PRAGMA SYSTEM PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES
Before rehabilitation begins, it is necessary to conduct a thorough therapeutic examination. We divide this process into: therapeutic interview and physical examination.
Therapeutic examination aims at gathering information on health problems and includes the following issues:
- when the first signs of health problems emerged,
- cause of the ailment,
- nature of pain,
- other ailments,
- general health,
- was there any rehabilitation (where, method, effect)
- medical history,
- current medications, etc.
To gather this information we use a survey. The survey is composed of a series of questions to be answered by the patient and the physiotherapist. The therapist then proceeds to physical examination.
Physical examination is an assessment of the functional condition of the locomotor system. This tool is a source of data on the body’s ability and movement behaviour. To achieve that, additional diagnostic methods such as numerical scales and instrumental tests are used.
Below are some of the points checked during the examination:
- flow of bioelectrical impulses to effectors,
- functioning of nerve loops,
- evaluation of the range of motion in peripheral joints (ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist),
- sensation of pain,
- assessment of posture and functions of the locomotor system,
- volumetric measurements,
Having conducted an in-depth examination of the actions listed above, we prepare an individual therapeutic program and establish prognosis for a particular disease. With this approach we control and correct the effects of therapy.