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What Is Physiotherapy?

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a natural and safe pain-relieving and mobility-improving treatment. 

Physiotherapy seeks to alleviate pain, strengthen muscles, enhance mobility and ensure that your treatment plan does not cause you any pain or discomfort.

You must participate in both in-office and at-home exercises for your physiotherapy to be effective.

Good posture, strong muscles, and strong joints help to maintain balance, endurance, and pain avoidance. The best part about this treatment method is that it helps you avoid the negative side effects of prescription medications and surgery.

A physiotherapist is a movement specialist, educated in analyzing mobility issues with walking, running, jumping, bending, stretching, and almost every other form of physical activity.

Pain relief, strengthening, and functional integration are the three levels of physiotherapy. Some people are fearful of physiotherapy because they think it can hurt or negatively affect them, but this is not so. Physiotherapy is not meant to inflict pain; rather, it is meant to reduce or eliminate it entirely.

Once your physiotherapist understands your needs, they will begin developing a personalized  plan of care to assist you in relieving pain and achieving your goals. Your physiotherapist will design your rehabilitation program to include exercises that will improve your strength, agility, balance, and overall mobility and an at home exercise plan.  They will be just as dedicated to your recovery as you are, and will encourage you to achieve all the goals you outlined in the beginning.

The result of physiotherapy is that you can live the active life you want, free of painful limitations. That can only happen if you apply what you’ve learned in your treatments to the real world.

You might be unsure what to expect from physiotherapy. Perhaps you’re dealing with the fallout from an accident. Maybe you’re recovering from surgery and having difficulty regaining range of motion. Perhaps your knees aren’t as strong as they once were, and you’d like some help getting back to your evening walks or sport activities.

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to your health and healing. This is because no single  plan of care is effective for everyone. In close collaboration with you, a physiotherapist will assess your mobility, balance, range of motion, and pain intensity. 

Why Exercise is Such an Important Component of Recovery:                                                                                                                                                    

Exercise promotes healing and the return to quality of life.  Increasing blood flow and circulation helps with the healing process. Rehabilition exercise therapy helps manager pain, strengthen muscle weakness and encourages you to move appropriately, thereby avoiding further injury. It also reduces inflammation and helps prevent complications such as scar tissue, which can interfere with your mobility and recovery.

Physical activity can be challenging to incorporate into your daily routine, especially if you suffer from chronic pain. To manage their symptoms, some patients take anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medications, while others, sadly, give up on the idea of being active entirely. 

If the thought of getting out and exercising while suffering from aches and pains causes you to avoid it, you are not alone.

With the collaboration of a physiotherapist, you can regain your pain-free, active lifestyle and return to your favourite activities. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes effort, but it becomes much easier once you develop a routine.

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