Physiotherapy is a treatment used to help improve the quality of life of people who have been injured or have been suffering from some chronic physical impairment that limits their ability to live independently. The physiotherapist will work with the patient to restore the normal function of the muscles that have been affected by the injury or illness. This treatment can be provided through direct physical therapy and also through the use of therapeutic exercise programs. Often physiotherapy will be part of a medical care program designed to improve the quality of life for someone who has been injured. This type of rehabilitation is often very successful in helping to overcome the limitations of a person’s injury or illness and regain a sense of control over their life.
Many people involved in sport and other physical activities find that they require physio-Adelaide and perhaps more than once before they fully recover from an injury or illness. These injuries or illnesses include sprains, ligament tears, stress fractures, tendonitis and back pain. Often this type of rehabilitation will focus on exercise and some form of therapeutic manipulation, and the use of devices such as special shoes, braces or splints. There are also specialisations in rehabilitation based in Adelaide, such as the Centre for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Research. The Centre was established as an international collaborative effort between fifteen universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia in 2021.
One of the Centre’s main goals is to help you get back into a normal lifestyle as quickly as possible. They offer a wide range of services to patients with a sports injury or illness, including occupational therapy, rehabilitation, physiotherapy and chiropractic. There are many benefits from physio-Adelaide and occupational therapy if you have a sports injury or illness. These include improving your movement, strength and flexibility, as well as minimising any pain and discomfort.
If you have a sports injury or illness and would like to get back into a sporting shape, you will need the services of a good physio. As well as physiotherapy services, the physiotherapists and athletic trainers that the Centre has to offer also offer other services such as off-field sports nutrition, health partners and even strength and conditioning programs. Off-field programs can include strength training, conditioning and flexibility. Health partners can help with medication management and off-field nutritional and diet counselling. These services are offered free of charge.
When you visit the Centre for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Research at the University of Adelaide, you will be able to talk to one of their qualified physio-Adelaide. This is known as a dry needling treatment where the physiotherapist uses slow, light strokes using a machine designed for treating sports injuries. This machine works by applying controlled pressure and is gentle on your muscles and joints. As well as using these light and precise movements, the physiotherapist will also teach you how to do specific exercises, stretches and other exercises that you can do on your own at home in between physiotherapy sessions at the Centre. Dry needling treatments will typically last from one to two hours and usually be followed by light physical activity to stimulate the healing process further.