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Physiotherapy


A healing method mainly focussed on restoring full mobility, physiotherapy has been in practice since unknown time. It is known to have been a part of ancient medicine though not in the same form it is being practiced today.
The main goal of physiotherapy is to restore the complete range of mobility and to recover from injuries or illnesses. Physiotherapy treatment helps not just in improving the flexibility, range of motion or muscle function, it helps in reducing the pain in soft tissues such as the tendons, ligaments or muscles. They help in regaining or improving muscle strength as well.


Why Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is one of the main restorative techniques that help in restoring the body to normal function following a trauma due to accident or diseases. With a wide array of techniques to stimulate the muscles and tendons, they are an important adjunct for postoperative treatment of orthopedic disorders.
Physiotherapy plays an important role in association with sports medicine as well. It provides ideal solutions for rehabilitation for players following an injury. They help in improving the quality of life and decreases the inconveniences caused due to conditions such as arthritis, spinal stenosis or Parkinson’s disease.


Different Types of Physiotherapy Techniques
The techniques involved in physiotherapy vary based on the musculoskeletal condition for which it is being done. The different types of physiotherapy interventions or techniques are as follows: -

  • Cryotherapy or cold therapy – ideal for treating swelling and pain following an immediate injury.
  • Heat therapy – aims at increasing the blood flow which speeds up the healing process.
  • Electrical stimulation – muscle stimulation with the help of electrical signals.
  • TENS – also called Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, this technique is helpful in relieving pain.
  • The range of Motion exercises – they help in reducing stiffness and restoring the range of motion.
  • Strengthening exercises – physiotherapy exercises help in strengthening muscles for restoring motion.
  • Soft tissue mobilization – soft tissue mobilization involves a set of techniques aimed at relaxing muscles, relieving pain and reducing swelling.

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