Physiotherapy or Physical therapy is defined as provision of services to people in order to restore or maintain physical and functional ability especially after time of disease process or injury, but most often it is performed to optimize physical capabilities.
WHEN TO PERFORM PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Physiotherapy is mostly believed by many people to be an exercise which maintains the working state of human body in an efficient way. Nevertheless, physio is far more than an exercise supervised by physiotherapists. Following are some of the conditions in which physiotherapy may be useful include Injuries, Post injury rehabilitation (post fracture, post-surgical), Muscular problems, Joint disorders (Osteo-arthritis), Neck pain and backaches, Spine problems (Sciatica, Spina bifida), Headaches (tension headaches), Neurological disorders (Stroke, Cerebral palsy, Multiple sclerosis), Urinary problems (stress incontinence), Gynecological problems (post labor, uterine and vaginal prolapse), Lung and heart diseases (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Above are some of the situations where physical therapy works as an assisting therapy along with the basic treatment modality, but the role of physiotherapists is far more than the above mentioned list.
WHO PERFORMS PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Physiotherapy is not just an exercise comprising of easy and repetitive steps. Optimal application is sometimes a challenge for even experienced physiotherapists. Use of appropriate physical therapy according to the patient's age, sex, physical condition, disease severity and physical capabilities are some of the factors that influence the approach to for physio treatment. Therefore only a physio with vast knowledge, sufficient experience and expertise is mandatory for this purpose. Such a person is termed as a Physiotherapist.
Joint Rehab, a Markham Physiotherapy Clinic that provides physical therapy. For more of please visit http://www.jointrehab.com