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Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Physical Therapy.

Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht

The Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht specializes in the treatment of brain and nerve injured patients and has been helping people for more than 30 years.

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Physical Therapy is available at Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht

cereneo Schweiz AG

Personal therapy and modern training and measurement processes are combined to create a customised therapy concept, in order to give you back a high level of independence, freedom to organise your daily life and a high quality of life.

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Physical Therapy is available at cereneo Schweiz AG

Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quironsalud Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital has certified medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Physical Therapy is available at Hospital Quirón Madrid

Hospital General de Catalunya

With the guidance of the hospital's highly skilled rehabilitation team, we will help you on the road to recovery and an independent lifestyle.

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Physical Therapy is available at Hospital General de Catalunya

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 47 healthcare centers, more than 4.000 hospital beds and 8.000 doctors

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Physical Therapy is available at Grupo Quirónsalud

Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quironsalud Hospital Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Physical Therapy is available at Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

Our human team, focused on the humanization of the service, works every day for the benefit of patients, providing timely, effective and warm care. In addition, we have state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to provide the patient with a diagnosis and appropriate rehabilitation.

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Physical Therapy is available at Centros Especializados

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Quironsalud Hospital Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management. IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Physical Therapy is available at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

Our great interdisciplinary team offers an integral management to the patient, helping him to his recovery and adequate rehabilitation.

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Physical Therapy is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Quirónsalud Hospital Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Physical Therapy is available at Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

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About Physical Therapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is physical therapy?

It is a specialty of rehabilitation and physical medicine which focuses on correcting and improving function and mobility by examining, diagnosing and treating using mechanical force and movement. It is also known as physiotherapy. Physical therapy is carried out by physiotherapists or physical therapists. Physical therapists also perform research, consultation, administration and education services. In most cases, physical therapy is performed alongside other medical services.


Who requires physical therapy?

Physiotherapy is provided to people who have injuries or illnesses that limit their ability to move and perform regular activities. In addition to physical examination, physiotherapists use a person’s history to diagnose and establish a treatment or management plan. Sometimes they also use laboratory and imaging tests such as CT scan, MRI, and X-rays for further diagnosis.


Specialty areas

Physical therapy is quite vast and most physical therapists choose a specific area to specialize in. Specializing in a specific clinical area requires additional training. Specialty areas include:

  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary physiotherapy: These physical therapists specialize in cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders and injuries or recovery from prior to and after cardiac and pulmonary surgery. The main focus of this specialty is to increase endurance and functional independence. Manual therapy is used to help in clearing lung secretions associated with cystic fibrosis. Heart attacks, pulmonary disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pulmonary fibrosis and post coronary bypass surgery can benefit from these specialized physical therapists.
  • Geriatric: This specialty covers issues that come up as people go through normal adult life. However, most if its focus is on older adults. Conditions that affect people as they age include osteoporosis, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, incontinence, balance disorders and hip and joint replacement.
  • Integumentary: This specialty includes the diagnosis, management, and treatment of conditions of the skin and its related organs. This includes burns and wounds. Integumentary physical therapists utilize wound irrigations, surgical instruments, topical agents and dressings to remove damaged tissue so as to promote the healing of tissue. Other interventions used in this specialty include edema control, exercise, compression garments and splinting.
  • Clinical electrophysiology: This specialty includes physical agents, wound management, electrophysiological evaluation and electrotherapy agents.
  • Neurological: This specialty focuses on working with people who have neurological diseases or disorders. These include chronic back pain, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy, brain injury, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury among others. Neurological conditions can cause impairments with balance, vision, ambulation, daily activities, muscle strength, movement and loss of function. Neurological physical therapy is also known as neurological rehabilitation or neuro physiotherapy.
  • Orthopedic: This specialty focuses on diagnosing, and treating diseases, conditions, and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. It includes rehabilitation after orthopedic surgical procedures. This specialty is commonly found in outpatient settings. Orthopedic physiotherapists are specially trained in treating acute sports injuries, fractures, sprains, arthritis, spinal conditions, back and neck pain, and amputations.
  • Pediatric: This specialty helps in detecting pediatric health problems early. Pediatric physiotherapists specialize in diagnosing treating and managing developmental, congenital, skeletal, neuromuscular and acquired diseases or disorders.

Benefits of physical therapy include:
  • Improved mobility and motion: Physical therapists improve the mobility of a person so that they can function and be able to earn a living and have independence.
  • Avoid prescription drugs and surgery: In some cases, surgery and prescription drugs can be avoided especially where physical therapy proves to be equally effective.
  • Participation in your recovery: Physical therapists routinely involve their patients in their treatment plans. This ensures that the plan meets the patient’s needs as much as possible.

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