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Physiotherapy Benefits

Physiotherapy Benefits

There is more than meets the eye in the benefits of physiotherapy. Physiotherapy not only restores the physical condition of an individual, it also improves the quality of life by making a patient more emotionally stable and strong. Physiotherapy benefits include increasing your ability to function and move freely.  Infants, children, adults, and the elderly can benefit from physiotherapy as it covers neurological, cardiopulmonary, cardiac complications, and orthopaedic aspects of the body.

All age groups are susceptible to injuries like fractures, joint dislocation or disorder, and pain. Physiotherapy also helps in making post-surgery patients recover fast. Physiotherapy aids neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. Physiotherapy helps those who have cardiopulmonary conditions to gain strength, function, and endurance. As for children suffering from neurological disorders like cerebral palsy, physiotherapy helps in improving physical control, decrease deformity and spasticity, and improves the child’s functional independence. Physiotherapy may also be present in the treatment for paralysis, abnormal muscle tone, and weakness. However, physiotherapy is unable to fix permanent paralysis or malfunction.

Another benefit of physiotherapy is that it improves not only the physical body but the mental wellness as well. Physiotherapy helps facilitate strengthening, healing, increase in range of movement in the body, increase in endurance, lessen or remove pain, reduce or eradicate stiffness, and improve over-all mobility. Physiotherapy is popular among athletes who often face physical injuries due to the nature of their activities.

In this computer age, many people suffer from prolonged use of computer with the wrong posture of the body resulting to different kinds of body aches and pain like myofascial pain syndrome or MPS. Physiotherapy also helps in rehabilitating the affected areas of the body in this situation.

There are studies that also show that exercise with physiotherapy combined helps adults with cystic fibrosis in clearing sputum and over-all treatment. It showed that any treatment that involved physiotherapy whether alone or with exercise yielded significant improvement in the patients. There are also reported cases where physiotherapy exercise provides short-term functional benefit for patients who have undergone total knee arthroplasty.

Perhaps the most common pain among the majority of the population is back pain. Back pain that has been constantly present for more than two to six weeks is enough reason to find ways in eliminating it. Even patients who have a very hectic schedule can maintain a moderate back pain exercise regimen that involves strengthening, aerobic conditioning, and stretching. These exercises can suffice as physical therapy for back pain relief.

–          Hamstring stretching is the basic and most simple form of exercise for a person who is suffering from back pain. Making it a daily routine will help improve your back in the long run.

–          Lumbar stabilization can also be done to strengthen the back and make the back more resistant to injuries and pain.

–          Walking, swimming, or bicycling can help a person’s overall physical condition. This is best done three to five times a week for about thirty to forty minutes. This will strengthen the body and more resistant to injuries and pain.

To get the most of physiotherapy benefits, contact Alevia for more infomation.

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