7 BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Physiotherapy is an integrative treatment to restore, maintain and maximise the patient’s mobility, physical strength, and well-being. It is a way of managing pain without the help of surgery or medicines through massages and exercises. Physiotherapists are trained professionals who help us in the process of restoration and well-being.
WHO NEEDS PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Physical exercise is the essence of Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is used to treat pain that has resulted because of accidents, surgeries, sports injuries, chronic diseases, old age mobility issues etc.
- Sports Injuries
Athletes tend to push their bodies beyond their limits which might cause them pains, fractures, ligament tears, sprains, etc. Physiotherapy is very essential to bring some relief from this pain and help them get back in shape.
- Post Surgery
The primary reason why physiotherapy is prescribed after surgery is to bring back the mobility of the patient. The second reason is to reduce the pain a patient undergoes after surgery.
Injuries after accidents are prevalent, and the type of injury depends on the trauma. Most of them need physiotherapy to get them back on their feet.
- Old Age
Most often, the advent of old age causes weakened joints and pains. Older adults are more prone to minor mishaps which need physical therapy to recover.
- Chronic Diseases
People suffering from chronic diseases like cancer, spine injury, arthritis, etc., respond well to physiotherapy.
BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
- Reduces chronic pain
A large number of people suffering from chronic pain end up taking addictive opioid medicines. These medicines only mask the pain sensations but do not treat them. The best alternative for long-term pain is physical therapy or physiotherapy.
- Alternative for surgery
Research shows that people who avoid surgery and begin physiotherapy instead are 50% less likely to have surgery. For example, a review of knee arthritis and meniscus injuries noted that 60 to 70% of knee surgeries were avoided by patients undergoing physiotherapy first.
- Affordable solution
Physiotherapy is a less expensive alternative to surgery and is also a preventive measure. It will not only help to restore mobility and balance but can also avoid recurrence. In short, the overall health is improved with much less investment.
- Improves mobility
Physiotherapy will improve mobility and independence with everyday tasks by improving muscle strength, joint flexibility, balance, and coordination.
- Improves Balance and Prevent Falls
Older adults and people suffering from Vertigo usually lose their balance and end up falling, which may cause injuries. In such cases, balance training is undertaken by physiotherapists to prevent falls, improve posture and standing ratio.
- Helps in managing Diabetes and Vascular conditions
Patients with diabetes may have problems with sensations in their feet and legs. A physical therapist will educate these patients on proper foot care to help avoid further complications later on. Exercise can also help control blood sugar levels.
- Aids in Recovery from Sports-related Injuries
Your ability to sense the position of your body, known as proprioception, is often damaged after an injury. Physiotherapists use the combination of different exercises to restore your mobility, regain strength, get back to your previous activities and work sooner, and help prevent any future injuries.
Some of the rehabilitation programs available at Apollo Homecare is listed below:
At Apollo Homecare, our physiotherapy team will assist you in carrying out a range of exercises that will help in strengthening and mobilizing the affected joints and muscles and will also help to improve any circulatory or respiratory problems.
Total Knee Replacement Program
This program might benefit you if your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury or it’s difficult for you to perform simple activities, such as walking, climbing stairs, or even feeling pain while sitting & lying down.
If nonsurgical treatments like medications & walking supports are no longer helpful, it’s best to consider total knee replacement surgery as it is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain, correct leg deformity, and help you resume normal activities.
Our effective rehabilitation program will help you maintain a good quality of life (QOL) and maximize your physical and psychosocial functions. Our effective rehabilitation program can also minimize secondary medical conditions, prevent or limit physical deformity, and help you live a normal life.
Regular Cerebral Palsy Therapy
At Apollo Homecare, receive a variety of therapies that play an essential role in treating cerebral palsy, like Physical therapy. Muscle training and exercises can help maintain your strength, flexibility, balance, motor development, and mobility.
Our ultimate goal of the rehabilitation process is to limit the extent of the injury, reduce or reverse the functional loss, and prevent, correct, or eliminate the disability. Our team will work closely with you to establish the rehabilitation goals and discuss the progress resulting from the various interventions, thereby making a tailor-made plan suitable for your specific needs.
PHYSIOTHERAPY AT HOME
Home Physiotherapy Service offers the convenience of professional therapy in the comfort of your home. It is not always possible for a patient to visit the clinic due to illness or day-to-day activities. At Apollo HomeCare, we strive to provide gentle care, monitoring the patient regularly through our highly qualified physiotherapists based on the patient’s medical condition.
There are several benefits related to availing of Physiotherapy At Home Services as well.
- It is cost-effective.
- You can get personalised supervision based on your condition by qualified physiotherapists who monitor and treat you from start to end.
- You can save a lot of time.
APOLLO HOMECARE FOR SENIORS
The impact of aging affects both the physical and mental well being of a person. Homecare services are a boon in such cases. Physiotherapy helps older adults build the strength and stability they need. At Apollo Homecare, our expert team works one-on-one with the physiotherapists dedicated to assisting your loved ones in achieving their well-being and health goals.
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