What is Physiotherapy and How Does it Work?
Physiotherapy is the utilization of a specific modality or device to strengthen, break down inflammation & swelling and relax muscle fibers while speeding up the healing/ recovery process. Physiotherapy is also beneficial to help you relax before the adjustment making the adjustment gentle and less painful.
Physiotherapy can provide pain relief to patients of all ages, no matter the variety of injuries or ailments.
What problems do physiotherapists treat?
Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease or disability. Here are some examples:
- Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton
- Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and the after-effects of amputation
- Lung problems such as asthma
- Disability as a result of heart problems
- Pelvic issues, such as bladder and bowel problems related to childbirth
- Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
- Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative care