Medical director: Doc. Cinchini Elisabetta


Physiatric visit: what it consists of and for whom it is indicated

More commonly and more correctly called Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Physiatry is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation of disabilities caused by disabling diseases, whether congenital or acquired.

At Quisisana accredited private hospital, it is possible to undergo a physiatric visit in Ferrara. And thus begin a rehabilitation process aimed at acquiring the highest degree of autonomy possible.

What is a physiatric visit

The physiatric visit at Quisisana, for a fee and not affiliated with the National Health System, is carried out by Dr. Primo Bacciglieri. And it is carried out within a center of excellence, with a centuries-old history and a high degree of selectivity in terms of specialists.

During the examination, the physiatrist will verify the presence and nature of disorders affecting the muscles, tendons and joints. Caused by disease, inflammation, surgery or trauma, these disorders can affect the patient's social and working life in a more or less significant way. To investigate them, the specialist will use his family and clinical history and his symptoms (anamnesis), before performing a physical visit to verify his functional capacity through tests and exercises. If he deems it appropriate, he will then prescribe a diagnostic study (CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound scans, x-rays).

No special preparation is required for the physiatric visit: it is sufficient to bring with you any documentation of previously carried out diagnostic investigations.

You can book this activity online

Quisisana provides the service of Physiatrics as a paid service, book your visit now, or contact us for more informations.

Who is the physiatrist for

The physiatrist is the doctor to contact for the conservative treatment of the pains experienced by the musculoskeletal system (muscular system and skeletal system) and / or peripheral nerves. Its job is to help the patient recover their functions, wholly or for the most part, after they have been compromised by an illness, surgery or injury.

The pathologies most treated by the physiatrist are:

  • joint injuries (sprains and dislocations) and muscle injuries (contractures and strains)
  • bursitis, inflammation of the synovial bags, small anti-friction "pads" located between muscles, or between a muscle and a bone
  • arthrosis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • tendinopathies, pathologies and trauma to the tendons
  • deformities of the limbs and spine
  • neuralgia, inflammation of the peripheral nerves
  • low back pain and neck pain
  • discopathies, pathologies of the intervertebral discs
  • nerve compression syndromes, which occur when an element of the musculoskeletal system crushes a peripheral nerve
  • osteoporosis
  • myositis, an inflammatory muscle condition

Often, the physiatrist works in collaboration with the physiotherapist and orthopedist, and uses technologies and methods such as bandaging, tecar therapy, laser therapy, massage therapy, ultrasound and TENS for the rehabilitation of his patient.

Services offered at the Quisisana physiatrics clinic:

  • Physiatric visit
  • Physiatric check-up
  • Manual therapy

Medical staff

  • Dott. Primo Bacciglieri Specialist in Physiatry and Rehabilitation

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