Physiotherapy with our ptofessionals
Physiotherapy deals with the rehabilitation, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients affected by pathologies, congenital or acquired dysfunctions in the musculoskeletal, neurological and visceral fields.
It makes use of therapeutic interventions, such as: physical therapy, manual/manipulative therapy, massage therapy, postural therapy, kinesitherapy and others.
The first session, during which the therapist meets a patient or treats their problem for the first time, is commonly referred to as an Evaluation.
This moment is fundamental for both the therapist and the patient because it allows the former to start gathering information on the problem and to both to lay the foundations for a trustful relationship that allows maximum collaboration for the development of the treatment plan.
The evaluation consists of a first part devoted to the interview with the patient and a second part to all the tests necessary to top off and confirm the information gathered during the interview. Truly fundamental is that each question is aimed at expressing hypotheses about the nature of the dysfunction, its causes and its effects. The evaluation is also necessary to acquire all medical and diagnostic information concerning the problem and in general all medical information concerning the patient that could influence him or create a situation of caution to be observed during the sessions.
It is important to remember that the physiotherapy evaluation is not a medical evaluation and therefore a diagnosis, but a functional evaluation during which movement and its dysfunctions are mainly observed and hypotheses are formulated on the best strategy to resolve that particular impairment based on that particular patient and his needs. The therapist’s clinical reasoning is always extremely flexible and is ready to be completed, confirmed or denied at any time by the new elements that hail from the treatment. Following the first evaluation, there will be a constant re-evaluation, even several times within the same session.
The results obtained by the physiotherapist, from the evaluation up to the treatment, must be integrated into daily functionality, with the recovery of ordinary life. At the same time, the initial problem must be brought back to its right dimension, in the consideration of the patient himself, but also evaluated in its clearest and broadest characteristics from a clinical point of view in order to maintain, in the therapeutic team, a valid and appropriate orientation.