Physiotherapy / Physical therapy
Finding out the customer’s performance and limitations. The object of examination and evaluation can be the customer’s musculoskeletal and movement actions, structures and moving, taking care of oneself, home- and working life. Additionally, we will evaluate the impact of environmental factors on performance and limitations. We will evaluate the need for physiotherapy and possibilities, taking into account the customer’s own view and expectations. The examination in its different forms can be related to carrying out physiotherapy, monitoring or consultation. The most common examination methods are observation, interview, palpation or other manual examination, questionnaires and different tests and measuring. The acquired information will be used in clinical inference, making a physiotherapeutic diagnosis, planning physiotherapy, evaluating the effects of therapy, monitoring changes and communicating information.
The core of physical therapy lies in the use of the physical effects of mechanical energy, heat, light, electricity etc. to alleviate pain, improve metabolism and increase the stretch and relaxedness of soft tissue.
- Surface heat treatments, deep heat treatments (ultrasound) and cold treatments (cold packs and super cold therapy i.e. cryo)
- Electrical treatments used to alleviate pain and activate muscle, nerve or other tissues.
- Acupuncture, with the main goal of pain alleviation.
In manual therapy, the emphasis is on examining the customer’s physical performance, muscle-, nerve- and joint function, eliminating and preventing musculoskeletal limitations. Soft tissue and joint mobilization and manipulation as well as therapeutic exercises are the examination and therapy methods. The goal is to influence physical performance, joint operation, alleviate pain and normalise the operation of neural tissue and muscles.
- Soft tissue treatment: Treating muscles and related structures. Includes the mobilisation of neural tissue, massage and special treatments such as fluid circulation promoting treatments.
- Mobilising and stabilising a joint: Mobilisation aims at increasing range of motion with calm movements throughout the movement trajectory or a part of it. Movements are done within pain limits. The aim of stabilization is to reinstate optimal operation of e.g. a hypermobile joint and surrounding tissue.
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