Physiotherapy helps patients to improve and regain a limited range of motion. An important part of this is health maintenance education, the transfer of knowledge about the existing problem’s underlying disease, the increase in the range of motion of the joints, the development of muscle strength, condition and coordination, the restoration of mobility, and the development of healthy movement patterns.
When and for what kind of cases should you consult a physiotherapist?
- Physiotherapy used as part of conservative treatments.
- Treatments related to surgeries:preparation for surgery, postoperative rehabilitation
- Preventive physical therapy
- Preventive and rehabilitation physical therapy for athletes.
Physiotherapy/physical therapy is an important part of the healing process. In most cases the patient is referred to a physiotherapist by a specialist. During physiotherapy, we use movement therapy and treatments that help to restore patients’ painless movement and the ability of injured body parts to move, and to improve the general condition and load-bearing capacity of the whole body. With the help of physiotherapy, chronic pain can often be controlled, and the regular use of physical therapy exercises can relieve pain, thereby providing patients with a more active, better quality of life. If surgery is performed, on the day after the operation our physiotherapists will start physiotherapy treatment, depending on the patient's condition and the surgical procedure. During the physiotherapy sessions, we also teach our patients the exercises that can be performed with complete safety in a home environment. In addition to our qualified physiotherapists, state-of-the-art physiotherapy equipment helps the healing process. At our Orthopedic Center, we primarily provide individual physiotherapy sessions.
What happens at the physiotherapy clinic?
- Familiarization with the patient's medical history
- Health assessment
- Informing the patient about the purpose and expected result of the physiotherapy
- Physical therapy
- Additional manual therapy if necessary
- Occasional application of kinesiology tape
What kind of physiotherapy methods are used?
- Active movement therapy
- Manual therapy according to the Maitland concept
- McKenzie method
- Mulligan's manual therapy
- Fascial Manipulation or other soft tissue techniques
How long does a physiotherapy session last? What can you expect?
A single physiotherapy session lasts approximately one hour. Initially, it takes more time to clarify the cause of the complaints and to investigate, and this can involve increased pain. With time, the pain decreases/ceases, the intensity of therapy increases, and increasingly the joy of movement can be felt. Prepare to feel tired after your therapy!
How should you arrive for physiotherapy?
Bring your previous findings from any other institute. Wear loose, comfortable, sporty clothing that leaves the injured body part as free as possible. For higher intensity ankle, knee or hip physiotherapy, training shoes may also be required.