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Physiotherapy is a valuable tool to doctors and chiropractors who are helping their patients rehabilitate injuries or recover from major surgery. It is a non-invasive method that can be used as a stand-alone therapy or in combination with other treatments. Physiotherapy is a term used to describe a collection of therapeutic methods, such as exercise therapy, massage therapy, hot and cold therapy, and electrical stimulation therapy. It is designed to challenge the body’s musculoskeletal system, pushing it beyond the boundaries caused by disease, deformity or injury.

Did You Know:

That Physiotherapy is thousands of years old? Although there is no way of knowing exactly when it was first used, scientists do know that both Hippocrates and Hector advocated for its use as early as 460 B.C. But it wasn’t until the late 1800s and early 1900s that formal schools of physiotherapy began to emerge, along with professional societies of physical therapists. By the 1950s, Physiotherapy began to spread outside of hospital settings and into outpatient centers and doctor’s offices where it continues today.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will I need Physiotherapy?

There are many people who could benefit from Physiotherapy. Examples include athletes with overuse injuries, patients with arthritis, joint replacement surgery patients, and anyone who is limited by chronic musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, or motion range restrictions. Patients may also benefit from Physiotherapy if they are suffering from traumas to the body’s connective tissues, such as torn ligaments or tendinitis. To find out if Physiotherapy is right for you, contact your chiropractor to schedule a consultation.

What should I expect during a Physiotherapy session?

Your chiropractor will prescribe Physiotherapy that will challenge you without over-working you. The long-term goal for many orthopedic patients is improved joint mobilization and less pain. You can expect your Physiotherapy sessions to gradually increase in difficulty, constantly challenging you to make progress toward your goals. Some patients require Physiotherapy for just a few weeks, whereas others need it for several years. Your exact experience will vary according to your needs.

Is there anything I can do to help improve the outcome of my treatment?

It is not unusual for chiropractors to prescribe in-office Physiotherapy accompanied by at-home stretches or exercises. Depending on your specific circumstances, you may be advised to adopt a more active lifestyle or perhaps avoid certain physical activities until you make a full recovery. The most important thing you can do to facilitate a better treatment outcome is to follow your chiropractor’s instructions exactly as advised.