Physiotherapy / Rehabilitation
We have physiotherapists on our medical team. They provide a range of treatments that fall under the category of primary medical care.
Physiotherapy (derived from Physical Therapy) attempts to tackle illness, injury or disability. These may prevent full movement and function in parts of the patient’s body.
What is physiotherapy useful for?
Physiotherapy is useful for conditions related to
-Bones, joints and soft tissue
-Brain and Nervous system
-Heart and circulatory system
-Lungs and the respiratory system (for breathing problems)
Thus physiotherapy is useful for many illnesses and conditions including
-Neurological conditions like Parkinson’s, Strokes, Multiple sclerosis etc.
-Neuromusculoskeletal conditions like backpain, injuries from falls, arthritis, sports injuries etc.
-Cardiac conditions like rehabilitation after a heart attack
-Respiratory conditions like Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and Cystic Fibrosis.
What do our physiotherapists do?
Our physiotherapists use many techniques to restore mobility and functionality to the affected parts of the body. Some procedures can be done manually. Others require the use of specialized equipments too.
Several instruments are portable. Our physiotherapists can bring them and use them for their patients at home.
Treatment of patients usually follows on the prescription of the doctor. Before we provide physiotherapy services we will need some details about the patient.
What are the steps in a treatment plan using physiotherapy?
First and most important is the diagnosis and plan of treatment prescribed by the doctor. Then we will need to know about the current condition of the patient. This may require a visit and examination by one of our physiotherapists.
We also need to know about the home environment of the patient. This is in order to make an assessment of whether any obstacles exist which can prevent full and complete recovery. For example, a patient who needs to spend time walking may need ample space to do so. Recovery may not be full, if the opportunity to walk is limited.
The treatment prescribed may be a one-time session with a physiotherapist. It may also be a prolonged and extended treatment that requires several sessions with a physiotherapist.
All treatments provided by our physiotherapists are done in full consultation with the patient’s doctor. We keep records of our treatment.
If you want to arrange a physiotherapist to visit you, call us, send us a message or click on the “Book now” button on this page or “Book a Service” button at the top of the page.