Have you experienced aches and pains or an injury which won’t seem to get better? How long have you been suffering with immobility, as a result, of this pain?
Chances are these pains can be treated by a Physiotherapist, but sometimes we tend to tough it out because we are time poor or simply think these pains are just something which can’t be treated and we end up putting up with them for months or even years on end.
What is a Physiotherapist?
A Physiotherapist is a person who is qualified to treat aches, pains and injuries, with physical methods such as massage, heat treatment and exercise. They can help with problems associated with pain or movement. They are trained in the structure of the human body and the way in which the body should move correctly. Physiotherapists work with people of all ages and they treat a wide range of conditions including sporting injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. They can assess, diagnose, plan and manage injuries for patient care. Physiotherapists also provide treatment plans using massage, therapeutic exercise and electrotherapy.
How can a Physiotherapist help you?
If you have had a sporting injury and as a result you now experience aches, pains or even arthritis, a Physiotherapist can help treat these issues to promote mobility and hence help to reduce pain.
Physiotherapists are also recommended for rehabilitation after surgery. They treat patients who may have had knee replacements, shoulder surgery, spinal cord injuries and even patients who are recovering from strokes.
Physiotherapists implement specific exercise plans for their patients to speed up recovery times. It is not uncommon for patients who have had surgery to be up on their feet shortly after surgery, to get the joints moving and help strengthen their muscles.
Physiotherapy treatment may solve or prevent pain and injuries from reoccurring.
The short answer is Yes, they may! Preventative health is widely undervalued, as when we may experience general good-health, we tend to neglect our bodies and only seek advice when we need to.
However, we all know that regular exercise, stretching and eating well will provide long term benefits to our bodies, and Physiotherapy maintenance programs help in ensuring our muscles remain in great condition.
Physiotherapy Preventative Programs may include:
General exercise routines
By implementing some of these Physiotherapy injury prevention techniques into your daily lifestyle, you could be rewarded by an overall sense of well-being and as a result you may see aches and pains reduce. For example, if you are holding more weight than you should, a weight management plan could help you not only shed those extra kilos but will also enable your muscles and joints to endure less stress.