Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that provides services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes providing services in the areas of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy can help relieve pain and improve mobility. It can also help prevent or treat conditions such as arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, cerebral palsy, head injuries, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke.
How can physiotherapy help relieve pain and improve mobility?
Physiotherapy can help relieve pain by using a variety of techniques. These may include:
- manual therapies such as massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation
- exercise programs
- electrotherapy (such as ultrasound and laser)
- heat or cold therapies
Physiotherapy can also help improve mobility by helping to:
- strengthen muscles
- increase range of motion
- improve balance and co-ordination
- reduce swelling and inflammation.
What are the benefits of physiotherapy?
The benefits of physiotherapy include:
- reduced pain
- improved mobility
- increased strength and endurance
- improved balance and co-ordination
- reduced swelling and inflammation.
Is physiotherapy right for me?
Physiotherapy may be suitable for you if you have a condition that is causing pain or restricting your movement. Your GP or another health professional can refer you to a physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy can help relieve pain and improve mobility. It is suitable for many people with conditions that cause pain or restrict movement. Visit NuLife Hospitals for a great physiotherapy session and live a pain free life.