Physiotherapy Treatments

A healing method mainly focussed on restoring full mobility, physiotherapy has been inpractise since unknown time. It is known to have been a part of ancient medicine though notin the same form it is being practised today.
The main goal of physiotherapy is to restore the complete range of mobility and to recoverfrom injuries or illnesses. Physiotherapy treatment helps not just in improving the flexibility,range of motion or muscle function, it helps in reducing the pain in soft tissues such as thetendons, ligaments or muscles. They help in regaining or improving muscle strength as well.

Why Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is one of the main restorative techniques that help in restoring the body tonormal function following a trauma due to accident or diseases. With a wide array oftechniques to stimulate the muscles and tendons they are an important adjunct for postoperative treatment of orthopedic disorders.
Physiotherapy plays an important role in association with sports medicine as well. It providesideal solutions for rehabilitation for players following an injury. They help in improving thequality of life and decreases the inconveniences caused due to conditions such as arthritis,spinal stenosis or Parkinson’s disease

Different Types of Physiotherapy Techniques

The techniques involved in physiotherapy vary based on the musculoskeletal condition forwhich it is being done. The different types of physiotherapy interventions or techniques are asfollows: -

  • Cryotherapy or cold therapy – ideal for treating swelling and pain following animmediate injury.
  • Heat therapy – aims at increasing the blood flow which speeds up the healingprocess.
  • Electrical stimulation – muscle stimulation with the help of electrical signals.
  • TENS – also called Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, this technique ishelpful in relieving pain.
  • Range of Motion exercises – they help in reducing stiffness and restoring the range of motion.
  • Strengthening exercises – physiotherapy exercises help in strengthening muscles forrestoring motion.
  • Soft tissue mobilization – soft tissue mobilization involves a set of techniques aimedat relaxing muscles, relieving pain and reducing swelling.