Physiotherapy is the process restoring and maintaining functional movement of the body, reducing pain and promoting health and individuals. The treatment involve in physiotherapy comprises therapeutic exercise to improve strength, range of motion and endurance, improve postural and muscle imbalance, regulates joint mobilisation, soft tissues massage. It also involves stretching and point therapy to reduce stiffness and relive pain.
Physiotherapy treatment is very effective and can be used in the following conditions:
- Related to spinal pain and injuries such as disc prolepses, spondylitis problem etc.
- Sports injuries (such as ligament tears etc)
- Fractures for example broken arm and broken shoulder
- Post surgical rehabilitation of knee replacement surgery
- Musculoskeletal problems (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Neurological disorders and diseases
- Cardiothoracic condition
- Issue related to arthritis problem such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis etc.)
- Paediatric problems
This not the end of the list, Physiotherapy is conducive treatment procedure for many more issues pertinent to different disorders and diseases.
Advantages of physiotherapy
The numerous benefits of physiotherapy are not confines to any particular problem or disease. It’s widening scope and effective therapy facilitates different medical departments such as orthopaedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary problems among infants, children, adults and geriatric populations.
Help to restore original capabilities
With continued treatment under the supervision of an expert and specialised physiotherapist, it can be effective throughout the years for several patients. It is very effective to regain majority of original function of the patient or can provide complete recovery through proper rehabilitation program.
Reduced recovery time
In many cases such as minimally invasive surgery, spine surgery, shoulder or hip replacement surgery and so on, it shortens the recovery time in such condition and several other injuries as well. In several injuries and surgical treatment procedure the involve muscle, ligament and joint can cause the part of the body to become stiff and immobilise. Without proper rehabilitation process which includes exercise, it can take long time to regain completer mobility to the affected or afflicted area.
Provide better functionality
In certain disease and medical conditions the patient suffers from impairment so much so that it becomes extremely difficult for them to function properly. Under that condition, it is essential to teach the patient to function the best they can within their restricted and limited condition. Thus it improves their functionality to great extent.