What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a branch of health science which aims to cure and prevent various disorders of human body as well as restore quality of life through exercise, daily activity modification and physical modalities.

Do you know that Physical Inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death in the world? Increasing urbanization in Nepal and lack of public parks and playgrounds have been associated with reductions in overall physical activity in adults as well as increased television viewing among children. It is very important to understand that the more your move, the more you become healthy as your body is designed to move.

Recent scientific studies have concluded that regular exercise and adequate physical activity can reduce the risks of following diseases by significant proportion:

  • Colon cancer (30-40%)
  • Hypertension (26-28%)
  • Breast cancer (20-30%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (20-30%)
  • Stroke (20-30%)
  • Heart and blood vessel disease (20-35%)


Benefits of exercise:

  • Improves flexibility, strength and function of muscle
  • Improves fitness and restores quality of life
  • Reduces risks of fall
  • Makes your heart healthy and bones stronger
  • Helps to lose your weight
  • Prevents Non Communicable Diseases like Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity etc
  • Reduces psychological stress and depression
  • Reduces or removes underlying pain


Who is a Physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist is a qualified expert in movement and exercise with a sound knowledge of your body and a clinically trained health professional to identify any disorders that may obstruct your pathway to healthy life. By prescribing exercise and modifying your lifestyle and environment, a physiotherapist can help you move all the time pain free, stress free and disease free.

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