Physiotherapy, or physical therapy, uses physical methods to evaluate, diagnose and treat a range of diseases and disorders.
Treatment methods often include therapeutic ultrasound, interferential current therapy and other treatment modalities. Therapeutic ultrasound delivers sound waves to the soft tissues of the body and has been shown to enhance cell repair. Interferential current therapy involves the delivery of electrical currents to affected areas of the body to increase blood flow, stimulate nerve cells and relax muscle spasms.
What are the Benefits of Physiotherapy?
Since physiotherapy involves direct manipulation of the body, information about disorders can be gathered quickly and pain relief is immediate. Persons undergoing physiotherapy often need less pain medicine than others because physiotherapy seeks to get to the heart of what’s causing you pain.
Aquatherapy, or physiotherapy in water, is also available. Aquatherapy can be an ideal choice for patients needing the reduced joint stress water’s buoyancy provides.