Top 8 Benefits of Including Physiotherapy as Part of Your Rehab

By Dr. Ravin Sodhi, D.C.

PUBLISHED ON January 20, 2023

Physiotherapy as part of your rehab treatment plan is beneficial for people of all ages who have injuries and certain medical conditions. A customized treatment plan is developed based on each person’s own needs and desired level of functioning.

The customized treatment plan is designed in such a manner to help improve one’s lifestyle, daily activities, and to help reduce risks of further injuries while improving one’s overall well-being and health. Wondering how physiotherapy might benefit you? Check out these top 8 benefits!

Benefit #1: Prevent Surgery

Physiotherapy can sometimes help resolve pain and heal an injury, so surgery is not required. Even in cases where surgery is still needed, physiotherapy can prepare you pre-surgery and help improve recovery time.

Benefit #2: Eliminate or Reduce Pain

Physiotherapy uses targeted exercises and techniques to help eliminate and reduce pain while restoring joint and muscle functioning. Ongoing treatment can also help the reduce risks of future pain.

Benefit #3: Sports Injury Prevention and Faster Recovery

Different sports can increase the risks of injuries. Physiotherapy helps reduce those risks, and in cases, where you have been injured, speeds up the recovery time so you can return to playing sports faster. It can also allow you to be able to play at your most optimal level.

Benefit #4: Improves Mobility

If you have mobility issues, regardless of your age, physiotherapy can help improve movement and flexibility. Exercises are designed to help strengthen muscles to make moving easier either on your own or with the aid of crutches, a cane, or other mobility or orthotic device.

Benefit #5: Faster Recovery from a Stroke

Stroke patients benefit from physiotherapy to help recover movement and functionality lost due to the stroke. Weakened parts of the body can be strengthened to make walking and moving around easier.

Benefit #6: Managing Pregnancy

Women can experience pelvis issues, back pain, soreness, swelling, and other symptoms common with pregnancy. Physiotherapy can help alleviate these conditions in a safe manner for the expectant mother and her baby. Post-partum treatment is also beneficial to recover faster after giving birth.

Benefit #7: Managing Osteoporosis and Arthritis

If you suffer from either of these conditions, physiotherapy can help alleviate and reduce joint pain and pain associated with osteoporosis. Additionally, if you undergo joint replacement surgery, physiotherapy can aid in recovery.

Benefit #8: Improve Coordination and Balance

If you suffer from conditions that affect your coordination and/or balance, physiotherapy can help. Your treatment plan can include exercises that focus on coordination and balance while being performed safely without risks of falling or losing your balance, as well as help restore vestibular functioning to eliminate vertigo and dizziness.

As you can see, there are many benefits one can gain by including physiotherapy as part of their rehab treatment. To start enjoying these benefits of physiotherapy, contact Active Physiotherapy Brampton at (905) 458-6677 to schedule a consultation appointment today!

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