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Physiotherapy has evolved in the form of various sub-specialties, which enable PT to deal with various conditions in a more effective and appropriate way. Exercises have been proven to be an extremely important modality in the management of many musculoskeletal conditions. A detailed and personalised program developed by your physiotherapist will help target the right goals and prevent injuries. Here we have mentioned a few types of physiotherapy available.
Paediatric physical therapy focuses on the unique needs of infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. Early detection is desirable when a child experiences problems that inhibit natural movement and learning. Physiotherapy is used for children suffering from diseases or injuries, including:
- head trauma
- acute injury
- muscle diseases
- birth defects
- orthopaedic disabilities
- developmental delays
- limb deficiencies
- genetic disorders
Neurological physical therapy focuses on neurological conditions and impairments, such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury and stroke. Treatment plans attempt to achieve the highest level of autonomous function for living as independently as possible for as long as possible. Physical therapists concentrate on teaching clients to adapt to visual, balance, mobility and muscle loss impairments for activities of daily living.
Orthopaedic physiotherapy focuses on restoring function to the musculoskeletal system, including joints, tendons, ligaments and bones. Many sports injuries fall into this category. Treatment methods include stretching, strength training, endurance exercises, hot and cold packs, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation and joint mobilisation.
Cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy focuses on helping individuals who suffer from cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, such as heart attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pulmonary fibrosis. The goal of this sub-specialty is to increase endurance and improve functional independence.
Geriatric physical therapy focuses on the unique movement needs of older adults. This includes treatment for conditions such as arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis, joint replacement and balance disorders. The goal of geriatric physical therapy is to help restore mobility, reduce pain, accommodate physical limitations and increase physical fitness.
Physiotherapy for women mainly addresses issues to the female reproductive system, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal care and issues with infertility.
The Physio in Perth will assist women with:
- activating pelvic floor
- controlling urinary incontinence
- reducing lymphatic swelling
- strengthening core
- relieving lower back, pelvic and hip pain during and after pregnancy
The physiotherapist also offer a range of specialist prenatal and postnatal services including pregnancy Pilates classes, physiotherapy sessions and pregnancy massage to help you through all stages along your journey to motherhood.