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FOR PUBLIC: INFORMATION ABOUT PHYSIOTHERAPY AND HEALTH

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy means:
Health profession role in health promotion and disease prevention which includes examination, treatment, advice and  instructions to any person with movement dysfunction, bodily malfunction, physical disorder, disability, healing and pain from trauma or disease,and physical and mental conditions using various methods of treatment that includes: Therapeutic Exercises, Manual Therapy , Mechanical, Electrotherapy, Activity modification, Devices,with prevention of physical dysfunction.
      

Physiotherapy is Drug-free health care practice.

Physiotherapy  professionals study, advise on or provide preventive, curative, rehabilitative and promotional health services based on an extensive body of theoretical and factual knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of disease and other health problems. They may conduct research on human disorders and illnesses and ways of treating them, and supervise other workers.

The knowledge and skills required are usually obtained as the result of study at a higher educational institution in a health-related field for a period of 3–6 years leading to the award of a Bachelor or Masters in Physiotherapy.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Physiotherapist assess, plan and improves implement rehabilitative programs that improve or restore, human motor functions, maximize movement ability, relieve pain syndromes, and treat or prevent physical challenges associated with injuries, diseases and other impairments. They apply a broad range of physical therapies and techniques such as movement, ultrasound, heating, laser and other techniques. They may develop and implement programmes for screening and prevention of common physical ailments and disorders.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST IS CONCERNED WITH:

Assessing, treating and preventing human movement disorders, restoring normal function or minimising dysfunction and pain in adults and children with physical impairment, to enable them to achieve the highest possible level of independence in their lives; preventing recurring injuries and disability in the workplace, at home, or during recreational activities and promoting community health for all age groups.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST USE:

Skilled evaluation, skilled hands on therapy such as manual therapy involving mobilisation and manipulation,; individually designed exercise programmes, relaxation techniques, sophisticated equipment, hydrotherapy and biofeedback, specialised electrotherapy equipment, heat, ice and traction to relieve pain and assist healing and recovery, suitable walking aids, splints and appliances, patient education.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST MAY WORK IN:

One of the wonderful aspects of physiotherapy is the wide choice of work situations which you can enjoy. You may choose to see patients in a particular age range - teaching a young mother in preparation for the birth of her child; handling tiny babies with lung infections or cerebral palsy, coaxing older children (and adults) to move again after surgery, injury or burns. You will learn to analyse and treat the aches and pains of approaching middle age, and in old aged homes you may help the elderly to retain and regain their independence.

  • Public and private hospitals
  • Consultations
  • Private practice
  • Community health centres
  • Day care centres and nursing homes
  • Sports centres and with sporting teams
  • Schools and pre-schools
  • Research areas
  • Occupational health units
  • Educational Institutions
  • Goverment and Non Government Organizations
  • Special centres for people with physical disabilities
  • Home Based Rehabilitaiton.
  • Fitness Centre

BRANCHES IN PHYSIOTHERAPY

  • PHYSIOTHERAPY IN POST BURNS
  • CARDIO-RESPIRATORY PHYSIOTHERAPYCOMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION
  • EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION AND PHYSICAL FITNESS
  • ERGONOMICS
  • ENT-PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • GENERAL PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • GERIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • INDUSTRIAL PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • PHYSIOTHERAPY IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
  • NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • ORTHOPEDIC PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGY PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • OBESITY AND WEIGHT CONTROL
  • ONCOLOGY PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • PEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • VETERNARY PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • WOMEN HEALTH