In this article, we list the physical therapy centers of Turkey which came to the fore with their success for you. However, before examining the centers, we would like to share with you a brief information about physical therapy. What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy and rehabilitation is a specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of physical and functional disorders in the musculoskeletal, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Physical therapy means treating diseases in the musculoskeletal system using physical elements and methods. Physical therapy methods refer to the methods applied from outside the body through various elements. The purpose of these applications is to reduce and eliminate the pain and to ensure that the patient continues his daily life smoothly and in a healthy way.
In this context, we can list some ailments in the field of physical therapy as follows:
- Osteoarthritis (Calcification),
- Inflammatory joint diseases (Rheumatism etc.),
- Soft tissue rheumatism (Fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, etc.)
- Neck, back, waist pains and hernias
- Stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injuries,
- Muscular diseases,
- Parkinson disease,
- Osteoporosis (Bone resorption),
- Meniscus, ligament injuries and other sports injuries,
- Flat feet and foot problems,
- Congenital joint and bone disorders
- Post-burn rehabilitation
Highly professional doctors and health institutions in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation are located in Turkey. Some of these physicians serve in state hospitals, some in private hospitals, and some in their own practice.
Ankara Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital
It is a training-research hospital serving under the Ministry of Health and its establishment year is 1968. Turkey's first physical therapy and rehabilitation beds in the area is significant in that it contains a large number of hospitals and physician experienced in the body.
The bed capacity of Ankara Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital, which is a healthcare institution focused on neurology and orthopedics, is 270. There is also a section with 40 beds for children only. Some of the treatment services provided in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation can be listed as follows:
- Spinal cord injury
- Lumbar hernia
- Neck and waist pains
- Nerve compression
- Joint calcification
- Meniscus injuries
- Head trauma
- Stroke and stroke rehabilitation
- Cerebral Palsy
- Muscle Diseases
- Pediatric Rehabilitation
- Inflamed Joint Rheumatism
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Peripheral Nerve Injury
- Other outpatient clinics that provide services other than physical therapy and rehabilitation are as follows:
- Dentistry (General Dentistry)
- Infectious Diseases (Infectious)
- Internal Diseases (Internal Medicine)
- Medical Ecology and Hydroclimatology
As of 2018, it continues to serve in its own building in the Ankara City Hospital campus.
Address: Üniversiteler Mahallesi 1604. Cadde No: 9 Bilkent/Çankaya/Ankara, Türkiye
Başkent University Ayaş Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center
There is a special reason why this center, which was established in 1993 and is affiliated with Başkent University Hospital, is located in Ayaş, Ankara, because Ayaş is a district famous for its thermal facilities. Thermal facilities have a special place in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Thermal facilities are frequently used especially in the treatment of rheumatic diseases, muscle and joint disorders. Since 1998, Capital University Ayas Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center, which has TS-EN-9001 Quality System Certificate, has agreements with many social security institutions both in Turkey and outside Turkey.
Patient rooms have two beds and optionally accommodation in single rooms is offered in the center, which has a fully equipped sports and conditioning hall for patients to use to strengthen muscles, joints and nerves.
Address: Karakaya Cad. No: 10 Sincan / Ankara, Turkey
Private Romatem Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Pain Center
Special Romatem Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Center with 5 branches in Istanbul and one in Bursa, Samsun and Kocaeli is Turkey's first and the only one chain of health institutions in Physical therapy and rehabilitation area. It gives healing to the sick over 40,000 each year. Romatem, founded in 2005 under the chairmanship of Dr. Köksal Holoğlu, offers complementary and alternative medicine methods in addition to modern physical therapy and rehabilitation methods.
250 patients are cared daily in Romatem Besiktas branch in both Turkey and abroad. Also, let us state that the hospital is in agreement with the Social Security Institution and insurance companies.
Address: Yenidoğan Sokak No: 7, Besiktas / Istanbul, Turkey
Private Darüşşafaka Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center
Private Darüşşafaka Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center is a private physical therapy center where a holistic approach is demonstrated against health problems such as muscular and skeletal system disorders, neurological disorders, chronic pain, and disability due to cancer.
The center, which uses state-of-the-art medical equipment and offers the comfort of a 5-star hotel, has a capacity of 30 beds. In the center, where specialist physicians, physiotherapists and health personnel serve in the field, it also provides health services in very specific areas such as speech and swallowing therapy, occupational therapy (occupational therapy), clinical pilates, and fall prevention program. For example, through the fall prevention program, exercise programs that minimize the risk of injuries and deaths of elderly people by falling are offered. Older people are given training and exercise programs by specialist physiotherapists on subjects such as muscle strength, flexibility, superficial sense, and sole sensation.
In this respect, it is possible to say that it is one of the physical therapy and rehabilitation centers that follow the world standards in terms of physical therapy and rehabilitation, even if not with its bed capacity.
Address: Zümrütevler Mah. Mercan Sok. No: 37 Maltepe - Istanbul / Turkey