Physiotherapy is a health care specialty that deals with the diagnosis,evaluation, and treatment of disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The purpose of physiotherapy is to help each patient restore theirmaximallevel ofindependence.Physiotherapy helps you move better, relieves pain, and speeds your recovery after surgeries.
Physiotherapy comprises of various treatment optionssuchas heat, ice, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and hands-on techniques such as manipulation, massage, and exercise programs. Interventions in physiotherapy may include therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy techniques, assistive and adaptive devices, equipment, physical agents, and electrotherapeutic modalities.
Your physiotherapist will examine you and develop a treatment plan. The physiotherapist first will manage the pain and swelling. Then, the therapist will work with you to increase your flexibility, strength, coordination, endurance and/or balance.
Physiotherapy may be recommended for patients suffering from the following conditions:
- Back and neck pain
- Spine and joint conditions
- Sports related injuries
- Neurological conditions
Physiotherapists treat patients with devastating conditions as well, and recommend effective strategies for managing even the most complex physical complications.