Why Do You Need Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are experts in understanding and interpreting the messages of your body. Some physiotherapists have additional training in manual therapy, visceral manipulation, osteopathy, movement integration and re-patterning. They combine these with other conventional approaches in order to better assess your whole body.
Your body is designed to move with ease and fluidity daily. If you find yourself having difficulty with physical movements or you are functioning and moving at less than your desired level, physiotherapists can help you identify and resolve that barrier.
Reasons to Use Physiotherapy
- After An Injury
Under normal circumstances, your body has the capacity to heal after a minor sprain or strain. If you find that you are still experiencing pain and discomfort a 3-4 days after your initial injury, your body is sending you the message that it needs some help. The sooner you attend to this ‘message’, the quicker your body will be able to recover from it completely.
- Before, During And After Pregnancy
Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy to accommodate your growing baby. It is common for you to experience pain and discomfort. While it is often not recommended for you to take pain medication, it is very safe and appropriate for you to get help from a physiotherapist. There are many safe manual therapy approaches that can alleviate your symptoms. You will also need to learn practical strategies to help support your ‘growing’ body.
After your delivery, even bigger and more drastic bodily changes often occur and it is important that you seek out a physiotherapist to help identify your body’s needs for a speedy recovery.
- After Surgery
Movement and mobility can be a challenge immediately after your surgery. Additionally, scar tissue build up can potentially be a bigger problem months or years after your surgery. Post surgical rehab becomes a necessary step to your recovery and prevention of problems later. A physiotherapist will be able to give you specific advice tailored to your individual needs.
- After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Your body has undergone a trauma in which external forces are pushed through and into your body at an unpredicted speed. This applies to both high and low velocity collisions. In addition to the immediate soft tissue injuries from the impact, energy is often trapped in your body due to the inconsistent density and viscosity of different parts of the body. This trapped energy causes tension in your body and is often the culprit of the additional symptoms you might develop weeks or months after the car accident. Physiotherapists can help identify areas that are affected and release this tension in your body.
- Conditions that physiotherapists can help:
- Cancer recovery rehab
- Children’s growth issues and injuries
- Dance injuries
- Developmental delays for infant and children
- Digestive issues
- Motor vehicle collision injuries
- Pelvic dysfunction, including bladder leakage and incontinence
- Post-birth issues such as colic and digestive distress in infant
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Sports injuries
- Women’s health issue
- Work related injuries