What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a medical treatment that helps people stay healthy and prevent injuries. It also assists people in regaining full fitness and healing over time. Physiotherapy is mostly about movement (and the science behind it), so it can fix any problems that can lead to disability or injury. Once the problems are fixed, physiotherapy can help patients get the most out of their energy and strength.
Physiotherapy uses various methods, like exercises and massages, to help people regain mobility. These methods are used once a diagnosis has been made. The patient will know which treatment to choose based on the diagnosis. The plan should improve their overall health and help them return to their normal (pain-free) routine.
You can book an appointment with a physical therapist after you have been evaluated and given a treatment plan. The physical therapist will assist you with regaining your strength and mobility following an accident or surgery. These experts are trained to help you do certain exercises, stretches and physical tasks. They have special rooms and tools to help with all mobility issues and get your range of motion back to normal.
Why Do You Need It?
People usually go to physiotherapy after a major injury or surgery, and go through treatment sessions to get rid of the pain which makes it hard for them to move and be strong. A person might go to a physiotherapist if they have muscle spasms, bad posture, muscle strains, or an injury caused by something outside their body.
Physiotherapy will help the patient deal with pain and move around better. The physiotherapists will also advise the patient on future warning signs to avoid a recurrence of the injury; this will also prevent you from experiencing additional pain and taking additional time off.
Most people go to physio for the following reasons:
- Preventing major injuries
- Standing up straight (especially if the patient is working a desk job)
- Reducing muscle spasms
- Assisting muscles with stretching and becoming more flexible
- Speeding up the healing process after major surgery
- Getting better after knee or hip surgery
- Balancing the body
The Benefits of Physiotherapy
No matter what kind of injury or illness a person has, physiotherapy can help them feel better. After talking to a qualified physiotherapist, getting their help, and getting a treatment plan that fits your diagnosis, you can be sure you will live a healthy and active life in the years to come.
One of the best things about physiotherapy is that it helps relieve pain for a long time. Your body’s aches and pains could be caused by many different things, like an injury from sports or chronic lower back pain from age or bad posture. If the pain starts to interfere with your daily life, that’s a sign you need to see a physiotherapist. Physical therapy will help you feel less pain and stop you from becoming too dependent on painkillers, which can be bad for your physical and mental health in the long run.
Better Balance and Mobility
When recovering from an accident or surgery, patients are sometimes required to remain bedridden for an extended period; hence, it can take some time for them to resume walking in their usual manner. In this situation, it may be difficult to move about; the discomfort may make it difficult to do chores that are required daily. In situations like these, physiotherapy can be of great assistance. With the help of a skilled physiotherapist, your body will get stronger, become more mobile and flexible, and learn to work with you better.
Major Surgery Prevention
Sometimes you must have surgery – especially if you’ve been hurt badly. Physiotherapy will take part of the time it takes to get better after surgery because it helps with movement and flexibility. You will receive various treatments depending on the diagnosis. You can choose the therapy you want in addition to the other therapies if you have an injury that does not need surgery (however, you still want to avoid having surgery). Physiotherapy helps injured tissues heal and helps people move and stay balanced over time.
Manage Age-Related Problems
As people get older, their muscles and joints get weaker. This means they are more likely to get hurt or have other problems such as arthritis or osteoporosis. You need to talk to a physiotherapist about these problems before they worsen. The exercises you do during a physiotherapy session will help you move better, be more coordinated, and walk more safely.
Discover how our health professionals can help you get back to living at full speed. To know more about our physiotherapy services, call us at (778) 278-4755 or visit Fraser Life online and get a free consultation.