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International Journal of Education and Information Technology, Vol.1, No.3, Aug. 2015, Pub. Date: Jul. 25, 2015
Emerging Responsibility of a Physiotherapist in the Healthcare System for an Individual, Family, Community and Country
Pages: 99-104 Views: 3750 Downloads: 1775
Authors
[01] Muhammad Farhan Sarwar, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Sargodha, Lyallpur Campus, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
[02] Muhammad Taimoor Khalid, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Sargodha, Lyallpur Campus, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
[03] Muhammad Haroon Sarwar, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Medical Sciences, Isra University, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.
[04] Muhammad Sarwar, Department of Plant Protection, Nuclear Institute for Agriculture & Biology (NIAB), Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
Abstract
Health is not purely the nonappearance of disease or sickness, but it is a state of absolute bodily, mind and societal comfort of a person. There are different experts to guide the ways to maintain a good health including personal fitness trainers, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, medical experts and many more professionals. In the world of health experts, Physical therapists also known as Physiotherapists in most countries are an essential part of the team of health professionals who run the health related programs. This article is based on an extensive literature searches and critical appraisal that characterizes and provides to Physiotherapists and other Clinicians with carefully assembled summaries of evidence, effects and interventions in the management of health problems. Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages from newborn to the very oldest, facing medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Physiotherapists examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. In addition, these healthcare professionals work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. Physical therapists provide care for peoples in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. Physiotherapists help to the peoples affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They supervise patient's progress and make adjustments for treatment of plans as needed. These therapists can help to patients to maintain or restore flexibility, strength and range of motions. State’s licensure is required in each country in which Physical therapists practice and must obtain a license for practicing from the state in which they work. If a person has a medical emergency, he should always speak with a qualified Physician immediately before start, stop and change of any prescribed treatment or a part of care plan.
Keywords
Physiotherapist, Physical Therapist, Physiotherapy, Physician, Health Professional
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