PHYSIOTHERAPY IN CAPE TOWN
Physical problems can be caused by a variety or combination of things such as injury, disease, illness and ageing, and these can then hinder your day-to-day life. This is when physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s physical functions and quality-of-life through exercise, hands-on techniques and patient education rather than through medication or surgery.
Aimed at rehabilitating and preventing movement disorders, each patient is skillfully assessed by a physical therapist and given a tailored treatment plan to suit their specific requirements. Physiotherapy can be used to restore optimum function by reducing pain and stiffness, and also to maintain a patient’s mobility, muscle strength, and exercise endurance.
Physiotherapy treatment includes hands-on therapy, specialised electrotherapy equipment, individualised exercise programmes, strapping and dry needling. Physiotherapy treatment can manage a wide variety of injuries from the fields of orthopaedics, neurology, respiratory, cardiovascular, obstetrics, sports medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, intensive care units and general rehabilitation.
The Benefits of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists Reduce Pain
WP Physiotherapists are trained in treating pain and locating its source. Our physios will look for areas of weakness or stiffness that may be adding stress to the places that are causing pain. Once this is identified, those areas will be treated with certain exercises to ease pain and enable you to move better.
Physiotherapy Improves mobility
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by an injury or disability. WP Physiotherapists will recommend exercises which are used to relieve pain and stiffness and to encourage better movement of the body.
Physiotherapy Reduces Sports Injuries
WP Physiotherapists are specially trained to deliver the very best treatment options to help you recover as quickly as possible from your sports injury. WP Physio is experienced in the treatment of sports injuries including muscle strain, ligament sprains and tendon problems such as tennis elbow or Achilles tendinopathy
Physiotherapy Prevents Stiffness
Joint Stiffness is a gradual loss in the flexibility of a joint or a reduction in the range of motions. Joint stiffness occurs mainly due to arthritis or following an injury which is coupled with muscle spasms. WP Physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment to determine the causes of joint stiffness to help solve this problem.