Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What do you think about Physiotherapists ??????

Physiotherapists work to prevent, rehabilitate and treat movement disorders. In order to do this they work with those parts of the body that are involved in movement: muscles, tendons, joints, the nervous system, the circulatory system, and respiration.
The mentally ill can also benefit from physiotherapy. One of the cornerstones of physiotherapy is the integrated nature of body and mind. Working with physical aspects will thus influence perceptual, intellectual and emotional aspects.

Physiotherapy is practised at all hospitals  both in physiotherapy departments and in other wards

On a local level physiotherapy treatment is offered at institutions for children, for the elderly, and for the handicapped. In the case of special needs, treatment can be offered at home.

Physiotherapy clinics offer treatment, prophylactic training and rehabilitation on an outpatient basis following referral from a doctor.

Some examples of the methods a physiotherapist can use: coordination training, fitness and endurance training, stretching, muscle strengthening, massage, joint mobilisation, treatment with various electrical devices, instruction in ergonomics, body-awareness training, breathing exercises, instruction concerning the need for and use of aids, and general as well as specific consultation

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