Physiotherapy is a form of health care that prevents, identifies, corrects and alleviates acute or prolonged movement dysfunction. The primary objective of physiotherapy is to promote optimum health and function. It is one of the oldest healthcare professions, and an important part of total health care.
Physiotherapists focus first and foremost on resolving pain, stabilising an injury or condition and keeping it from getting worse. Then they focus on restoring strength, movement and function as much as possible. The ultimate goal of a physiotherapy treatment is to enable patients to manage their own physical well-being independently.
The sooner the treatment of an injury or condition begins, the better. Early intervention with physiotherapy prevents a condition from becoming chronic, keeps muscle and other soft tissue structures from weakening through disuse, speeds healing and, above all, increases the chances of full recovery.
Benefits Of Physiotherapy
- Painful conditions such as arthritis
- Back and neck pain
- Problems affecting children such as cerebral palsy
- Pregnancy related symptoms such as stress incontinence
- Upper limb work-related problems eg repetitive strain injury
- Asthma and other breathing difficulties
- Sports injuries
- Strokes and other neurological problems
- Symptoms of stress and anxiety.
- Loosens tight muscles
- Relieves tired, aching muscles
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Reduces chronic pain