A QUICK INSIGHT TO PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ITS TYPES

Physical Therapy plays a magical role in improving the overall well-being of an individual


Physiotherapy is a vast area of medical sciences that covers treatment strategies to cure several diseases, deformities, injuries, and other ailments through different processes such as specialized exercises, massage, heat, advice, and education. These medical interventions help the patients to come out of the physical suffering. A person who specializes in this particular medical profession is known as a “Physiotherapist”. In simple words, physical therapy aids in retrieving the normal functioning of an individual and encourages him/her to return back to normal life.

In this article, we will discuss important types of physical therapy and their benefits in the light of scientific literature and general field experience.

WHAT ARE IMPORTANT BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY?


There are a lot of benefits which are associated with physiotherapy. Here, we have summarized a few key benefits.

Normalizes immobility:

Physiotherapy plays an important role in improving the functioning of immobile/affected joints. If you have troubles with walking, standing, or any kind of joint pain, then for sure physiotherapy can help you. There are various strengthening and stretching exercises specially designed to normalize the normal functioning of the joints. This is important to keep in mind that, physiotherapy is better for individuals of every age group (even with assistive devices) but only under the supervision of a registered orthopedic physician.

Helps in relieving the pain:

Various therapeutic processes such as joint and muscular exercises, electrical, ultrasonic, and taping stimulation assist in relieving the severe pain and also stop it from returning back.

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Reduces the risk of surgery:

This is one of the most important benefits of physical therapy. It helps in reducing the pain and promoting the healing process of a particular area. Hence, it reduces the chances of undergoing surgical intervention. This is how physical therapy also aids in reducing the overall medical cost.  Last but not least, pre-surgical physio-therapy ensure a better and fast recovery after surgical procedure.

 

Beneficial for lung and heart health:

Physio-therapy has lots of benefits for heart patients. After rehabilitation from a heart attack, you may go through light physical exercises (As recommended by your consultant). All along with that, various pulmonary exercises strengthen the normal functioning of your lungs. This has been scientifically proved that physical therapy also helps in clearing the excessive fluid accumulation in the lungs (Hydrothorax).

Magical for diabetic patients:

Diabetes is a very disturbing health condition that badly affects the normal functioning of an individual. Physical therapy is also recommended for diabetic patients as it helps in regulating blood sugar levels. There are some particular physical exercises that give lots of benefits to diabetic patients. Additionally, physio-therapists also give advice to diabetic patients regarding their feet’ health.

Helps in managing age-associated complications:

 

As age progresses, there are many conditions that affect the overall well-being and performance of an individual. For instance, joint diseases (arthritis) and perforations in the bones (osteoporosis) are one of the major age-associated conditions.

Assists in prevention and recovery of sports injury:

Sportsmen always stay at risk of getting several injuries, for instance, fractures due to running stress in runners. Physio-therapist suggests well-designed exercise programs help you in preventing sports-associated injuries and retrieving the quick recovery from sports-inflicted injuries.

Helps in managing the health of women:

Physio-therapy is better for pregnant women. It ensures the optimum health of the mother and the child. Remember, physical exercises are very specific for pregnant women and only be done under the supervision of a professionally expert physiotherapist. Over and above, physiotherapy also plays a vital role in managing a variety of issues such as breast cancer (in females), pelvic health (in men), urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, constipation, and fibromyalgia, etc.

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