize in this area.