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What Does A Physiotherapist Do?

Here at The Comfoot Zone, one of our most popular treatments is Physiotherapy.

Many people may link Physiotherapy to recovering after an accident, and that is certainly one reason a person may need a session. But that's not all it can help with!

Physiotherapy helps in a number of scenarios including:

Pain management

Physiotherapists can help with pain in most parts of the body - most commonly pain in the back, neck, shoulders, and more. After assessing you, they will devise a treatment plan

using various methods, including massage, stretching, manipulation, using TENS or ultrasound, acupuncture, and/or acupressure.

Managing long-term conditions

A Physio can also assist you with managing long-term conditions. Through personalised exercise programs, manual therapies, and advice/education, a physiotherapist will help individuals with chronic conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic pain to improve their strength, flexibility, and mobility.

Movement problems caused by a stroke, MS, or Parkinson’s

Your physiotherapist can also help with movement problems caused by conditions such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), or Parkinson's disease. Physiotherapists assist their patients to regain and improve their motor control, mobility, and coordination. Physiotherapy aims to optimise movement, enhance independence, and improve the overall quality of life for those living with these conditions.

Rehab after a heart attack

Did you know that physiotherapists also play a vital role in heart attack rehabilitation? By guiding patients through tailored exercise programs and cardiovascular training, they assist them to regain strength and endurance.

They monitor vital signs, educate on heart-healthy lifestyle changes, and support patients in returning to daily activities, promoting a faster recovery and reducing the risk of future cardiac events.

Breathing/Lung conditions such as COPD and Cystic Fibrosis

Physiotherapy provides valuable assistance for people who suffer with breathing and lung conditions like COPD and Cystic Fibrosis.

Through specialised respiratory exercises, airway clearance techniques, and breathing retraining, they help improve lung function, reduce shortness of breath, and enhance overall respiratory health, leading to improved quality of life for patients.

Preparing for childbirth

Physiotherapists play a supportive role in preparing individuals for childbirth. They provide exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, enhance flexibility, and promote optimal body alignment. They also educate the patient on labour positions, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods, which helps expectant mothers to cope with labour, leading to a more positive birthing experience and quicker recovery.

Training for a sport

Physiotherapy is essential for athletes training for a sport. Physiotherapists design specific exercise programs to improve strength, flexibility, and agility, reducing the risk of injuries.

They also address existing injuries, provide injury prevention strategies, and offer sports-specific techniques, helping athletes perform at their best and achieve their goals.

Contact us for more info or to book in for a session!


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