What is Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which provides treatment of injuries, diseases and various conditions through exercises, manipulations, electrical modalities, patient education and many other treatment techniques over medication and surgery.
Who is a Physiotherapist?
A Physiotherapist is a highly educated health-care professional who has in-depth knowledge about how the entire body works and has highly specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent pain, injuries, diseases and disabilities.
What to expect in your 1st Physiotherapy session?
The Physiotherapist will discuss with the patient about the condition he/she is suffering from upon understanding medical history. The physiotherapist then examines and diagnoses the patient’s condition and designs a treatment plan for the patient.
When to see a Physiotherapist? / Which conditions are treated by a Physiotherapist?
When you are in Pain – Back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain etc, incase of any injuries, Pre & Post Surgery, Joint Stiffness, Arthritis, Ligament Injuries, Hip/Knee Replacements, Muscle Spasms, Muscle strains, Frozen Shoulder, Sports Injuries, Posture problems, Work – related injuries, Neurological conditions, Heart or lung related conditions, Balance & strengthening for elderly or even to increase physical fitness. Please visit our Services for an extensive list of conditions and diagnoses we see patients for.
What are the Benefits of Physiotherapy?
- Reduces and/or eliminate pain
- Improves muscle strength, balance & co-ordination
- Restores movement for walking, standing and running
- Drug free treatment
- Prevents surgeries
- Prevents injuries
- Increases physical activity and sports performance
- Improves breathing, cardiovascular functioning
- Effective recovery post surgeries, major illnesses/disabilities
- Promotes movement and functional Independence
What are the types of Physiotherapy treatments?
The types of Physiotherapy treatments are – Exercise therapy like strengthening exercises, , stretching, postural training, endurance training, cardio-vascular training, balance and co-ordination training; – Electrotherapy includes use of machines like I.F.T, TENS, Ultrasound, Muscle stimulator, Laser Therapy, Traction etc; Manual Therapy, Soft tissue mobilizations, Taping etc.
Yes you can come walk-in but it is advisable to take a proper appointment so that you can get your desired time slot and dedicated time by the therapist.
Every condition is different and severity is different. In general it takes upto 2-3 sessions or even one session or upto 6-8 weeks depending upon condition being treated.
It takes about 30 – 45minutes for one treatment session
No, physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor.
Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication.
Please feel free to call the Clinic to cancel/reschedule your appointment. Kindly do it well in advance to get your next desired time slot.