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A branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercises and equipment to help patients regain or improve their physical abilities. Physical Therapy is appropriate for many types of patients, from infants born with musculoskeletal birth defects, to adults suffering from sciatica or the after effects of injury or surgery, to elderly poststroke patients. Physical Therapy mostly known as Physiotherapy, is a primary care specialty in western medicine that, by using mechanical force and movements exercise therapy, electrotherapy and various physical therapies who practice evidence based treatments, remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention. It is performed by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in many countries).
Manual Therapy is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Manual Therapy care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric physical therapists are specifically trained to improve the lives and daily function of children who suffer from a wide range of injuries and congenital conditions. The role of a pediatric therapist is to work with the child and their family to assist each child to reach their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation at home, in school, and in the community. Pediatric patients range from infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to teenage competitive athletes, specifically 0 to 18 years of age, and young adults with childhood disorders
Geriatric physical therapy covers a wide area of issues concerning people as they go through normal adult aging but is usually focused on the older adult. There are many conditions that affect many people as they grow older and include but are not limited to the following artritis,osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders, incontinence, etc. Geriatric physical therapists specialize in providing therapy for such conditions in older adults.
Physical therapists are closely involved in the care and wellbeing of athletes including recreational, semi-professional (paid) and professional (full-time employment) participants. This area of practice encompasses athletic injury management under 5 main categories:
- acute care – assessment and diagnosis of an initial injury;
- treatment – application of specialist advice and techniques to encourage healing;
- rehabilitation – progressive management for full return to sport;
- prevention – identification and address of deficiencies known to directly result in, or act as precursors to injury, such as movement assessment
- education – sharing of specialist knowledge to individual athletes, teams or clubs to assist in prevention or management of injury
Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy is reimbursed quite well by insurances in the Netherlands and worldwide. We do advise you to call us or check your insurance policy or contact the insurance company if you want to confirm what kind of reimbursement you can expect. This will differ from company to company and will depend on the insurance package you chose.
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