The Benefits You Get From Physiotherapy

Published By Era Health, 25 Oct 2017

The Benefits You Get From Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists are specialized in helping people deal with chronic joints/muscle pain, recover from various injuries and improve range of motion. It’s essentially another word for physical therapy. If you live in Australia and just had shoulder surgery, for instance, you might want to search for “physiotherapy Melbourne” to see what treatment options are available to you. Here are the major benefits of hiring a physiotherapist.
• Improve Mobility
Human beings have the potential to be very flexible but years of hunching in front of a computer and lying on the couch create normal wear and tear on the body that constricts our joints and tendons as we grow older. That’s why the older you are, the more important it is that you do exercises that help you stay mobile and increase (or at least maintain flexibility). A good physiotherapist can provide advice on the best exercises for your body type and that is safe despite your particular health conditions.
• Recover After An Accident and/or Surgery
If you have recently been through surgery or are recovering from a debilitating accident, physiotherapists will create a personalized routine to help you regain strength and recover quicker than if you attempted it on your own. Since physiotherapists generally take a whole-body approach to your wellness they will not simply focus on the injured limb or muscle, they will make sure that the program they prescribe will ensure that you regain functional strength symmetry and that you don’t develop any physical deficiencies over time.
• Long Term Commitment
Physiotherapists can be an integral part of a person’s physical well-being for several years at a time. It is not uncommon for people who find a really good physiotherapist to develop an ongoing relationship with them to improve a variety of issues over time. For example, a patient may come in because they want a concrete way to manage their weight, which is causing chronic back pain. The physiotherapist will discuss diet and training with them, as well as the litany of options they have at their disposal to alleviate and manage their pain. The patient will then spend the following months implementing the plan and following up regularly with their physiotherapist until they feel their issue has improved. In just a few short months, a professional can provide a range of services for a patient, addressing the most important physical deficiencies first (such as cardiac health and mobility) and progressing to less threatening but equally uncomfortable ailments.
• Preparing for Childbirth or a Sporting Event
A lot of physiotherapists work with clients who are not sick or in pain, but are merely looking for support, help and guidance in managing a major milestone in their life. For example, pregnant women can consult with a physiotherapist to find the best methods for her to maintain health during pregnancy and reduce recovery time after childbirth. Similarly, if you are interested in running a marathon or attempting to play a new sport after years of inactivity it might be a good idea to visit a physiotherapist to make sure you don’t hurt yourself by overexertion trying something that your body is not accustomed to. A good physiotherapist can ensure you finish a marathon or enjoy a few hours of soccer per week with minimal risk of physical injury.
Era Health is a premier Melbourne Physiotherapy clinic located in the Melbourne CBD specialising in executive health assesments, health programmes and more.