International Journal of Education and Information Technology
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International Journal of Education and Information Technology, Vol.1, No.3, Aug. 2015, Pub. Date: Jul. 25, 2015
Current Role of Physiotherapy in Response to Changing Healthcare Needs of the Society
Pages: 105-110 Views: 4723 Downloads: 8322
Authors
[01] Muhammad Taimoor Khalid, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Sargodha, Lyallpur Campus, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
[02] Muhammad Farhan Sarwar, 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 a condition of inclusive physically, mentality and socially wellbeing of a person, but not exclusively the lack of illness or disease. Physical therapy or Physiotherapy often abbreviated as PT is an active healthcare occupation that aims to help the individuals with the achievement, maintenance and restoration of maximal physical functioning and health throughout their lifetimes. Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, and physical intervention (therapy using mechanical force and movement). In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the Physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation and administration. Physiotherapy is grounded in the belief that to be effective, its services must respond to the changing needs of populations and our health system. In many settings, Physical therapy services may be provided alongside or in conjunction with other medical or rehabilitation services, including occupational therapy. Physical therapy is performed by a Physical therapist (PT) and from time to time services are provided by a Physical therapist assistant (PTA) working under his supervision and often both work together in combination to provide treatment to patients. The profession is shaped by scientific evidence and the education and competencies of the physiotherapists delivering the services. Each area of Physiotherapy intervention has its own specialized techniques and is based on scientific evidence. Physical therapy is a professional career which has many specialties including sports, neurology, wound care, cardiopulmonary, geriatrics, orthopaedic and pediatrics. The neurological rehabilitation technique used in physiotherapy today in particular is a rapidly emerging field. Thus, the main interest and objective of this article are to identify and maximize the quality of life and potential for movement of each person in the areas of promotion, prevention, treatment or intervention, in addition to adaptation and rehabilitation of health in the field of Physical therapy.
Keywords
Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy, Health Care, Medical, Rehabilitation
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