Rehabilitation

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What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation – the main purpose of physiotherapy. Rehabilitation returns the patient the ability to function normally and be as independent as possible. Rehabilitation is intended for people suffering from various defects and limitations as a result of injuries or diseases, in which it is necessary to start a course of physiotherapy as soon as possible after diagnosing the disease.

Who needs rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is intended for people of all ages suffering from trauma or from orthopedic, neurological, respiratory, cardiac or other diseases.

What is going on in the rehabilitation program?

When you are undergoing rehabilitation, a group of health workers helps you. They will work with you to find out your needs, goals and treatment plan. Rehabilitation therapists evaluate the physical and functional state of the patient. Assistive devices, which are tools, equipment, and products that help people with disabilities move and function.

What types of rehabilitation exist?

Без названия (1)  Orthopedic rehabilitation – promoting the ability to move and function, as well as relieving pain in people suffering from diseases, wounds or injuries, as well as after surgery on the musculoskeletal system. The rehabilitation program includes, as a rule, exercises aimed at strengthening muscles, expanding the range of motion, ways to cope with pain, learning to walk using an auxiliary device, and practicing everyday activities, depending on the goals of the rehabilitation process.

  Neurological rehabilitation – the ability to move around and function independently in people suffering from diseases of the nervous system or after surgery. The rehabilitation program includes exercises, individually selected depending on the type of nerve injury, the actions necessary for daily functioning and the selection of devices for movement and rehabilitation, depending on the functional state of the patient.

  Respiratory rehabilitation is a specially selected medical care program for the treatment of symptoms of chronic lung diseases to improve functioning during everyday activities, increase endurance of the heart and lungs and improve the quality of life.The rehabilitation program includes, the acquisition of skills to properly drain the discharge, improve ventilation of the lungs, exercises to increase the flexibility of the chest and strengthen muscles, instructing on how to reduce the energy used in everyday life.

 shutterstock_283994936 Heart Disease Rehabilitation – Improving the endurance of the heart and lungs in a supportive environment with medical supervision for people who have had cardiovascular disease or who suffer from chronic heart disease. The rehabilitation program includes, as a rule, aerobics classes, gradually increasing, under the supervision of an instructor, the level of difficulty.

 

Rehabilitation after burns – work on the ability to move and function, paying particular attention to the place of the burn, to increase the flexibility of the tissue on which the scar remained or in the place of the transplanted tissue. The rehabilitation program includes, as a rule, exercises to expand the range of motion, strengthen muscles, stretch the burn site and ways to cope with pain, depending on the needs of the patient.

  Rehabilitation for lymphostasis – (lymphedema) is the accumulation of fluid on skin tissues, leading to edema. Lymphostasis appears as a result of the insufficiently good functioning of the lymphatic system after surgery, infection or burns, or after irradiation.

  Vestibular rehabilitation – the vestibular system, which is located in the inner ear, is responsible for maintaining balance. The failure of this system can occur for various reasons, and as a result, a person may suffer from dizziness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision and falls, and also find it difficult to maintain balance.

  Pelvic floor rehabilitation – among the purposes of the pelvic floor is to control the functions of urination and defecation and support the pelvic organs. In case of dysfunctions of the pelvic floor, physiotherapy helps fight urinary and fecal incontinence and relieve pain in the pelvis. The treatment program includes, as a rule, manual therapy, “Biofeedback” therapy, exercises to help control the muscles, and instruction on the correct behavior in the circumstances in which the patient is. Treatment is offered to children, men, and women of various age groups and with various health conditions.

  Hydrotherapy – is a physiotherapeutic treatment in water, carried out in a special pool, the structure of which and the water temperature in which are specially selected in accordance with the needs of the patient. During hydrotherapy sessions, unique water qualities and the positive effect of water on the human body are used for treatment purposes.

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Types of diseases

  • Musculoskeletal system diseases:
  • Injuries, fractures, spinal cord injuries, spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis, osteoporosis and osteopenia.
  • Recovery after surgery:
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Side effects of cancer treatment:
  • Nausea and vomiting, stomatitis, loose stools, decreased appetite, weakness,
  • impaired liver function, hair loss during chemotherapy, anemia,
  • decreased immunity, predisposition to infections and bleeding.
  • Some birth defects and genetic disorders:
  • Of cardio-vascular system:
  • Coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease, deep vein thrombosis.
  • Central and peripheral system:
  • Traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, intracranial pressure
  • migraine, ringing in the ears.
  • Gastrointestinal tract:
  • Gastric ulcer, pancreatitis, cholecystitis, enteritis, gastritis, colitis, dysbiosis.
  • Vegetative disorders.

Rehabilitation in Ukraine is a unique medical treatment technique that combines classical medicine and specially designed rehabilitation programs from leading experts.