Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness, or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future taking a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care.
This includes providing treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease, or environmental factors. Physical therapy is a professional career which has many specialties including musculoskeletal, orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, neurology, endocrinology, sports medicine, geriatrics, paediatrics, women’s health, wound care and electromyography.
Physical therapy has been found to be effective for improving outcomes, both in terms of pain and function, in multiple musculoskeletal conditions.
5 Signs You Need to See a Physiotherapist
- A Nagging Pain (That Isn’t Getting Better).
- A Change in Movement or Mobility
- Knowing a Certain Movement Will Cause Pain
- Loss of Balance
- Changes in Habits Such as Urinary Incontinence