What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that helps safeguard your health. It physically, manually or by electrotherapy and exercise, treats the mobility and function of your body.
Physiotherapy helps prevent and heal a number of physical conditions that affect the muscles/joints and circulation, as well as the respiratory and nervous system; be them an illness, a disease, a disability, an injury, inactivity and aging.
When should I get Physiotherapy?
In some cases, your medical doctor may prescribe you a number of physiotherapy sessions to rehabilitate your body after an injury or an illness.
How does Physiotherapy work?
Physiotherapy uses a variety of treatments, depending on the case and the type of healing required.
- Hydrotherapy (exercise in water)
- Manipulation and mobilization
- Acupuncture (only by a qualified physiotherapist)
- Electrotherapy: such as ultra sound
What are the benefits of Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy helps treat and heal a number of physical conditions:
- Rehabilitate someone with neurological disorders such as those caused by a stroke, spinal cord injury or Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal functional problems, such as back pain, slipped disc, sciatica nerve and weak posture
- Chronic arm problems such as shoulder pain and tennis elbow
- Leg and hip injuries, such as strains and sprains
- Rheumatologic conditions
- Physical complications of cancer and its treatment
- Recovery after a surgery
- Pre and post natal care
- Some respiratory conditions such as asthma
- Symptoms of stress and anxiety