Physiotherapy is a form of treatment that aims to help people recover from injuries, accidents or conditions that have affected their function, mobility and health. It uses physical rehabilitation, exercises, health and fitness and as well as treatment can be used for prevention too. As well as seeing a physio Floreat or where you are, the patient is also involved in their recovery. A physiotherapist will study how a body moves, the science of movement and how to get to the root of the problem to best achieve some form of recovery.
Common things a physio might treat
As mentioned a physiotherapist is not just about treatment it can also be about preventing injuries and problems from happening in the first place. Some of the common things they see include;
- Back pain, neck pain and concerns to do with the skeleton and muscles
- Pain, stiffness, swelling, fatigue and loss of muscle strength for example what you see with palliative care
- Issues with joints like arthritis, as well as injuries or accidents that have affected ligaments, bones, muscles and joints for example returning to a new normal after an amputation
- Treatment because of lung problems
- Helping with pelvic problems such as bowel issues and bladder issues from having a child
- Helping someone who has lost mobility for whatever reason such as from having a disease like MS, or from an injury to the spine or head
What to expect from your sessions
How the sessions go depends on the physio Perth you see and what your individual needs are. No patient is the same so no treatment is the same. But basically, they will talk to you about your medical history, about the condition you are there for, they will physically assess your issue and then they will create a treatment plan and set achievable goals for you. You will have sessions with them as well as be guided on what you can do at home.
When to see a physical therapist
Usually, a doctor needs to refer you to a physio Floreat or one local to you. They might see you are having hip pain from arthritis, or you might have had a replacement and need help to recover. Then you go see them. Times when you want to see one include;
- If you are having pain during recovery that is not normal to the injury you had. Maybe the pain is not the same or maybe the area hurt feels off somehow.
- If you have a background in repetitive injuries then a physio Perth can not just treat and help speed up recovery they can help prevent them.
- If you have been in pain since the injury and it has not gone away at any time this means your body is not healing the problem and you need to see someone.
- If the pain has moved from one place to another for example you strained your ankle but now the pain seems to be travelling up your leg.
- If you are not able to do the things you used to do like chores, work, exercise and such.