Patients applying to orthopedic rehabilitation have quite different diagnoses. Anatomically related regions; Orthopedic rehabilitation is required after trauma fractures in the spine, shoulder, elbow, forearm, hand and wrist, hip, knee and foot-ankle or after operations applied to these joints and bones. Rehabilitation is inevitable after correction of congenital or acquired deformities.
The first step in our patient's encounter with a physical therapist is the period when the patient tells his/her complaints. The patient is then examined. First of all, joint range of motion, muscle tests, special tests, neurological examination are performed. Some blood tests and imaging methods may be performed when deemed necessary. Sometimes, other ancillary analyzes such as EMG and joint fluid examinations may be requested.
After the evaluation of all these data by the Physiotherapy Specialist, a detailed treatment plan should be made. Sometimes it may include rest or manipulation, sometimes medical therapy, physical therapy methods and sometimes complementary therapy.
In physical therapy methods, there may be cases where only cold or hot treatment is sufficient, or extensive electrotherapy and exercise applications, even selective rehabilitation methods may be required. It is important to approach the patient with a holistic approach.
Simple Painkillers-Non Steroid Painkillers- Auxiliary Medicines, Vitamins-Cartilage protectors-Joint fluid supplements (Viscosupplements)
Physical Therapy Methods
Hot and Cold therapy-Electrotherapy-Traction-Magnetic field-Lasertherapy_electrical Stimulation-_ESWT etc
Active-assisted and passive - CPM device (knee-shoulder)- Strengthening exercises-Stretching exercises-Balance exercises- Advanced exercises
What Are the Goals of Our Rehabilitation Program?
1-Improving the quality of life
2-Maintaining the range of motion of the joint
3-To improve joint circumference and general muscle strength
5-To provide optimal smooth walking
7- Being able to act alone inside and outside the home
8-Increasing social participation
9-To return to work