Most frequently asked questions and their answers
Physiotherapy, also popular as Physical therapy, is an allied health science branch. It is a science-based methodology with constant upgrading research to treat the human body. It includes thorough study of the human body, particularly the muscle, nerves and joint system. It involves studying anatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology, psychology, medical conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, exercises prescription and electrotherapy.
A physiotherapist is a university bachelor’s degree holder and a Physiotherapy council licensed practitioner. Physiotherapists have vast knowledge about the human body and have proficient skills to rehabilitate various muscle strains, joint ache and stiffness, neurological and medical conditions. The aim of physiotherapy is to regain your health, improve quality of life and enhance performance.
Physiotherapists at REHAB STATION are highly efficient in Sports Injury, Preventive Rehabilitation – PREHAB, Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Age-related conditions.
Sports physiotherapy is a specialized branch of physiotherapy that deals with injuries and other problems associated with sports. Sport injuries are different from regular everyday injuries. As athletes are usually placed under high strenuous demands, that increases the stress on muscle, bone and joints.
A sport physiotherapist works as a part of the larger team that looks after the complete health and fitness of the team or an athlete. Sports physiotherapists help athletes with a sport-specific detailed evaluation, recover from an injury or even provide education/ PREHAB to prevent further injuries or chances of re-injury.
Sport Physiotherapists at REHAB STATION are highly qualified in Sports Injury, Preventive Rehabilitation – PREHAB, post –operative rehabilitation.
Neuro physiotherapy is a specialized branch of physiotherapy that aims at treating patients who suffer from disorders that are neurological in nature. “Neuro” means related to the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
A Neuro physiotherapist is an expert with in-depth knowledge of all these structures of the human body.
Neuro physiotherapists not only treat just the brain, nerves or spinal cord but they also treat the muscles, joints and overall simple movement patterns like walking, sitting, standing as it has got a direct connection to the brain.
Neuro Physiotherapists at REHAB STATION are highly qualified in Neurological and Age- related conditions.
There is a wide range of treatment approaches used by physiotherapists to accelerate the recovery and help you get back to your routine!
- Physiotherapy Exercises (Exercise therapy)
- Manual therapy
- Joint mobilization
- Myofascial release
- Physiotherapy Taping – Kinesio taping, strapping, etc
- Neuro Developmental Techniques
- Gait training
Prehabilitation/ PREHAB is an upcoming strategy to prevent injuries in athletes, recreational sports persons or anyone with an active lifestyle.
Basically, it involves injury risk factors assessment and a training program before the injury happens.
PREHAB cannot be generalized, as it is very specific to an athlete/ individual depending on the demands of the sport, position of the athlete and each athlete’s physical capacity. Example: Demands of the sport on Goalkeeper vs Defender are very different in all the aspects.
That is why it is highly recommended to seek advice from a sports physiotherapist to enhance your performance and lower the risk of injury.
If you are interested in our Pre-injury Assessment and PREHAB programs either as athlete, team or club, book an appointment with us.
Physiotherapists are experts at rehabilitation of injury. In addition, they can help and guide someone who is not injured or experiencing any pain or discomfort. The aim is to prevent injuries and improve performance in sports or activities of daily living. Individuals of any age group or gender can consult a physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy can be started in the acute phase that is immediately after an injury. Depending on the type and severity of injury, age of the client, the physiotherapist will evaluate, guide and design a treatment plan for the client. Physiotherapists are also experts at treating long standing, persistent pain. In situations where further guidance is needed the physio can refer you to doctors (orthopaedic surgeons, neurologists, cardiologist, etc). Thus physiotherapy can be started in any phase of recovery but we recommend to start it as early as possible to get best and faster results.
Pre-operative physiotherapy can be very beneficial as it can help to reduce the chances of postoperative complications, help to fasten the recovery time and boost confidence in the patient.
NO, you do not need a prescription to consult a physiotherapist. Similarly, you need not have any pain or complaints to see a physiotherapist.
- Our expert physiotherapist will note down your problems and detailed history.
- We take a written consent from each client and reassure confidentiality throughout the assessment and treatment.
- Detailed assessment is done by the physiotherapist using their expert skills, advanced equipment like HUBER®360 and video analysis. Sports specific assessment is done for athletes (competitive/recreational).
- Based on the thorough assessment, you will be consulted. The therapists design a treatment program, which is individualized and tailored as per your complaints/ requirements.
- Plan of action will be chalked down after explaining the assessment report to you. This can happen on the same day or next session.
At REHAB STATION, we follow our motto of relief, recover and regain. We first aim to reduce the pain and complaints of the clients using manual therapy, mobilization, electrotherapy and exercise therapy. As the complaints start reducing we focus on exercise therapy, gaining mobility and strengthening. After any injury, mobility, muscle strength and flexibility, balance, endurance reduces. This has to be regained. Thus, we strongly recommend patients to continue physiotherapy even after pain subsides, in order to reduce chances of recurrence and re-injury and go back to normal routine. In most of the cases, one need not see the physiotherapist on a daily basis. We give home programs to patients after a few sessions which have exercises (exclusively for you) that can be performed easily at home or workplace or in the gym.
Posture is the position assumed holding your body and limbs while sitting, standing and lying down. A good posture means that you hold your body in such a way that gives minimum strain and effort on your spine and limbs.
YES, physiotherapy helps to correct your posture and moreover prevents postural deviations leading to any pain or complaints, for example neck/back pain due to long hours of desk job.
Falls are one of the leading causes of accidents in the people over the age of 65 years. It is important to have clear understanding of a “fall” . Fall can be defined as “an unplanned, unexpected contact with a supporting surface”. A surface may not necessarily mean a floor, but may also mean a wall or a chair, etc.
Once an incident of fall has occurred, an individual has fear of fall. However, many individuals have fear of fall without falling even once! This fear is crippling and may disable you in many ways, including performing your day- to- day activities.
Here are some points, which may help you understand your fear better:
• Anxiety can present itself in the form of pounding heart beats, headaches
• Shortness of breath
• Shaky legs
• Stiffness in the muscles
• Feeling dizzy
• Having frequent thoughts and constant fear about falling
Ageing is one of the common causes, as it sets in the degenerative processes in our body. Moreover, uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes, vertigo, surgeries, pain, etc. also contribute for the reasons of fall. There are numerous different causes of falls in different age groups.
Fear of falls makes you:
• Less confident about walking
• Makes you take support while walking
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