Hello, my name is Ana, and I'm delighted to welcome you to my virtual cabinet!
ANA STEFNESCU (MBA)
My name is Ana (or Anca, depending on the patient), and I have worked as a physiotherapist since 2000.
I graduated from ANEFS's Faculty of Physical Therapy.
I completed my MBA at Bucharest's Academy of Economic Studies, with a specialization in "Health Services Management."
I have obtained various worldwide specializations over the last five years, including the following:
- Accredited Vojita therapist (under the name Ana Poparda)
- RPG Therapist (Global Postural Reeducation)
- Schroth Therapist (3D Scoliosis Therapy
These specializations enable me to approach and develop rehabilitation strategies for patients with any condition from a variety of viewpoints.
I am a cheerful, optimistic, and creative person who enjoys inspiring others to feel good and enjoy life.
In this virtual corner, I'll concentrate on what I enjoy most: each patient's medical rehabilitation through one-on-one sessions!
With empathy, I look forward to getting to know you.
Virtual healthcare has been a popular method of treating patients throughout the world in recent years, owing to the pandemic crisis.
Through communication technology, several specialists in the field of medicine can offer their specialized skills.
How are distance physiotherapy sessions conducted?
This is also true of physical therapy, a subject in which it is widely accepted that things are less effective when the patient and physical therapist are not physically present. This is not the case, as proven by the countless incidents of patients achieving the required results through remote physical therapy sessions. Online access to treatment plans enables patients to adhere to their treatment programs without physically crossing the road to the medical recovery center. They are regularly monitored by a therapist and guided to undertake the exact physical activities that will aid in their recovery, depending on the disease they are recovering from.
If many types of manual therapies can be conducted during a physical therapy session, in which the therapist acts directly on the patient, these therapies are excluded during online sessions, but patients have nothing to lose. Additionally, therapists can ensure that the patient performs the movements correctly, that the exercises are performed as prescribed, and that the muscles and joints are treated properly. The purpose of physical therapy sessions, namely to improve the patient's mobility and quality of life, can also be accomplished in this manner.
Patients will require a device capable of connecting to the internet in order to use the videoconferencing platform advised by the therapist. It is critical to set the room in which the device is housed in such a way that the therapist can watch the patient's motions and that the patient has sufficient space to conduct the exercises.
During the session, the therapist either verbally guides the patient through the exercises or might perform the exercises alongside the patient for a better comprehension. In rare circumstances, it may also be necessary to use walls, household items, or furniture to aid in balancing or mobility exercises.
What are the benefits of internet-based physical therapy?
In the context of the present epidemic, online physical therapy helps maintain the appropriate social distance, so preventing the virus's transmission. However, this is not the sole and primary benefit of online physical therapy.
Online physical therapy promotes patients' independence, which accomplishes one of the primary goals of therapists. It is critical for patients to understand what they are expected to perform under the supervision of the therapist and to manage their symptoms and the development of therapeutic activities on their own. They must understand how to appropriately conduct the physical exercises and movements necessary to reclaim their mobility, without constantly having someone by their side to assist them and provide guidance at all times. By self-managing their symptoms, patients gain a sense of control over the recovery process and a sense of independence.
A significant advantage of this method of physical therapy is the enhanced accessibility for a larger number of people. There are certain individuals who, despite the fact that they require the necessary exercises to regain mobility, are unable to physically reach the recovery clinics. It could be a lack of sufficient transportation or an excessive distance from the clinic, resulting in excessive time spent on the road. For these individuals, as well as those who have difficulties moving due to their physical limitations, online physical therapy is the ideal answer. Patients who are recovering from surgery or an injury have the opportunity to progress without physically relocating to recovery centers, which would be incredibly difficult or perhaps impossible. They can remain in the comfort of their own homes, requiring only the essential device to connect online and initiate treatment sessions.
Clinical experience indicates that patients who participate in online physical therapy sessions have a greater success rate than those who participate physically. This is because the treatment program is more adaptable, tailored to the patient's unique needs and goals, while remaining equally safe and effective.
Because we are constantly on the move and have so many daily responsibilities, it can be tough to carve out time for our health and well-being. That is why many patients postpone physical therapy visits from day to day. Virtual meetings are advantageous for individuals who are always occupied and lack the time to attend the clinic. There is no need to wait in the waiting area, nor is there any reason to be concerned about being late for your therapy session. All you have to do is take a break from whatever activity you were doing, complete your exercises with the therapist, and then return to what you were doing prior to the session in a matter of seconds. Rather than driving or changing modes of public transportation, you can spend valuable time with your child, read a book, or simply relax while waiting for the session to begin.
In addition to the general well-being benefits of physical therapy sessions, by performing them online, patients gain confidence in their own forces. The therapist is the one who can assist patients in identifying their own style of working with oneself, in appropriately performing the exercises, and in resolving any issues that may emerge in this respect. The patient gains a greater understanding of himself, the ability to recognize his anguish and determine how to resolve it, developing faith in his ability to manage his own difficulties.
Who is the target audience for online physical therapy?
Online physical therapy sessions are recommended for anybody who is unable to travel to a rehabilitation center to follow the specialist's treatment plan or for anyone who wishes to benefit from treatment sessions from the comfort of their own home, without wasting needless time traveling to the clinic.
Online physical therapy is indicated for people who require postoperative care, those who suffer from back discomfort, and those who have balance issues. Additionally, physical therapy has been shown to be an excellent method of reducing stress, improving respiratory health, and strengthening the immune system.
Through online physical therapy, patients can learn how to perform effective exercises at home while under the remote supervision of a specialist therapist, demonstrating that they can progress at home as well as at clinics or rehabilitation centers.
To ensure the success of online physical therapy sessions, the physical therapist must ensure that patients complete the physical exercise appropriately by communicating with them effectively and encouraging them to ask all required questions. The objectives will be realistically reached through the implementation of treatment programs with the assistance of the therapist, giving patients the opportunity to improve their quality of life, effectively manage their pain, and restore their physical mobility.
SERVICES AND PRICES
- There is a very wide range of diseases, for which medical recovery through physical therapy is specific and necessary. Thus, physical therapy helps to treat the following diseases:
- orthopedic and posttraumatic locomotor disorders (kyphosis (thoracic, lumbar, total), lordosis (lumbar, thoracic), scoliosis, (in C, S)).
- rheumatic diseases (spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, degenerative rheumatisms, soft tissue rheumatism).
- neurological disorders (strokes, spinal trauma, degenerative and inflammatory diseases of the nervous system, neurological syndromes).
- diseases of the cardio-vascular apparatus (myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, atherosclerosis).
- respiratory diseases (bronchopathies).
- neuro-mental disorders.
- metabolic disorders (obesity).
- congenital diseases (neuro-muscular dystrophy, congenital hip dislocation, tetraplegia) etc.
The price is set individually with each patient, following the evaluation and the recovery plan established together, depending on the duration of the recovery program and any essential element of the future collaboration!