Health industry is vast and expanding very quickly. Physiotherapy is a very most crucial and important part of the health industry.
Over the last two decades physiotherapy field has made a lot of improvements and introduced advance and effective techniques which have proven to be very beneficial results for rehabilitation, sports injuries, traumatic injuries as well as post-operative orthopedic conditions. Physiotherapy showed incredible results in brain traumatic injury patients.
As we all know brain injuries leave patients totally dependent, bed ridden or sometimes in a comatose condition. There are so many conditions in neuroscience which don’t have any particular medicinal treatment and it usually long-term medication. Nobody can do prediction for the cure of the condition, there is no time limit for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and cerebral palsy etc. Here, physiotherapy plays an effective role, with the help of physiotherapy techniques and modalities we can rehabilitate the patient with very effective results and make patient independent as early as possible.
In the comatose condition, the patient starts losing body reflexes and tone in the muscles, tendons and ligaments. During this period, if proper physiotherapy treatment is not given to the patient, this may lead to permanent loss of the muscle tone and reflexes in the body.
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In my personal life experience my elder brother got the Brain stem Injury in a road accident ten years ago. He was in comatose condition for 7 days. With god’s grace and the blessings of my family his conditions got better.
When he moved to ICCU (Intensive Critical Care Unit), the physiotherapist would check on him twice a day. He just gave my brother gentle passive movements to maintain the tone and prevent the spasticity in the muscles. With time my brother’s condition got better with the help of medicine and physiotherapy. When we came home, a neurologist advised us to hire a physiotherapist for daily sessions. With the help of physiotherapy treatment my brother’s condition is getting better.
This life experience motivated me a lot to choose physiotherapy as my profession. After I was done with my studies I realised that physiotherapy profession is the only hope for the traumatic brain injury. Physiotherapy treatment protocol results comes early but sometimes it comes later on. Role of a physiotherapist is also to create rapport with clients and family members and also counsel the patients attendants from time to time.
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Sandeep Singh Virdi