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5 Benefits of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy (or physical therapy) is a great method for treating patients of all ages in order to restore their body function, alleviate pain and prevent disease. Here, our dedicated physiotherapist team in Nepean walks you through 5 of the ways that physical therapy can improve your health.

Physiotherapy is an excellent treatment option for patients of all ages to restore their movement, prevent disease and alleviate pain and discomfort. The team at our Nepean physiotherapy clinic can develop customized physical therapy treatment plans to help restore function to your body if it has been impacted by injury, illness, or other conditions.

Physical therapy encourages a healthy and active lifestyle while treating the condition it targets. Physiotherapy is often considered a conservative approach to many health issues. Primary care physicians will often prescribe physiotherapy as a first effort in treating a condition after it has been identified. 

Here are 5 ways that physiotherapy can positively impact your health:

Reduce or Eliminate Pain

The exercises and manual techniques involved with physiotherapy treatments can both help restore function to your muscles and joints as well as reduce or eliminate pain you may be feeling associated with those health issues.

Physiotherapy treatments that can assist in reducing or eliminating pain include soft tissue and joint mobilization exercises, taping, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. 

Avoid Surgery

Physiotherapy, if it is able to heal the injury or dispel pain you are experiencing, can circumvent the need for surgery as a treatment method. Even if your health issue is one that will eventually have to be treated by a surgical procedure, many primary care physicians will prescribe physical therapy treatment to their patients. This is a treatment plan designed to prepare you and your body for surgery.

Going into surgery as physically fit and as healthy as possible can improve your recovery time and reduce the chance of complications arising during the healing process after your operation. 

Management of Women's Health

Physiotherapy can benefit women in a number of different ways, preventing and addressing health issues surrounding pregnancy and postpartum recovery as well as all throughout a woman's life.

Physical therapy can also be used as a treatment for a number of different health issues affecting women, including breast cancer, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, and constipation.  

Improves Mobility

No matter how young or old you may be, physical therapy is able to help you recover from difficulty walking, standing, or undertaking normal movement. Physiotherapists are able to provide strength training to assist you in restoring function to what it was before.

They can also fit you with the assistive device that is right for you: from orthotic prescriptions to crutches, canes, and more. Physiotherapists are also able to design customized treatment plans for your specific needs, targeting the cause of your reduced mobility (ranging from injuries to strokes) in order to ensure both your best possible recovery and your safety during the process.

Recovery from sports injury or prevention of sports injury

Physiotherapists are familiar with sports and the kinds of injuries common to playing each one.

Not only can they provide treatment to help you get back on the track or field, but they are able to offer a number of preventative exercise plans for strengthening your body. Our team of physiotherapists is dedicated to making sure you're back to your normal life as safely and quickly as possible after a sports-related injury.

Are you suffering from a painful condition or injury? 

We can help you recover bodily function and reduce pain.

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