Health Plus Shifted to a new facility at No. 281, North Janatha Road, Palarivattom with more parking facility, easy to find the place.
The Team Health Plus
A highly skilled physiotherapy professionals will work together to help you achieve your personal goals & reach your maximum potential.
How Can We Help You?
People living with a wide range of conditions and illnesses can benefit from Health Plus services. These include:
Orthopedic and Neurological Conditions like: Lumbar & Cervical Spondylosis, Arthritis, Back & Neck Pain, Cerebral Palsy, Frozen shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Diabetes & Related Conditions, Hand Injuries, Osteoporosis, Spinal Dysfunction (Scoliosis), Sports Injuries, Stroke Paralysis / Hemiplegia, Fibromyalgia, Post Surgical Fracture Management, Obesity
Individualized Care Plans
The team of professionals at Health Plus will work with you and your physician to develop an individualized care plan to best meet your goals. Health Plus communicates regularly with you or with your physician, providing regular updates on your progress.
Professional and Caring @ Health Plus
Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, a condition due to which it is difficult to comb your hair, difficult to put your dress on and pain if lying to the affected side.
Usually it affects people between 40 - 60 years of age, ladies are more affected and it start with pain while doing activity or lifting heavy objects or a heaviness to shoulder. This is commonly seen in patients with diabetes, after heart surgery or a history of previous shoulder injury.
It is always better to take pain medication or muscle relaxants to reduce to severe pain. you can apply heat fermentation at night to reduce discomforts. Positioning of the hand is very important to reduce worsening of condition.
WORLD PHYSIOTHERAPY DAY TALK ON MANORAMA NEWS CHANNEL ON SEPTEMBER 08, 2016
Health Plus provides the best physiotherapy services in Kochi City, we have our physiotherapy centers at Palarivattom, Convent Raod, Nettoor, Kakkanad, Tripunithura & Changanassery.
We use Hands on physiotherapy methods to reduce paniful conditions like Low Back Pain, Computer use related neck pain, arthritis, ankylosing spondylosis, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder and other related shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries.etc.
Physiotherapy is a best treatment method for curing troubles like neuromusculoskeletal conditions using its variety of treatment methods like ultrasound therapy to reduce pain and inflammation, IFT, TENS to reduce pain and increase strength, Joint mobilizations to improve range of motions etc.
Strengthening exercise program help elderly people to prevent from fall and recover from stroke hemiplegia and other brain and spinal cord related conditions
Poor posture while sitting or standing can lead to persisting neck & back pain. Round shoulder or protruded abdomen can lead to tightness of certain muscles and weakness of certain muscles.
At Health Plus we use a unique treatment protocol for the management of Neck & Low back Pain, this include a through assessment, body postural analysis, identification of weak and tight muscles, range of motion evaluation.
Followed by soft tissue mobilization, articlular mobilization, strength and stretching exercises, core stabilization program. Patient education, Clinical taping, Electotherapy techniques like IFT, Ultrasound, Moist heat etc.
We teach core stabilization exercises to improve balance and pelvic stability.
Our therapists are trained in managing all types of Neck & Low Back Pain.
On requirement we arrange expert orthopedic or neurologic consultations.
On the occasion of the RSI Awareness month in FEBRUARY, HEALTH PLUS PHYSIOTHERAPY AND PAIN CLINIC, KOCHI is interested in conducting an awareness programme to educate employees about the causes and possible prevention of repetitive strain injuries due to prolonged computer use.
In this programme, we are aiming to develop awareness among employees regarding work posture, stress management, common stretching and strengthening exercises to prevent repetitive strain injuries.
One of the commonest cause of people consulting a physician is neck or back pain. Many of them try to live with the pain until it stops them from working. The common cause of neck and back pain is poor posture, muscle imbalance, repeated tasks involving the area or localized degenerative changes in the vertebrae. This causes reduced range of motion of the part, reduced strength and increased pain.
POOR POSTURE: Forward headed posture or exaggerated lumbar lordosis can cause increased pressure on the surrounding structures of the vertebra this ultimately lead to segment instability of the spine. In order to keep the part intact the muscles and other structures will adjust themselves, this will happen in a course of time. Whenever the person uses the part for a prolonged period or activity his pain and other symptoms will increase.
MUSCLE IMBALANCE : If you closely examine yourself your posture you may observe that your shoulders are round, your head is forward protruding, abdomen is week, if you stand with both the leg together and eyes closed you may feel like you are swinging and loosing the balance. These features are pointing towards your muscle weakness.
Major muscle that may get weakened are neck flexor muscles, inter scapular muscles, abdomen and buttock muscles. Major muscles that may get tightened are neck extensors, chest muscles, lower back muscles and hip flexors. Proper training of these muscles will help in reduction of neck and back discomfort.
EVALUATION: A thorough evaluation of the patient is required before stating the physiotherapy treatment, which include a detailed history of the patient, explanations regarding the site of pain, onset, previous history, lifestyle of the patient, sleep, nature of pain, assessment of strength, range of motion, swelling, warmth, functional performances, clinical investigations like X-ray, MRI, Lab report to wipe out red flags.
EXPLANATION TO THE PATIENT: Once the assessment is over the therapist will explain the treatment method to the patient, about the condition, the procedures, precautions, duration of session, total number of sessions etc. Once the patient is convinced the therapist will start the treatment after signing an informed consent.
TREATMENT: After marking the location of pain initial the treatment is given to the soft tissues around that area using techniques like deep pressure soft tissue massage to reduce muscle tightness, trigger point release therapy followed by myofascial release. Once the pain is reduced we may follow muscle energy techniques to release muscle tightness and to take the muscle to a new length.
Once the muscle pain is reduced we will mobilize the corresponding joints to correct the joint dysfuntions this will help in proper working of the joint in correct muscle length.
We teach patients self stretching exercises and progressive strengthening exercises so that they can maintain the length and strength of the structures. We may tape the part using either dynamic stretch taping (kinesiology) or static non-stretch taping (zinc oxide), which will help in holding the structure in good length and position.
We also use pain releasing modalities ultrasound therapy, interferential therapy, TENS & moist heat etc. to reduce the pain and increase the localized circulation. We also advise patients to do heat fermentation to reduce the tenderness.
Once the pain and discomforts are reduced we put patients on further stretching and strength training program like self myofascial release techniques, stretch band and weight cuff exercises with increasing the resistance.
Upon secondary evaluations we may also perform nerve mobilizations and other articular mobilizations to relieve other discomforts. We also start postural awareness training programs and core stabilization exercises to strengthen the weak muscles.
Aerobic training programs like treadmill walking, static cycling, virtual reality based games are also included in the final stage to improve the overall fitness of the patients. This helps in prevention of recurrence of pain and other discomforts.
We suggests our patients to visit us once a month for the next 3 months to make sure that they are following the exercises and also to modify the exercises if required.
Thus a tailor-made treatment physiotherapy program will help in the management of neck & back pain than a conventional treatment methods. This includes a team work of many people including the patient itself.
For further details contact us on : 0484-2341960, or 9544881960 OR Email us: [email protected]
We are opening our new center at Palarivattom, Kochi on 1st January, 2012. The center will be equipped with a state of the art physiotherapy department, sensory stimulation lab, occupational therapy unit, virtual reality rehabilitation unit, hippotherapy etc. The center will cover an area of more than 2500 Sq. ft. Periodic visit of various healthcare professional will also be available at our new center.
Year 2012 Health Plus is devoting for Sports & Geriatric Rehabilitation an area least explored in Indian physiotherapy.
In year 2012 health plus will be working 7 days a week, but our staff's duty cycle 5 days a week on a rotational basis. We will make sure that the working cycle of our staff will not affect the patient services, but it will help to improve the quality of services by providing maximum relaxation to our staff along excellent treatment standards.
In 2012 Health Plus will be inviting experienced professional in the area of neuro-musculoskeletal, geriatric, child health, sports and ergonomics to improve our staffs knowledge and there by improve our treatment standards.
Other areas of explorations in the year of 2012 are research works, joined rehabilitation practice with various rehabilitation institutions around the world. This will be done under the banner of SPINE (School of Physiotherapy for Integrated Neuromusculoskeletal Education) an initiation of Health Plus to develop evidence based practice
WORKSHOP ON MYOFASCIAL MOBILIZATION
December 05 & 06, 2016
Venue: Health Plus Physiotherapy & Pain Clinic
Fee : Rs: 3000/- per person