The path of the patient

Our goal is your health the path to this goal is our vocation. We don’t want to just treat patients, but we seek to cure them and that’s why in this context and we look for the root and essence of the problem.

The start of your path at the medical center FYZIO KLINIK

FYZIO KLINIK is located near the exit of Bratislava towards the Pristavny most on Mlynske nivy street number 61/A. Reserved parking places are available for our clients for free at the front of the clinic main entrance. To open the ramp, please ring the reception and provide us with your name, thank you. When you arrive to our clinic you’ll be welcomed by our pleasant staff and our receptionist will give you a short questionnaire to fill out. As soon as you have it filled out, one of our staff therapist will come for you and will guide you through a therapy session.

Initial consultation with a physiotherapist or doctor

You will then have a consultation in detail with a therapist/doctor who will ask you about factors related to your condition, injuries and operations, any serious illnesses and diagnosis, diseases in the family, job, medicines, allergies and gynecological problems for women patients. The therapist/doctor needs to know all relevant factors about your current health condition in order to identify exactly and clearly the root of the affliction and provide the correct diagnosis and subsequent treatment. This initial consultation is very important and it’s key for the client to not withhold anything.

A complete objective examination

After evaluating the patient’s medical history, a objective examination is carried out whereby the therapist/doctor evaluates not only the location of the problem affecting the patient, but the entire musculoskeletal system. The client is examined while sitting, lying down and walking. The physiotherapist observes the smallests details and compares the different sides of the body. If the therapist is not completely sure about something, he invites to the examination other experts to consult the state of the patient. He writes in detail his observations regarding the interplay between individual muscles since this is the kind of examination which leads to effective treatment. Please bear in mind that part of the examination takes place in underwear.

Additional examinations and consultation with members of our team

If the result of the examination shows imbalances, the therapist/doctor consults the patient’s condition with other professionals in the clinic. Sometimes an orthopedic examination is attended by a physiotherapist or a physiotherapist consults with a doctor, another physiotherapist or a trainer. At our clinic, a patient can also undergo additional examinations such as a detailed diagnosis of the foot sole, video analysis of body motion, examination with the Diacom machine, ultrasound examination, examination of the venous system or examination with REDCORD. A basic examinations takes about 60 minutes and additional examinations can sometimes take a further 60 minutes. If necessary, the therapist/doctor sends the patient for an X-ray or MRI images to be 100% sure that his diagnosis is correct. After the initial examinaton the therapist has a clear idea of the patient’s diagnosis and the necessary treatment.

Explaining his condition to the patient

The therapist/doctor knows what’s wrong with the patient, but nowadays specialists ofen forget that the patient also wants to be informed of what the doctor has learned about his condition. This is why the last part of the examination includes a detailed explanation of the condition that afflicts the patient. The client must undersand his condition, why he feels pain, what the source of the pain is and above all, why the therapist has chosen a specific therapy for him. For his explanation the therapist or doctor uses sevaral devices or aids such as models of the joints or the spinal column, imaging techniques or modern digital programs. At this stage the doctor or therapist can answer the patient’s questions.

Treatments

In the last stage the specialist determines for the patient the course of treatment and explains to him the different methods involved, their advantages and options. He also explains to the patient the expected time of rehabilitation and its cost. As a rules he offers two kinds of treatment. The first is an intensive form of therapy and the second is an extensive form of therapy.

Intensive treatment

The intensive form of treatment is very individual. It is also highly dependent on cooperation from the patient himself. The patient undergoes therapy a maximum of three times a week and a minimum of twice a week. He undergoes all the additional examinations so that treatment is most effective and thus also shorter. The length of treatment depends on the patient’s condition, the choice of treatment, and cooperation between therapist and client. This form treatment is more costly, however, it’s effective and fast. With intensive treatment the patient does not need to exercise at home so the therapist does not prescribe exercises to be done at home. The therapist only chooses treatment which the patient undergoes under his supervision in the clinic.

Extensive treatment

The extensive form of treatment is also very individual, above all it takes place frequently. The patient comes to the clinic a maximum of twice a week, but ideally once a week. Above all the therapist concentrates on the correct exercizing of the patient at home on his own. He gives the patient a set of exercises to do at home and during the therapy session in the clinic he supervises and corrects the practice of these exercises. The desired effect of the therapy takes place within a longer period of time, but financially the treatment is much less demanding. Of course the therapist consults the choice of therapy with the patient. Sometimes a change is made from the intensive form of treatment to the extensive form, this is known as the “maintenance form” which arises when the patient no longer has the physical affliction which led him to our clinic, but wishes to remain under the supervision of an expert.

The results of treatment

After finishing the selected form of treatment the patient rejoins his life without pain, with the correct movement patterns, and with the correct involvement of muscles in any sport he practices. We do not just treat patients. We wish to cure them so despite the good relations we enjoy with our patients we like to greet them farewell.