Diabetes affects millions of people around the world. Factors such as poor nutrition and obesity contribute to these rising rates. There are many treatment approaches that are currently used to treat diabetes. But can physiotherapy help diabetic patients? Exercise is a primary component of the work that physiotherapists do with their clients. As a result, physiotherapy can be an invaluable tool in helping manage diabetes and other health conditions. Understanding Diabetes Diabetes is a disorder related to the body’s metabolism. Its primary characteristic is a high level of blood sugar that results from the inability to properly use or produce insulin. In Type 1 diabetes, a person is unable to produce the insulin needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood and into the cells. Type 2 diabetes involves the body’s inability to respond to the insulin that is present, which prevents the uptake of glucose by the cells and…

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Fat is one of the three macronutrients that are essential to good health. But perhaps no other nutrient has been as mischaracterized in popular media as fat. In the past, fat has been linked to heart disease and high cholesterol. This has led many to avoid it at all costs. But fats play significant roles in maintaining your health. Understanding the facts about fat (both the good and the bad) will help you make sense of the information that you’ll…

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Weight management issues are common among physiotherapy patients. The increase in obesity has led to a rising prevalence of secondary health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and joint pain. Today’s physiotherapists provide exercises for weight management that contribute to overcoming musculoskeletal dysfunctions, eliminating chronic pain, and improving mobility and health. The World’s Weight Problem Obesity continues to increase around the world, resulting in the classification of more than 312 million people as clinically obese. This has led to an…

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Jaw issues are a major source of pain and dysfunction among physiotherapy patients. There are many factors that contribute to issues related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the tissues of the jaw. The health and function of the jaw have a direct correlation with the health of the entire body. The muscles of the jaw are integrated with those of the cervical spine. Jaw pain can lead to other secondary issues and should be addressed as early as possible.…

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