Physiotherapy, also known as Physical therapy is the branch of rehabilitative medicine which is basically oriented to help patient maintain, improve or recover their physical capabilities. Here the physiotherapist or physical therapists try to heal the patients whose movements might be undermined by the some factors like aging, disease, environmental factors and some physical means.
Physiotherapy is also meant to the healing or treatment of any injury, pain, and disease by physical mean. The physical therapist tries to maximize the quality of life and movement through the prevention, intervention, habilitation, promotion and rehabilitation.
Here we have used three terms, which are easy to understand:
Habilitation: It means making someone’s body fit and capable of doing something.
Rehabilitation: It does mean to make somebody capable of doing some activity or movement. They can no longer do properly, in other words restoring any abilities of a person.
Promotion: It is meant by the process of enabling people to increase the control over and improve the health.
Physical therapy: The Clinical health science
Generally, physical therapy is considered as the alternative therapy, but actually it is clinical health science where physical therapists study the medical science including anatomy, neuroscience and physiology to acquire the education needed for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation of patient and healing the physical problems
Physiotherapy is not the alternative therapy rather it is the study which is done by therapists and they work in the hospital, general practices and the physiotherapist is an expert who is able to treat and examine the people with neuromuscular, musculoskeletal ad cardiothoracic disease, by concentrating the condition and problems which undermine patients abilities to make proper move and function effectively.
Physical therapy: Therapy based on science
Physiotherapy is the science based therapy that is committed to extend, apply, evaluate and review the evidence which underpins and informs the practice and delivery. At the core is the exercise of clinical judgment and informed interpretation.
What does physiotherapy do?
Physiotherapy is the skill to treat and skills to treat the wide range of physical problems and that is linked to different system of body, including:
- Neuromuscular systems – Pertaining to both nerves and muscles. Nerves include the brain, spine and nerves throughput the body. Neuromuscular refers to the neuromuscular junction where fibers and nerves meets and neuromuscular transmission where the transfer of impulses and information occur from nerve to muscle.
- Musculoskeletal systems – the organ system which makes the ability to move the muscles and bones (muscular and skeletal systems). The musculoskeletal system is the system which gives the form, movement and stability. The musculoskeletal system comprises our bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, joints, ligaments and connective tissues.
- Cardiovascular systems – This includes the heart and circulatory system where the circulatory system carries nutrients and oxygen to tissues of body via blood vessels and removes the waste and carbon dioxide.
- Respiratory systems – The respiratory system include organs involved in breathing including lungs, throat, nose, bronchi, larynx and trachea.
In many countries doctors refers their patients to physical therapists which results in more patients going straight to physical therapists without visit to a doctor while physical therapists works as a part of team with other health care and social car professional.
How Physiotherapy help?
The human body is basically the complex system which is made up of hundreds of boned and points, miles of muscles and ligament where all works in the perfect balance. When any accident or illness affects the body, physiotherapy is much able to restore the health and restore mobility.
A physiotherapist help patient in hospital and clinics while working in accordance with the physician and other health professional. Physiotherapists also provide their services in public health units, home and long term care program and sport medical clinics.
Physiotherapy is meant to treat the whole body where by going through the clinical research, physiotherapists develop techniques to prevent and treat physical disorder and injury. There were times when any accident or illness makes affects over body; the physiotherapist’s professional is able to restore mobility. The ongoing clinical research is evolving the techniques to prevent and treat physical disorders in and injuries in better way.
Physiotherapy is aimed to help people who are suffering with heart disease, stroke and the problems which makes problem for him to getting around such as arthritis and joint pain. Physiotherapy helps joints stay flexible, improving balance and helping manage pain and chronic condition.
Most of the sports reasons athletic injuries, sprains, strains and ligament tears. To assist this, Physiotherapy also include sport specific exercise such as bracing, taping, ultrasound and icing which ensure professional and casual athletes to stay in game without risking more injury.
Physiotherapy also includes the treatment for bladder and bowel control. The people who are suffering from pelvic pain and incontinence also get the help from physiotherapy while the people who have had prostate surgery can also be able to regain and healthy lifestyle with the help of physiotherapy. To alleviate incontinence, pelvic pain and prostrate post-surgical condition, physiotherapy includes muscle re-education and stimulation, bladder habit retraining and biofeedback.
Many people suffer from low back pain, neck, knee, shoulder injuries, joint or muscle problem and tendonitis which can be treated with orthopedics or manual therapy physiotherapist and the strength, comfort can be restored.
Physiotherapy can treat asthma, emphysema, bypass surgery or heart attack recovery by optimizing heart and lung function.
The prescribed exercise, manual therapy and splinting techniques promoting optimal hand function assist in recovery from hand injury or disease.
Physiotherapy is the therapy which plays a vital role in diagnosing and treating the neurological, orthopedics and respiratory condition which can impact childhood development such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and developmental delays.
Benefits of physiotherapy
Physiotherapy has the long history where its past tell the story when the patient was given the massage and manipulation and seen as being outside the medical science which was centered on drug related treatment and surgical procedures. At that time, physiotherapy used to employ heavy, water based application and electric stimulation to cure the disease while some see this as exploiting the desperately ill and gullible that is why it was deemed as useless. It was not until WW II that significant advances began to be made but still decades passed before profession could achieve the recognition as specialized field of medicine.
Physiotherapy has come a long way from the early nineteenth century when massage and manipulation were seen as being outside the circumference of medical science, which at the time centered on drug treatment and surgical procedures. In those days physiotherapy employed heat, electrical stimulation and water-based applications to aid movement and function. This practice was seen by some as exploiting the desperately ill and gullible and therefore deemed useless. It wasn’t until World War II that some significant advances began to be made, but still decades passed before the profession could gain the recognition as a specialized field of medicine.
The widened scope of physiotherapy unraveled the numerous benefits to public. Then profession generally addresses neurological, cardiopulmonary, orthopedic and cardiac problems in infants, children, adults and geriatrics. The orthopedic disorders such as sport injuries, joint disorders, back and neck pain, amputation, post-operative conditions, arthritis and fractures are treated by physiotherapy. The orthopedic surgery takes place in private practice which depends on the stage of condition. Intervention involves therapeutic exercises to improve strength, endurance and rage of motion, joint mobilization in order to reduce stiffness and modalities for relieving pain. The orthopedic patient is trained in the use of an ambulation device in order to help restore or enhance movement.
Physiotherapy’s caseload is taken over majorly by the neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, strokes, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury and cerebral palsy. A stroke patient might have hemiplegia which is the paralysis on one side of body, hemiparesis which is weakness on one side of body, abnormal muscle tone and neglect of one side of body. Physiotherapy is the best remedy to treat these diseases and injuries and to train the individual to compensate these deficits. Here Intervention focuses on muscle reeducations, restoring, transfers, gait improve and training in the use of mobility aids.
Physiotherapy is essential in reducing spasticity and deformity for children suffering from cerebral palsy. Further it is also helpful in improving the postural control, training the child to use assistive devices and adopting all those activities that are necessary to maximize the functional independence of child. Physiotherapist also educate patient to carryover what he has learned during session.
Physiotherapy interventions also get the fine response from Cardiopulmonary conditions while the patients who get difficulty while performing their daily activities, feels shortness of breath and decreased endurance, get able to achieve the improvement through guided exercises and resistance training. Intervention includes counseling for risk factors, educating patient to prevent future recurrence and behavior modification.
For the patient, who has gone through cardiac surgery, physiotherapy is started early to prevent patient from losing functions and strength. There are many patient especially elderly, becomes fearful after cardiac surgery. For those patients, Proper training in getting in and out of bed walking and pushing up from chair can help patient gain their confidence and recover easily.
Why choose us?
Physiosolution is the center of excellence for women health and here you can bridge the gap between treatment, exercise and lifestyle and welcoming environment with the specialist physiotherapy solutions, functional exercise programs which are targeted to your goals and timely advice and suggestions depending upon your needs.
At Physiosolution, we provide consultation as essential prior to starting any program with us. Before starting any treatment, we first tries to ensure that we must have complete understanding of your current history and develop the best treatment/exercise plan to help you reach the goals.