As a physiotherapist, I see a number of people across the country who have no idea about the benefits of physiotherapy. Even though they may go to their doctors for help with their condition, they still do not understand what it is about physiotherapy that they need.
The Benefits and Challenges of Physiotherapy
As a physiotherapist, I work on people’s physical condition and help them overcome their disabilities through a structured plan of physical therapy and exercise. However, sometimes a patient may also require more than just physiotherapy. It could be that their physical condition is making it increasingly difficult for them to perform the activities they need to do each day, such as getting up from bed or walking up the stairs. In this situation, it could be necessary to use other therapies, such as occupational therapy, speech therapy or psychological therapy.
Other challenges that some people have while going through physiotherapy include sleep apnea, hypertension, chronic pain, fractures, osteoporosis, fluid retention, low back pain, heart problems, infertility and low muscle tone. Physiotherapy helps people suffering from these conditions by giving them the information they need to find the best way to treat their condition and improve their quality of life. If you or a loved one are suffering from any of these conditions and are looking for ways to improve their quality of life, then understanding the challenges involved with physiotherapy is critical.