Welcome To Noor Zainab Institute Rehabilitation Centre Physical Therapy
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
Physical therapists are experts not only in treating pain, but also its source. They will look for areas of weakness or stiffness that may be adding stress to the places that hurt. And they will treat those areas with certain exercises to ease pain and help you move better.
A physical therapist is a movement expert, one that can identify weak areas and help you strengthen them. They can also help you increase flexibility, mobility, stability, and balance as well as help you relieve your back pain without pain medication.
Initially, your physical therapist will identify areas of weakness that are causing your pain through functional testing and diagnostic imaging. They will then create a customized physical therapy plan targeted at improving your activities and strengthening weak core muscles. In the end, physical therapy will help relieve your pain, improve your posture and help you be stronger in all aspects of your life. Physical therapy (PT) is recommended for those who have been injured or have movement problems due to an injury, illness or disability. PT’s are able to help strengthen muscles, gain range of motion, and improve balance and coordination; with the goal of improving mobility and function. Our goal is to help each individual and child reach his or her fullest potential in activities at school, home, and in the community. If a child is unable to crawl or walk on their own, we can help determine what type of adapted equipment, walker or crutches will help them improve their mobility.
Physical therapists use many different techniques to help and decrease pain and stiffness, improve motion and strength, and improve mobility.
Therapeutic exercise is often used by physical therapists to help people gain range of motion, increase strength, and improve function. Patient education about a condition or illness is most important to the practice of physical therapy, and therapists may use charts, models, and diagrams to help you understand the diagnosis and prognosis
A treatment plan, based on your assessment, will be discussed with you. Every patient is unique and therefore their treatment needs to be individualized to their medical history, injury and goals. For Example. two people may each have pain in their leg, the root causes may be very different and therefore the treatments will be different.
Your Physiotherapist has a variety of treatments that may be recommended and could include one, or more, of the following:
Manual therapy: This is often referred to as “hands on” treatment where the Physiotherapist will use their hands to work on your joints and/or muscles. Manual techniques are often used to help improve mobility.
Electro-Therapeutic modalities: Modalities (machines) are often used to decrease inflammation and pain, improve circulation and improve strength. These may include ultrasound, laser, interferential current, ice, heat etc.
Taping: This may be appropriate for the specific sport(s) you need to return to or for postural correction.
Exercises: This is a very important part of your treatment. Strengthening, range of motion and/or posture exercises may be given for your specific injury or condition to help you maximize the gains you have made during treatment.
Home program of self-management: In addition to your treatment, you will likely also be provided with a home program of exercises to do once you have completed your treatment.
Special Children Physiotherapy
The Physical Therapists are probably the best known of the therapists who work with children with special needs. They use exercises to help their patients gain and maintain the best possible use of their bodies. They also try to improve breathing, prevent the development of deformities and stop the deterioration caused by some progressive diseases.
The physiotherapist will assess your child’s problems and teach you exercises to do with him at home. It can also show you ways to manage your child, which will encourage good movement patterns.
If your child receives physical therapy at school, try to learn the exercises so that you can continue with them during the holidays.
There is a variety of ideas among physiotherapists on the best way to treat some conditions, especially cerebral palsy.