Physiotherapy

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PT is an abbreviation of physical therapy or physiotherapy, a branch of rehabilitative
health which involves treatment to help patients regain their physical abilities which
might be harmed due to an injury or illness and to return back to their normal self.
This therapy cures orthopedic, neurological, respiratory, cerebral palsy
cardiopulmonary problems among infants, children, adults and geriatric
populations. For instance, sports injuries, fractures, joint disorders, amputation,
shortage of breath, back and neck pain, arthritis and post-operative, post stroke
conditions. The main focus of this therapy is to improve strength, mobility, reduce
range of motion issues and increases endurance, joint mobilization to reduce
stiffness and modalities to relieve pain. It compensate for deficits in gait, to bring
back full or partial function, and to stop further fall in health.
Physiotherapy cures;
1. Cardiopulmonary disorder.
2. Orthopaedic issues
3. Neurological disorders
4. Parkinson’s disease
5. Cerebral palsy

Physiotherapists are nowadays very much sought after. These are the people who
carry out the therapy and interact with patients. Physical therapists diagnose and
treat individuals of all age whether they are new born or old fellows. They with
intricate care check out whatever limits the physical abilities of their patients which
obstructs them from performing their daily activities with ease and then design a
therapy program according to it. Physiotherapy is multi dimensional; it tends to
cure numerous disorders with a variety of techniques. These techniques mainly
involve:

1. Exercises

Therapeutic exercises are designed by physiotherapist, in consideration with the weakness
their patients face. This exercise strong the muscles, improves flexibility and
enhance mobility. Physiotherapists are supposed to teach you how to carry out your
exercises easily and they monitor the success rate of the exercises. If the exercises
assigned don’t make any difference then the therapist will immediately change it and
assign a new one. For instance, for someone in a post stroke phase these therapists
will assign exercises to strengthen the cardiovascular muscles to further increase
their immunity against any future attacks.
2. Manual therapy.

This involves the usage of hands to massage the soft tissues to increase blood
circulation and flexibility in muscles. Therapists with their expert hands might push,
pull, twist, apply pressure to the bones to have the desired effect. Loosening up of the
tight muscles, for example.
3. Ultrasound therapy.

Ultrasound is a physical therapeutic modality which uses high-pitched sound waves
to ease muscle cramps and relax and warm muscles to help relieve pain and
inflammation, relaxes tissues to quicken up the healing method.
4. Electrical therapy

The stimulation is delivered by electric current to the affected part of the body via two
electrodes. This blocks and suppresses the pain felt. It is also a way to heal bones and
wounds.
5. Aquatic therapy;

Aquatic therapy is another technique physiotherapist use that is carried out in water.
Water usually being warm in a shallow pool or a special hydrotherapy pool. It is
mostly done with children and adults who have physical disabilities to help improve
blood circulation, relieve pain and relax muscles.