Physiotherapy is a hands-on form of physical therapy. It involves using exercise to retrain the body's musculoskeletal system to function more efficiently on all levels. The more efficient the musculoskeletal system is, the healthier the body will be. If you have experienced an injury that involves some type of mobility loss, our team at Ironwood Chiropractic can use physiotherapy to bring your body back to its’ center by retraining the injured areas.
What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is the foundation for physical therapy. Physical therapy involves using a variety of tools and equipment to enhance the level of care a patient receives. Physical therapy, on the other hand, involves the use of manual exercises to strengthen and retrain areas of the body that have been injured or affected in some way by a catastrophic or chronic health condition.
Improving Your Sleep
Chronic pain can keep you up at night. Even mild pain can disrupt your sleep patterns and end up leaving you fatigued throughout the day. Physiotherapy can strengthen your weakened areas and dramatically reduce pain and inflammation. The stronger you are, the more mobile and flexible you will be. Physiotherapy helps you to remain active, allowing you to get a better night's sleep.
Improving Heart and Lung Function
Physiotherapy helps the body to function more efficiently. It reduces inflammation and encourages increased blood flow to injured areas. Less inflammation means improved circulation. As circulation improves, heart and lung function will follow suit. As the heart and lungs begin to function more effectively, any injuries will heal faster and your overall health will improve.
Beneficial for Orthopaedic Conditions
Orthopaedic conditions like back pain and sports injuries can be treated effectively when you combine chiropractic care and physiotherapy. Maintaining balance in the body promotes healing. Physiotherapy works by strengthening the body so that overall function is more efficient. It also helps the body to heal quickly and become more resilient.
A Gentle Approach
When you visit our chiropractors, you can expect a more complete healing process. Physiotherapy allows the body to become stronger so that healing is more complete. There is less stress on the body during the healing process and fewer side effects from harsh medications.
Visit Ironwood Chiropractic in Richmond
If you live in or around Richmond and would like to learn more about how chiropractic care and physiotherapy can work together to promote healing, contact our team at Ironwood Chiropractic. We have treatment options that will help you get back on your feet. Call our team today at 604-271-3234 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.