Safe and Effective Participation of Youth athlete in Resistance Training

  Today people of all ages are aware of health and fitness. Children and adolescents are active in different fitness and sporting activities that require healthy muscle strength, agility, and balance in their school based sporting activities. So, there is a significant increase in the participation of young athletes in […]

Normal and Abnormal Patterns of Respiration

Respiratory Physiotherapy is an integral part of ay rehabilitation protocol. Respiratory physiotherapy is the foremost therapeutic intervention to any rehabilitation program following prolonged bed rest due to whatever cause of illness or injury or surgical intervention. A proper examination of respiration is crucial for effective respiratory therapy. Usually, four parameters […]

ligaments around knee joint

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

    The knee joint being the joint that plays a key role in weight bearing and mobility, joint integrity or stability is one of the most important concern. Thus, it is imperative to know and test knee ligaments during any knee joint assessment. Among several ligaments around knee joint, […]

The Determination of Anaerobic and Lactate Threshold

Introduction Determination of energy requirements during exercise only on the basis of maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max) is not perfect, Wilmore, Costill and Kenney, (2008). According to studies of Astrand and Rodahl, (1977) and Wilmore, (1977), well trained athletes especially endurance athletes like long distance runners, cyclists may keep their […]

Physiotherapy in Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive form of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue covering different internal organs. The most common lining affected is the outer lining of the lungs and chest wall. Other areas commonly affected are the lining of the abdominal cavity, the sac surrounding the […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Therapeutic Management

Definition Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex debilitating disorder characterized by overwhelming fatigue and other symptoms. This intense fatigue is medically unexplained and is not relieved by bed rest and may become worse by physical and mental exertion. Chronic fatigue syndrome recently has also been called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) […]

Therapeutic Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Fibromyalgia is a complex syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue despite rest or sleep, stiffness, memory impairment and mood disturbances. Exact etiology for the condition is unknown. However, the pathogenesis of FMS is theorized to be a cluster of causes including biochemical, immunological, neurohormonal and physiological abnormalities. These abnormalities […]

Respiratory problems in the child with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) in a child is often known for its varying degrees of movement disorder, positional or mobility issues. However, impaired thoracic mobility causing respiratory issues in the child with CP is one of the major and life threatening problems. The biomechanically coordinated motion of the thorax that occurs […]

Baby’s First Six Months Developmental Milestones Checklist

  One Month Movement/Physical Development Baby can elevate head momentarily with minimum forearm support There is a decreased physiological flexion Cannot hold head, head flops backward if unsupported Keeps hands in tight fists with indwelling thumb most of the time Can track a moving object with head side to side […]