Movement is the essential feature of living being. The disturbance in smooth execution of movement affects the physical and mental well being of the individual and also poses a greater challenge in the social integration. Physiotherapy essentially deals with the prevention, correction and rehabilitation of the movement disorders. Even though the use of physical modalities have an ancient origin the genesis of the modern physiotherapy is post world war II phenomenon. The limitation of modern medicine in the tackling the problem of locomotor disability induced by war and polio epidemic compelled the practitioner of modern medicine to incorporate the physical modalities and system of therapeutic exercise in the management of such conditions.
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