Understanding the Benefits of Physiotherapy Treatment

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If you are experiencing continuous pain, problems with mobility, or pain due to an injury, you cannot find a solution besides prolonged medication; that is where physiotherapy treatment comes in. It can help you restore your active life and relieve the pain. In this blog, let’s understand what physiotherapy treatment is, its benefits, and everything we need to know about it.


What is Physiotherapy Treatment?

Physiotherapy treatment restores mobility, maintains the range of physical movement, and improves physical function. It involves professional techniques and medically approved physical exercises. With its rich history and continuous evolution, physiotherapy has become an essential healthcare nowadays.


Physiotherapy’s goal is to help with joint mobility, enhance muscle strength, and improve the body’s overall function. Through customised exercises and manual therapies, it educates you on your body’s mechanisms and pain prevention techniques.


Types of Physiotherapy Treatment

Most of us know that physiotherapy helps relieve all kinds of body pain. However, many of us are unaware that there are many types of physiotherapy treatments to relieve different conditions. Let’s look into some common types of physiotherapy. 


Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: This is also known as orthopaedic physiotherapy or back pain physiotherapy. Our Musculoskeletal system consists of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. If you experience back pain, neck pain, fractures, or injuries in the above areas, this type of physiotherapy will treat them.


Pediatric Physiotherapy: As the name suggests, pediatric physiotherapy focuses on treating infants and children. Children with birth defects, developmental delays, muscle disease and cerebral palsy are treated by this physiotherapy. You can improve children’s mobility, flexibility, balance, and coordination by opting for this therapy. 


Geriatric Physiotherapy: It provides treatment to older people who are facing problems due to ageing. Our body’s metabolism slows down when we age. With this treatment, you can maintain flexibility and reduce the chances of injury. 


Neurological Physiotherapy: It provides treatment for problems related to our nervous system. It treats spinal cord injuries, strokes, and head-related problems. The effects of this include paralysis, tremors, and lack of sensation, which can be prevented if you get neurological physiotherapy.


Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapy: This cardio-respiratory physiotherapy treats heart, lung, and chest-related problems. It helps people affected by COVID-19 and chronic cardiac and respiratory ailments. You can also get relief from asthma, chest infections, and trauma.


Sports Physiotherapy: Athletes and sports professionals undergo severe training and often have complex injuries which take a long time to heal. Sports physiotherapy helps them recover from injuries and maintain their flexibility. 


Female-Centric Physiotherapy: It deals with women’s reproductive system and all the issues related to it. This therapy helps with women’s fertility problems and pre and post-natal care, controls urinary functions and eases the childbirth process. 


Post-Surgery Physiotherapy: This is also known as rehabilitation therapy. Surgeries can affect the body and cause severe pain. This treatment will help alleviate pain. It makes the recovery after the surgery easier by strengthening the body and reducing the damage.


Schedule your free physiotherapy consultation now and discover personalised treatment options to enhance your well-being!


Benefits of Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy treatment gives numerous benefits to people of all ages. Here are some of them.


Reducing Pain

Some body pain may require surgery or medicines, while others can be cured by physical therapy exercises. For example, acute and chronic pain can be relieved by physiotherapy treatment. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical therapy is an effective option for managing pain instead of medicines.


Avoiding Surgery

There are some conditions where surgery can be avoided by going through physiotherapy. You must consult a physiotherapist before going for surgery. Post-surgery recovery is another main benefit of physiotherapy. You can bring back the function of the affected area and improve its function with regular therapy sessions.


Enhancing Coordination

Physiotherapy treatment involves specific exercises and stretching to improve body coordination. This helps relieve vertigo or dizziness. Physiotherapy also plays a major role in enhancing overall stability, especially in elders. Balance training and exercise in physiotherapy help reduce the risk of falling in older people.


Reducing Medication

Physiotherapy can reduce the dependency on medicines to relieve pain. Consuming medication for a long time can lead to side effects. After surgery, you may use medication to reduce pain. In that case, physiotherapy, including therapy exercise, manual therapy and various treatment modalities, is a perfect alternative to overcome this problem. 


Improving Heart and Lung Functioning: 

Post-stroke surgery requires extreme care for recovery. Physiotherapy can help post-stroke surgery patients get back to normal movement and balance. It helps in the overall recovery of cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. It also includes breathing techniques that support the body’s restoration of ideal blood flow and lung capacity. 


Preventing Sports-Related Injuries

Not all sports injuries require surgery. Physiotherapy treatment can help prevent them from getting damaged further. By following target exercises or massage therapy, you can rebuild the motion and strength of the injured area. It can reduce the pain, strengthen the injured area and get you back in competition. 


Staying Fit in All Ages

Nowadays, back pain, neck pain, and knee replacement are some of the common problems people of old age face. Physiotherapy can help you control and manage such problems. It also helps with ailments like Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoporosis, Sciatica, and Dementia. Physiotherapy can help older people manage their pain, maintain mobility, and increase their overall quality of life.


Helping in Diabetic Conditions

It is often noted that knee, back and shoulder pain occurs for diabetic patients because of their imbalanced sugar levels. There are specific physiotherapy plans for managing pain due to diabetes by regulating blood sugar levels. Physiotherapy can also help in diseases like Diabetic Neuropathy and Diabetic Foot.


Helping in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Physiotherapy plays a vital role in pre and post-natal care. Because of their increased weight during pregnancy, women often experience problems, such as shifting behaviours, hormone swings, and trouble performing daily tasks. However, physical therapy can help strengthen their pelvic floor, restore stability, and improve their overall physical well-being. 


Improving Mental Health

The most important role of physiotherapy treatment is improving mental health. When you engage in physical therapy exercises, your stress level will be reduced, thereby improving your overall mental health. Moreover, physical and mental health are interconnected. If you face problems in your physical health, they will automatically affect your emotions, and if you are healthy physically, you will also be healthy mentally.


Conditions that Physiotherapy can Treat

Physiotherapy can help with both prevention and rehabilitation. It can also treat pain caused by diseases, injuries, and disabilities. Here are some of the conditions that physiotherapy can treat.

  • Neck pain and back pain due to problems in joints and muscles.
  • Breathing issues to lung disorders like asthma
  • Arthritis knee pain, shoulder pain and other bone, muscle, joints and ligament problems.
  • Pelvic problems and others related to childbirth
  • Loss of mobility due to injuries in the brain or spine or illnesses like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.


Book a free demo for physiotherapy and take the first step towards a pain-free and healthier life!


Tips for Optimising the Benefits of Psychotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy helps with many acute and chronic conditions. However, you have to work together with your physiotherapist to get the maximum results. Here are a few tips to make the most of it.

Be Proactive: You must take an active role in your therapy. Choose the type of therapy that suits your needs. Go to a therapist with all your hospital records and attend sessions regularly for better results.


Follow the Rules: It is critical to listen to your therapist’s advice. If they restrain you from doing any activities, it is ideal to follow them as they have vast knowledge of recovery cycles for different health conditions.


Be Honest with the Session: You must speak up frankly during the session. If you feel any pain during the therapy, you should communicate with the therapist so they can adjust the exercise routine.


Ask Questions: The physical therapist is available to assist you. Patient education and answering all your queries are part of the process. You can ask them about the length of therapy, the frequency of appointments each week or month, and what to anticipate during and after sessions.


Do your Homework: The therapist may provide you with some home workouts. Do the home exercise regularly so that they can understand the progress made in your treatment and get the maximum benefits of physiotherapy


Conclusion

Physiotherapy treatment has many benefits, such as increasing mobility and physical function, preventing injuries and rehabilitation, and reducing pain and other symptoms related to acute or chronic conditions or injuries. Ask your doctor to refer a physiotherapist, or you can self-refer one based on your problems.



Once you opt for this treatment, don’t hesitate to ask questions and give feedback about your sessions. You can have a 100% successful physiotherapy treatment with open communication and active participation.

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Dr. Poonam Hooda
Dr. Poonam Hooda

With a Master's in Physical Therapy and over 15 years of dedicated experience, I bring a wealth of expertise to the field of chronic pain management. My approach, deeply rooted in the Egoscue method, emphasizes addressing the root cause of pain rather than merely treating symptoms, enabling countless patients to avoid surgery and recover naturally. My specialization extends to managing chronic lower back pain, neck, shoulder injuries, and knee pain, with a notable success in pediatric recovery. I hold certifications in Kinesio Taping, Manual Therapy Mobilization, and am an expert in posture-related musculoskeletal disorders. My academic credentials include an MPT in Neuro Rehabilitation, a BPT, certifications in Mulligan and Maitland Manual Therapy Mobilization, K-Taping, and an MBA in Healthcare, underscoring my commitment to providing holistic and informed care.

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