Role of Physiotherapy in Women Health Care

Did you understand that there are Physiotherapists who focus on women’s health care? Sadly it’s a nicely kept secret and plenty of women only find out approximately these professional offerings after problems start occurring, after childbirth or after a referral from their doctors.

According to research statistics Indian consensus, almost 48.5% of the total population is females, with 48.1% stays in urban and 48.6% in rural areas. Due to current lifestyle or work-related issues illnesses are increasing in female population leading to a range of complex health issues like Knee arthritis, Back pain, Pregnancy-related complications, Pelvic floor dysfunction, Obesity, PCOD, Injury, Trauma or illness and the most important of all the lifestyle changes associated with the normal physiological process- middle and old age, Menstruation, Menopause, Osteoporosis significantly affects the women’s body at alarming hormonal changes. Most of the women assume that this is a normal process and they should adapt themselves accordingly and continue with their routines as very little can be done. In many instances, that is not the case. Many Government and private organizations have now become active in providing the women health by many awareness programs to rural as well as urban areas.

Physiotherapy defined as a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain, and maximize their physical strength, function, motion, and overall well being by addressing various physical issues. Keeping women’s health care in mind Physiotherapy has added another horizon of achievement in its branches by playing a vital role in women’s health care.  It has increased its role in health care concerns with females across their life spans and has shown great results in all age groups showing benefits from the various rehabilitation programs.

Women’s Health Care Physiotherapy aims at the assessment and planned therapeutic treatment specific to various health problems affecting women of all age groups, with complete knowledge of the physiological differences and the impact of hormonal changes on their well being. Considering the various health concerns of women are as widespread as the role of women themselves in all phases of life and can include everyone from young athletes to postmenopausal women. Most women can attest that we are just built differently than men. From differences in hormones to the unique stresses from pregnancy, our bodies go through a lot in a lifetime.  A physiotherapist understands this and many will be surprised that a physio works with many female related disorders these are;

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Mensuration related disorders
  • Pre and Post pregnancy physiotherapy
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • PCOD
  • Obesity-related ailments like back pain or knee pain
  • Frequent Urination
  • Loss of bladder /bowel control when laughing or sneezing
  • Weakened core strength

A thorough assessment and well-designed exercise program by a physiotherapist is required to prevent these health issues in women across the life span. Numerous exercises and techniques to treat conditions specific to women like muscle training -improving muscle patterns and Strengthening weak pelvic floor muscles, Exercise therapy helping improve endurance, flexibility strength and mobility, Manual therapy focuses on soft tissue and joints mobility and Electrotherapy modalities like electrical stimulation, Therapeutic ultrasound, etc to reduce pain and stiffness.

Women Physiotherapy Health Care empowers women to recognize how their bodies work and take charge of their well being.”

Dr. Priyanka Rishi
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Physiotherapy
SGT University

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The Art Which No One Can Teach But Feel – Physiotherapy

Faculty of Physiotherapy made its way to the Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University in the year 2013. Physiotherapy is one of the most popular courses in modern medicine worldwide. It is a health caring profession that views human movements as central to the health and wellbeing of the people. SGT University is also a member of the Indian Association of Physiotherapy. The Faculty of Physiotherapy added another feather in its cap with the inclusion of a Ph.D. course in Physiotherapy in 2014.

The core skills used by Physiotherapists include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electrotherapeutic modalities. Physiotherapy is a branch of science that aims at the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability or by any other disease process. Physiotherapists are key players in the health care system today. They help in restoring and improving movements, keeping patients healthy, fit and active thereby improving the quality of life. They also play an important role in avoiding surgery and long term use of medications.

Why Physiotherapy at SGT University?

Faculty of Physiotherapy is a department that focuses on opportunity and achievement, a place where students are encouraged and supported to excel. With the effortless support of its expert and qualified faculty members, visionary management and excellent infrastructure entrench perseverance and a never-say-tired spirit from academics to co-curricular activities is in the heart of every student that is not only making them good physiotherapists but also good human beings.

  • At SGT University, students are provided with scholarships that have excellent academic records and outstanding achievements
  • The curricula followed is innovative and job oriented
  • A strong Advisory board acts as a guiding force for all-round development of the Institute
  • 100% placement assistance is provided to the students having a strong academic record
  • Collaboration with renowned hospitals and organizations for students’ training and Internship programs.
  • The Course Curricula of Faculty of Physiotherapy is specially designed to bridge the skill gap and make the students ready for the industry
  • Students are given intensive training in employability skills and are also indulged in Personality development classes

Student exposure

  • Students are provided Industrial internships
  • Hands-on practice with real patients at SGT Hospital
  • Industry exposure through visits, inviting renowned physiotherapists/experts to deliver lectures/seminars

Career Prospects

University, adjudged as one of the best universities in North India, students are given ample opportunities to enhance their skills at the industry level. There are many fields where a physiotherapist can excel namely –

  • Physiotherapists can practice in many Government Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Practice privately
  • Health and Wellness clinics
  • Health institutions
  • Physiotherapist with various sports teams
  • Geriatric core homes
  • Physiotherapists are also involved in medical-legal field serving as an expert and performing peer reviews

The vision and mission of our university have added thrust to research and the department is well on the way to make its mark as a world-class institution of learning, research, and quality patient care.

SGT University has long been distinguished for excellence in professional education. The University is home to some of the top-ranking institutions across diverse disciplines and excellence.

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