LUCKNOW: Excessive exercise in the gym or at home can lead to complications and at times prove to be fatal, said Dr Brajesh Tripathi, head of physiotherapy department at SGPGIMS.
Addressing a gathering at UPCON-2022 – the 4th national conference of physiotherapy – that began at Sangeet Natak Akademi in Gomtinagar on Sunday the doctor said that every individual should plan her/his workout regime after consulting a physiotherapist because only an expert can recommend what kind of exercise one should do and for how much time after checking your health conditions and vitals.
“For example, if a person is suffering from back pain, he/she should avoid lifting heavy weights and high-impact exercises that affect your discs or spine as this can strain your back bone which could cause lifetime injury or aggravate pain,” he added.
Dr Sudeep Saxena, a physiotherapist and organising chairperson of the event, said, “We have seen that in many cases people do exhaustive exercise thinking that they were doing right but in fact it can cause fatal complications.”
He also advised that if one has health issues like breathing problems then he/she should avoid running on the treadmill.
Over 200 physiotherapists from across the globe shared that physiotherapy not only helps in exercise but also used in treating several health problems like frozen shoulder, covid, paralysis, bell’s palsy and other injuries.
Explaining the role of physiotherapy in paralysis, Dr Vaibhav Agarwal from Dehradun said, “Some patients improve in a few months while others take more time. However, if one persists with therapy, it can do wonders.”
“Neck pain, knee deformity, back ache and several muscular problems, which are very common among middle aged people due to sedentary lifestyle, can be treated up to 70% through physiotherapy while 30% by medicines as they can play supportive roles,” said Dr Pravin Rawat, a physiotherapist from Dehradun.
Dr Sanjeev Jha, president of Indian Association of Physiotherapy (IAP) said, “We have organized the event to enhance the knowledge and upgrade the skills of physiotherapists. We have also requested from the state government to establish physio centres in the rural areas so that people can also get aware and practice to recover from illness.”





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