Physiotherapy professionally addresses varied population groups of all ages with various health statuses during hospitalization. The services are provided in the various hospitalization frameworks: in acute states in general hospitals, in departments in rehabilitation, geriatric and long-term hospitals (nursing care, complex nursing care, dementia, prolonged and semi-acute ventilation).
In general hospitals, physiotherapy in all departments focusses on the prevention of complications and improvement of the patient’s condition, including respiratory function and mobility. The hospital physiotherapist also performs an initial functional assessment for the purpose of recommending an appropriate framework for further treatment and promoting the continuum of care, including rehabilitation. The physiotherapy service in a general hospital contributes to the patient’s recovery and his return to mobility and function in active life.