Physiotherapy also known as physical therapy, by using mechanical force and movements (bio-mechanics or Kinesology) Manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function. Physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention, and patient education. It is performed by physiotherapists.
addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical
therapy profession include research, education, consultation and
administration. Physiotherapy services may be provided as primary care
treatment or alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services.
Physiotherapy – Sports :
Physiotherapists are closely involved in the care and well-being of athletes including recreational, semi-professional (paid) and professional (full-time employment) participants. This area of practice encompasses athletic injury management under 5 main categories:
- acute care –
assessment and diagnosis of an initial injury;
- treatment –
application of specialist advice and techniques to encourage healing;
- rehabilitation –
progressive management for full return to sport;;
- prevention –
identification and address of deficiencies known to directly result in, or act
as precursors to injury, such as movement assessment.
- education – sharing of
specialist knowledge to individual athletes, teams or clubs to assist in
prevention or management of injury.
who work for professional sport teams often have a specialized sports
certification issued through their national registering organisation. Most
Physical therapists who practice in a sporting environment are also active in
collaborative sports medicine programs too.
To be physically fit means to be in a state of health and well-being. Physical fitness is defined as the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist disease and to react to emergency situations.
A person who is fit is capable of living life
to its fullest
extent. Physical and mental fitness play very important roles
in your lives and people who are both, physically and mentally fit are less
prone to medical conditions as well.
There are four types
of fitness that are important to incorporate into your physical activity
- Anaerobic exercise.
- Joint flexibility.
- Muscular endurance and
Physical activity or exercise can improve your
health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes,
cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have
immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can
improve your quality of life.
Somya Rout :
Somya is a sport physiotherapist and has worked with Odisha Ranji Team, Indian Football team, All India Football Federation and India U-16.
He has a previous experience of working with Sports Authority of Gujarat
and Orissa Cricket Association and at Ranji, Odisha.
He studied at Goutham College of Physiotherapy, Bengaluru and did his graduation at Stewart School, Cuttack.
He is the
co-founder of Stairs Physiotherapy and Fitness at Bengaluru. It is a fantastic
physiotherapy & fitness centre that helps one get stronger, respect your
body better and help you achieve your goal. A space to workout, get fitter and
achievements – Somya Rout :
Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy (Rajiv Gandhi
university of health sciences) Karnataka.
PG in clinical research.
Certified Manual therapist.
Certification in Sports Science (Apollo
Strength and conditioning (Exercise and sports
sciences International consultancy).
Member of Indian Association of
Certified Physiotherapist at Asian Football
Confederation Physiotherapy course at ASPETAR ( Qatar)
He has worked with :
Odisha Ranji Team for 3 years
Micheal Bevan (tour to Australia) 2009-2012
The Indian Football team U 16
SAFF Championship ,Gold
Asian Football Qualifiers in Kuwait.
India U19 SAFF Championship Nepal ,Runners up
Asian Championship Trophy Malaysia.
Head Physiotherapist Sports Authority of
Indian Football team Indian Football team U 16 Malaysia.
Physical fitness :
fitness is a
state of health and well-being and
more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Physical
fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise and sufficient rest.
the industrial revolution, fitness was defined as the capacity to carry
out the day’s activities without undue fatigue. However, with automation and
changes in lifestyles physical
fitness is now considered a
measure of the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work
and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist hypokinetic disease and to
meet emergency situations