Physiotherapy is a non-invasive form of therapy that helps heal injuries and ensures they don’t occur again in the future. It uses manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, heat, cold, light, water, massage and electrical stimulation among others to help you improve your mobility, reduce pain and increase your range of motion, Find out about our PT service here .
What does physiotherapist do?
This treatment is a very popular one for treating injuries and ailments like chronic back pain, neck pain, knee or foot problems and even vertigo. It helps relieve the pain and reduces the inflammation in your body to speed up recovery time. It can also help you prevent future injury and aches by strengthening the muscles and improving your balance and flexibility.
A therapist will start by asking you questions about your medical history and nature of the problem to understand what you are experiencing. Then they will examine the affected area and assess your movement, strength, flexibility and balance. Then they will develop a physical therapy program that could include manual therapy, exercise, ultrasound, massage or electrotherapy among other techniques.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy also called orthopaedic physiotherapy focuses on the joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles of the body. They treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and other soft tissue injuries.
The physiotherapist will use massage techniques such as effleurage and petrissage to loosen up the tense muscles. They may also perform joint mobilization to improve your range of motion. They might also apply heat to your injured muscles or joints to ease the tension. They might also use traction to increase the mobility of your spine.