Benefits Of Physiotherapy

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THEME: Rehabilitating the mind and the body through physiotherapy. TOPIC: The work and the benefits of a Physiotherapist Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. In recent years, physiotherapists have been progressively interested in defining their professional identity. Physiotherapy helps restore movement and proper functioning to the body when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Contrary to prevalent belief, physiotherapists are not restricted to the rehabilitation of back pain and sports injuries. As well as musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, physiotherapists can also manage,…show more content…
In many cases, an injury is caused by a range of factors working together. For example, persistent back pain may be triggered by a combination of poor posture, being overweight, repetitive work-related activities and incorrect technique when playing sport. Exercise is the most widely used and best known type of physical therapy. Depending on the patient's condition, exercises may be performed by the patient alone or with the therapist's help, or with the therapist moving the patient's limbs. Exercise equipment for physical therapy could include an exercise table or mat, a stationary bicycle, walking aids, a wheelchair, practice stairs, parallel bars, and pulleys and weights. Heat treatment is used to stimulate the patient's circulation, relax muscles, and relieve pain. Cold treatment is applied with ice packs or cold-water soaking. Soaking in a whirlpool can ease muscle spasm pain and help strengthen movements. Massage aids circulation, helps the patient relax, relieves pain and muscle spasms, and reduces swelling. Very low strength electrical currents applied through the skin stimulate muscles and make them contract, helping paralyzed or weakened muscles respond again. (,
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