What is Physical Therapy?

Posted on Healthcare By Utsavi Bokil - Published on 2016-08-28

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Physical Therapy or Physiotherapy is a mode of treatment that makes use of methods such as manual therapy, exercises and electrotherapy treatment, amongst a few, to cure injuries, deformities or diseases.

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy defines physiotherapy as a health module that deals with promotion, development, maintenance and restoration of optimal movement and functional ability of people during their lifespan.

The primary aim of a physiotherapist is to enhance strength and increase the mobility of the affected part of the body. It is also used as a preventive measure to avoid certain conditions such as back pain and knee pain. It can help you avoid surgery, manage pain, reduce dependence on medicines and painkillers, as well as, reduce the chances of injury.

A good physiotherapist will diagnose you based on your individual physical condition. He or she will guide you towards a quick recovery by using modalities, lifestyle guidelines and exercise techniques.

Some of the types of physiotherapy treatments:

  • Exercise programs to strengthen muscles and improve mobility
  • Joint manipulation to reduce pain and joint stiffness
  • Muscle stretching
  • Massage and soft tissue treatment
  • Airway clearance tips and breathing exercises
  • Dry needling and acupuncture
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Help using splints, crutches, wheelchairs and walking sticks
  • Neurodynamics
  • Minimal energy techniques
  • Sports physiotherapy
  • Workplace restoration therapy
  • Supportive taping and strapping

Why is Physiotherapy Important?

Physiotherapy is a holistic method to restore mobility, alleviate pain and maintain functional movement of the injured part of the body and promote health. It is often used to manage health conditions which affect the bones, joints, heart (cardiovascular issues), soft tissues (musculoskeletal issues), blood circulation disorders...etc.

The essence of physiotherapy lies in the participation and cooperation of the patient. When a patient is self-motivated and inclined to remain fit, he is bound to be in better physical shape. Book your appointment today with the leading Physiotherapist today on Doctoruna.com.


About Author

Utsavi Bokil

Computer Engineer and have a MBA in marketing. Yet my passion for fitness and health, makes me an ardent health blogger. I truly believe in the phrase "Health is Wealth" and wish my blog readers be convinced by it too.

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