NEW DELHI : Doctors at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi, say that body and brain are crucial to good balance and exercise has long-lasting benefits for both body and mind.
The hospital observed World Physiotherapy Day to convey the message of ‘Sharp Brain, Better Balance’. The Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation conducted Balance and Memory tests to assess the cognitive (mental) and physical health status at a special camp.
Dr. Seema Grover, Chief of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Medicine at the hospital, said, “The World Physiotherapy Day allows us to raise awareness of the importance of body balance and brain health.”
She stated, “With better balance comes a sharper brain, and with a sharper brain comes a better life! However, balance is a complex mechanism and is related to fall risk.”
Dr Grover said, “Physiotherapy is invaluable in helping people of all ages who have their regular ability to move and function limited due to medical conditions, illnesses or injuries. A simple balance and memory test will help ensure an early detection of fall risk and memory concerns.”
She said, “Falls are not a normal part of aging and can be prevented. Testing will help early detection and management of the issue and reduce the risk.”
World Physiotherapy Day is an opportunity to raise awareness on the role of physiotherapy in keeping people well, mobile and independent. Keeping in line with this year’s theme of chronic pain, the emphasis was on the importance of body balance and brain health.