Physical therapy deals with the study of neuromuscular and joint mechanisms to ensure human normal activities. Physical therapy part of physical medicine - specialty therapeutics using the methods: motion, heat, electricity, climate and water massage. Physical therapy is the latest component of physical medicine and is used for enhancing or restoring the function of the affected body parts.
Physical therapy has two primary roles:
- prophylactic (includes all methods and means: prevention of complications or worsening in some diseases (secondary prevention), maintaining a good functional level (primary prophylaxis - gymnastics , aerobics , jogging ).
- recovery (therapeutic) - this section represents the most important medical recovery program and aims, through therapeutic programs, at restoring the diminished functions, increasing the existing functional level, the development of compensatory mechanisms in functional rehabilitation situations).
Care Zone uses physical therapy programs only individually, depending on the type, stage and disease progression, working individually or in groups of up to two people with different physical therapists. We use scientifically researched therapeutic programs (Bobath, Kabat, William programs), adapted to each case.
Physical therapy and cosmetic surgery
Physical therapy combines perfectly with surgery. Many patients think that it is much easier to resort to cosmetic surgery to get rid of some problems, which is very true, but far too few of them realize that postoperative physiotherapy sessions may be required for rapid and efficient recovery. Cosmetic surgery reached a level that now gives us the desired change in a few hours, but we need to educate ourselves and understand that if we want a quick recovery we should resort to physical therapy sessions.
The most common techniques of massage and physiotherapy which we associate with successful postoperative treatment after the surgery are:
breast augmentation (breast enlargement), mammary ascension (breast lift) - in these cases massage and controlled exercises help both prevent capsular contracture and the "settlement" of the implants faster, and then to substitute pectoral muscle toning (for the result after such interventions to maintain a longer period of time).
liposuction and abdominoplasty - the Care Zone massage specialists will help you have a much faster recovery. The final results appear quickly and postoperative edema rapidly decreases. The physiotherapist's objectives for the next period of time are maintaining muscle tone and maintain the existing level of skin elasticity, and then, through physical therapy, re-educating and helping to develop underlying muscles for the operated areas (secondary endpoints), thus obtaining the best recovery in the shortest time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can benefit from physical therapy?
- healthy or sick adults
- children and adolescents with disorders of the spine
- patients recovering from surgery
How long does a physical therapy session last?
Each session of physical therapy can vary between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on the nature of the disease and its evolution.
How many sessions of physical therapy are indicated?
The number of sessions may vary from one session per week to three sessions per week, depending on the type of disease and its stage of evolution.
Are physical therapy sessions painful?
No, physical therapy session are not painful. Intensity programs and movements, whether passive or active, are individualized for each patient, depending on the severity of the disease.
What are the contraindications of physical therapy ?
Physical therapy is contraindicated in cases of:
- bleeding disorders
- acute phase of inflammatory processes
- disease of a tuberculous nature
- infectious diseases etc .
How long is the medical recovery after a plastic surgery?
In general, recovery after a cosmetic surgery should last about 6 months. Treatment sessions are usually weekly and in a first stage lymphatic drainage treatments are used to help eliminate the postoperative edema. The healing process generally takes six months, it may take longer, and massaging the operated areas helps the scar to heal better.
Although the treatment is very effective, however 1% of the patients do not achieve the desired results!