Different Forms Of Physiotherapy And How They Can Help You!

There are many situations when you may be told by your doctor that you need to see a physiotherapist, and this could be for a variety of reasons, ranging from illnesses, accidents and even age. Physiotherapy is multidimensional and is beneficial in many cases, so here are a few of the types of treatments you can expect depending on different conditions and how they work.

Respiratory Physio

Respiratory physiotherapy is related to everything involving the lungs and breathing. This specific type of physio may be needed by people with chronic respiratory disorders, post-surgery, and after illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia. It involves everything from manual treatments such as rubbing and patting the back and chest, to teaching you positions that you can sleep in for optimised breathing.

Musculoskeletal Physio

Musculoskeletal physio deals with problems relating to the muscles and joints. This form of physiotherapy is used to relieve pain in the muscles and joints of the body such as the lower back or neck but can also help treat chronic pain, injuries and illnesses that affect the muscle tissue and joints. The use of this physiotherapy is beneficial as it rehabilitates and prevents your muscles from atrophying because of a lack of use.

Sports Physio

Sports physio is different to post surgery or post hospitalisation physio in that it’s related specifically to athletes. Aside from treating and rehabilitating high-stress injuries, athletes constantly need a certain kind of treatment that allows them to grow and train their muscles which are constantly under strain. Even without an injury, athletes need physio.

Age-Related Physio

While it may be expected that older adults might benefit from physio to keep their movement up and prevent and aid in age-related pain and illnesses, it can be surprising that physiotherapy is even beneficial for children. During the early stages of life, children are undergoing growth spurts which could result in bone and joint pain. However, physiotherapy can also be beneficial for children who suffer from developmental delays and can promote performance in some tasks.

After Hospital

After a hospital visit or operation, we may think that going for physiotherapy is too risky. However, it’s necessary to have physiotherapy to prevent the atrophy of muscles and to get you back to your former physical glory as soon as possible. Physio Connect offers a variety of physiotherapy treatments in Northshore that treat a range of needs.


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