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Physiotherapy

Goals of Physiotherapy in AL TAI MEDICAL CENTER

The goals of physiotherapy are to improve mobility and strength, to relieve pain and to restore physical function. This enables you to resume your regular activities of daily living including work, school, recreational activities, home-making and/or self-care. If the injury or disease is severe in nature, the goal is to assist you in returning to your maximal function.

CONDITIONS TREATED :

  1. MOTOR VEHICULAR ACCIDENT INJURIES
  2. WORK RELATED INJURIES
  3. ARTHRITIDES
  4. SPORTS RELATED INJURIES
  5. PRE/POST SURGICAL CONDITIONS
  6. OTHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS

- Back and Neck Pain
- Sciatica
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Tendonitis/Bursitis
- Strains/Sprains
- Pre/Post Natal Care
- Torticollis
- Scoliosis
- Disc Herniations
- Degenerative Joint/Disc Diseases
- Tenosynovitits
- Overuse Syndrome
- Soft tissue tightness and Contracture
- Immobilization Syndrome

MODALITIES USED :

Electronic muscle stimulators
induce muscle contraction in targeted muscle groups.

Electronic muscle stimulation machines add to your existing physical fitness regimen — or can be used to help you through painful health issues such as bone and joint injuries. Electronic stimulation provides muscle exercise without straining those injuries. After placing electrodes to your muscle group, this machine runs electricity through your body and targets specific muscle groups. This electricity forces a contraction of these muscles and simulates weight resistance exercises.

Traction

known as “spinal decompression therapy”, addresses the functional and mechanical aspects of discogenic pain and has been used by physiotherapists for years. Before the computer technology was available, and even now, we will do this manually.

LUMBAR TRACTION                                                       CERVICAL TRACTION

Traction is effective for:

  • Bulging, prolapsed, or herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Facet syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Neck pain
  • Pain radiating down the arm
  • “Pinched nerves”
  • Spondylitis

Ultrasound

ultrasoundUltrasound is high frequency sound waves, greater than 20,000 Hz. Therapeutic ultrasound is in the frequency range of 0.9 – 3 MHz.
The utilization of ultrasound has been a 20th century phenomenon. In addition to its use by the military to detect submarines, it was also used in the 1930′s for emulsification, and atomization of particles in a gas. Since then, ultrasound has been used therapeutically for its effects of cavitation, stable and unstable bubble formation, and a phenomenon called acoustic streaming or microstreaming.
Ultrasound is used to:

  • break up scar tissue and adhesions
  • reduce inflammation, swelling and calcium deposits
  • create a deep heat to a localized area to ease muscle spasms (much deeper than can be achieved with a hot pack – up to 5 cm)
  • increase soft tissue extensibility prior to stretching and exercise
  • facilitate healing at the cellular level
  • speeds metabolism and improves blood flow
  • reduces nerve root irritation
  • at low intensities can speed bone healing
  • enhance transcutaneous drug delivery by phonophoresis

4.Interferential Currents (IFC)

in Physiotherapy uses the transcutaneous application of alternating medium-frequency electrical currents, amplitude modulated at low frequency for therapeutic purposes.
IFC is used to:

  • Reduce muscle spasms and promote muscle relaxation
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Block pain
  • Stimulate circulation

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be defined as a variety of manual techniques designed to relieve stress, promote relaxation and general wellness in someone who has no definable health problems or help to mobilize various structures, relieve pain and swelling, prevent deformity and promote functional independence in someone who has a specific health problem.

The effects of massage are both physiological and psychological. Such physiological effects are pain management/reduction, improved circulation, lymphatic improvements, musculoskeletal improvements such as increased range of motion and decreasing spasms, improve respiratory function and increase the activity of the immune system. Psychologically, massage can help reduce stress, depression, anxiety and give the client a feeling of well being.

Manual and Manipulative Therapy

Manual and Manipulative TherapyJoint mobilization refers to techniques that are used to treat joint dysfunction such as stiffness, reversible joint hypomobility, or pain. These are graded according to the amount of force applied and movement that occurs at the joint and can vary from small oscillations to treat pain and muscle spasms to larger manipulative thrusts that move a joint beyond its physiological range of motion.

Cryotherapy

CryotherapyCryotherapy shrinks the capillaries, which slows bleeding and helps to prevent swelling. When you sustain a strain or sprain, tissue is taken well beyond its normal length and is often torn, at which point bleeding and swelling then occurs. This swelling will interfere with the circulation to the area and thus normal healing, so if you can do something at this point that prevents or reduces edema and inflammation it will definitely help expedite your recovery from an injury.

SHORT WAVE DIATHERMY

SHORT WAVE DIATHERMYIts unique induction field circuitry provides a short wave frequency of 27.12 MHz that penetrates deep into muscle tissues with negligible heating in the fatty layer or bone.

APPLICATION:

Effective in Inflammation of Sholder Joint, Elbow Joint, Cervical Spondylosis, Osteoarthritis, Ligament Sprains in Knee Joints, Low Back Ache, Heel Pain, Sinusitis etc

PARAFFIN WAX BATH

Paraffin Wax BathSystem soothes the pain of arthritis, joint stiffness, inflammation, sports injuries, muscle spasms, and dry, cracked skin. Intensive moisture therapy helps nourish skin; penetrating heat helps sooth aching joints, relax stiff muscles, and relieve work-weary hands..

EXERCISE STATION TUBING

The Thera-Band Exercise Station combines strength, balance and flexibility exercises into one convenient system for fitness and therapy. It is a platform that acts as a connection and integration EXERCISE STATION TUBINGpoint for various popular rehab and fitness devices, including exercise/fitness balls, elastic resistance tubing and bands, stability trainer pads, rocker boards, and wobble boards. The system allows easy progression of exercises by increasing the challenge or resistance of the exercise.

VACUUM THERAPY

vaccum therapyUses as an adjunct to transcutaneous electrical stimulator and massage therapy.

 

  • THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES

  • MANUAL RESISTIVE EXERCISES

  • MECHANICAL RESSITIVE EXERCISES

  • PROPRIOCEPTIVE NEUROMUSCULAR FACILITATION

  • WILLIAM’S EXERCISES

  • MC KENZIE’S EXERCISES

  • ROM EXERCISES AND STRETCHING EXERCISES

 

SHOCK WAVES THERAPY

Shockwaves are acoustic waves with an extremely high energy like ones which occur in atmosphere after an explosive event such as lightning strike or sonic boom.

THERAPEUTIC EFFECT

  1. Tissue regeneration

 

MEDICAL EFFECTS

  1. Ingrowth of neovascularization
  2. Reversal of chronic inflammation
  3. Analgesia and mobility restoration
  4. Release of trigger points

 

INDICATIONS

  1. Acute muscle strain healing
  2. Muscle regeneration support
  3. Acute muscle spasm
  4. Jumper’s knee
  5. Tennis elbow
  6. Shoulder tendonitis
  7. Groin pain acute tendon pain
  8. Heel spur
  9. Plantar fasciitis