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How   to   cite   this   Article:   R.   Vinodh   Rajkumar.   GRAVITATIONAL   TORQUE   DEFICIENCY   SYNDROME   (GTDS):   A   PROSPECTIVE   CLINICAL TERMINOLOGY - PART 1.  Int J Physiother Res 2016;4(5):1668-1678. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.161.
Type of Article: Original Research DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2016.161 Page No.:  1668-1678
GRAVITATIONAL TORQUE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (GTDS): A PROSPECTIVE CLINICAL TERMINOLOGY - PART 1 R. Vinodh Rajkumar. Director: Prabhanjeet Fitness Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Address:    R.   Vinodh   Rajkumar.    #   638,   1 st    Floor,   Jakkuramma   Building,   Behind   Eswara   Temple,   1 st    Cross,   1 st    Main,   Mathikere,   Bangalore-560054,   Karnataka, India. Mobile no.: 9008424632 E-Mail:  dreamofkalam@rediffmail.com ABSTRACT Introduction:    The   firm   interdependency   of   metabolism   and   movement   can   be   conceptualized   and   abbreviated   as   Metabolic   Operations   Vitalize   Existence and    MOVE,    respectively.    The    foremost    challenge    on    the    Earth    is    to    keep    the    metabolic    systems    healthy    enough    to    support    various    types    of    body movements   normally   performed   against   gravitational   force.   Sedentary   life   style   and   disabling   medical   disorders   almost   completely   excludes   or   very restrictedly   includes   only   selective   full   range   of   movements   against   gravity   that   causes   tremendous   weakening   of   neuromuscular   coordination   and   anti- gravitational   torque   potential   resulting   in   diminished   exercise   tolerance,   inflexibility,   postural   deviations,   disrupted   homeostasis,   agonizing   illnesses   and reduced   life   span.   It   is   important   to   research   and   explain   the   deep   relationship   between   anthropometry,   physical   efficiency   and   health   status   for   refining the paradigms of health education and clinical practice. Objectives   and   Methodology:    The   principal   objectives   of   this   article   are   to   conduct   the   kinanthropometric   assessment   for   an   athletic   male   and   to   discuss about   ‘Gravitational   Torque   Deficiency   Syndrome’   (GTDS)   as   a   prospective   clinical   terminology   along   with   the   commonly   observed   problems   faced   by individuals   with   GTDS.   A   typical   kinanthropometric   testing   shall   include   (1)   Heath-Carter   anthropometric   somatotype   test   and   fat   percent   assessment   (2) Physical   efficiency   tests   like   Cooper’s   12   minutes   run   test,   Standing   long   jump,   Shoulder   press,   Weighted   squats,   Push   ups,   Sprint   etc.   In   fact,   there   is   no limit   for   physical   efficiency   tests   as   there   are   abundant   exercise   techniques   in   the   field   of   exercise   training   (3)   Non-invasive   and   invasive   tests   for   health determining physiologic parameters (Heart rate, blood pressure and all biochemical tests like blood glucose, lipid profile etc).   Data   analysis   and   interpretation:    Strata-specific   link   between   kinanthropometry   (somatotype   &   physical   efficiency)   and   health   determinants   provides   vital information about human diversity and potential confounders of health or ill health. Discussion:   Among   all   thirteen   somatotypes   discovered   by   Heath-Carter,   detailed   i ntra-somatotype   and   inter-somatotype   comparison   studies   on   the   basis of   kinanthropometry   interlinking   health   indicating   physiologic   parameters   can   reveal   limitless   reliable   data   to   deal   with   all   health   issues.   Reduced   physical capacity   and   medical   disorders    coincide   with   the   life   style   adapted   by   individuals   to   sub-optimal   presence   or   complete   chronic   absence   of   full   range   of movements   in   various   synovial   joints   resulting   in   habitual   lack   of   exposure   to   essential   gravitational   torques   leading   to   gravitational   torque   deficiency (analogous to deficiency in essential nutrient intake). Conclusion:    Well-trained   physically   efficient   individuals   are   so   different   from   sedentary   individuals   though   there   can   be   some   similarities   like   age,   gender, height   and   weight,   so   ideally   none   of   the   health   reference   values   of   physically   inefficient   sedentary   individuals   can   be   considered   normal.   Obtaining   all   the health   reference   values   through   stratified   random   sampling   of   very   well-trained   individuals   on   the   basis   of   similar   kinanthropometric   characteristics   should be   considered   as   the   advanced   research   work   in   the   health   sector,   subsequently   to   derive   revolutionary   health   education   paradigms.   There   is   always   an inevitable   relationship   between   diminishing   physical   capacity   (diminished   antigravity   torque   potential)   and   almost   all   the   diseases   affecting   human   beings, hence   both   the   strategies   for   prevention   and   rehabilitation   of   illnesses   should   revolve   around   this   clinical   condition   “Gravitational   Torque   Deficiency Syndrome”   under   the   legitimate   supervision   of   Physiotherapists   and   exercise   professionals   who   must   be   capable   of   cutting-edge   health   policy   formulation and   implementation   blending   the   perspectives   of   great   Physicians   like   Hippocrates,   William   Osler,   James   Fries,   C.E.A.   Winslow,   Mayhew   Derryberry    and holistic lifestyle coach Paul Chek . 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