Choosing the Right Physiotherapist

Choosing the Right Physiotherapist

Have you ever being involved in an accident that left you with severe injuries and in a wheelchair? If, yes, I am sure you understand the importance of physiotherapy. Therapy helps you heal faster compared to when depending on medication alone. So, how are you supposed to choose the best physiotherapist? Read on

Search Online

back painThanks to technology you can now get all the information you want from the comfort of your home. You will get a huge list to choose from depending on your needs and budget. Visit their websites and social media pages to see the services they offer and their location. Make sure to save the contacts of at least five of them.

Face to Face Meeting

Call the contacts or send them an email depending on the contact options they availed. Arrange for a face to face meeting and the best place to meet will be their clinic. Here, observe the operations of the clinic as well as the staff. Are the rooms clean, are they equipped with the right equipment and so on. Observe the attitude of the staff towards you and how they treat other patients in the clinic. You do not want to be in a clinic where no one smiles or says hi to you.

Specialization

You will experience the best services if you choose a physiotherapist who only deals with the body part you are injured. If let us say you want you back checked, it is best to go with the one who deals with back pains only. You might be required to pay more, but believe you me the services will be worth it.

Cost

exercise, leg exerciseWe cannot ignore the amount you will be charged for the services. Prices vary with the level of injury, the reputation of the company and many other factors. Since we cannot all afford the most expensive physiotherapy clinics, I encourage people to go with quality services. Ensure to get quality irrespective of the amount you pay. Flee from overly cheap services. You might end up losing your money, time and never recovering.

Meeting Time

The time scheduled for treatment should be in favor of both parties. The therapist will be happy when you fit in with their schedules, but he or she should be willing to make adjustments for their clients as well. They should be willing to make home visits if the patient is too sick to travel.…

A new life: caring for your newborn

A new life: caring for your newborn

The birth of a new child is undoubtedly the most important and defining moment in the lives of countless parents. While it does bring with it a great sense of optimism, happiness, and hope for the future it can also evoke certain worries and doubts within the parents – Am I good enough? Will I be a good parent? Will I mess this up? So, to help put your mind at ease, here are a few handy tips on how to care for a newborn baby:

Holding your child

As unusual as it may seem to some, the ikujyhtgr67424simple act of holding a newborn can often be the most daunting. When carrying your child, remember your primary function is to support the baby’s back and head. Use one hand on each area, remembering not to grip too tightly. This is a cradle more than anything else. Just remember, no fast motions. Be slow and steady.

The umbilical chord

This is a tricky one. While many doctors are now recommending to keep what remains of the umbilical chord treated and sterilized until it eventually falls away, others recommend leaving well alone to let nature take its natural course. This depends entirely on your feelings and the feelings of your chosen doctor. Some people consult the internet but, to play it safe, always prioritize the opinion of a medical professional above all else.

Diapers (or ‘Nappies’)

With newborns, persistence is the key to success in the diaper department. Always make sure you are changing your baby’s diaper regularly, whenever necessary, and be sure to clean your baby’s diaper area with a thorough but gentle touch. There are some fantastic skin-friendly wipes available for this sort of thing. Just be sure to dispose of the wipes quickly and hygienically to avoid exterior contamination. If diaper rash ever occurs be sure to pick up some diaper rash cream from your local pharmacy and follow the instructions carefully.

Meals and burping

kujyhrt673Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding your baby, make sure all is done in moderation. Babies often act as their own alarm clock when it comes to feeding and will, more often than not, let you know exactly when it’s time for a meal. For breasts, babies usually spend around ten minutes suckling. For bottles, be sure not to over-do it, as three ounces per meal is usually adequate. When it comes to burping, simply support the bottom, with baby’s head balanced on your shoulder, and gently tap their back.

Sleeping

When your baby wakes you every three hours in the night, don’t be alarmed. This is their natural body cycle telling them to tell you it’s time for food. Also, be sure to place the baby on their back for sleep and avoid any fluffy bedding material at all costs. These kinds of material can produce small strands of fabric which, for an infant, are easy to choke on.…