Physiotherapy- Myths vs Facts

Physiotherapy has become an essential part in most fields of Healthcare.
There are many myths about physiotherapy. It has got stereotyped as a form of therapy required only for muscle problems and injury management.

The following content is going to help you separate myths and facts about physiotherapy.

Myth #1: Physiotherapy is only for muscle problems.
Fact: Physiotherapy is a diverse health care practice that helps prevent injury and pain, and promotes mobility, health, and wellness. From sports injuries to post-fracture rehab to joint pains, to back pain, to cardiac rehabilitation, stroke management; Physiotherapy can help in many situations.

Myth #2: Physiotherapy helps only post-injury.
Fact: With the help of a detailed history and assessment, a Physiotherapist can identify areas that are at risk for injury. With a tailor-made exercise program, that area can be strengthened hence avoiding injury altogether. This is especially useful in preventing injuries in sports.

Myth #3: Physiotherapy sessions are of long duration always.
Fact: The prognosis depends on the body part which is injured. For example – a fracture takes 6-8 weeks to heal, hence rehab can start only after that. While simple muscle strains take much lesser time to heal.

Myth #4: Physiotherapy is a Modernized term for massage therapy.
Fact: Physiotherapy and massage are two completely separate things. Physiotherapy is a practice to cure pain and disabilities while on the other hand, massage is a practice mostly for relaxation. Besides, physiotherapy is based on comprehensive history taking, physical examination, and diagnosis.

Myth #5: Physiotherapists are diploma holders.
Fact: On the contrary, it is a proper course of 4 years followed by 6 months of internship and is also followed by post-graduation courses in various Physiotherapy fields.

We, at PhysioRehab, believe in healing people with a scientific understanding of the problem along with empathy and compassion.

With the blend of a sound knowledge of biomechanics, exercise principles, skilled hands-on treatment, and the latest equipments for exercise and electrotherapy, physiotherapists at PhysioRehab are well equipped to help patients achieve their goals.

Please feel free to dial your nearest PhysioRehab clinic for more information.

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