If you are looking for a good physiotherapist Barwon Heads has a number of registered physiotherapists. In general physiotherapy is a medical practice that is concerned with the holistic development and recovery of patients who have lost some of their mobility or physical function to surgery, illness or injury. Throughout the years physiotherapy has slowly evolved into so much more, branching out into different specialties. To be able to provide the best kind of specialized treatment to patients who need the therapy.
SPECIALIZED KINDS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
Therapists are often involved in the medical care of athletes. In fact, many sports teams employ sports physiotherapists to develop physical programs that provide optimal physical advantages to the players. The practice of sports physiotherapy includes diagnosis of the injury. After the assessment of the initial injury the therapists will develop a program to promote healing and progressive management until the athlete can fully return to his sport. Sports therapists are also involved in the prevention of injury and educating their patients to avoid injury.
Orthopedic physiotherapy Ocean Grove is an area of physiotherapy that assesses, manages and provides rehabilitation for disorders and injuries in the musculoskeletal system brought about by orthopedic surgery. One of the most common specializations in physiotherapy, orthopedic physiotherapy often occurs in an out-patient clinical setting. Orthopedic therapists specialize in acute sports injuries, amputations, fractures, sprains, spinal conditions and other post-operative orthopedic procedures.
Neurological conditions often bring with them an impairment of physical functions with most patients having difficulty with their everyday life activities. Patients with neurological disorders (i.e., Parkinson’s disease, Palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke etc.) often suffer from visual problems, ambulation, lack of balance and loss of muscle strength and independence. Physiotherapy can address these concerns and by executing programs and techniques that restore or maintain function and slow the progression of the disease—all in all improving the quality of life of the patient.
CARDIOVASCULAR and PULMONARY
Physiotherapists specializing in cardiovascular and pulmonary physiotherapy are concerned with patient care and wellbeing pre- and post-surgery. Undergoing cardiovascular and pulmonary surgery can be rough and this specialization is focused mostly in increasing endurance (of heart and lungs) and restoring the functional independence of the patient. Included under this area of practice is the manual management of clearing lung secretions caused by cystic fibrosis.
Geriatric physiotherapy focuses on ailments that commonly plague the older adult. These include but are not limited to osteoporosis, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, cancer, hip and joint replacement and even incontinence.
Physiotherapists can also consult with other health professionals such as osteopath Ocean Grove, chiropractors, massage therapists and podiatrists to create a comprehensive treatment plan.