Physical therapy, occupational therapy, treatment of any pain and inflammation, and retraining to compensate for specific lost functions are the typical focus of rehabilitation.
Sports injuries and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation are one of the most common facts. After a sport injury and the proper diagnosis by the Physiatrist and Sports Medicine Doctor the first step to recovery is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Some o the most common disease on the every day practice is:
-Problems of Cervical Spine(Spondyloarthritis, Disc prolapsed, Neurological conditions involving brachial plexus, muscular problems, ligaments etc
-Problems of Lumbar Spine (Lumbago, Sciatica, Spondyloarthritis, prolapsed disk
-Shoulder diseases (Ligaments, bursitis, tendons etc)
-Knees (Osteoarthritis, tendinopathies, Ligament problems etc)
Generally all the muscular skeletal problems, neurological problems of the peripheral neurological system.
-Cerebrovascular attacks (CVA).
The need for rehabilitation crosses all age groups, although the type, level, and goals of rehabilitation often differ by age. People with chronic impairments, often older people, have different goals and require less intensive rehabilitation or a longer period of rehabilitation than do younger people with a temporary impairment (such as that due to a fracture or burn). The goal of a younger person who has had a fracture is often to regain all functions as quickly as possible. Nonetheless, age alone is not a reason to alter goals or the intensity of rehabilitation, but the presence of other disorders or limitations may be.
Rehabilitation can be performed also at home can be appropriate for people who cannot travel easily but who require less care, such as those who can transfer from bed to a chair or from a chair to a toilet. However, family members or friends must be willing to participate in the rehabilitation process. Goals: The rehabilitation team (physiatrist, physiotherapist) sets both short-term and long-term goals for each problem. For example, a person with a hand injury may have restricted range of motion and weakness.
Also extra facilities are provided with the new medical equipment of SHOCKWAVE SWISS Dolorclast EMS the only one in Cyprus .
The treatments offered at my clinic can be overall , medicine,injectable treatments (hyaluronic acid, PRP, rehabilitation by a register physiotherapist according to my guidance, SHOCKWAVE .
PRP (Platelets Rich Plasma) a new method.
What Is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?
Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.
PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.
To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood. What Conditions are Treated with PRP? Is It Effective? Research studies are currently being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of PRP treatment. At this time, the results of these studies are inconclusive because the effectiveness of PRP therapy can vary. Factors that can influence the effectiveness of PRP treatment include:
- The area of the body being treated
- The overall health of the patient
- Whether the injury is acute (such as from a fall) or chronic (an injury developing over time)
Chronic Tendon Injuries
According to the research studies currently reported, PRP is most effective in the treatment of chronic tendon injuries, especially tennis elbow, a very common injury of the tendons on the outside of the elbow.
An injection of PRP is used to treat tennis elbow. The use of PRP for other chronic tendon injuries — such as chronic Achilles tendonitis or inflammation of the patellar tendon at the knee (jumper's knee) is promising. However, it is difficult to say at this time that PRP therapy is any more effective than traditional treatment of these problems.
Acute Ligament and Muscle Injuries
Much of the publicity PRP therapy has received has been about the treatment of acute sports injuries, such as ligament and muscle injuries. PRP has been used to treat professional athletes with common sports injuries like pulled hamstring muscles in the thigh and knee sprains. There is no definitive scientific evidence, however, that PRP therapy actually improves the healing process in these types of injuries.
More recently, PRP has been used during certain types of surgery to help tissues heal. It was first thought to be beneficial in shoulder surgery to repair torn rotator cuff tendons. However, the results so far show little or no benefit when PRP is used in these types of surgical procedures.
Surgery to repair torn knee ligaments, especially the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is another area where PRP has been applied. At this time, there appears to be little or no benefit from using PRP in this instance.
Some initial research is being done to evaluate the effectiveness of PRP in the treatment of the arthritic knee. It is still too soon to determine if this form of treatment will be any more effective than current treatment methods.
PRP has been used in a very limited way to speed the healing of broken bones. So far, it has shown no significant benefit