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What does a Physiotherapist do?

 

Physiotherapists assist you with making the best of your life. They aid in the recovery from injuries, the reduction of pain and stiffness, the improvement in movement, and the prevention of further injury. They pay attention to your needs in order to create a recovery plan that is exclusive to your situation. You do not require a doctor’s appointment to visit a physiotherapist because they are first-contact practitioners. To schedule and administer care for a medical illness, physiotherapists, physicians, and other health providers will also collaborate as part of a team.  Physical techniques are used in physiotherapy to enhance mobility, relieve discomfort and stiffness, speed up the recovery process, and improve quality of day to day life.

Physiotherapists are qualified to evaluate the illness, identify the issue, and assist you in understanding what is wrong. Your recovery plan will address your diet, habits, and overall health.

Physiotherapists often use the following treatment methods:

  • Exercise plans to increase movement and muscle strength
  • Manipulation and mobilization of joints to relieve discomfort and stiffness
  • Breathing drills and muscle re-education to enhance control of airway clearing techniques
    mobilization of soft tissues (massage)
  • Acupuncture and dry needling hydrotherapy assistance in the use of braces, splints, crutches, walking poles, and wheelchairs to assist you with moving about.

 

 

Physiotherapy can be required during the recovery phase as a result of an accident or illness, but it is not essential in any rehabilitation process. However, in the event of a stroke, where the patient’s muscle power or portions of the body are paralyzed, physical therapy is paired with other treatments to recover the functions.

Physical therapy, occupational therapy, voice therapy, and various treatments are used in the treatment of stroke patients. Physical therapy allows body organs to heal, occupational therapy lets patients do everyday tasks, and speech therapy makes patients speak without tension.

Physiotherapy includes more than mere musculoskeletal help. Physiotherapists provide treatment for common health conditions such as coronary disease and diabetes, as well as lesser-known pelvic floor issues. They are experts in reducing the alarmingly frequent health and safety challenges involved with working in labor-intensive workplaces, avoiding injuries, and easily and efficiently returning workers to work.

Here are few examples of ailments that physiotherapy can treat:

  • sports rehab
  • musculoskeletal
  • orthopaedic
  • women’s, men’s and pelvic health
  • disability
  • acupuncture and dry needling
  • aquatic and hyrdotherapy
  • occupational health
  • cancer, palliative care and lymphoedema
  • cardiorespiratory
  • gerontology
  • mental health
  • neurological
  • paediatric issues
  • pain and tension
  • physiotherapy for animals

Physiotherapists detect and treat a wide variety of disorders including the bones, lungs, digestive system, nerves, and other body parts and processes. They will assist people in managing chronic illnesses, provide lifestyle advice, recommend activities and aids to assist people in managing better, and provide advice. A physiotherapist will evaluate your health and assist you with medical issues. This could have grown as a result of an accident or illness, or you could have had them for the rest of your life.

A physiotherapist may also able to work with children who have mobility issues. They also teach parents how to better the quality of life for their children.

While you see a physiotherapist, they may:

  • massage different parts of your body
  • manipulate your knees
  • flex your limbs
  • provide you with exercises to perform

 

 

Physiotherapy for Back and Core Strength

Many of us lack adequate spine and/or core strength, which, when combined with weak balance and inappropriate movement patterns in exercise and life, leads to recurring back pain, back injuries, and a ‘strong back.’ Many people do enough ‘key jobs’ to get by, but they never adopt a proper curriculum or stick with it long term. People begin with too high level workouts, do not do precise or technical enough exercises, do the wrong exercises (and not the correct ones! ), have bad form with exercises, and do not hit important muscle groups…. or just do not know what to do. Does this sound familiar? Squatting, lifting, holding, lying, post-natal, running, playing sports, and life in general all require a solid and stable lower back and heart.

To be successful in a back and core routine, thorough and consistent guidance about how to perform each exercise properly and in proper form, remember what the exercises are about, and improve comfortably each week are needed. The key to preventing further back injury and chronic back pain symptoms is to stick to a routine strengthening regimen that you can quickly follow over time.

 

Hydrotherapy and Physio

Hydrotherapy, also known as water therapy or hydropathy, is a type of alternative medicine (particularly naturopathy), occupational therapy, and physiotherapy that includes the use of water for pain relief and recovery.  Depending on the industry and use, the procedures can also be referred to as aquatic therapy, water therapy, or hydropathy.

There are many applications for various forms of hydrotherapy, such as curing joint pain with water workouts and relieving muscle tension with cold or hot showers or pools.

Many diseases and injuries are treated with hydrotherapy, including asthma, inflammation, colds, nausea, allergies, digestive issues, bone, muscle, and nerve problems, sleep disorders, and stress. It is sometimes used for calming and fitness maintenance.  You may also use hydrotherapy to alleviate or ease acute or chronic pain.

Hydrotherapy is a form of treatment that uses water in any manner.  It can, for example, be used to treat temporary skin problems such as burns and septic ulcers, as well as chronic health disorders such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.  Water therapy employs either hot or cold water, with water pressure and flow differing depending on the procedure. The aim is to alleviate both physical and mental symptoms.

To gain from hydrotherapy, you do not need to be able to swim. The pool is normally very small, about chest height, so you can workout safely. There will always be two members of the healthcare team present, typically a physiotherapist and an attendant, with you in the pool.

If you are considering incorporating hydrotherapy into your recovery plan, patients can first consult with a doctor or physical therapist.