May 10

What is Physiotherapy?


What is physiotherapy? it is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being. Physiotherapy helps through physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health and fitness. Physiotherapists involve you in your own recovery. 

Physiotherapists are the professionals that study the science of movement. Through observations and assessment, they are able to get to the root course of a particular condition affecting you. The most fascinating thing about a physiotherapist is that he makes use of his hand for healing. He may combine other adjunct modalities to bring about treatment if an ailment.

When should I go for physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy should come to your mind anytime there is functional limitation. This means when you are unable to do the things you used to do before or expected to be able to do by the society. So, If you have an injury or chronic pain that affects how you function every day you will definitely need to see one. A doctor may refer you to physiotherapy after surgery such as a hip replacement, or an event such as a heart attack or stroke. Likewise physio will help a child of 2years that is not walking

Since the role of physiotherapy also involves prevention, a company that has many employee and wanting to improve the productivity of its employee will also need a physiotherapist. They will look into how the employee’s workplace design. Companies making benefiting from the services of ergonomic physiotherapist rarely has its employees developing muscular and skeletal injuries.

What problems do physiotherapy treat?

Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. injury, disease or disability can cause problems treated by physios. Here are some examples:

  • Neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton. Spondylosis is another name for muscle and skeletal problems.
  • Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, such as arthritis and the after-effects of amputation.
  • Lung problems such as asthma.
  • Disability as a result of heart problems.
  • Pelvic issues, such as bladder and bowel problems related to childbirth.
  • Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
  • Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength, for example during cancer treatment, or palliative care. 
  • problem from birth causing delayed development of child’s function.

What can I expect at physiotherapy?

Trust me, physiotherapists shows that they care most among health care professionals. He will take time to listen to all your presenting complains. He will not interrupt you, neither will he be in a haste to discharge you.

In fact, Your session will be unique, because it is all about you and your particular needs. In general, here’s what happens:

  • The physiotherapist learns about your medical history. Do not hide anything from him as that will help him to make informed decision.
  • The physiotherapist assesses and diagnoses your condition based on the information supplied earlier by you
  • He will formulate a treatment plan and sets goals for you. His goals are realistic and with time frame.
  • Physiotherapist will now give you a course of exercises and any assistive devices needed.
  • He will finally give you home programs that you will be doing when he is not around.

Where can i find a Physiotherapist in Lagos?

Do you reside within Lagos? Good news is that we have our coverages in Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland and Island axis We have Professional and Qualified Physios on ground waiting to Handle all your Physiotherapy issues,


In case you need more information, you can book a Free consultation with us HERE. or you can call our physiotherapist on +(234) 7033 309 554, +(234) 807 6998 467 


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