When choosing an expert for the rehabilitation of soft tissues injuries, a physiotherapist is a name that comes to our mind. Their expertise and experience in terms of diagnosis and recovery rates along with the cost of the treatment give them an advantage at the time of assessing the quantum and outcome. And the icing on the cake is that even the best physiotherapist in Gurgaon charges less than a general practitioner or an orthopedic surgeon.
In case of personal injury traditionally we consult an orthopedic consultant or a GP to understand the nature of the medical condition, its causation, and prognosis. But it will be interesting to note that a physiotherapist with great knowledge, expertise and experience can easily offer a complete understanding of the entire process right from the first injury to the recovery. He can offer a thorough and wide-ranging report of extent and time taken in patient’s recovery which is again important when assessing issues of quantum and future care cost.
What is soft tissue injury?
As the name suggests, soft tissues injury is not related to bony injuries such as fractures, but it is injuries that occur in muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves. These injuries are usually invisible in scan and can be recognized only by careful examination by an expert. These injuries often result in whiplash or repetitive strain on a particular muscle, tendon or ligament. Though tearing of any of the soft tissue will require surgical procedures to start with but once this phase of primary treatment is over, a patient will be mandatorily referred to the physiotherapist. It is the physiotherapist who will then create an individually tailored treatment to assist the body of the patient to heal naturally and restore full function at the place of injury.
Tendonitis, tenosynovitis, muscle strains, lifting injuries, lower back pain, epicondylitis, carpel tunnel syndrome, whiplash injuries, and work-related upper limb injuries are some of the most common and relevant soft tissues injuries.
Treatment plan by a physiotherapist for healing and rehabilitation of patient!
The best physiotherapist will be involved right from the presentation of injury to the patient to complete the healing and rehabilitation of the soft tissue in the end. When a physiotherapist examines issues like quantum and future cost, it is usually considered important for the lawyer to receive the entire picture. Right from the nature of the injury, details of the treatment, likelihood of full recovery of the injury, timing in which the recovery is expected and expected cost of the entire line of treatment are the details that should be mentioned. An experienced physiotherapist will always have requisite knowledge and expertise to go through the entire line of treatment like a pro.
Treatment line by a physiotherapist can be divided into four stages.
- Firstly the physiotherapist does a detailed examination to identify the body structures damaged and if there is any loss of function in it.
- Then they devise a treatment program.
- The third stage is to implement the treatment program.
- Last but not the least seeing the patient through to the end of rehabilitation.