Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to the remediation of pain and loss of function by education, joint mobilisation, muscle and tissue massage.
The therapist assesses his patient and creates a bespoke treatment regime for that individual.
Physiotherapists frequently treat problems that affect the muscles, joints, and nervous system.
Physiotherapists use a wide range of techniques and approaches depending on the circumstances of the individual. These could include...
- Massage and mobilisation to relieve pain and stiffness and encourage blood flow to help recovery.
- The application of heat, cold.
- Specific exercises.
- Support for those who have chronic conditions.
Physiotherapy can help keep the joints mobile and strengthen the surrounding muscles to relieve painful, stiff joints such as those associated with arthritis.
Physiotherapy can help people of all ages and can help rehabilitate/restore to health people who have had acute and chronic injuries.
Just about anyone who has had an injury or a physical disability can benefit from physiotherapy, including children and elderly people.