Know and Explore the Benefits of Physiotherapy
By Space Coast Daily // January 7, 2020
It’s never easy or even encouraged to recover on your own from injuries, manage chronic pain or restore joint and muscle functions, or even to treat any out of the norm physical function due to injury or illness.
This is why people of all ages and different conditions turn to physiotherapists to help them recover.
This brief read will give you a clear picture of what physiotherapists do and how it can help you.
What is a physiotherapist?
Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who can help patients who have limited physical mobility.
A PT’s role is:
- Diagnosing a patient’s condition and enhance functional abilities
- Improving the well-being of a patient by restoring their physical movements
- Preventing the onset of bodily injuries and limited functions and disabilities that can be the outcome of injuries or chronic conditions
Some of the most common injuries are sports injuries, workplace injuries, spinal cord, and nerve injury and pre and post operation conditions. Many conditions can be severe, but with persistence and determination you can gain back your mobility.
Physiotherapy is not a quick process. It takes time for an injury to heal or a condition to be managed, but a therapist will help you throughout the process so you can lead a healthy and normal life after undergoing proper treatment.
What to expect
A PT will check your condition with a physical examination and evaluation. They will check for things as your posture, movement and flexibility. Based on that, a PT will come up with the diagnosis. It will determine your prognosis, the plan of care and the short and long-term goals.
The treatments recommended could be anywhere between a few sessions for long-term treatment depending on the case. Because treatments can go on for an extended period, you will probably want to find a physiotherapy clinic that is near you. An online search can be done to narrow down your choices.
You can also find PTs that make home visits if it is too difficult for the patient to get to a clinic or if there is no clinic near enough to you.
Restored movement: By the time your movement and flexibility can be restored. Simple tasks you couldn’t do previously can be done eventually. Restored movement helps to prevent future injuries.
Pain-free: Throughout physiotherapy, pain you might be having can begin to lessen or even be eliminated completely. Less pain also means better sleep which is vital for recuperation.
Drug-free: Your PT might be able to recommend options of treatments that are totally drug-free. A drug-free rehabilitation is a smart option.
Professional supervision: If you try on your own to heal, you could easily do something wrong, escalating the pain and worsening the injury. A PT will make sure that never happens and will tell you the correct way to self-manage the condition.
A physical therapist can help restore limited bodily mobility. This automatically leads to a better and higher quality of life. If you’ve suffered from an injury or illness that has decreased your mobility, visit a PT close to you and get started on treatment. The right PT and the right treatment work magic.