What issues can a physio treat?

A physiotherapist can treat various issues like Sports injuries, Musculoskeletal, Neurological issues, pediatric care, and other problems as well depending upon the specialization of the physiotherapist. Some Common issues that can be treated by a physiotherapist are as follows: Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton. Problems in the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments, such as arthritis. Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength. Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain (Stroke) or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

What procedures are used in physio?

First of all, the assessment of the patient is done by a physio who set a track for the process of the treatment. There are different approaches used in physiotherapy treatment however it may vary from patient to patient depending upon the condition of the patient and the type of treatment needed. The common procedure includes the following: – Manual Exercises – Soft Tissue Mobilization – Electrotherapy – Heat Therapy – Taping for sports injuries – Ultrasound

Are there specializations in physiotherapy?

Musculoskeletal/orthopedic physiotherapy: Used to treat conditions such as Bone Injuries, sprains, back pain, arthritis, strains, posture problems, sports, and workplace injuries. Neurological Physiotherapy: Used to treat disorders of the nervous system including strokes, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Other than that, based on physio’s personal interest, experience & certified training physiotherapists can be specialized in one or more of the following specialties Pediatric Physiotherapy, Geriatric Physiotherapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular Physiotherapy, Pulmonary Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Women’s Health Physiotherapy, Chiropractor Adjustments, Dry Needling Physiotherapy, Acupuncture Therapy, Cupping Therapy, etc.

Physical Medicine Department

This is the assessment, treatment and prevention of illness, injuries, and disorders by use of physical means such as exercises, electrical agents, short tissue manipulation (manual therapy) rather than the use of drugs. It compliments other therapies and treatments. Jocham Hospital physical medicine department comprises of: 

  • physiotherapy 
  • occupational therapy. 

The two units are managed by qualified professionals to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients. They are also registered by the Kenya society of physiotherapists. 

The occupational therapy is under the umbrella of Kenya occupational therapy association. Occupational therapy is the treatment that focuses on helping people achieve independence in all areas of their lives can offer kids in all areas positive, fun activities to improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their esteem and sense of accomplishment e.g. hand rehabilitation, general functional rehabilitation, splinting, or fabrication of assistive aids, activities of daily living etc.

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