Who is physiotherapist?
-A physiotherapist or physical therapist is a health care professional who specialises in maximising human movement,function and potential.
What is physiotherapist work for?
What is physiotherapy treatment?
-Physiotherapy is scientific and evidence-based medical treatment, including a wide range of treatment methods,basically divided into
i) Physical assessment: assessment on physical joint and muscular system's mobility, joint alignment. From the assessment, Physiotherapist develops a clear plan of action for its future management, and estimation of number and frequency of treatments needed and outline actiivities for home and work to help your problem. Relief can be dramatic and long lasting.
ii) Manual therapy : hands on treatment e.g. soft tissue manipulation,joint mobilisation , spinal manipulation.
iii) Electrotherapy to reduce pain and inflammation; e.g. interferential currect, low frequency current, ultrasound therapy, spinal traction.
iv) Exercise therapy ; stretching and strengthening exercises , core muscle stability exercises.
v) Education; advice on suitable exercises, foot wear and posture care.
What can patient expect from physiotherapy treatment?
-After physiotherapy treatment you should have less pain,feel more mobile,flexible and comfortable in your movements.
-Sometimes, there mayeb some mild treatment soreness because physiotherapists may mobilise the stiff joint and moblilisation may stretch on the tight soft tissue, e.g. tendon,ligament,capsule,which may produce after treatment soreness.
-However,it may take period of time to recover,because,to loosen the tight joints or tissue with conservative method may need some times.
Conditions for physiotherapist treatment?
-Physiotherapist can work with you to achieve better and more cost-effective care. Some of the areas where physiotherapist can help are;
-Treating and reduce disomfort in patient who have acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain,
*Low back pain and neck pain.
*Joint pain including osteoarrthritis of hip.knee.shoulder,elbow.
*Prolapsed intervertebral disc or slip disc,spinal stenosis,sciatica pain.
*Cervical or lumbar spondylosis.
*Soft tissue injuries e.g. Frozen shoulder,wrist De quervain syndrome, heel pain(plantar fasciitis)
*Sport injuries e.g. shoulder rotator calf injury,tennis elbow,golfer elbow,wrist injury,sprain ankle,others tendinitis and ligament injuries.