(+973) 13112311
(+973) 38175845

Physiotherapy & Beyond...

Our aim is at serving Bahrain community
with a distinguished physiotherapy services.

Make An Appointment

FAQs

Physiotherapy is the treatment of a physical ailment that may have been a result of an injury to muscles, ligaments, bones or joints. Physiotherapists are primary health care providers educated and groomed to assess and provide physiotherapy treatment to individuals and guide them through the recovery process.

No, physiotherapy is much more than massage, although specific massage techniques may be used if they are regarded as an appropriate treatment to aid your recovery. Physiotherapy treatment can include manual therapy (moving your joints), soft tissue mobilization (such as massage), acupuncture and electrotherapy, plus many more treatment options.

Physiotherapy can be used to treat and manage a wide variety of health conditions that affect many of the body’s systems. Most often these conditions relate to problems with bones, nerves, joints and soft tissues. Physiotherapy will be the perfect answer for conditions like painful backs, necks and joints, sports injuries, injury resulting from accidents or rehabilitation after surgery or strokes or rehabilitation of those born with imperfect physique.

When you come for your appointment please remember to obtain and bring the following:

  • Your referral/prescription from your physician.
  • Your CPR or driving license or some other valid ID and your insurance
    card(s), if available. AlFardan Physiotherapy
  • Any reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and any other relevant information you hold for your condition.
  • Try coming 10 minutes early for your appointment for registration. If you like, can also print and complete our online forms and bring them along to speed up registration process.
  • Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes.
  • Make a list of questions that you wish to discuss with the therapist.
  • Please call our office to verify your insurance benefits. We will verify your benefits and help you navigate the insurance process in order to make your reimbursement much easier.
  • Average treatment time is 45-60 minutes which vary based on your condition and stamina.
  • If you are insured for physiotherapy, then your insurance company might cover all or part of your treatment fees. You need to bring your insurance card when you come for your assessment session.
  • We also accept cash, debit, Visa and MasterCard.

When you book your first appointment, you will requested to show up for your appointment 15 minutes early to fill out the required paperwork. Details such as your name, phone number and nature of your medical condition will be required. You can download the forms ahead of time in order to fill it out and bring with you on your first appointment. Please bring comfortable clothing. We will provide shorts and gowns, if needed. The physiotherapist will start by taking your detailed history, then conduct an objective exam before posting you the findings of the objective exam and the working diagnosis. Next, the physiotherapist will discuss the treatment plan and agree with you the way forward. You can begin treatment, if appropriate, on the first visit. Please allow one hour for the initial appointment and 50min to one hour for all subsequent visits.

Your course of treatment will be determined based on the medical history, nature of the injury and detailed bio-mechanical examination. Depending on your specific needs, treatment may include one or a combination of the following:

  • Education regarding your condition
  • Manual therapy such as joint mobilizations or massage
  • Modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound, Interferential current (IFC), hot and cold packs and TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Body and muscle Stretches
  • Physical Exercises
  • Other physiotherapy techniques

The first appointment will involve a full assessment and will take around 45-60 minutes. Following sessions will depend on your treatment plan. However, a treatment session will take minimum 50 minutes leaving you 5 to 10 minutes to dress up and leave on time.

On the first visit, your physiotherapist will go over the treatment plan with you. We understand your time is important. It is always part of objectives to provide you with the quality care and necessary education to make your treatment journey the shortest possible. The option of two hours treatment will also be considered with you.

Some treatment can be uncomfortable but with the therapist care and guidance you will certainly be able to tolerate the discomfort you would come across. Your physiotherapist will give you clear guidelines on what to expect during and after treatment and what should be your normal reaction. If you have any concern, do not hesitate to seek your physiotherapist assistance.

If the treatment is not helping you, then discuss this concern with your physiotherapist who will explain treatment progress to you and will comfort you as to why healing of some conditions might take longer time than. It may take some time to make improvement if you have suffered from an injury for a long period of time. Your physiotherapist will discuss your case.

We take all concerns and complaints seriously and we will make every effort to resolve them to your complete satisfaction. It is part of our practice to regularly review all feedback. The idea is to continuously improve our services to you.

We have answered a selection of concerns in these FAQs. However, you are still welcome to Contact Us on (973) 13112311 if you have any unanswered points. If like to speak to the management direct, please email us on alfardaphysiotherapy@gmail.com

Yes, you can stop your treatment at any time. However, we do recommend that you complete the planned treatment course as muscles require the full course of treatment to return to normal working function. Unplanned seizure of physiotherapy treatment might cause some repercussions to your condition.

If you feel the treatment is not achieving the anticipated results, feel free to discuss it with your physiotherapist, as they may be able to offer clarifications or alternative treatments to achieve your desired results.

If you have to stop treatment for any reason, you will be welcome later to return to physiotherapy when the time permits. If the stoppage is longer than 6 weeks, we will need a new referral from your physician. The physiotherapist will need to complete a full review of your initial assessment before recommencing your physiotherapy treatment.