5 signs you may need physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can help treat a wide range of health issues, including everything from back pain to recovering from a stroke and even managing Parkinson’s disease.

Physiotherapists are trained medical professionals who use physical techniques to help improve movement, reduce pain and stiffness, help speed up healing and increase the quality of a patient’s life.

Physiotherapy brings health and wellbeing benefits to millions of people around the world.

If you are curious about physiotherapy, it could be well worth making an appointment to try it for yourself.
Here are five key signs that you may need physiotherapy.

1. You have poor balance

If you are unstable on your feet or are occasionally falling over, you should strongly consider seeing a physiotherapist at your earliest convenience.

There are a range of reasons a person’s balance can be off, which a physiotherapist is often able to get to the bottom of.

Loss of balance can be caused by issues within your inner ear, which can also cause symptoms like dizziness and vertigo.

Physiotherapists use a treatment called ‘vestibular rehabilitation’ to overcome these symptoms and help restore your body’s equilibrium.

2. You regularly experience headaches

If you suffer chronic headaches, you should consult your doctor.

However, if you have done that and they can’t find anything wrong with you, physiotherapy could be the solution.

Regular headaches can be a sign of muscle tension or joint mal-alignment in your neck or back.

A skilled Physiotherapist can provide appropriate therapy which can help treat and prevent your headaches from coming back.

3. You are always tired

Sleep is a key component in one’s overall health, but it can be hard to get a restful eight hours of sleep if you are in constant pain from a back, joint or muscle problem.

If you struggle to get comfortable when sleeping due to pain or are waking up feeling sore and unrefreshed, physiotherapy could help you by addressing the cause of the pain and treating it so that you can start sleeping better.

4. You have mobility issues

Whether you have mobility issues due to arthritis, previous injuries or just due to the ageing process, physiotherapy could help get you back moving more freely and doing more of the things you love.

Good mobility requires constant work to maintain, particularly as you get older.

Physiotherapists can assess any problems with your mobility and provide you with exercises to strengthen and support the muscles and joints that you are having issues with.

5. You suffer from constant pain

Whether you have back, neck or joint pain, physiotherapy can help.

Millions of Australians suffer back pain and while medications can help mask the symptoms, physiotherapy can help get to the root of the problem and provide a more long-term solution.

Not only can physiotherapy help with your pain, but it can also help increase your mobility and reduce inflammation.

Adelaide’s trusted physiotherapy team are here to help

If you suffer any of the above symptoms – or a range of other symptoms where physiotherapy can help – contact us today at Perfect Motion Physiotherapy.

We have two convenient clinic locations in Kurralta Park and Royston Park and we can assess, diagnose and effectively treat you so that you can live everyday life the way you deserve, in perfect motion!

We will tailor a treatment plan that will work best for the individual needs of your body.

To book in for an initial consultation, call us on 08 8337 7821.

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