The importance of physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is a paramedical specialty that aims to strengthen, maintain or restore the functional capacities of the patient through various techniques of joint mobilization, massage, and muscle strengthening. It uses movement to treat or prevent injuries and is primarily based on the manual approach, but can also use instruments or other physical means.
Depending on the needs, the history, and physical characteristics of each patient, the physiotherapist adapts their treatments and techniques in order to stimulate and mobilize the altered areas or to rehabilitate certain parts of the body.
When to consult a physiotherapist?
Bruxism is the habit of clenching or grinding the teeth. Relaxing the entire muscular system and eliminating tension are some of the benefits that physiotherapy can provide when treating bruxism.
One of the most commonly used methods is locating the points of tension and working the affected area. Our physiotherapists will manipulate the jaw area and unblock the opening joints through various techniques that are specific to your jaw pain rather than general exercises.
In the case of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, the role of the physiotherapist specialised in vertigo and vestibular rehabilitation is to evacuate small crystals in the utricular macula by carrying out a liberating manoeuvre.
For other pathologies, the physiotherapist uses equipment such as videonystagmoscopy, the rotatory chair or static and dynamic posturography platforms in order to "re-weight" the patient's sensory inputs.
After an assessment, our physiotherapist establishes treatment objectives and selects pelviperineal re-education techniques adapted to each case in order to personalise the treatment and achieve maximum benefits.
In this, the therapist will determine which muscles in your lower back, pelvis and pelvic floor are really tight and teach you exercises to stretch these muscles so their coordination can be improved.
Patients may also decide to start seeing a physiotherapist for more general reasons, for example: to counteract the effects of ageing, learn skills for staying mobile and healthy, and staying flexible. Even if you do not suffer from serious pains or conditions, physiotherapy is a great investment for your health and wellbeing.
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