Physiotherapy In Surrey
When people survive auto accidents, sports accidents, or even domestic accidents, go through surgery and resume their normal activities after a while, not only the doctors and nurses contributed to that…a
physiotherapist also did. This is because after undergoing surgery or getting a cast, a doctor in general practice may not necessarily be able to help you restore your muscle and joints functions for movements; a physiotherapist would have to step in to help you do that.
A physiotherapist is a medical practitioner who applies the knowledge gained in the following areas- orthopedics, neurology, cardiorespiratory, post-surgical procedures, pediatrics, women’s health, and sports injuries. A physiotherapist may include manual therapy and exercise prescription in your treatment plan.
This is an area of physiotherapy treatment that requires a “hands-on approach” to diagnose and fix different musculoskeletal disorders. This form of therapy can be used to treat spinal and peripheral joints as well as “neighboring” muscles that are deficient in ample flexibility and range of movement. These deficiencies often lead to pain, dysfunctional posture, and limited operational movement. Another essential thing to note is that this therapy deals with restoring normalcy to joint arthrokinematics. Arthrokinematics means the movement of joint surfaces. The movement of bones in humans is a result of a mix of rolls, slides, and spins. Therefore, if normalcy is restored to the motion needed for the joint surfaces, it will normalize the required rolls, slides, and spins that would ensure a
reprieve from acute, sub-acute, and prolonged pain conditions.
There are articular and myofascial techniques that are subsumed under the manual therapy. The articular techniques include:
- Joint mobilization- this therapy intervention is often aimed at a synovial joint to achieve a therapeutic effect. It involves practiced passive motions that are applied at different speeds and amount to joints, muscles, and nerves to normalize optimum function, release tension, and lessen pain.
- Joint manipulation- this therapy is somewhat similar to joint mobilization but is mostly applied to the spine, and it is known as spinal manipulation. It often requires high-velocity low amplitude thrusting mechanics. Manipulation also ensures better movement range and pain relief.
- Joint traction- this helps to regulate the body system and involves placing some form of tension or pressure/ traction on a joint. It mostly consists of hanging from your knees or your arms as the case may be.
- Mulligans method- this method involves a sustained accessory mobilization applied by a therapist and an active physiological movement to end range applied by the patient. In this method, there is extra effort to make sure the procedure is as painless as possible.
On the other hand, myofascial techniques include deep transverse, friction massage, trigger point release, and soft-tissue release.
Exercise is majorly any human physical activity that helps to maintain physical fitness and wellness as a whole. There are many reasons why anyone would want to exercise including regulating the nervous system, strengthening the muscles, maintaining body weight, or losing body fat or to “chill out”.
It is essential to guide anyone who is recuperating from some physical injury on the form of exercise to undergo. This prescription makes treatment effective and makes recovery faster. Asides recuperation from physical injury, exercise prescription is also useful in the avoidance of muscle issues, immediate care, and management of the body to ensure physical fitness. People who often suffer from muscle strains/tears, tendinopathy, and spinal spasms can engage in exercise to alleviate their pain and increase their range of motion. Patients have to be guided with personal exercise guidance as it is not a “one-size-fits-all” situation. Drafting patient-specific prescriptions would also help the patients derive the maximum benefits one can gain from manual therapy.
Recuperation programs with specific aims are offered to people who need these services so that they can select the muscle group exercises they need to restore normalcy to their motion and functionality of their muscles. It would also help to reduce the tension placed on specific muscles and joints in the body. These exercises may involve but are not limited to, strengthening, neural movement, balancing, active motion, conditioning, and stretching exercises.
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BY: Therapex Admin
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