The participation of people in various athletic activities has increased significantly during the last decades. The majority of the athletic lesions are connected with the musculoskeletal and nervous system, while other systems participate to a great extent as well.
During the past few years, the efforts of the scientists of all the specialties that are involved in the restoration of the orthopedic lesions or injuries have been intensified and new surgical techniques and methods, as well as new restoration protocols for the faster and safer return of the patient to levels before the injury, are being proposed. The most common injuries are divided mainly into three general categories:
- Metabolic diseases (osteoporosis)
- Degenerative arthropathies (primary – secondary osteoarthritis)
- Athletic lesions (rupture of the ligaments and the tendons, fractures etc)
The physiotherapy unit at Mediterraneo Hospital is close to the patient or the athlete from the first hours after the surgery, so that it can aid in the primary mobilization of the upper and lower limb, with the aim of avoiding muscular atrophies and limiting the deficits in the spectrum of muscle movements.
This is achieved through the excellent scientific training of the physiotherapy unit, always in collaboration with the orthopedic surgeon, but also through the modern physiotherapeutic equipment that we have (CPM, TENS, electro-muscular stimulation).
We rely on modern protocols of rehabilitation aiming at:
- Muscular strengthening (specialized exercises for each patient)
- Improvement of the spectrum of movements of the joints (distensions)
- Re-education in gait (with the aid of the appropriate auxiliary gait medium)
- Balance Improvement (specialized exercises of proprioception)
- Guidelines and specialized list of exercises for the post-operational period of time after hospitalization.
The Physiotherapy Unit at Mediterraneo Hospital is always informed on the progress of contemporary surgical orthopedics by attending national and international conferences, aiming at providing specialized support – prevention – rehabilitation to every kind of orthopedic or athletic injury.