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What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a heath care profession in the field that relates with the human functional potential. Physiotherapist are experts in examination and treatment of movement and posture. This expertise is gained by in depth knowledge of how muscles, joints, bones, ligaments and nerves in relation to pain, injury and the ability to function.
What Type of Conditions does it Treat?
- Neck pain and headaches
- Low back pain
- Knee pain
- Repetitive over use injuries
- Post surgical rehabilitation
- Sports related injuries
- Most joint and muscle pain
- Sports injury work.
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall
- Chronic illness
Physiotherapy treatment includes:
- Manual techniques
- Joint mobilizations
- Soft tissue massage
- Patient education
- Ergonomic assessment and advice
- Propioception -Balance Exercise
- Clinical Strenghening and Stretching
Benefits of Physiotherapy
- Enjoy freedom of pain free movement
- Maintain health
- Improving joint mobility
- Decreasing pain
- Improve strength
- Provide pain relief
- Promote healing
- Improve coordination
- Improve function
- Allows for physical independence
- Help recover from a workplace and athletic injuries
- Restore and maintain and physical wellbeing
How Does Physiotherapy Work?
Typically individuals consult a physiotherapist for management of medical problems or other health related conditions that cause pain, limit ability to move or function optimally.
As per the meaning of physical therapy, in many areas of their work, physiotherapists will prescribe exercise as a treatment depending on how your injury or complaint presents. Postural re-education is an important role for physiotherapists in many areas of their work.
Physiotherapy can be used for injuries suffered in normal activity such as sitting at a computer, shoveling, gardening, lifting or twisting that recreates that specific past incident.
Physiotherapy patients are those with knee injury, back injury, shoulder injury, neck injury and pain limits the ability to function normally thru activities of daily living. It also works with athletic patients that require specific treatment with their sport and specific complaint or condition.
Physiotherapists will also work in conjunction with other health professionals to achieve optimal outcomes to assist with integration back into social, domestic sport or work settings safely and effectively.
In a few words…
Physiotherapy helps to restore and maintain optimal level of physical functioning thru the assessment and treatment of the individual’s ability to be active and pain free, with an independent lifestyle of physical wellbeing.
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