About our Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that aims to identify a patient’s functional needs, and apply individualized treatment plans to restore, enhance and/or maintain mobility. The ultimate goal of physiotherapy is pain free function; whether after an injury or surgery, during sports and exercise, whilst performing daily living tasks, or during recreational activities and work duties – as well as the prevention of injuries across all these areas of daily life.

The Physiotherapy Department at FSHN features a team of highly trained international and local physiotherapists, offering a wide range of specialized services to treat and manage issues related to the musculoskeletal system.

Some of the conditions our physiotherapy department treats include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgical - joint replacements (hip, knee, shoulder), ligament reconstructions, disc surgeries, bone fixations and fracture repair, muscle tear repairs, meniscal surgeries, joint fusions
  • Painful conditions of the neck and back, as a result of disc problems causing local pain and/or numbness and tingling referring to the arms and/or legs
  • Myofascial pain - pain that occurs in the musculoskeletal system without any obvious cause
  • Arthritis and arthritic related pain
  • Whiplash and other injuries from motor vehicle accidents
  • Work related repetitive strain injuries, including, but not limited to: chronic neck tension, carpal tunnel syndrome, or headaches from desk or computer work
  • Headaches : our treatment focuses on determining the type of headache, i.e. migraine versus neck dysfunction being the root cause (cervicogenic)
  • Dizziness : our treatment focuses on determining the root cause, i.e. neck dysfunction (cervicogenic)
  • Postural issues
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Women’s health issues, including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, pre and post-natal concerns, as well as all musculoskeletal needs

Regardless of the issue or condition, our physiotherapists work to develop specialized and individualized treatment plans, created after conducting a thorough health history and biomechanical assessment. During these assessments, our physiotherapists will ask a patient a series of questions to enable them to construct a complete medical history and background, determine current complaints and problems, and identify appropriate treatment goals.

Afterwards, our therapists perform a biomechanical examination which consists of a number of tests and screenings, including: palpation, range of motion test, muscle testing, neurological screening, postural examination assessment, and other specialized tests. The final treatment plan is subsequently developed with the patient's input; this includes frequency and duration of treatment, possible home and supervised exercise programs, patient education, short-term and long-term goals, as well as post-therapy expectations.

Our physiotherapists are supported by a team of allied health professionals in the areas of occupational therapy, speech therapy, exercise prescription and kinesiology, sports massage and lymphatic drainage – as well as the physicians at our medical clinic. Patients suffering from trauma or needing lifestyle changes to improve their health can also utilize the services of our mental health department.

Musculoskeletal / Orthopedic Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal or orthopedic physiotherapy uses manual therapy to treat any injury or pain caused by dysfunction in bones, joints, discs, muscles, and/or nerves - from head to toe. Theses dysfunctions can be as a result of injury, repetitive and sudden strain, postural issues, or post-surgical problems.

At FSHN, we are focused on manual therapy and exercise as the main treatment approach to correct dysfunctions, with the aim to reduce or eliminate pain. Manual therapy involves hands-on treatment to the affected area, by moving the surrounding bones, joints, and muscles through stretching tight muscles and nerves, or mobilizing stiff joints with graded amounts of movement, or through manipulation (which is a high velocity, low amplitude thrust to a stiff joint).

Our physiotherapists use a variety of treatment methods at our clinic, concurrently with manual therapy, such as:

  • Individualized and supervised exercise programs
  • Groups exercise programs (i.e. Pilates Back Class and Hip & Knee Class)
  • Taping - use of specialized tape to hold and guide muscles and joints into their correct positions
  • Mechanical cervical & lumbar traction – use of a machine to provide a gentle and consistent stretch to neck or back joints, in order to help alleviate disc and nerve pain, caused by a disc bulge and/or joint compression
  • Modalities - use of machines, such as ultrasound, electrical current, and laser stimulate circulation to treat acute injuries
  • Musculoskeletal/orthopedic physiotherapy

We also offer a number of specialized physiotherapy services, including the following:

Acupuncture: inserting needles into the muscles to treat imbalances in the body’s energy (referred to as De Chi by Chinese Medicine), and based on points mapped out on meridians. In our clinical setting, acupuncture can be used to treat all dysfunction and pain of a musculoskeletal nature, including migraines.

Dry needling (DN): Takes the standard acupuncture technique to a more advanced level, and is based on anatomy and neurophysiology. Instead of meridians, DN treats myofascial pain syndromes through the insertion of acupuncture needles into trigger points (chronically hard or tight bands in a muscle), to desensitize the muscle, therefore reducing pain. Our therapists use DN to treat all musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain, especially chronic problems, by releasing trigger points to relieve pain and improve range of motion.

Manipulation: uses manual therapy applied to a joint through high velocity, low amplitude controlled movement, aimed at increasing joint mobility and reducing pain.

Home visits: Special arrangements can be made to provide treatment at home for patients with certain conditions or physical disabilities that prevent them from seeking treatment at the clinic.

Neurological physiotherapy: uses a range of different physiotherapy treatment programs consisting of a combination of therapeutic techniques, specifically designed for patients suffering from neurological disorders, such as stroke, head injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS), and Parkinson’s disease; to name a few.

Geriatric/elderly care:  a specialized area of therapy that focuses on managing and treating a number of conditions and problems associated with aging, where patients are seen by physiotherapists dedicated to the growing needs of the elderly population. The focus of physiotherapy here is not only to treat any musculoskeletal problems, but to also prevent future injuries.

Ergonomic assessments: uses thorough assessments to evaluate the patient’s workplace, and afterwards provide professional guidance and assistance in rearranging and structuring the work station to relieve and prevent repetitive strain.

Women’s health: a specialized branch of physiotherapy which addresses issues that are specific to women, and offers services such as: pelvic exams, behavior and exercise education for treating urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction in women, and all of a woman’s musculoskeletal needs pre and post-natal.

Contact Us

Address:

Amaia Residence, Floor 2, Building 7, Baghdad Street, Block 9, Salmiya, Kuwait P.O. Box: 24472, Safat 13015 Kuwait

Phone: +965 2572-0338 / 2572-1757

Fax: +965 2572 1677

Email: info@fshnkuwait.org

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