Physiotherapy: Many Benefits and No Drawbacks
It has taken many, many years for physiotherapy to be recognised for just how beneficial and useful it really is. It was only during the years of WWII that some advances started taking place, bringing about more knowledge of the treatment, though it was still quite some time before physiotherapy was acknowledged as a truly specialised and useful part of medicine.
What does physiotherapy address?
The young and old can benefit greatly from physiotherapy; from infants to geriatrics, all problems such as neurological, cardiopulmonary, orthopaedic and cardiac issues can be treated. Joint disorders, fractures, sports injuries, arthritis, neck and back complaints as well as post-operative conditions such as amputation can all benefit.
Physiotherapy is more than just a remedy for injuries; it can also provide an invaluable treatment and assistance to young children who suffer from cerebral palsy as well as those who have suffered strokes, multiple sclerosis and even Parkinson's disease.
How does it work?
A physiotherapist will work with a patient on improving mobility, strength, endurance, range of motion and joint mobilisation. The therapeutic exercises will greatly reduce stiffness and relieve pain. Patients may also be given exercises to carry out at home to improve strength and flexibility.
What are the benefits?
The list of benefits are many when it comes to physiotherapy. When patients commit to their rehabilitation both at the clinic and home, they will notice a great difference. Things like the way a patient may walk, their strength and severity of pain will all improve.
Muscle flexibility and joint motion will be improved, patients will have more endurance, function better in day to day activities and enjoy a more peaceful unbroken sleep as they are not woken with pain.
For those who enjoy playing regular sport they will find they can return to the game a lot sooner and others on medication or pain killers will find they are able to reduce their intake as their condition improves.
With a better quality of life in the physical sense comes a better quality of life in the mental and emotional sense, as you begin to suffer pain less and less and be able to enjoy life more; without physical constrictions you will feel happier and more positive.
On the whole, physiotherapy is not just about treating the physical state, as the emotional state of a patient will improve also. If you would like to enquire more about physiotherapist and massage services for a better quality of life, please call 3252 5277..