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4 Best Physiotherapists in Police Foundation, Rawalpindi

Also known as Physical Therapist ,فزیوتھیراپسٹ

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Who is a physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists, also known as physical therapists, are doctors who treat illnesses, injuries or disabilities through physical methods in order to help maintain and restore body functionality and mobility. Incorporating a holistic approach that comprises various exercises, manual therapy, education and advice, these healthcare experts ensure to develop and improve patients’ ability to move throughout their lives.

When should you see a physiotherapist?

If you have ever been through an illness or injury that has physically impacted you and has restricted your movement, you are most likely to be referred to see a physiotherapist.

You must be wary of the following signs:

  • Recurring pain post-injury
  • Problem maintaining balance
  • Constant headaches and backaches while sitting on your desk
  • Decline in flexibility and mobility
  • Urinating involuntarily (called urinary incontinence in medical terms)
  • If the prescribed pain medication is not working
  • Aging

Physiotherapy, however, is not limited to physical issues that arise after an injury or illness. People, mostly athletes, visit physiotherapists regularly to:

  • Avoid injuries
  • Work on posture
  • Cope with fatigue

You also consult a physiotherapist to:

  • Ease generalized pain
  • Heal from complicated surgeries
  • Plan an Exercise regime to manage disease
  • Manage physical limitation(s) that one is either born with or acquires after accident or illness
  • Recover from hip or knee replacement
  • Post-partum exercises
  • Manage diabetes

Most common reason to visit a physiotherapist in Pakistan?

According to research on the “Level of satisfaction regarding physical therapy services in district Poonch, Azad Jammu Kashmir,” people visit a physiotherapist on the onset of following symptoms:

Location of Symptom

Percentage

Cervical Issues

34%

Lumber Problem

14%

Stroke

3%

Osteoarthritis

2%

Other impairment

14%

Upper limb

18%

Lower Limb

16%

What are the main areas of concern for a physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists deal with three systems in particular:

  • Neurological: The brain and nervous system that is responsible for coordination, balance and gait.
    Example: Stroke , Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal: The system that comprises soft tissues, bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons and works together to support weight and movement.
    Example: Back pain, arthritis, sports injuries
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory: The system involves the heart and lungs working in sync to get oxygen to the functioning muscles.
    Example: Chronic heart disease, recovery after heart attack, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis

Kinds of physiotherapists

Physiotherapy is a vast area of knowledge so physiotherapists specialize in particular fields:

  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) and Orthopedic: Treatment related to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
  • Cardiopulmonary: Conditions that effect the heart and lungs
  • Neurology: Concerned with the conditions of nervous system
  • Pediatric: Physical therapists that help physical development of a child from birth to childhood to adolescence.
  • Sports Medicine: Dealing with physical fitness, exercises and sports related injuries (prevention and treatment)
  • Rheumatology: Management of patients with rheumatic disease i.e. autoimmune and inflammatory diseases that causes immune system to attack joints, muscles, bones and organs.
  • Geriatrics: Specializing in managing the concerns of older people and helping them maintain their physical and functional independence.
  • Pain: Concerned with pain management (acute and persistent/chronic)
  • Women’s Health: Meant for childbearing (antenatal and postnatal), menopausal and older women
  • Oncology: Care and management of cancer patients and survivors

How to become a physiotherapist in Pakistan?

After completing FSc Pre-Medical, you can either opt for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) or MBBS. MCAT is not necessary to apply for DPT. The criteria varies with the university. A few medical schools have made NTS compulsory while others conduct internal entrance exams and interviews. After MBBS, you can pursue FCPS degree in physical therapy.

What are physiotherapists called in Pakistan?

  • Physical therapist
  • Physio
  • فزیوتھیراپسٹ

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best Physiotherapist in Rawalpindi?

4 best Physiotherapists in Rawalpindi are:

  • Ms. Ridha Nadeem
  • Mr. Umer Rafique
  • Dr. S. Aleena Kazmi
  • Ms. S. Sumayya Ejaz

Who are the most experienced Physiotherapist in Rawalpindi?

10 most experienced Physiotherapists in Rawalpindi are:

  • Dr. Muhammad Naeem
  • Dr. Maliha Rafique
  • Ms. Zafira Syed
  • Dr. Aneela Mushtaq
  • Ms. Saddaf Fatima
  • Ms. Sana Muneeb
  • Ms. Anum Zafar
  • Dr. Hafsa Siddiqui
  • Ms. S. Sumayya Ejaz
  • Dr. Moiz Anjum

How can I book an appointment with a Physiotherapist in Rawalpindi?

Click here to book an appointment with a top Physiotherapist in Rawalpindi. Or, you can also call at 0518151800 from 9AM to 11PM to book your appointment.

What is the fee range of the best Physiotherapists in Rawalpindi?

The fee for the top Physiotherapists in Rawalpindi ranges from Rs. 1,000 to 1,800. You can pay at reception when you visit the doctor.

Are there any additional charges to book an appointment with a Physiotherapist in Rawalpindi through oladoc?

There are no additional charges when you book through oladoc.

What does a Physiotherapist do?

Through an adequately designed regime, physiotherapists help develop and recuperate body movement so the patient can carry out daily activities independently and for as long as possible. They can help you heal holistically, manage the disease and improve your athletic ability and active lifestyle.

Their goal is to help you overcome physical traumas caused by accidents, diseases, aging, health conditions, and disorders through certain exercises, massages, lifestyle activities, stretching, etc.

They also take into account your emotional and psychological wellbeing, the very reason we call it holistic i.e. whole-body approach. They can not only help treat and rehabilitate but prevent and educate.

The recovery, however, is heavily dependent on a person’s willpower. A doctor can help you as long as you are willing to bounce back.

Which hospital is the best for Physiotherapist in Rawalpindi?

Top 5 Rehabilitation Hospitals in Rawalpindi are:

  • Reliance Hospital
  • Primax Medical Complex
  • Institute of Regenerative Medicine
  • Khatoon Hospital
  • Shaafi International Hospital

How do I choose a Physiotherapist ?

Finding a good doctor is vital for proper diagnosis & treatment of your underlying concern. Before you make the decision of picking out a Physiotherapist, consider the following:

  • Make sure they are experienced
  • Make sure your doctor has good reviews.
  • Make sure they offer the services you are looking for
  • Verify, if they are certified from PMDC or have any other professional memberships
  • Check if they are affiliated with a hospital you trust

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