Physiotherapy or physical therapy the specialty of medicine responsible for offering a non-pharmacological therapeutic solution for different types of injuries whether acute or chronic, through therapeutic exercise, heat, cold, light or water.
What diseases does physiotherapy treat?
Among the most common conditions treated by physiotherapy are: fractures, arthritis, preoperative and postoperative of various surgeries, degenerative diseases of the nervous system, among many others.
What subspecialties exist in physiotherapy?
There are a large number of branches, many of which are used as support for other medical treatment, among which are: primary care physiotherapy, trauma physiotherapy, oncological physiotherapy, orthopedic physiotherapy, physiotherapy in critical care, neurological physiotherapy, geriatric physiotherapy, pediatric physiotherapy, manual physiotherapy.
At what time is it necessary to see a physiotherapist?
It is recommended to go after a sports injury or in the presence of muscle pain, in some cases it is not necessary to wait until the discomfort occurs. People who practice sports are encouraged to attend regularly.