It is common to suffer from aches and pains in the body. One reason is that you have suffered an injury from an accident during sports or similar outdoor activity.
Other reasons arise from your lifestyle and occupation. Either you lead sedentary lives with very less exercise and movement of the body, or you lead stressful lives, performing desk jobs coupled with long working hours spent looking down with your gaze fixated on laptop screens or books. Let us understand the sheer importance and multiple benefits of engaging in physiotherapy for your mental and physical health.
First – Physiotherapy ensures Slow, Steady and Sustainable Repair of the Body
Physiotherapy is the most effective form of treatment for reducing pain in the body and putting its movements on the right track towards healing. It has the distinct advantage of taking the ‘whole-person’ approach. In fact, a professional physiotherapist has a broad vision. The focus is not simply on the sore part of the body which is screaming for help but on the very causes that slowly led to the current agony! Thus, your entire body seeks to benefit.
For best results, you need to keep in touch with the physiotherapist, fix follow up sessions even though you have begun to feel fine and appreciate that repair of wear and tear of the body is a long process demanding patience and perseverance!
Second – Physiotherapy works towards Restoring a Balanced Emotional Mental State which is Crucial for Holistic Treatment
A person inflicted with the requirement of physiotherapy suffers mentally more than physically at the very outset. Psychological acceptance of a long term problem in the body and gathering courage to work towards repairing it requires mental strength, positive outlook and perseverance. Here lies a crucial role of the physiotherapist.
This role of the physiotherapist at building an optimistic and spirited state of mind of his/ her patient is even more important than the conduct of exercises.
Third – Exercises recommended in Physiotherapy yield multiple benefits by Exercising the Whole Body overall
Physiotherapy acts as a push towards daily conduct of crucial exercises for the body which may tend to either ignore or skip to do otherwise in view of a ‘hectic routine’ or the clichéd ‘lack of time’ excuse!
When you perform the exercises recommended by your physiotherapist which include muscle strengthening and stretching, you are nothing but moving the muscles of your body at different angles thereby maintaining the blood circulation and keeping flexibility alive.
Fourth – Continuous Physiotherapy keeps Neurological Disorders in a Controlled State
With increasing age, our body often falls victim to neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, Chronic Fatigue, Dementia, Paralysis etc. In such cases, physiotherapy is a very promising means of keeping such disorders at bay and halting any further deterioration because physiotherapy takes an integrated musculoskeletal and neuromuscular approach to the treatment of the problem. Daily conduct of physiotherapy exercises suggesting for your specific problem area of the body can go a long way in containing the problem by bringing back mobility to the body.
Fifth – Physiotherapy is an excellent healer of Cardio Pulmonary Issues in the Body
Breathing Problems, issues with the lungs and the heart can be cured via physiotherapy sessions focused on holistic treatment of the body and not just the affected organ. Physiotherapy works wonders for treating chronic health issues. Guided exercises under a professional physiotherapist can be a life changing decision that you would make!
So it’s time to wake up and put a stop to the self-treatment mode that you may be in because ignorance is not always bliss!