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Physical Therapy in Philippines

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Philippines performing Physical Therapy.
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St. Luke's Medical Center

A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.


Physical Therapy is available at St. Luke's Medical Center

Asian Hospital and Medical Center

Asian Hospital is a large modern medical center which provides a wide range of medical services to local and international patients alike. It is a medical tourism partner of the Department of Health and Department of Tourism of the Philippines.


Physical Therapy is available at Asian Hospital

The Medical City

The Medical City is a private, tertiary care hospital, that is accredited by the JCI. It serves over 40,000 inpatients a year, making it one of the largest health care facilities in the Philippines.


Physical Therapy is available at The Medical City

Makati Medical Center

This multi-specialty tertiary medical centre is situated in Makati City, Philippines. It has been in operation for more than 35 years and has served patients from all over the Philippines as well as medical tourists from other countries.


Physical Therapy is available at Makati Medical Center

Manila Doctors Hospital

This medical centre in Manila, Philippines offers a wide array of services under the different fields and sub-specialties of the medical field. This privately owned tertiary hospital has been in operation for more than 50 years.


Physical Therapy is available at Manila Doctors Hospital

World Citi Med

A tertiary hospital offers a wide range of medical services. It has the first and only medical hotel in the Philippines, and serves local and international patients alike.


Physical Therapy is available at World Citi Med

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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 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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