Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a medical field that encompasses adequate and complete rehabilitation programs, being physiotherapy one of them. Physiotherapists help patients improve their mobility and educate them to prevent future injuries.
Throughout their lives, everyone can benefit from physiotherapy treatments. Physiotherapists most commonly treat people who suffered from a bad fall, a work accident, had a surgery, suffer from back pain, among others. Physiotherapy is also an important component in the rehabilitation of those who had a stroke or have Parkinson’s disease, when it is important to restore the patient’s independence and improve mobility.
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Specialized clinic in Sports Medicine, Traumatology and Orthopedics
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Clinica Espregueira Mendes is specially devoted to the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pathology and pathology resulting from playing sports. It is equipped with the latest technology.
Some of the physiotherapy treatments performed at Clinica Espregueira Mendes are:
- Kinesio taping
- Computed baropodography
- Shockwave therapy
- Pulse signal therapy (PST) Osteoporosis
- Alter G anti-gravity treadmill
Click here to learn more about Clínica Espregueira Mendes and about Professor João Espregueira-Mendes.
Portugal is a great destination for physical therapy and rehabilitation treatments not only for the expertise and knowledge of Portuguese physiotherapists, but also because it’s proven that recovering in a sunny weather is more effective.
According to Harvard Health soaking up in the sun in order to absorb vitamin D is important for the bones and the overall health. “Vitamin D’s best-known role is to keep bones healthy by increasing the intestinal absorption of calcium. Low levels of vitamin D lead to low bone calcium stores, increasing the risk of fractures. As bone calcium density falls, bones become weak and fracture-prone. Most studies show that a lack of vitamin D increases the risk of osteoporosis and the likelihood of hip and other nonspinal fractures.”
World Health Organization stresses, the sun's rays provide warmth and light that enhance your general feeling of well being and stimulate blood circulation. UV radiation is essential to the body as it stimulates the production of vitamin D. Vitamin D has an important function in increasing calcium and phosphorus absorption from food and plays a crucial role in skeletal development, immune function and blood cell formation.
Doctors who perform this medical procedure
Orthopedist e Chairman of Clínica Espregueira Mendes
Graduated in Medicine in 1985 from Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto. In January 1994, he obtained the degree in Orthopedics and Traumatology with the final grade of 20,0 points – the highest grade possible. Since then, he is Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology by the Portuguese Medical Board.
In 1995, applied for the role of Hospital Assistant of Orthopedics and Traumatology of Hospital de São João, being accepted in first place with 20,0 points. In July 20th of 1995, received his PHD in Orthopedics and Traumatology from Faculdade de Medicina do Porto, being approved with unanimity, distinction and honors. His PHD thesis has the title: “Chronic Injuries of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)”.
In October 1998, applied for the Direction of the Orthopedics and Traumatology service of Hospital São Sebastião and was nominated Director. Created from scratch the Orthopedics Service, part of a new management model of public hospitals with each director being responsible for an annual contract-program. In February 22nd of 2002, received the degree of Orthopedics Consultant of the Hospital Medical Career. From 2004 to 2008 he was the President of the Portuguese Society of Arthroscopy and Traumatology. In November 2005, was hired by Escola de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade do Minho has a guest associate professor, responsible for the area of Orthopedics and Traumatology.
In November 2005, he became the Director of Clínica Saúde Atlântica – Clínica do Dragão. He is the Chairman of Clínica Espregueira-Mendes - FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence - ESSKA and ISAKOS official center. President of the European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) from 2012 to 2014.
Languages: Portuguese and English.