You’ve had an accident or have been diagnosed with a condition that requires physiotherapy. What is it, and how will it help you? Physiotherapy is a treatment that uses physical exercise to improve movement, strength and balance. You can use it with other therapies, such as medicine or surgery. As such, physiotherapy treatment aims to help you return to normal activities as quickly as possible while reducing your pain and improving mobility.
Manipulation is a standard treatment for many conditions, including neck and back pain. It can help relieve the pain associated with these issues by loosening stiff muscles in these areas. This technique treats imbalances in muscles and joints that cause problems like arthritis or muscle spasms.
And to administer this treatment, your PT will place his/her hands on specific parts of your body (usually the upper back and neck) to stretch out tight muscles under pressure from his/her fingers. The goal here is to improve motion within those joints while reducing pressure on them simultaneously, which may help reduce pain experienced by some patients suffering from certain types of injuries, such as whiplash or degenerative disc disease (DDD).
EMG biofeedback is a technique used to help patients with chronic pain gain control of their pain. The patient is hooked up to an electrical device that measures muscle tension and is then guided through various exercises designed to reduce muscle tension. These exercises include relaxation techniques, breathing exercises and muscle training. EMG biofeedback can be used for any chronic pain, such as back or neck pain, headaches or arthritis-related issues.
The benefits of using this technique are many; it helps the patient learn how to relax the muscles causing their pain. It teaches them how to change their body position so that they don’t aggravate the painful area, and it gives them tools they can use when they’re in a flare-up situation (like being able to massage sore spots gently). Finally, it trains patients’ minds so that they will be less likely to be bothered by physiological issues over time.
Cold ultrasound is a form of physical therapy that applies cold packs to the skin. Cold ultrasound can help with pain, inflammation, and muscle injuries. For example, if you’ve injured your ankle or knee, using cold ultrasound might reduce swelling in those areas and speed up your recovery time. The process involves placing a cooling device on the skin near where you were injured. You’ll feel tingling when it’s first applied, but it will feel cool and comfortable until the treatment ends.
TENS is an acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. This therapy is used to relieve pain and muscle spasms, and it’s often used during physiotherapy treatment.
The TENS device sends electrical impulses through the skin to your nerves, which blocks the transmission of pain signals to the brain. TENS machines are safe and effective when used properly, but they can still cause some side effects if you misuse them.
As you can see, physiotherapy is a broad field with many different types of treatment. There are also many options for getting the help you need from a specialist. Meanwhile, you must find the best treatment for your specific needs and preferences to feel comfortable working with them on an ongoing basis.