We offer 5-7 physical therapy shifts per week, (10-12 patients per shift). Each session is about 30 minutes and costs 6 – 7 soles, depending on which timeline package of care the patient chooses. Our modalities include: TENS electric stimulation, heat packs, hand massage, massage gun, and a variety of exercises.
Rehabilitation and Functional Restoration: Physical therapy focuses on restoring and improving physical function, mobility, and overall quality of life for individuals with injuries, disabilities, or chronic conditions. In low-income communities, where there may be limited access to specialized healthcare services, physical therapy can provide essential rehabilitation services to help people regain functional independence and participate fully in daily activities.
Cost-Effectiveness: Physical therapy is a cost-effective intervention compared to more invasive treatments or prolonged hospital stays. It can help prevent or minimize the need for surgical procedures, reduce the reliance on medications, and potentially decrease healthcare costs. This is especially significant in low-income communities where financial resources for expensive medical interventions may be limited.
Non-Pharmacological Treatment: Physical therapy offers non-pharmacological approaches to manage pain and discomfort. Through various techniques such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and modalities like heat or cold therapy, physical therapists can help alleviate pain and improve the overall well-being of individuals without relying solely on medication.
Prevention and Health Promotion: Physical therapy plays a vital role in preventing injuries and promoting overall health. In communities where the majority of the jobs include physical labor like construction, agriculture, or child rearing, there is a higher risk of musculoskeletal injuries. Physical therapists can provide education on proper body mechanics, exercise programs, and lifestyle modifications to prevent injuries and maintain optimal physical well-being.
Community-Based Care: Physical therapy can be delivered in community settings, making it more accessible and convenient for individuals who may face barriers to accessing traditional healthcare facilities.
Empowerment and Education: Physical therapists not only provide treatment but also empower individuals to take an active role in their own health and well-being. They educate patients on self-care techniques, injury prevention strategies, and exercises that can be continued independently, equipping them with knowledge and tools to manage their conditions, reduce the impact of injuries, and improve their overall health outcomes.