What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy, also called medical gymnastics, helps treat and prevent symptoms, diseases and injuries. It is medically prescribed and with that an addition or even alternative to medication or even surgery. The physiotherapist works either stationary, e.g. in hospitals or rehab clinics, or ambulatory in a practice. They can also work mobile to support patients with physical disabilities. Physiotherapy is being separated into active and passive therapy forms. With active forms, like equipment-based physiotherapy, the patient performs the exercises himself to fight symptoms. With passive forms, for example, manual lymph drainage, the therapist is doing the movements.
Who Requires Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is always being prescribed by a doctor. It can be used for a variety of conditions or even replace surgery. After ending the joint work with the physiotherapist, the patient is often requested to continue performing the learned exercises on his own. The length of the therapy depends on the symptoms.
Treatment of the Musculoskeletal System
When the spine and limbs need treatment or after injuries and surgeries, a doctor will often prescribe physiotherapy. Broken bones are being treated with equipment-based gymnastics, just like rheumatism and scoliosis. With a clubfoot, correctly performed stretching can already help a lot. Furthermore, physiotherapy can treat slipped discs and sports injuries.
Treatment of the Nervous System
Neurological conditions can be fought against together with a physiotherapist as well. Here, especially the cooperation of the sensor system and motor skills of the patient is being trained. This way paralyses and multiple sclerosis but also injuries of the central nervous system and movement and functional disorders after head and spinal cord injuries can be treated thanks to physiotherapy.
Treatment of the Inner Organs
By training effective breathing and special coughing techniques, conditions like asthma, fibrosis of the lungs and cystic fibrosis can be alleviated. Regular walking training and movement therapy can improve blood circulation and endurance which helps with contracted vessels and lymphatic pathways. Additionally, physiotherapy can counteract disturbance of the bowel functions like Morbus Crohn.
What Does a Physiotherapist Need?
Health is the main focus. Physiotherapy is specialized to support the patient on his way to recovery. But a well-equipped workplace is just as important as medical knowledge. Especially the therapy table is significant in physiotherapy. One example is the therapy table BARCELONA by Coinfycare.
Modern and Versatile
The therapy table BARCELONA by Coinfycare is perfect for physiotherapy. Thanks to a roundabout switch it can be adjusted in height to fit different forms of therapy as well as the patient's needs. It has an adjustable headrest and armrests as well as a liftable leg part. This way you can also do seated treatments or treat the feet. The frame is accompanied by retractable wheels so the therapist can move the table in the room with or without the patient on top.
This high-quality table offers all the features that are needed for different forms of therapy. It perfectly complements the physiotherapist's work, who can now support the patients on their way to recovery as effectively as possible.