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PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENTS

Your ankles support the weight of your body which means injuries are common. In fact, the Achilles tendon is the most commonly injured tendon in the body. The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in your body, connecting your calf muscle to your heel. It’s named after the mythical Greek hero, Achilles, who was dipped in the River Styx by his mother to make him invincible. By holding him by his heel, this part remained vulnerable. An injury to the Achilles tendon can be incredibly painful and we would advise you to seek medical advice immediately. It usually takes around three to four months to heal completely with the assistance of a physiotherapist.

Back pain is incredibly common and can be due to a variety of reasons. The key to successfully treating back pain is taking an accurate history of how it started and how the pain behaves. Our physiotherapists are all trained to provide an in-depth assessment that then allows them to target the specific issues affecting you using an individualized treatment plan. This may include manual therapy such as manipulation and soft tissue massage, and probably specific exercises to get you moving properly again. You will also be given advice on how to look after your back and how to prevent the pain returning.

Udai Omni Physiotherapists who work with children are specialist practitioners. They have specific experience in assessing and treating babies and children from birth up to the transition into adulthood. They have the right skills and targeted knowledge to deliver appropriate treatment, rehabilitation and education to promote good condition management, recovery and family involvement. Parents/guardians are advised to contact our dedicated customer service line for details on the availability and locations of children’s physiotherapy as treatment differs depending on age and condition type.

Chronic Pain Management Programmes involve a team of healthcare professionals working with you in order to help support and assist you in improving your level of function, fitness and ways of managing your symptoms. Support can be offered in a number of ways and can vary (for example) from psychological support to physiotherapy exercise based rehabilitation or even “hands on” treatment where appropriate. Sessions can also be individual or group based depending on what is deemed the most appropriate for you. Following a through assessment your physiotherapist / healthcare team will discuss the options with you.

Also known as “tennis elbow”! Despite the name, you can get tennis elbow from any activity that involves repeated strain from gripping or twisting your hand or wrist. In fact, only 5% of all patients seen with tennis elbow have actually played any form of tennis recently!

Physiotherapy should always be the first treatment option and even if steroid injections or surgery are required these treatments should still be followed by a course of physiotherapy.

Physiotherapists who specialise in the assessment and treatment of specific hand and wrist injuries. This is a specialised field due to the complex anatomy, function and mechanics of the hand and wrist. Our expert clinicians will be able to provide you with a thorough assessment of your condition and provide specific treatment and advice in order to assist your recovery.

Your knees are the largest and most complex joints in your body. They’re particularly vulnerable to injury as, like your ankles, they support the weight of your body. Anterior knee pain accounts for 15-25% of all running injuries, although it’s certainly not something that only happens to runners. Physiotherapy is considered the treatment of choice for knee injuries and our expert physiotherapists will not just look at treating the physical injury but also at correcting training errors and muscle imbalance to help prevent the problem from reoccurring.

The physiotherapist is an expert in the analysis of movement and will be able to review the way in which you are moving to determine what is causing your pain / symptoms. They will have specific technology (for example, video analysis) to record your walking or running pattern and they will be able to identify what needs to be addressed as a result of this. Where appropriate, they may recommend insoles (orthoses) to place in your shoes to improve your movement alongside any other forms of physiotherapy treatment. This type of analysis is especially useful for recurrent sport-related injuries.

This skill-set means that your physiotherapist is fully equipped to assess any issue that affects the body with regard to joint, muscle and nerve conditions. These include (amongst many others) back pain, whiplash injuries, muscle strains and joint sprains. You will have a thorough and detailed assessment session with your physiotherapist – following this they will talk you through their findings and recommend treatment accordingly.

Udai Omni Physiotherapists offer all the treatment options that you would expect from a registered physiotherapist, such as manual therapy techniques, soft tissue treatments, electrotherapy modalities and exercise rehabilitation amongst many other options.

Neck pain can occur as a result of a specific injury, such as a whiplash from a car accident, or it can come on gradually, often from working in an awkward posture. Our physiotherapists include questions about your working position as part of their assessment and are able to give specific advice to help reduce the risk of persistent pain.

Whilst running is good exercise, it can create a whole set of specific injuries! These may be caused by doing too much too quickly, incorrect footwear, movement patterns that produce over-use injuries, or just bad luck. Our physiotherapists are trained to be able to look at your body as a whole, including your running action, and give treatment and advice to get you back into action as quickly as possible.

Sports injury treatment is provided by different clinical experts (such as an orthopaedic surgeon, sports medicine doctor and musculoskeletal physiotherapist) who will work together to investigate any symptoms or problems that you have, diagnosing and treating these symptoms in the most effective way and assisting you to return to sport. This may involve further examinations or diagnostic tests (such as X-Rays or scans) but this will be discussed at your initial assessment.

All Udai Omni Physiotherapists are trained to treat commonly occurring sports injuries such as muscle and tendon strains, tennis elbow and ligament injuries. The aim is to get you back to your sport as quickly as possible and give advice to prevent a re occurrence.

Sports massage can be very effective at relaxing and stretching tight muscles and other soft tissues and can be used as part of or in addition to physiotherapy to treat an injury, or as a stand-alone treatment to reduce muscle tension or soreness.

PHYSIOTHERAPY FAQ’S

Physiotherapy means Physio-therapeutic system of medicine which includes examination, diagnosis, treatment, advice and instruction to any person preparatory to or for the purpose of or in connection with movement dysfunction, bodily malfunction, physical disorder, disability, healing & pain from trauma & disease physical & mental conditions using physical agents including exercise, mobilization, manipulation, mechanical and electrotherapy activity & devices or diagnosis treatment & prevention. A professionally trained person who administers physiotherapy treatment is known as Physiotherapist. If you are the type that considers doctors as gods in human form then may be you can call Physiotherapist your guardian angles.

A Physiotherapist takes over where a physician / surgeon leaves off. His job involves helping recover and or rehabilitate from a state of having been incapacitated. He/She has the responsibility to help restore patient’s body to its optimal functioning level, of course with the patients, co-operation.

Task Involved

  • Prescribes remedial excises
  • Muscle strength evaluation & quantification
  • Apply manual therapy, mobilization, manipulation soft tissue techniques.
  • Progress wheelchair and gait training with or without ambulatory aids.

Physiotherapists treat the reactions and responses of the body to injury disease or abnormalities in development. They are also key health professionals in the prevention of injury.

No, physiotherapy is much more than massage, although specific massage techniques may be used if they are regarded as an appropriate treatment to aid your recovery. Physiotherapy treatment can include manual therapy (moving your joints), soft tissue mobilisation (such as massage), acupuncture and electrotherapy, plus many more treatment options.

Physiotherapy can be used to help manage a wide variety of health conditions that affect many of the body’s systems. Most often these conditions relate to problems with bones, nerves, joints and soft tissues. A few day to day examples of these are painful backs, necks and joints, sports injuries, injury resulting from accidents or rehabilitation after surgery or strokes.

Your physiotherapist will begin with a full assessment and physical examination to establish the cause and nature of your condition. After this, the physiotherapist will look at the results and consider your past medical history to determine, in conjunction with your wishes, what treatment is most fitting for your needs and create a personalised treatment plan.

Wear some comfortable clothing such as a loose top, tracksuit or shorts and trainers that you feel able to move around in easily. Physiotherapists need to visually assess you in terms of movement and posture, as well as move different areas of your body, so these need to be accessible and visible.

The first appointment will involve a full assessment and will take up to 30 minutes. Following sessions will depend on what your treatment plan requires, however if you have any concerns about timings then you’re welcome to discuss this with your physiotherapist. Most follow up appointments are 20-30 minutes.

The average course of treatment involving an initial assessment and 4 to 5 further treatment sessions is Rs 180-400. The majority of people attending physiotherapy can then be discharged following 4 – 5 treatment sessions with a programme of activity and exercises to follow.

Your first session will involve a full assessment and in most cases treatment and recommendations will be made.

On the recommendation of the orthopaedic consultant, the physiotherapists will use a range of physical, hands-on techniques. As well as manual treatment they will also advise you on changes to lifestyle and ways you can reduce further muscle and joint problems with exercise programs and methods to cope with chronic conditions.

Some treatment can be uncomfortable but at no stage should you be unable to tolerate the level of discomfort. Your physiotherapist will give you clear guidelines on what to expect during and after treatment and what is a normal reaction. If you have any concerns then you should speak to your physiotherapist immediately.

 

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