Physiotherapy: you’ve probably heard of it, but do you really know what it is? It is a health science that aims to restore physical capacity to individuals according to their profile and their needs . The physiotherapist’s approach is therefore suitable for athletes, professionals, young people and seniors, to name a few.
Thus, the clientele of the physiotherapist is very large and diversified. Physiotherapy mullingar is therefore a global approach, which includes in a single approach the muscular, articular and nervous systems .
The expertise of the physiotherapist can be requested in particular after a work accident , a sports injury or a road accident . The physio adapts his treatments according to the reality of each of his patients. His practice revolves around a wide range of treatments, including manual therapy , electrotherapy , muscle relaxation , taping , postural rehabilitation and proprioception .
Of course, he also sets up personalized exercise programs for muscle strengthening and stabilization . Depending on the case, he can also work with several other professionals, such as the kinesiologist, the chiropractor, the massage therapist, the acupuncturist, the osteopath and the general practitioner.
Eager to learn more? Take a look at the different areas treated by the physiotherapist.
Sprains, torticollis, but also rheumatism can be treated using physiotherapy. By using massages and gymnastic movements, the physiotherapist manages to re-educate the body to make it functional again. How does he proceed?
Physiotherapy is a paramedical profession with a very wide field of activity. It is used following a trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis), following a stroke or surgery. Its objective is to repair the patient’s body using different exercises for rehabilitation, muscle strengthening, mobility and endurance.
François Chevet masters all these techniques. The physiotherapist has worked in one of the best rehabilitation centers in Europe, where he has worked with severely injured central nervous system patients: paraplegics, quadriplegics, hemiplegics, head trauma and Parkinson’s disease.
In particular, he accompanied Grand Corps Malade in his rehabilitation, after his accident in a swimming pool that was too little filled.
Today, he works as a freelancer. He recounts his experience in the book Taking Care published
A human profession above all
The profession of physiotherapist is a human profession, one of sharing and exchange.
Rehabilitation is at a pivotal time . It intervenes just after the trauma , where the patient’s body will never be the same as before.
The physiotherapist is there to accompany the patient in his new life with his new body. He is there to repair his body, but also to transmit to him the energy to fight and to help him to travel the path necessary for his reconstruction .
The relationship between the physiotherapist and his patient is the same as between a coach and an athlete . They both have a project to carry out, with a recovery objective to achieve: they are partners .
Beyond the pathology, the human dimension must also be taken into account. Behind every trauma there is a patient with a life, tastes and personality of their own.