There is plenty of health advice on the internet – but is it always the best advice? Doctor Google has well-known limitations. So, when it comes to health it’s always best to seek the advice of a registered health professional.
Physios specialise in health, and physio clinics usually have a team of physiotherapists that are devoted to helping patients recover from injury and rebuild strength.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of seeing a physio.
What Is Physio?
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession involved with human movement, function, and physiology. Physiotherapists are first contact practitioners, so anyone can see a physio – even without a doctor’s referral. Physiotherapy is a registered profession in Australia, meaning all physiotherapists must register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This helps protect patients and their wellbeing.
What Do Physios Do?
Physios are trained to assess, diagnose, treat patients to reduce symptoms and restore movement. Physios work across a wide variety of healthcare settings, often within a team of physiotherapists. Physios use techniques and strategies like exercise, soft tissue and joint mobilisation, education, and mobility aids to help patients get the most out of life.
Different types of physiotherapy can include:
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Health
- Pilates or Yoga
- Hospital Physiotherapy
- Aquatic Physiotherapy
- and much more!
Reasons To See A Physio
There are many benefits of seeing a physio. These include:
Physios are experts in the human body. They can accurately assess the body to identify specific deficits or imbalances. Sometimes, diagnosis is a simple process. In other cases, a physio may need to refer a patient to another health professional for further investigation. For example, a physio will refer a patient to a doctor if there is a suspected fracture.
Treatment depends on the diagnosis, but is always tailored to the individual. Physios use a toolbox of strategies to address each problem. This usually includes plenty of hands on treatment and a home exercise program that can be continually progressed. Physios may also incorporate Pilates reformer work or other exercise classes to complement the recovery. Additionally, the treatment plan will be continuously evaluated to ensure it is working!
Physios are intricately involved in the rehabilitation of both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) conditions. Throughout the rehabilitation process, they can help alleviate pain and other symptoms, increase flexibility and strength, and improve overall recovery outcomes.
Physios don’t only treat injuries, but can recondition the body to help prevent injuries. This is especially true if there is a history of the injury, or if there are underlying problems that have not yet manifested. They can also help manage the impact of ageing and disability. Physios can create or adjust an exercise routine to maximise the effect on strength, flexibility, and quality of life.
Don’t delay physio. Contact the team of physiotherapists at Evoker to start rebuilding and get the most out of life!
Always consult a health professional before starting any type of exercise program.