What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a branch of medicine that treats and rehabilitates patients affected by injuries, diseases and some other problems of the body through non-pharmacological and non-surgical methods.

What is the purpose of physiotherapy?

The goal of physiotherapy is to help patients return to their normal functioning and improve their quality of life through specialized methods, exercises, massage and individualized care.

Physiotherapists work collaboratively with patients and the medical team to create an appropriate and effective treatment plan.

What can be treated with physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy treats a wide range of health and musculoskeletal problems. These include:
1.Orthopedic and traumatological injuries:muscle strains and muscle spasms, bone fractures, tendinitis, damage of menisci and ligaments of the knee.
2. Spine Problems: Back pain, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, spondilitis ankilosant, hernieted disc.
3.Post-operative rehabilitation: To improve functioning after surgical interventions.
4. Neurological problems: Includes the treatment of patients with limited motor skills, such as after a cerebral stroke or neurological disease.
5. Sports Medicine: Rehabilitation of athletes after frequent injuries and strains of athletes and improve sports performance.
6. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation: Treats patients with heart, lung, and liver problems.

How does a physiotherapist treat his patient?
Physiotherapists use a series of examination methods to assess the patient’s state of health. These examination methods are used to make a complete assessment of the patient’s condition and determine an appropriate treatment plan. The physiotherapist will work in collaboration with the patient to determine treatment goals and provide effective and personalized assistance for each individual.

What methods are used in physiotherapy to treat patients?

Physiotherapy uses many methods to treat patients, including:
1. Physical therapy: Used to improve physical function and reduce pain.
2. Manual therapy: E.g. massage, articular mobilization, manual medical techniques to fix dysfunctions.
3. Therapeutic exercises: Individually designed programs to increase strength, flexibility and coordination.
4. Electrotherapy: Electricity is used to stimulate muscles or to treat pain.
5. Hydrotherapy: Therapy in water, e.g. in swimming pools, to reduce pressure on muscles and joints.
6. Ultrasound: It is used to treat certain areas of the body through ultrasound vibrations, etc.