Physiotherapy isn’t only about sports injuries and rehabilitation. You will often see it used as a way to treat acute or chronic health conditions, but it can also be used to help prevent pain and injury from occurring in the first place. In fact, physiotherapy can be useful for improving your overall health and wellbeing.
Looking after your body and investing in your health are the ultimate forms of self-care. When you pay attention to your body’s cue and respond to them, you help reduce the risk of developing serious or ongoing conditions. And you’re able to get on with the things you love doing in life.
If you’re not feeling 100%, head to the physio today to see how they can help you get your health back on track.
The Benefits of physiotherapy
Physiotherapists work with you to assess and treat your specific condition using physical methods such as manual exercise, massage, heat treatment and dry needling. They can also work with other health professionals such as doctors, dentists, and sports coaches to ensure a more well-rounded approach to recovery.
Treatment from a physio can help you by reducing pain, increasing mobility, improving strength, reducing the risk of future injury, and reducing the need to rely on surgery and medication.
Improve your overall body mechanics
Physiotherapists understand the body’s biomechanics. They can assess your muscle length, strength, and movement patterns. Your physio can then help make adjustments where necessary. They can prescribe home exercises to build strength or improve movement in specific areas of the body.
By optimising your overall body mechanics, aches and pains can be reduced, which can prevent future injuries and potentially give you a better quality of life.
Decrease and prevent headaches
Ongoing issues with headaches and migraines can be debilitating. While you might rely on medication to help, your physio might also offer you some relief. Ensuring correct posture is important in minimising the frequency and severity of headaches – especially if you sit hunched over a desk all day. Issues such as sustained forward head positions can cause or aggravate headaches.
A physio can assess and help correct your posture. They can also prescribe some home exercises, heat or ice, or dry needling to help bring you some relief from pain.
Treatments delivered by a physio such as soft tissue mobilisation, ultrasound, dry needling and targeted exercises can all help to relieve pain. Whether you’re experiencing acute or chronic pain, physiotherapy can be used with other treatments to help restore joint and muscle function and preventing the pain from returning.
Increase your mobility
Having a full range of mobility adds to your quality of life. Physiotherapy can help ensure your muscles are strong and can also assist to improve your flexibility. Relief from pain can return your muscles and joints to full working order, allowing you to take part in a range of activities and return to leading a healthy lifestyle.
Help you age better
As you get older, it increases the chances of developing conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis. Muscles and joints can become stiff and your range of movement can be decreased.
A physiotherapist can assist you to manage age-related issues and keep your muscles and joints in good working order. Maintaining good mobility as you age can help you continue living an active and reduce your risk of falls.
Listening to your body and paying attention when there’s a problem can reduce your risk of getting injured. A physiotherapist can treat your minor aches and niggles before they become a bigger issue, which is more difficult to treat. They can offer advice on posture, gait, mobility and strength so you have a reduced risk of injuring yourself while playing sport or engaging in physical activity.
How The Brisbane Spine Clinic can help
Here at The Brisbane Spine Clinic, we aim to offer every patient the highest level of care through evidence-based, personalised and compassionate treatment.
We can help you improve and maintain good overall health. If there’s an issue we aim to get to the root cause of your pain and create a tailored treatment plan for you. Some
treatments include manual therapy, exercise, massage, joint mobilisation and hydrotherapy. If needed, we can also liaise with other health professionals in your treatment team to coordinate your care.
If you want to know more about improving your overall health and wellbeing, make an appointment with us today.
All information is general in nature. Patients should consider their own personal circumstances and seek a second opinion.