Based on western medical practice, physiotherapists use different physical means to stimulate human physiological responses to achieve non-pharmacological treatment effects. Physiotherapy helps patients restore physical capacities, improve daily activity function and enhance their quality of life.
Pre-habilitation and rehabilitation training is provided before and after surgery, as a form of non-pharmacological treatment for various pain issues to prevent relapse.
Comprehensive rehabilitation training is provided to neurological patients to improve the strength and control of their limbs as well as physical capacities, so as to equip patients to deal with difficulties in daily living. The goal is to enhance patients’ independence and relieve the burden of care for caregivers.
To provide care and training on the cardio- pulmonary system to improve cardio-pulmonary health and functioning. Overall, it reduces the possibility of complications.
Physiotherapy for the elderly, such as fall prevention checks, balance training and maintenance exercise, can be applied to manage and prevent the complications from physical decline due to ageing.
Physiotherapists will assess a patient’s physical conditions, choose the appropriate manual treatment methods or other assistive devices to improve the functioning of joints, muscles or tendons and achieve the best possible recovery. Commonly used manual treatment methods include Bhopal’s manipulation and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
Rehabilitation exercises of different degrees of intensity are designed according to a patient’s physical conditions. Exercises such as Pilates and Elastic therapeutic tape may be adopted to gradually enhance a patient’s physical capacities for improving the quality of life and self-care abilities.
Advanced high-tech medical equipment, such as the Hand of Hope, Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), ceiling mounted hoist and whole body vibration therapy can be adopted to speed up the rehabilitation process.
Apply heat therapy, cold therapy, electrotherapy and phototherapy (such as: ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, magnetic therapy and shock wave, etc.) to achieve anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, and restore health.
Acupuncture is mainly applied for patients with pain issues or muscle tension due to orthopedic disorders or neurological impairment. The treatment helps the former reduce pain and gradually regain the abilities for self-care and work, while help the latter prepare for rehabilitation exercises so as to speed up recovery.