Live comfortably with your body!
Depending on the patients personal ailment and in accordance with each individuals physical capabilities, there are various techniques, your Physiotherapist can assist you with, in order to attain the best quality of life possible.
Specifically for you, for your children and grandchildren.
The Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation Department at Hospital Particular do Algarve, is equipped with the most up to date equipment and experienced technical staff. It is capable of responding to the needs of our Out-Patients Department as well as to the necessities of our hospitalized patients, including those that require home care.
The Physiotherapist concentrates on the evaluation of a patient’s movement and posture, based on function and body structure. The Physiotherapists’ aim is to obtain the maximum functionality of movement in his patients.
During the first consultation and after a detailed evaluation of the patient's deficiencies, limitations and restrictions, an intensive therapy plan is proposed, which can consist of up to six hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks.
The central focal point of our interdisciplinary team, are the patient and his / her family, whose goals and expectations are respected and worked upon by the team involved: Physiatrist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and Neuropsychologist.
These programs are essentially developed to treat patients suffering lesions after a stroke, brain trauma, vertebro-medullary lesions, among other neurological conditions.
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Perineum dysfunctions have a negative impact on quality of life and well-being. Uro-Gynecological Physiotherapy, with a view to perineal rehabilitation, can make a significant contribution to the prevention, education and rehabilitation of these conditions.
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE PERINEAL REHABILITATION PROTOCOL
Consists of an individualized and challenging intervention protocol, based on the physiology of exercise, with the aim of re-educating and rehabilitating the muscles of the perineum, through contraction,
relaxation and stretching.
Initially, a specific and detailed assessment of the patient’s clinical condition is carried out. The protocol consists of 14 individual sessions (depending on the clinical condition), divided into 3 phases: teaching / body awareness, agility / muscle coordination and finally, muscle hypertrophy.
An electrostimulation and biofeedback device is used, through an intracavitary probe. This methodology allows a continuous objective assessment of the patient’s performance and evolution. In addition, other techniques, active and / or passive, can be used, such as:
Through these techniques, we seek to promote an improvement to the quality of life of patients, who have an active and responsible role in the evolution of their clinical condition.