Physiotherapy has numerous benefits which can support you during injuries, assist with preventive care, and support your overall body function. Physiotherapists can treat people of all ages. Many physiotherapists complete continuing education courses to include modalities like intramuscular stimulation, dry needling, acupuncture, integrated systems model, pelvic floor exams, and cupping into their sessions. At our clinic, your physiotherapy appointments will always be one on one with your physiotherapist. Let’s take a look at five common benefits of physiotherapy!
#1 - Improved movement patterns
Physiotherapists can help you improve your movement patterns by assessing imbalances in your body and providing you with strengthening exercises and or stretches. Moving your body in the correct way for you can support you in your everyday life.
#2 - Supports recovery after surgery
If you have had surgery, physiotherapists can help you with getting your range of motion back. Physiotherapists can support you with pain management and rehabilitation. They can create an individualized plan so you can stay on track with your treatment and progress.
#3 - Prehabilitation
You don’t have to be injured to see a physiotherapist. Many people benefit from physiotherapy as a preventive tool. Keeping your body strong and limber with the support of a physiotherapist could benefit you throughout the different stages of your life.
#4 - Pain reduction
Pain reduction and management is a common reason people seek physiotherapy. Physiotherapy can provide a non-invasive treatment option to manage pain. Physiotherapists have the knowledge to treat acute and chronic pain. Acute pain is pain that happens suddenly and is caused by something specific. While chronic pain is pain that lasts longer and is ongoing after the initial injury or illness that caused it. Some people have chronic pain even if there wasn't a past injury.
#5 - Stronger muscles and joints
Physiotherapists can provide you with exercises to improve your strength and support your joints. They can work on proper movement patterns during your sessions and give you movements to work on when you are home. Doing the “homework” that your physiotherapist provides is a great way to continue to get all of the benefits from physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy has a wide range of benefits and each physiotherapist has their own unique treatment style. If you are interested in seeing one of our physiotherapists check out our online booking page or give any of our locations a call for help with bookings.