According to Wikipedia
Physical therapy (or physiotherapy*) is the provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. Physical therapy includes the provision of services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by the process of ageing or that of injury or disease. Full and functional movement are at the heart of what it means to be healthy.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximising movement potential, within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Physical therapy involves the interaction between physical therapist, patients or clients, families and care givers a process of assessing movement potential and in establishing agreed upon goals and objectives using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
The physical therapistsâ€™ distinctive view of the body and its movement needs and potential is central to determining a diagnosis and an intervention strategy and is consistent whatever the setting in which practice is undertaken. These settings will vary in relation to whether physical therapy is concerned with health promotion, prevention, treatment or rehabilitation.
–description of the nature of physical therapy approved by the 14th General Meeting of the World Confederation For Physical Therapy (WCPT), May 1999
Okay, does it have anything to do with me?
Honestly (and unfortunately), yes. Due to my backbone pain, I have to sign up myself to that treatment. At first I felt a little bit scary about the treatment *takut* . I imagined bad pictures on my head. And then I collected all my bravery and signed my name :knight: . In the end, it’s not bad. It’d be rather fun and relaxing 😀 😀
So, actually, what kind of things were I treated on the therapy?
First, my back was warmed up with some kind of warmer stuff. Gosh, that’s more efficient than using some ointment on my back’s surface. And we could control the heating temperature and heating time. Wow, I should buy the apparatus for myself 😛 😛
Next, it sounds a little bit strange. They use a ultrasonic wave on my bone. How? It’s like the hospital has a kind of apparatus that can transfer ultrasonic wave through my skin to my bone. The stuff shaped just like a shower and it made a strange sound. I don’t know much about the details, but it seems like the wave transferred makes my bone shaking and gradually take the right position at the joint.
Last thing is massage. Oh, I really enjoyed it very much. That was very relaxing. The massage was done twice, first with the hand of the
nurse physiotherapist (actually, i hardly expected a male) and then by some kind of vibrating apparatus.
Taking a physiotherapy is really enjoyable 😀 😀 But still, I don’t like being surrounded by oldies (don’t grandpas/grandmas have at least a beatiful granddaughter taking care of them?????). Oh my…..
Anyway, what did cause my backbone pain? The doctor said that I’m really overweight so that my backbone barely supports my upper body :pukul: . Gosh, do I really have to maintain my weight? *sigh* *sigh* *sigh*