Physical therapy and rehabilitation offers you a new body that is far from pain.
The long hours we spend at the computer, one of the requirements of modern life, return to us as pain in the back, neck and back. So what are we doing? We hope to get relieved from painkillers or various medications to get rid of these complaints which negatively affect our everyday life. When the pain starts to become unbearable, we go to physical therapists, so as a last resort…
The meaning of physiotherapy, which is defined as a method of treating diseases that are related to the primary movement system with instruments that are applied from outside the body, but which can affect joints and soft tissues; to repair, to make it work again. The intent is that if the body function is lost or diminished as a result of a person’s illness or acci- dent resulting in the continuation of daily life, bringing the patient to the most functional level possible, using physical therapy, exercise, training and other treatment techniques. In this sense, physical therapy and rehabilitation are considered as a whole in the treatment of the patient.
Physical Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Assoc. Dr. Meral Kozakçıoğlu summarizes the purpose of physical therapy as reducing pain, protecting joint range of motion and facilitating daily life.
What is rehabilitation?
It is a collection of treatments that are used to collect people who are disabled for any reason. Rehabilitation is a team treatment at the same time. The team includes physiotherapy specialists and therapists (physiotherapist, occupational therapist, psychologist, social worker, etc.). Depending on the development of the country, rehabilitation is also developing. The treatment involves arranging the patient’s work and home after being discharged from the hospital.
How long is the duration of physical therapy?
Each session has 15-20 sessions for 1-1.5 hours. Rehabilitation takes much longer; the patient can see rehabilitation for years.
Do physical therapy tools hurt?
No, but if the patient has limited joints, for example if he can not lift his shoulder, then the physiotherapist may have slight pain as he does stretching exercises.
What are the methods of physical therapy?
We use a wide variety of devices in physical therapy. Ultrasound, muscle strengthening devices, magnetotherapy, ozone therapy, traction, massage, mesotherapy are some of them. Approximately 30-50 systems are used in physical therapy.
What do we need to do to see the benefit of physiotherapy?
You do not have to do anything. Today, we do not only treat pain, we can completely defeat the mechanism and muscular support that break apart at different times. Therefore, it does not need to exercise for months after the treatment like the old one.
What is spa treatment?
It is a treatment system applied in the curing style, proving the effectiveness of treatment on the organism in which natural energy sources are combined with underground thermo-mineral water, gas, mineral water and organic elements, climatic conditions, meteorological elements and biological environment stress. It is applied in 15-20 sessions cure. In some joint diseases, the spa is applied with physical therapy.
Is it possible to suffer from massage instruments sold in the market?
Visible. If the person has neck, back or back pain, any massage should be avoided. In this regard, trained therapists should treat.
What are the technological developments in this regard?
In recent years, many new systems have been included in treatment protocols in physical therapy. In particular, muscle devices can give very positive results even at very advanced ages because the muscles of the patient can be strengthened. For example, the muscles of the legs are so weak that the joints are broken and the patients who can not walk can walk after the treatment, which affects their lives very positively. Magnetotheapy makes it easier for fractured bones to boil. Ozone therapy can treat circulatory disorders and open wounds in diabetic or paralyzed patients. In physiology, there are all systems used in physiotherapy in the world. We have a dynamic exercise device system for the last five to six months with the spine. The system is characterized by the ability to measure the strength of the neck, back and waist muscles with a computer and to strengthen individual weak muscles.
Physician Vildan Çerçi, who works at the Center for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, says the physician has serious responsibilities in the treatment. Cerci; “During the treatment, the patient should practice the exercise programs given to him or her without interruption and should come to the controls regularly after the treatment is finished,” he says.
Who does physical therapy apply to?
Those who have aches in the joints of the shoulder, arms and legs are given physical therapy to those who are not active during the period of rheumatic diseases, those who have weakness in muscles after orthopedic operations, pain in joints and limitation of movement and those who harden joints after fracture, dislocation and injuries due to injuries. The brain is applied to those who develop paralysis in the arms and legs as a result of nerve damage, those that have disturbed lymph circulation other than the movement system, and those that develop swelling in the resulting arms and legs.
What are the cases where physical therapy is objectionable?
Active periods of rheumatic diseases (periods when joints are swollen, hot and painful). Application to vein occlusions, varicose veins, open sores and inflamed areas.