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The specialty of physiotherapy is one of the branches of medicine that diagnoses and treats pathological conditions, problems and movement disorders using natural means by understanding body movement, mitigating and correcting the effects of injury and disease, and rehabilitating the injured using various physical means and therapeutic exercises. Physiotherapy profession is playing a main role in the development and progression of health care, whether for healthy people as a preventive method, or for patients as a treatment method in various medical specialties.

The success of the established physiotherapy plan does not depend on the ability and competence of the physiotherapist alone, but rather that the success of the program depends on a tripartite cooperation between the specialist, the patient and the family, as each of them plays a fundamental role in the treatment that will be detailed in this article.

What is the role of the physiotherapist in the success of the treatment plan?

The role of a physiotherapist is the primary role in achieving recovery and the desired results. The role of a physiotherapist can be divided into two parts:

  • The treatment program:
  • Begin to listen to the patient’s and family’s complaints, their goal of physiotherapy, review the report and recommendations of the orthopedist or neurologist, and the patient’s general health condition.
  • Evaluating areas of weakness in the patient’s body, developing an appropriate treatment plan, determining the initial number of sessions, and how the treatment plan will proceed.
  • Help improve the patient’s lifestyle by providing care and helping to restore flexibility.
  • Guidance on exercise positions and therapeutic techniques, their impact on health, and their role in reducing exposure to injuries.
  • Teaching and guiding the patient on how to deal with his condition, as he is a key partner in treatment.
  • Following up the case, observing developments, monitoring any changes that may occur, and quickly dealing with them.
  • Moral support:
  • Conscious attendance by the specialist, good listening and showing interest.
  • Giving the patient the opportunity and sufficient time to talk about himself and his disease to make him feel sympathy, and to obtain all the detailed information that may affect or make a difference in the results of treatment later.
  • Accurate diagnosis of the case and show optimism about the expected results.
  • Respecting the patient’s pain and its limits, and dealing with it gradually and patiently, especially with those who suffer from acute and chronic pain.
  • Know the techniques and methods of communicating with patients with psychological, nervous or mental illnesses and use them with caution due to the extreme sensitivity of this category.
  • Establishing a relationship of mutual trust between both the specialist and the patient so that the patient can share his thoughts, especially those that are emotional and turbulent, that may affect him negatively.
  • Dealing with negative emotions or feelings of helplessness or inadequacy as a result of illness.
  • Transforming the negatives of the case into positive ones in terms of stamina, rapid progress, or the ability to bravely face the disease.

What is the role of the patient in the success of physiotherapy sessions at home?

After explaining the role of the physiotherapist in achieving the goals of the set treatment plan, the role of the patient himself comes, which is a vital role in the treatment, and the patient’s responsibilities include the following:

  • In the evaluation session, the patient interacts with the physiotherapist, and explains the complaint and the aim of the treatment.
  • The patient maintains high morale and confidence in the treatment program. The relationship between physical health and mental health is very intertwined and related, as the patient’s psychological symptoms in terms of his anxiety, frustration, tension, and sometimes depression affect his acceptance and success in treatment.
  • Commitment of the patient and his family to the sessions, performing the required therapeutic exercises, and following any other instructions prescribed by the physiotherapist between sessions.
  • Be patient and continue the treatment program until the end and not stop or cancel the program for any reason so that the case does not worsen and the condition deteriorates.
  • Calm down and do not rush to practice daily life routine before reaching the stage of full recovery, which may lead to a relapse or an increase in the problem in the affected organ.
  • Maintaining general health through healthy nutrition and exercise appropriate to the condition.

What is the role of the family in the success of physiotherapy sessions at home?

In order to ensure the provision of service that is compatible with all conditions of patients’ cases in the best way and with complete professionalism, the family must work to provide appropriate conditions for conducting sessions for both the patient and the physiotherapist as follows:

  • Full awareness of the role and duties of the physiotherapist and not suggesting or interfering with the treatment plan.
  • Providing a suitable place for the sessions.
  • Provide a quiet and comfortable environment for the patient.
  • Providing safe spaces at home for the movement of the patient to avoid the risk of collision or falling, and this is very important in cases of the elderly or after injuries or surgeries.
  • Follow up the sessions and ensure that the patient adheres to the specialist’s instructions, follow up on the developments of the case, and inform the specialist about them in a timely manner.
  • Helping the patient to carry out his basic daily tasks.
  • Psychological and moral support for the patient and his social integration to prevent him from depression or despair, especially since physiotherapy is a long-term treatment.

Is it possible to get home physiotherapy sessions?

Although there is the possibility of doing physiotherapy sessions in hospitals and specialized centers, there are many cases that cannot leave the house due to reasons of illness or the lack of capabilities and special equipment to move to a doctor or hospital, especially in the cases of the elderly. Therefore, DoktorCare works to provide a home physiotherapist to help patients regain their movement abilities using various scientific methods, exercise therapy and modern mobile devices to ensure a speedy recovery, taking into account the health condition of the patient or the person receiving treatment, and the presence of the patient in his home in a comfortable family atmosphere helps Reducing feelings of stress while ensuring complete privacy for the patient at his home.