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Physiotherapy is an important part of health care and treatment, and it is offered in a variety of ways to improve and enhance movement functions, physical strength and physical fitness. Many patients wonder about the difference between the two main types of physiotherapy, which are rehabilitative physiotherapy and conservative physiotherapy. So what is the difference between them?
In this article, DoktorCare will present to you a definition of rehabilitative physiotherapy and conservative physiotherapy and the difference between them through a brief comparison.

Body recovery Physiotherapy:
Body recovery physiotherapy aims to improve and restore movement functions, physical strength, and physical fitness after the patient has suffered an injury, surgery, or disease. This type of physiotherapy works to enhance the functional recovery of the patient after a treatment or surgical period, and to achieve a comprehensive improvement in his health condition.
Body recovery physiotherapy sessions are usually carried out after a period of medical treatment or surgery, and a qualified team of physiotherapists participates in them. The treatment program is customized according to the patient’s condition and special needs.
The techniques used include resistance exercises to strengthen muscles, exercises to improve balance and flexibility, and exercises to improve movement, along with other techniques such as heat and cold therapy, massage and muscle stretching.

Conservative physiotherapy
Conservative physiotherapy aims to provide the necessary care, reduce painful symptoms, increase range of motion, and improve daily life functions of the patient without the need for surgery or other invasive procedures.
This type of physiotherapy is performed to treat chronic pain conditions, minor injuries, sprains, chiropractic, and bone and joint diseases.
Conservative physiotherapy includes techniques such as muscle-strengthening exercises, stretching exercises, manual therapy techniques, massage, and heat and cold therapy.

A comparison between rehabilitative physiotherapy and conservative physiotherapy

  • The main goal: Body recovery physiotherapy focuses on restoring movement functions and physical fitness after an injury or surgery, while conservative physiotherapy aims to improve movement functions and relieve pain without the need for surgery.
  • Timing: Rehabilitative physiotherapy is performed after a period of medical treatment or surgery, while conservative physiotherapy can be applied at any time and is considered part of the initial treatment.
  • Intensity of the intervention: Rehabilitative physiotherapy may be more intrusive and specific to the case, while conservative physiotherapy focuses on general care and alleviation of symptoms.

In the end, physiotherapy is an effective weapon in improving health and movement functions, and the appropriate type of physiotherapy depends on the patient’s condition and the recommendations of the treating physicians.

Is it possible to get physiotherapy sessions at home?
Although there is the possibility of having physiotherapy sessions in hospitals and specialized centers, there are many cases that cannot leave the house due to illness or the lack of capabilities and special equipment to move to a doctor or hospital, especially in cases of the elderly, so DoktorCare works to provide a physiotherapist at home 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 patient’s health condition or the person receiving treatment. The presence of the patient in his home in a comfortable family atmosphere helps to reduce feelings of tension while ensuring privacy of the patient at home.