Contrary to popular belief, orthopedic physiotherapy is not just for treating people injured due to wrong movements or an accident (example: fractures, sprains, muscle or ligament tears, etc.). Our role as therapists goes beyond that; we can assist you with much more common cases. Here are “5 of the most common conditions”:
“Headaches”: treatments aim to identify which group your headaches belong to. Whether they are classified as migraines or tension headaches. These recurring pains often tend to become chronic. Yet they are so simple to manage with the help of certain treatment methods such as
trigger point release, manual therapies, or self-treatment exercises, etc…
The most common form is “BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)”. It’s a mechanical problem due to an imbalance of crystals in the inner ear. If the vertigo is caused by BPPV, few sessions are necessary. Other forms can also be treated quickly and effectively if they are cervicogenic.
affecting women following pregnancy or childbirth, weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, or even surgery, can also cause the onset of this disorder. Your therapist’s role will be to set up an adequate exercise program “to reduce symptoms”.
Lower back pains related to pregnancy
Physical changes like “weight gain, exaggeration of curves, change in the center of gravity, and added stress” will lead to the onset of various symptoms in most pregnant women. Your therapist can influence these “4 conditions” and thus “reduce lower back pain”: Posture/joint alignment
- Muscle strengthening
- Nerve impingement or pinching
Postnatal recovery can also be done with your therapist, to remain with minimized after-effects including urinary incontinence.
Pre- or Post-operative
The involvement of physiotherapy before surgery can really reduce pain and post-surgical treatments. Post-operative treatments help prevent the risks of complications. Well-conducted pre-operative rehabilitation, depending on the severity of your condition, can make you avoid surgery.
It is possible that you may only be referred by your doctors after the surgery. In some cases, there is a risk that you may develop complications such as: neural damage or compensatory pain. With the implementation of an individual program, your therapist will guide you towards better recovery. Moreover, support for people who have undergone breast cancer surgery allows for better recovery of “adjacent joint mobility”.
So many simple and trivialized conditions, where physiotherapy can offer you solutions that can improve your condition. It is sometimes not necessary to have a prescription to consult, in the cases mentioned above. I therefore invite you to contact us and make an appointment for a free consultation so that we can help you.