Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is a specialty that covers the diagnosis and treatment of physical and functional disorders in the musculoskeletal, nervous or cardiovascular systems. Physical therapy refers to the use of physical agents and techniques to treat musculoskeletal diseases. Physical therapy methods are the application of physical agents from outside of the body.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

The applied physical therapy agents do not cause any lesions or wounds in our body. The purpose of physical therapy application is to reduce or eliminate pain, to regain the daily life activities of the patient, to make the functions of the organs healthy, to take their place in the society as an independent individual.

Physical Therapy program to be applied;

  • Cold application,
  • Surface heat (infrared, hot pack, paraffin, swirl bath),
  • Deep heat (ultrasound, shortwave diathermy, radar),
  • Electrotherapy (tens, electrostimulation, vacuum-interference, diadynamic, galvanic-faradic current)
  • Hydrotherapy (contrast bath, spa treatment, underwater massage, electrogalvanic bath, whirlpool bath),
  • Mechanotherapy (mobilization and manipulation, traction, pneumatic compression, splint, brace, corset, bandage, cane, etc. supports),
  • Therapeutic exercise practices

It may include one or more of the physical therapy methods. How Long Does Physical Therapy Take? Physical therapy is done in sessions. A total of 15-20 sessions of 1-1.5 hours are applied. Rehabilitation is a longer process, treatment can take years.