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Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy ( Physio = Physical agents, Therapy = Treatment) is a branch of medical science in which diseases/disabilities are treated with the help of physical means/agents e.g. exercise, electrical equipments like Muscle Stimulator, SWD etc, different types of rays like Infra-red, Ultraviolet rays etc. In the perspective of today's health conscious society Physiotherapy is not only concerned with treating diseases/disabilities rather it has become an indispensable ...Continue reading
Today, fitness in India is a whopping Rs.2,000 crore industry and most fitness centres are swanky studios offering an array of fitness regimes such as aerobics, kickboxing, yoga, dancercise and other workouts with sophisticated machines. Moreover, be it at home or at the fitness centre having a qualified trainer has become the ‘in-thing’.
With thousands of people keen to lose weight and get in shape,fitness training stands for one of the fastest growing career ...Continue reading
Dieticians or nutritionists help to promote good health through corrective eating habits, thus improving the quality of life. They assist people in planning meals depending upon their age, sickness or work routine, counsel and educate them about healthy eating- selection and preparation of food items according to the principles of nutrition and evaluate and make changes in their clients diet periodically.
Dietitians promote nutritious eating habits through education and resear ...Continue reading
This profession deals with the inspection and treatment of teeth, gums and other parts of the oral cavity. A dentist especially takes care of problems affecting the teeth. Common procedures are removal, correction and replacement of decayed, damaged or lost teeth. Dentistry is changing rapidly, creating many opportunities and challenges. To an extent, it includes cosmetology where corrective treatment is involved. Dentists improve patients' appearance by using a wide variety of&nbs ...Continue reading
The nursing profession, comprising of nurses and nursing assistants constitutes the largest working group in the health care sector. Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
In a hospital from the general ward to the operating theater, n ...Continue reading
Ayurveda, the perfect science or knowledge of life is believed to be the oldest treatment method which evolved around 600 BC in India. The word Ayurveda originated from the two Sanskrit words, 'Ayur' meaning life and 'Veda' meaning knowledge. Ayurveda practiced by special physicians called 'Vaidyas' is known to promote positive health, natural beauty and long life.
Life, according to Ayurveda, is a combination of senses, mind, body and soul. The medicinal sy ...Continue reading
Homeopathy is an alternative form of medicine that uses the principle of 'Like can cure Like' to heal diseases. The term Homeopathy has been derived from two Greek words ‘Homeo’ meaning similar and 'Pathos' meaning suffering or treatment by the same. This natural method of therapy was demonstrated by a German scientist Hahnemann in 1806.
The aim of homoeopathy is to provide a rapid, gentle and safe method of treatment and cure. It is equally effective in ...Continue reading
Unani (Unanipathy), one of the oldest medical systems in the world owes its origin to Greece. But later many Arab and Persian scholars enriched the system. Earlier known as 'Galenic', this system became Unani (Arabic name for Greek) system of medicine or Unani-tibb, with the passage of time. This ancient medicine system of holistic and natural healing which has been practiced for almost 6000 years, came to India through the Arabs.
Though it was practiced widely in Indi ...Continue reading
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eye and visual system. An ophthalmologist is a medically trained doctor, who commonly acts as both physician and surgeon. Ophthalmologists examine, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries in and around the eye. They provide a full spectrum of care including routine eye exams, diagnosis and medical treatment of eye disorders and diseases, prescriptions for eye-glasses, surgery ...Continue reading
Pharmacy or Pharmacology is one of the main disciplines under Biomedical Science and the pharmaceutical industry. There are many disciplines within the Biomedical sciences. Pharmacy is related to health sciences. It is the profession responsible for the preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication and which provides services to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes.
A Pharmacists job is to prepare, mix, compound or dispense drugs and medicines, ointments, powder, p ...Continue reading
Psychology is a branch of science that deals with mental processes and behavior. It is the systematic study of human and animal behaviour, mind and thought. To pursue the career of a psychologist, one should have a genuine desire to help other human beings. Psychology is mainly concerned with the way the mind works. Psychologists study the processes, motives, reactions, feelings and nature of the human mind.
Their treatment is based on changing the behavioural patterns of ...Continue reading