Benefits of physiotherapy

Posted by Arjun Viswanath on April 6th, 2017

Over the years, many more health advantages have become accessible to the public, through advancements in the field of physiotherapy. Especially those who suffer from neurological, cardiopulmonary & orthopaedic problems, as these are all addressed in the physiotherapy profession.

Many physiotherapists stage consultations privately, to help them treat a wide array of problems.

Orthopaedic cases are the commonly seen, which will usually  be tested in a clinical setting. Physiotherapy treatment can include therapeutic exercises to enhance the patients muscular strength, endurance and motion, as well as to correct muscle and postural imbalance. Other commonly practiced treatments include soft tissue massages, stretching, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation to reduce and relieve pain.

Patients with disorders like multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, and Parkinson’s disease can get fantastic benefits from physiotherapy. With a focus on control, muscle re-education and increased motor skills, improving a patients muscle functions, flexibility and strength are some of the most common goals achieved through a physiotherapy treatment.

Children who have cerebral palsy can benefit greatly from physiotherapy, as it helps to reduce deformities, give better postural control and educate children on how to use devices to assist their performance. These tasks are required to maximise a child's independence, and assist them with their everyday functions. Physiotherapists in the UK also make sure to educate the patient’s family so they can help understand what their child has learned during therapy and how they can carry it over at home.

Physiotherapy also helps in response to cardiopulmonary problems and conditions.  Patients who face difficulty in their daily lives and activities, or those who suffer from shortness of breath and low endurance, can help themselves gain a noticeably better quality of life through exercise and resistance training provided through physiotherapy. It also includes manual therapy, as well as other workouts that will help you to increase the performance of your lungs, understand about possible risk factors through counselling, educate you on how to prevent the same problems from occurring again in future and behaviour modification. For patients who have undergone cardiopulmonary surgery, physiotherapy is required, and performed early into the process, to help prevent the patient from losing muscle function and strength.

About the author:
This article is written by Arjun Viswanath, the Clinic Director of London Physiotherapy and Wellness Clinic. London Physiotherapy and Wellness Clinic is an outpatient rehabilitation centre. Their staff includes clinical specialist physiotherapists and sports therapists. Their therapists have worked with all age groups and successfully helped them to recover from their injuries easily. They also offer special programs for youth athletics as well as for pregnant women.

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