trading as  Calder Hall Medical Centre

  

Physiotherapist

The use of physical methods to assist recovery of damaged tissue, especially in muscles and joints.

To make an appointment, please call our Reception Desk  (868) 660 7873 or  (868) 639 8516

A physical therapist provides services that help

  • restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain,
    prevent permanent disabilities, limit permanent disabilities

The physical therapist

  • examines the patient's medical history

  • tests and measures the patient's strength, range of motion,
    balance, coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration
    and motor function

The patient's treatment typically includes

  • exercise, which may focus on endurance, strength and flexibility

To reduce swelling, the use of

  • ultrasound, hot packs, cold compresses and electrical stimulation

To reduce pain, and improve flexibility and circulation, physical therapists may use

  • traction , deep-tissue massage

To help with mobility and dexterity, physical therapists teach patients how to use

  • prostheses, crutches, wheelchairs, other adaptive devices

 

 

 

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