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Physiotherapy is generally safe when practiced under the expert eye of a professionally qualified Physiotherapist.
Every condition is different and every patient heals at a different speed. In general, one should attend physiotherapy sessions till they have reached their goal or till the physiotherapist decides it’s time to stop and re-evaluate the progress. Typically, it should take anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks for the tissues and muscles to heal and so the physiotherapy must last that long. Sometimes, your condition may rapidly get better, and you may notice an improvement in pain control, the range of motion, and strength within a few sessions of physical therapy. In such a scenario, you may be required to attend 2-3 sessions more before you are discharged or asked to follow the exercise routine at home. But then again depending upon the severity of your condition and the amount of damage, your physiotherapist might ask you to extend the therapy and continue until you have reached a satisfactory level of progress.
Regular physiotherapy can provide relief to people of all ages suffering from a variety of ailments, injuries or disorders. With the help of high-quality physiotherapy, you can restore your pre-pain physical condition and fitness levels and lead a much active and healthy life. Some of the best-known benefits of physiotherapy include:
Your session will be unique, because it is all about you and your particular needs. In general, here’s what happens:
No, you do not require a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. Physios are independent professionals just like dentists or other specialists. You can book an appointment directly with them. This method is known as “self-referral”.
You can also see a physio through your hospitals and doctors. In these cases you will be referred by another health professional.
Think about getting physiotherapy if you have an injury, or chronic pain that affects how you function everyday. Anything to do with your muscles, joints, bones and nerves of the body which may affect you, call us.
Physiotherapists help improve quality of life
Physiotherapists help you get the most out of life. They help you recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, increase mobility and prevent further injury. They listen to your needs to tailor a treatment specific to your condition. As first contact practitioners, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. Physiotherapists, doctors, and other health professionals will often work as part of a team to plan and manage treatment for a specific condition.
Physiotherapists are trained to assess your condition, diagnose the problem, and help you understand what’s wrong. Your treatment plan will take into account your lifestyle, activities and general health.
What sort of Treatments Physiotherapists Use?
The following are common treatment methods use by physiotherapists:
What are the different types of Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is more than just musculoskeletal support. Physiotherapists extend their care to chronic health impacts, like heart disease and diabetes, and lesser-known pelvic floor issues. They’re experts in helping to reduce the alarmingly common health and safety issues associated with working in labour intensive industries, preventing injury as well as getting people back to work quickly and safely.
Here are some of the different areas of physiotherapy: