What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is use of physical activities to help alleviate pain. Treatment may consist of a variety of hands-on techniques, for joints and muscles, exercise techniques and pain reducing processes. Treatments are designed to increase motion and strength, reduce pain, and most importantly, reestablish function. Patients are usually involved in an active exercise programs at home and are educated in ways to speed recovery and prevent regularity of the problem.
How can it help?
The foundations of physiotherapy treatment are therapeutic exercise and functional training. In addition to “hands-on” care, physiotherapist also educate patients to take care of themselves and to perform certain exercises on their own.
Depending on the particular needs of a patient, physiotherapists may also perform certain types of movements at the end of your range of motion or massage a muscle to promote proper movement and function. Because physiotherapists are well learned in movement and function, they do not restrict their knowledge to treating people who are ill.
A large part of a physiotherapist’s program is directed at preventing injury, loss of movement, and even surgery.
Did you know?
The CDC recommends physiotherapy and other non-drug options for chronic pain. With the growing population of opioid addiction and overuse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges non-drug strategies to alleviate pain over long-term or high dosage addictive pain killers.