Yoga and Physical therapy plays a major role in chronic pain treatment. Yoga is a physical and mental practice with origins dating back to more than 5000 years in India. This discipline strives to obtain an internal state of peace. Physiotherapy (PT) is a health care career that incorporates the therapeutic use of physical agents or modalities, such as massage, ultrasound and exercises to name a few. When looking at the discipline of Yoga, it is immediately obvious that Yoga and PT share a common feature: the stretching. Stretching refers to the workout of gentle exercises designed to help making the muscles for greater effort and to rise the range of motion in the joints.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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