Top 5 signs you may need Physiotherapy

2 Nov, 2022

Despite the multitude of benefits that regular Physiotherapy sessions provide, many people don’t know when to seek a Physiotherapist. Not only can a Physiotherapist help to alleviate pain and restore movement after an injury or illness, they can also help prevent certain health issues from developing in the first place. Here are some signs that it may be time to see a Physiotherapist and start integrating this valuable form of treatment into your health routine.

 

Chronic pain

If you are struggling with chronic pain caused by conditions including arthritis, osteoporosis or migraines, there’s a good chance a Physiotherapist can help. They will work with you to pinpoint the source of your pain and develop a treatment plan to reduce your pain and achieve your health goals. They’ll also provide further education to help you manage any other problems that arise in the future from your condition.

Poor balance

Our ability to maintain balance is controlled by the vestibular system, located in the inner ear. If this system is not functioning properly, it can lead to dizziness, difficulty standing, and impaired coordination.

If you’re finding it difficult to consistently maintain your balance, a Physiotherapist can help improve communication between the vestibular system and the rest of the body, leading to improved balance and reduced risk of falls. They may also help address underlying issues such as poor posture or misalignment of the spine that could contribute to poor balance.

Top 5 signs you may need Physiotherapy

Reduced strength

If you find that everyday tasks like carrying groceries or getting up from a chair are becoming increasingly more difficult, this could be a sign of reduced muscle strength, which can have multiple potential causes. It could be a result of old age, a sedentary lifestyle or it could indicate an underlying health issue such as poor nutrition or a chronic disease. Either way, booking an appointment with a Physiotherapist can assist you in addressing the issue. They can assess the problem and recommend a plan for improving your muscle strength, whether it’s through changes to your diet, medication or exercise routine.

 

Weight gain or loss without change in diet and exercise habits

Drastic shifts in weight could indicate an injury or condition that is affecting your body’s ability to self-regulate. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until the problem becomes unmanageable. A Physiotherapist can provide therapeutic exercises and techniques to help you achieve your health goals.

 

Slower recovery

If you’re recovering from an injury or surgery, it’s normal to feel a little sore and see a slight decrease in range of motion. However, if your recovery seems prolonged and your symptoms aren’t improving with the prescribed exercise and rest schedule, you may need help from a Physiotherapist. They can help assess the root cause of your lingering pain and facilitate a plan for faster recovery.

 

Take action

If you experience any of the above issues, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with one of our experienced Physiotherapists today. Whether in your own home, workplace, nursing home, local pool or gymnasium, our team will come to you and provide a fully individualised service to ensure we can deliver rapid results in the shortest possible time frame.

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