Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. However, as opposed to traditional medicine, physiotherapy advances the rehabilitation of those seeking relief from pain and aches through movement and exercises, manual therapy, education and advice. Physiotherapy is one of the modern naturopathic treatment.
Physiotherapists can also help patients suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to manage breathlessness, by teaching the appropriate positioning and breathing exercises. They will also give advice on how to pace activities to improve the ability to carry out daily activities, such as cleaning or dressing, that can be difficult for those suffering from COPD.
Conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s are treated by physiotherapists to help the patient’s recovery. Effective physio therapeutic treatments can help the patients become as independent and mobile as possible. Exercises, as part of the rehabilitation programme, can improve the chances of staying in employment and reduce the effect of these illnesses on everyday life.
Physio therapeutic, cardiac rehabilitation programme in case of chronic heart diseases or after a
heart attack are exceedingly effective. They include exercises to put the patients back on their feet,
and the support and education to help their emotional recovery, and the return to everyday life.