Most people think of physiotherapy as something you do after you get injured to help with the recovery process. But there are several ways physiotherapy can improve your daily life, even if you aren’t recovering from an injury.
- Better balance—If you’re an older adult, falling and hurting yourself can have a significant impact on your mobility and your health. Regular physiotherapy sessions can improve your balance, gait, and overall stability to prevent balance deficits and make falling less likely.
- Reduced pain—Does it feel like even the slightest movements during the day cause pain and discomfort? Working with a physiotherapist can help you manage chronic pain and improve your ability to perform daily tasks with greater ease and comfort.
- Restored mobility and function—If you feel like functional limitations due to age, health, or injury have been holding you back from what you want to do, physiotherapy could help. By working with a physiotherapist, you can work on exercises that improve muscle strength, joint mobility, and coordination.
- Rehabilitation after injury—If an old injury still bothers you, or even a newer one does, physiotherapy can help you with the recovery process, enhancing your recovery speed and helping you get back to your normal daily routine faster.
- Improved wellbeing—Through exercises, therapeutic techniques, and patient education, physiotherapy can address factors like fatigue, stress, and anxiety, which can help with your overall wellbeing. Your physiotherapist can also address topics that can help you live a healthier lifestyle.