Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

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What is the Physical Treatment and Rehabilitation?

The Physical Treatment is to cure the diseases by using variable physiotherapy methods such as hot, cold, electric currents, and exercises.

What is The Rehabilitation?

It is to raise the physical, spiritual, social, occupational, private occupation and educational potential of the persons who are physiologically and anatomically insufficient, having compliance problem with their environments, to the highest level. The purpose is to make handicapped and disabled obtain independence as far as possible in physical, spiritual, economical, and social aspects.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

General Information: The shock wave therapy (ossa-therapy) is a new method of treatment depending on the fact that the shock wave formed by the electro-hydraulic principle focuses on the required part of the body and creates a treatment effect there through an ellipsoid. It is the usage of the method used in urology kidney electroshock wave lithotripsy, as a physical treatment method with a device specially developed.

The common feature of the publications related to the application of the shock wave treatment is that it has very little complications and side-effects, and its rate of success is high. It is advantageous since it is a non-surgical treatment method.

Its Benefits for Patients: A wide area of applications, it does not require anesthesia, precise treatment, a great pace of betterment, the increase of movement and life quality, an economic treatment… The 80% of the patients have declared that they have recovered from the pain or there is reduce in the ache just after 3 or 4 sessions.

Its Benefits for the Therapist: Short sessions of treatment, secure application, satisfaction of patients, quick result, the ease of usage and care, and lower follow-up costs.

Indications (Areas of Use)

  • Heel Spur (Calcar calcaneitis)- Plantar fascia infection
  • Achillodynia
  • Tibialis anterior syndrome
  • Patellar syndrome- Patellar tendinopathy
  • Arthralgias and injuries depending on the sports injuries
  • Hip pains- Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Inguinal pains
  • Shoulder pains (Arthritis, calcific tendinitis, fuzzy shoulder)
  • Epicondylitis- Tennis elbow
  • Degenerative joint disease -Arthritis
  • The pains in palmar face of the wrist
  • Chronic enthesopathies
  • Alert spots- Myofascial Pain syndrome
  • Acupuncture points
  • Unset fractures (Pseudoarthrosis)
  • Aseptic necrosis
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Reflexes Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Shin splint
  • Ilio-tibial band syndrome
  • Duputyren’s contracture

CONTINUOUS PASSIVE MOTION DEVICE (CPM)

General Information: The postoperative joint range of motion is used in order to enable early passive mobilization. It provides residual stress. It has certain benefits such as enablement of early knee flexion, especially after the operations of knee prosthesis, reduce of knee pain, shortening of hospitalization, and lesser manipulation need. Consequently, it provides the independence of the patient in earlier period. It makes the return of the patient to the daily activities easy.


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