Physical therapy is a field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired physical and functional disorders in the musculoskeletal system.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation includes all approaches to increase the quality of life of the person. It is aimed to make the individual to be independent and in interaction with the society in self-care activities.
Physical therapy; is a non-pharmacological treatment for musculoskeletal system diseases or injuries, including applications to relieve pain such as hot and cold application to the body, electrical currents, spine traction, massage and exercise. It can be applied alone or in addition to oral treatments.
Rehabilitation is a form of treatment aimed at regaining lost movements and abilities that occur congenitally or later.
Which Methods Are Used in Physical Therapy?
There are different methods to be applied as physical therapy. One or more of these treatment programs may be preferred depending on the patient’s condition.
- Cold application (cold-pack)
- Hot application, (hot-pack), (infrared, paraffin)
- Deep heat (ultrasound, shortwave diathermy, microwave diathermy, ultraviolet)
- Electrotherapy, (galvanic, faradic, TENS, diadynamic, interference, laser therapy, electrotherapy with vacuum,
- Iontophoresis with ultrasound or electrotherapy
- Hydrotherapy (spa treatment, pool treatment, balneotherapy and fango applications)
- Mechanotherapy (mobilization and manipulation, traction, massage, splint, corset, bandage etc.)
- Therapeutic exercise practices.
- Pain relief taping applications.
What are the Goals of Physical Therapy?
- Reducing pain,
- Relaxation of muscles,
- Improving circulation,
- Elimination of inflammation,
- Regulation of functions, increase of movements,
- Coordination and strengthening of muscles,
- Decreasing the need for medication,
- There are many purposes such as prevention and correction of posture disorders.
In Which Diseases Can Physical Therapy Be Applied?
- Treatment of acute and chronic pains
- Follow-up and treatment of rheumatic diseases,
- Orthopedic rehabilitation and sports injuries
- Rehabilitation of neurological and neuromuscular diseases,
- Child rehabilitation,
- Metabolic bone diseases (Osteoporosis, etc.)
- Congenital or acquired joint and bone disorders
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Geriatric rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
What are the Benefits of Physical Therapy Applications?
- Reducing and recovery of pain, numbness, tingling, weakness,
- To help increase functions and regain range of motion,
- Prevention of unnecessary medical and surgical treatments in many cases,
- Ensuring less drug use,
- Providing effective treatment of many other diseases that cannot be treated with medication and surgery,
- Preventing the progression of diseases by becoming chronic,
- Improved quality of life.
Physical Therapy Practices in ROMMER FTR Medical Center
- Individual treatment; each individual is evaluated within himself/herself and a FTR program designed for that individual is applied.
- Holistic approach; Our patients are handled as a whole, not only with their sick areas, but also with the whole musculoskeletal system and other body systems.
- Functional therapy; It is aimed to make the patients an active individual without functional limitations.
- Preventive health; In order not to experience the same problems after the treatment, an exercise program based on preventive health principles is prepared for the patient.
Within the scope of these principles in ROMMER; we provide a high level of service in all patients related to physical therapy and rehabilitation.