Physiotherapy – The Ambrosia for Whole Body Ailments


Physiotherapy, likewise referred to as physical therapy, is a unified wellbeing profession that utilizes biomechanics or kinesiology. Physiotherapists can enable patients to recuperate from wounds and inabilities going from back pain, neck pain, knees pain to ligament issues.

Physiotherapy to Boost Your Mobility and Strength    

Physiotherapy is also known as Panchakarma according to Ayurveda terms. It is used to improve a patient’s quality of health.

Cleanse and rejuvenate your body through physio-therapy (Panchakarma) is the first step of treating a patient according to Ayurveda.  After removing all foreign and unwanted elements from one’s body through Sweda, Vamana, Virechana etc. and thereby eliminating all unwanted elements from the human body, oil massage is applied all over the patient’s body for about 14 days continually.  This process will remove all muscular, joint, and bone borne diseases and thus convert you into a juvenile.  A soothing change is felt.  

Panchakarma is the ultimate detoxification of body and mind.

Why Physiotherapy?

One of the most ancient martial art forms “Kalaripayattu”, Originated from Kerala even precedent to “Kung-fu” and “Karate” apply more than three months of oil massage or physiotherapy treatment to the practitioners every year.  This facilitates the flexibility of the whole body and the practitioners can move about or fly in the air with lightening ease.  

Kathakali, the performing arts is a classical artefact of Kerala origin.  It is acknowledged as the only total theatre in the world.  Each actor participating in a Kathakali performance should have profound practice and artistic perfection in two factors of artistry:

1.  Natya (Satvic action – pure action), and

2.  Nrutya (dance)

Of the above, Nrutya is performed according to the strict rules prescribed in tune with the beating of the drum and timpani etc. The tempo and the rhythm of the dances differ according to the character and situation.  The feminine dance is called ‘lasya’, the most scintillating one and the male characters dance in various tempos ranging from slow motion to ‘Ashtakalasa’, eight vibrant and different rhythms warranting the violent movements.  To enable the artists to adapt their body according to the rhythm, a rigorous Physiotherapy is applied to the artistes continuously for several months during monsoon.  

Benefits of Physio (Panchakarma)

Panchakarma (physiotherapy) treatment combines the goodness of both oils and heat providing the body and mind with numerous amazing benefits.  Some of the physiotherapy benefits are as follows:

. Improves overall blood circulation

. Strengthens immunity system

. Completely rejuvenate body

. Keep diseases at bay

. Aides in quick healing of fractured bones, improves muscle advancement

. Reduces stress, anxiety and tension, improves skin quality

. Physiotherapy for back pain improves joints and muscles of the spine

. Eliminate nervous weaknesses and disorders

. Treats paralysis, arthritis and rheumatic diseases

. Helps in diabetes, asthma and even in tuberculosis 

However, it is very important to consult an authentic Ayurveda doctor before undergoing any physiotherapy treatment.

Physiotherapy: How to Become a Physiotherapist?

In India BSc Physiotherapy course which can be purse after the completion of class 12. BPT degree course has a duration of 4.5 years. After the Successful completion of the Physiotherapy course, the pursued candidate can receive an average starting salary of 2 – 8 Lakh per Annum.

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