Who is a rehabilitologist?
Who is a rehabilitologist? Without exaggeration, we can say: a rehabilitator is a special doctor, which is needed for every patient who has completely or partially lost the ability to perform any functions due to illness, surgery or trauma.
According to the statistics of the same World Health Organization, only as a result of the stroke, almost 30 million people around the world became disabled, that is, they lost the functionality of various systems of the body and the musculoskeletal system. At the same time, one third of them can not do without outside help, and 20% can not move without a stick, crutches or "walkers".
And although after ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes a full restoration of the body's functions is considered impossible, the rehabilitation physician applies all his efforts and applies all available rehabilitation methods in order to restore the person's ability to solve everyday everyday problems independently, to promote the compensatory functions of the body, to prevent the development of pathological processes, associated with loss of mobility.
In solving the problem of limiting normal functions associated with contracture and stiffness of joints, atrophy of tissues, disrupting the work of various organs and systems, tablets alone, that is, exclusively medically, can not be avoided. Here you need the whole range of methods that the rehabilitologist uses, namely: physiotherapy, physiotherapy, massage, reflexology, balneotherapy.
When should I go to a rehabilitation specialist?
Long-term treatment with strict bed rest or prolonged forced staying in a supine position lead to partial muscle atrophy. And this is the case when you should contact a rehabilitologist. Because at the stage of recovery, a properly selected individual rehabilitation course will help restore muscle tone and accelerate metabolic processes in tissues, organs and body systems.
A rehabilitation physician will also help to restore the full volume of movements in joints in case of fractures and strains, relieve pain and swelling after injuries to the musculoskeletal system, improve the condition and increase the level of physical activity after a stroke, paresis or paralysis.
In addition, physical exercises, massage, physiotherapy are useful for those who often complain of headaches and back pain. Address to the rehabilitologist who will give recommendations how to get rid of the above-listed symptoms without any medications. For example, he will direct to the course of kinesitherapy, which allows to strengthen the musculoskeletal system and get rid of herniated intervertebral discs, as well as prolong the remission of many neurological and musculoskeletal diseases.
What tests should I take when I visit a rehabilitation specialist? If there is a referral to a course of recovery after a particular illness or injury, you should have a medical history and the results of previous surveys. When seeking a consultation to improve health, you need to do an ECG, undergo an X-ray and pass a general blood test and a general urine test.