Physiotherapy for Improved Quality of Life
If you have a sports-related injury, chances are, your doctor suggested physiotherapy as part of your recovery and healing process.
Sports physiotherapy can help speed recovery from injuries (and not just sports-related ones) by integrating a holistic approach that maximizes strength, encourages movement, and works to isolate the source of injury to provide comprehensive treatment.
In conjunction with medical protocols, patients who seek physiotherapy for recovery can oftentimes return to their regular routines faster and with improved mobility and function than if they simply recover with rest alone. In addition to sports-related injuries, a licensed physiotherapist can provide treatment for medical conditions such as incontinence, orthopedic and neurological disorders, and pain management, although more comprehensive services such as these are not typically in a traditional out-patient setting.
Physiotherapy Isn’t Just for Injuries
But did you know that physiotherapy treatments aren’t just for injury or illness recovery? Many active individuals require physiotherapy to maintain strength, flexibility, and mobility so they can continue to participate in activities without compromise.
Your Airdrie physiotherapist can offer regular treatments that address injury prevention, such as the use of orthotics to correct gait imbalances, or massage and acupuncture techniques to relieve pain and discomfort that develop through overuse or overexertion.
How Physiotherapy Works
Physiotherapy is treatment for disease and injury through physical methods, such as massage or pressure point, rather than prescription medicine or medical treatments such as surgery. By applying specific manual techniques to treat or manipulate joints, soft tissue, and other aspects of the body, physiotherapists can treat certain ailments and provide relief for chronic pain from injury.
Physiotherapists, like other medical practitioners, undergo years of training and licensing exams to be of service to patients. Physiotherapist works to promote healing within the patient’s body, providing treatment that is unique or in conjunction with other medical interventions that may be provided by a medical doctor.
Many people of all ages seek the advice and treatment of a physiotherapist to promote wellness and improve their mobility functions in daily life. By attending to minor aches and pains or illness symptoms before they manifest into something more significant, a physiotherapist can help clients stay on top of their physical game to maximize their lifestyles.
Airdrie Physio Opportunities
If you are curious about how physiotherapy can help your recovery or have any related questions, an Airdrie physiotherapist can help you make the most of your physical lifestyle.
We are the only clinic in the Airdrie area that offers same-day, walk-in service to patients seeking physiotherapy treatments – a huge benefit for immediate relief of pain and discomfort.
Contact us today at 1-403-768-2747 to schedule an appointment. We’re happy to discuss different ways that our therapists can help.