What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is the service provided by Physiotherapists to the individuals and population in order to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional capacity throughout life. Physiotherapy is provided in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, pain, etc.
The objective of this area is to preserve, maintain, develop or restore (rehabilitate) the integrity of organs, systems or functions. It uses its own knowledge and resources as part of the therapeutic process in psycho-physical-social conditions to promote an improvement in the quality of life.
What does a physical therapist do?
The physiotherapist initiates a service by performing a physiotherapeutic diagnosis of the patient. He analyzes and interprets exams and medical reports to have a broad view of the patient's health status and identify any possible injury. He also observes the patient's movements, if he has motor difficulties or feels pain.
From the diagnosis, the physical therapist prescribes the treatment to be carried out.
The type varies according to the patient's condition and the lesion to be treated, and may be:
Cold and heat treatment
Anti cellulite therapy
The first part of the treatment is carried out in the presence of the physical therapist, who follows each movement and guides the patient through the exercise, identifying the progress in the restoration of movements.