Prime Health Centre Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is one of the most spread, popular and safe area of patient treatment and rehabilitation .
Often neurologists apply physiotherapy in the osteochondrosis treatment. More than 70% of cases show improvements, decreased of pain sensations and the beneficial effect on the condition of the muscles and ligaments.

What is the procedure like?

Depending on the underlying medical conditions, the expert’s set targets, the general condition of the patient, the severity of the clinical picture, the presence of co-morbidity, the particular physiotherapy method is chosen, as well as the duration of sessions, area of usage, intensity and dosage .

This procedure is painless, and in some cases, the patient may feel some impact, which brings discomfort, but not pain. Physiotherapy has practically no side effects, extremely low number of contraindications, it is compatible with other treatment, including drug therapy. Modern physiotherapy equipment allows a specialist to perform the local impact on certain areas, to measure the graduated exercise and level of penetration.
The effect of physio-therapeutic procedures is multifaceted and is achieved through physical, chemical and biological therapeutic intervention at the organ, cellular and molecular levels.

Benefits of physiotherapy in Prime Health Centre

Physiotherapy provides the widest range of procedures, among them are the following:

  • Magnetic therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Electrotherapy;
  • Thermotherapy;
  • Luminotherapy
  • Laser therapy.

Physiotherapy specialists, always use an individual approach to treatment. In the course of treatment, doctors monitor the condition of  a patient’s health and dynamics both during a  single session, and during the entire course.

Such an approach, highly qualified therapists and modern equipment allows us to achieve the most effective results. If the necessity occurs, the specialists from other areas are  involved, which allows us to develop the most effective rehabilitation schemes for patients.
In our work we rely on modern international standards of in health care services but the сomfort and satisfaction of our patients bears the paramount importance for us. Focusing on the needs and interests of the patient, a doctor reaches a full mutual understanding with a person and it produces a positive impact on the pace and quality of the treatment.

The effect is achieved during the course of physiotherapy aimed at the following conditions:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Pain in the joints

All the physiotherapy treatments are selected basing on the individual needs of each client.
Our medical center is fully-stocked with the  equipment of diverse range of effects necessary for the treatment after injury.

Physiotherapy is used for the treatment of major clinical syndromes, such as the following ones:

  • Pain syndrome;
  • Inflammatory changes;
  • Edema;
  • Radicular syndrome;
  • Muscular-tonic syndrome;
  • Dysuric  syndrome.

It is hard to list all the areas where physiotherapy is an effective mechanism for the treatment and disease prevention. It may be noted that this treatment is extremely effective in producing an effect on all organs and systems. In most cases, this therapy is prescribed in a combination with other treatments, but sometimes it can be performed as a primary therapy.

Physical therapy attempts to address the illnesses, or injuries that limit a person’s abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTs use an individual’s history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan and, when necessary, incorporate the results of laboratory and imaging studies like X-rays, CT-scan, or MRI findings. Electrodiagnostic testing (e.g., [electromyograms] and nerve conduction velocity testing) may also be used. PT management commonly includes prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy and manipulation, mechanical devices such as traction, education, physical agents which includes heat, cold, electricity, sound waves, radiation, assistive devices, prostheses, orthoses and other interventions. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles, providing services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes providing therapeutic treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors.

Physiotherapy is a vibrant health care profession that aims to diagnose, rehabilitate and improve movement disorders by using evidence-based, natural methods such as exercise, manual therapy, motivation, adapted equipment and advocacy.

Prime Health Centre Physiotherapy offers one on one assessment and treatments of all physiotherapy suitable injuries to muscles, joints and neural tissues. Treatments are specifically tailored to the individual’s goals and current function.

Physiotherapy treatment consists of restoring joint movement and muscle length through manual therapy techniques and exercise with the aim of restoring normal function. These techniques vary based on the injury and patient long term goals.

Some of the common conditions treated include:

  • Neck Pain – Pinched nerve, Wry neck, Headaches
  • Low Back Pain – Disc Bulge, Sciatica, Spondylosis
  • Sports injuries – Sprains and Strains, Shoulder, Knee, Ankle or Foot
  • ACL Rehabilitation

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.

Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.

Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity.

The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.


  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Painful Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Heel Spur
  • Insertional Pain
  • Chronic Tendinopathy
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Calcifications
  • Hip Pain

Medical Effects

Acoustic waves with high energy peak used in Shockwave therapy interact with tissue causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration. All the processes mentioned in this section are typically employed simultaneously and are used to treat chronic, sub-acute and acute (advanced users only) conditions.

Release of Trigger Points

Trigger points are the principal cause of pain in the back, neck, shoulder and limbs. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers and have extremely contracted sarcomeres. The dysfunctional sarcomeres contract so tightly that they begin to cut off their own blood supply. This causes the waste products to build up. Waste product build-up irritates the sensory nerve endings which then causes even more contraction. This vicious cycle is referred to as “metabolic crisis”. The assumed mechanism of action is that the delivered acoustic energy unblocks the calcium pump and thus reverses the metabolic crisis in the myofilaments and releases the trigger points.

New Blood Vessel Formation

Nutrient blood flow is necessary to start and maintain the repair processes of damaged tissue structure. The application of acoustic waves creates capillary microruptures in tendon and bone. Due to microruptures the expression of growth factors such as eNOS, VEGF, PCNS and BMP is significantly increased.

As a result of these processes arterioles are remodeled, stimulated to grow and new ones are formed. The new blood vessels improve blood supply and oxygenation of the treated area and support faster healing of both the tendon and the bone.

 Reversal of Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation occurs when the inflammatory response is not completely halted. It can damage healthy tissue and results in chronic pain. Mast cells are one of the key components of the inflammatory process. Their activity may be increased by using pervasive acoustic waves.

Mast cell activation is followed by the production of chemokines and cytokines. These pro-inflammatory compounds first enhance the inflammatory process and in the next step help restore normal healing and regenerative processes.

Stimulation of Collagen Production

The production of a sufficient amount of collagen is a necessary precondition for the repair processes of the damaged myoskeletal and ligamentous structures. Shockwave therapy accelerates procollagen synthesis. The therapy forces the newly created collagen fibers into a longitudinal structure which makes the newly formed tendon fibers more dense and stiff and creates a firmer structure.

Dissolution of Calcified Fibroblasts

Calcium build-up is most often a result of micro-tears or other trauma to a tendon. Acoustic waves break up the existing calcifications. Shockwave therapy starts the biochemical decalcification of the calcium build-up of a toothpaste-like consistency and treats the tendon. The granular particles of calcium are then removed by the lymphatic system.


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