What is Physiotherapy ?

Our body not only reacts with biochemical factors like virus, bacteria and drugs, but also with physical factors like external pressure, exercise, heat and electric current. Just as the word “Physiotherapy”, or “Physical Therapy” describes, Physiotherapy bases on western medicine knowledge and theory, makes use of physiological reaction of our body to physical factors to cure by physical means, these ‘Means’ include MANUAL THERAPY, ELECTROTHERAPY and EXERCISE THERAPY. Therefore physiotherapist participates actively in different medical specialties in various extent and levels, though you may be most impressed with his role in orthopaedics and sport medicines.
What is Manipulative Physiotherapy ?

Manipulative Physiotherapy ( or Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy ) is one of the specialties of Physiotherapy. Manipulative Physiotherapist has further studies in recognized institute, on diagnosis and treatment of more complicated musculoskeletal disorders. Through manual therapy, Manipulative Physiotherapist is capable to cure chronic and complicated musculoskeletal disorders.

How Manipulative Physiotherapist work to cure?

1. Assessment
Manipulative Physiotherapist interviews the patient and examines the patient’s muscles, joints and nerves thoroughly, in order to find out the source and cause of disorder and pain.

2. Manual Therapy
Though manual therapy, Manipulative Physiotherapist mobilizes the affected musculoskeletal tissues, then pain will reduce and function will restore gradually.

3. Supplementary Treatment
During the treatment course Manipulative Physiotherapist also use electrical stimulation, ultrasound, thermal modalities and acupuncture to help reduce tissue inflammation and muscle spasm.

4. Counseling
Manipulative Physiotherapist will instruct the patient proper posture, home exercise and self cure tips, to let the patient participate the rehabilitation proactively.

Who needs Physiotherapy? You need physiotherapy if you are suffering from:

Pain and stiffness of muscle and joint
Injuries to your muscles, ligaments, joints and other soft tissues
Sports Injuries
Repetitive Strains and Sprains
Postural Problems
Muscle Weakness