Updated: Jan 15
A physiotherapist focuses on body movement and functionality of specific body parts and joints such as the shoulders, hips, wrists, and ankles. They aim to improve muscle weaknesses due to injuries, surgery, or repetitive strain.
Physiotherapy uses specific, targeted exercises for rehabilitating muscles and restoring movement.
Other benefits are:
Minimize pain to live an active lifestyle.
Customized treatment as no two patients responds the same.
Provide improved confidence. In many cases, due to fear, people choose not to participate where they may have in the past. Physiotherapy can be the difference between staying home or heading out to enjoy the day. In many cases, due to fear, people choose not to participate where they may have in the past.
Physio is a medication-free alternative to solving common ailments.
Physiotherapy has also been known to improve the quality of your sleep. Better sleep means better recovery.
Injury can cause limited movement; some injuries can return without proper treatment. Physio can reduce the chances of recurring injury.
Athletic Injury Prevention
Faulty techniques in training could result in torn ligaments, muscle injuries, and broken bones. Physiotherapists assess your limitations and strengths to design a tailored training program to take your physical prowess to the next level.
Immediate Pain Relief
Physically aggressive sports like football and rugby require immediate pain-relieving measures for players. Physiotherapy techniques like hot and cold packs, taping, and dry needling reduce the pain quickly. Physiotherapy then relieves the muscle tension as it targets the source of the pain. This rapid pain treatment helps reduce reliance on pain management drugs among athletes.
Sports injuries may be due to overuse, direct impact, or force more significant than your body part could withstand. Contact sports injuries are often severe and could require surgery. Physiotherapists can develop treatment plans for a speedy recovery.
Common injuries include:
Physiotherapy responds quickly and appropriately to acute injuries in sports training or competition.
Physiotherapy helps athletes unwind after strenuous workouts. This unwinding allows for the relaxation of muscles, regaining energy, and overall a healthier body. After a long day practicing or playing on the field, a cool-down treatment is just as critical as a warm-up.
Muscle and Joint Flexibility
Almost every sport requires some degree of flexibility. Increased flexibility helps achieve optimal performance, especially for gymnasts and swimmers. A flexible body also prevents injuries from occurring and reoccurring.
Give us a call if you feel physiotherapy will improve the quality of your lifestyle.