Physical therapy, sometimes referred to as “PT”, is an area of rehabilitative health care that utilizes special exercises and equipment to help patients regain or improve their physical function.
Our physiotherapy department has state of the art rehabilitation equipment and the clinical staff is comprised of licensed physical therapists with wide knowledge in sports therapy, orthopedic manual manipulation therapist and a lymphoedema therapist all with expertise in treating orthopedic patients.The staff is professional, friendly and very experienced.
Who needs physical therapy?
Physical therapy in Nairobi, Kenya at Nsoc is designed to help people of all ages who are experiencing pain or have limited mobility due to aging, injury, disease, athletic injuries, or post-operative limitations.
We hope to optimize the quality of your movement and improve performance and function with the following services:
Pre and Post surgical rehabilitation for soft tissue repair, reconstructions, joint replacements both hemiarthroplasties and total and scopes.
Progression of therapeutic exercise to rehabilitate and prevent injury, improve function, reduce risk of injury/re-injury, and optimize overall health and well being
Provide patients with skills to manage injury/impairment at home
Rehabilitation of patients post breast mastectomy and women health
Compression hosiery for all oedema of the limbs.
What to expect during your physical therapy at NSOC
Those who have suffered injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons of the body will benefit from our physical therapy sessions.
During your first physical therapy session, the therapist at NSOC will ask you questions about your medical history and complete a physical evaluation and proper intervention.
The therapy session consists of one-on-one treatment which may include manual therapy, exercises, education and specific functional training. Modalities (ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, traction, kinesio taping etc.) are also utilized for pain management, reduction of swelling, and home programmes that help return to function.
Physical Therapy Exercises
For individuals suffering arm or leg pain, the mere thought of exercise and movement can be painful.
To return to activity, and relieve symptoms, your therapist rely heavily on moving the sore joint or limb to restore essential flexibility and range of motion in the joint.
The goal of exercise is to strengthen the muscles.Many people with leg or arm problems can still move the limb through a certain range of motion without pain, or with only mild discomfort.
Therapists in Kenya at NSOC will begin your exercise program by working in those zones, which are relatively comfortable, and through these exercises, expand those zones to a wider range.
They also introduce Active Range Of Motion (AROM) exercises which help to gently increase range of motion and decrease stiffness.
What the Physical Therapists Do?
Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities.
Restore, maintain, and promote not only optimal physical function but optimal wellness and fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health.
Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.
Plan and provide interventions including therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, electrotherapy, education.
Conduct re-examinations, modify interventions as necessary to achieve anticipated goals and expected outcomes, and develop and implement discharge plans.