Physiotherapy is a profession in health care that involves assessment and treatment of various injuries and afflictions of the muscular and skeletal system. Since it is not a main stream in medicine, many people are ignorant of what this science entails. There is a need to dispel some of the common misconceptions that people have about physical therapy.
Physiotherapy treatment involves exercises
While that is not completely untrue, physical exercises form only a small part of the range of treatment and therapies that a physiotherapist specializes in. Exercises are suggested for treatment and recovery in only specific cases where patients need to enhance their freedom of movement or work out their muscles more. Home exercise programs are designed to improve the patient’s physical condition and maintain continuity in physical movement between professional sessions.