Inpatient Physiotherapy: Reasons to Consider for Improved and Expedited Recovery

Physiotherapy is one of the branches that has grown exponentially in the last few years. There is a need  to  raise awareness on the vital role of physiotherapy in the recovery process. Still not many know the limitless possibilities of this stream of medicine in our everyday lives. Physiotherapy or physical therapy is generally known to regain strength and functional independence among those experiencing impairment of movement and other bodily functions due to medical conditions or injuries. However, it can also help improve overall well being among many, especially in the elderly. While physiotherapy is administered both at home settings and in specialized inpatient rehabilitation centers, many researches have found physiotherapy is an inpatient rehabilitation facility to be more effective in outcomes and restoring functional abilities within a shorter period of time.

Proven Results in Patients of Inpatient Physiotherapy

Significant improvements are seen in patients who undergo Inpatient physiotherapy sessions since they receive more intensive and multidimensional treatment. Individually tailored exercises are offered often in the presence of a multidisciplinary team which ensures the overall recovery of an individual. Lack of specialized rehabilitation equipment and supervision of a skilled team of doctors are observed to be the major reasons for slower recovery rates seen in patients who avail physiotherapy sessions at home.  Some other positive outcomes, in patients who received inpatient physiotherapy as found in studies are reduced falls, better handgrip strength, improved balance and physical abilities, superior signs in subjective parameters like pain-intensity, mobility and overall wellbeing including confidence. 

Outpatient physiotherapy at Inpatient Rehabilitation Centers

For those who can’t make commitment to longer stays at inpatient rehabilitation centers, outpatient physiotherapy can still be a good option if the care plan is designed well. Many inpatient rehabilitation centers offer physiotherapy as an outpatient service. Generally, outpatient services tend to be utilitarian and don’t offer the complete gamut of care to patients who spend limited time with the therapist. This can be overcome by specifically requesting for intensive physiotherapy sessions which are monitored by a multidisciplinary team of skilled experts. This will guarantee all the elements of the personalized care plan including carefully customized exercises, well-managed diet plans and result-oriented counseling sessions among others work together for optimum results.

Conditions to Consider for Inpatient Physiotherapy

Individuals who have undergone major medical illness or surgeries, Physiotherapy is a must for coming back to normal routine. Conditions like stroke, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, post hip and knee replacements, or an ICU admissions or operative procedures are likely to be followed up with physiotherapy by qualified therapists. Constant monitoring of several risk factors by an experienced medical team will help in overruling any potential issue that could arise during the treatment sessions. Similarly, inpatient physiotherapy is highly recommended for elderly to improve their quality of life, especially for those who are at risk of physical disability. It is also immensely helpful in pain management, managing diabetes and vascular conditions and in some cases eliminates the need to undergo surgeries.

If you have any questions on the type of physiotherapy to choose for a given medical condition, please reach out to our team for detailed information.