Physical therapy is a rehabilitation method of recovering parts of the body which are troublesome through exercise and hot/cold modalities, especially those who have been immobilized, and have impaired movement and flexibility. The aim of physical therapy is to get the patient to use their joints, increase flexibility, and range of motion as well as to gain higher levels of muscular strength. Physical therapy is not only used for rehabilitation but is also used post-operatively to help strengthen muscles and improve post-surgical performance.
Physical therapists (PT’s) work with the patient to make a personalized therapy program which is completely customized to suit their needs. It is the most sought after first line of treatment before doing any invasive procedure as it offers the most optimal conservative approach to managing the conditions.
Physical therapists cater to individuals of all ages, from newborns to people at the end of their life on conditions related to injuries, disabilities, or other health-related issues that need treatment; but they also help those who want to become healthier and prevent future problems.
Physical therapists work in vast settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, people’s homes, schools, workplaces, and nursing homes.
Types of Physical Therapy:
It is suitable for medical conditions such as fractures, sprains, chronic medical problems, and recovery from orthopedic surgery.
It helps seniors to return to full movement, reduce pain, and increase physical fitness to assist them to go around doing their own activities. It covers age-related conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders, and incontinence.
It helps people with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, brain injury, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injury, and stroke by helping to increase limb response, treat paralysis, and increase muscle strength.
It helps to increase physical endurance and stamina in people affected by cardiopulmonary conditions and related surgical procedures.
It diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions which affect newborns, infants, children, and adolescents including but not limited to developmental delay, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, flat foot, club foot, and other conditions that impact the musculoskeletal system.
Treats patients with balance problems due to ear infections or conditions to help patients to regain their normal balance and coordination.
Helps to fasten the process of absorption or drainage of accumulated fluid in patients with conditions that give rise to fluid accumulation in the joints especially feet.
Pelvic Floor Rehab
Treats urinary or fecal incontinence, urinary urgency, and pelvic pain arising from injuries or surgery.
Hot and cold therapy is used by the majority of therapists to treat musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, and swelling. It helps prevent muscle damage and muscle soreness.
Therapists use electrical stimulation as a method to revitalize your nerves and decrease pain. This works by passing electrical impulses to muscles which help block nerve pain receptors and causes the muscles to contract, improving blood flow and stimulating repair of injured muscles.
Water therapy is helpful in rehabilitation of joint complaints. It works by giving gentle resistance and decreasing the impact that movement has on the joints.
Types of Therapy:
Exercises and therapy techniques that help reduce and relieve pain such as joint and soft tissue setting, ultrasound, taping, traction, or electrical stimulation can help relieve pain and restore muscle and joint function.
Avoid Surgical Intervention.
PT helps you heal from any injury and in most cases surgery may not even be needed. It also helps in recovering faster if your muscles and joints are in better condition.
PT’s can help with problems like trouble in standing, difficulty in walking or moving. Stretching and strengthening exercises can help your ability to move. In some cases, they can advise on proper assistive devices for support.
PT’s understand that coordinate and balance work hand-in-hand and they can advise on assistive devices to help with safer walking. They can also perform specific maneuvers which quickly restore vestibular functioning, and reduce/eliminate the symptoms of dizziness or vertigo.
Recover from Sports Injuries.
PT’s can help prescribe joint specific exercises and recovery plans for sportsmen to recover faster and get back to their sports.
Recover from Stroke or Paralysis.
Stroke leaves a patient in some percentage of physical disability as they lose some degree of their function and movement. PT helps in strengthening the weakened muscles and tendons and improves gait and balance. Overall, helping in improving their ability to transfer and move around in bed, in turn, becoming independent around the home and reducing their burden of care for toileting, bathing, and activities of daily living.
The first part of starting physical therapy is to be screened for fall risk. Those who are at high-risk for falls are provided exercises to challenge their balance and judgment as a way to mimic real-life situations.
General improvement in health.
PT’s work with patients and people in general to help improve their general health, mobility, and flexibility.
Our team of trained physical therapists are available 24x7 to assist you in your path to recovery.
They understand and assess your physical condition.
Formulate a personalized care plan with dedicated exercises and therapies.
Work with you to help you recover faster.
Assess your condition and recommend continued exercises for long-term relief.
All in the comfort of your home. Round-the-clock virtual and physiotherapy at home sessions that are affordable and can be tweaked to suit your needs and schedules.