What problems do Physiotherapists treat?

20 Dec, 2021

If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, vertigo, stiffness following an accident, rheumatic arthritis, or even asthma, your doctor may refer you to a physiotherapist. But who is a physiotherapist? And what problems do they treat?

A physiotherapist is a qualified and licensed health professional who majors in restoring and rehabilitating musculoskeletal, neurological, and circulatory functions. Physiotherapists treat various conditions, manage pain, increase movement and enable people of all ages to cope with the loss of function using techniques such as manual therapies, exercise programmes, and electrotherapy.

Here are some of the problems a physical therapist can help you manage:


Orthopedic problems

Poor body posture and office ergonomics are factors that make workers strain for long hours, leading to low back pain, stiff neck, headaches, and tendonitis.

Age, extreme sports, and exposure to extreme cold can also contribute to joint inflammation, damage, and wear and tear.

Luckily, physiotherapy can help relieve pain and increase movement and flexibility in the said conditions.

Neurological problems

Sometimes, one can be born with neurological problems like cerebral palsy, or they may arise later, like Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, or multiple sclerosis. Sadly, these conditions affect the nervous system leading to loss of function and memory, pain, and inability to perform daily activities.

Fortunately, physiotherapists can use special equipment and exercises to relieve vertigo, restore body balance and function and enable patients to enjoy everyday life.


There are approximately 80 autoimmune disorders that occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its organs. Although there is no known cure, physiotherapy can help manage symptoms of autoimmune disorders and improve the patients’ quality of life.

Chronic conditions

Lack of exercise and bad eating habits may bring chronic conditions like high blood pressure, asthma, and obesity. In addition, reduced physical activity lowers the body’s breathing ability, further worsening the condition.

With the help of a physiotherapist, you can engage in physical exercises that will be beneficial to the body. Physical exertion burns calories and excess fats in the body to produce energy, reducing the amount of fat surrounding the circulatory system and effectively relieving obesity and high blood pressure. What’s more, a physiotherapist will diagnose and recommend a range of exercises to retrain your lungs to breathe and strengthen the body.


Accident related injuries

Tissue damage, fractures, and muscle injuries are some effects of accidents on the human body. The journey to recovery can be slow and painful, however, Physiotherapy helps those who are suffering to regain movement, flexibility and soften scar tissue.

Get in touch with certified Physiotherapists at Gen Physio

At Gen Physio, we treat and relieve symptoms and pain from chronic conditions like asthma, neurological problems like cerebral palsy, orthopedic problems like joint inflammation, and autoimmune conditions and disease. In addition, we are available and flexible for home-based mobile physiotherapy at a day and time that suits you best. Call us on 1300 122 884 today to book an appointment.

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