The man who has defined Physiotherapy to a new level
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Welcome to the world of physiotherapy. With the advent of new technologies in the medical and physiotherapy field, physiotherapy has got a vast role to play in human lives. The daily ergonomic practice of a correct posture and good habits makes way for a healthy and smooth life. Unfortunately we seldom follow them in real; as a result of wrong postures, unhealthy habits and ill-fated accidents we get into trouble. Physiotherapy is a must for rehabilitation process for those conditions.
How many of us in today’s world are suffering from Musculoskeletal disorders? Do we even realize that a variety of conditions affect our bones, muscles and joints.Early diagnosis with physiotherapy treatment helps ease pain and further damage.
Those of you have misconception of its reach and its vastness in the field of medical science must go through this site. Hope this knowledge and information will enlighten you for a better living.
The Services given by Dr. Sil commences from a free consultancy for 10 minutes absolutely free of cost. This is due to the fact that Dr. Sil wants to spread awareness amongst the people of Kolkata and beyond that not to undermine physical therapy as it is proven that a proper diagnosis can lead to the cure of difficult diseases from the root level. Apart from the social aspect to it, Dr. Sil and his team maintains a high level of proficiency and professionalism in addressing the needs of each and every patient, monitoring their conditions, helping and training them with rehabilitation process, improve quality of life and a lot more. The principal services include:
Are you moving poorly because you are in pain? Or are you in pain because you are moving poorly?
Physiotherapy believes in striking at the core of a problem and gives the proper remedy to the patients. First of all, the physiotherapist needs to investigate the root cause of the problem and then go about their remedial plan. A lot of factors need to be addressed while making the treatment plan. These factors act as catalyst to the problem further aggravating it. These are mainly poor posture, bad habits, stress related issues, working at nights, lack of sleep, food habits etc.
He is the one of the greatest professional physiotherapist I have ever met. I am very thankful for the treatment he has provided to me. I wish
I have seen Dr Sil very closely. Beside being a very good physiotherapy consultant, he is a nice person too. I am happy to find him as my colleague.
I have seen Hironmoy for many years, his dedication and untiring effort towards profession makes him unique. He is a gem in real.
Everything is connected and Everything matters!
The Philosophy behind Physiotherapy is to make the physical therapy science extremely simple. What is meant by the above statement that the machine named as a human body responds to the physical therapy in the most scientific method possible.
The Philosophy behind Physiotherapy is to make the physical therapy science extremely simple. What is meant by the above statement that the machine named as a human body responds to the physical therapy in the most scientific method possible. Physiotherapy identifies the root cause of the problems and starts oiling the portions of the body which is not responding or from where the root cause of the medical problems of the body starts from.
Arthritis is the inflammation caused by the breakdown of cartilage in the joints thereby affecting the joints. In simpler terms it can be explained that the joints function smoothly only when the cartilage acts as a lubricant in the joints allowing free movement. Cartilage absorbs all the shock and a breakdown in cartilage will make the bones come in contact with each other causing pain.
Back pain is perhaps the most common problems individuals face in todays life. It is mainly due to improper posture at work place and exertion of the body. The pain originates from the bones and joints from where the various kind of back pain forms like neck pain and the tailbone. Muscle spasms and muscle imbalances are also a common cause of back pain.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammation in the spine that affects the joint bones and causes pain and stiffness in shoulders, hips, and joints. This condition results in acute back and can sometimes result in a spinal protrusion leading to stooped posture. People with family history of this condition are at risk of getting it. The symptoms of this disease include back pain and stiffness often resulting in restricted movements. Fatigue is common in this condition. X-rays and scans are used to determine the extent of damage and deformation of the spinal cord.
The carpal tunnel refers to the narrow tunnel like structure in the wrist where the median nerve is located. The median nerve passes from the forearm to the hand and pressure on this nerve can lead to pain, numbness, weakness or injury to the hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome is commonly found among people who engage in repeated movements of the hand and wrist. This condition can also be caused due to swelling of tendons in this region that can compress the median nerve. The probable causes of this syndrome is advancing age, hereditary factors, wrist injury, rheumatoid arthritis, tumors or fluid retention in the region. Symptoms include pain and numbness in the wrist, restricted finger movements or weakness in the hand.
Cervical Spondylosis is a disorder where the discs which act as a soft cushion between the vertebrae i.e the bones of the neck degenerates. Pressure is created on the nerves as they rub against each other leading to friction and erosion of the bones which might move out of their position leading to considerable pain and disability.
Degenerative discs refers to an injury or damage to a disc in the lower spinal region. Discs act as shock absorbers for the body and helps in preventing damage to the spine by resisting shocks. Injury to these discs is often serious since the condition cannot repair by itself and progressive damage is inevitable. The condition can cause acute lower back pain that restricts movement of the hip and bouts of pain can immobilize the body frequently. Injuries while rotating the back, wear and tear during normal day-to-day activities, and drying up of lubrication in the discs are some of the primary causes behind this disease. Treatment opted for this condition depends on the nature and severity of the damage.
Elbow pain is a common symptom amongst all individuals.One of the most common elbow pains is Tendonitis which is an inflammation and injury of the tendons. Tennis elbows occur in the outer arm for people playing tennis regularly. This process is also called medically as Lateral Epicondylitis. Golfers have injuries to the inner side of the arm joint which is known as the medial epicondylitis. Depending on the type of elbow pain.
Fractures refer to any crack or breakage in the bones. Damage to the bones can occur due to accidents, unnatural force on the body, or falling. People suffering from osteoporosis or bone cancer are more vulnerable to fractures owing to the weakness of the bones. The symptoms of fracture include swelling in the region, intense pain, and immobility of the region. This condition requires immediate medical attention. X-rays are used to diagnose the extent of damage and severity of the situation. The treatment options depend on the diagnosis. Treatment includes immobilising the affected part by the use of braces or slings, surgery to rectify the damage and physiotherapy to relieve pain and strengthen the muscles of the region.
Frozen shoulder occurs when the ligaments in the joint capsule of the shoulder joint becomes inflamed resulting in considerable pain in the shoulder. The indications of frozen shoulder are stiffness in the shoulder and decrease in motion of the shoulders which results in the loss of shoulder movement
Fibromyalgia is condition that causes body pain and general discomfort that is co-related to sleeplessness, fatigue, depression and anxiety. The symptoms are chronic body pain or pain in one part of the body, tenderness in joints, palpitation, weakness, headaches, morning stiffness, restlessness and tiredness. The condition mostly afflicts people in their middle age having arthritis, sleep disorders, anxiety or depression. There are no diagnostic tests to confirm this condition but tender points in the body indicate pain and inflammation in different parts. Treatment involves physiotherpy, massage techniques, exercises and stress relieving procedures that focus on reducing pain and improving the blood circulation in the body.
A smart and qualified physiotherapist looks at the problem eye to eye and tooth to tooth. They do not focus on one area like other disciplines but has an overall assessment of the entire body and then derives the root cause of the problem. Once identified, they go about a detailed plan as to tackle the problem, plans out a rehabilitation program keeping in account the health condition and works as a master craftsman by going step by step to solve the problem.
Hip pain is a common problem associated with pain in the hip joint, leg or pelvic regions. Unnatural bending or overuse of the muscles in the hip area can cause pain and inflammation. Sudden and intense pain in the hip can be due to hip fractures that can be serious. The other causes of hip pain are arthritis, tendonitis, sciatica, sprain, or any other injury to the hip bones. The treatment for this kind of pain depends on their intensity and severity of the injury to the region. Application of heat, pain medication, exercises, physiotherapy and massage can help in relieving pain in this situation. Extreme conditions of pain and immobility need immediate medical attention.
Medial epicondylitis or the golfers elbow is an elbow pain where the golfers have injuries to the inner side of the arm joint. The overuse of the muscles leads to such a phenomenon where the inner ligament of the muscle gets over stretched leading to such a problem. It is a form of tendonitis where inflammation is caused to the tendons attaching the muscles and the bones
Knee pain is the most common occurring pain in a human body. The logic is simple. It is the most used part of the human body. Whether you stand the knee is in the thick of things. The overusing of the knee leads to Knee Pain where it is intermittent in the beginning and worsens with time if left unattended. Doing too much exercise after a length of time also leads to knee pain as too much pressure is exerted on the body too soon.
Lumbar Spondylosis is the condition in which the spondylosis of the spine affects the lumbar region or the area that provides support to the spine. The vertebrae in this region carries much of the body weight and hence is prone to stress and strain. The symptoms include low back pain, tingling sensation caused due to pressure on the lumbar region and inability to stand or walk properly. The diagnosis involves X-rays and CT scans to find out the changes to the bone structure and degeneration that has taken place in the affected area. Depending on the extent of injury and severity of condition, treatment options are chosen. Early stages of this condition can be treated effectively through physiotherapy, massage techniques and lifestyle changes that contributes to muscle strengthening and improved blood circulation in the area. This form of therapy is useful in strengthening the spinal cord, rectifying damages to bones, developing inner strengths of the body to resist and overcome the problem. It also helps in improving flexibility of the body and help in maintaining correct posture for long lasting relief from pain and discomfort. Severe conditions may require prolonged medication and surgical treatment.
Chest Physiotherapy is associated with a range of treatments which improves the respiratory improved oxygen supply to the body of the respiratory muscles and eliminates secretion from the respiratory system. Clearing of secretion from the lungs is an important function conducted through chest physiotherapy. There are a wide range of procedures which are conducted like Percussion and Deep Breathing which depends on the condition of the patients.
Neck pain is a common problem caused due to incorrect posture, straining of muscles in the neck region or viral infections that leads to swelling of the glands in the region. Chronic neck pain can cause much discomfort resulting in stiffness, tenderness, weakness and restricted movement of the neck. Pain can spread to arms accompanied by sharp shooting pains. Most of the times this condition is treatable with the help of some exercises and physiotherapy sessions that provide long term relief from pain, discomfort and immobility caused due to stressing or straining of the neck muscles. This form of treatment is most effective in relieving the symptoms and ensuring that the patient does not have recurrant problem through lifestyle modification and awareness of correct body postures. Extreme pain requires medication and surgical procedures for rectifying the damage done to the tissues.
Post Operative conditions are extremely critical where the patients require good physiotherapy to take care of post operative conditions. It all depends on the type of surgery been done on a patient, the history of the patient while planning a physiotherapeutic rehabilitation program for the patients. Post operative complications normally arise from Common surgeries requiring physiotherapy as post operative care can reduce them considerably and can act as a catalyst for a faster recovery. Complications like wound infection, post-op fever, minor lung collapse known as atelectasis, primary haemorrhage, infection, respiratory problems and a lot more can be dealt with physiotherapy.
Plantar Fasciitis refers to inflammation of the tissue at the base of the foot. The tissue in this region links the heel bone to the toes and often gets stretched or overused leading to swelling, pain and tightening of tendons. This condition is often caused due to over-weight or obesity, problems in foot arch (flat foot) or running for long distances across rough surface. It often leads to difficulty in walking and the pain develops slowly over a period of time. Physical examination of the region may reveal tenderness in the region, swelling and stiffness of the muscles. Treatment of this condition involves pain medications, stretching exercises for the heel, resting, and use of splints to allow the area to heal. Physiotherapic sessions provide long term relief through improved blood circulation and strengthening of muscles for effective results.
Repetitive Strain Injury is the most common injury caused due to occupational hazards by todays young working class. Constant clicking of a mouse long hours in front of the computer causes repetitive strain to the eye and musculoskeletal disorders. This is also known as a Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) which stems up from our repetitive weeks after weeks which causes microscopic tears and can be extremely harmful in the long term. These repetitive tasks also include poor posture, eye problems which can be alarming.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic condition that can eventually result in damage to the joints, disability of the person, and other health complications such as heart disease and osteoporosis. This debilitating disease is accompanied by severe joint pain, swelling, and stiffness that immobilises the person affected. The cause behind this condition is still unknown and is described as an autoimmune disease that can attack any healthy tissue. Diagnosis of this condition involves Rheumatoid factor test, Anti-CCP antibody test, C-reative protein and scans that help in assessing the extent and severity of the disease. Treatment includes long term medications and surgery. Physiotherapy provides gradual relief from the pain and discomfort allowing the patient to move more freely through strengthening of muscles of the affected region. Exercises and therapy sessions can help the disease from progressing and doing further damage to the body.
A rehabilitation program’s time frame is ascertained depending on the condition of the patient and is reviewed periodically. Dr. Hironmoy Sil has a state of the art facility at his clinic which helps him to make a judgment without delaying on the treatment process.
Rotator cuff refers to the four muscles on the shoulder joint that help in movement in this area. Any pain, inflammation, irritation, or injury termed as Rotator Cuff Tendonitis can cause acute pain and discomfort. This condition occurs due to incorrect sitting posture while working, sudden arm movements, repetitive stress to the shoulder muscles, or wear and tear that can affect older people. Most often the cause of this type of injury is sudden jerk or chronic wear and tear that affects the region slowly over a period of time. The condition can affect people of all age groups and demographic profiles. The symptoms of rotator cuff include pain and stiffness in the upper arm and the front of the shoulder resulting in restricted shoulder movement. A physical verification involves X-ray and ultra sound tests to confirm the severity of the damage
Sciatica is a condition that leads to pain, numbness, weakness and tingling in the leg. This is often a result of increased pressure or injury to the sciatica nerve. Sciatica may be caused due to slipped disc, fractures, tumors, or pelvic injury. The symptoms include intense pain and numbness in the affected region. Physical examination of the area may reveal weak reflexes, difficulty in bending or performing normal leg movement. Treatment of the condition depends on the severity of pain and discomfort. Application of ice, pain medications, exercises and physical therapy are common treatment methods for effective relief from pain. Physiotherapy sessions provides long lasting relief from the condition and ensures that the condition does not prolong or recur in future.
Scoliosis indicates the curving of the spine in the middle or side. This abnormal curving of the spine can affect children and adults either from birth or develop in people suffering from weakness of muscles, cerebral palsy or polio. Scoliosis often goes undetected in its earlier stages when the curving is not much visible. Symptoms of this condition include lower back pain, fatigue, uneven appearance of shoulder or hips, or tilting of the body to one side. Diagnosis includes X-ray, CT scan and MRI scans. Treatment depends on the cause, extent and location of the scoliosis.
Slipped herniated disc represents a painful condition in which one disc slips out of position. The discs act as cushions to the vertebrae absorbing shocks and allowing us to move freely. Any injury or strain in this region may cause the discs to slip from their position resulting in acute pain and numbness. Slipped or herniated disc may result in difficulty in performing normal routine work and restrict the movement of the body. There might be loss of sensation in the area accompanied by changes in posture and weakening of muscles. Scans, X-rays and other diagnostic tests help in confirming the gravity of the condition. Treatment involves lifestyle changes through physiotherapy sessions, physical workouts, medications and surgery, if required.
Shoulder aches and stiffness is a common problem afflicting people with poor posture, unhealthy work habits, stress and strain resulting in wear and tear of the shoulder muscles. Shoulder aches or stiffness may be localized or felt down the arm. The symptoms include restricted movement, pain, discomfort or swelling in the area. Most of the times such ache and stiffness can be treated through the application of ice packs and professional massage. Severe pain and discomfort need medical attention to find out the cause and nature of problem afflicting the region. Treatment of such conditions depends on the cause and severity of the problem. Diagnosis of these problems is done through X-ray and scans. Depending on the results of the diagnosis treatment is provided to the patient.
Sprains and strains occur when the muscle of any region is pulled to its extreme or torn while performing some tasks. Stretching the muscles may result in injury and damage to the region causing pain, stiffness and discomfort. This often is caused due to some accident or unnatural movement of the body. Physical examination of the area may reveal swelling, tenderness and redness. Severe conditions may result in muscle spasms. Medical attention is required to ascertain any damage or tearing of internal tissues. Treatment involves pain medication, therapeutic exercises, massage sessions and regular workouts to strengthen muscles and prevent further damage..
Sports injuries refer to injuries and damages caused by exercising or while playing any sport. Accidents, lack of adequate protection while playing or exercising, poor training, low quality equipments or poor physical fitness. Such injuries can result in damages to muscles, bones or tissues, or ligaments. Most common types of sports injuries are fractures, dislocations, pain, inflammations, bruises or sprains. Such injuries can be acute or chronic. Acute injuries refer to sudden pain, swelling, tenderness, or dislocation of joints. These injuries require immediate medical attention and treatment depends on the nature of injury sustained. Chronic injuries refer to pain while doing specific work, dull and persisting pain, or swelling in the region. Treatment involves rest, ice pack, medication, compression and physiotherapy sessions to reduce pain and prevent further damage.
Tendonitis refers to the inflammation of the tendons that are fibrous tissues connecting the muscles to the bones. This condition results in extreme pain in the region caused by sudden jerk or movement of the muscle. Overuseor repetitive stretching may also result in damage to the tendons causing intense pain, restricted movement, swelling and burning sensation in the affected part. The treatment procedure for this condition involves resting of the affected part, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching and exercising the region to improve blood circulation and therapy sessions that help in mobilizing the area.
Tennis Elbow is the inflammation of the muscles in the elbow region caused due to repetitive strains or overuse of these muscles. While tennis players are susceptible to this condition, people who do not engage in this sport can also be affected. The symptoms of this condition include pain, swelling, tenderness, or weakness in the elbow region resulting in limited or painful movement of the elbow. Minor pain and injury can be treated at home by applying ice pack to the region and taking pain relievers. However, severe pain, weakness or discomfort needs medical help to diagnose the cause and extent of damage caused to the elbow muscles. X-rays and scans can help in finding out the extent of damage
Trigger finger is a condition that limits finger movement due to the stretching or straining of the tendons in the region. The flexor tendons stretching from the wrist to the small bones in the fingers can be injured or damaged due to overuse and incorrect work habits. This often leads to thickening of the tendons creating a lump in the palm or causing popping sensation in the fingers. The condition often results in intense pain while moving the finger. A visual examination can confirm the condition and treatment often includes pain medication, injections, rest and physiotherapy sessions to relieve pain and symptomatic causes.
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