A physiotherapy primary role and focus is to restore functional movement after an injury, disease, or even disability has adversely affected your mobility. Physios work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, working with doctors and nurses to supplement their treatments.
In general there are minimal side effect of the physiotherapy as compared with other method. Drug therapies effectively introduce foreign chemicals to achieve the same end, but in doing so alter your metabolism and bodily function, hence causing more potential side effects.
Types of physiotherapy:
- Heat and cold applied
- Electrical stimulation
- Short and long wave
- Laser therapy
- Ultrasonic therapy
- Magnetic field
What are the benefits of physiotherapy?
- ‘Wakes up’ weak or inactive muscles
- Helps increase blood supply so it speed’s up the healing process
- Reduces inflammation and pain
- Increases flexibility of scar tissue
- Decreases pain associated with trigger point knots
- Helps improve muscle strength and endurance
- Helps improve the muscle brain pathways
- Helps with joint movements by helping the associated muscles work better