Few Aspects about Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy (also known as physical therapy) is a type of treatment/management for various medical disorders when a patient may find it difficult to do his/her day to day activities comfortably. Physical therapy mainly helps in impairment and disabilities and also in promotion of mobility (for patients such as after fracture), improve functional ability etc. Physiotherapy is performed by physiotherapist (also known as physical therapist in some countries) and their assistants known as physical therapy assistants. Physiotherapists perform thorough physical examination, evaluate the results of physical examination and come to a diagnosis for physical intervention for management/treatment of medical problem.

Physical therapy is commonly used for speedy (and if possible complete) recovery or for improvement of functional ability from certain chronic diseases such as back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, tendon and ligament problems, spinal stenosis and many more. Physiotherapy is also required for speedy recovery from sports injury by sportspersons and is used by sportspersons.

Physical therapy or physiotherapy usually involves exercise (with help of equipment or without any equipment) under guidance of a physiotherapist. Physiotherapy may involve use of equipments or may be done without help of any equipment. There are various equipments available for physiotherapy which you can get from your nearest store or you can get physical therapy supplies online.

Some examples of physiotherapy equipments that are used commonly include hot wave diathermy, wax bath, vibrators, ultrasound equipments, ultra violet lights etc. and many more. Most of the training equipments used in modern gym are also used for physiotherapy.

Where can you get physiotherapy by trained and certified physiotherapist?

You can get physiotherapy in:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Physiotherapy clinic
  • In sports and fitness clubs/set up
  • Schools
  • You can also higher a personal physiotherapist for the duration you require or you can buy your own physical therapy supplies that you require and use them at home with help of a physiotherapist.

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