A paramedical discipline, physiotherapy is a useful means of preventing maladies and promoting general health, as well as in the evaluation, expert examination and treatment of deficiencies and disabilities involving the human musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory systems.
Physiotherapists work with patients who suffer from acute or chronic diseases, have been injured in accidents or have handicaps or postural disorders. Apart from this, they treat healthy individuals and athletes. Based on their knowledge of the human body and biomechanics, physiotherapists act on pain and functional disorders by offering tailor-made treatment for each situation. As a result, the affected bodily functions are restored or preserved and the quality of life is improved.
After a surgical procedure, follow-up physiotherapy is initially carried out daily during the hospitalization period and then at less frequent intervals in a clinic after the patient’s return home.
The physiotherapist’s role at the clinic is to help patients regain the independence to move about and get from one place to another. At the same time, they give them the mobility and confidence, together with a sufficient reduction in tenseness and pain, to equip them ideally for their return home.
The ITS Centre partners the Clinique Générale in the physiotherapeutic follow-up of hospitalized patients and enables them to continue treatment as outpatients after their discharge from hospital.