Physiotherapy is a part of not only recovery from current physical injuries, but can be used to prevent further injuries through strengthening of muscle groups. Physiotherapists can also be used for a range of different conditions, from chronic pain to vertigo, to even Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) and preparation of childbirth. The list of treatable conditions is almost endless! Check out these physiotherapy facts:
Physiotherapy dates back to 460 BC! Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine is believed to have been the first practitioner of physiotherapy, having used massage, manual therapy and even hydrotherapy, all which is still used today.
You will leave your session with homework. Your practitioner will prescribe you with some easy, at home exercises to accelerate your recovery process. These exercises can also be great to do regularly to increase your range of motion, such as for office workers, neck and shoulder exercises are great for you!
Vertigo can be treated by a physiotherapist. The human vestibular system is responsible for all of our movements and can often be the cause of vertigo however this can be caused by many different reasons. The most common causes of vertigo are BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), vestibular neuritis (inflammation of the inner ear), migraines and low blood pressure. Depending on the cause of the vertigo, a physiotherapist can treat your symptoms and help restore your vestibular system!
Physiotherapy can teach you about ergonomics! Did you know that items you use daily can be modified to make you more comfortable? A physiotherapist can help you to understand the importance of adjusting and adapting your workstation for an ergonomic posture. Here at Core Physiotherapy and Pilates Studio Adelaide CBD we offer workplace ergonomic assessments to provide you with the most comfortable work environment!
If Physiotherapy sounds like it could benefit you or someone you know, press the button below to book an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you!
This blog was written by Charlotte Upton (Office Manager), from our Adelaide CBD Practice.