Physiotherapy can efficiently help treating a wide variety of conditions, like orthopaedic, musculoskeletal or neurological issues. It can also facilitate the recovery of sports injuries and chronic diseases.
In the Physioathens Modern Physiotherapy Center, we can effectively intervene to accelerate the healing process of all the above conditions but also in a series of problems, which may arise from strain or injury.
Some of the most common conditions/problems treated by physiotherapy:
The most common
Backache (Lumbar pain)
Backache is often the symptom of a problem connected to the lower back; it is not a separate disease. The pain is severe and it can potentially extend to the outer surface of the upper leg (thigh) or even below the knees. Back pain can simply be the consequence of a sudden movement, causing a lower back injury but it can also signify a potentially more serious health problem. This is the reason why the correct and timely diagnosis is as important as the following steps for choosing the right treatment plan. By effectively practicing the Manual Therapy technique, we are able to identify, recognize and treat the areas that have been affected. Our goal is, through special techniques and low-force manipulation, not only to relieve the patient’s pain but also to treat the actual cause of the back pain.
The consequences of a stroke can be very complex for a person, thus the physiotherapy interventions provided are tailored to your special needs. Ranging from transient numbness to serious mobility problems, Physiotherapy plays a critical role in health improvement and everyday life of patients, giving them the opportunity of a better life with fewer complications.
With special exercises and techniques, Physiotherapists enhance the physical strengthening of the patient and they also have a positive reinforcement to their mental health. Patients’ social reintegration into their everyday routine is not impossible; it is a realistic goal that can be realized through immediate and correct treatment of the incident, with a view to avoiding any permanent mobility issues.
Cervical Syndrome is defined on the whole by painful symptoms, co-occurring in the cervical spine. Most of the times, these symptoms include dizziness, vertigo, and numbness, which can extend to upper limbs. Unfortunately, there is not a cure -in the narrow sense of the term -but the benefits of the treatment of the problem with the aid of physiotherapy have been internationally recognized. By applying appropriate pressure and mobilization techniques and with the use of modern technological equipment, such as Tens and ultrasound, we are able to intervene effectively, without causing pain against Cervical Syndrome, giving the patient relief. Our goal is to minimize and gradually eliminate the symptoms, as well as to improve functional capacity of the cervical spine, preventing neuron structures from any damage.
Ankle injury (ankle joint) constitutes one of the most common orthopaedic problems of athletes and is usually followed by soreness, swelling, edema and the consequent inability of the use of the member. Sprain does not necessitate bone fracture but it is characterized by the rupture of various joints of the ankle’s ligaments. Depending on the damage, it is ranked in degrees of severity, accordingly dictating the necessary treatment. This is the focal point, where the high level of training of the Physiotherapist, who can distinguish the extensiveness of the damage as well as the possible complication that may later occur, becomes evident. Through specialized rehabilitation programs and specialized scheduling sessions, we can achieve effective treatment, healing, and recovery of the problematic area of the joint, aiming at the athlete’s fastest reintegration into their full training program.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
On the inside part of the hand, under the transverse ligament, tendons that are responsible for our fingers bend, pass through the wrist. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the tissues under the transverse ligament swell and put pressure on the median nerve, either because of repeated hand and wrist movement or due to genetics. The result is pain, numbness and many times tingling, an electric shock feeling on the first three fingers. The primary goal of treatment of CTS is the ease of symptoms with special mobilization techniques and tendon and nerve gliding exercises and thereafter, strengthening the muscles of the area in order to avoid the recurrence of this unpleasant situation. By choosing Physioathens, your hands are… in good hands!
Our body loves to move! Unfortunately, modern way of life, wrong exercise programs and many working hours behind a desk put a strain on the thoracic spine (mid back) of the spinal cord, resulting in a constant pain between shoulder blades, which makes you feel a constant need to stretch. A proper evaluation of your spinal cord, special tests of muscular strength/endurance and a full assessment of movement quality will give us a clear image of the type of therapy your mid back needs.
Statistically, the knee is the joint, which sustains the most injuries on our body. Apart from a sudden movement that can cause an injury, everyday milder “mistakes” may cause soreness and make walking, going up the stairs or exercising painful. In any case, we meticulously examine the knee and the appropriate rehabilitation Protocol is followed.
One of the most unpleasant conditions of the neck and back is strain. After a sudden change in temperature of muscles, myalgia (muscle pain), stiffness and possible neck deformity may occur. Do not let a day pass by, having this unpleasant condition; give us the chance to relieve your pain. During strain rehabilitation, subtle handling -because of the acute pain- along with technical experience for quick recovery is of the essence. We provide both!
When a conservative treatment of an injury or a condition does not respond, the problems may need to be treated surgically. Physiotherapists’ responsibility is great and we acknowledge the fact. We respect the patient’s pain and recognize their desire for quick recovery and this is why we do our best! In a constant consultation with the surgeon, we provide state-of-the-art facilities in postoperative rehabilitation and after the time required, we will be there to hold your hands as you get out of bed to take again your first steps!
Tendons are fibrous bands of tissue that connect the muscles to the bones. The term Tendonitis is used to describe the inflammation in these areas and is accompanied by pain, swelling, and inability to use the injured part of the body. In this case, you need to act as soon as possible before the tendonitis becomes chronic. Our primal goal is to treat inflammation and reduce the pain. The best equipment is at our disposal to do so. Electrotherapy, kinesio taping and physiotherapy will be applied to improve the condition and move on to the stage of rehabilitation in order to strengthen the patient’s muscles and thus, allow them to return to their activities.
Many times, putting a lot of stress on our joints leads to injuries, which can result in stiffness and swelling. Assessment of the patient’s everyday activities along with a detailed medical history will help us understand both the cause of arthritis and the appropriate rehabilitation program. Joint pain means pain when moving. Put an end to permanent soreness and give activities some quality with Physioathens services.