When it comes to physiotherapy, there are a variety of different options and treatment styles. And while some of them seem like they’d be right up your alley, others might feel like a bit of a stretch. That’s natural – as, with most things in life, there’s a right fit for each kind of person and their specific needs. So which type of physiotherapy would be best for you?
Let’s take a look at the different options, and see if any of them might be a good fit for your needs.
First… What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is the health care specialty that focuses on treating diseases and injuries by using evidence-based treatment techniques. Physiotherapy is often used to help people who are injured or have conditions that cause pain and other symptoms, regain movement and function. Physiotherapy may also be used to manage chronic diseases, such as arthritis, chronic disorders and other conditions that cause pain.
Active recovery can be used after a range of injuries, illness, surgeries, and other conditions that cause pain and limited movement. Active recovery means you start moving again and doing the things you used to do before your injury or illness. You can use active recovery techniques to help you get stronger and faster. For example, you can use flexibility exercises to improve your range of motion and flexibility. With these techniques, you don’t have to rely on painkillers or surgery to get better.
A traumatic injury is any injury caused by an outside force, such as a car accident, surgery, or an injury during a sporting event. Treatment for traumatic injuries may include physiotherapy to help you recover from the injury and return to your normal activities. In some cases, you may need surgery to repair the damage to your body caused by the injury.
Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than six months or is unrelenting and doesn’t come with other symptoms, such as nausea or other discomfort. Treatment for chronic pain may include physiotherapy, which can help you manage your pain and even prevent it from returning.
Arthritis is inflammation of the joints, such as your hands, wrists, knees and hips. If arthritis is caused by your joints becoming worn or damaged, you may need physiotherapy to help you strengthen your joints and prevent future damage.
Tight Muscle Tissue
Tight muscle tissue refers to your muscles and tendons, which connect your bones to your joints. Stretching and strengthening your muscles can help improve your flexibility, mobility, and reduce the risk of injury. Physiotherapy can also help strengthen your muscles and tendons to prevent injuries and prevent the development of chronic degenerative diseases, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
If you have back pain, there are exercises and therapy techniques provided by a physiotherapist that will help. Manual therapies such as manipulation or mobilization have been shown to be helpful too. The relief from pain and the improvement in functionality can last long enough for you to start getting back to your regular activities. Keeping active is one of the best things for back problems because it reduces chances of recurrence, speeds up return-to-work time, decreases chronicity risk and improves quality of life following a period with no work activity due to acute low back pain.
When patients have a stroke, they may lose certain abilities like speech or movement in their body. After initial treatment, rehabilitation is important to help them recover those skills that were lost due to the damage done to the brain. Rehabilitation can happen through physiotherapy and it helps people relearn skills and master new ways of doing things so that they can compensate for what was lost when the stroke happened.
Physiotherapy is the use of physical exercises to treat disease and injury. At Aspire Physiotherapy our highly trained and registered physiotherapists help people who are injured or have conditions that cause pain and other symptoms, regain movement and function. Our team can also manage chronic diseases, such as arthritis, cancer pain, or other conditions that cause pain.
As a result, helping you manage pain and improve your mobility. We also help patients regain strength, flexibility, and improve their balance. Call us to book an appointment so we can help you understand what kind of treatment we offer and which one will be the best for you.