Physiotherapy is one of the treatment modalities to treat orthopedic conditions where specially designed exercises and equipment’s help patients restore their normal physical activities. Physiotherapy is advised when the health problems make it hard to move around and make your daily activities uneasy.
Physiotherapists are trained physicians who guide you about physiotherapies. They assess and treat varieties of conditions that affect the physical function of adults and children. They are often able to relieve pain and help to resume daily activities. They work in health care systems in both hospitals and community.
Physiotherapy can provide relief from long term health problems. Physiotherapists may use 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, equipments, physical agents, and electrotherapeutic modalities.
Physiotherapy is recommended for various conditions like Back and neck pain, Spine and joint conditions, Heart and lung conditions, Sports related injuries, Neurological conditions, Cancer related problems.
Physiotherapist suggests the following therapy for treatment. They are:
Massage is a natural therapy which has many benefits, both physical and psychological. Massage can work on many levels within the body and it is its unique way of combining various benefits to suit the individual that makes massage such a versatile and effective treatment method.
Massage can be applied for stress relief and relaxation or in a complimentary role with other therapies in order to speed up recovery from sports and lifestyle associated injuries.
Aims at preventing injury and enhancing performance through pre/post event and maintenance massage. It also works in conjunction with physiotherapy in the rehabilitation of injuries.
Is aimed at increasing blood flow and circulation to soft tissues. It is beneficial for treating a wide range of conditions, including tired, aching muscles, postural imbalances, headaches and stress relief.
Trigger Point Therapy
Helps release taut bands of muscle tissue which are extremely tender when pressed. This therapy encourages blood flow to the area, removing toxins and supplying necessary nutrients to restore proper function.
Pregnancy Massage – Pre and Post natal
Can help alleviate some of the uncomfortable symptoms that women often experience during pregnancy, ranging from low- backache, swelling of the lower legs and general tiredness.
Exercise is the most significant way to improve the health and decrease pain. Appropriate exercises can increase strength, improve flexibility, and reduce back pain. Most of the doctors accept that exercise plays a vital role and is considered as one of the most important treatment options in the recovery of back pain. Our back is stressed by the demands we make on the body every day in life. It’s a fact that when you are fit, your back is strong and the stress or strain of daily life activities can be dealt with less difficulty.
Most commonly people become inactive once they start experiencing back pain. The amount of stress rendered on the back makes the muscles supporting the spine become weak and lose their tonicity due to which they can shrink and contract. This leads to tightness of the muscles which makes you feel more tired and inactive. You may feel uneasy or uncomfortable while sitting or bending. These constant movements may lead to severe back pain and discomfort. As a result of chronic back pain, most people feel exhausted, restless and sometimes even develop depression. Pain and inactivity are related to each other. Various health disorders such as heart attacks, obesity, and strokes can develop as a result of inactivity.
Patients with chronic low back pain are mostly prone to suffering from the ill effects of too little exercise. If you feel that moving your back makes you feel uncomfortable, you tend to become less active with time. Avoiding physical movements worsens pain over time. In the past, doctors advised patients prolonged bed rest and inactivity for back pain, which over time only worsened the condition and led to a slow recovery.
Exercise helps to strengthen and stretch the muscles thereby improving muscle tonicity. Exercise is a healthy tool to relieve pain and make you feel physically and psychologically comfortable similar to the use of pain medications but without the risks and side effects. Adhering to a physical conditioning regimen suggested by your doctor is especially important to patients with chronic back pain. Back pain is usually described as a psychobiological disorder that means it includes both physical and psychological elements. Exercise has benefits of reducing the disability from back pain, and also relieves frustration and helplessness associated with pain.
Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy as a medical treatment. In medicine, the term electrotherapy can apply to a variety of treatments
- Interferential Therapy
- Intermittent Pelvic Traction
- Cervical Traction
- Infrared Therapy
- Wax Bath
Traction refers to the set of mechanisms for strengthening broken bones, immobilization or relieving pressure on the skeletal system. They are used to treat fracture, dislocations and long-duration muscles spasms, and to prevent or correct deformities.
Cervical traction helps create space between the vertebrae to keep the spinal discs healthy. It can be achieved through yoga poses, assisted stretching or with the help of a chiropractor, physical therapist or massage therapist.
Treatment with infrared light therapy is simple and painless. Flexible pads, each containing multiple infrared lights, are placed directly on the skin over the area of pain or injury. Energy from the lights penetrates beneath the skin and is absorbed by deep tissues. After just 30 minutes of treatment, blood flow is enhanced by 400 percent, and this boost in local circulation persists for several hours after the pads are removed. Because the most dramatic benefits of infrared light therapy are achieved with multiple treatment sessions.
Sports Physiotherapy is a specialised branch of physiotherapy that involves prevention, evaluation and management of injuries resulting from sports and exercise participation at all ages and levels of ability. Therapy facilities are generally available for persons of all ages engaged in sports or other levels of competition. Sports physiotherapists offer therapeutic treatment and advice on safe participation in sports and promoting an active lifestyle to help all individuals improve and maintain their quality of life. The therapists’ play major roles in helping the individual involved in sport and recreational activity to enhance their performance, recover from injuries, and provide education and resources to prevent problems.
Goal of treatment and rehabilitation
The aim of sports physiotherapy is to treat and completely rehabilitate the athlete after an injury or a surgery or to prevent further injury and to maintain the strength, flexibility or endurance of the athlete in order to return to the sport in the shortest possible time. It is a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of sports related injuries. The goal of treatment involves protection of the injured tissues to heal and control the early inflammatory phases and to improve flexibility, strength, and proprioception or muscle-imbalance to ensure the return of the athlete to the particular sport safely. Various areas of sports physiotherapy include
Sport physiotherapy involves highly skilled methods to evaluate the level of injury, various assessment scales to diagnose neuromuscular injuries and functional assessment methods to evaluate the cardiovascular capability and post-injury improvement.
Treatment & Rehabilitation
Neuromuscular injuries are a chief concern of sport physiotherapy. The treatment and rehabilitation process includes a well-programmed therapeutic procedure to treat and completely rehabilitate the patient. The program, usually developed by a team of physicians and sports physical therapists, includes various physical training, functional activities or rehabilitation programs along with psychological counseling. The complete program helps to treat the injury, restore optimal function and contribute to the enhancement of sports performance.
Sports physical therapy practice involves specially designed therapeutic measures to help the athletically-active individual to prevent injuries or continue their activity with minimal disruption with an existing injury. This area of treatment includes pre-participation training, screening, equipment recommendations or cardiovascular fitness programs to prevent associated injuries and improve the client’s physical endurance.
Performance enhancement is another important area of sport physiotherapy. The special training for performance based rehabilitation helps the athletically-active individual to improve their quality of performance in a variety of ways. The basic foundation of performance enhancement is evaluation of neuromuscular and cardiovascular-pulmonary systems. The evaluation procedure includes assessing strengths and weaknesses of an individual’s physical profile and assessment of deficiency in flexibility and muscular strength or endurance. A follow-up program may also be included to monitor the need for changes in the training program.
Our physiotherapists are passionate about all therapeutic treatments of women’s health. Women’s health can sometimes be an embarrassing topic and many women don’t know what help is available. Many times women experiencing pain don’t look any different and keep their condition private.
Our physiotherapists approach each individual with compassion and sensitivity to achieve the best outcome for you. Did you know women’s health physiotherapy treatment can contain all disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor? Contrary to people’s thinking; bladder and pelvic floor problems are NOT a ‘typical’ part of being a woman.
Our physiotherapists can help you as our pelvic floor is an intricate group of muscles that aid many of our body’s pelvic functions; with many issues arising when our pelvic muscles are too weak. Our therapists will spend the time asking questions about your personal experiences to best determine our diagnosis and treatment. Our services will cover bladder, bowel, pregnancy, prolapse and sexual/chronic pain.
Many Of Our Condition Management Treatments May Involve:
- Individualized pelvic floor re-training and exercises
- Bladder training & urge suppression
- Stretching and general relaxation techniques
- Lifestyle and exercise advice
Our treatments can assist you with pre-natal and post-natal conditions as well.