Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.
Depending on your specific problems and goals, your physiotherapist may employ a combination of the following:
- Therapeutic exercises
- Functional training
- Manual therapy techniques
- Assistive and adaptive devices
- Physical agents, such as cold and heat
- Electrotherapeutic modalities like ultrasound (US) and electrical stimulator (ES)
What do Physiotherapists treat?
Physiotherapy can be an effective alternative treatment for musculoskeletal conditions.
Common conditions and injuries treated by physiotherapists are enumerated below.
- Achilles Tendonitits
- ACL Tear (Anterior Cruiciate)
- Ankle Sprains
- Calf Strains
- Elbow Tendonitis
- Hamstring Strains
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Muscle Strains
- Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Wrist Sprain
- Muscle Contusions (bruises)