Center for Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy at Cauvery Heart & Multi-Speciality Hospital specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the bones, heart, lungs, brain, etc which includes pain management, arthritis, asthma, Stroke rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, etc. The department of physiotherapy is a state of the art facility that has a team of renowned and experienced chief therapists along with other therapists who are amongst the best in India. It is multidisciplinary in approach and works closely with other specialities to render optimum, evidence-based treatment to patients. The department specialises in managing complex conditions like rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, spondylitis, ACL tear, post bypass surgery, women’s health, etc.

FAQs on Physiotherapy

  • Who is a physiotherapist?
    Physiotherapists are specialists who treat people with injury, illness, or disability and restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. They maintain the health of people of all ages and help patients to manage pain.

  • When should I see a doctor and when should I see a physiotherapist?
    A severe injury needs the attention of an emergency physician who can help to diagnose and treat the condition. A physiotherapist can be consulted on the advice of the physician. He or she specializes in treating musculoskeletal system-related conditions through certified exercises.

  • What is the difference between a physiotherapist and a physical therapist?
    The terms physiotherapist and physical therapist refer to the same person. A physiotherapist or physical therapist specializes in diagnosing symptoms of injury, disability, and illness and treats them through physical manipulation, exercises, heat therapy, etc.

  • Can a physiotherapist perform surgery?
    No, a Physiotherapist cannot perform surgery and there are no physiotherapy surgeons. However, they play a vital role in surgery with pre-operative and post-operative physiotherapy for all surgeries which reduces complications and helps in faster recovery.

  • Can physiotherapists prescribe medicines?
    In India, physiotherapists cannot prescribe medication. However, the right to prescribe medicines by physiotherapists vary from one country to another.

  • When should I see a physiotherapist?
    Yes, you can visit a Physiotherapist at any time if you experience constant pain or when mobility and range of motion are affected. However, it is good to see your doctor and get a referral.

  • What are the specialties of physiotherapy?
    Physiotherapists can specialize in many specialties, including musculoskeletal conditions, sports medicine, orthopedics, neurology, cardiopulmonary, endocrinology, pediatrics, geriatrics, women’s health, wound care, and electromyography.