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Signs You Might Need Physiotherapy

Contrary to what most people think, physiotherapy is not just reserved for people recovering from injuries or for athletes. Physiotherapy can be used to improve an individual’s overall health. Whether you are suffering from aches and pains caused by injury or stiffness from exercise, you can benefit from physiotherapy. 
 

A good physiotherapy program can improve your health and wellbeing. Here are some signs that you may need physiotherapy.
 

Experiencing Chronic Pain
 

Pain can interfere with your work and affect your ability to perform your regular activities. If you have chronic pain or pain that has gone on for a long time, you need to consider visiting a physiotherapist. 

The professional will determine the underlying cause of the problem and will help relieve the pain. A physiotherapist can work with you to come up with a rehabilitation program that will help ease your suffering.

 

Difficulty With Balance
 

If you experience a lack of balance or coordination, you may need to visit a physiotherapist. The specialist will determine the underlying issue and find the best way to treat it. Loss of balance is usually caused by vestibular system issues or a problem in the inner ear structure. Vestibular rehabilitation can treat inner ear problems. Physiotherapy can restore your balance and coordination.
 

Recovering From Injury
 

If you experience a delay in recovering from some injury, you can benefit from physiotherapy. Pain that remains long after the injury has healed or the injury fails to heal properly can become chronic. 

A physiotherapist can assess the situation come up with targeted exercises that will help ease the pain. The rehabilitation can also help prevent a recurrence of the injury. Treating the pain will involve pain education, massage, manipulation, and exercises to support the injured body part.
 

Diminished Mobility
 

Reduced flexibility and feelings of stiffness or pain can diminish your mobility. If you experience pain any time you try to make particular movements, you need to visit a physiotherapist. You may experience difficulty any time you try to bend over or extend your arms. 

If your mobility is limited, you cannot move easily and this will affect the quality of your life. Physiotherapy exercises can target the tissues and muscles in the problem area. This helps strengthen and relax the supporting tissues and muscles, thus increasing mobility. 
 

Uncontrolled Urination
 

If you experience a sudden, intense urge to urinate any time you sneeze, cough, or laugh, you need professional help. Stress or urge incontinence can be an indication of the weakness of the pelvic floor. This is a common condition that affects most people as they get older. Physiotherapy can reduce incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. 
 

If you are not moving as easily as you used to, a visit to the physiotherapist may be what you need. Physiotherapy can also help you improve your posture. Poor posture is common among people who spend long hours hunched over a desk. Poor posture can cause headaches, neck pain, or backache. A physiotherapist can offer tips on improving your posture while at work.
 

To know if you might need physiotherapy, visit Back and Neck Pain Centers at our offices in Seattle, Bellevue, or Tukwila, Washington. You can also call (206) 233-0818, (206) 772-0088, (425) 649-9335 or (425) 243-1200 to book an appointment.

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