What kind of conditions does a physiotherapist treat?
What problems do physiotherapists treat?
- Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton.
- Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and the after-effects of amputation.
- Lung problems such as asthma.
- Disability as a result of heart problems.
Who does a physiotherapist treat?
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
Is a physio a doctor?
NO, a physiotherapist is not a doctor. They are health and wellbeing advocates via education, exercise and a range of other treatments. They do not prescribe medication or perform invasive procedures. Some people study a Doctorate of Physiotherapy to become qualified, but they are still not a doctor.
Can a physiotherapist do surgery?
No, a physiotherapist cannot perform surgery. Some physiotherapists perform wound care and debridement of tissue but this is not the same as a surgical procedure.
Do physiotherapists diagnose?
A physiotherapist will ultimately give you a ‘diagnosis’ of what they think is ‘likely’ to be the problem. Most of our patients come with this exact expectation. Physiotherapist’s will go through the same process as the doctor with a few limitations.
Which type of physiotherapy is best?
Orthopaedic physiotherapy is the most common form of physical therapy. It deals with the broadest range of issues. Sports physiotherapists use orthopaedic therapy to treat sports injuries. Still, we recommend this type of treatment for anybody recovering from surgeries involving their muscles or bones.
Do physiotherapists use stethoscope?
Physiotherapy students are taught to use stethoscope. They will teach you basic auscultation, recording blood pressure zones of auscultation, breath sounds, etc. Hope this helps.
What is BSc in physiotherapy?
Name of the program: Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (B.Sc PT) Affiliating Authority: Medicine Faculty, University of Dhaka. Aim of the program: The aim of the programme is to facilitate critical thinking, academic vigour and self-evaluation in the graduate to develop enterprise and transferable skills.
Does a physiotherapist do massage?
Manual therapy is a technique where a physiotherapist uses their hands to manipulate, mobilise and massage the body tissues. This can help: relieve pain and stiffness. improve blood circulation.
Does physiotherapist wear white coat?
Dear Vidhi, the answer is No. White coat ceremony is not a mandatory practise. Physiotherapy students wear Aprons as a part of their dress code while attending classes and attending Anatomy classes in the Medical Colleges.
Can physiotherapist give injections?
Physiotherapists can use injection therapy to relieve pain and also to get a better understanding of any disease processes involved by being able to carry out a more thorough assessment.
What is the cost of physiotherapy?
There are several factors that determine physiotherapy cost like the duration of the session, criticality of the problem and type of physiotherapy offered. Physiotherapy charges also vary from city to city and from metros to rural areas. Usually the price ranges anywhere from 250 to 2500 INR.
Can physiotherapist give medicine?
At present, physiotherapists can only prescribe medication when working with the written authority of a doctor. A Department of Health consultation exercise envisages them being able to prescribe medication for pain relief and conditions such as asthma.