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Despite the beliefs of many, medicine isn’t all about drugs and surgeries. The subject of physiotherapy is one specialised area in medicine where medical miracles are performed using a minimum of invasive technologies. But’ the topic still remains obscure to many people. Is physiotherapy all about rehabilitation? Not so, according to the book ‘Suwabara diwiyai Bhauthachikithsawai’ (Physiotherapy for a healthy life), by Dr. Sujeewa Weerasinghe, an acclaimed physiotherapist with close to 20 years of experience in the field. The book is edited by Lankadeepa journalist Gayan Sooriyaarachchi, who is also a frequent contributor to the Dailymirror  Health Capsule.

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 This book deals with the day-to-day application of physiotherapy in a myriad of topics ranging from headache and back pain to heat stroke and anti-ageing. This book, according to Dr. Weerasinghe, caters to all groups in the society, from children to the elderly, who are interested in physiotherapy as a form of treatment. The author, through the book, intends to offer guidance to those who wish to step in to this field and to those who have already qualified themselves in the subject of physiotherapy.   


Headache, especially tension headache, is a very frequent complaint amongst adults who are leading a busy life. Dr. Weerasinghe pioneered in finding a new physiotherapy technique to relieve people of tension headaches. He had taken 12 years to perfect this technique, which has been approved by the World Physiotherapy Association. The book also contains details about pathophysiology as well as the treatment for tension headache.   


Pregnancy puts a woman’s body under great strain. This book explains how a woman can maintain a shapely and a healthy body despite going through the pregnancy period.   
How heavy is your child’s school bag? According to Dr. Weerasinghe, it should be less than 10% of the weight of the child.The book also describes the short and long term complications associated with carrying a heavy school bag.   


Did you know that maintaining an incorrect posture can give rise to a whole range of problems including chronic back pain and sexual dysfunction? More importantly, did you know that sitting in the correct posture for too long can result in impotence in men?   
Dr. Weerasinghe is a qualified physiotherapist and is a visiting instructor at the University of Colombo. He is a past president as well as the national organizer of the Sri Lankan Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the founder and owner of the first private Sri Lankan physiotherapy centre, Physio Life Care.   

This book deals with the day-to-day application of physiotherapy in a myriad of topics ranging from headache and back pain to heat stroke and anti-ageing


The book was launched at the BMICH on September 19 during the Colombo International Book Fair. 

The book is a publication of Samanala Danuma and is now available at local bookstores


Deputy Health Director Dr. Anil Samaranayake was the chief guest at the event. Distinguished guests including Dr. Harindu Wijesinghe, and Dr. Sujeewa Weerasinghe also graced the occasion. The book is a publication of Samanala Danuma and is now available at local bookstores. So, if you are a reader of medicine related books, it’s worth giving this book a try, while you book hunt this month.     

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