1. What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy helps people to regain their mobility and functional abilities first, and then to move more easily when they experience an injury or illness that affects physical activity.
2. What Do Physiotherapists Do?
Physiotherapists, thanks to the special training they receive in this field, use different techniques and basically enable the person to have elevated physical abilities. A physiotherapist can tell you the movements you need to do daily to reduce or recover from injuries, can give you special exercises according to your injury, and can apply various interventions to relieve and reduce pain.
3. Where Do Physiotherapists Work?
Physiotherapists can easily work in many areas of the health system such as hospitals and private clinics. In addition, clubs or various organizations that carry out sports activities often work with physiotherapists.
4. What Should I Do to Become a Physiotherapist?
Although each country has certain procedures to become a physiotherapist, you basically need to have completed a bachelor’s degree in this field. Afterwards, if you wish, you can become a licensed physiotherapist by completing a Master’s degree in a certain field or by taking various trainings.However, you need to do more detailed research on the specific country/school you will choose.
5. Who Do Physiotherapsits Work With?
Physiotherapists can easily work with people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, with mobility problems.
6. What Can You Expect From a Session?
Since everyone’s needs are individual, the treatment you will receive will be unique to you. In general, a physiotherapist learns about your medical history, assesses and diagnoses your condition, reviews your treatment plan, and implements any necessary interventions or activities.
7. What are their Topics of Focus?
Physiotherapists can focus on many areas such as injury, pain, pre- or post-operative processes, aging, chronic diseases and weight problems.
8. When Should I See A Physiotherapist?
If you have a chronic pain or injury that interferes with your daily routine, you should contact a physical therapist as soon as possible. However, doctors may recommend that you see a physiotherapist after some serious surgery or illness.
9. Is such a service expensive?
The service you receive may vary depending on the experience of the specialist you choose or the disease you have. If your insurance covers this treatment, you can benefit from this treatment for cheap prices. Still, the best thing to do is to get detailed information about the subject from the specialist you plan to go to.
If you’d like to take the first step and speak to a physiotherapist, book an appointment here.
Ezgi Nur Budak is a postgraduate psychologist in Clinical and Health Psychology and volunteers at Willingness.