Physiotherapy clinic treatment can benefit a range of injuries and conditions. Below are some of the most common reasons people seek physiotherapy treatment in a physio clinic.
Physiotherapist for Back Pain
Many patients see a physiotherapist for back pain—whether low, mid-back, or a chronic condition. A 2018 review of research found that physical therapy exercise should be the first approach to treat chronic lower back pain. Research also shows that it can help prevent problems too. Exercise alone decreased the risk of lower back pain by 33%. A 2017 study showed that most patients find a combination of physical therapy techniques helpful for sciatica pain.
Physiotherapist for Injuries
You should consider seeing a physiotherapist for neck pain. For most patients, a combination of manual therapy, exercise, and education is typically effective.
Physiotherapist for Knee Pain
Seeing a physiotherapist for knee pain can help you treat injuries or conditions, such as osteoarthritis (OA). One study found that all patients with moderate knee OA of varying pain levels can benefit from physiotherapy.
Physiotherapist for Vertigo
Some people see a specialized physiotherapist for vertigo—the sensation that your surroundings are spinning. Research shows that vestibular rehabilitation may improve symptoms related to inner ear/balance disorders.
In addition to those common reasons for seeking treatment, physiotherapy may also be beneficial for:
- Muscle problems, like weakness or tears
- Joint dislocation
- Tendonitis and tendon tears
- Rehabilitation after surgery
- Disc-related conditions, like degenerative disc disease
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Elbow problems (tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Plantar fasciitis