Physiotherapy exercises have been proven effective in speeding up the healing process of many different physical ailments and come in a wide and growing range of types and forms. Physiotherapy is the medical science that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disease conditions that usually limit the abilities of people to use their full physical potentials. Many of such people usually lose partial or full ability to move properly or perform articulations with their hands as they would normally do and they are usually treated by the use of good physiotherapy exercises.
The origins of these debilitating conditions are diverse. Some are due to disease; some are congenital as in the case of infants born with certain conditions and physical weaknesses. Others are usually due to accidents and trauma while some may result from mental illnesses.
Usually these conditions will cause the muscles and nerves controlling the movements of parts of the body to be disrupted or stopped, therefore physiotherapy exercises are at the center of the treatment as they in effect are used to teach the muscles and nerves how to respond again and move as desired.
There is usually no one specific exercise for every condition or ailment. Physiotherapists generally work with a very diverse group of patients, from the young to the old, from the maimed to the person with complete hands and feet, the mentally stable and those that are mentally unstable. They should be able not only to adapt the exercises and techniques to the patients, but to be able to create new exercises that match the needs and capabilities of their patients based on their training. The exercises are usually applied in sessions at the hospital facility or at the homes of their patients if they are offering home visits and are very important for patient recovery.
In many cases even though some of the patients are required to perform the exercises under supervision, some of the exercise routines can be learned and carried out without the therapist which can often help to quicken recovery.
Use of physiotherapy in preventive medicine
Physiotherapists do not only use exercises to treat ailments. A great deal of their practice is centered on preventive medicine. This has to do with prescribing exercises to people according to their needs and states so as to help them build better bodies, stronger bones and well balanced features in which will help them to prevent trauma, or regain faster from trauma because their bodies are already primed, flexible and therefore have become less likely to sustain injuries with the right kind of training.
Use of physiotherapy to enhance performance in athletes
Just like in preventive medicine, physiotherapists are also known to work with athletes and teams to develop exercise regimes that will maximize the potentials of the athlete in training, thereby increasing their levels of performance and also their chances of success.
Use of physiotherapy in women’s health
Physical therapists use physiotherapy exercises to treat a lot of women’s health problems. Some of these are related to childbirth whereby they have helped the pregnant woman to perform exercises that will make childbirth easier and other issues like urinary incontinence.