Diabetes

People with diabetes are unable or are inefficient in producing insulin, a hormone that converts glucose into energy). When food with high levels of glucose in consumed by a person with diabetes, the glucose remains in the blood stream. This is why a diabetic person has high blood glucose levels.

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There is no cure for diabetes at this stage. However diabetes can be easily managed by effectively controlling blood glucose, blood pressure and lipids to minimize the risk of long-term consequences associated with diabetes. This can be done by taking prescribed diabetes medication, carefully managing diet, maintaining proper circulation to the extremities and most importantly exercise.

Exercise can help control your weight and lower your blood sugar level. It also lowers your risk of heart disease, a condition that is common in people who have diabetes. Exercise can also help you feel better about yourself and improve your overall health.

What we can do for you

The physiotherapists at our clinic have the specialised diagnostic skills needed to provide a range of interventions such as exercise programs in individual or group settings, to improve the quality of life for people managing their diabetes. In addition, we are able to help with an additional complications, often experienced for instance by older or more fragile patients, and we are able to specifically tailor programs to accommodate these complications.

Our chiropodists can also teach you how to care for your legs and feet appropriately.

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Arthritis

Arthritis is the condition of inflammation to the joint/s. There are several types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Gout. Physiotherapy plays a major role with osteoarthritis, while RA and Gout will require physiotherapy and medications.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, usually involving damage to the surfaces or a joint.  This causes an abnormality in movement, resulting in pain and poor mobility. With physiotherapy, we will aim towards restoring normal movement, joint alignment as well as help pain management. Maintaining mobility is also very important to avoid loss of range and contractures. Here at Smartlife, we will be able to provide specific exercises to improve movement and decrease pain
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Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease or heart disease is a term used to cover all diseases and conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. The incidence of cardiovascular disease is on the rise, however people diagnosed with CVD are living longer due to medical advances and improved medical care. Research have shown that early intervention that focus on diet and lifestyle changes are effective in managing and even reversing CVD.
Rehabilitation of the cardiac patient is now a standard medical procedure. And in accordance with all illnesses, physiotherapy for cardiac patients are tailored to the needs and physical condition. The goals of rehab would be to restore health and promote optimum functioning as well as reduce the recurrence of CV incidences.

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What we can do for you

As your physiotherapist in Smart Life, we will be able to help provide you with all the tools you need to improve your lifestyle, thus preventing recurrence of cardiovascular incidences. We will assess your condition and physical health to tailor a rehabilitation program to meet your specific needs. Your physiotherapist will monitor your response to the rehab program closely and modify it as needed. We will also be able to educate you on your condition and advise you on any lifestyle changes that you may need to make in order to improve your quality of life.
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Pulmonary respiratory disease

Chronic pulmonary respiratory disease is a term used to encompass long standing conditions that affect the organs that make gas exchange possible. This includes the respiratory tract, lungs, nerves and muscles of breathing. Common conditions include asthma, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) etc. The major symptom of respiratory disease is difficulty breathing and breathlessness
People with respiratory disease tend to avoid activities or exercise because it makes them breathless. However, it is important to know that regular physical activity can actually improve lung function and make breathing easier.  Breathing exercises often helps with breathlessness.

What we can do

The role of physiotherapy in chronic lung disease is to improve ventilation for people with respiratory disease. We can help by educating you on your condition and the importance of maintaining a good level of activity. We will work with you to get you moving again in order to improve ventilation to your lungs. We can provide a therapy programmes tailored to suit your needs. Before we set you off on your exercise programme, we will equip you with strategies to overcome breathlessness and difficulty getting air into your lungs to help with any anxiety you have associated with exercise.

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DateOctober 29, 2014
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