COVER STORY: Physiotherapy In Chronic Diseases - SENTHIL KUMAR

As there is a rapid growth in life saving procedures, the mean life span is on increase.On the other hand we need to take close look at the Quality of Life of people with such extended life span.Mere adding up of years is not accepted in general but to have productive and quality years...lively living!One of the major components impaired and amenable with physiotherapy is the restoration mobility with stability.It is well evident that the Communicable diseases are widely substituted by Non-communicable diseases in terms of incidence and prevalence.Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death globally, killing more people each year (2/3 of total death) than all other causes combined (Alwan,2010). ANon-communicable diseases by definition is non-infectious and non-transmissible among people.  NCDs may be chronic diseases of long duration and slow progression, or they may result in more rapid death such as some types of sudden stroke, which are largely preventable.Hence, it is one of greatest arena of demand on the physiotherapy professionals, which needs to be understood and taken up in the right way/directionand appropriate time, which is now.

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