What is Physiotherapy?

What is Physiotherapy?

What are the skills of a physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists study movement science. They are able to identify the root cause of an injury.

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When is the best time to see a physiotherapist.

If you are suffering from chronic pain or an injury that has a negative impact on your daily life, physiotherapy may be a good option. A doctor might refer you to physiotherapy following surgery, such as a hip or stroke, or after an event like a heart attack.

You can use your health insurance to cover the cost for physiotherapy. Make sure you check the website of your insurance company. You will have to pay full price if your insurance does not cover the physiotherapist.

What are the problems physiotherapists treat

Physiotherapists are trained to help people with disabilities and their families. Physiotherapists can treat injuries, diseases, and disabilities. Here are some examples.

  • Problems in the muscles or skeleton can cause neck and back pain.
  • Probleme in the bones, joints and muscles, as well as the ligaments and after-effects from amputation, include arthritis.
  • Asthma and other lung problems
  • Heart problems can cause disability
  • Problems with the pelvic area, such as bladder or bowel issues related to childbirth
  • Mobility loss due to trauma to the spine or brain, or diseases like Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.
  • For example, during palliative or cancer treatment, fatigue, pain, swelling and stiffness can all be caused by muscle weakness.

What should I expect from physiotherapy?

Because it is about you and your needs, each session will be different. Here’s what happens in general:

  • Your medical history is what the physiotherapist will learn about you
  • Your condition will be assessed and diagnosed by a physiotherapist
  • A treatment plan is created for you.
  • A program of exercises is prescribed and any aids are required.
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