Physiotherapists use a holistic approach to treatment that takes into account the general health of the whole body and involves the patient in their own care. A wide range of treatments designed to rehabilitate and strengthen the body are included under the umbrella of physiotherapy, but they can be divided into three basic types of treatment: 1.Movement and Exercise Therapies These therapeutic exercises are designed to strengthen the affected areas of the body leading to improved mobility. Repeated regularly (often daily) for a specific number of weeks, these exercises are commonly used during recovery from sports injuries and may be recommended alongside gentle exercises, such as walking and swimming. These therapies are particularly beneficial for those suffering from mobility conditions brought on by injury or stroke. Circuit class therapy is one example of an effective treatment option that can help to improve their ability to walk faster over longer distances…

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A common injury for those active in specific sports and activities, tennis elbow is a condition that results from the overuse of the muscles in the forearm, arm, and hand which results in elbow pain. While playing tennis is a common cause of the injury, it is not the only way that it can occur. Any activity which involves extensive use of these muscle groups can cause tennis elbow, specifically affecting the area in which the forearm tendons and muscles…

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Acupuncture has long been a part of traditional Chinese medicine and, in more recent years, has been incorporated into mainstream physiotherapy practices. This procedure involves the insertion of thin needles to stimulate specific points on the body in order to relieve pain and reduce tension. These needles are typically made of stainless steel to prevent rust and provide excellent flexibility. They are available in a variety of lengths for the different parts of the body, and are usually disposed of…

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Massage has been used for many years in order to treat a wide range of ailments including circulation problems and the effects of stress. Great for physical relaxation and relieving tight muscles, it can also be used to release nerve compression conditions such as carpel tunnel and sciatica. It helps people of all ages achieve greater flexibility and range of motion, as well as enhanced energy and vitality. It may also help in the healing of scar tissue and ligament,…

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