Physiotherapy ( gr. Physis — nature; terapeia therapy) is an area of medicine, studying effects on the human body natural or artificially produced physical factors and use them for the purpose of preservation, restoration and health promotion.
Modern physical therapy has immense variety in its physical nature, physiological action and therapeutic applications.
Depending on the types and forms of energy used, there is a huge Arsenal of therapeutic physical factors and their corresponding methods: treatment by a constant electric current (iontophoresis, galvanization), pulse currents (electrosleep, TES-therapy, diadynamic therapy, amplipulse therapy, electrical stimulation, etc.), electric and magnetic fields (UHF, inductothermy, etc.), light therapy (infrared therapy, ultraviolet radiation, laser therapy, etc.), treatment with mechanical vibrations (ultrasound therapy and phonophoresis of medicinal, etc.), etc.
The main areas of physical medicine are curative, rehabilitative and preventive. Therapeutic physical factors are used mainly in subacute and chronic course of disease, and to a lesser extent in the acute stage of diseases of therapeutic and surgical profile. Today it is difficult to find a disease in which fizioterapevticheskie might not be applicable for the benefit of patients. Physiotherapy is also used extensively at all stages of rehabilitation. In patients with neurological and orthopedic surgery physical therapy is generally considered the primary means of medical rehabilitation. Fiziologicheskogo goal areas – health improvement and prevention of human diseases through the use of physiotherapeutic factors.
Of special interest to physical factors is due not only to their wide therapeutic and preventive, rehabilitation and Wellness opportunities, but such advantages and features which they possess in comparison with other therapeutic agents, including drug therapy. One of the advantages of physical treatment methods is the versatility of their actions, so that one and the same factor can be used in many different States. Not less important advantage of physiotherapy the physiology, being the elements of the external environment they are familiar to the body stimuli, so the effects of their softer and more natural. Not to mention normalizing the nature of physiotherapy as well as the ability to provide coaching effect, to stimulate compensatory-adaptive processes in the body. Physiotherapy does not have toxicity, do not cause side effects and sensitization of the organism and this is one of the most important benefits of physical therapy before pharmacotherapy. Physical factors can enhance the therapeutic effect of medicines and reduce side their actions. Advantage physical therapy is its prolonged aftereffect, the gist of it is that shifts in the body and therapeutic effect not only considerable time is saved, but often grow even after the end of treatment, so long-term results after physiotherapy are often more immediate. An important feature of physical therapy is its good compatibility with other therapeutic agents. In addition, physiotherapy techniques widely and with high efficiency combined with each other. The possibility of application of physical factors in the form of General or local procedures, in continuous or pulsed mode, in the form of external and internal influences can reduce the addiction to therapy, it contributes to the individualization.
However, physiotherapy treatments may have contraindications so that the set of physiotherapeutic procedures, and drug therapy is tailored individually, are accounted for as features of the person and his disease, so before beginning the course of treatment is necessary to consult a physiotherapist.
In the physiotherapy room of our center doctors are not only welcome, but also let go of physiotherapy that allows the doctor to communicate with the patient visits the office to observe the dynamics of the disease, to give guidance, and if necessary make changes to the treatment plan.
In our center physiotherapy treatment and prevention of diseases is carried out using the apparatus of the BTL-5000 “Combi”, producer company “BTL Industries Limited”, the UK is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical equipment.
The device meets the highest requirements applicable to physical therapy equipment and represents a unique combo physiotherapy unit, combining four therapeutic factors:
The advantage is the ability to affect the human organism simultaneously by several therapeutic factors, which increases the efficiency of the procedure by 30% and saves time.
Machine BTL-5000 “Combi” has a wide range of low and medium frequency currents with their modifications for electrotherapy (up to 5000 types) that uses multi-frequency ultrasound system, modern laser technology and a unique magnetic field, which enables its use in the treatment of various diseases at any stage, and to a greater extent to apply an individual approach in treating each patient. In addition the device presents a wide selection of ready-made programs: a encyclopedia with the programmed treatment protocols based on years of medical research, protocols for rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, neurology, gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, dermatology, otolaryngology, stomatology, Pediatrics, sports medicine help to achieve optimal results in a shorter time.