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FAQS

  • What is Physiotherapy?
    Physical therapy / Physiotherapy is a para medical field where the physiotherapists analyze your movements and use a hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physiotherapists in short are doctors of movement, they are experts diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians and surgeons. Our physiotherapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, work to eliminate it. Physiotherapists also help with preventive rehab and performance enhancement. While every patient / client is unique and so is their problem /injury , your physiotherapist will use a variety of techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring. Your physiotherapist will also help you strengthen and achieve your fitness goals to your fullest potential .
  • When to contact your Physio?
    If there is any pain, weakness, soreness, injury of low intensity, contacting a Physiotherapist will help in reduction of the pain, identification of the problem along with its severity which in turn will reduce the chances of severe injury. The best time to contact is at the very first time of injury. A medically diagnosed injury/ trauma to any part, before or after a surgery you need to contact a physiotherapist. Physiotherapy done before surgery will improve the outcome of surgery and also reduce time required to get back on field and perform normal activities whereas physiotherapy done after surgery will help improve the condition and helps the individual in getting back to normal life faster.
  • How to come prepared for your appointment?
    Make sure you wear loose and comfortable clothing. Make sure you are well hydrated and well fed, to avoid hypoglycemia. Make sure you do not rush midway in the session, and keep designated time for assessment. Be aware of your medical and surgical history, and any other information disclosed by medical professionals.
  • When to take a deep tissue massage?
    If you are into rigorous physical activity, during your recovery phase, post-match/ event, a sports massage is advised as it helps reduce soreness, and helps conditioning of muscles faster during training. A deep tissue massage therapy will help to keep soft tissues in check, and not cause pain during initial phase and aid in recovery after activities. Therapy sessions for optimal functioning of muscle is vital , so that your body will be prepared for physical activity, resulting in reduction in soreness and lactic acid build up post activity
  • What modes of payment do you accept?
    We accept payments via , cash/ credit cards/ cheque , UPI and bank account transfers .
  • What is Gait Analysis?
    Running Gait Analysis is doing analysis of the runner's or athletes' running and walking pattern. By running Gait Analysis, it helps to study the muscle movement and helps to identify the inappropriate walking or running patterns. Running Analysis is widely used for improving runners and athletes performance and form. In our practice, the statistics reveal that our major clientele are amateurs and professional marathon runners- a whopping 60 percent of our clientele are runners. These are runners who have come to us for injury rehabilitation and also for a recovery sports massage and also enrolled for our customized runner's strength and conditioning program for improving their personal record and prevent recurrence of injuries. Our clientele has shared their success stories with us and it makes us immensely proud to be a part of their success journey. At PhysioQinesis we thoroughly believe in the sport-specific assessment. We do a subjective and objective assessment for runners where we record their data and subsequently keep checking for improvisation.
  • What is the purpose of SMART LAB?
    As physiotherapists, our eyes are trained to look for Mal-alignment and imbalances. But how do we communicate this to the runner objectively? So in April 2020, we launched the PhysioQinesis S.M.A.R.T Lab. Sport Science, Movement ,Analysis, Rehabilitation, Training.PhysioQinesis has launched a running gait analysis lab bowered by Gait ON, Auptimo Technologies. The aim of the SMART Lab is to identify injury-prone movement patterns, offer the corrections work on the imbalances, and reassess. At PhysioQinesis we believe in evidence-based practice and technology is the way forward. So get smart and visit our SMART Lab.
  • How is it different from other Gait Analysis?
    Many shoe shops and sports stores offer investigations, which are increasingly labeled as Gait Analysis. The methods used, such as video recordings, are not validated and no report generated for the customer to take to their general physician or healthcare professional such as a podiatrist or physiotherapist.
  • What is Wet Foot Print Test?
    The wet footprint test is where you get your feet wet and then stand on something like a paper towel and then it reveals your arch shape. Perhaps you can see a low arch, neutral arch, or a high arch foot from this. This is a static weight bearing on the floor, the footprint or the weight distribution is not taken in an entire gait cycle.
  • How to come prepared for running Gait Analysis?
    1. The runners are expected to be well hydrated when they come in for their running gait analysis, and also carry your own water bottle. 2. Compression shorts and sleeveless top or a vest is preferable so that it gets easy to place markers on your body in order to visualize the best detail (appropriate clothing will be provided if you don’t own the above mentioned) 3. Runners should carry their running shoes which they are currently using for running to get accurate results. 4. If you run barefoot then mention the same to the therapist so that the analysis is conducted in same fashion. 5. Markers will be placed on key landmarks on the runners body to increase the accuracy of the analysis. 6. The runners will be allowed a warmup time of around 6 minutes to help them get adapted with the surrounding, 5-6 mins is recommended to normalize the running form. 7. It will take around 45 minutes to 1 hour for the whole analysis to get done in the first session and around 30 mins the second time.(10 mins for videos, 20 mins for interpretation, 10 mins to form a report and 15 mins to explain the exercises if needed) 8. If you have any specific complain while running, for eg- feeling pain after running for 5km, then we recommend that the runner should run around the same distance before coming in for the analysis. 9. To get accurate results we would like to recreate similar running conditions, so it is important that you follow the same schedule before your actual run.
  • When to go for Gait Analysis?
    Whenever there is a problem with walking or running due to even slight pain or weakness, its a time to take Running Gait Analysis, runners and athletes who feel pain and don't perform well should take Running Gait Analysis to get their best form.
  • What are the benefits of Gait Analysis?
    Identification of the inappropriate running pattern and improvement in your running style after detailed analysis Helps runners and athletes to regain their form and improve their performance by identifying Bio-Mechanical running faults Prevents you from injuries and helps you to get better running form
  • What to expect from the Analysis?
    After completing the analysis, you will get well organized data in the form of graph and images which would be reporting the key kinematic angles in three different planes measured in static or dynamic positions (like running). Gait analysis uncovers precisely how your body is moving and everything happening with your body while you are running or standing still. It gives a complete picture of an individual’s mobility, flexibility, stability and functional strength. It will guide you about the movement pattern, and kinetics as well as the forces involved in producing those movements such as joint forces and ground reaction forces. The data would be compared to the normal data which when correlated with your assessment will help you to understand the reason for you discomfort or pain while doing a movement (like sitting in the office for long hours is giving you back pain or if you are experiencing knee pain while running). The GAIT analysis will help you in evaluating your running style and foot striking techniques. Also gives you information regarding any asymmetries in both the foot, knee, hip like the level of pronation (foot falling inside), knee valgus range and level of hip and spinal alignment. Therefore, the area in your legs and body that are affecting your performance and efficiency are pin pointed. The history will help you to understand ratio of activity and inactivity in your life and give us an idea about muscle recovery as well. The clinical examination will give information about any physical abnormalities like your posture, body alignment, flexibility, balance, also about individual and compound leg strength. Gait analysis and your clinical examination will give us an objective measurement about the stability and flexibility of your foot and accordingly will be guiding you about footwear changes or modifications if needed.
  • Can I go to any physiotherapist I choose ?
    Yes you can . You need to look for experience and expertise who will be able to help you to relieve you from your problem . At PhysioQinesis we are a team of expert physiotherapists who are confident and positive of helping you diagnose and treat your pain and help you recover , function and strengthen . We practice evidence based physiotherapy and keep updating our knowledge to provide you with the most efficient and effective way to help you recover.
  • Does it hurt during therapy sessions ?
    Your recovery from physiotherapy is not meant to be painful, but to relieve pain. However, as you recover and restore your range of motion and your strength the pain levels, at times can fluctuate. You may experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weak and/or tight. This is a normal response to therapy treatment. It is advisable that you maintain a good communication with your physiotherapist . Your Physiotherapist can modify your program and offer you strategies / techniques to help reduce your discomfort , so that you can resume your favourite activity or get back to normalcy faster and stronger .
  • What do I wear?
    It is advisable to dress in an attire which allows the therapist to directly examine your problem areas. For eg ; If your problem area is the knee it is advisable to wear / carry a pair of shorts. For exercises you can wear loose pants / exercise/gym wear that will not obstruct your movements. You can a carry your exercise sneakers / sports shoes if your therapist recommends. In case if you forget to carry your exercise / treatment attire, we can provide you with shorts/ t back vest , which are washed and disinfected after every use.
  • How long will each physiotherapy session last?
    Physiotherapy session typically last for a minimum of 45 minutes to max 60 minutes .
  • How many sessions will I have ?
    Every client/ patient who walks in is unique , and so is the diagnosis . The severity , intensity and goals for every patient is very different . After examining you thoroughly your therapist will be able to give a plan of care and an approximate number of sessions required to achieve the result desired. The number of visits will modify if and when your goals change and also it depends upon your progress consistency of therapy and many other external and internal factors which you can discuss with your therapist. We will also be communicating with your primary physician / surgeon regarding your progress at regular intervals.
  • What is Strength & Conditioning? Who are strength and conditioning professionals?
    Strength and conditioning is the practical application of exercise science to enhance movement quality and improve Sports/ athletic performance. Exercise Physiologists, Strength & Conditioning Specialists are professionals who specializes in exercise & sports specific testing and program planning to improve an athletes performance.
  • What is fitness assessment?
    Fitness assessments are a series of tests that measures and monitors physical fitness level of Sports Athletes as well as general population. The series of tests assess the five components of physical fitness that make up total fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.
  • What are the types of fitness assessments?
    There are 2 types of fitness tests based on which category you belong to: 1) General Fitness test is for General or non sport specific population whose goals are either fat loss or muscle building or maintain their current fitness levels. 2) Sports specific fitness assessment as the name suggests is Designed for individual athlete based on their sport. For example, a football player would have more detailed lower body speed and agility based fitness test, a swimmer would have more stamina, mobility and power based tests whereas a marathon runner would have more detailed muscle endurance and aerobic capacity, and mobility based fitness test.
  • How to come prepared for fitness test?
    Cardiovascular and muscular fitness test can be challenging as its purpose is to find the maximum capability of each components. Hence it is important to be prepared before the fitness assessment. Here are recommended things to follow before and during the fitness assessment: 1) Sleep well before the assessment day. 2) Hydrate yourself properly the day prior to the test. 3) Eat a complete meal 2-3 hours prior to the test and eat a fruit like banana or apple 30-45 minutes before your assessment. Do not come in a fasted state. 4) Wear an active/gym outfit that is comfortable, breathable and allows movement. 5) Wear a clean Gym shoes that has not been used outside (if its used/dirty then its ok to use it once its properly cleaned and there is no dirt and dust on and under the shoes) 6) Carry a water bottle to the test area
  • How often should we do fitness test?
    If you are and athlete, this will depend on when is your competition and when you did your first fitness assessment. Generally it is recommended to test your fitness every 6-12 weeks.
  • What is the outcome of the fitness assessment?
    The outcome will be in the form of a fitness report which will be generated by the Exercise Physiologist or S&C coach. It consists the results of all the parameters like cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition which can be compared with international standards using the reference tables provided in the report. Based on the report, they are suggested number of sessions required and a customized strength & conditioning program is designed based on their goal/(s). Another fitness test is conducted after completion of the training programme and the outcome is compared with the previous report to measure progress.
  • How many sessions will I have ?
    Every client/ patient who walks in is unique , and so is the diagnosis . The severity , intensity and goals for every patient is very different . After examining you thoroughly your therapist will be able to give a plan of care and an approximate number of sessions required to achieve the result desired. The number of visits will modify if and when your goals change and also it depends upon your progress consistency of therapy and many other external and internal factors which you can discuss with your therapist. We will also be communicating with your primary physician / surgeon regarding your progress at regular intervals.
  • What is a deep tissue massage and how is it different than a sport massage?
    Deep tissue massage is a technique in which deep and long strokes are applied on the muscle with good amount of pressure targeting the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissue. It is mainly used for musculoskeletal issues such as muscle spasm, strains n sprains and sports injuries. The major difference between a sports massage and deep tissue is that, sports massage is often targeted on specific muscles or areas that are in need of healing and relief, where as a deep tissue massage is administered to the entire body.
  • Who all can take a deep tissue or sports massage ?
    Anyone who engages in physical activities such as sports, running or recreational sports can take a deep tissue or sports massage. Apart from this anyone who has tightness, chronic pain and muscular injuries are good candidates for a deep tissue massage.
  • What are the benefits of deep tissue massage and when to go for it ?
    Deep tissue helps in breaking scar tissue and muscle adhesions(knots) and make movement easier. It helps in relieving stress, reduces muscle tightness and pains, helps with symptoms of arthritis, rehabilitation of muscle injuries, etc. You can go for deep tissue massage ranging few days a week to once a month depending on the amount of physical activities you are engaging in. Your doctor can recommend when to go for a deep tissue and how often to go for it.
  • What to expect from a deep tissue massage and how do you prepare for it ?
    It is quite common to feel some soreness after you take a deep tissue or a sports massage. If you are not used to the this kind of stimulation to your muscles and connective tissue, you can expect to experience delayed onset muscle soreness(DOMS). This is very normal to experience and just a cold shower or icing the sore area will help get rid of the soreness. When you come for a deep tissue or a sports massage you will be provided with a body towel and disposable briefs. The medium used for the massage is a odor less oil based cream which you can easily wash away with soap water. Keep yourself hydrated after the massage.
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