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What To Expect From Your 1st Physiotherapy Session by geemeshin(m): 9:38pm On Feb 08, 2012
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The first (1st) physiotherapy session can be likened to the; cross-examination in a law court, anxiety of a patient been reeled into a theatre, anticipation of a kid for a promised toy, endurance of a sportsman, hope in a supernatural being and thrill at how it all turns out to be in the end, no wonder physiotherapy is the magic of modern medicine!

To the first-timer, the thought of physiotherapy sparks off certain feelings ranging from curiosity to fear, to expectations and to excitement. In most cases, one feels disappointed or inpatient as the actual therapy session is delayed till a proper assessment of the patient's condition is carried out by the physiotherapist. By and by, a good physiotherapist will carry the patient along through every process using proper communication skills; as such a patient is free to ask questions where and when necessary and above all be patient enough as endurance is the hallmark of physiotherapy.

A physiotherapy session (especially the first) begins with a clinical assessment during which a patient is expected to supply accurate sincere answers to the questions asked by the physiotherapist. An ideal sequence goes as follows;,

Re: What To Expect From Your 1st Physiotherapy Session by Nobody: 6:55am On Feb 09, 2012
Nice evaluation on your part, physiotherapy deals majorly with rehabilitation of physically impaired clients
using their God gift given hands, electrotherapeutic gadget, cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, manipulative therapy
depending on the requirement and condition presented by the clients in rehabilitating the clients to as near normal as possible,
wonderful profession which i fell in love, 4 years as a physiotherapist has been a wonderful part of my life.

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Re: What To Expect From Your 1st Physiotherapy Session by arrynet: 12:02am On Mar 30, 2012
Re: What To Expect From Your 1st Physiotherapy Session by beauld(m): 1:51am On Jun 22, 2016
Physiotherapy involves the use of PHYSICAL resources to treat and rehabilitate patients. Physical resources such as heat, cold, laser, light (electro-magnetic waves), electric currrent, ultra-sound, water, wax, force, manipulation, touch, exercise etc.

Physiotherapy is Physical Medicine.

It is a massive Profession in health care...that is very interesting and lucrative.
As a Physiotherapist you can specialise in Pediatrics, Sports, Orthopedics, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Geriartry etc.

Physiotherapists DIAGNOSE patients o! They are not subordinates to other professions O! They are independent, kinda like dentistry and Optometry.
You can get a degree such as Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)...from Nigeria. Google how! (You need plenty of hardwork..tho)
My younger brother is a Doctor of Physiotherapy..and am so proud of him! Patients love how he helps them recover quickly.
Hope this helped? Cheers.

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