Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

physiotherapy

“Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well” – Marcus Valerius Martial

The physiotherapy service provides identification, prevention and rehabilitation of acute or prolonged physical dysfunction or pain with an emphasis on movement dysfunction. Our physiotherapists work passionately trying to fix the movement and function for those patients who are affected by injury, illness or disability.

Few of the concerns addressed by our Physiotherapy Department are:

1. Muscle Pain

Muscle pain medically known as ‘Myalgia’ is simply pain in the muscles. The most common causes of muscle pain are tension, stress, injuries and physical activity. A muscle pain can be suspected if you experience – muscle tightness, bruising, weakness, inability to fully stretch your muscles. The treatment will vary depending upon the severity of the pain. Not all muscle aches are harmless and one should consult a doctor if –

– Pain continues after days of home treatment
– You are unsure of the cause of the pain
– There is a rash, swelling, redness along with a muscle strain

2. Stiffness of the Joints

Stiffness of the joints and muscles is experienced either after an injury, if the body has been inactive for a while, illness, a surgical procedure or if one has indulged in strenuous physical activity, incorrect posture while sleeping, sitting, working for long hours etc. Though the stiffness may reduce after a couple of days, one needs to pay special attention should the muscle tightness or joint stiffness persists.

3. Pre and Post-OperativeRehabilitation

Pre and post-operative physiotherapy exercises are both preventive and therapeutic. Pre-operative exercises allows patients to learn about the surgery, what to expect and practice some of the exercises that will help restore muscle strength, balance, gait and range of movement. Exercising plays a vital role in regaining function and strength after undergoing an operation. Post-operative care will include pain management and wound care. This begins immediately after surgery and may depend upon the type of surgery. A number of surgeries like knee replacement, shoulder, knee and spinal reconstruction, spinal surgeries and arthroscopies benefit a great deal from post-operative physiotherapy exercises.

4. Fractures

If you have had the unfortunate injury of a fracture or broken bone, it can be very painful and can lead to significant functional loss and disability. Depending on the severity of the injury, the loss may be temporary or permanent. Physiotherapy can help you return to optimum functional mobility as quickly as possible. Physiotherapy after a fracture often focuses on overcoming the negative effects of being immobilized by a cast or sling. Immobilization may cause loss of motion and strength and decreased functional mobility. If you have fractured your leg, your physiotherapist can help you improve walking and help decide if you should walk with a walker, crutches, quad cane or standard cane. If you have fractured an arm or shoulder, functional activities that focus on reaching and grasping may be included. Exercises to improve range of motion and strength may also be started. Particular focus is placed on the fractured area and the joints around the fracture. If you break a bone near your elbow, mobility exercises can be included for your elbow, wrist, and shoulder. Likewise, a fracture of the tibia (shin) will include exercises for the knee, ankle, and hip. Exercise can also help ensure that your bone can tolerate the loads and stresses that you may encounter during normal everyday function.

5. Sports Injury

There are a number of sports injuries a physiotherapist looks into, such as muscle strains, ligament sprains, dislocations and fractures. The most common type of sports injuries are – sprains and strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, Achilles tendon injuries, rotator cuff injuries, fractures, dislocations, pain along the shin. The type of physiotherapy treatments varies with the type of sports injury. Based on the results of physiotherapy evaluation and examination, your particular needs and goals, the physiotherapist formulates a comprehensive treatment plan. The treatment may begin immediately following your physiotherapy initial evaluation. The physiotherapist will document your succeeding treatment visits and determine whether your treatment plan will be changed or continued. One treatment may be effective for one patient, but may not be equally effective for the other. Only your physiotherapist or doctor can help you determine the appropriate intervention best for your particular sports injury.

In case you experience any of the above conditions, you can reach us at
04 285 9880 / 04 459 9904 for consultation with our Physiotherapist.

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