Health A to Z Last updated on 2021-03-03 12:57:35
7 Reasons Why Physiotherapy Is Beneficial
- Dr. Abhishtita Mudunuri
- 2 Min Read
- Fact Checked
It is a common misconception that physiotherapy is reserved for athletes or those recovering from an injury. The truth is that this treatment can provide relief to people of all ages suffering from different diseases or injuries. With physiotherapy, one can hope to restore their physical condition prior to the pain and lead an active and healthy life.
To reduce painIf you are experiencing persistent pain that is affecting your day-to-day activities, then it is a sign that you need to see a physiotherapist. Physiotherapy consists of therapeutic exercises and techniques that can help restore joint and muscle function to reduce pain. Also, such therapies can prevent the pain from returning.
To maintain balanceYour inner ears are responsible for maintaining the body’s balance and any issues with your inner ears can lead to symptoms such as vertigo, dizziness or balance disturbance. A physiotherapy session comprising of head, neck and eye exercises, can help better your inner ear problems.
To improve mobilityIf you’re facing difficulty when you’re standing or walking, physiotherapy can prove to be a boon. A physiotherapist will help you with stretching and strengthening exercises that can help restore your mobility.
To recover from a sports injuryPhysiotherapy can help reduce any pain and inflammation from a sports injury. Ir can also improve flexibility, coordination and minimise the risk of future injuries. It can also help in maintaining cardiovascular fitness when you have left the sport.
To recover from a strokeOne may lose some degree of movement and function after a stroke. Sessions with a physiotherapist can improve the gait and balance of the patient so that they can move around better and be more independent in doing day-to-day activities.
To manage diabetesPhysiotherapy sessions can help manage blood sugar in people with diabetes. A physiotherapist can help improve your ability to move and reduce pain. It can also help relieve skin problems and tingling sensation in the feet that occur due to diabetes.
To manage women’s health conditionsPhysiotherapy offers specialized management of women’s health issues such as urinary incontinence, pelvic/vaginal pain, osteoporosis, rehabilitation after breast surgery, prenatal and postpartum musculoskeletal pain etc. Other conditions that can be managed with physiotherapy
- Cerebral palsy
- Hip/knee replacements
- Neurological conditions
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injury and more
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