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Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the allied health professions.[1][2][3][4] It is provided by physical therapists who promote, maintain, or restore health through physical examination, diagnosis, management, prognosis, patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention, and health promotion. Physical therapists are known as physiotherapists in many countries.

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Physical therapy is a professional career which has many specialties including musculoskeletal, orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, neurology, endocrinology, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, women's health, wound care and electromyography. Neurological rehabilitation is, in particular, a rapidly emerging field. PTs practice in many settings, such as private-owned physical therapy clinics, outpatient clinics or offices, health and wellness clinics, rehabilitation hospitals facilities, skilled nursing facilities, extended care facilities, private homes, education, and research centers, schools, hospices, industrial and these workplaces or other occupational environments, fitness centers and sports training facilities.[5]

In the province of Quebec, prospective physiotherapists are required to have completed a college diploma in either health sciences, which lasts on average two years, or physical rehabilitation technology, which lasts at least three years, to apply to a physiotherapy program or program in university. Following admission, physical therapy students work on a bachelor of science with a major in physical therapy and rehabilitation. The B.Sc. usually requires three years to complete. Students must then enter graduate school to complete a master's degree in physical therapy, which normally requires one and a half to two years of study. Graduates who obtain their M.Sc. must successfully pass the membership examination to become members of the Ordre Professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (PPQ). Physiotherapists can pursue their education in such fields as rehabilitation sciences, sports medicine, kinesiology, and physiology.

After completing their technical college diploma, graduates have the opportunity to pursue their studies at the university level to perhaps obtain a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy, kinesiology, exercise science, or occupational therapy. The Université de Montréal, the Université Laval and the Université de Sherbrooke are among the Québécois universities that admit physical rehabilitation therapists in their programs of study related to health sciences and rehabilitation to credit courses that were completed in college.

The title of Physiotherapist is a protected professional title in the United Kingdom. Anyone using this title must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council[49] (HCPC). Physiotherapists must complete the necessary qualifications, usually an undergraduate physiotherapy degree (at university or as an intern), a master rehabilitation degree, or a doctoral degree in physiotherapy.[50] This is typically followed by supervised professional experience lasting two to three years. All professionals on the HCPC register must comply with continuing professional development (CPD) and can be audited for this evidence at intervals.[51]

Neurological physiotherapy is also called neurophysiotherapy or neurological rehabilitation. It is recommended for neurophysiotherapists to collaborate with psychologists when providing physical treatment of movement disorders.[56] This is especially important because combining physical therapy and psychotherapy can improve neurological status of the patients.

Studies also show physical therapy is effective for patients with other conditions. A 2012 systematic review about the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment in asthma patients concluded that physiotherapy treatment may improve quality of life, promote cardiopulmonary fitness and inspiratory pressure, as well as reduce symptoms and medication use.[77] Physical therapy is sometimes provided to patients in the ICU, as early mobilization can help reduce ICU and hospital length of stay and improve long-term functional ability.[78] A 2013 systematic review showed that early progressive mobilization for adult, intubated ICU patients on mechanical ventilation is safe and effective.[79]

Licensed physical therapists work in a range of healthcare settings, including outpatient offices, private practices, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health, sports and fitness settings, schools, hospices, occupational settings, government agencies, and research centers.

Figure 1 shows the percentage distribution of sports-related injuries with 43 athletes (35.8%) sustaining single injury and two athletes (1.7%) sustaining eight injuries. The distribution of types of injuries revealed that 90 athletes (75%) had acute injuries, 11 (9%) had chronic injuries and 19 (16%) had both. The results revealed that 80 athletes (66.7%) had minor, 33 (27.5%) had moderate, six (5%) had severe and one (0.8%) had catastrophic types of injuries. Approximately 69 athletes (57.5%) had no previous physiotherapy experience in injury rehabilitation while 51 athletes (42.5%) had had previous physiotherapy treatment in their injury rehabilitation.

Athletes in the Greater Accra Region had high expectations for all the 11 factors. This shows that the athletes had high expectations of the outcome of physiotherapy sessions and the physiotherapists treating them while the athletes themselves needed to be committed to their rehabilitation.

This is supported within the literature based on a recent multinational survey that although up to 89% of their roles involved exercise prescription, physiotherapy respondents only stated the appropriate interventions for aerobic training and strength training, 60% and 53% of the time respectively (Barton et al. 2021). This contrasts with findings from a narrative review by Maestroni et al. (2020) where all healthcare professionals working within exercise rehabilitation should be able to utilise strength-based interventions from an evidence-based approach accurately.

Mr. Ehiogu is not the first to identify this need for exercise-rehabilitation training at the higher education level. 25 years ago, Julian Hatcher was brave enough to identify the shortcomings of his own physiotherapy training in preparing him for his role with Great Britain rugby league.

Laith is a registered Physiotherapist with a decade of clinical experience. He has worked across a wide range of healthcare disciplines in exercise physiology, physiotherapy, personal training and corporate health consulting. As a treating physiotherapist, Laith has extensive experience with musculoskeletal injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, postural correction, and the management of complex and chronic pain conditions. He holds masters degrees in Physiotherapy and Pain Management.

Avenues Physio-Fitness is a committed to providing the highest level of dedicated physiotherapy and fitness services, taking genuine care to fulfil the individual physical rehabilitation and fitness needs of all clients.

A physical therapist may work in private practice, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, or fitness centers. Each location will have specialized equipment that a physical therapist will use to exercise modalities for the patient.

Exercise will also be a part of your physiotherapy plan before surgery. Strength training, stretching for flexibility and aerobic exercise to improve oxygen flow will all help you to recover more quickly after your operation. Becoming fairly fit prior to surgery can even prevent the need for inpatient rehabilitation with a physiotherapist.

Improvement with rehabilitation is rarely straightforward. The process of recovery is different for everybody. It usually involves ups & downs with breakthroughs & setbacks. Some people can make big changes over a short period of time but perhaps for most, progress can feel frustratingly slow. Setbacks are usually more common than not and sometimes happen for no apparent reason. This usually does not mean the treatment is wrong, it just reflects that this is not a simple problem, but physiotherapy is one of many treatments that can make a real difference.

The diagnosis of Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) encompasses a wide range of problems, many of which can benefit from physiotherapy and occupational therapy. You may have physiotherapy or occupational therapy alone, or together as part of a rehabilitation package that can also include speech therapy, exercise therapy and psychological therapies.

Scientific evidence to support the use of physiotherapy has been limited but in the past few years a number of good quality scientific studies have been published. These show that physical rehabilitation based on an understanding of FND can result in improvement in symptoms in 60 to 70 percent of people (2-4). The physical rehabilitation described in the studies are active treatments that focus on retraining movement patterns. This can make real changes in the way the brain controls movement.

Sasch is a Physiotherapist known for his positive and kind demeanour. Sasch has trained and worked in various settings, including musculoskeletal clinics, private and public hospitals and more recently in specialised headache and migraine clinics. Sasch has acquired Level 1 and 2 certifications in the Watson Headache Approach and is also a trained Mulligan Concepts Practitioner, Ridgway Method practitioner, and has presented on the topic of vestibular rehabilitation to physiotherapy clinics.

Prior to joining Core in early 2014, Nick worked extensively in the field of occupational physiotherapy within the construction industry, as the head physiotherapist on the largest construction site in Australia (and one of the largest in the world). His special interests include sports rehabilitation and occupational rehabilitation. Able to treat all areas, Nick has a keen interest in the neck, lower back and knees, and rehabilitation from initial onset through to higher level gym programs and return to sport and work. 041b061a72


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