When do you need Physiotherapy?

3 Jan, 2022

We all know that physiotherapy is a healthy reward for our bodies. But when exactly should you consider getting physiotherapy? In truth, there are no set guidelines on when one should get physiotherapy. It is true that even a simple thing like dizziness or urine incontinence can be enough to warranty physiotherapy.

That said, here are scenarios in which you should consider getting physiotherapy.

1. During and post-pregnancy

Bringing a new life to earth is a beautiful thing. However, it can be very stressful due to the many changes your body undergoes to accommodate and bring the baby to term.

For example, the rapid hormonal changes will soften the muscles and ligaments on your back to allow the abdomen to expand. Your pelvic floor muscles will also expand to accommodate the infant growing in your belly. Sadly, these factors can easily injure your back and joints. With physiotherapy, you can learn exercises to protect the body and the baby during and after pregnancy.

Physiotherapy Pregnancy

2. When daily tasks are becoming increasingly difficult

Are you finding it harder to trim that fence or get that coffee mug from the cupboard top? Then it’s time to see a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist will assess your body’s joint-specific and functional movement to determine whether they are quality, optimal and safe. If not, they will recommend specific procedures and exercises to increase blood flow and physical activity.

3. Finding it hard to balance

When your inner ear is damaged, you may experience constant dizziness. This is because the vestibular system, responsible for balance maintenance, is affected.

So, if you’re experiencing constant dizziness and finding it hard to balance, then it would be best to see a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist will offer you a series of facial and eye exercises to supplement your inner ear system and help your body recover.

4. During pre and post-operative periods

Medical conditions like multiple sclerosis may warrant surgical procedures to treat, after which you may remain bedridden for a long time. During the healing process, it will help to work with a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist will advise you on post-operative exercises to help you recover faster and get back on your feet sooner.

5. If under pain and inflammation

Are you experiencing joint pains or constantly under anti-inflammatories to reduce pain? Then you need physiotherapy. Through physiotherapy, your muscles and joints will achieve endurance, stability, and strength and will be able to support your body. What’s more, you’ll be able to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals and manage your condition.

Get in touch with us today!

At Gen Physio, we use physiotherapy to treat, alleviate pain and manage symptoms caused by various diseases in people of all ages. In addition, we can help improve your quality of life through exercise and other physiotherapy techniques. So, if you feel stiff, sudden pain, or loss of balance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Gen Physio also provides mobile physio services. Call us on 1300 122 884 to book an appointment.

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