Almost everyone has been faced with short or long term back pain, which can be called the illness of the 21st century – lack of exercise or lack of physical activity together with physical overload, static way of life – these are the characteristics of a modern lifestyle, which lead to different health problems and can often cause serious illnesses, including a variety of bone, joint and muscle illness and injuries, as well as nervous system illnesses, such as stroke, which can reduce the quality of life and restrict movement. Regaining health and work abilities on your own in this situation can be challenging.
For the treatment to be effective, doctors specialising in different fields are working as a team together with physicians, to help the patient to regain health in the quickest and most effective method or complex of methods. Physiotherapy techniques and the possibilities vary. In which cases can a physical therapist help?
Usually physiotherapist can help in cases such as bone, joint and muscle illnesses and injuries, as well as nervous system disorders, including prevention of brain and spinal cord injury consequences. In the cases of cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, post-natal and post-surgery period, a physical therapist can help regain full health and previous quality of life. Physiotherapist works with patients in any age and different health conditions, including pregnant women, new mothers, infants, the elderly, as well as teenagers and young adults, who are in need of posture correction. For example, posture correction performed on school-age children will help avoiding serious problems in the future.
Physiotherapists also focus on people who want to strengthen their physical well-being, who attend gymnastic classes for general fitness or to improve their working abilities.
In the process of physiotherapy both active and passive methods are used. Often they are based on therapeutic exercises and an important part of successful therapy is active involvement of the patient in the treatment process. The treatments recommended by the physiotherapist cannot be bought in a pharmacy – for the treatment to be effective, a set of exercises, that are chosen by the physiotherapist, must be done at home regularly.
Patients are advised and the physiotherapy procedures are performed by experienced and knowledgeable specialists.
A consultation with the physiotherapist is recommended:
During the consultation the physiotherapist evaluates the patient’s physical indicators – posture, muscle strength and length using specific test methods for determining the health condition and chooses the most suitable physiotherapy methods to regain the most of health and work abilities.
With the help of this method, working together with the physiotherapist, it is possible to improve the overall physical condition of the body, it is very effective for post-traumatic rehabilitation.
The physiotherapist follows on proper performance of the exercise, evaluates the reaction of the body to different movements and chooses the suitable exercises.
During TENS (transcutaneous electrostimulation) and EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) procedures electrodes are placed on the skin and by applying these electrodes, the nerve receptors are being stimulated.
EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) maintains muscle nutrition and life processes, prevents muscle atrophy. Used in the cases of paresis or paralysis in order to normalise fat cell metabolism, to improve blood circulation, to strengthen the diaphragm and abdominal muscle wall. Duration of the procedure: 15-30 minutes.
TENS (transcutaneous electrostimulation) is a type of electric anesthesia and, nerve and muscle stimulation. This procedure reduces acute and chronic bone and muscle pain. Duration of the procedure: 15-30 minutes.
Ultrasound (US) therapy is a physical therapy method that converts ultrasonic wave energy into heat energy. Thus, the warming of tissue triggers the body’s biochemical and physiological processes, helps reducing inflammation, improves tissue regeneration and absorption process, reduces pain. Duration of the procedure: 5-10 minutes.
Phonophoresis is an ultrasound physical therapy method, which is a combination of ultrasound and medicine therapy. Duration of the procedure: 5-10 minutes.
Therapeutic massage improves the overall physical condition of the body, it restores mental and emotional balance. This therapy is used to treat illnesses and prevent them. During the procedure the specialist can perform full or partial body massage, as well as other therapeutic methods.
Therapeutic massage is recommended after injuries and in rehabilitation after muscular and skeletal system illnesses. With the help of massage lymphatic and blood flow is improved, mobility is restored, has a beneficial effect on muscle, joint, bone system and skin, helps in cases of nerve system and other illnesses, reduces tension caused by stress in the muscles, reduces pain, swelling, spasms and speeds up rejuvenation of the damaged tissue. Duration of the procedure: 30 min – 1.5 hrs.
Taping is a method of physiotherapy that improves the body’s physical condition, mostly used for acute and chronic pain. Physiotherapists attaches a special elastic band on certain parts of the body for several days, which help the muscles during movement, prevents them from excessive loads and improves joint stability, which is focused on body self-healing. This method contributes to proper function of muscles and joints, reduces swelling and pain, and risk of injury. The material is air and water permeable, it can stay on the skin for days and even weeks. It is possible to take a shower, bath, sauna, however it is not recommended to sunbathe naturally or in sunbeds.
Consultation with physiotherapist last around 30 – 60 min. The duration of the procedure depends on the type and health condition of the patient.
Our clinic “DiaMed” provides full medical care ranging from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. You can do it all – receive a referral to an examination and get examined, receive a qualified consultation about the diagnostics and treatment of your illness – in just one place, in our clinic, from our experts. Coming to the consultation bring any health related information and paperwork to the consultation – any previous examination and test results, medical institution extracts, consultant conclusions etc. Before performing the invasive manipulation, the doctor will inform the patient how to prepare for the surgery
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