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Physiotherapy: Modalities and patient profile

GURMEET SINGH SARLA.

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Background: Physiotherapy is integral part of management of chronic or acute pain due to soft tissue, cartilage and bony injuries.
Objective: The aim of the study was to describe the profile of patients and the patterns of physiotherapy services delivered to the patients in the form of physical modalities and exercises.
Methods: A retrospective record review was performed and records of 1348 patients who reported to the department of Physiotherapy at a border static hospital during a period of one year to include the demographic information, presenting complaint and diagnosis, physiotherapy technique used and month of presentation.
Results and Conclusion: The results showed that the most common age bracket requiring physiotherapy was between 41-50 years of age. The gender distribution of the patients requiring consultation and treatment by a Physiotherapist was almost equal. Twin peaks were observed of increased attendance at the department of Physiotherapy during the summer months of April and May and also during the winter months of December and January. The majority of the patients were having symptoms in the form of pain related to lower back, neck and knee. The most frequent modality of treatment offered by the Physiotherapist was in the form of active and passive exercises followed by Short wave diathermy, Interferential therapy and wax bath with a significant improvement in the symptoms.

Key words: Physiotherapy, Diathermy, Interferential therapy, Wax bath, Traction


 
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SARLA GS, . Physiotherapy: Modalities and patient profile. NMJ. 2020; 9(1): 31-36. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000180


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SARLA GS, . Physiotherapy: Modalities and patient profile. NMJ. 2020; 9(1): 31-36. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000180



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SARLA GS, . Physiotherapy: Modalities and patient profile. NMJ. (2020), [cited July 01, 2020]; 9(1): 31-36. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000180



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SARLA, G. S. & (2020) Physiotherapy: Modalities and patient profile. NMJ, 9 (1), 31-36. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000180



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SARLA, GURMEET SINGH, and . 2020. Physiotherapy: Modalities and patient profile. Narayana Medical Journal, 9 (1), 31-36. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000180



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SARLA, GURMEET SINGH, and . "Physiotherapy: Modalities and patient profile." Narayana Medical Journal 9 (2020), 31-36. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000180



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SARLA, GURMEET SINGH, and . "Physiotherapy: Modalities and patient profile." Narayana Medical Journal 9.1 (2020), 31-36. Print. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000180



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SARLA, G. S. & (2020) Physiotherapy: Modalities and patient profile. Narayana Medical Journal, 9 (1), 31-36. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000180








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