Curbing Down Obesity Safely Through Physiotherapy
prescriptive physiotherapy for weight loss
Physiotherapy is a natural method of treating injuries and physical movement disorders through massage, exercise, equipment adaptation and manipulation. Physiotherapy is given or directed by the specialists called physiotherapist who applies physiotherapy with low intensity in a way to reduce as well as prevent stiffness. It is very common, in medical practice, to apply physiotherapy for weight loss with various procedures after examining the entire medical history of a patient. Patients having any sort of medical illness like high/low blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis and obesity, will be taken more care while prescribing physiotherapy procedures.
Like for the heart patients the ordinary and most commonly prescribed therapeutic exercises, such as swimming, running and bicycling were dangerous to be prescribed. Thus, prescriptive physiotherapy for weight loss program requires a proper medical history examination of a patient prior to the commencement of the therapy.
Physiotherapists examine their subject and decide the nature of physiotherapeutic treatment. They use to treat their patients either through optimal nutrition or through exercise and physical activity. The ways of optimal nutrition treatment adopt a process of treating patients through balance diet chart. In case of additional diseases, other than weight gain, the diet chart or nutritional chart is prescribed after considering all the precautions related to particular ailment. Similarly, treatment through exercise as well as physical activity also consider the medical ailment and a prescription is made after taking care of every precaution required while performing physical activity.
It has taken good care while preparing prescriptions for patients having arthritis as excess or heavy exercise can worsen their bone destruction. Hence, mild exercise is often suggested in such cases mainly followed by a proper diet chat. Correspondingly, people having asthma or blood pressure problem are not suggested to follow the jogging schedule because it can cause a severe attack due to the heavy breathing, as resulted because of a jogging exercise.
Female patients are often prescribed with specific kind of exercises along with proper diet schedule during pregnancy. As pregnancy causes a weight gain, a problem of physical movement also associated with it. Hence, very careful plan of diet and exercise use to be prescribed to a pregnant lady so that she can retain her physical movement by practicing exercises. Diet chart prepared in this situation ensures proper nutrition to both – mother and a baby. Physiotherapy is also prescribed to a woman immediately after her delivery in case of normal delivery and cesarean to retain her movement and to reduce her excessive weight gain.