Benefits of Yoga and Physical Therapy Solutions
Following the birth of a child and the accompanying aches and pains it is advisable to begin exercising and return to previous fitness levels. Enrolling in a Yoga class, running and biking would be a preferred routine. Yoga can make the participant feel better and better the more it’s done. Yoga and physical therapy improve function and decrease pain for a variety of reasons. The two concurrent programs can target individual specific needs such as flexibility, strength and posture. Yoga may be the originator of many physical therapy exercises. The yoga specialists and physical therapists are specialists in musculoskeletal deficiencies as well as some diseases. The mind/body connection is very important to the success of both skills. Both systems manage injury and disease by incorporating powerful mindfulness and movement. Post-partum pain and chronic low back pain can be helped by both.
The patient of Parkinson’s, spinal cord/brain injury, MS, CP, upper and lower limb surgeries amongst other disabling diseases can benefit from a combination of Yoga and physical therapy solutions such as the TUTOR system.
The newly developed HANDTUTOR and its sister devices (ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR) have become a key system in neuromuscular rehabilitation for stroke victims and those recovering from brain and spinal injuries,Parkinson’s, MS, CP and other limb movement limitations. These innovative devices implement an impairment based program with augmented motion feedback that encourages motor learning through intensive active exercises and movement practice. The HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR consist of wearable glove and braces that detect limb movement showing the patient how much active or assisted active movement they are actually doing.
The rehabilitation software uses special rehabilitation games to set a new target for this movement in terms of the patient’s ability to move their affected limb. The devices then measure the limb movement and give feedback on the success of the patient in trying to gain this new movement objective. In this way the patient is given movement feedback that allows the patient to understand which effort is more successful in getting them to move their affected limb again. In this way the Tutor system provides exercises that are challenging and motivating and allow for repetitive and intensive exercise practice. The HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3 DTUTOR are physical therapy products that are now part of the rehabilitation program of leading U.S. German, Italian, French, UK and other foreign hospitals. See WWW.MEDITOUCH.CO.IL for more information.