November 13, 2017

Could You Benefit From Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy focuses on alleviating pain and restoring functional movement to help you get back to your normal activities. Find out more here.

Do you find health problems or an injury make it difficult to move or go about your everyday life? Physiotherapy focuses on alleviating pain and restoring functional movement to help you get back to your normal activities. A physiotherapist may be the answer to an improved quality of life and a healthier, happier you.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is primarily concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of injuries involving the neuromusculoskeletal system.

NEURO – Nerves

MUSCULO – Tendons and muscles

SKELETAL – Joints, bones, cartilage, and ligaments

Damage to one or more of these areas can result in pain, swelling, numbness, stiffness, bruising or weakness. The Physiotherapist’s role is to assess their patient, determine which structure has been damaged and when applicable, how it was damaged. In understanding the root cause of the injury, they can focus on treating your injury and preventing the injury from recurring.

Physiotherapists are trained extensively in manual therapy, which means they are “hands-on” with their patients. This may include massage and joint mobilization and manipulation, as well as muscle stretching.

British Physiotherapists help:

  • Promote optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness.
  • Prevent injury, disability, and disease.
  • Manage chronic and acute conditions, activity limitations, and lifestyle participation restrictions.
  • Improve and maintain functional independence and physical performance.
  • Rehabilitate injuries and the effects of disease through therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions.
  • Educate and plan maintenance and support programs to prevent re-injury, re-occurrence, or functional decline.
  • Who can physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapy can help any individual who is beginning to see the effects of life’s wear and tear on their bodies. It can also prevent or treat physical ailments that result from years of poor posture or sitting the wrong way for extended periods of time. Physiotherapy is also beneficial for a number of health problems, to include neck and back pain, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and more.

At Nightingale, we specialize in the following types of physiotherapy:

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy – ideal for individuals suffering from sports and lifestyle injuries, orthopaedic problems, lower back pain and headaches.

Cardio-Respiratory physiotherapy – ideal for patients suffering from sputum clearance, COPD, and for those individuals seeking post-heart attack rehabilitation.

Neurological physiotherapy – ideal for individuals who have been diagnosed with a stroke, Cerebral Palsy or Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Geriatric physiotherapy – strength and conditioning based physiotherapy therapy designed to treat age-related physical problems associated with operations and falls.

Bariatric physiotherapy – ideal for individuals focused on weight loss while maintaining health and safety.

What does physiotherapy involve?

When it comes to physiotherapy, every patient is treated on an individual basis. Your treatment plan will be customised to treat your specific ailments to place you back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

Physiotherapy includes a combination of cardiovascular exercises and strength training to build strength, restore flexibility and improve coordination and balance. Typically, during your first session, you’ll discuss your physical problems and what may have caused these problems. This initial assessment may include a physical examination to assess your flexibility, range of movement, and strength. Together, you’ll devise a plan of care tailored to your needs.

Physiotherapy is very hands on, and your treatment plan may include massage, cold or heat treatments, acupuncture, ultrasound, TENS (transcutaneous electrical stimulation), manipulation, and mobilization. Many of these treatment plans are designed to reduce the inflammation that causes many painful conditions.

If you are tired of feeling pain, we can help. At Nightingale Home Nursing, we take a holistic viewpoint to physiotherapy taking into account your daily activities and whole life. Our licensed and certified British physiotherapist treats you directly in the comforts of your home, providing a custom-tailored approach to get you back on the road to recovery and pain-free life.

Contact us today to learn more about our Physiotherapy Clinic in Dubai and how we can help you get back on the path to a happier and healthier you


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Jocelyn McDonald

My husband has been having some intense pain in his back, and I suggested he look into physiotherapy. You had some great points about the benefits of this treatment, and I liked how you said it can help improve and maintain functional independence and physical performance, and is great for anyone that suffers from poor posture. My husband has trouble standing up straight, so we’ll keep this in mind when deciding if physiotherapy is the way to go.

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