The world of health care is a broader area, and for every specific medical condition, there is one or other therapy. Amongst all the major areas of health care and medicines, physical therapy is well-known and considered as one of the most different ways of treating patients.
Physical therapy or physiotherapy is the medical and rehabilitations treatment that helps people restoring the physical movements and functions. Today, like other medical fields, physical therapy is too undergoing major changes and enhancements. Many of the older techniques have been replaced with the new ones. But, there are many physical therapies that will change your idea about physical therapy and out of many, we are discussing 5 here.
- Get Moving
A few years ago, when you suffered an injury, then your doctor must have told you to wrap the area and have guided you to do the possible to make it still. You would have also been suggested to take a break from all your regular activities in order to keep the injury still and stiff, but today, this stereotypical way of healing injuries has been left behind. Today, the physiotherapists will suggest you constantly move your injured area and researchers have shown that ones who do a lot of activities during the injuries heal faster than the ones keeping it still.
- Hands onapproach
Earlier when you have suffered injuries or pain, the physiotherapists have used devices like electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, and ultrasound to treat you, but today, the physiotherapists are moving on more on the hands-on approach. They are now providing massage and are relying more on the manual therapy to treat pain.
- No more the use of assistive devices
When you suffered from lower back pain or neck pain a few years ago, your doctor must have suggested you wear braces, but today, the physiotherapists are advising to use such assistive devices as little as possible.
- Performing arts
This particular therapy is the magic. When people suffered from pain in any region or area like a decade ago, they would take abreak from their daily activities and rest as much as they can, but no more. Today, the physiotherapists are suggesting people, especially the ones who are suffering from injuries to take more activities and are boosting them to perform arts, mainly the ones that utilize body effort. The entire concept of taking rest has been changed, and more attention on body work is given.
- Weight loss
Now, physical therapy has reached more than expected. It is not only treating patients but also helping people suffering from obesity and increased weight. It is guiding the people ways like physical exercise to lose a great deal of weight from their body.
These 5 physical therapy trends are changing the scenario of physical therapy and medical field. So, if you are still relying on the older trends, it is the high time that you should switch to the newer trends.