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5 Benefits of Physiotherapy

Posted Apr 15th, 2021 in General, Health & Fitness

Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is an excellent method for treating patients of any age in order to prevent disease, alleviate pain and restore body function. Here out team of dedicated Stittsville physiotherapists walk you through the 5 ways that physiotherapy can improve your health.

Physiotherapy is a great option for treating patients of all ages in order to restore their mobility, alleviate pain, prevent disease and halt discomfort. The team of physical therapists at our Stittsville clinic can customize treatment plans to help restore your body's functions if they have been impacted by illness, conditions, or injuries.  

Physiotherapy encourages an active and healthy lifestyle while also treating the condition is was specifically designed to address. Physiotherapy is often thought of as a conservative approach to treating a wide variety of health issues. You primary care physician will often prescribe physical therapy as a non-invasive way of treating a condition after it has been diagnosed before moving on to other treatment options. 

Here are 5 ways that physiotherapy can positively impact your health:

Recovery from sports injury or prevention of sports injury

Physiotherapists are familiar with sports and the kinds of injuries common to playing each one.

Not only can they provide treatment to help you get back on the track or field, but they are able to offer a number of preventative exercise plans for strengthening your body. Our team of physiotherapists is dedicated to making sure you're back to your normal life as safely and quickly as possible after a sports-related injury.

Reduce or Eliminate Pain

The exercises and manual techniques involved with physiotherapy treatments can both help restore function to your muscles and joints as well as reduce or eliminate pain you may be feeling associated with those health issues.

Physiotherapy treatments that can assist in reducing or eliminating pain include soft tissue and joint mobilization exercises, taping, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. 

Avoid Surgery

Physical therapy, if it is able to dispel the pain or heal an injury you are experiencing, can entirely avoid the need for surgery as a treatment method. Even if your health issue will eventually need to be treated with a surgical procedure, many doctors will prescribe physiotherapy treatment to their patients. The treatment plan designed for you in these instances will help to prepare your body for surgery and speed your recovery.

When preparing for a surgery, being as healthy and physically fit as possible will not only reduce the chance of complications which may arise from the surgery, but it can improve your recovery time and speed the healing process after the operation has been completed.

Management of Women's Health

Physiotherapy can benefit women in a number of different ways, preventing and addressing health issues surrounding pregnancy and postpartum recovery as well as all throughout a woman's life.

Physical therapy can also be used as a treatment for a number of different health issues affecting women, including breast cancer, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, and constipation.  

Improves Mobility

No matter how young or old you may be, physical therapy is able to help you recover from difficulty walking, standing, or undertaking normal movement. Physiotherapists are able to provide strength training to assist you in restoring function to what it was before.

They can also fit you with the assistive device that is right for you: from orthotic prescriptions to crutches, canes, and more. Physiotherapists are also able to design customized treatment plans for your specific needs, targeting the cause of your reduced mobility (ranging from injuries to strokes) in order to ensure both your best possible recovery and your safety during the process.

Are you experiencing a painful condition, injury, or other health issue?

Our physiotherapy clinic can help you to reduce your pain and recover bodily function.

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