The aim of physiotherapy is to help restore movement and normal body function in cases of illness, injury and disability.
Physiotherapists take a holistic approach, considering whole body rather than individual factors of an injury or illness. In physiotherapy, patient is directly involved in his own care.
For example, back pain can be caused by a number of different things, including:
- Poor posture
- Inherited spinal deformity
- Bending or twisting awkwardly
- Standing for long periods
- Lifting or carrying objects incorrectly
Our physiotherapist will look at your individual situation. Along with treating the problem, they may also suggest things you can do on a daily basis to relieve pain and discomfort. They may also give you advice about how to prevent the re-occurring of injury.
Physiotherapists use a wide range of treatment techniques and approaches. Some of these are
Movement and exercise -
Physiotherapists use exercises specific to the ailment for improving mobility and strength of the affected area of the body. Exercises needs to be repeated regularly, usually daily, for a set number of weeks.
Along with specific exercises, gentle activities, such as walking or swimming, may be recommended if you’re recovering from an operation or sports injury that affects your mobility.
For example, studies have shown that for rehabilitation after stroke, circuit class therapy is very effective method. In compared to other exercise, it helps to improve a person’s ability to walk further, longer and faster, as well as help him with body balance.
Based on clinical trial and research, it is proven that physical activity can help manage and prevent various health conditions, more than 20 types. For example, physically active adults have been shown to have a significantly lower risk of developing major health conditions, (up to 50%) such as coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation(TENS) -Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) – TENS is a small, battery-operated device which delivers an electric current to the affected area via electrodes. Sticky pad electrodes are placed on the skin in the area of the pain and through them current is passed in the body which produces tingling sensation and it block or suppress the pain signals to the brain.
Ultrasound – High-frequency sound waves can be used to treat deep tissue injuries by stimulating blood circulation and cell activity. It can help reduce pain and muscle spasm, as well as speed up healing.
All above methods are used in tandem by our experts as per the specific conditions of the patient.