Physiotherapy combines profound information on how the body functions and uses evidence based approach , medically proven procedures, for the assessment & treatment of patients. Other than helping in the treatment/management of various conditions, preventive physiotherapy can help in maintaining the overall wellness of a person.
Below are some conditions/symptoms where physiotherapy has been proven to help in achieving the best possible results:
1- It reduces your pain
The primary and the short term goal of physiotherapy treatment is to make patient pain free, because pain limits the movement. Techniques like Soft Tissue Mobilization or the use of modalities like Ultrasound, IFT, and TENS can help relieve pain due to Arthritis, Tendonitis, Muscle strain/Sprain, etc. and restore normal functioning. Such therapies also help in preventing pain from returning back.
2- It helps to avoid surgery/drugs
While surgery cannot be avoided in some cases, physiotherapy can help to avoid the same by managing and healing in the earlier stage only. And even if surgery is required Pre and Post Rehabilitation Programs always help in mitigating the complications. Long term use of drugs has side effects on body but with physiotherapy one can avoid drugs consumption.
3- It improves muscle strength and coordination
Physical therapy involves usually exercise and stretches which ultimately help you in improving the overall strength of the body. It also helps you with proprioception exercises and assistive devices to improve the overall coordination of the body. By providing specific rehabilitation techniques a physiotherapist can help you in get back to your daily routine activities.
4- It improves Lung capacity and Cardiovascular Functioning
Physiotherapy helps Covid19, post-stroke patients in regaining their degree of function, balance, and movement. Special exercise plans help them to retrieve their activities of daily living. While special breathing exercises help to restore optimal lung capacity and blood circulation.
5- Managing Sports-related Injury
There is a growing demand for physiotherapist in the sports field. Physiotherapist understand how various sports can increase the risk to certain types of conditions like Golfers Elbow, ACL Tear, Hamstring strain etc. and they accordingly draft a proper recovery or preventive exercise program to ensure a safe return to your sport.
6- Geriatric care
Certain age-related issues like Rheumatoid arthritis(RA), Sciatica, Osteoporosis, Dementia, Knee Replacement, Neck pain, Back pain etc can easily be treated by Physiotherapy.
7- It restores normal movement/Improves mobility
If you are having restricted movement due to working posture, Joint fracture, Tennis Elbow, Joint Swelling or Muscle Stiffness physiotherapy can help. Posture correction, proper Stretches and Strengthening exercises can help you in restoring the normal body posture and movement to its fullest.
8- Improves Women’s Health
Specific health issues like those related to Pregnancy, Postpartum care, Pelvic pain, etc. can easily be treated with Physiotherapy. It also offers special treatment for bowel incontinence, breast cancer, constipation, fibromyalgia, etc.
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