What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy refers to treatment techniques which are aimed at improving muscular, joint and nerve symptoms from acute or chronic injuries.

How can physiotherapy help in pain management?

Physiotherapy helps you move better, relieves pain, and speeds your recovery after surgery. It can be prescribed as an individual treatment program or combined with other treatments.

The most common physiotherapy techniques

  • Evidence Based Treatment Stretching Exercises:
    Physiotherapists guide you step by step to stretch certain areas of your body in order to restore flexibility, and enhance the movement of joints and muscles.
  • Core Strengthening and Stability Exercises:
    Specific exercises are designed to make the core (pelvis and lower back) stronger to support the whole body.
  • Ice and Heat:
    Heat treatment helps to reduce joint pain and spasms in the lower back and neck, and loosen muscles. Cooling works best for inflammation such as with sprains.
  • Ultrasound:
    Vibrations produced by sound waves help to stimulate blood flow and facilitate the healing process.
  • Electrostimulation:
    In this procedure, an electric current is passed through the area which requires treatment. This helps in relieving pain, stimulating muscles and nerves, and expanding blood vessels to promote healing.

Talk to your therapist for further information on the different types of physiotherapy and the best program for you.