What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy or physical therapy – as it is sometimes know – is a kind of a therapy which is performed to rehabilitate the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems of the body. Physiotherapy is performed by a physiotherapist who is trained and has studied the anatomy of the human body. Physical therapy is used to improve the mobility in different parts of the human body or to relieve pain caused by any injury or an orthopedic condition. A physical therapist diagnoses a problem and then physically treats it via movement, massage and exercise suggestions. Often, physiotherapists do not prescribe medications and drugs but physically exercise the body to treat the problem.
What is physiotherapy used for?
Physiotherapy is a very popular method of treating various different ailments which inhibit the process of movement in a person’s body. The purpose of physiotherapy is to facilitate the movements caused by particular joints and cure underlying injuries that affect the muscular or skeletal system of the human body.
What is the procedure of physiotherapy like?
A physical therapist inspects the musculoskeletal system of a patient and diagnoses the problem through X-ray, touch, applying pressure and manipatulation the patient’s body. After the problem is diagnosed, the physiotherapist either uses his/ her bare hand to exercise the patient’s affected body part in different angles and movements. Physiotherapy is a generally painless procedure any even manipulations that hurt momentarily will not leave lasting pain.
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