If you have been injured and you have now reached your rehabilitation period then you will no doubt be in contact with a physiotherapist. Whether your injury is from an accident or a sporting injury; after your initial treatment the only way you can reach full recovery is through physiotherapy.

So do you understand physiotherapy? It is a subset of medicine that falls into the bracket of normal treatment. After an operation, or following some sort of sporting injury or accident a patient consults a physiotherapist who will look after you and make sure your return back to normal lifestyle. It can be as simple as aiding someone who is finding it difficult to deal with the pain that they are facing after an injury, but it can be as complex as teaching someone to walk all over again.

Before any physiotherapy can commence there needs to be a complete detailed analysis of the patient and the injury that they have been faced with. After the thorough assessment of their condition, including what the initial problem is and what the correct course of action is to rehabilitate the patient back to a normal standard of physical fitness.

Part of a physiotherapist’s job is to provide the patients with the correct tools to allow them to continue their treatment in their own time. In cases where a patient find are they unable to walk, a physiotherapist may recommend how they can assist themselves outside of the sessions. They may also take a more hands on approach to the therapy using massages and stretches.

In more severe cases of injuries like mending a broken bone where the patient has been wearing a cast on the injured area for a period of weeks will require physiotherapy to fully recover.

Muscles that are unable to move for a number of weeks become weak and lose flexibility and they may become less coordinated because normal activity has been removed. Physiotherapy puts in place a schedule that helps to restore the balance between muscle and bone through specialised training, massaging and stretching.

Physiotherapists treat a wide range of people with an array of different issues which are causing them discomfort. When it comes to physiotherapy, every patient is unique and each patient comes with an individual case which is causing them discomfort. It takes a skilled professional to notify and qualify the issues wrong with a patient and then bring them back to their normal state.