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Physiotherapy - Today it hurts, tomorrow it works  

 

Physiotherapy is the treatment of ailments related to joint, muscles and nerves which involves doing exercises or part of your body massaged or warmed.

 

Importance of physiotherapy for everyone

Physiotherapy helps everyone who has general medical conditions, like illnesses or injuries that limit their ability to move and function. It helps to reduce or eliminate pain and improve mobility. It also avoids going for surgery and helps to recover from stroke.

 

Physiotherapy in daily life

Physiotherapy repairs the body in a slow, steady and sustainable way. Continuous physiotherapy can control the neurological disorders.  It is an excellent healer of cardio pulmonary issues in the body.

 

Benefits of physiotherapy in arthritis

Physiotherapy helps to understand how arthritis affects you. It helps to manage your pain and improve your fitness so that you become stronger, more flexible and more mobile.

 

Types of Physiotherapy Treatments

Various types of physiotherapy treatments include cold therapy or cryotherapy, heat therapy, electrical stimulation, TENS, range of motion (ROM) exercises, strengthening exercises and soft tissue mobilization.

 

1) Cold therapy reduces pain and swelling, especially in immediate injuries. This is achieved by ice pack application and ice massage.

2) Heat therapy uses devices like hot packs, Paraffin wax bath, infrared heat; ultrasound and diathermy to help improve your blood flow especially at the site of injury, thus, speeding up healing. It can also help soften tight tissues and relieves pain.

3) Electrical stimulation is used to prevent muscle weakening in people with paralysis and assist in gaining muscle strength after surgery.

4) TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a type of electrical stimulation. A TENS device helps to temporarily relieve pain.

5) Range of motion exercises is prescribed to increase or maintain flexibility of joints and reduce stiffness. Soft tissue mobilization or therapeutic massage is used to relax your tight muscles, relieve pain and reduce swelling.

Ailments for which physiotherapy is available

 

There are many types of physiotherapy available for different ailments.

 

1) Respiratory treatments include techniques for correct breathing, usage of certain devices and positioning for optimum lung expansion.

2) Rehabilitation post-surgery includes knee replacements and hip replacements along with the cardiac surgery. Pain and swelling are dealt first after post-surgery, then further exercises are done to improve body functions.

3) Actively ageing treatments include strengthening and balancing along with certain exercises to ensure your future is pain free and independent.

4) Pediatric physiotherapy includes exercise for physical disabled people and children having growth issues. Treatment also includes certain exercises and stretches for sports injuries.

5) Rehabilitation exercises post stroke/aneurysm is to ensure the person moves arms and legs freely.

6) Ante natal and post-natal physiotherapy is for mothers before and after they deliver babies. Ante natal exercises like pelvic floor exercises, back care and joint pains ensures that the mother is in optimum health post-delivery.

 

Physiotherapy for back pain

The common causes of back pain are strain, health problems, lifestyle, pregnancy and obesity. The physiotherapists are specialized to treat acute and chronic back pain. With proper medical advice and physiotherapy, back pain can be treated permanently.

 

Importance of physical therapy after surgery

Physiotherapy after a surgery offers long-term benefits like joints movement, recover strength in muscles, building up strength in joints and surrounding muscles. It helps to ease pain and swelling and help with circulation of blood right after surgery to avoid blood clots. To achieve these long-term goals, physiotherapists focus on stretching of muscles and joints. There are exercises to strengthen the body, ice and heat application, ultrasound and electrical stimulation.

 

Philips physiotherapy & Rehab@home

Physiotherapy, as a healing method of treatment, focuses majorly on patient’s mobility recovery. The physiotherapists follow a detailed process of assessing, diagnosing and treating the disabilities. They heal patients in the comfort of their home and a comprehensive care plan is made as per their needs.

Rehab Services@home are known for giving compassion to the patients and help them cope with difficult situation. It helps them in better management and maintenance of health in a homely environment.

 

Care areas

1) Back Pain

2) Sports injuries

3) Post-surgical rehab after joint replacement, cardiac surgery, etc

4) Paralysis

5) Cerebral palsy

 

Care delivery

1) Neuro rehabilitation of patients

2) Cardiac rehab

3) Pulmonary rehab

4) Musculo-skeletal rehab

 

Key Features

1) Heal in the comfort of home

2) Well-qualified and experienced physiotherapists and rehab specialists

 

Benefits provided by Philips physiotherapy & Rehab@home

 

1)  Better clinical outcome: The physiotherapists follow a detailed process of assessing and diagnosing the problem and, subsequently facilitate the process of recovery.

2) Cost effective treatment: Customized accordingly to each individual’s need, the physiotherapy and rehabilitation services at home are cost effective as compared to hospitals.

3) Improved quality of life: Schedule Physiotherapy appointments according to your convenience and get treated at the comfort of your home.