“Physiotherapy is used to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being.”
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a profession in physical medicine, which applies a hands-on, drug-free treatment of injuries, ailments, physical issues/deformity.
It encompasses various treatment modalities such as massages, exercises, electrotherapy, patient education, stretching, and more. Physiotherapy can help you feel your best at every stage in your life; a physiotherapist treat a wide range of injuries, such as car accidents, athletic injuries, workplace injuries, diseases, or deformities. Physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge of how the body works and specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms of illness, injury and disability.
Some techniques that may be utilized during your physiotherapy sessions are soft tissue therapy, myofascial release, cupping therapy and scraping therapy. In conjunction to these techniques, corrective exercises will also be prescribed to further promote injury prevention and longevity.
Benefits of Physiotherapy
Reduce and/or eliminate pain: A personalized assessment will be conducted to find the root cause of your pain. Corrective exercises and manual therapy techniques such as joint and soft tissue mobilization or treatments can help relieve pain and restore muscle and joint function to reduce pain. Such therapies can also prevent pain from returning.
Sports injury recovery: Recover from or prevent a sports injury. Physiotherapist understand how different sports can increase your risk for specific types of injuries (such as low back pain during working out). They can design appropriate recovery or prevention strengthening and mobility programs for you to ensure a safe return to your sport.
Improve your overall mobility: Physiotherapist utilize different techniques such as joint mobilizations and stretching to help improve one’s mobility. This is also accompanied by rehabilitation exercises to help cement the results and promote optimal health.
Types of Physiotherapy
This field of physiotherapy specializes in the assessment and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise. Many athletes work with physiotherapists, the work of these therapists is to test their physical wellbeing, help them recover fast if an injury is sustained during sporting activities or training. The therapy helps to reduce/prevent injuries, and above all boost their sports performance. They do this through a series of therapy like stretching and strengthening exercises, massage therapy, etc.
Are you dealing with the problem of back pain, neck pain, fractures, muscle strains, or sprains? Orthopedic physiotherapy can help with these issues.
According to Dictionary.com, it is “the medical specialty concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, especially the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.” A trained physiotherapist will identify, manage, and tend to musculoskeletal pathologies that inhibit your flexibility and range of motion
Who is Physiotherapy for?
Physiotherapy helps you through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. Physiotherapists get you involved in your recovery.
If you have pain and/or an injury or chronic pain that affects how you function every day, if you’ve undergone surgery such as a hip replacement, your doctor may refer you to a physiotherapist. They also help if you have a issues related to soft tissue such as muscles, tendons and ligaments through a combination of a personalized assessment, manual therapy, corrective exercises and client education on how to prevent the issues from reoccurring.
Whether you’re looking to improve your overall health and fitness or rehabilitating from a chronic injury, a physiotherapist will help you become the strongest version of yourself.