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Physical therapist

A physical therapist is a rehabilitation specialist with a medical degree who deals with rehabilitation, prevention and training in various fields, such as:

  • for various diseases and injuries of the joints or spine,
  • with muscle diseases and injuries,
  • diseases and injuries of the nervous system, including the consequences of brain and spinal cord injuries,
  • with cardiovascular diseases,
  • with diseases of the respiratory system,
  • postpartum and postoperative period.

 

The physical therapist also works with pregnant women, young women, babies, the elderly and young people who need posture correction.

 

In most cases, the main complaints of patients are related to pain, which can have different causes, therefore, the first consultation with a physiotherapist is necessary, if a referral has not been given by another doctor.

 

During the consultation, the physical therapist:

  • collects a detailed history of illness or injury,
  • analyzes the results and conclusions of the research carried out,
  • evaluates the functional state of the patient using classical physiotherapeutic methods or elements of kinesiology,
  • Based on the information received, he formulates a physiotherapist's conclusion and draws up a rehabilitation or physical activity plan.

The goals of physiotherapy are clearly defined for the patient, and to achieve them, the therapist may recommend:

  • individual remedial gymnastics,
  • group lessons,
  • other physical activity,
  • massages,
  • taping,
  • physiotherapy or other treatments.

During the consultation, the therapist can recommend additional examinations or, if necessary, contact another specialist.

 

Physical therapist teaches about:

  • ergonomic problems,
  • principles of dosing physical activity,
  • correct exercise technique,
  • correct use and application of accessories,
  • other issues related to physiotherapy.

During the follow-up consultation, the patient's progress or regression is documented, goals and plans are changed, and functional tests are performed.

 

To obtain a medical card, it is advisable to come for a consultation 10-15 minutes earlier. The results and descriptions of surveys, analyzes carried out should be with you.

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