4 Problems that Physiotherapists Can Treat

Do you have an injury or have chronic pain that impacts the way you live?

Whether this problem was caused by an injury, disease, or disability; physiotherapy treatment might be exactly what you need. 

Physiotherapists are highly trained professionals who have the skills to improve your physical function, and overall quality of life. They can also help you manage existing conditions to lessen their impact on your daily routine. Physiotherapists aim to help to get you moving freely again and to help keep you doing the things you enjoy.

Are you still reluctant if physiotherapy is the appropriate treatment for your problem? To assist you better understand if physiotherapy is right for you, we’ve assembled a list of the five most frequent problems physiotherapists see every day. Do any of these apply to you?

Back and Neck Pain  

This is a big one, especially given the change in our work dynamics due to COVID-19. 

Many of us are now working from home. As a result, some are struggling with neck and back problems caused, in part, by poor work ergonomics and posture. In most cases, people just don’t have the same office set-up at home like they do at the office. 

Back and neck pain are always problems physiotherapists see a lot of, but they seem to be much more common these days. Physiotherapists can help you with a posture assessment, movement mechanics, and recommendations about home office ergonomics. Often small adjustments go a long way to prevent future issues and help fix present ones.

Joint pain

The majority of joint pain is usually related to sprains and strains involving tissue damage such as an ankle or knee sprain. Localized pain can also be caused by inflammatory conditions affecting a joint such as in osteoarthritis, an age and activity-related problem causing damage within the joint itself.

In both scenarios, a physiotherapist can help by assessing your mobility (and strength) to determine a reasonable explanation and devise a plan to help remedy the underlying problem. Rest assured that physiotherapists work closely with your family doctor to assist with anything more serious, such as surgical repair.  In the end, keeping you moving safely is a physiotherapist’s main priority.

Motor Vehicle Accidents (ICBC)

Most clients physiotherapists see for motor vehicle accidents are stiff, sore, slow, and live in pain.

The recovery process for these injuries takes time. Our physiotherapists support our clients through this process to improve movement and strength in a safe manner. In most cases, early activation is key. Not all accidents are the same. Some cause far more serious injuries. Our physiotherapists can tailor the recovery process for each individual. 

Movement and Physical Problems

As physiotherapists, we are trained to identify what your physical problem is and where disease plays a role. Personal trainers and kinesiologists are not trained in this manner and do not have the same skill set. Physiotherapists are movement experts. For exercises, physiotherapists will try and make things fun and easy to accomplish. Most importantly, they will help in your recovery.

Final Thoughts

So, there you have it. The top four problems physiotherapists see and deal with on a day-to-day basis. 

Curious if we can help with your movement problem? Call us today or request an appointment online here.