Physical Therapies and Rehabilitation

Physical therapy commonly known as physiotherapy aims to encourage tissue healing by controlling and reducing pain and inflammation and help restore normal range of motion by integrating the muscular, joint and nervous systems. A physiotherapist does treatment by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery. Physiotherapy helps to resolve musculoskeletal problems such as muscle and joint pain, sports injuries, back or neck pain, sprains and strains. Physiotherapists have been trained in the use of exercise therapy to strengthen muscles and improve function. Additional training in the field of acupuncture and dry needling technique to assist pain relief and muscle function have been acquired by many physiotherapists.