What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy, just as the name suggests is a form of treatment that utilizes therapeutic exercises and manual therapies for supporting recovery after sports or workplace injuries and helps people reach their highest physical potential.
What Type of Conditions Can Physiotherapy Treat?
Physiotherapy is beneficial in treating many common health concerns, namely:
- Rheumatological Concerns: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Pain, Gout, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Psoriatic Arthritis.
- Spinal Concerns: Chronic Back Pain, Neck Injuries, Slip Disc, Degenerative Disc, Osteoporosis and Spinal Stenosis.
- Rehabilitation: Knee Replacement, Shoulder Operations, Lumbar Fusion, Hip Replacement and Discectomy.
- Soft Tissue Concerns: Knee Pain & Injuries, Repetitive Strain, Wrist Pain, Tendonitis, Shin Splits, Shoulder Pain and Meniscus Tear.
- Pregnancy Concerns: Back Pain, Symphysis Pain, Sciatica and Leg Pain.
What Are the Benefits of Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy uses scientific and medically proven methodologies for providing the following benefits:
- Fixes the problematic patterns of movement, which makes your body stronger and healthier.
- Decreases pain that occurs during injuries or post-surgeries without the need for any kind of medication.
- Accelerates the process of recovery from injuries while ensuring the body remains protected from further damage.
- Improves balance, thus eliminating the symptoms of vertigo or dizziness.
- Helps in managing cardiac and pulmonary diseases that improve the overall quality of life.
What Types of Treatments Do Physiotherapists Use?
Physiotherapists never adhere to the one-size-fits-it-all technique. Instead, they create tailored treatment plans, using:
- Strengthening Programs
- Joint Mobilisation
- Acupuncture & Dry Needling
- Magnetic Therapy and
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation or TENS
- Range of Motion (ROM) Therapies
Are There Any Side Effects of Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy in itself is 100% safe. However, after a therapeutic session, you may feel fatigued and have tenderness in the affected area, which usually resolves within a few hours.
How Long Does Physiotherapy Treatment Take to Work?
The duration required for the physiotherapy to show noticeable results is dependent on diagnosis and the extent of medical complication. Compliance with proper treatment and following the advice of your therapist will ensure faster and better results.
What To Do After A Physiotherapy Session?
After a physiotherapy session, you may experience a certain level of discomfort. To alleviate it consider applying ice to the affected area for soothing the muscles, drinking plenty of water to flush toxins and exercising as recommended by the physiotherapist.
Is Physiotherapy a Quick Fix?
Physiotherapy is a long-term solution that addresses the root cause of your medical concerns. So, achieving a desirable outcome may take time, depending on a wide range of factors such as the severity of symptoms, age, associated illness and lifestyle.
Every session with the physiotherapist is important. However, during the first visit, the therapist will:
- Learn about your medical history
- Perform in-depth assessments for diagnosing your needs and condition
- Help in setting desired healing goals and
- Create a treatment plan that takes your lifestyle, health and preferences into account.
Sports-related physiotherapy is designed for sportspersons and athletes. The therapist designs a complete journey for patients that involves the cure, rehabilitation and allied techniques for bringing them back to a top-notch condition.
Though many patients come to our clinic with a doctor’s referral, it is not mandatory. We are happy to serve you independently, providing much-needed information on the ultimate physiotherapy solutions.