Physiotherapy is one of the treatment modalities to treat orthopaedic conditions where specially designed exercises and equipment help patients restore their normal physical activities. Physiotherapy is advised when the health problems restrict your mobility and make your daily activities difficult to perform.
Physiotherapists are trained physicians who guide you about physiotherapy. They assess and treat various conditions that affect the physical functions of adults and children. They are often able to relieve pain and help you to resume your daily activities. They work in health care systems in both hospitals and the community.
Physiotherapy can provide relief from long term health problems. Physiotherapists may use the exercise program, manual therapy, education, and other techniques such as heat, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation to provide rehabilitation. They evaluate and diagnose movement dysfunction and treat patients accordingly. Interventions may include therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy techniques, assistive and adaptive devices, equipment, physical agents, and electrotherapeutic modalities.
Physiotherapy is recommended for various conditions and they include:
- Back and neck pain
- Spine and joint conditions
- Heart and lung conditions
- Sports-related injuries
- Neurological conditions
- Cancer-related problems