Physiotherapy involves the treatment of pain or spasm that may have resulted from an injury or disease through physical methods. It consists of a series of exercises, massage, and other treatments that would not require medication.
Who is a physiotherapist?
A physiotherapist is a highly-trained professional who provides customized-treatment for patients suffering from injury, disease, illness, etc. The injury may result in leg, knee or thigh pain. Physiotherapists work in different variety of environments such as hospitals, private clinics, clubs, rehabilitation centers, fitness centers, etc.
What is the role of a physiotherapist?
A physiotherapist has several roles. It involves assessing the patient's physical condition, implementing a treatment plan, assisting patients in coping with wheelchairs, crutches, etc. The physiotherapist is also responsible for educating patients on ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and prevent the chances of attaining injuries. He/she is trained to take up cases of a wide variety of patients such as premature babies, children, pregnant women, athletes, patients suffering from strokes, cardiac diseases, or surgery.
What are the types of physiotherapy?
Orthopedic Physiotherapy: Aims at treating conditions such as strain experienced in the back, resolve the postural problems, injuries, arthritis, etc.
Neurological Physiotherapy: This treatment aims at treating disorders of the nervous system, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, etc.
Cardiothoracic: A type of physiotherapy that aims at treating cases of asthma and other cardio-respiratory disorders.
Consult with Dr. Heshmat to find out more about our physiotherapy services. Call our office at (650-470-0008) or request an appointment online.