In India, the final months of life can be an extremely tough time for patients who are unable to cope with the pain and stress.
But it’s also a time for physiotherapy, where physiotherpters use a combination of techniques to ease patients’ pain and improve their quality of life.
“When the patient dies, it’s a time of great emotional upheaval and loss.
For a physiotherapeutologist, this can be a difficult time,” said Dr. Anand Sharma, a former physiotherapper at the University of Kerala who now works as a professor at the Department of Physiology at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
“But the reason is simple.
The process of healing has to be performed on an individual basis.
So the patient is going to have a period of time where he has to deal with the grief and the physical and emotional challenges that will follow.
This is not a process that is easy.
It is difficult, but it’s not impossible.”
It’s an important time for many physiotherappers, said Dr Sharma, who has been a practising physiologist for 20 years.
“It is very difficult, especially for younger people who have never been a physioanalyst,” he said.
“This is a very tough time to be a physiotheapist.
But you have to be patient and understanding.
The patients can’t control the process.
You can’t do the work without them.
You have to let them be the guides.”
The practice of physiotherapy has existed for centuries in the Indian subcontinent.
It was first taught in India by the Vedic teachers, and is considered the most traditional form of medical therapy in the world.
But the number of physiotheraptists in the country has increased rapidly in the last few years.
Dr Sharma, whose patients include children and seniors, said that physiotherapy is not just about the physical treatment.
It also includes psychological and social aspects, such as working with the patient’s family, friends and colleagues, as well as social and cultural activities.
“Physiotherapy is about the human aspect of life in general,” he added.
“And the best way to do that is to work with the patients and their family members and to work in a team.”
Dr Sharma has had his share of patients who have been unable to get a satisfactory result, but he has seen that the most common reason for these patients being unable to recover is the lack of a balance between physical and psychological therapy.
He said that this was particularly true for older people who are often more vulnerable to pain and distress.
“There is no question that older people are the most vulnerable to stress and are also the ones most susceptible to pain, but there are a lot of other reasons,” he explained.
“For instance, they are more likely to have lower levels of education, and the older they get, the more they suffer from stress and depression.”
As a practicer of physiotechnology, Dr Sharma said that the biggest challenge he faces is the fact that he has no professional qualifications and therefore cannot get a professional license.
“In the past, I worked as a physiotherapy therapist, but I was not licensed as a physician,” he told Reuters.
“I have had to make do with doing it in a small scale, and it has been quite difficult.
So I’m now doing my own thing, which has been very challenging.”
Dr. Sharma also noted that it was important to keep in mind that patients may not have any medical history, as this could lead to their suffering a prolonged period of pain.
He added that he is trying to keep the patient focused on his own physical and mental wellbeing, as that is the only way that can help him to heal.
“The physical aspect is important,” he concluded.
“The mental aspect is very important.
But if you are doing the physical therapy for the physical condition, it doesn’t matter if you have a medical history.
It doesn’t make a difference to the patient.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified physiotherapy as a ‘medical’ practice and says that it is the most important form of therapy for patients.
“It’s very important to have an understanding of how to achieve a good outcome, because when you achieve a satisfactory outcome, that can be considered a success,” Dr Sharma told Reuters, adding that physiotherapsists are often not qualified to do other forms of therapy.
“Physiotherapies are the only treatment that is not available in other professions.”