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What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a means of improving the movements of the muscles, joints and limbs. It is based on scientific foundations and provides support for traditional medical methods of treatment. Physiotherapy is a diverse discipline and can subsequently be used to treat a vast range of conditions. It is defined by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy as,
“Physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status. Physiotherapy is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.”
Your personal physiotherapist will ask about your activities that led to your injury and conduct a thorough evaluation to find the actual cause of your condition. Your therapist will then develop a plan of care to address your needs and goals. Physiotherapy treatments may include:
Cold Therapy or Cryotherapy
Cold therapy is effective in minimizing pain and swelling, especially in acute (immediate) injuries. It may also be used just after deep kneading massage (DKM). Examples of cold therapy are ice pack application and ice massage.
Applying heat can help improve your blood flow especially at the site of injury, thus, speeding up healing. In addition, it can help soften tight tissues and relieves pain. There are several heating modalities and devices available including
- Hot packs
- Paraffin wax bath
- Infrared heat
- Ultrasound (US)
Electrical stimulation is used to prevent muscle atrophy (wasting) in people with paralysis and assist in gaining some degree of muscle strength, such as after a knee surgery. In electrical stimulation, electrodes are placed on the surface of the skin, which can cause muscles to shorten.
TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, is a type of electrical stimulation. It is a small battery-powered device that sends low current through the electrodes place on the skin surface. A TENS device does not cause the muscles to contract, but rather helps temporarily relieve pain.
Range of Motion (ROM) Exercises
Range of motion exercises are often prescribed to increase or maintain flexibility of your joints and to reduce stiffness. There several types of range of motion exercises often prescribed including the following
- Passive Range of Motion (PROM) Exercises
- Active Assistive Range of Motion(AAROM) Exercises
- Active Range of Motion (AROM) Exercices
Certain conditions can make your muscles to become weak. Strengthening exercises is an important part of physiotherapy rehabilitation to prepare you for your return to your original performance level or highest possible function.
Another important aspect of physiotherapy rehabilitation is patient / family education. You will learn so much from your physiotherapist about your particular condition, what you can do at home to manage your symptoms, precautions to observe, and repeat injury prevention.