This is an educational book by Dr. Vineeta Ketkar that attempts to give comprehensive information of osteoarthritis with an innovative approach to minimize pain and stiffness and to improve mobility.Rope and Belt Therapy was formulated by Dr. S.V. Karandikar around year 2000. He started prescribing it at his renowned Yoga Therapy Institute. Patients with mild to moderate Osteoarthritis found significant relief from pain and stiffness. The therapy reduced the requirement of pain relieving medicines, and enjoyed mobility which added quality to their life.
This book consists of two parts. First part gives a quick update of anatomy and joint kinematics with details of pathophysiology of Osteoarthritis and its medical management. Second part is dedicated to the subject Science of Yoga, Medical Yoga, Medical Yogatherapy- the today’s need and Rope and Belt Therapy.
The Rope and Belt Therapy has two parts. One is ambulatory belts,to be learnt and used by patient in day to day life. Second is therapy to be given by trained Yogatherapists at therapy center.