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LOCOMOTIVE TREATMENTS

Locomotive Treatments deal with problems related to mobility. These treatments increase the flexibility and strength of the muscles for maximised functioning.

Stretching/flexibility exercises, specialised exercise therapies, balance training and strength training are some of the treatments that come under Locomotive Treatments.

Locomotive Treatments

Balance & Proprioceptive Training

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There are sensory receptors on nerve endings in muscles, tendons, etc that relay information about motion and position. These receptors are called proprioceptors and they also trigger certain protective reflexes that aid in preventing injury. Proprioception training is usually given for injured athletes.

Through Balance & Proprioceptive Training, the body is retrained to assume the natural balance and proprioceptive reactions. A subconscious balance & proprioception is important for everyday living and sports.

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Gait/Ambulation Training

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A prolonged illness, injury or surgery may sometimes prevent you from walking normally. Gait training given at First Physio, will help the patients relearn to walk. This training is also given to persons with disabilities to walk comfortably.

We are equipped with latest technological aids for providing walking therapy. Each patient’s gait will be assessed in detail and a gait training plan is developed accordingly. The therapists here at FirstPhysio provide all the support and assistance to help with the mobility of patients.

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Specialised Exercise Therapy

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Each individual’s exercise needs vary depending on their body type. Especially after an injury, the exercise needs are different and have to be monitored by a professional.

We have specialised exercise therapy to restore normal musculoskeletal functions or reducing pain level after an injury or illness. Therapies are designed around the needs of the patients to meet the goals of improving health, function and overall well-being.

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Strength Training

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Strength training strengthens muscles, protects the injured parts and prevents injuries. At FirstPhysio, strength training is given through progressive resistance training.

It is a form of exercise where the strength of the muscle is gradually increased by increasing resistance. This is done using resistance bands, weight machines, free weights etc.

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Stretching/Flexibility Exercises

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Stretching exercises are good for muscle strength and flexibility. Muscles tend to get tightened due to immobilization or spasms. Stretching helps in addressing this as well as providing flexibility to them. They also prevent muscle and tendon injuries.

It is prescribed not only for persons in rehabilitation but for everyone as it promotes overall health and well-being. It is also good for those suffering from arthritis. Our therapists help you in learning stretching exercises and you can reap great benefits out of it.

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Range of Motion(ROM) Exercises

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Sometimes after an injury, illness or surgery, there may be a decrease in movement in an affected part. Range of Motion means how far one can move the joints in different directions. Physiotherapists, after careful assessment, will put the patient on either Passive Range of Motion(PROM) or Active Assisted Range of Motion(AAROM) or Active Range of Motion(AROM) techniques, as a part of the treatment.

PROM exercises are usually done by the physiotherapists without the patient actively doing the activity. AAROM exercises are done by the patients with some assistance from the therapist and AROM exercises are completely done by the patients. These exercises help in balance, the flexibility of joints, strength and pain reduction.

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Myotherapy

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Tight muscles cause pain, eventually. Tightness in the muscles lead to micro trauma and painful trigger points in the muscle. Myotherapy, releases muscle tension and the painful trigger points. It is a therapy that involves manual techniques and massage to help the patient return to a pain-free, healthy state.

Muscle problems such as joint, back, shoulder and neck pain, tendonitis, headaches, migraines, sciatica, sports injuries, pre and post pregnancy pain and chronic pain are some conditions that can be treated using Myotherapy