Physiotherapy Supports Your Body’s Natural Healing Process

The body is a marvel. Its ability to heal itself is just one example of just how wonderful it is.

However, sometimes you may need to provide your body with additional support. This is particularly the case if you have been involved in an accident or have been seriously ill. In those situations, seeking the help of a physiotherapist could greatly speed up your recovery and rehabilitation.

An example of how physiotherapy reduces recovery time

Numerous case studies demonstrate this fact. For example, a recent study carried out in Glasgow showed that stroke patients recovered faster when given more access to physiotherapy sessions.

During the study, the recovery of two groups of patients was compared. The first group received 35minutes of treatment five times a week. Whist, the other patients underwent 62 minutes of physiotherapy each day.

The group that had access to more treatment was able to recover the ability to stand and walk faster. They were also able to stand for longer, and walk further. You can find out more about this study here.

Numerous other medical studies show that physiotherapy supports the natural healing process. The fact that this type of treatment is effective is why professional athletes and sports men and women employ physiotherapists.

The exercises used by practitioners are designed to move the limbs in the right way. This gentle movement helps to build muscle and improve circulation.

Treatment is tailored to the needs of each patient to make sure that they are as effective as possible. Importantly, these exercises are gentle enough to make sure that the body is not put under too much stress, which ensures that patients do not experience injuries.

Moving the body in this way increases the flow of blood throughout the body. This speeds up the rate at which nutrients are delivered to the organs, muscles and bones. It also increases the speed at which toxins are picked up and expelled from the body.

Physical therapy has been practiced for nearly 2,500 years, and practitioners are continually working to improve the way they treat patient. The way they practice is continually evolving and improving.

A holistic approach

Increasingly, physiotherapists are opting to continue their training even after they have qualified and have started treating patients. They are increasingly choosing to study other complimentarily treatment methods, so that they can better support to their patients.

A good example is this physiotherapist in Northwich. He offers acupuncture alongside traditional physiotherapy treatments. In addition, the clinic that he works in offers clinical reflexology, podiatry, biomechanical assessments and low-level laser therapy. By taking a holistic approach, this physiotherapist is able to help more people and get better results.

New treatments

Practitioners are continuing to innovate. They are taking treatment techniques from other disciplines and adapting them, when possible, for use in physiotherapy. A recent example of this is the introduction of low-level laser therapy, which stimulates the cells in the body to enhance the healing process. This technique is still being developed and honed, but it is already proving effective for some patients.

If you want to maintain a strong and healthy body, a visit to a physiotherapist can prove helpful. They will identify any existing weaknesses and explain which exercises you need to do to address them.

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