If you or someone you care for needs treatment, there are several ways to find a physiotherapist. When you look online and offline you will find a many physiotherapist in your area, and at that time it becomes very difficult for choosing the right physiotherapist which will be the perfect for treating your health problem.
A skilled physiotherapist employs a high level of problem solving and clinical reasoning skills for each individual patient’s situation. Physiotherapists know how to effectively apply the many tools available to them for optimum treatment results. They are continuously re-evaluating as they treat. Most importantly, assessment and treatment are patient centered with the patient’s needs and goals at the core of the process.
The heart of the physiotherapy profession is understanding; how and why movement and function take place. Physiotherapists are highly skilled and autonomous health professionals who provide safe, quality client-centered assessment and treatment.
Here is a list of 6 things you should consider while selecting a physiotherapist or physiotherapy clinic for you or your loved ones.
It is the most essential point to consider while choosing the physiotherapist. Nowadays there are quacks in this field also. A physiotherapist is required to have completed a bachelor degree from an approved university. Make sure that you check the qualification of your physiotherapist before your treatment begins. The degree and certificate are sometime hanging in the waiting areas.
There are different branches in the physiotherapy field. Such as sports physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory, neuro-physiotherapy, obs-gyanec. So, if you are suffering from shoulder or back pain, you should visit either a MSK or Sports physiotherapist, and if you are recovering from stroke or suffering from Parkinson or other neurological disorders see an expert in Neuro-physiotherapy. Choosing from an area of expertise is really important before considering the treatment for a particular condition.
3- License and registration from state government
This is one of the most important factors while choosing a physiotherapist. He/She should be registered practitioner. They should be registered with either state Paramedical council or state Physiotherapy council.
4- Use of treatment methods
Physiotherapy has come a long way since its inception. Physical therapists (PT) who were once known as reconstruction aides evolved through a series of changes to become the present ever-growing confident and accomplished professionals in the health care system. They play a very important role of providing rehabilitation and rehabilitation services as well as prevention and risk reduction training. Your physiotherapist should be equipped with the latest trends and should focus on manual skills also. Electrotherapy i.e. use of machines is a part a part of physiotherapy but it’s not physiotherapy. So a good physiotherapist is the one who chooses manual approach.
Location is something that you should considered, particularly when you need a long term treatment. Driving or travelling long distances is not suggested and advisable when you have back problem or when you are recovering from stroke-surgery. You should always prefer a nearby physiotherapy clinic, or the one which is not difficult to get to, considering the above points are covered I that clinic.
6- Online reviews
Before you finalize the physiotherapy clinic or physiotherapist make sure that you do some online/offline research to know the previous patient’s feedback who had visited the same place. Nowadays most of the clinics have their social media accounts and google listing, so that you can easily uncover the clinic’s reputation before visiting it.
At The Midas touch Physiotherapy clinic , our staff have a decade of experience with in depth training in a broad range of specialized areas. Our approach to physiotherapy assessment and treatment acknowledges that each individual’s condition is unique and will require unique treatment. Our work with patients involves careful attentive listening, thorough physical assessment, and thoughtful intervention – as the patient, your needs and goals are central to this process. Our physical space is designed to support optimum treatment outcomes. It is accessible, comfortable and welcoming.