Physiotherapy is a form of treatment that can be used to manage and treat a wide range of injuries, both acute and chronic. As a result, doctors often recommend it as an alternative to surgery or medication. Below, we’ll discuss how physiotherapy can help with injury recovery and give examples of common injuries that can be treated with this treatment.
How Physiotherapy help with injury recovery
Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques, including movement patterns, relaxation techniques, ultrasound therapy, and electrical stimulation, to help their patients recover from injuries and improve their overall health.
There are a number of common musculoskeletal injuries that can be treated or managed with physiotherapy. These include:
- Back pain
- Broken bones
- Shoulder pain, dislocation
- Ankle sprain
- Frozen shoulder
- Neck pain
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Knee injuries
Each of these injuries can cause great discomfort and interfere with daily activities. The good news is physiotherapy can help reduce swelling and inflammation associated with these injuries, speed up the healing process, and improve mobility. In many cases, it’s able to completely eliminate or minimise the need for surgery or medication.
Ways to tell when an injury needs Physical Therapy
Now that you know how physiotherapy can help shorten an injury recovery time, the next question is:
How do I know when an injury needs Physiotherapy?
In truth, all types of injuries, both acute and chronic, can necessitate physiotherapy intervention. However, here are a few general guidelines to follow when trying to determine if an injury needs physiotherapy:
- Constant pain: If the pain doesn’t go away no matter what you do, you will likely need physiotherapy to help reduce inflammation and ease the pain.
- Sudden onset: If the injury comes on suddenly, get assessed!
- Joint deformity: A noticeable deformity in a joint may indicate that physio is needed.
- Loss of function: If an injury results in a loss of function, such as being unable to walk properly, physiotherapy can often help restore your movement and functionality.
- Something feels “different” since you got injured
- You struggle with your daily tasks
- Pain reproducible by a specific movement
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to consult with a Physiotherapist to see if they can help.
Tip: When choosing a Physiotherapist, make sure they are experienced and have treated patients with the same type of injury as you. Also, make sure they’re certified, licensed, and have a good reputation.
Contact Gen Physio
Injuries can be a major inconvenience, both physically and emotionally. However, with the help of physiotherapy, most injuries can be treated or managed in a relatively short period of time.
If you have any questions about how our mobile physiotherapy service can help with injury recovery or want more information on specific injuries that can be treated, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We would be happy to answer any of your questions.