RELIEVE PAIN. REGAIN YOUR LIFE
Physiotherapy helps to restore physical movement function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists study the science of movement. They learn how to pinpoint an injury’s root causes, focus on improving both prevention and rehabilitation of patients.
BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
A customized physical therapy program can help patients to return to their prior level of functioning. Besides, it also encourages activities and lifestyle changes that can help prevent further injury and improve overall health. Primary care doctors often refer patients to physical therapy at the first sign of a problem, since it is considered a conservative and safer approach before major surgeries
What problems do physiotherapists treat?
- Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
- Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and the after-effects of amputation
- Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
- Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative care
What can I expect at physiotherapy?
Your session will be unique and customized based on your individual case. In general, here’s what happens:
- The physiotherapist learns about your medical history
- The physiotherapist assesses and diagnoses your condition
- You receive a treatment plan that sets goals for you
- You are prescribed a course of exercises and any assistive devices needed
Benefits of Physiotherapy
- Reduce or eliminate pain. Therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques can help relieve pain and restore muscle and joint function to reduce pain.
- Avoid surgery. If physical therapy helps you eliminate pain or heal from an injury, surgery may not be needed.
- Improve mobility. Physical therapists can properly fit individuals with a cane, crutches or any other assistive device, or assess for orthotic prescription.
- Recover from a stroke. Physical therapists can also improve stroke patients’ ability to transfer and move around in bedand reduce their burden of care for toileting, bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living.
- Recover from or prevent a sports injury. Physical therapists can design appropriate recovery or prevention exercise programs for you to ensure a safe return to your sport.
- Improve your balance and prevent falls . If you’re at high risk for falls, therapists will provide exercises that safely and carefully challenge your balance as a way to mimic real-life situations.
- Manage age-related issues . Physical therapists are experts in helping patients recover from joint replacement, and manage arthritic or osteoporotic conditions conservatively.