Physiotherapy is the hands-on, drug-free treatment of injuries, diseases, or physical issues using techniques like massage, heart and heat therapy, stretching, and exercises. Depending on the region, physiotherapy may also be known as physical therapy.
Just as every case differs, so does the treatment that’s needed. Physiotherapists are there to help those suffering the effects of injury, disease or illness, fight or cope with pain, discomfort or a lack of mobility. In every instance, they are called on to put together a regimen drawn from a wide range of techniques, but based on individual situations and needs.
Therapy is first of all aimed at relieving pain and restoring maximum function in order that patients can return to their normal lives. This involves rehabilitation following injury, and/or setting up pain management systems for those suffering from debilitating diseases.
Physiotherapy can make a difference in an individual’s ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle.For many seniors, disabled or chronically ill people, physiotherapy is the key to restoring and maintaining a level of physical function that permits independent living.