Frequently Asked Questions
Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals who restore patients' strength, movement and function with exercise, education, electro-therapy and manual therapy. At BLK-Max, we have some of the best physiotherapists who provide quality care and aid in patients' early recovery, mobility and function.
Conditions & types of diseases treated by a Physiotherapist
Physiotherapists treat patients suffering from a disability, illness, or injury. They treat various conditions such as
- Sports injuries
- Heel and foot pain
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back and neck pain
- Joint replacement
- Ankle sprain
- Knee ligament injury
- Fractures and dislocations
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
What Procedures are used in Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy uses different treatment approaches depending on different conditions:
Orthopedic and Spine Conditions:
Ultrasound- It involves usage of high-frequency sound waves for increasing blood-circulation and the healing process.
TENS and IFT- Leads transmit electric current of low frequency to medium frequency to reduce pain in localized areas or radiating pain.
LASER- Application of low-intensity laser light to relieve pain caused due to tissue damage.
Muscle Stimulation- For enhanced muscle re-education in weakened muscle.
Theraband Station- Theraband wall station, with different coloured theraband for resistance, is compact for total body rehabilitation system.
Movements and Exercises- Physiotherapists use different types of exercises depending on patients’ conditions and requirements:
Exercises that improve strength.
Exercises to correct deformity and postural alignment.
Exercises like gait training for the overall body.
Manual Therapy- Physiotherapist massage and manipulate tissue manually to improve blood circulation in the region and relieve pain.
Advance Neuro Rehabilitation:
FES and EMG- For giving virtual moto-sensory feedback to patient along with exercises, thus helping in re-educating muscles.
Biofeedback- It is an instrument-based learning process that is based on operant conditioning techniques.
Partial Body Weight Treadmill Training- Improves balance, walking ability, gait speed and symmetry in people who have stroke, SCI or brain injury.
PABLO- Sensory based rehabilitation device for unilateral and bilateral, upper-limb, lower limb and trunk assessment and training.
Sensa-Balance- Interactive training software and exercise games with well known effects of conventional wobble boards.
Pediatric Rehabilitation- Cerebral Palsy, Delay Development Milestone, Down-Syndrome, Autism, and other child-disorder.
Pneumatic Compression Therapy- For decreasing swelling in patients with lymphoedema.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Bandaging
Can a physiotherapist do surgery?
No, physiotherapists cannot perform surgeries. However, they play a vital role in postoperative rehabilitation.
What are the types of physiotherapy?
A physiotherapist can specialize in the following sub-specialities-
- Orthopedic/ Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- Pediatrics Physiotherapy
- Neurological Physiotherapy
- Cardiovascular Physiotherapy
- Sports Physiotherapy
- Community Physiotherapy
- Women's Health and Obstetrics Physiotherapy
- Geriatrics Physiotherapy
- Occupational Therapy.
How do physical therapists help patients?
A physiotherapist or physical therapist helps manage pain, improve movement, restore the function of body parts, achieve independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life.
What is the difference between physiotherapists and sports physiotherapists?
Both physiotherapists and sports physiotherapists rehabilitate patients’ mobility and function. A physiotherapist has a broader knowledge whereas sports physiotherapists are specialists in sports injuries. A sports physiotherapist does an additional postgraduate degree in sports physiotherapy apart from bachelor's degree.
When does a patient require physiotherapy treatment for stroke?
Physiotherapy treatment begins within 24 hours of attack to prevent post-stroke complications like Pneumonia, Embolism, Muscle Weakness and Seizures.