Physiotherapy is quite effective to speed up the healing process for patients with amputations, strains in the spine, arthritis or who underwent any sort of medical operation.
Some of the common treatments involved in physiotherapy include:
It is a type of energy-based physiotherapy technique in which electrical stimulation is delivered with the help of electrodes attached to the skin. Electrotherapy is performed in patients with paralysis and severely reduced range of motion.
Range of Motion Exercises
The body needs adequate rest during the early stages of recovery from surgery or bone injuries but long periods of immobility may actually lengthen the healing process. Therefore range of motion exercises are ordered to encourage movement and joint mobility and facilitate circulation. It is also beneficial in preventing muscle atrophy and related postural problems.
Cryotherapy and Heat Therapy
Professional athletes and people with desk jobs often complain of sore and stiff muscles. In such a case application of heat or cold to the affected areas can relieve them of muscle tightness anywhere on their body. In heat therapy hot packs or paraffin wax are applied. Cryotherapy may involve an ice massage or application of ice pack.
Soft Tissue Mobilization
It is also known as therapeutic massage and can help in relaxing the muscles and reduce the swelling in certain areas. Soft tissue mobilization is an excellent technique to treat the pain associated with athletic injuries. It also helps in ensuring adequate blood circulation lymph flow and reducing swelling around the inflamed joints.
In this physiotherapy treatment a Kinesio tape is applied to the skin to stabilize the joints and muscles while the patient undergoes treatment. Moreover the Kinesio tape doesn’t obstruct any movement during the range of motion exercises.
It involves the utilization of sound waves to treat injuries in the body. The sound waves are absorbed by ligaments tendons and fascia and can relieve a person suffering from arthritis muscle strains and tendonitis.