5 Important Physiotherapy Treatments You Should Know About

    January 12, 2022

    Physiotherapy is a medical profession that helps elevate the health conditions of your body by alleviating pain or disability to the body. From walking to eating, carrying things, and even sitting on a chair for hours or sleeping, using our bodies every day is unavoidable. Physiotherapy can also help restore movement and function. 

    The preconceived notion is that physiotherapy only works for injuries accrued through daily activities or sports is actually not true. Below, we’ll be listing down 5 Physiotherapy treatments you should know about.

    1. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 

     Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is probably one of the most common treatments sought out by patients. Also known as orthopedic physiotherapy, it covers the musculoskeletal system from muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments to any type of injuries or sprains.

    Musculoskeletal physiotherapy usually involves stretching and balancing exercises to improve or restore movement. It can also include some other treatments like ice and heat therapy, spine manipulation techniques, and cryotherapy, the process of using extreme cold to freeze and remove abnormal tissues in the body.

    2. Post-Surgery Rehabilitation 

     Although this is similar to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and often interconnected, post-surgery rehabilitation focuses on using highly customized treatments while considering the recovery phase post-surgery. Physiotherapy for post-surgery rehabilitation aims to alleviate the intense pain and awkward changes affecting the body.

    It helps make the coping process easier for patients, and it’s especially useful for people who have experienced issues with sports-related injuries for optimum recovery. The main focus for post-surgery rehabilitation is to strengthen the body, reduce damages, and support the recovery process to speed it up.

    3. Women’s Health Physiotherapy 

    Women’s Health Physiotherapy is one of the specializations of Sage Physiotherapy. It’s focused on dealing with the various issues related to the female reproductive system, from assessing and providing prenatal and postnatal care to dealing with fertility issues and even period cramp problems. 

    Women’s Health Physiotherapy focuses on strengthening the core and pelvic muscles through certain exercises and enhancing the body with breathing and relaxation techniques. Physiotherapy will also be covering the back, hips, posture, flexibility, and nutrition that are all important factors for women’s health, especially for pregnant women. 

    4. Sports Physiotherapy

    Sports Physiotherapy is a more specialized approach towards helping professional sports players recover and deal with sports-related injuries. More than just post-surgery physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy takes into account the higher demands that sports activities take on the body, from the rigorous training to the focus on certain bones, muscles, and ligaments like forearms and elbows for professional pitchers or rotator cuffs and the patella for tennis players.

    Sports Physiotherapy is important for both professional players and aspirants. Proper training, treatments, and assessments are important for ensuring the prevention of injuries, improving flexibility, and healing progress.

    5. Vestibular Rehabilitation/Vertigo Physiotherapy

    Vertigo is the sensation of feeling off balance and having dizzy spells. The sensation of feeling like the world around you is spinning, and you can barely have anybody's coordination when experiencing it. It’s one of the more common yet often untreated ‘conditions’ for adults. In reality, vertigo isn’t actually a condition but a symptom. Because it is a symptom, proper medical assessment and evaluation are important to put a stop to the causes of the actual condition, but physiotherapy can still help a lot. 

    Physiotherapist Sean Bell, a member of the Sage Physiotherapy clinic team, has had over ten years of experience treating vertigo and has helped more than 5000 patients. They treat BPPV, Meniere’s, and age-related balance loss.

    Vertigo Physiotherapy can help with several conditions like dizziness, imbalance, frequent falling, blurry vision, and headaches. Vertigo may also be caused by a disruption in certain areas of the brain supplying blood and information to the ear, which balances retaining neck mobilizations. The Epley maneuver, which is something vertigo physiotherapy does, can help with.

    Overall, physiotherapy plays an important role in treating various health issues for adults, the elderly, and even children. It helps strengthen the body and improves the recovery process for most. If you or anyone you know needs treatment, don’t hesitate to seek out this life-changing process.

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