Therapy

Physiotherapy in Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue injury is a common part of our life. You may walk very slowly but still can twist your ankle. Most of us ignore this kind of things until it creates a big problem. Any kind of soft tissues need an intensive care for a good healing so that in future it shouldn't cause any secondary problems. Physiotherapy has a great role to facilitate a good healing process, minimize secondary changes...

Treating Depression: Patients were not Healing With the First Medicine That I Tried had A Good Chance of Success The Second Time

Treating Depression: Patients were not Healing With the First Medicine (AP) - The largest study ever done on treating depression has found that patients were not healing with the first medicine that I tried had a good chance of success the second time. A third of those who added or changed medication were healing from illness mill which is in first place in the American mental health problems, researchers said. This is good news, but overall is more encouraging, say...

Physiotherapy Intervention for Patients with GBS

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) What is GBS? GBS is short for Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). It is an acute autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system in which the nerves in the arms and legs become inflammed and stop working. Who can get GBS? This syndrome can affect either sex at any age, more common between 20-50 years. It is found world wide and in all seasons. The illness is neither hereditary nor contagious....

Urine Therapy

Urinetherapy is a technique which consists in the ingestion of Urine or its application on the skin through compresses, rubbing or immersion baths. Even though a large number of westerners, who are used to modern medicine might resist this thesis, it is important to note that it is a very ancient practice with proven efficiency as documented in many civilizations through time. It was used in...

When You Lose A Loved One, Allowing Yourself Time to Grieve will Help

When You Lose A Loved One, Allowing Yourself Time to Grieve will Help Every one of us has experienced the loss of a loved one. Sometimes death occurs suddenly, as the result of an accident. While other times it takes place over a long period of time due to chronic illness or aging. Either way, there are few things more emotionally painful than losing a loved one. When a death occurs, family and friends are immediately bombarded with an array of emotions and a...

Occupational Therapy for Children with Autism

Occupational Therapy is a health care profession. Occupational therapy provides treatment by using different types of purposeful activities, therapeutic exercises, special equipment, and skills training and by environmental modification. An Occupational Therapist help individual to reach their maxium level of function and independence that are physically and mentally ill. Occupational therapist...

Colorado State & National Mental Health Information Resources

COLORADO RESOURCES: Mental Health Association of Colorado 6795 E. Tennessee Avenue, Suite 425 Denver, CO 80224 Phone: (303) 377-3040 FAX: (303) 377-4920 The Colorado Psychological Association 1660 S. Albion Street, Suite 712 Denver, CO 80222 (303) 692-9303, administrative offices (303) 759-6124, referral line Colorado Chapter of The National Association of Social Workers (N.A.S.W.) 6000 E. Evans...

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Heroin

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Heroin Slang - Smack, Horse, Mud, Brown Sugar, Junk, Black Tar, Big H, Dope, Skag Get the Facts… Heroin affects your brain. Heroin enters the brain quickly. It slows down the way you think, slows down reaction time, and slows down memory. This affects the way you act and make decisions. Heroin affects your body. Heroin poses special problems for those who inject it because of the risks of HIV, hepatitis...

Banana Peel Help to Combat Depression

Banana Peel Help to Combat Depression Banana peel can combat depression and protect the retina, according to a new survey, taken by news agency ANI. Researchers from the Chung Shan University in Taiwan have discovered, after two years of testing, the shell yellow banana is rich in serotonin, substance responsible for regulating mood. It is assumed that a low level of serotonin in the brain may cause depression, even if until now...

Arthritis is Not Just a Condition your Grandmother Gets

Arthritis is Not Just a Condition your Grandmother Gets Disease devastates the lives of the young and old, men and women "One day you can tie your shoes, the next day you can't bend over." It is probably no surprise to hear those words come from someone with arthritis. What may be unexpected is that they come from Suzanne Redding, a 28-year-old woman who has waged a daily battle with the painful disease since being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid...

Occupational Therapy for Stroke Patients

There is a widespread tendency in the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered a stroke to focus attention on problems which can actually be seen. Failure to recognize the problems which we cannot see directly will lead to disappointment and frustration for therapist and patient in the rehabilitation programme. Success is dependent on the recognition of the problems and the inclusion of...

Stress Basics

What is Stress? Definition: a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation. Stress is tension or pressures that are a natural part of living our lives. Changes and events in our lives (getting married, illness, changing jobs) are a major source of stress. Pressures and tension from both good and bad changes can trigger our...

Occupational Therapy for Diabetic Patient

Medication is not enough to make a diabetic patient feel good and live a full life. Exercise has the potential to control the diabetes by non-medical means, reduce the severity of the disease, and significantly reduce the risk of long-term complications. Diabetes is a condition where the body has trouble taking glucose from the blood and delivering it to the rest of the body so that it can be...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

For over hundreds of years the use of increased atmosphere pressure and higher oxygen concentration for what has intrigued many scientists, physicians and people at large. In 1662, Henshaw built the first sealed chamber with compressed air with 21% oxygen. It was used to treat different illnesses such as inflammation, scurvy, arthritis and rickets. Others used similar chambers or rooms to treat...

Physical Medicine and Physiotherapy

Physical medicine is the branch of healing arts that serves in the rehabilitation of people with injuries or diseases affecting muscles, joints, nerves and bones. Physical medicine utilises physical procedures such as heat, cold; massage or mechanical devises to diagnose disease or to treat disabled and help rehabilitation. Physical therapist works under the direction of a physician to administer...

Non-Surgical Approach to Low-Grade Prostate Cancer Does Not Affect Life Span

Non-Surgical Approach to Low-Grade Prostate Cancer Life span is decreased without surgery for high-grade prostate cancer patients. Men aged 65-75, treated conservatively for low-grade localized prostate cancer, probably will not die any sooner than similar members of the general population; however, men diagnosed with high-grade tumors often have a 6-8 year loss of life expectancy when treated with conservative therapy, according to an article...

Menstrual Cycle Dysfunction

Menstrual Cycle Dysfunction During the past few decades, increasing numbers of women of all ages have been participating in sports, at both recreational and competitive levels. Most girls and women derive significant health benefits from regular physical activity. They can achieve the same training effects as do men, such as decreased blood pressure, lowered heart rate, and improved aerobic capacity, as well as decreased...

Healing Hopes

As recently as the 1980s, people hardly dared mention to their doctor that they were seeking alternative therapy. Today, more than half of GPs recommend complementary medicine to their patients. However, there is only patchy evidence that most complementary medical systems actually work. Toby Murcott touches on some of it in this excellent overview of the subject. Even if he is somewhat...

Men: Examining Your Testicles May Save Your Life

Men: Examining Your Testicles May Save Your Life A complete testicular self-exam takes just three minutes or less, and it could save your life. You should do it monthly. After a warm bath or shower, hold your scrotum, and gently roll each testicle between your thumb and your first two fingers. Feel for any firm, hard, or fixed lumps, nodules, or irregularities inside the testicle itself. Most abnormalities are found at the front side of the...

Individual Physiotherapy

Massage Massage, or the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body by the therapist's hands, although a limited part of physiotherapy and not used as widely as formerly, is still of great value if used with discretion. It consists of sustained pressure and relaxation of the tissues; it may be brisk and stimulating if required to produce expectoration; or gentle and soothing when used to induce...