Physiotherapy is the treatment of any disease; deformity or malfunctions, by distinct therapeutic measures like exercises, heat etc. and has, over the years, gained vast acceptance as a sophisticated and essential medical technology.
In short Physiotherapy is a broadened branch of modern science; novel in approach, grand in status and proven in its effectiveness which strives not only for the improved functional status of the patient but for his improved quality of life too. Following injury and periods of immobilisation, patients may be affected by muscle weakness and loss of function.
Physiotherapists use various techniques to rehabilitate and re-educate patients, such as:
- Teaching personalised exercise programmes.
- Proprioceptive training.
- Soft tissue massage.
The department offers comprehensive services in areas of:
- Cardiac Rehabilitation.
- Physiotherapy in Geriatrics.
- Neuro Rehabilitation.
- Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics.
- Physiotherapy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
- Physiotherapy in Sports injuries.
- Physiotherapy as endurance exercises after liver/kidney transplant.
An essential aspect of physiotherapy treatment is rehabilitation, which may be required in order to re-educate a person to enable them to safely return to their normal life be it work ,sport.
The core skills used by physiotherapists include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro-physical modalities. Physiotherapists also have an appreciation of psychological, cultural and social factors which influence their clients.
The following are just a few of the areas physiotherapists work:
- Intensive Care
- Womens Health
- Care Of The Elderly
- Stroke Patients
- Mental Illness
- Learning Difficulties
- Terminally Ill