About Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy, also referred to physical therapy, is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. Physiotherapists get you involved in your own recovery by setting a pre-defined track for the treatment. A physio may ask you to do certain exercises on your own in order to recover quickly. Physiotherapists use manual therapy and various modalities according to the patient’s condition.

A physiotherapist can treat various issues like Sports injuries, Musculoskeletal, Neurological issues, pediatric care and other problems as well depending upon the specialization of the physiotherapist. Some Common issues that can be treated by a physiotherapist are as follows:

Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton. Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis. Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength. Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain (Stroke) or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

First of all, the assessment of the patient is done by a physio where they set a track for the process of the treatment. There are different approaches used in a physiotherapy treatment however it may vary from patient to patient depending upon the condition of the patient and the type of treatment needed. The common procedure includes fallowing:

- Manual Exercises - Soft Tissue Mobilization - Electrotherapy - Heat Therapy - Taping for sports injuries - Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal / orthopedic physiotherapy: Used to treat conditions such as Bone Injuries, sprains, back pain, arthritis, strains, posture problems, sport and workplace injuries. Neurological Physiotherapy : Used to treat disorders of the nervous system including strokes, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease Other than that, based on physio’s personal interest, experience & certified trainings physiotherapists can be specialized in one or more of the following specialties Pediatric Physiotherapy, Geriatric Physiotherapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular Physiotherapy, Pulmonary Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Women’s Health Physiotherapy, Chiropractor Adjustments, Dry Needling Physiotherapy, Acupuncture Therapy, Cupping Therapy etc.

Choosing Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists and chiropractors both work with patients who are experiencing pain or having difficultly while performing different physical tasks. The only difference between the two is their treatment methods. Chiropractors mostly rely on aligning parts of the body (adjustments) with main focus on spine, while physiotherapists use exercise programs and assistive devices to improve patient's mobility or reduce pain levels.

To find the right physio depends on the condition of patient and the type of treatment the patient has to go through. Suppose there is a case of post-surgery, so this patient will be assigned with ortho physiotherapist and in some critical cases like a patient with post stroke is not only assigned with a neuro physio but CBP will make sure that he gets an experienced physiotherapist. Let us explain with one more example; suppose there is kid who is suffering from any physical pain or injury so he will be assigned with pediatric physio. In some cases, patient is not aware about what exactly he is facing, whether it is a muscle spasm or muscle strain so in that case physio takes an assessment in which gets to know the approach of treatment.

CB Physiotherapy has a network of experienced physiotherapists available in multiple areas. Along with patient condition / treatment requirements, we ask for your location as well. Based on a combination of these two, we find the best fit for your treatment. Other factors include the gender preference i.e. female physios are assigned for treatment of female patients unless patient gives consent for a male physio. Also, we prefer to send a nearby available physiotherapist so that for long term treatments, sessions don’t get skipped and on time treatment will be given to the patient. CBP makes sure that the patient gets the right physio who can treat his issues very well.

Yes, if a physio suggests you to do exercises on your own then start doing the same. Sometimes the exercises are practiced by the physio at the time of treatment which are supposed to do on your own without having an eye of any physio. The reason of suggesting the exercises to be done on your own is only that the recovery moves on fast pace and there is a relief in pain. Sometimes patient can also consult YouTube videos or online exercise programs, we strongly advise against that.>

Physiotherapy at Clinic

No, it is not mandatory to get the physio treatment prescribed by the doctor. In some cases, doctor prescribes the physiotherapy to the patient which is good but we also make sure that our physio makes the assessment of the patient which helps him/her to diagnose the issue and accordingly start the treatment. Our practice is to give the safest and best possible patient centric care.

In some cases, when patient’s mobility is an issue, there is no option but to take physiotherapy at home. For other cases, It depends on the choice of a patient whether he wants the treatment to be done at home or clinic. But in some cases, treatment requires different type of equipment which can be available only at the clinic for which it is better for patient to visit the clinic for better results. Apart from this a senior physio is also available at the clinic who can keep an eye on the undergoing treatment. But if a patient wants treatment to be done at their home & treatment requires only manual therapy or portable instruments, we can provide home care physiotherapy. Normally for long term treatments if you are not sure whether you can visit clinic regularly, you should opt for home care service

Prior Booking is always preferred. In advance booking the patient will be given the permanent time slot by CB physiotherapy and accordingly our physios can visit your place and start the treatment immediately. But if you directly visit our clinic then may be the wait time will be more depending on the number of patients waiting in the clinic. So, we suggest you to make the advance booking so that you can get the treatment at the said time and you won’t have to sit for hours in the clinic and wait for your turn. Even if you want to visit and don’t have a booking , it is always advisable to give us a call first.

You can directly visit to our website, enter your location and you will find our experts nearby you and in case there is some difficulty you can directly share your location with us over WhatsApp and we will help you to find a nearby clinic to you in order to save time and to make sure that the sessions are not skipped. CBP makes sure that the patient gets the treatment at their convenient time.

Physiotherapy at Home

It depends on the patient condition and convenience. In some cases, it is the only viable option for the patient e.g. A post stroke patient having balancing related issues or having paralysis, in such cases it is better to take physiotherapy at home but if the issue is mild and you can visit a nearby clinic without skipping the sessions then there is no harm to visit a clinic. Also, for patients having time constraints, physiotherapy at home service can be a time saving option.

We are operating in multiple cities I.e. Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Ahmedabad, if you want to avail the physiotherapy services in such areas then you can go to our website enter your location and check the physio availability and accordingly you can schedule session. It is better to send your location over WhatsApp and we will assist you to find the right physio or a nearby clinic.

Usually the session is for 30-45 minutes, However the session duration can be increased up to 1 hour or 90 minutes in case the treatment is needed for longer durations. The session duration is generally increased in few cases where a patient is having severe/multiple issues. Our expert can set the session duration after the assessment of the patient is done. Please note that standard charges mentioned on our website are for 30-45 min session. For longer duration sessions, charges will be higher.

There is no pre-determined number of sessions for a specific condition as it totally depends on the patient’s condition. If the issue is mild then our expert may suggest you to take few sessions and likewise in some critical cases (Neuro related, Post surgery, Elderly care etc.) the sessions are usually for longer period of time, our physiotherapist will discuss the treatment plan with you. This may include advice regarding the approximate number of sessions you may require.

Frequency of the session will be also discussed by our Expert. A patient can take treatment sessions on daily basis or on alternate basis if skipping sessions in between don’t harm the treatment process.

Payment & Billing

CB Physiotherapy aims to make the treatment more pocket friendly. However, Charges vary from city to city. Home physiotherapy charges are slightly higher than the clinic rates. For long term cases CBP provides concessional package price. No extra charges for the use of modalities. You can also visit to our website and check home and clinic rates of your city.

The way that a patient chooses to compensate CBP is also acceptable. Payment Methods offered by CB Physiotherapy include Cash, Credit or Debit cards, Bank Transfers and Online payment services such as Paytm, Google pay etc.

CB Physiotherapy provides genuine bills of treatment to the patients so that it could be convenient and simple to avail reimbursement claim from the insurance provider. The sessions are conducted by the same physiotherapist throughout the course of the treatment though patient has an option to change the physio in case there is some issue.p>

There are no cancellation charges for an un-availed service, the patient will get a complete refund if he/she has made an advance payment. However, if the patient has issues regarding the service, the treatment quality will be taken seriously and highlighted for the later sessions but the refund will not be made for the earlier sessions.