Are you recovering from a surgical procedure or dealing with chronic pain? Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to help to regain movement and strength in patients who have experienced an injury or live with a condition.
Whatever the reason for your interest in physiotherapy or physical therapeutic exercises, for more information, take a look at these ten benefits of physiotherapy by the experts at Active.
Physiotherapy can help you to manage pain.
Chronic pain is a persistent pain lasting longer than 12 weeks and can have a serious impact on your health and quality of life. Physiotherapy and exercises can help to reduce pain and improve mobility by focusing on your joints, soft tissue and restoring muscle function.
Taking action and beginning physiotherapy sessions can help to reduce even chronic pain and in some cases, stop it completely. Positive results are achieved through regular, specialised physical therapy and by making this part of your routine, you may be able to prevent the pain from re-occurring.
If you have recently gone through surgery or been a victim to an injury, you may be suffering from long-term pain issues. Physiotherapy is often seen as a safer alternative inmanaging pain as opposed to pain medication where you may run the risk of dependency.
Physiotherapy can help avoid the need for a surgical operation.
Of course, surgery isn’t always unavoidable, and you may require an operation combined with post-operative physiotherapy to regain health. However, when applied effectively and in good time, physiotherapy could help you to avoid any surgical procedures altogether.
This can be achieved through pain management, healing injured tissue and improving both mobility and general health.
Physiotherapy can help to prevent injuries.
It’s important to know and understand your physical body; its strengths and limitations in order to create an effective physical therapy plan. By doing so, you can improve areas of muscle or skeletal weakness and therefore prevent any injuries that could potentially occur.
Physiotherapy can help with recovery.
The purpose of physiotherapy is to help patients regain original capabilities and potentially improve their general health.
If you’ve suffered from a stroke, you may have suffered a partial loss of movement. It’s important to acknowledge how physiotherapy can help with a range of recovery scenarios. Physical therapy exercises can help to improve the quality of life of stroke survivors by improving balance and cognitive ability.
Physiotherapy can help to improve mobility & balance.
After a severe injury, operation, or illness, you may experience restricted mobility, cognitive issues or a lack of balance. When it comes to the recovery process, specialised physiotherapy exercises can often prove effective and help patients to re-gain mobility, strength and skills.
As well as helping to maximise movement, these therapeutic exercises can help build confidence with activities such as walking, as well as minimising the risk of a fall and helping to regain original capabilities.
Physiotherapy can improve your general health.
Physiotherapy is a fantastic way to become familiar with your body and what is considered ‘normal’ for you. As previously mentioned, informed physical therapy can help to prevent injuries by strengthening muscles and improving cardiovascular function.
Physiotherapy can help to tackle age-related issues.
Regular physical therapy can be particularly effective for elderly patients as it can help to tackle age-related issues such as arthritis and osteoporosis. The correct exercises can help to manage the pain, recover from an operation and encourage mobility and a more independent, better quality of life.
Physiotherapy can help manage some diseases & conditions.
For patients who have suffered a heart attack, undergone surgery due to heart and lung disease, or have been living with diabetes or vascular conditions, physiotherapy can be a vital element of the recovery process.
Physical therapy can be used to make everyday life activities more manageable during rehabilitation as well as helping to manage blood sugar levels and other general health aspects.
Physiotherapy can help those with physical disabilities.
Physiotherapy can also help those with physical disabilities by helping to develop and improve their cognitive skills, everyday mobility and overall strength. As mentioned, physiotherapy can also help with the recovery process after surgery and even help to avoid surgery through specialised therapy.
Physiotherapy can improve an athlete’s performance.
Physiotherapy can improve an athlete’s performance whether they’re recovering from an injury, or using the exercises as part of a broader health and fitness strategy.
Specialised exercises can help to improve your endurance, improve cardiovascular function and circulation, and strengthen muscles. After an injury, physiotherapy can often help to speed up the healing process or avoid the need for surgery.
Active Physiotherapy Clinics
At Active Physiotherapy, we help to treat a vast range of conditions and injury, including:
- back pain
- neck pain
- shoulder pain
- hip & knee pain
- elbow, wrist & hand pain
- foot & ankle pain
- headaches & migraines
- sports injuries
- & more
Book your physiotherapy appointment today at either our Bury or Bolton clinic or call our experienced team on 0800 6191261 for a FREE telephone consultation.