5740 Cambie St
Vancouver BC V5Z 3A6
Nothing. The human body has an amazing capacity for healing itself. In today’s emphasis on natural medicine, there are several schools of thought promoting self-healing on all levels, whether it be a simple bruise or cut or a deeper psychological or physical trauma. In physiotherapy we assist the body to heal itself without the use of drugs. This is necessary because after the cut has healed or pain and swelling have disappeared, you may find that your mobility, flexibility, strength and/or function is impaired. If you were to sustain a fracture, the wound would heal by itself but following healing you would have a weak, useless limb. Or worse yet, you could end up with a deformity or contracture.
Why self-healing is not enough:
As mentioned above, there is nothing wrong with self-healing. It may work very well for a cold or fever or even some other internal illnesses, but where there is muscle, tendon, ligament or nerve involvement, your best bet would be to see a physiotherapist.
Printed from http://oakridgephysio.ca/phy/what-is-physiotherapy/what-is-wrong-with-self-healing